(MICROBLADING + SHADING)
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a cosmetic procedure. It is a form of semi-permanent makeup that is performed with a manual handheld tool ( a blade composed of very fine needles).
The unique formation of needles allow us to be able to create the look of real eyebrow hair on the skin.
The ink is placed into the dermis layer of the skin, hence why your brows will fade over time. It is not, and should not be permanent like a brow tattoo. Microblading works best with normal/dry skin. The more oil the skin produces, the less the skin is able to retain the ink.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROBLADING AND SHADING?
Shading is a form of permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation. This is a cosmetic technique where pigment is inserted into the skin by tiny little pixels with a needle and a permanent makeup machine. Shading with a machine can be done with Microblading as a combination, or it can be done on it’s own to create either full Powder Brows, or Ombre Brows.
The level of color, and depth not only depend on hand pressure and work, but on the amount of passes as well. Shading will add more density, color, and retention of ink. For clients with oilier skin, we recommend doing the Combo Brows, and/or Ombre Brows.
Depending on your skin type, lifestyle, exposure to the sun, and your aftercare, these procedures can last up to 18-24 months.
WHAT IS BROW LAMINATION?
Brow Lamination is a quick and temporary perming treatment. It works perfectly for taming unruly brows to keep your hairs in place, giving it a nice brushed up look. For those of you that are not yet ready to take on the commitment of Microblading just yet, but would like your brows to look slightly fuller and maybe even add a temporary tint to them, brow lamination would be the perfect place to start.
Think of brow lamination as a temporary perm that tames your brow hairs and gives it that “soap brows” look and straightens them up and out. A chemical solution is used to soften your hair follicles and sets them in to your desired “brushed up” place. This can help lift your brows and the straightened hairs can fill in some of your empty gaps. A tint can also be added to better fill and shape your brows. Brow lamination can last anywhere from 4-8 weeks.
However, keep in mind Brow Lamination does look best when you have enough hair to give your brows shape and structure. If you have very sparse brows or have a patch of missing hair, brow lamination does not add hair like strokes, and a tint does not last long. In this case, you can do a session of Microblading to give you a base, and once healed, do a lamination.