With the move towards fuller eyebrows in the fashion world, many women now want to have those brows that actress Lily Collins is famous for. There is no need to pluck your eyebrows into thin lines the way everyone did back in the 90s, now thicker eyebrows are the way to go. This is where microblading comes in. Some people still get their eyebrows tattooed on but it tends to look a bit on the fake side rather than full and luscious.
What Is Microblading?
Microblading has become the answer for women who want that full brow look but don’t have thick eyebrows themselves. It is similar to tattooing in that pigment is used to fill-in pre-existing eyebrows but different in that the procedure itself does not last as long and is not done in the same manner that tattooing is. A professional esthetician who is certified in microblading will look at your brows and determine where pigment needs to be placed in eyebrow hair-fine lines to achieve that full eyebrow look which is so on-trend at the moment. A small amount of pigment will be placed under your skin but it is not permanent the way a tattoo is. The pigment will fade over the course of a year or two and will need to be redone if you want to maintain your new brows.
Choose Your Esthetician Wisely
Your eyebrows are something that is easily noticeable as they sit smack dab in the center of your face. You will want to do your research before you make your way to an esthetician for some new brows. As microblading does involve the use of needles to administer the pigment you will want to go to a properly trained esthetician that has been doing this technique for awhile. This is not a fast procedure as your esthetician will take their time as they apply pigment in thin lines in between your existing eyebrow hairs to achieve that natural look. You may find yourself at the salon for around 2 hours. It is not known to be that painful but you may feel some mild discomfort.
Taking Care Of Your New Brows
Just like a normal cut would your eyebrows may scab a bit and will take about a week to heal. Once they have healed the pigment should fade to your normal hair color if it appears quite dark at first. Then all you need to do is gently wash them with some sensitive soap, avoid touching them, and don’t moisturize them that often. Essentially, just treat them as you would a tattoo, minus the excessive moisturizing.
Your new brows will be picture perfect in no time, and you will be thrilled with the results we’re sure.