Permanent Makeup for Brows using Microblading

Microblading is a manual, non-mechanical method of permanent brow makeup which is relatively new to the US. It is considered to be semi-permanent, compared to the traditional tattoo machine technique. The microblading method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows without committing to a permanent tattoo, and can be completed regardless of the amount of hair present.

A full consultation is completed to create the clients customized brow shape, size and color. The procedure is then performed using a pencil shaped tool (made of very fine needles configured into a blade shape) to ‘draw’ hair strokes into the epidermis following the clients natural hair growth direction. The procedure is less painful and is completed faster than with a tattoo machine. The results create a very natural looking, fuller looking brow with feathered hair-like strokes.

Medical grade mineral based pigments are used and are matched to your original or preferred brow color. Generally if the brows are still present it is best to match so the enhancement blends perfectly into the existing hairs. The pigments do not change color but slowly fade.


How long do the results last?
  • This varies from person to person – a color refresh is recommended on average from 18-24 months after your initial procedure.

How long is the appointment?
  • The procedure is split into 2 appointments, 6-8 weeks apart. The initial procedure will take up to 2 hours, and the second appointment takes from 30-60 minutes.

Does is hurt?

  • Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable whereas other clients report no discomfort at all. A topical numbing agent is used and is topped up regularly during the treatment to keep you comfortable.

Do I need a patch test?
  • Yes all clients need a patch test at least 48 hours before the procedure.

What will they look like immediately after the procedure?
  • Your brows may be a little swollen, red and sometimes blanched (white). This is all very normal. They will be considerably darker for the first week before they begin to fade out to a softer color.