The origins of microblading trace back to Asia where it was known as “eyebrow embroidery”, “feather tattooing” or even “micro-stroking”. Regardless what you call it, it finally made it’s way to the U.S. within the last couple of years. If your eyebrows have thinned as a result of plucking, waxing even fading from the sun or other factors, keep reading!
What is it?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo treatment performed to give the appearance of eyebrows where either none exist or are very scarce. While not as invasive as a tattoo, the pigment is placed in the skin in “hair-like” strokes, blended with your existing hairs, to give the appearance of actual full eyebrows.
How long does it last?
Typical results should last anywhere from 12 to 36 months.
Samantha, our licensed esthetician, who was professionally certified in the art of microblading at a training center in Indianapolis, IN in October of 2016. She has spent the time since her certification practicing her craft getting ready to introduce the service to her clients starting in January, 2017. In addition, Samantha has also successfully completed OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen compliance certification (29 CFR 1910.1030). Bare Body Shop also holds a body art license from the state of Nebraska.
Tell me about the process:
Your first appointment consists of an evaluation, shaping of the existing brows, and a color match to establish the ideal color palette. This all occurs before any blading even occurs.
First, a topical anesthetic is applied to numb any of the potential discomfort. The process itself is done using a hand-held instrument (blade) and the pigment is “bladed in” using hair-like strokes, one stroke/line at a time. After the initial treatment, a second and final application is done 4-6 weeks later to give you your “final results”!
Do you have any examples of Samantha’s work?
Note with client A, the before picture, she has thinner, unshapely, not very full brows. Sam was able to match the color, fill in and create the desired volume and shape.
Note with client B, the before picture, she has some “sparse” areas that she wanted filled in. Also, she wanted to change the shape of her brow to better match her face and extend the “tail” of her brows. Sam matched the color, added the volume, re-shaped and changed the tail.