Am I the only one that looks back on their life and is like…wait, when did eyebrows become so important to me? Who let me me color in my eyebrows like commas? When did eyebrows become this big thing? Why do I need an eyebrow pencil, eyebrow gel, eyebrow powder, and what the freak is DIP BROW?! HONESTLY.
Just like many of you, I long for those big full eyebrows so many celebs and models have. Hello Taylor Hill, Cara Delevingne and Gigi Hadid, teach us your ways. BUT unfortunately like many of you I wasn’t born with my dream brows. I grew up a toe-head blonde which means my eyebrows were so blonde that they basically didn’t exist. Fortunately, I grew up a bit and learned the art of filling in my eyebrows. Luckily, I never really plucked my eyebrows. I had only waxed them once. So with that being said, I am proud to say I have pretty decent eyebrows naturally.
So, how far would you go for your dream brows that you don’t have to fill in, tint, wax, pluck, etc.? I’ve heard of a lot of different methods that people use to get their brows just the way the want. I’ve heard of everything from tinting, to threading, to waxing, to tattooing, to eyebrow extensions (???), and now microblading.
I had heard quite a bit about microblading and had seen some photos but was a bit worried about the process and was curious as to if it really worked. Well, I got really sick of filling in my own brows every single day and I was done with feeling like I looked like a naked mole rat when I didn’t have make up on so I decided to go for it. Seeing as the question I get asked most frequently was about what products I use on my eyebrows I was skeptical that they wouldn’t look as good as how I did them myself but I am here to tell you that I have been converted to microblading and I’m not going back. SO folks, here’s everything you need to know about microblading.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GETTING YOUR BROWS MICROBLADED:
Make sure you go to someone who knows what they’re doing. I had mine done by my talented friend Nicole (@layers_n_lashes, she also does my lashes!) and I honestly wouldn’t have gone to anyone else. I HIGHLY recommend going to her. She is fantastic at making sure you get them the shape, color, and fullness that you want and she makes them look SO natural and just like real hairs. Sure, it’s nice if you can find a friend that will do them for cheap, but just remember this is a semi permanent procedure, so it is 100% worth it to have them done by a professional that you know will do them right.
Feel free to ask questions and make changes. The first thing that Nicole did when I came in to get my brows done was draw what the shape would look like on my face. She basically just filled in and shaped my brows so I could imagine what it would look like. This is a pretty important step of the process because this is what she bases the shape off of so if you don’t like the shape or the way something looks IT IS CRUCIAL at this point to ask questions and make changes. Be vocal about what you want!
No, it does not hurt. Nicole was great at making sure I was comfortable and totally numbed so I didn’t feel a thing. She uses two different forms of numbing solution so you don’t feel a single scratch when she begins the actual microblading. Honestly, the most painful part was putting on the numbing and it wasn’t even bad.
Don’t freak out if they look dark. About a week after I had my brows microbladed I noticed they started to fade and blend a bit more.
Don’t freak out if they look faded after a couple weeks. Nicole told me the skin on your face heals differently, so if it looks like a few “hairs” have faded or disappeared, they will likely come back. It’s part of the healing process. If some hairs do not come back, they can be filled in again when you go back for your fill in a couple weeks after your first session.
You don’t have to go back repeatedly to get them filled in. You go in once for your first time to get them shaped and filled in. A few weeks after your first session, you go back to get them refilled in. This is almost more important than the first session because this really makes it permanent so make sure you get them just the way you like on the second session!
It is a semi permanent procedure that will last about a year and a half. Bye brow pencils, gels, creams, powders, etc.!
If this doesn’t convince you to get them done, seriously check out Nicole’s Instagram @layers_n_lashes. She is so incredibly talented. If her pictures don’t convince you the deals she has going on should! Right now she is doing Microblading for $300 (normally $450) which includes the touch up AND $110 for a full set of eyelashes (normally $150) if you mention me when booking your appointment.
To book an appointment with Nicole you can reach her here:
If you have any other questions before you book an appointment feel free to ask me! Have a great rest of your weekend.