There you are — standing in front of all the eyebrow supplies at (insert favorite beauty store here) expected to decide on what’s going to look best, look the most natural, or give you that bold brow look you’ve been trying to achieve. If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried it all: the pencil, the tray of wax + powder, tinting, e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. But you still haven’t found the perfect recipe for your perfect brow. Well, ladies (and gentlemen!), we sat down with Kym, of Kym with a Y, and Chelsea Ramsey at The B Hive and have all the microblading answers.
Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure that uses a specialized hand controlled tool to make fine cuts in the skin to implant pigment that resembles the appearance of natural eyebrow hair. “It is ideal for filling in sparse areas of the brow where hair isn’t present, and defining and enhancing your natural brow shape,” says Kym. This trend has become more and more popular over the last couple years.
Unlike permanent makeup tattooing, Microblading does not use a machine operated tool. Instead, a small device with multiple microneedles is used. After numbing the area before and during your procedure, the microblade is dipped into a selected color of iron-oxide pigment — an ingredient safe for skin — and then implanted under your skin to mimic the natural hairs in your brows. See photo above. Sign me up ASAP!
Okay, so two things you’re probably thinking:
- How much does it cost and,
- How long does this last?
First, each salon will vary in price, so you’ll have to inquire, make your consultation and find out. Second, this procedure can last up to 3 years! While it won’t wash off, it will fade over time and touch-ups are required. “Since each skin type is unique, the pigments will hold differently and break down at different rates,” says Chelsea.
If you’re considering microblading, or just tired of trying to find your perfect brow recipe at the makeup store, call one of these lovely ladies here at Lincoln Center. We promise you’ll be in good hands.
Chelsea Ramsey at The B Hive Hair Salon
302 Lincoln Center
Kym with a Y Organic Spa
307B Lincoln Center