What to Expect?
A typical microblading appointment lasts 2 to 3 hours, depending on the artist. A touch up appointment lasts anywhere from 1 to 2.5 hours, depending on the amount of work that needs touching up.
A standard appointment will have the following steps:
- Profile the client. First the microblading artist will assess the client’s lifestyle and taste. Do they want something bold or natural? Do they wear makeup every day or just special occasions? What face shape does the client have? This interview will help the artist create the best brows for their client.
- Draw on the eyebrows. Next the artist will draw the eyebrows directly on the client’s face with a waterproof eyebrow pencil. This will be the artist’s guide for the microblading procedure. This also allows the client to see the final look before any permanent work is performed.
- Microblading. Now the artist begins microblading, according to the drawing they’ve agreed upon with the client.
- Remove the excess pigment. Once the microblading is finished, there is lots of extra pigment remaining on the client’s face. The artist wipes it off with a baby wipe and the client can see their new eyebrows! Except for some redness, the client will be ready to go back out in public, no problem.
- Photography. All microblading artists photograph their work for many reasons, not the least of which, to have a record of their own art!
All microblading requires a second touch up appointment, because all clients’ skin is different and receives the pigment differently. It’s impossible to accurately predict how a pigment will be affected by a client’s undertones (Results are not guaranteed if you have an existing tattoo. Please consult with the therapist to determine if your tattoo can be covered. Again, results will vary. Achieving the highest degree of quality will be much more difficult and it may require more than one touch up to achieve the desired results. Various permanent makeup removal options are also available).
After 30 days, the client should come in for a touch up. This appointment can last as little as 1 hour or as much as 2.5 hours, depending on the amount of work needed. In this appointment, the artist will “warm up” or “cool down” the colors, to get it to match perfectly.
They may also reapply any parts of the microbladed brow that may have naturally sloughed off because the artist didn’t go deep enough in the skin.
At Eye Candy by Liz, we encourage our artists to maintain a light touch and injure the skin less, which results in finer, more natural lines.