If you’re reading this, you’re most likely considering microblading. It’s a fairly new technique within the beauty industry that’s still hard to come by. Luckily, I have a best girlfriend who specializes in microblading and she did mine!
Now, I’m going to share all the good and the bad with you here! As you can see above, I chose to have my brows microbladed because I got tired of having to fill in the bald spaces in my brows. The reason behind my bare brows was because I had my eyebrows waxed at a nail salon… I came out with two dash lines on my forehead and some areas never grew back again! :/
#5:: The day of your microblading, there’s no coffee, aspirin or anything that will encourage you to bleed. So, leave the margaritas for the post celebrations when you’re brows are on point! 😉
#4:: It’s going to take two sessions to get the full ‘look’ achieved. This means, you’ll go in once for the first time, your tech will mark you up and complete one session. You’ll have to return in 4-6 weeks once the first session has healed completely. Understand that with microblading, each handstroke is a cut. Each tiny cut leaves you with a hair strand look. That being said, there is only so much that can be done within one session since you can’t leave with a bloody forehead. No doubt, you’ll love the way they turn out just after session one as I did!
#3:: It’s a semi-permanent tattoo. You’ll have to keep your brows moist. My technician provided some Aquafor samples to use in the meantime. No petroleum jelly as it does not allow the brows to ‘breath’. Also, no working out, no swimming, no sweating for at least a week so ensure the skin absorbs the ink well.
#2:: It’s a timely process. You’re technician diligently and carefully make each stroke by hand. Creating a perfected brow look that takes time. A typical session lasts 2-3 hours. But if your tech is awesome like mine was, she’ll have refreshments and pause half way through to let you peek at them!
#1:: Pricing comes with the experience! The old saying goes, ‘You get what you pay for.’ Choose a highly credentialed technician. Ask to see their work! Don’t just go to anyone! You’ll most definitely regret this and end up having to pay someone else to fix the mistakes. Some people are just trying to make a quick buck, but do your research and find a technician who has the skills or abilities to achieve the natural look of microblading. Legit technicians who take pride in their work are always willing to share and ask for you to share your experience.
If you’re local to southern California, I totally recommend my girl who did my brows.
Let me know if you enjoyed this review or if you have anymore questions in the comments below!