Microblading goes by many names micro feathering, micro stroking, eyebrow embroidery, no matter the name, the procedure is relatively the same. Microblading has been around for about 25 years in Asia and Europe so it is still relatively new to the UK, and that’s a good thing because it has allowed techniques to improve significantly since it began. Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under the top layer of the skin (epidermis) with a manual handheld tool.
During your procedure I will use this tool to make fine cuts in hair-like strokes mimicking natural hair in the brows. It can be used to fill in sparse areas or achieve a completely new look for someone who has no existing hair. The colour effect will fade over time, so touch-ups are necessary to maintain the desired look. Microblading can offer natural looking and defined eyebrows, but the process typically takes some time to perfect.
The initial procedure may take up to a couple of hours including measuring and numbing. Clients now often opt for the combination brow style (shown left) which is a combination of hair like strokes and some shading in of the brow with a similar tool. This option gives a more made up look and saves and filling in with brow pencils and the like. Many clients arrive expecting a tattoo machine buzzing away but in fact this is all done manually with a tool made of several tiny needles. Microblading can be applied using a machine method for both strokes and shading but I have opted to train with and use the manual blades.