I no longer offer microblading. Here's why...
I know my website and Instagram were super confusing for the majority of 2019. I talked about 3 different techniques, but here’s the 100% honest truth: microblading is not all that great for the skin in the long run. You simply cannot cut the same spot in the skin time and time again. As a business owner and service provider, the long run is my top priority. I will follow that up with this: there’s a time and place for microblading, and it’s 100% based on your skin type - the ideal skin type for microblading is someone in their 20s with clear, firm skin. Because of this, my focus is the powder technique because not a lot of us have that perfect skin type. Powder is great for almost all skin types because I’m not cutting, it’s tiny microscopic punctures done with a permanent makeup machine (a tattoo machine, basically). If you’ve had microblading once or twice, don’t worry - your skin isn’t damaged. I’m more concerned about down the road, after 3-4+ times!
That all being said, powder brows is NOT hair strokes. It’s not completely solid, either. Have you ever colored your brows and the color stained your skin? Think of it like that, but of course measured and placed properly, not smeared all over your forehead. It’s soft and natural. The tops and centers are soft and ombré’d (just made that word up I think) - that way, the tattoo can age gracefully. I can achieve more symmetry and a better shape for you by doing this technique. If you’re specifically looking for hair strokes, I am sorry, but I’m not the artist for you. Photos of my work can only be found on Instagram, @alisonsmithbrows.
A lot of you are probably thinking “But what about a combo like you’ve done before?!” Combination brows still utilize microblading. The longer I’ve been doing this, the more aware I become that you simply should not cut open and puncture the skin in the same service. Imagine this: you walk into a tattoo shop and ask for a small tattoo, but you tell the artist that you have some fresh cuts in the area. They’re going to look at you like you’re nuts! If I’ve given you a combo brow, no, your skin is not damaged either. It’s just not ideal to do both techniques in one service.
You could be thinking why I even started doing microblading in the first place. Here’s why: they don’t teach you this stuff. I went to training 2.5 years ago, SO MUCH has changed in the industry and I’ve learned on my own as I go. In training, (anywhere from 1 day, no hands-on model practice [really, trainers?? shame on you.] to a 5 day in depth training) they teach you that YES it’s gentle on the skin (it’s not), YES it’s semi-permanent (it’s not), and YES you can do this over and over for years to come (you can’t). So why do they teach these classes, you ask... Have you heard what training costs? ($2-5k) Have you heard how many students are in one class? (10-20) You do the math! Easy money, horrible morals. I am SO against microblading training courses it’s insane and I’m not going to bore you guys by going down that rabbit hole.
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