A few weeks ago I had me very first microblading experience done by my friends over at Beat & Blade Enhancement Studio. Actually, I got ombré Brows but the technique is very similar.
Ombré Brows is the newest shading technique. It is 100% customizable and is great for anyone who wants a soft and natural look. This method creates pixilated dots to mimic powder filled brows with no harsh front or outline. This shadow technique is minimally invasive, lasts longer and can be buildable from light to dark.
Microblading is creating 3D hair like strokes using microfine needles. This method is suitable for candidates who have plenty of existing hair to blend with the created strokes. Great for those who have darker hair and want more volume. For those who have light and fine hair, it’s not recommended as the strokes will heal to be a bit thicker and may not blend naturally. Plus, there is no ombré option for this technique.
My friend Portia over at Beat & Blade performed the procedure and made me feel very comfortable. Below are the Pros & Cons of my ombré brow experience. Not everyone’s reaction or results of the procedure will be the same. Educate yourself prior to committing and make sure you go to a licensed professional.
No need to get them waxed or threaded
Usually I get my eyebrows threaded every 2 weeks. Though it doesn’t cost much for me to get them done ($10), every penny counts. With a simple brow razor, cleaning up the growing hair around the brow is super easy. All you have to do is follow the arch of your brow
The brow you always wanted
Have you ever gone to get your brows done and you absolutely loved them, only to go back a few weeks later and they are nothing like the first time? Another pro with getting ombré brows or microblading , if done correctly, you will never have to worry about them not being arched correctly. You will have the brow you desire for a very long time.
Helps to grow your natural brows
I am know sure if these are true facts, however many professionals have claimed microblading stimulates the natural hair follicles of your brows which causes them to grow. This is something that I will continue to monitor with my own brows and update you all in the months to come.
Last 1-2 years
Microblading and ombré brows can last from 1-2 years. Six-eight weeks after getting them done, it is recommend to return for a fill in. This is only if you are not 100% satisfied with the shading or to fix minor imperfections. If you are completely satisfied with your brows, their isn’t a need to return.
Microblading can range from around $350 to as high at $800. To some, that might be a drop in the bucket, to others like myself who is cautious on what I spend my money on, that price range can be a lot to spend.
Can be painful to some
I have 8 tattoos and 4 piercing so my tolerance for pain is pretty high. You do receive numbing cream on your brows throughout the procedure to eases the pain but I could still feel the needle on my brow. If you are not good with any pain, you might want to reconsider microblading.
The fact that microblading and ombré brows are semi-permanent can be considered a pro or a con, depending on the person. It is a pro for me because I can maintain my brows myself . I get bored really easy so I can totally see myself wanting to change the shape of my brow. If you like to change the shape of you brow often, you will not be able to do that until the ink wears off which is about 1-2 years.
The healing time takes from 4-6 weeks. During the first week you can not get them wet, that includes in the shower, washing your face etc. You will experience peeling, so don’t plan to go anywhere special because your brows will look very weird. You can not put anything on them for the first 7 days other than a very thin layer of ointment.
Overall, I am very pleased with my results. My brows healed very quickly and I plan to go back in the next few weeks to fill in a few spots. Would you try microblading or ombré brows?