Perhaps the biggest trend in eyebrows of this decade, microblading has taken the world - and internet - by storm. Microblading promises a simplified beauty routine, and more enhanced and shapely brows, with lasting results. It's been just about a week since my own microblading procedure, and I want to share with you all what my experience has been like. I also have a few professional care tips and insights on what to expect.
If you are like me and hate filling in your eyebrows everyday and want them to be an even shape, I highly recommend this service. It definitely makes the putting on makeup process way easier. Or, if you are anything like my mom and sisters who plucked their eyebrows a little to much and don't have a ton of hair - this service is also a great option.
Special thanks to my fabulous microblading technician Trista Noe, who also assisted with some of the details included below.
You'll receive a form to fill out prior to the microblading process that gives you a basic run down on your health and well being. For example, you can't have alcohol in your system 24 hours prior. Allergies and pregnancy are also a concern to your microblading technician. Trista, will fill in the color of your eyebrows to match your shade perfectly.
I had my eyebrows microbladed on July 31, 2018. I waited a week to write this just to make sure I was providing you all with an honest and knowledgable point of view.
Everyone is different, but my healing process has been so great! The first day washing and not getting my eyebrows wet was difficult, but I managed to figure it out quickly. I used a wash cloth and my normal cleansing soap and stayed below my eyebrows. You can't get them wet for 1-2 weeks, but that varies depending on how well you heal.
I wish someone could've video taped my shower experience when I washed my hair. Lets just say, I had to lean further back than normal. But it was no biggie, and probably good exercise too haha.
The initial cost is pricey - but it's a 2 and a half to 3 hour service, and there are a lot of sanitary procedures in place. The cost of this service is $500, which includes a 6 week touch up. If you wait more than 24 months without a touch up after the first microblading service, you'll full price (so mark your calendar!) Color touch ups (necessary anywhere from 8 months to 2 years) cost $225.
WHAT IT FELT LIKE
I had no idea really what it would feel like, Trista advised me on what others had told her, but I didn't think it hurt at all and I typically don't handle pain well. It feels a little bit like someone scratching on your brow. Trista said it could tickle, but I didn't have any tickling.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You will have scabbing, and it will be itchy, but nothing to major. I didn't notice wanting to scratch until 4-5 days after. As of the present moment, I have no itching. My eyebrows were a little darker at first. This will always be the case if you want to see lasting results. In the past 2 days, my brows have started to look as they do when I normally fill them in.
My experience was nothing short of professional, comfortable and the results speak for themselves. If you're in Ohio, I highly recommend you check out Trista Noe's page for more information and to contact her to set up an apt.