What is microblading and should you get it?

Want perfect eyebrows? Microblading might be for you!

It’s one of the hottest beauty trends right now — microbladed eyebrows! If you’re someone who spends every morning filling in your brows and perfecting that arch, microblading could save you a lot of time and money down the road.

We met up with microblading artist Elizabeth Mejias of The Dolce Brow Bar in Boca Raton, Florida. Here’s what she had to say about the process…

FAQ’S:

What is microblading?

A lot of people really don’t know that microblading is a tattoo. It’s semi-permanent, it’s done with a blade. We go into the skin either manually or now we have the ability to do it with a machine, to create hair-like strokes. 

Who should you go to for microblading?

You want to go someone who is an artist. Someone that either has a background in makeup, or an esthetician. You also want to make sure you’re dealing with someone who is licensed, who has the proper schooling, who has the proper insurance, and who really has work for you to see. 

What does the process look like?

Right now, Kayla is numbing so once she’s done numbing — I give everyone a bit of time to relax. Then I will talk them through some things, give them some water, let them relax. At that point, we discuss shapes. I start with measuring and drawing and then we tweak it to your liking. We pick color and then we get started. 

Is microblading painful?

My numbing creams, even though they are topical, they’re pretty good. During the process, I numb as well. I use a liquid lidocaine. Everyone is different. I always say beauty is pain though. It’s a tattoo, beauty hurts, no pain no gain!

What does the aftercare look like?

It is a tattoo, so the same steps you would go through with a tattoo, you’re going to go through with your eyebrows. Typically, you’re going to avoid sweating and vigorous activities, heavy sunlight.

When will your eyebrows look “perfect” after microblading?

After your initial session, you come back in for a 6-week touch-up. We really make sure there is no fading, we go back in with plumping more color into the eyebrows and more hair strokes. I think building that color from the previous session just makes them look absolutely amazing.

Why do you love about being a microblading artist?

I have a lot of clients who suffer from alopecia, who suffer from cancer, who suffer from thyroid issues, different health ailments, so I think that’s what really light my fire to want to do this. When you can change someone’s life so to speak, just by making them feel beautiful by having eyebrows, it’s just so gratifying. 

MORE INFO:

The Dolce Brow Bar
33 SE 7th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 408-9913