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What is Microblading?
Microblading also known as; embroidery, micro-stroking, feathering, feather-touch and hair like strokes, is a popular, non-invasive technique which involves drawing individual, crisp, fine hair strokes onto the brow creating a more natural looking, dense and fuller looking brow. Unlike eyebrow tattooing, microblading uses a specialised hand-held tool to deposit pigment (not ink) into the skin.
The technique may be used; to improve or create eyebrow definition, to cover gaps of lost hair, to extend the eyebrows, or may be used as a full reconstruction if the brows have little/no hair. Microblading is perfectly suitable for clients wanting to correct eyebrow shape, add volume to brows or fill in sparse areas. It is also suitable for clients who have experienced hair loss due the effects chemo/radio therapy or conditions such as alopecia or other medical conditions that result in eyebrow hair thinning or loss. Each microblading stroke is applied individually, allowing the tattooist complete control over the shape, colour and density of the completed eyebrows.
How is it done?
The treatment begins with designing the desired shape of the brow considering the client’s facial dimensions. Here Kymberley applies the Phi ratio (1.618) also known as “Golden ratio” which helps in mapping out facial contour by designing the shape that complements individual facial features. With the help of PHIBROWS mobile application and the golden intersection eyebrow compass Kymberley Dench can ensure ultimate symmetry and shape.
Then individual strokes or ‘feathers’ are skilfully applied, creating shape and style. Pigment colour is equally important. The colour is specific to each client and is created using a natural selection of semi-permanent micro-pigments that complement the client’s hair colour and skin tone. Keep in mind that varying shades of hypoallergenic micro-pigments react differently with each skin type and fade accordingly, depending on skin care regimen, sun exposure, environmental and after care precautions.
Immediately post treatment, eyebrows will appear darker than expected, however will fade 50% during the healing process over the following 2 weeks. The 2nd application (6 weeks later) includes a touch-up to ensure micro-pigments are healing properly and responding well. Microblading, is semi-permanent lasting between 6 – 18 months if proper aftercare is followed.
The pigment used in microblading is semi-permanent and in time strokes can blur and colour will fade to a lighter colour of the original pigment colour. To keep the colour crisp, a touch-up service can be carried-out every 18 months to 2 years. The period between touch-ups can vary depending on an individual’s skin and how well the skin holds the pigment.
Microblading or Ombre Powder Brows?
You might be wondering which treatment is right for you; the ombre method, or hairstroke microblading. While the two techniques are different, the decision comes down to personal preference, and will be unique to you based on your style. Here’s what you need to consider:
Microblading (hairstroke brows): This technique replicates your natural brows using hair strokes and is a great solution for over plucked eyebrows, for those who are suffering hair loss or people who just naturally have very thin, sparse hair growth. The treatment results in a natural looking finish, and perfect eyebrows.
The Ombre permanent eyebrow technique produces a more made-up glamorous look.
For those clients who want the best of both worlds Kymberley can deliver a combination approach; applying the shading technique of the ombre treatment in conjunction with the meticulous precision of the microblading (hairstroke) treatment. This delivers brows that are both glamorous and natural-looking.
Take advantage of Kymberley’s extensive knowledge, skills and the latest digital and manual cosmetic tattooing technologies to provide you with an outcome that is natural, subtle and tailored just for you.