Raise Your Brows to Microblading!
That’s right, it is time to raise a brow to microblading! This unique technique has become all the range and is becoming increasingly popular. But why? In this blog, we will be discussing everything you would want to know about microblading and how you can learn this exciting process.
Microblading Courses Coming Soon!
South Hills Beauty Academy is very excited to usher in a new course to our curriculum — microblading! But what is it? What are the benefits?
As a cosmetologist, you may know that processes are constantly changing and you have to stay on your toes to learn the latest and greatest in beauty aesthetics. After all, you want to stay relevant in your process based on what your clients want. Fads come and go very quickly, but as a cosmetologist, you have to be one step ahead. Microblading is a new semi-permanent procedure that has the ability to transform the eyebrow industry. But what is microblading?
Microblading is a type of eyebrow architecture, in which a professional lightly scratches the surface of your eyebrows and inputs pigment. Think of it similarly to a tattoo, but semi-permanent and not directly applying ink underneath your skin.
Microblading uses a sort of pen with a nib at its end. At the tip of the blade are 10-12 needles, all using a bit of medical-grade pigment. When applying the pen to the skin, you want to do so very lightly in featherweight strokes. You want to do this for two reasons. For one, you want to apply the pen lightly so you aren’t jabbing your client with a needle-tipped pen. The second is that the pigment needs to be applied lightly or the finished eyebrows will look too artificial. When microblading, the goal is to create the appearance of naturally thick and well-shaped eyebrows.
But I Hate Needles!
Microblading isn’t like a tattoo. True, you are applying pigment to your skin, but the process is a lot lighter, less painful, and does not require nearly as much time. Tattoos are also very invasive and require tattoo artists to apply ink directly to the skin. In microblading, the pigment is only applied to the epidermis layer of the skin.
What is Semi-Permanence?
Semi-permanence is an important factor to remember, especially when it comes to microblading. Microblading pigment lasts for approximately 18 months before it needs to be touched up. With this in mind, it is important that all of your clients know that microblading will not last forever. This will mean that they will have to come in again and re-apply pigment to their eyebrow to keep you their gorgeous eyebrow shape.
So, what are the benefits of microblading?
Well, if you are like most of the eyebrow enthusiast population, you may know all of the products necessary to keep up incredible eyebrow shape; eyebrows are the most finicky and eye-catching portion of your face, which make them important to shape to perfection. Many will know that eyebrows require specialized products to shape them, such eyebrow gel, pomade, pencils, and even eyebrow shadow. Now, of course, you don’t have to use all of these products, but if you want to help define and shape your brows, one or more may need to be implemented.
As you may gather, eyebrows can be a headache and a burden on your wallet. To save yourself time, stress, and money, microblading can be a worthwhile investment for your eyebrows.
If you are interested in learning how to microblade, classes are coming soon. Stay tuned as we will post our class schedule very soon. If you are curious about cosmology and would like to learn from professional classes, enroll at our beauty academy today!