Inside Eyebrow Microblading


Want Lily Collins meets Cara Delevingne eyebrows without relying on an eyebrow pencil every single morning? I do too–so I paid a visit to eyebrow Microblading expert Jacqueline Perry, owner and operator of Permanent Appeal, to give my brows the perfect color and shape. While I was there, she answered my questions about this technique and I’m sharing all of it here!

  1. What exactly is microblading and how does it work? Microblading is a unique, semi-permanent tattoo created by using a fine microblade to mimic hair strokes and create a natural, defined brow.
  2. What is the difference between eyebrow tattooing and microblading? Microblading is still tattooing, but the technique is different. Due to it’s ability to replicate individual brow hairs, microblading results are far more natural versus a solid eyebrow tattoo.
    1. Is it painful? Pain varies depending on your sensitivity. Most compare it to a sunburn sensation at worst. Permanent Appeal always applies a topical ointment that numbs the area throughout the process.
      1. How long are the appointments? The appointment is two hours long, which includes time to go over expectations, answer any questions you may have, and then to shape and color your brows. The process itself is about forty-five to sixty-five minutes of the two hour visit.
      1. What is the upkeep? How many visits and how much does it cost? Microblading is a two step process, with a touch up appointment scheduled six weeks after the initial procedure. Maintenance varies depending on the person, but clients typically return after twelve months. On average, the brows last a full year and the cost at Permanent Appeal is $650 for both appointments.
      1. How do you find a trustworthy place? Make sure to do your research and ask lots of questions, such as: when did your technician start Microblading, where did they train and for how long, and how many faces have they worked on. It’s also important to ask to see healed results, to make sure their tools are disposable and sterile, and to look up their reviews online. Microblading is not for everyone and you want to make sure you’re a good candidate.
      2. How far in advance should someone get them done before their wedding day? You should schedule your appointment at least three months in advance to ensure you’re healed and happy for your special day. This is your face, don’t trust it with just anyone!
    2. You can see more examples of the powers of microblading at Permanent Appeal’s Instagram!
Photography by: Permanent Appeal
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