The cosmetics industry is booming. From makeup to nail polish (which actually dates back to 3000 BC China), people everywhere want to look good and feel great doing it. One of the hottest trends in the cosmetics industry is microblading, and for good reason; the innovative technique can keep your curved eyebrows looking amazing for years at a time, with no extra effort involved on your part. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation going around regarding microbladed brows. Today, we're going to be busting five of the most common myths about microblading.
- Your brows will look unnatural. While it is true that your brows will appear darker than normal in the first few weeks, eventually the pigment will lighten. Since it is designed to match your natural eyebrow color, it will blend seamlessly after that initial period.
- It's extremely painful. Microblading is not a painless process, but neither is it agonizing. In fact, many patients insist that waxing hurts more; the initial application can be a bit uncomfortable, and your eyebrows may feel "sunburned" in the next few days, but it's all very manageable.
- It's permanent. Although it is considered permanent makeup, the technique and pigments used are different to tattooing procedures and inks; most applications last between one and two years, and will need to be touched up as they fade.
- Microblading is for everyone. As much as we would like this to be the case, not everyone is a good candidate for microblading. If you are on blood thinners, it isn't recommended, and some people have sensitive/stubborn skin that doesn't take to the pigment very well.
- The process requires the use of a scalpel or blade. Though the tool used may resemble a blade, it is actually constructed of many needles fused together; this is how the pigment gets deposited into your skin.
Hopefully, this cleared up and explained any concerns you had over your professional microblading appointment and has encouraged you to get your brows done. If you're employed at a salon or beauty parlor, you may want to learn how eyebrow shading is performed; there are a number of microblading classes, microneedling classes, and microshading kits available to teach you! Get signed up in one of the many microblading classes out there today and see where your newfound skill takes you.