Updated: Aug 4, 2020
If you're considering permanent makeup for your brows - you've probably heard of the terms 'microblading', 'powder' and 'ombre'. But what do those words mean? and more importantly which do I ask about.
Hopefully, this blog post will help to answer some of the questions you may have and will empower you with the knowledge to know what to ask for.
Powder / Ombre
This is done with a machine in a more
traditional tattoo method but not as
deep or blocky. Once healed this
mimics the look of a pencil or powder
brow. This method is suitable for all skin
types and is flattering for all ages.
There are a couple of different powder
brow styles, a full defined brow or with
a fade towards the front or the front
and the top edge can be lighter to give a
softer ombre effect.
Microblading / Hairstrokes
Microblading is a manual method
where hairstrokes are created with a
handheld tool. The handheld tool creates natural-looking hair strokes.
Not suitable for oily skin with large
pores. It also looks most natural when
there are some brow hairs to mix with.
Digital microblading or hairstrokes is a
method of creating hairs using a tattoo
Suitable for most skin types. looks most
natural when there are natural hairs to
Combination / Hybrid
Combination or hybrid brows give you
the best of both worlds.
You can have a natural look while
having some shading and definition.
Suits most skin types and ages.
Brows can be given a fluffier effect at
the head of the brow and strength
throughout the arch and tail.
Barley There Brows
The tattoo machine is used to create the
softest of brows.
Super soft ombre brow with a defined
base going up to the borderless pixelated
translucent top line and head.
Suitable for all skin types and ages.
No 6-10 week colour boost top-up
required as this is designed to be super
Time: Approx 2 hours
Lasts: 1 - 5 years depending on the method used, annual refresh recommended (microblading may need more frequent top-ups)
Colour boost Top-up: Included for powder/ombre, microblading/hairstrokes and
combination/hybrid ONLY between 6-10 weeks after the initial procedure
Pain Level: Minimal (everyone has a different pain threshold, numbing is
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