Microblading 101: My Experience & General Questions
As some of you already know, I got my eyebrows microbladed this summer. It was something I had been interested in checking out, so I was PUMPED when my brother’s girlfriend took the course and needed a couple test models! I wanted to share my experience with ya’ll and answer some basic questions you may have about microblading.
What is microblading? Essentially, microblading is micro needles put together to create a blade that deposits pigment under your skin. It is pretty much like getting a tattoo for your eyebrows, but the blades do not go into the skin as deep as a tattoo needle.
How long did it take to get done? Be prepared to be at the appointment for a little while! The average session will be about 3 hours. Then you will need to go back in 6 weeks to do touch ups and check that your brows are exactly how you’d like them. The follow up appointment will also take a fair bit of time, but not as long as the initial appointment.
How long does it last? This depends on how they heal, your skin type, age, and how well you take care of them. It lasts anywhere from 1-3 years, but you can go back every 6 months or so to keep them looking fresh!
Does it hurt? Kinda, but not really..?! haha. The technician will put numbing cream on your brows beforehand so when the numbing cream is in full effect I couldn’t feel a thing. However, once the numbing cream started to wear off I felt some discomfort, but nothing major. I would say it was a similar pain level to getting waxed or threaded for the first time. However, you can always ask for more numbing cream at any point – I just wanted to keep things rolling so didn’t bother getting it reapplied!
How much does it cost? Depending on who you go to and their experience level, the cost is anywhere from $300-$700. Sydney charges $350 for the initial appointment and $50 for touch ups. She would prefer more people to be able to afford microblading, so is choosing to price the service lower than average – isn’t that amazing?!
Where can I get it done? As I mentioned, I got mine done by my brother’s girlfriend Sydney, in Saskatoon, SK. Since I know her personally, I knew she would do an excellent job!! She is definitely a perfectionist and was so precise when measuring and drawing out my brows. You can contact Syd to book an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some before and after pics of my brows – I initially thought I wasn’t the best candidate for it… until I saw these pics!! I seriously could not be happier with how they turned out!
Have you tried microblading or have you ever thought about getting it done?! I definitely recommend it – especially if you are currently unhappy with your brow shape.