By now you should have heard of microblading – a number of celebrities have been singing its praises and there are certainly plenty of women who were guilty of over-plucking their eyebrows in their younger years who are benefiting from the procedure.

If you’re still not entirely sure what’s involved in microblading, expert Kendra Bray has been opening up about the treatment to US Magazine.

The first thing to understand is that while microblading is technically a type of tattoo, it’s not the same as an eyebrow tattoo.

“Whereas a permanent eyebrow tattoo is a thick, unnatural-looking solid line, with a microblading needle we have so much more control over what we’re doing,” Bray explains.

She also stressed that microblading lasts around three years, unlike a permanent tattoo which is there forever.

Be prepared for the appointment to last a couple of hours as well – even though the procedure itself only takes about half an hour. This is because the therapist needs to work with you to perfect the look and make sure you’re totally happy with your new brows before using the needles.

Ms Bray’s top tips are to avoid drinking heavily the night before a microblading appointment, because this will mean you bleed more during the procedure and will make it less effective; and to make sure you’re not going to get your face wet for a few days after.

According to the Daily Mail, Madonna is one of the high-profile celebrities to have opted for microblading in recent years. So, if you’re taking microblading training in Liverpool, you never know who you might have as a client in future.