Everything You Want to Know About Microblading

Not everybody is satisfied with their eyebrows, and using makeup or beauty therapists to tweeze, wax and pluck away the hairs and add some shape can often be tiring and expensive. Many people are turning to cosmetic treatments such as Microblading to get more permanent results that are natural looking and effortlessly frame their face.

Here is where you can make your mark in the cosmetic and beauty industry. Whether or not you are already trained in various procedures and treatments, you can take your business to the next level and open yourself up to more clients by learning the latest Microblading techniques. You can change people’s perspectives of themselves and increase their confidence by helping them to create the perfect brows that leave them smiling in the mirror for months and months to come.

Read on if you are interested in learning more about Microblading, from the various techniques to the aftercare, which can help you excel even further on your chosen course.

Ombre Brows

The Ombre effect is a form of Microblading that can create a very defined brow, using techniques to apply a transition shadow effect from dark to light. It is the latest trending treatment in the beauty industry, giving the illusion of a filled in brow that is still soft and subtle. Practitioners achieve this by applying two tones, a lighter tone on the inside which gradually transitions to a darker tone towards the arch and outer length. This creates a natural looking brow that creates depth and definition all year long without the need to apply makeup.

Hair-Stroke Brows

Hair-stroke brows are another type of Microblading that applies pigment to the skin in a way that replicates natural fine hair strokes. People seeking more natural looking brows with real-looking hair-strokes would prefer this type of Microblading as it creates a more fluffy and soft brow. Not as defined as the Ombre effect, it is the perfect choice for people who want to minimise their makeup routine but don’t want their eyebrows to stand out too much.

Combination Brows

Combination brows are a mixture of both the hair-stroke and Ombre effect techniques. This technique creates a more defined brow that you may recognise on Instagram-influencers and stars who invest their time and money in the beauty and cosmetic industry. Practitioners fill in the gaps in the brows with fine strokes that help to boost definition and fullness. This technique can be varied depending on the needs of the client – creating either a soft yet defined look or bushy and bold brows.

Is It Permanent?

Microblading is promoted as permanent makeup, but it doesn’t last as long as you think. Permanent makeup will fade after a year or so, meaning a further treatment will be needed to boost the colour. This can be beneficial for some clients who may not want the same style longterm, so you can use a different technique to adjust the way their brows look to create a softer, or more defined appearance.

The reason Microblading is called permanent, or semi-permanent, is because if a colour boost isn’t carried out, then pigment colour can remain in the skin for around three to seven years. Eventually, most of it will fade so much that it isn’t visible to the human eye, but some can remain in the skin for the rest of your life. For a practitioner, this can be good news as it means repeat business from your clients as it becomes as essential as a haircut.

What should a consultation be like?

One of the most significant parts of learning about Microblading is understanding how to carry out an initial consultation. Potential Microblading practitioners need to learn how to discuss their client’s desires and also convey their own expertise on the techniques and looks that will suit the client best.

The next step is for practitioners to colour match the correct colour tone based on the client’s natural tones, listening to what they want to effectively choose the right shade whether this is lighter, darker, warmer or ashier tones. Studying the natural eyebrow growth of the client, you can then shape the brow you want to Microblade, enhancing where needed to create a more flattering shape.

What is the healing process?

Understanding the aftercare routine is just as important as learning the techniques associated with Microblading. The healing process should take around seven to ten days initially, before being considered fully healed after four to six weeks when optimal results can be seen. When healing, the eyebrows may not seem as you may have expected, but the softness will gradually turn to definition once they are fully healed.

The correct advice means that your clients will be satisfied with their results and are more likely to come back for top-up treatments and recommend you to friends and family. Clients need to gently cleanse their brows twice a day, avoiding steamy baths and showers as well as chlorinated pools. They should keep the brows dry and clean for seven to ten days and apply aftercare ointment for the best results.

If you want your results to last as long as possible, then tell your clients to avoid sun beds and sun exposure, using SPF cream to reduce the effects of the sun. Make sure that they understand the importance of taking the time to apply a little bit of sun cream.

Microblading is a popular treatment among many men and women seeking long-lasting results that can cut time from their daily makeup routine and give them a boost in confidence. This makes it the perfect procedure to start learning, from the consultation to the techniques and the aftercare. If you are interested in learning more about our Microblading courses, then contact us today.