Have your eyebrows been a longtime frustration that you’ve just learned to tolerate? Maybe you’ve tried a number of solutions in hopes that at least one would be the clear winner in helping you achieve the look you’ve been longing for. Enter: Newport Beach eyebrow microblading.
Gone are the days of simply relying on pigments, powders, gels and other tricky, and often ineffective, tactics to finally enjoy a fuller set of brows. Before diving into the ins-and-outs of this “brow life” revolution, let’s take a quick peek into how this technique got its start.
While the existence of similar techniques of embedding pigment in the skin by creating fine incisions can be traced back thousands of years, much more is known about the more recent history of microblading eyebrows.
After a rise in popularity throughout Asia starting about 25 years ago in places like Singapore and Korea, the sought-after practice of microblading found its way to Europe and the U.S. around 2010. By 2015 it surpassed “permanent makeup” in online search term popularity.
Also referred to as eyebrow architecture or eyebrow embroidery, microblading eyebrows has evolved into a dynamic practice designed to suit all facial shapes and skin types.
Microblading Eyebrows: How Does it Work?
If your search for Newport Beach Eyebrow Microblading or permanent makeup has led you to microblading eyebrows, it’s no surprise. While many assume that microblading implies a one-and-done solution to thin brow challenges, it’s actually a semi-permanent process. So what does that mean and how exactly does it work?
Before the session begins, you’ll have a brief conversation with your expert technician on the best shape and color for your face and skin tone. Once you and your technician determine the right path forward to the best result, you’ll settle in and relax for your appointment which takes around two hours in total. A topical numbing cream is applied and takes about 30 to 40 minutes to take full effect.
While there are tattoo methods used in microblading, they differ from those done in traditional tattooing. In this practice, a pen-like tool with 10 to 12 tiny needles at the end allow for incredible precision while delicately scratching the surface of the skin without fully penetrating it.
Using featherweight strokes, the needle very finely embeds a medical-grade pigment on the epidermis layer of the skin, creating natural and realistic hair strokes.
The Benefits of Permanent Makeup
Who doesn’t want a hassle-free approach to looking your best? Sometimes the daily steps of a beauty and skincare regimen can feel downright tiresome and even become a burden with changes to our skin through age, exposure to stress, and other external elements.
When it’s time for a different, more low-maintenance plan, turning to an expert who can help simplify your routine is a wise first step. Considering a semi-permanent solution like microblading eyebrows can be a win-win for saving time each day and achieving a natural looking and long lasting result.
Choose from Several Microblading Techniques
If you’re ready to give eyebrow microblading in Newport Beach a go, there are several ways to get started, and finding the right look is easier than ever with a variety of techniques now available.
If you’re happy with the overall shape of your brows, a smart option may be micro feathering. In this technique a lighter touch is used so that very little pigmentation is added to the existing shape of the brow.
Another option is microshading. This technique can be considered the softer, gentler side of microblading. Instead of full strokes used in microblading, small points are used to shade in sparse areas. Put simply: microshading fills in the entire brow with a light pigmentation instead of creating the illusion of individual hairs.
For several years, ombré hair color was seen at nearly every turn. The techniques used in this subtle color transition from dark to light is now also being applied to brows in powder form.
While ombré powder also offers a semi-permanent result in about the same amount of time as eyebrow microblading, the technique differs in that extremely thin dots of pigment are placed into the skin by a small machine, creating a less defined, soft-shaded brow pencil look.
This process is ideal for clients who experience subtle changes in hair color with the seasons, such as those with light brown or dark blonde hair, as this gradual technique makes finding a complementary eyebrow color a fun and simple experience.
Eyebrow microblading and ombré powder brow techniques can also be combined to create an even more customized look and offers a more defined result that gives clients the best of both services.
Preparing for Your Newport Beach Eyebrow Microblading Appointment
As you get ready for a brand new brow look, these guidelines will ensure the best possible visit and help achieve the longest lasting result.
3 – 4 weeks before:
- Do not have botox three weeks before.
1 week before:
- Do not have electrolysis.
- Do not take fish oil or Vitamin E (these are natural blood thinners).
24 – 48 hours before:
- Do not drink alcohol 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.
- Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen 24 hours prior.
The day of your appointment:
- Do not drink coffee two hours prior.
How Long Does it Last?
Depending upon your skin type, eyebrow microblading results can last between 12 and 18 months. Those will slightly more oily skin can expect to see results for about 12 months, while more normal skin types can go as long as 18 months. If no further appointments are made, the brows will simply fade away and will not leave any scaring or discoloration from the pigments used.
A Few Final Thoughts
When it comes to looking and feeling your best, having a variety of simple, long-lasting solutions at your fingertips – or in this case, your eyebrows – makes personal care just that much easier. Not to mention, fun!
Whatever process makes the most sense for you, understanding what is involved and what to expect is always the best starting point. Our skilled technicians are ready to help you fall in love with your new brows. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for Newport Beach eyebrow microblading, and be sure to visit our Instagram page to check out our most recent work.
Quynh-Tram Vu is the brain behind Lash Pilot. Vu's experience in the beauty industry enables Lash Pilot to offer more freedom to their customers through top-notch eyelash extensions and microblading services.