Which Brows are right for you?

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

mix with.

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


Appointment Information

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


If you'd like to book a skin test or ask further questions please get in touch.

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Much Love

mandy xx

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