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The Art of Microblading

The Art of Microblading

  • 01st January 2019
  • Beauty by Carole

It is often said that eyes are the window to the soul. Well, we think eyebrows are the frame.

It isn’t news to anyone that the right eyebrows can enhance your natural beauty and make you look younger. We have lived through many a disaster brow trend – from the over-plucked tadpole brows of the 1990s to the more recent coloured-in blocks. Nowadays, with thanks to the likes of Cara Delavigne and Lily Collins, naturally fuller eyebrows are the ultimate #browgoals.

But not all of us are lucky enough to be blessed with a bushy brow, not helped by many years of over-plucking before trends changed. Plenty of us are sat in front of the mirror every morning trying to pencil in our eyebrows, only to find that they don’t match and we have to start again. Others of us have resorted to getting them tattooed on, and ended up stuck with solid caterpillars.

Fortunately, there’s a solution to all our brow woes. It looks natural, it lasts, and ensures eyebrows that suit your face shape and enhance your natural beauty. Enter the art of Microblading.

What is Microblading?

Microblading uses a small disposable needle to implant colour pigment into the dermal layer of your skin, to create natural-looking hair strokes and to enhance your natural eyebrows. This is different to a tattoo (which goes to the deeper layer of your skin) and creates much finer strokes than a harsh tattoo line could. Microblading works for all types of eyebrow – whether you want to add definition to full eyebrows, or create shape and volume to sparse or non-existent brows.

Before starting, we will take time to find out what kind of look you want. A good therapist will assist you in finding an eyebrow look that suits your face shape and features. This then gets drawn on with a pencil so that you get an idea of what the finished product will look like, and if you’re happy with it, the Microblading will commence.

Does it hurt?

No – your therapist should provide you with a numbing cream to put on your eyebrows before the process starts, and throughout the process if needed. Unlike a tattoo needle, which pierces the skin quite deeply, a microblading needle is not electric and makes delicate scratches on your skin rather than piercing it.

How long does it last?

You’ll need a top-up session around 4-6 weeks after your first session. This is to ensure that any gaps where the pigment has not taken properly can be filled. The results then last up to 18 months, depending on your skin type and skin care – although most clients choose to top-up their treatments annually.

Microblading should be a relaxed and esteem-boosting procedure, but having it done by the wrong person can result in wonky eyebrows and a lot of pain! It is important to go to a technician who is properly trained and has plenty of experience in the art of Microblading to ensure that you have the results that you want, and no unwanted complications.

Beauty by Carole carries out Microblading using the latest techniques and equipment, from a brand new, private clinic. If you are looking to enhance the appearance of your brows, get in touch today to see how we can help!

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