Ever since Cara Delevingne sashayed down the runways sporting big, beautiful brows, the world has become obsessed. After just one fashion show, she gave rise to the latest beauty trend of big beautiful brows.
Good news if you’re someone who is graced with ample eyebrow hair; bad news if you succumbed to the 90’s trend of plucking eyebrows to within an inch of their life.
While trends in brows have come and gone over the years, the Delevingne effect is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The brow obsession has taken over the digital world, with a staggering three million Instagram posts with #brows and a further 600,000 with #browsonfleek. Plus, 500,00 YouTube tutorials all claim to show you how to get the perfect brows, with many vloggers claiming you need to spend at least an hour tweezing, shaping and filling them in every day!
Eyebrows have the power to flawlessly frame your face so it isn’t surprising that we’re all on a mission to perfect our own. BUT… who has an hour to spend grooming them every day?!
Cue microblading – an innovative semi-permanent eyebrow treatment designed to give you the brows of your dreams.
So what exactly is it and how does it work?
Microblading, or ‘eyebrow embroidery’ as it’s known in the beauty industry, is the latest treatment taking the world by storm! While eyebrow tattooing is hard to achieve a natural look, microblading uses a fine scalpel-type blade to deposit pigment, rather than a tattoo needle. Using this tool, the practitioner skilfully works to create flawlessly natural-looking brows, defined with ultra-fine micro lines which look exactly like individual hairs.
By using a blade rather than a needle, the colour is expertly implanted closer to the surface of the outer layer of the skin, resulting in fine, defined strokes, mimicking real hair. These fine lines are applied in the same direction of hair growth, with the end result so good, you’ll swear they’re real!
Microblading is perfect for anyone who wants to fill out, define or enhance their brows, particularly those who are the victims of the 90’s over-plucking saga. Plus, the treatment is safe and effective for those who have lost their brows as a results of chemotherapy,
trichotillomania or alopecia. This semi permanent eyebrows treatment lasts between 12 to 18 months, and even longer in some cases.
So with all this talk of micro blades, you’re probably wondering if the treatment hurts. The truth is, a little. Microblading can be a little uncomfortable but anaesthetic cream is applied during the treatment to minimise pain.
Plus, the good news is there’s no downtime. Your brows may be slightly red following the treatment, but this should fade within an hour or two. Initially, the brows appear darker, but fade significantly over a two-week period.
After 4 to 6 weeks of the initial treatment a follow up session is required to fill in any gaps in the brows.
And then, you’re left with enviable, natural #browsonfleek with no maintenance or need to maintain daily. Simply get up, go and show off the brows which put Cara’s to shame.
For Eyebrow Microblading Hertfordshire, Raffinée by Lola is loved by our clients. If you’re longing for the brows of your dreams, get in touch with us here.