Which Brow Is Right For Me?
Best for: Anyone who wants a natural brow look that lasts.
What is microblading: Microblading is a technique using a super-fine pen (technically, a bundle of 9 to 18 needles) to deposit pigment into skin. The tip is so fine, in fact, that it can create hair strokes that look real.The needles reach only into the superficial layers of the skin, which is what makes the method generally semi-permanent (versus permanent, like traditional cosmetic tattoos). Think of each stroke as a little paper-cut. (We know what you're wondering: Yes, it can hurt, but your brow artist will numb the area first.) Compared to other techniques, microblading gives a very natural look and better simulates hair.
What you should know: Prices start at $499 for a Senior Brow Artist and $599 for a Master Brow Artist . This may costs more maybe more if you have previous permanent makeup. In the first few days, you might want to plan around your brows
How long microblading lasts: You'll need a touch-up in about a month (the cost of this is included in the fee of the initial service). Then, microblading can last anywhere from 12 months to three years, depending on your lifestyle. Generally you will come in for an Annual Refresh. Annual refresh appointment go over all of the older strokes to refresh the color and can also be used to adjust the shape or density if you decide too.
A few ways to extend your Microblading: Stay out of the sun, since it can fade the pigment, and avoid putting exfoliants (like retinol and glycolic acid) near your brows, because they'll lift the top layers of your skin with continued use—and the color with it.
Best for: Anyone who wants brows to look more "done" (i.e. thick and filled in) This is a must for clients who have little to no hair at all or who have dense areas of hair in one are of the brow and very little on other parts.
What is microshading: If microblading is like painting and microfeathering more like sketching, microshading is like an Impressionist got ahold of the blade. "Microshading technique is done using either an electric hand tool or a manual tool, which creates a soft, powdered layered effect
Instead of the hair stroke typical with microblading and microfeathering, microshading employs a stippling method, which uses repetitive micro-dots of pigment. It's like adding brow powder or brow pencil strokes —just semi-permanent. The overall effect more closely resembles the sort of brow you'd find on any given full brow beauty.
What you should know: Some people could benefit from a combo of microshading and microblading. That candidate would have very little eyebrow hair, oily skin, Very thin or non-existent brows will benefit from the extra oomph of shading. If you're on the fence between the two, nothing beats booking a consultation or discussing it with your brow artist at your appointment. Expect to pay $499 for a Senior Brow Artist and $599 for a Master Brow Artist.
For Microblading + MicroShading (Signature Brows) expect to pay $749 for a Senior Brow Artist and $899 with a Master Brow Artist for the Combination
How long microshading lasts: All good news here—there's about a 6 month difference in the lifespan of microshading and microblading when combined. So, excluding the first touch-up, you'll generally have a solid year and 1/2 before you need to see your brow artist again.
Imperceptible Feather Brows
Best for: Anyone who wants to lightly fill out the brows they already have.
What is microfeathering: Feathering is a form of microblading. You may have seem the wispy feathery brow look. This is similar to that, but with pigment. Like microblading, we uses a fine blade to create tiny incisions, pigment is then deposited into the incisions, resulting in an incredible natural-looking 'eyebrow hair. Unlike microblading, which typically creates most of the brow for you, feathering will use your existing brow hairs as the starting base and simply fills it in as needed.
What you should know: Feathering is a little more high-maintenance than microblading, only because it's so exact. Feathering requires a consultation to ensure that there's enough natural hair to help blend the pigment into your brows. (And, even so, there's usually a growing-out period so your existing brow hairs are all accounted for. It's also a two-part process. "During the first appointment, tiny feathered strokes are created in some of the more dense area of the brow," Six to eight weeks later, depending on how your skin heals and responds, additional strokes are then added until even single hair is blended into your own. Everyone heals differently, we can better complete the look once we knows how your skin will recover.
How long microfeathering lasts: It typically doesn't have the staying power of microblading because "the pigmented stokes are much finer and natural looking," says Streicher. Depending on certain factors, like your skin type (oily skin won't hold the pigment as well), age, and skin care routine, feathering will usually last eight to 12 months, max.