Have you ever heard of eyebrow embroidery? Learn all about this new beauty trend that is making waves around the world. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have effortless perfect brows every time without any makeup.
Eyebrows frame a person’s face and accentuate the naturally beautiful features. In fact, perfectly groomed eyebrows can make you look younger, giving you an almost instant face lift. Like all aspects of fashion and beauty, eyebrow trends change too. For a while now, celebrities and runway models have been seen sporting more natural looking eyebrows. Gone are the days when pencil thin eyebrows were hip. The new trend in eyebrow revolution is here.
What is Eyebrow Embroidery aka Microblading?
It’s a process in which colored pigment is added into the skin, filling in the sparse areas of your brows to give them a fuller and flawless look. This technique is also great for reshaping or thickening existing eyebrows or darkening them and making them more defined and apparent. Also, unlike eyebrow tattooing which penetrates the dermis and is therefore permanent, eyebrow embroidery is semi-permanent and can last up to 2 years with touch ups. So you can most definitely change the style of your eyebrows after a while, if you choose to.
From teenage girls looking to emulate their idols to 30 something women asking for eyebrows like model ROLA to men wanting actor Shun Oguri’s strong eyebrows, more and more people are asking for fuller and straighter looking eyebrows like those of Japanese/South Korean celebrities. If you always wondered how eyebrow embroidery /microblading is done, read below for the walk through of the process!
How eyebrow embroidery / microblading is done
Firstly, the eyebrow technician, Elaine / Missybrow looked at my eyebrows and discuss what shape the i would like to have, which might be based on sample photos. We decided to go ahead for the latest powder eyebrow technique as it gives a more even/natural look. Elaine also advised me which eyebrow shape suits my features and face shape. As part of prepping, she also removes stray hairs from my eyebrows. Next, using an eyebrow pencil, elaine traced the desired eyebrow shape on me, reviewed it, and then make adjustments on the angle or length if necessary.
Elaine then apply a numbing cream that needs to be kept on for at least 15 minutes before the procedure. During the 15 minutes, she choose the appropriate eyebrow color that would depend on the client’s current eyebrow color, hair color and complexion. For my case, brown was chosen for a natural shade. She then began the procedure with the use of a sterile knife that looks like a small scalpel with three small needles at the bottom; it is very sharp and thin. Small pieces of the top layer of the skin (epidermis) will be cut away and the chosen color will be applied. The whole process takes about two to three hours.
Is eyebrow embroidery / microblading safe?
Eyebrow embroidery / Microblading is only as safe as the place where it is done. It is always best to go to a reputable beauty center with qualified technicians like Elaine / Missybrow. Elaine has 15 years of experience in the beauty industry who has worked in Chanel, Jill Lowe , she’s also certified in Cidesco and trained in Korea for the latest eyebrow Eyebrow embroidery / microblading techniques. She’s available by appointment only at +65 9772 3333 / email@example.com. It is also important to double check if equipment are sterilized and if new blades are used for each customer.
Does it hurt?
Because the numbing cream is used and only the epidermis is penetrated, the pain will be nothing worse than tweezing or threading. There should not be any bleeding or swelling during the process.
What’s the aftercare like?
After the procedure is done, you should not let your eyebrows come into contact with soap for about a week as soap usually causes the color to fade. You can use a towel to wash your face, avoiding the eyebrow area. Some salons will provide an aftercare cooling cream to be applied. After a week or so, small scabs will form where the skin was cut. Picking at or scratching these scabs off may cause an infection so you will be warned against doing it.