Microblading Manchester specialises solely in semi-permanent Microblading eyebrow make-up. Established by award winning makeup artist, Michelle Sisson, Microblading Manchester offers a natural and more permanent solution towards fuller, thicker, more defined eyebrows that require little maintenance and don’t wear or wash off. Perfect for those who have sparse brows, perhaps through over-plucking, Microblading will transform your brows to give you the shape you’ve always wanted.
Below you will find further information regarding what Microblading is and the process involved, together with a link to my Instagram feed showing some examples of recent work.
WHAT EXACTLY IS MICROBLADING?
Also known as eyebrow embroidery, Microblading is the most natural form of semi-permanent eyebrow make-up. It is designed to closely replicate the natural hair growth with individual, crisp strokes that blend with the existing hair to give the impression of hairs where there are none. Microblading Manchester specialise in this technique to reconstruct your brow shape with the aim of giving you the appearance of naturally beautiful eyebrows that won’t wash off.
First developed in Asia, this technique has recently grown in popularity due to increasing trends toward, fuller, thicker, more defined eyebrows, and for those looking for more permanent solutions than traditional make-up, which has a tendency to rub off.
This treatment is ideal if you have sparse eyebrows, perhaps through over plucking, or if you have no brow hair present at all. It also offers the perfect solution for those who don’t have the skill or patience to draw their eyebrows on every day, and removes the worry of eyebrow makeup rubbing off throughout the day. The result is much softer than alternative tattoo methods and whilst it will enhance your eyebrows, it won’t overpower your face when you’re not wearing makeup.
Comparisons are often drawn with the classic permanent micropigmentation tattoo method, which uses a machine to create either individual brow strokes or block colour. The main differences are that with the traditional tattoo method, the pigment is placed much deeper into the skin (dermis), making the strokes more permanent. The tattoo method is regarded as permanent makeup (PMU) whereas microblading is regarded as semi permanent makeup (SPMU). Hair strokes made with the tattoo machine may also be thicker and less defined, as the pigment spreads slightly due to the vibration of the machine in the skin.
Microblading, however, is much more superficial. It is truly semi-permanent as the pigment is only implanted into the epidermis, which is the layer of skin which is constantly regenerating itself. This makes it much more versatile, more natural due to the more defined strokes and perfect for adapting to changes in brow trends.
It is important to understand the differences between the two before deciding which option is right for you.
The following may help you to understand if Microblading is right for you:
- You have sparse brows
- You have over plucked and the hair has not returned
- You are unhappy with your natural eyebrow shape
- You want fuller, thicker looking brows with better definition
- You want natural looking but groomed brows
- You want to reconstruct your brow shape
- You want to achieve improved symmetry
- Brow treatments like HD Brows don’t work for you because you don’t have enough hair
- You find it difficult to draw your brows in with make-up
- You want to save time spent on drawing your brows in with make-up
- Your eyebrow makeup rubs off throughout the day or when you exercise
- You want a more natural look than eyebrow makeup gives you
- You want a more natural semi permanent option to traditional methods
- You want the versatility of truly semi permanent makeup that will last up to 18 months, rather than something totally permanent
- You have lost your eyebrows through chemotherapy treatment, the ageing process, alopecia or another medical condition
- You want to save money by avoiding the need for other, higher maintenance brow treatments
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Microblading uses a series of very fine pins (blade) to manually and meticulously create individual, crisp hair strokes one by one, implanting mineral based, non-toxic, hypoallergenic pigment into the upper layer of the skin (epidermis) to reconstruct the brow. Artistic and technical skill, combined with attention to minute detail, determines the final effect.
Treatment will typically last between 11-18 months, although this will depend on the skin type and other factors, including exposure to the sun. It is important to remember that microblading is a two step process with a second treatment recommended to be carried out 6 weeks after the initial procedure. Some fading after the initial treatment is normal as the skin completes the healing process so this re-touch treatment ensures pigment retention and shape definition. It is then recommended that the effect be maintained on a long-term basis with a top up every 11 months, although this will vary according to the individual.
Below is an outline of the typical process at Microblading Manchester for your procedure:
- Calculation of symmetry
- Preliminary sketching/mapping out of shape
- Pigment selection
- Initiation of hair strokes
- Pigment soak
- Second pass of hair strokes
- Second pigment soak
- Re-touch perfecting session (approx 6 weeks later)
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR MICROBLADING TECHNICIAN?
Now that Microblading has gained popularity as a treatment, you will find many technicians offering this service. I see many clients who come to me seeking the correction of work carried out elsewhere and cannot stress enough that the standard of work and the end results achieved in the industry varies hugely. In addition to checking that your chosen technician is not only fully trained, insured and licensed, it is also vital to request images of your chosen technician’s HEALED work. Images of freshly microbladed work can be very misleading as often they give no indication of the healed result, where blurring of strokes, poor pigment retention and incorrect colour selection are risks if the treatment is not carried out properly. You should be looking for examples of work which demonstrate a) good overall form/shape, b) realistic hairstroke patterns and c) adequate distance between the placement of each stroke so as to avoid blurring during healing, when they strokes will expand slightly. Please also note that Microblading should not be carried out on a mobile basis, as to do so invalidates licensing and insurance requirements should an issue arise.