What could be more frustrating than having one uneven brow when you’re out of time and trying to make that mad dash to work in the morning? Or, when in the middle of the day, you catch a quick glimpse and see that one eyebrow is smudged or missing, and your eyebrow pencil is at home. We’ve all been there! Days like these can be a thing of the past because microblading is here to save our days and nights.
A Tale As Old As Time
The shape, density, and prominence of the female eyebrow have, historically, been one of the most important components in a woman’s arsenal of top-secret beauty supplies. From Cleopatra’s dense, pitch-black brows, to the barely-there brows of the Twenties, and full circle again to the present day, bold brow popularized by Cara Delevingne, the eyes of beautiful women have been spotlighted and enhanced by the provocative brows that framed them.
Victoria Anderson, a researcher at Cardiff University who writes about social media, states, “Eyebrows are about power and self-definition.” Most women I know have a brow story, and a preoccupation.” She continues, “My friends who have no interest in fashion are engaging with beauty more, especially brows.”
British fashion designer, Joe Caseley-Hayford, of Refinery29 says, “False lashes and lip fillers, as seen on the Kardashians, are not for everyone. But everyone can do their brows.”
Most women agree that their ‘look’ isn’t complete until their brows are perfect. A little lipstick and a beautiful brow, and just like that, we’re ready to face the world. Through the ages, we are told, women have felt similarly. The history of eyebrow fashion has been a long and winding one, and the procedures for achieving the various looks, whether demur or provocative, have been equally varied.
But, although women worldwide acknowledge the importance of the perfectly sculpted brow, most would agree that obtaining the precisely symmetrical brow can be, in equal measure, a frustrating and time-consuming venture. The solution? In a word: microblading.
But What is Microblading Exactly?
The Guardian describes microblading as “a type of tattooing where tiny strokes of ink are added to resemble hairs.” The celebrity-fabulous result is a foolproof start to the morning beauty regime, which also removes the need for periodic retouches during the day. The treatment is semi-permanent, lasting up to three years.
Beauty editor, Funmi Fetto, extols the virtues of microblading in a recent issue of Vogue magazine. “For the sparse brow owners not blessed with full-on face-framing, well-behaved brows…this treatment is a savior.” She explains, “Microblading essentially uses needles to deposit pigment deep into your skin and create the illusion of fuller, thicker and beautifully-shaped brows.” The process uses very fine needles to deposit pigment into the skin, affecting a natural finish that really looks like hair.
How Much Will it Cost?
The microblading procedure isn’t cheap, but then when something has value, it seldom is. Whereas some salons charge $200 or $300, according to InStyle Magazine, “the smudge-proof solution will cost you anywhere between $700 and $800.” You can have the timesaving microblading procedure performed safely and conveniently by the ClarityMD team of nationally recognized physicians and licensed aestheticians for $650.
Is it worth it?
Fetto says, “look at it this way; results, I’m assured, can last up to two years. That’s over 700 mornings of not faffing around with a million and one products only to leave the house with brows you’re not happy with. I’d say it’s worth every penny.”
Microblading is a hassle-free a time saver, and in the long run, it proves to be a better financial option than bi-weekly trips to the brow salon. Even at $8 per visit, the cost of threading and waxing adds up quickly. The bottom line is microblading will save your brows; it will save you money and it will save you valuable time. And, like your new flawless brows, microblading is here to stay.