Skinny Brows, Big Problems
The skinny brow trend can be seen throughout history! Over plucked and shaved eyebrows were all the rage; dating centuries back. The most icon eyebrow trendsetters during my time were Madonna of the 1980s and Pamela Anderson of the 1990s.
A super high arched brow was a must! In order to accomplish the skinny brow look, tweezers were faithfully used and razors were purchased. In fact, shaving the eyebrows was just as normal as shaving the legs.
Now, let us discuss 2019. Society today is currently hyper-focused on fuller and bolder (excluding the stomach). Fuller eyelashes, fuller lips, fuller buttocks, and you guessed it, fuller eyebrows!!
How to transform your skinny brows?
The answer is simple ladies and gents, microblading. Microblading is the most natural way to transform those old skinny brows into the most admired brows of 2019.
What Is Microblading?
Microblading falls into the category of semi-permanent makeup and cosmetic tattooing. Microblading is completed with a manual hand tool equipped with small tiny needles. The hand tool is then dipped into pigment. Your microblading artist will then begin to create precise, fine incisions along with the eyebrow shape that was pre-approved by you and your artist. The pigment on the blade inserts into the incisions created and the pigment is then soaked into the skin, creating a semi-permanent tattoo.
Microblading is only inserting small amounts of pigment into the skin causing the tattoo to fade much faster than a saturated solid tattooed eyebrow. Microblading produces the most natural and fuller look of eyebrow hairs. Microblading can last anywhere from 1-3 years depending on several factors. Many microblading artists will recommend annual visits to maintain the shape and color of your new beautiful brows.
It is important to choose a well-trained microblading artist. In the state of Arizona, microblading is not regulated. However, the artist must complete a blood-borne pathogens course online. Regulations do vary from state to state. Please check your local state for more specific information.
Is Microblading For You?
Microblading is ideal for both men and women. Individuals who suffer from over-plucked eyebrows, sparse eyebrow hair, alopecia, and cancer survivors to name a few. Bello Cara has also seen several clients with full brows that are looking at achieving the most balanced symmetrical shape. We also see clientele who just want to add microblading strokes to a small area in order to fill in a sparse growth pattern.
Microblading is NOT for you if ….
– Under the age of 18
– Pregnant and or Lactating
– Skin conditions and diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, and undiagnosed rashes or blisters
– Allergies to makeup or colorants
– Easily triggered post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
– Transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
– Active skin cancer in the area to be treated
– Thyroid medication
– Blood thinners
– Healing disorders
– Uncontrolled high blood pressure or mitral valve disorder
– Accutane or steroids
– People with Shingles
– Botox and fillers must wait one month after injections
– Eyelift must wait 3-6 months
– People who cannot follow pre-care and post-care instructions
– People with the hair disorder trichotillomania
Is Microblading Painful?
The majority of our clients rate the level of discomfort very low on a scale of 1-10. With ten being very painful our clients say it’s between a 2-3. Microblading has been compared to the feeling of waxing and threading of the eyebrows. At Bello Cara, we use a topical anesthetic to pre-numb the eyebrow area prior to the procedure. We always have additional topical anesthetic available during the procedure to ensure the clients’ comfortability while in treatment.
How Much Does Microblading Cost?
In the state, if Arizona you can expect to pay between $350.00 to $650.00 for one session depending on the city. It is not unheard of to pay anywhere from $1000-$1700 in other states for microblading.
What Certifications Should You Be Looking For?
Consumers should be aware, the state of Arizona does NOT regulate tattooing or permanent makeup, at this time. The permanent makeup artist you choose should have a business license, the artist should have a microblading certification from a reputable training program, and the artist must also complete the blood-borne pathogens training.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for some microblading artist to have been certified after taking a single day course, two-day course, and or/a three-day course. Ask your microblading artist how long the training program took to complete. If your artist has a certification from Phi Brows, 3D Brows, Beauty Angels, or Daria Chuprys, rest assured they were properly trained and held to a high standard. In Arizona, microblading and permanent makeup artist are held to the same standards as a tattoo artist. Microblading in Arizona falls under the category of a tattoo artist. All microblading and permanent makeup artist must be 18 years or older and successfully completed the blood-borne pathogens training.
During your consultation appointment take time to evaluate the cleanliness of the treatment room. Did the microblading artist provide you with a health history form to complete? It is important that the artist you choose has discussed the answers you provided on the health history form. Will the microblading artist be using sterilized single-use disposable tools? If not, ask if a sterilization machine is located within the office.
The artist you choose should also have insurance coverage to perform microblading. The insurance company will ask the artist for a certificate from the training program. They will also want to know how many clients the artist completed while in the microblading training program. Prior to the microblading procedure, the artist will ask for your approval while determining the shape and color of your new eyebrows.
Bello Cara intends for all of our clients to be fully informed on their pursuit of fabulous eyebrows. Remember, “great brows don’t happen by chance, they happen by appointment”.