MICROBLADING 101

Eyebrow Microblading is a 2-Session procedure in which pigment is implanted into the epidermis (the first layer of the skin) using very fine needles that is constructed into a «blade». The 1st session consists of shaping and grooming the brows, followed by 45 minutes to 1 hour of numbing, and then the actual microblading procedure. The entire procedure takes about 3.5 hours, this includes all the necessary paperwork.

The 2nd session is required to be scheduled after 5 to 8 weeks and will be booked before you leave our spa. Loss of hair strokes and fading is expected and this is when we will do any touch-ups or corrections that is required. When you return for your 2nd session, this is the light that is shone above you, the client, and the artist, as this is when we will see how your skin took the pigment. Did it fade it a lot? Did it heal blurry? Did the colour alter? These are the crucial information that we absolutely need to know, but can only be answered by when you come in for your 2nd session. So patience is also very important. After all, we are Microblading Specialists, not fortune tellers. There is just no 100% way of telling how one’s skin will take to the pigment without the 2nd session. This appointment may also take 2 to 3 hours long, depending on how much fading had occurred during the healing process. Some people need very minimal work done at their touch up, and some need a whole new do-over, unfortunately.

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The Hair-stroke technique is best suited for women/men who are used to seeing themselves in their most natural looking state, i.e. women who wear little to no makeup and women who prefer the no-fuss look. But be aware that not everyone is a candidate for this technique. If you have oily skin, the implanted hair-strokes will heal blurry and merge into each other making it look powdery. Normal to dry skin will definitely benefit from microblading as this skin type tends to just «sit still» with very little natural oils to disturb the pigment. Dry skin also has a slower regeneration rate allowing the pigment to stay in the skin much longer than someone who has oily skin. 

Microshading (also known as Manual Shading or Powder-fill) is popular amongst women who prefer bolder brows. Brows that look made up all the time, very much the opposite of Microblading which is very natural looking in comparison to the powder-fill technique. If you are used to seeing yourself with penciled-in brows, Microblading alone may look too natural for you. Here at Lux, we ask that you come in for your consultation/appointment with your brows already done how you do them daily, so that it gives us an idea as to what your comfort level is in terms of boldness. If your skin is on the oilier side of the spectrum, the Powder-fill technique is your best friend! This technique heals beautifully on oily skin, giving it that soft powdery look just like makeup. But be aware that if you have oily skin, you may need to come in more frequently for your touch-up as this skin type pushes out the implanted pigment faster than dry skin.

Get the best of both worlds with this blended technique, our signature style and most popular brows among our clients! If you like the look of the natural hair-strokes, but still would like to add that subtle touch of shading, Microblading + Shading will give you just that!