A new trend that is becoming popular is microblading eyebrows also known as eyebrow embroidery.

Both permanent makeup and microblading are methods of depositing pigment into the skin to achieve

the look of natural, full eyebrows.

Although I prefer the longevity and precision of permanent makeup, I offer microblading to those who prefer a more semi-

permanent solution.

While they have this in common, there are many things which define them differently.

The microblading procedure is done by hand with a technician pushing pigment into the skin with a

small razor.  The strokes can be very precise, but it requires a great degree of skill to get the

pigment consistently into the correct area of the skin. Because the pigment is only deposited

into the epidermis, the pigment has a shorter lifespan.  It can last a few months or at best a

year.  As most technicians having only attended a 3 day class to get their certification,

it is unlikely that most of them have the skill to achieve this.

In contrast to this, permanent makeup technicians use machines with precise needles and enough

power to deposit the pigment into the dermis, where a true tattoo should be. Because of this,

the permanent makeup will last at least 2 years and many times up to 5 years. This makes

permanent makeup a great investment because of the money spent and the benefit it gives the

the client of having perfect eyebrows that don’t need touching up for years.

Personally, I apprenticed for an entire year before I opened my shop, because I take very

seriously the responsibility of applying semi-permanent makeup onto my clients. I would never

consider having anyone touch me who graduated after a 3 day class.