A S K T H E E X P E R T
"I find that nothing frames a face so beautifully, or gives an instantaneous lift quite like perfectly shaped brows"
-A n a s t a s i a
WHAT MAKES YOU A BROW EXPERT?
Not only do I have my master cosmetology license, but I also studied with World Microblading in order to be certified in microblading. In addition to that I also attended nursing school, which is a wonderful asset to me as a microblading artist, because I am highly educated about safety precautions when it comes to a semi-sterile environment that must be kept while microblading. I am very extremely picky when it comes to the blades I use and where they come from, and also the hospital grade bleach and disinfectants that I use on my microblading environment. Aside from my education there is also the fact that I have been obsessed with my own brows since I was 12 years old (hard not to be when your brows take up 1/3 of your face lol), but I have also been obsessed with everyone else's and have made it my life's mission to solve the world's brow problems one brow hair at a time. From a young age I would shape anyone's brows that would let me, even the not so willing participants. I have just always had a gift for looking at someone's face and determining the best eyebrow shape to frame their eyes. While waxing can sometimes be necessary, I much prefer tweezing in order to get a refined precision custom look to you and your brows. That's where the bespoke brow comes into play...bespoke being defined as "made to individual order; custom-made". Now that we are in an age of thick brows being the "in" thing to do, I can either keep your brows groomed through the growth stage and instruct you through the whole growth process or, if over tweezing was an issue of your past, I can give you custom thick brows to frame your face beautifully through microblading. The great thing about microblading is that it only lasts up to 2 years and so by the time trends or your taste changes, so can your brows!
IS MICROBLADING PAINFUL?
I use an anesthetic before I start the procedure and then I reapply throughout the process to make sure the area remains numb. As for pain, I think it really depends on the individual and how their body responds to pain and how it metabolizes the anesthetic. I have customers who fall asleep and literally start snoring during microblading and then I have some who say they can feel it. However, I would say that on a scale from 1-10 none of my customers would ever put their pain past a 2. Most of my clients respond "oh am I supposed to feel something", when questioned about how they are feeling. I have also had many clients who have had real tattoos and they claim that microblading is nothing compared to a real tattoo.
DO YOU HAVE TO SHAVE MY REAL BROWS?
I'm not sure where this misconception comes from, but it is definitely one of my most frequently asked questions. The answer is no, I do not shave your brows. If I remove any brow hairs I will just tweeze stray hairs that are outside of the designated brow area. The microblading is done within your natural brows. I actually had a client's little boy stand beside me and watch the procedure and he said, "hey, that's not a tattoo, how are you making those hairs come out of her skin". If only I had that on video! It is hard to think that the natural brow isn't cut when I am microblading within the hairs, but they are not, and the natural brow is kept perfectly in tact.
IS MICROBLADING SAFE?
Just like anything else, your safety lies in the hands of the one performing the procedure. This is why it is very important that you do your research and choose someone who is certified and also someone who is educated about safety precautions when it comes to dealing with broken skin. The fact that I have attended nursing school is of great value to my clients in particular. Safety also is considered when I pay those extra dollars to purchase sterile blades from a well known source. So to answer the question....yes, microblading is safe when the correct safety precautions are followed and the tools are carefully chosen.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE THE 4-8 WEEK TOUCHUP?
I would not recommend doing the procedure without the touchup. There will always be some peeling after the initial procedure and significant fading. So in order to set the shape and the color, the touchup appointment is highly advised.