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What is The Art Of The Brow?

A good artist will ask you what you like and allow you to bring a picture of the look you are trying to achieve. In turn, you should feel the freedom to ask your artist about the 4 main components of The Art Of The Brow:

Color
Style
Depth
Shape

Color
Color is a combination of a person’s skin tone, the ink and the color of the hair they are trying to achieve. The right mixture can create beautifully natural brows; the wrong mixture will create brows that stand out in a crowd. The wrong ink and mixture can change color over time. Have you ever seen someone with blue or pink brows? Bad brows can be quite humiliating! Good brows should not be noticeable. They should look perfect and so natural that no one can see that you have had them done. Good inks are key. Be sure your microblading artist uses quality inks and understands how to use them.

Style
In today’s fast-moving fashion world, style is the key to The Art Of The Brow. Everyone has their own style that they like: thin, thick, 3D, 6D powder fill, long tail, etc. It is important to ensure you have a true artist drawing your brows. From every hair stroke to the blend of the powder fill, a true artist will understand how to create the look you are trying to achieve. Someone who is not artistic will assume they are doing a good job without understanding the illusion and subtlety needed in creating your style.

Depth
Depth is often misunderstood. Mistakes in depth can be far more damaging than the other components of color, style and shape. The wrong depth can not only damage your skin but scar it as well. If the artist colors to the right depth, your brows will only last between 18 to 24 months, allowing you the versatility to update your style, shape or color as times change. When choosing the right artist, please ensure they understand depth!

Shape
I love shape! The shape of your brows identifies you. Whether it be sexy, innocent seductive or (when done wrong) surprised, angry, happy or sad, the right brow will accentuate your unique beauty. When done right, they can make you look years younger! There are several face shapes: round, square, oval, long, heart or diamond. The shape of your brow must compliment the shape of your face or your face may look disoriented.

Understanding The Art Of The Brow is crucial for a successful outcome. However, brow perfection does not stop there. Pre-care and aftercare are also crucially important. When meeting with your artist, please follow all of their instructions after the procedure. Before the procedure, have the artist draw your brows so you have a visual of the look you are trying to achieve. If you don’t like it, let them know! Don’t wait until after the procedure to make your complaint. Always remember: if they are not in a county-approved facility, don’t walk out — run out. Stay away from the back of hair or nail salon, someone’s home or someone’s garage. A severe infection could damage beyond repair! Finally, do your research. Ask to see their portfolio. Request pictures of healed brows. Many artists have had only a 2 day training course and don’t understand the full range of education that goes with The Art Of The Brow.

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Ombre (Powder Brow) vs Microblading

Looking to improve your brow permanently with the emphasis on looking natural?  Maybe you’ve heard of Microblading or Ombre brow but what style is best for you?

Both brow styles are beautiful & can be adjusted to look super soft or more intense, it just comes down to which style you prefer, your skin type, lifestyle and various other factors.

OMBRE (POWERED BROW) 

DETAILS

A soft, misty, powder filled brow similar to the look of makeup meaning the tails of the brow are darker, and fade into a light start to the brow, giving it a very subtle look.   It’s personally, my favorite style!  Over time, pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows behind – lighter at the bulb (front) of the brow and going darker towards the tail.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

Anyone who fills in their brows with makeup and has hair.  Note, if the brow is thinner, artists can add hairstrokes after to add additional texture.

OUTCOME

  • Lasts 2-4 years with artist uses a digital machine with micro-needles
  • Cannot be done using a microblade

CONTRAINDICATIONS

None, Ombre brow heals on point for almost everyone!

MICROBLADING (HAIRSTROKES)

DETAILS

Permanent technique that adds hair like strokes, volume and texture to perfect the shape of the brow.  It can be done manually using a hand tool with a microblade or a digital machine using micro-needles – most artist have a preference on the technique that they practice so ask them why.

IDEAL CANDIDATE 

  • Someone with sparse fine brow hair, over tweezed
  • Goal: wants to add hair/texture back to the brow for a natural appearance (illusion of natural hair strokes)

OUTCOME

  • Manual technique (hand tool): Last between 6-18mths.
  • Digital machine: Last 2-3yrs

CONTRAINDICATIONS 

Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for hair-strokes.  If you answer yes to any of the following below your hair-strokes will either blend or disappear. A combination of both is a option as well.

  • Oily skin
  • Large pores
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Frequent sweating due to extensive working out, menopause, etc
  • Alopecia
  • Thyroid conditions
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