Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow treatment that is carried out using a specialised manual hand tool which holds disposable microblades, and implants colour onto the skin.
At BrowShop, located in Banstead, Surrey, I have developed a process that is totally individual and personalised to you. I want you to have the best brows you’ve always dreamed of and that are perfect for YOUR face.
Every microblading eyebrow treatment I create for my clients is personalised. There is no one size fits all where brows are concerned.
During your custom consultation I will establish what you hope to achieve from your eyebrow treatment, I will also get an idea of your makeup routine and lifestyle.
Do you draw your eyebrows on everyday or just special occasions?
Do you like very defined brows or do you prefer something more subtle?
A lot of our clients have overplucked eyebrows and now want a fuller eyebrow. I can create subtle to defined and anything in between.
Once I determine the perfect, customised shape for you, I then draw it on using an eyebrow pencil so you get an idea of the shape and the best colour of the enhancement before I start.
My goal is to create beautiful eyebrows that match the symmetry of your face and look very natural. I’ll then have you make different facial expressions to make sure the brows look perfect laughing, smiling, eyes open or closed.
A lot of clients ask, “Does it hurt?” The answer is: no, I would say more uncomfortable. Some clients describe the feeling as scratchy and others like slight pressure, some even fall asleep!
A topical numbing cream is applied to the area prior to the treatment taking place to minimise any discomfort! Whatever the feeling, you leave the clinic with the most amazing eyebrows, so it’s all worth it in the end!
With the anaesthetic applied, I begin microblading! This takes around 45 minutes. Each individual hair stroke is drawn onto to skin by hand, matching the direction of your natural hair. The stokes are drawn to mimic actual hairs creating a 3D effect and ultra-realist looking semi-permanent makeup enhancement which I am sure you will love!
The whole process takes around an hour and a half so within no time at all we’ve completed your new eyebrows!
Each client takes an aftercare kit home with them in order to fully equip them with all the tools they will need to take care of their eyebrows in the days following the procedure. Included in this kit are full instructions in case anything I have explained throughout the procedure is forgotten.
My clients are then encouraged to come back after a few weeks to have an additional top up. Some clients do not need this as often one visit is enough, but I am always happy to see my clients again if they so wish.
MICROBLADING TOUCH UP: WHY IS IT NECESSARY?
After the initial microblading treatment and microblading healing period, you have to have a touch up session. The first touch up is obligatory in most cases.
In order to understand the importance of the first touch up, think of the treatment as a 2-step process. One can’t go without the other and the treatment is incomplete without the touch up session.
The skin after a microblading treatment takes some time to heal. During that period, your eyebrows will go through several phases. First, they will be too dark, then they will start scabbing, and finally they will lose some of the colour and you might think your microblading was unsuccessful.
The colour comes back at the end of the healing period, but sometimes it can be uneven and patchy, as some of the pigment could come off with the scabs. Everybody’s skin heals differently and some clients might notice gaps and irregularities after the brows are healed.
The first touch up includes adding additional strokes where the pigment didn’t settle properly. Sometimes, deeper shading is also required. The touch up is there to correct all the irregularities and redefine your eyebrows. Its purpose is to fix what got messed up during the healing period. It’s also an opportunity to make some modifications, in case you feel the shape of the arches isn’t quite right yet.