different strokes for different folks
This technique involves making tiny little lines in the skin with a hand tool and ink, resulting in an eyebrow that looks like hair strokes. This option shows a lot more skin than the other techniques, and for that reason many people think it is the most subtle.
- Looks like hair strokes
- This technique usually fades the fastest
- More trauma to the skin over time, so touch-ups should be minimal and spread
- Best for people with tight skin and small pores
- Better for people with dry and normal skin
- Not the best technique for people with extremely oily skin or people who bleed
Blading with Shading:
This technique blends both hair strokes and shading into one blended outcome. First, microblading is done. Then another tool is used to provide a soft diluted version of color to fill the space between the strokes. This makes the brow look fuller and slightly more pigmented than can be achieved with microblading alone.
- Looks like hair strokes but with more coverage
- Lasts longer than microblading alone
- Still some microblading, though less is needed. Therefore, less touch-ups are
needed and less trauma to the skin
- Best option for those with little to no hair, or large holes in their natural brows
- Better option for people with oily skin
- Not the best technique for people who bleed easily
Ombre Powder Brows:
This technique is done with a small machine that gently inserts pigment into the skin that looks very soft and misty. No hair strokes are placed, so the brow is fully covered with a light color, and little pigment is placed at the start of the brow for a soft look. This does not look like old traditional block brows! It’s soft a pretty, like a light makeup fill.
- No hair stokes are created
- Lasts longer than the other techniques
- Minimal trauma to the skin
- Less touch-ups required
- Great for all skin types