Eyebrows are THE hottest thing right now. Everyone is on the search for the perfect products to make the perfect brow. Defined, filled in, arched, straight, feathered and bold – eyebrows are arguably the most prominent facial feature. If you aren’t satisfied with the ones you have, you are not alone, and there are plenty of ways to update them. There are brow gels, eyebrow pencils, tattooing, and now introducing microblading. This is a more natural approach that delivers a semi-permanent result. The microblading approach is geniussssssss! Microblading looks like strokes of real hairs, unlike permanent tattooing that looks a bit like a sharpie attack.

Who is a candidate for microblading?

Microblading is the perfect solution for those who are wanting to reconstruct and define their brow shape and color fully. Those who want to cover gaps and fill in sparse brows that have been over plucked or waxed. Even if you just want to add a slight arch to your brow shape, you are a great candidate, and the results are natural.

How is this process performed?

During the microblading process, experts use a special pen that will draw on individual strokes one-by-one. This is an extremely meticulous process that may take up to two hours. So make sure you make the time in your schedule because this is not a service you want to rush. I would say the results are so worth the two-hour snooze session as you lay still with your eyes closed. The first hour, experts draw the shape with a removable marker, outlining the shape you visualize and customize to best suit you. This is the longest and most important step.

Does it hurt?

I know what you are thinking now, does it hurt? Before the microblading process begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. Most clients have said the process might create a bit of discomfort, but it is mostly painless.

How long does it last?

This process is expected to last up to three years. Can you imagine three years of perfectly defined brows? Some experts are saying a touch-up may be necessary once a year, but I’d still say every penny is well-worth the investment, wouldn’t you?

Before making an appointment, make sure you have called around and looked online for reviews. Finding the right person with the most experience and skill is a must. Also, check out Pinterest if you are looking for ideas of brow shapes.