What I’ve noticed in my career is that often times, clients will come in to see me, not really having an idea of what they want or what to ask for. If and when I ever have clients that are scared/anxious/nervous, it is typically because they’re not sure what they want. All they know is that they want their eyebrows done and they default to going to a “microblading artist” because there is this misconception that brow tattooing only means microblading.
My hope is to end this misconception here.
Microblading is a form of eyebrow tattooing. Ombre or Powder Brows is another form of eyebrow tattooing. Nano Brows (which I do not provide) is another form of eyebrow tattooing. All area beautiful, AND they all will yield different results.
So, if you make an appointment with an Ombre Brow artist, they may or may not provide Microblading. Or, if you make an appointment with a Microblading artist, they may or may not provide machine shading (Ombre/Powder Brows).
As a client, it’s super important to understand what it is that you’re asking for. You may go to a Microblading artist who is only trained in providing microbladed hair-like strokes
I began my PMU career solely as a Microblading artist & as the years went on, I continued to train under highly-respected artists to learn different techniques.
As of today, I offer the following services.
- Microblading + Manual Shading
- Powder Brows
- Combo Brows
Each of my services are described in further detail with examples below. When you come in for an appointment with me, I will walk you through which service will best suit your desired outcome based off of how your natural eyebrows look. If you'd like an idea of this before committing to an appointment, please send photos in for an email consultation.
Microblading is a form of PMU where hair-like strokes are implanted into the skin to mimic eyebrow hairs. The goal for me is to make the eyebrows appear fuller in shape because there are a lot of “eyebrow hairs”. This technique is completed with a handheld, manual tool. The manual tool holds a micro “blade” - which is essentially a single row of several micro-needles that resemble the appearance of a blade. The “blade” is dipped into ink, and I use the blade and the ink to manually craft each hair-like stroke. There are no machines involved with this procedure.
MICROBLADING + MANUAL SHADING
As we just learned, Microblading means that hair-like strokes are implanted into the skin to mimic real eyebrow hairs. Manual Shading is a form of PMU where ink is carefully stippled in between the microbladed hairstrokes to give those areas more density than just microblading hairstrokes alone. Manual Shading is a technique that is completed with a handheld, manual tool. The manual tool holds a “shader” - which is essentially a grouping of several micro-needles that can come in both linear and circular formations. Typically, I only use a shader that is comprised of 2 flat rows of 17 micro-needles. The “shader” is dipped into ink, and I use the shader and the ink to manually shade targeted areas for further density. There are no machines involved with this procedure.
Powder brows (also known as ombré brows) is a form of PMU where thousands of tiny little dots are layered into the skin with the intention of making your eyebrows appear that they are softly dusted with powder. This technique is 100% completed with a machine and a cartridge of either one single needle, or a grouping of several needles. There are no handheld/manual tools involved in this procedure, and there are no microblading “hair-like strokes” implanted into the skin for this procedure.
Combo brows is a form of PMU where I will use a blend of both Microblading (hairstrokes) & Powder Brows (machine shading). These two techniques are fused together for the final result.