Microblading Frequently Asked Questions

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Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that creates hair-like strokes with the use of a manual pen containing very small needles. These needles implant pigment into the basal layer (bottom layer) of the epidermis. 

Once you decide that microblading is a good career choice for you, the next step is to get trained and certified.  Certification tells your clients that you have the knowledge to perform microblading services correctly.

A certificate of attendance – an official document proving the attendance of a class or a training course. 
Accredited certificate ( ABT for example) is the formal recognition by an authoritative body of the competence to work to specified standards.
The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Enhancing Eyebrows with Microblading Techniques is an advanced therapies qualification aimed at 18+ learners, who wish to pursue a career as a microblading technician.

Microbladers right now make around £50 to £150 per hour. Generally the cost of microblading for clients ranges from £250 to £600 (with an average around £350 or so).

Here are few Tips for choosing the best microblading training:
1. Who will be your instructor? Is the instructor an experienced microblading artist, certified as a trainer? 
2. Are there examples of student work, such as before and after eyebrow pictures? 
3.Are there staff people to talk to you? If they won’t talk to you before they get your money, imagine how you will be treated after they already have it. The best microblading training organizations are able to answer all of your questions and concerns.
4.Will you get supervised practice on a real live person? Practice on live models is essential.
5.Is there ongoing support? Be sure to take your microblading training from an organization that can continue to support you, even after the training.
Microblading can require a good amount of practice time and will definitely be challenging too, however as a microblading artist you will be helping women boost their confidence and self esteem and make them feel better about themselves.

Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine.

If you left your brows alone (and didn’t get the touch up) they would naturally fade over the next 6-8 months (or even sooner).

Semi permanent could be a pro in case you change your mind on the shape you want later.
Natural looking gorgeous results.  Pigment is blended to suit your natural color.
Microblading fades gracefully so you’re not pressured to rush to retouch them.
Semi permanent could be a con if you’re looking for less maintenance.
An unskilled technician can damage the skin leading to scarring – which may inhibit future hair growth in affected areas. Microblading is very popular right now and as a result not everyone who offers this service is capable of performing it perfectly.


If done correctly microblading should never cause scars.
Microblading leaves tiny, natural-looking hair strokes, while microshading leaves small, pinpoint dots that create the whole look. 
Microblading covers the whole brow area to create fullness, while feathering is more for those with naturally full brows that have sparse areas.
Microblading involves breaking into the skin, and infections are possible if untrained people practice under unhygienic conditions.

Do your research thoroughly and ask to see before and after pictures of brows your technician has done previously.
It’s worth spending a bit extra to get the results you want.
Never, ever let someone use a stencil as a guide when microblading.
Every face is unique and there shouldn’t be a one size fits all brow.
You should also never let anyone microblade your brows on freehand – make sure the technician spends time drawing the shape on carefully before beginning, and check that you’re entirely happy with it before the scalpel goes anywhere near your face.

Microblading uses a hand tool to create realistic looking hair strokes in the browline. Powdered brows help clients achieve more of a powdered or ombre look instead of individual hair strokes. Powdered brows have a soft makeup look and work great for clients with oily or mature skin.

Microblading is supposed to fade as your body breaks down the pigment and metabolizes it out of your system. Permanent tattoos remain permanent because your body cannot break down those pigments and process them out. With microblading, some client’s brows last longer and some fade quicker.
Getting the brow wet 7 – 10 days after microblading, or using the wrong ointment and even getting too much sun are all possible reasons for fading.
Incorrect implantation of pigment,  clients skin type and lifestyle plays big role in microblading fading. 

If you are interested in taking a microblading course please get in touch.


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