Reposted from It's A Glam Thing
Now, there are more ways than ever to get big bold brows with a gorgeous arch, and microblading is becoming one of the most popular! It’s a semi-permanent procedure (similar to tattooing) that uses a special tool to create hair-like strokes on the brow line that give the appearance of thicker fuller brows. Kait Paige, microblading expert, at Boom Boom Brow Bar (30 Greenwich Avenue), outlines the 6 most asked about questions:
- Who should get microblading?
Those who want to redefine their eyebrows by filling in gaps, finessing the length, width, density and color, and it’s great for sculpting a beautiful arch. It looks completely natural.
- What is microblading?
A temporary pencil is first used to map out the shape of each brow. Then, a topical numbing cream is applied and a special microblading pen is used to draw on semi-permanent individual fine strokes of color on the skin that look like natural hair.
- Does it hurt?
The pain can be similar to waxing, threading or plucking, but the numbing cream reduces discomfort.
- How long does it take?
Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours for the first service, and a 30-minute touchup is required after the first 10 days.
- What is the maintenance?
The area must heal, peel and fade which takes up to 10 days; Do not touch the area, except to clean and dab with a damp cotton to prevent scabbing; Apply oil Vitamin E to area to promote healing and retain pigment; No makeup, tinting of lashes/brows, sun, soap, sauna, steam, Jacuzzi, swimming for 7-10 days; Once healed, wear sunblock to protect color; Do not use products that contain AHA’s, Vitamin A, Retinol, glycolic or lactic acids – pigment will fade.
- How long does it last?
1 year – excessive sun exposure, exfoliants, oily skin and smoking tend to cause fadage earlier.
Appointments scheduled @ 516-972-7406, follow on Instagram @kaitpaigebeauty. Cost $500, includes one time touch up scheduled 2 weeks after initial service (for maximum results).
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