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Microblading is the alternative way to fill in your eyebrows – but what is it?

June 28, 2016

IF YOU’RE funny about the thought of needles injected into your face then how about a blade that goes into each hair of your eyebrow? 

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Microblading, aka ‘brow embroidery’ – pic credit: 

If the very thought horrifies you then stop reading now! But if you’re interested to know more about microblading (aka ‘brow embroidery’) and you’re fed up with brow gels, pencils and tattoos, then read on!

Microblading is being positioned as the new alternative to filling in your eyebrows, whether your brows are arched and feathered or straight and bold.

The benefits are many for clients who want to fully reconstruct their brows, or to define the arch, cover gaps or fill-in over plucked eyebrows that haven’t grown back. It takes about two-three hours, it’s relatively painless and you can even go swimming straight after.

So how does microblading work to fill the brow?

Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing. Technicians use a hand tool and very fine needles to deposit high-quality pigments underneath the top layer of the skin. They do this in such a way that it mimics actual hairs. This highly artistic, labour-intensive technique can match the growth of the natural hairs of each client.

How does it compare to eyebrow tattooing? 

Microblading is manual and uses a hand tool, while permanent makeup uses a vibrating machine to implant the pigment. Microblading does not vibrate so the technician can be more exact when they draw hair strokes in the skin.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 14.56.18New York beauticians and their clients are going crazy for microblading, and here in the UK, the Tracie Giles salon in Knightsbridge is now offering the treatment – they already have many celebrity converts to microblading! To find out more about the Tracie Giles microblading method, along with prices, visit her website here.

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Permanent makeup artist Tracy Fensome also offers treatments in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Watch her short film here of how she does brows!

Have you had microblading done? What do you think of the results? Would love to know your thoughts! Email or drop me a message on Facebook.

This blog is brought to you by Beauty Training Harrow 020 8206 2930.


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