I get asked all the time about the difference between the different choices or services that are available for Brows. I would like to help clear that up for you.
The different choices are; Microblading, Powder Brows, Ombre’ Powder brows, and Combo or Hybrid Brows.
First, I would like to clear up the misconception that Microblading is not a tattoo. It most certainly is. ANYTIME you are implanting pigment in the skin, it is tattooing.
The biggest difference between Microblading and Powder Brows or Ombre’ Brows, is the method of implanting the pigment, and, of course, the look.
Microblading is a manual method of tattooing. A hand tool consisting of many tiny needles in a row is used to make tiny cuts in the skin to resemble hairs. It is best suited for people that have some brow hairs but would like them filled in naturally. It is not the best method for anyone with oily skin, thicker, large pored skin or autoimmune disorders.
Powder Brows or Ombre’ Brows Are both done by machine. A grouping of tiny needles goes in and out of the tattoo machine as it is guided over the skin. Done in layers of gentle shading. Both Powder Brows and Ombre’ Brows give look that is soft and powdery, more filled in than Microblading. Ombre’ Brows are slightly softer, fading a bit towards the front, or head, of the eyebrow. Both Powder and Ombre Brows are suited for every skin type. They are also both suited for those with lots, little or no eyebrow hair. They also typically last longer than Microblading.
Combo Brows or Hybrid Brows are a combination of both techniques. Sometimes just a few strokes can be added to the front for a little more fluff or a little more natural look. Other times strokes can be done throughout the brow and some light shading is done between the strokes. This method works well fo,r people with little to no eyebrow hair, or course hair to help blend in better. It can be done on a variety of skin types.
One important thing that you should be aware of is that Microblading can only be done a few times over the same area before it causes scarring. Everyone that starts out with Microblading will eventually need to switch to a Powder Brow or an Ombre’ Brow. Think about it…You can only cut on the same spot so many times before it causes scarring.
I hope this helps to clear up some of the questions you may have about the different methods of doing eyebrows. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.