It’s no secret that penciling your eyebrows is a pain. You have to worry about your makeup rubbing off throughout the day, and how well the eyebrows match. If they look natural, or if they look too perfect. And when you’re running late and want to get out the door quickly, penciling your brows in just doesn’t cut it.
If you want to avoid the daily hassle of managing your brows, microblading is a great option. It’s a long-term solution that creates a natural-looking brow that lasts for years.
At first, microblading looks great—so natural, in fact, that many people hope it won’t lighten at all over time. But, it is important to know that microblading will lighten after about a year although the ink never leaves the skin.
Tattooing is something that will fade over time. For example, black ink lightens to a dark gray, orange ink fades to yellow/orange, and over time the appearance changes. The ink used for microblading will do the same. After a year and a half, you might like the way your microblading fades, or it might be time for a touchup to get back to that original color.
(Click on the link to learn more about Why Do Tattoos Fade)
It is really important that your technician/artist is experienced. They should explain the natural fading process to you!
If you have an inexperienced artist, they may apply the microblading with a heavy hand. This will cause two issues. 1) you won’t have a natural look, and 2) you may end up with more color change as the microblading fades.
Questions to Ask
When searching for a studio that offers microblading, make sure to ask, how many years they’ve been applying microblading and cosmetic tattooing. We’ve been working with women for over 10 years.
Ask, how long have you been working in Orlando? Again, we’ve been in the Orlando area for over 10 years.
You should be able to see examples of the microblading artist’s work. It is essential to get an idea of the range of brow shapes and styles they can create. You need to know if they’ve worked on your skin color and type, and what the results could look like. If they don’t bring it up to you, ask them questions about how microblading fades.
And always ask, what are your processes? Some artists give everyone the same brow style. We are a lot more professional than that. We always…
Start with a photo to understand your skin type, brow type, and hair color.
We talk with you to better understand what you want and your goals.
We set the initial appointment where we draw a template, so you can see your new brows.
Then in the same appointment, you decide to move forward with the microblading or wait.
We provide you with proper aftercare and instructions to avoid excessive fading.
Microblading is a two-step process. We will schedule a return appointment in 6 weeks to touch up anywhere that lost color, evaluate the healed color, and color correct as needed.
Lastly, we will schedule a color boost touch-up in 1 1/2 years to repeat the process.
So if you’re tired of spending hours every morning trying to make sure your brows look perfect before heading out the door—microblading might be right for you!
Are you ready for a consultation?
To get started, you can text a photo to About Face and Body, Orlando Florida, (407) 574-8383 or send us a photo through our Online Pre-consultation Form.
We will evaluate your photo to see if you are a good candidate for microblading, and contact you to discuss your brow options.
Microblading vs Other Brow Styles
For information about the difference between microblading and other brow styles, visit our Eyebrow Styles, Methods, and Techniques page.
And as always… We promise to refresh your brow, your face, and your confidence!
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