Now, that there are more ways than ever to get big bold brows with a gorgeous arch, we wanted to make sure you knew about microblading! Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure (similar to tattooing) that uses a special tool to draw hair-like strokes of permanent makeup on the brow line to give you the appearance of thicker fuller brows. We asked our microblading expert, Kait Paige, to outline everything you need to know.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Does it hurt?
The pain can be similar to waxing, threading or plucking, but the numbing cream reduces discomfort.
4. How long does it take?
Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours for the first service, and a 1.25 hour touchup is required after the first 6 weeks.
5. 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.
6. How long does it last?
1 year - excessive sun exposure, exfoliants, oily skin and smoking tend to cause fadage earlier.
$500, includes one time touch up scheduled 2 weeks after initial service (for maximum results).
What are you waiting for?! Call 516-972-7406 to schedule an appointment and follow Kait on Instagram @kaitpaigebeauty.