I Try The Lastest Trend For Eyebrows: Microblading
October 14, 2017
I try not to get too caught up in beauty trends but when I read about microblading - a semi-permanent tattoo-like procedure for eyebrows I started looking around for a place to get it done. I believe eyebrows are important and I am still not very good at filling in my own, no matter how many times I've been taught. But I also wanted to go to a place that I trust. They last for two years and I wanted to make sure they were done right.
(Before. Not bad, but not great)
My girlfriend got hers done at Urban You in Grand Rapids and they look amazing. I was ready to make the trip to get them done there when I got an email from my favorite spa for facials, Truth Beauty and Wellness Spa in Birmingham (I don't go in that often because the facials aren't cheap. But they do offer deals all the time and they are worth every penny!) saying they now do Microblading. Hooray! I booked an appointment immediately! And I can't tell you how happy I was when I got there and found it was Ramona, from Amae Plastic Surgery (Ramona did my CoolSculpting procedure in January; she got her start at Truth) who was doing my brows!
The procedure takes a while. First she applied a cream to numb my brows (that takes about 30 minutes to kick in), then she carefully measured and drew on what she thought my brows should look like and we discussed them.
(Checking out Ramona's plan for my brows. Note the ruler on my forehead and all the lines drawn on me to make sure they are even. Ramona is thorough.)
Then she got to work. She uses a thin blade and tattoo ink and makes small lines that look like eyebrow hairs to build up the brows. And I'm not going to lie, sometimes it felt like nothing, sometimes it felt like a cat's tongue, and sometimes it hurt.
(Ramona, the artist, at work)
But it was so worth it. I couldn't believe the before-and-after photos.
(At dinner after the procedure)
And they weren't even done! I went home and followed the Care Instructions for two weeks then returned six weeks later to get them touched up. I wanted them a little fuller, and I have a mole in the middle of my left eyebrow that caused some issues. I'm so happy with the results.
The cost is about $600 (I know, I know) but, again, it lasts for two years. I think it was totally worth it and will probably do it again.
(They won't stay this dark but I almost wish they would)