Microblading Before And After

Microblading 101

Microblading Before & After

If you have been a long follower of me on Instagram you know from my posts that one of my biggest insecurities has always been my super blond non existent eyebrows. I've been filling them in for years with brow powders and all sorts. I even did a brow make up tutorial for quick brow applications on YouTube.

Well in March of 2018 I decided that I was going to try this new cosmetic procedure everyone was talking about called microblading. As with any cosmetic procedure I recommend going to someone with experience and a social page that backs up the results of their work. Havy Tran at Chicago Microblading was recommended by my hair pal Jacquelyn Marie (who went with me to get hers done too). Havy had both the experience and the results on her social page. I decided to reach out and schedule an appointment as I was running low on my brow powder. Below I will give you all the details about my experience so you can be educated about if microblading is for you.

Here is a before pic of my brows with no make up prior to the microblading.

microblading before and after

What Is Microblading

Microblading is the art of essentially tattooing hair like strokes onto your skin that mimic the look of real brows with a razor like tool. Ink is then pressed into the cuts that are created. The number 1 question I get was "did it hurt?" The answer is, yes, it did hurt a little. I would compare it to a hundred cat scratches on your brows lol. Havy is super skilled and she was gentle compared to what I've heard from others who went to a less skilled artst.

The first step was to draw out the brow shape:

Then the Microblading begins with the specialized tool. This part lasts up to about 1hr.


Microblading before and after

So once your service is complete you are instructed to do nothing but wipe your brows with a baby wipe every few hours. There is to be no wetting or cleansing the brows for 10 days. This was rough, try showering your hair and not getting your brows wet haha. I just put a dry hand towel over them when I washed my hair and proceeded to manually cleanse the rest of my face avoiding the brow. I want to mention that the healing process is a bit intense because your brows scab over and crate a super dark appearance. It looked like I took a black sharpie to them! With that said, you may want to avoid people for a few weeks and pull out the hats. lol

microblading healing

Microblading healing

I was really concerned that my brows were going to be too dark given the healing process but havy assured me that they would be fine. She was totally right, the scabs fell off after a few weeks and they looked incredible (like instagram worthy incredible) lol. P.S. I went back blond in the pic below :)

microblading before and after
Now I will admit that the healing process is a bit odd. The brows will go from healing on the outside to then healing on the inside and they disappear for a while but return better then ever on about week 8 for me.

microblading before and after

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Well now that I was all healed you have to go through the process all over again. Yep, you read that correct, round 2 hahaha. This is where Havy went in and touched up certain areas from the foundation we laid on the first procedure. This was awesome because it really refined the edges and filled in areas that may not have taken during the first procedure.

Here is a pic of me a day after the 2nd procedure, it's even more dark and scary then the first time but I knew it was temporary from the 1st application:

microblading healing

Week 4, scabbing has gone:

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Week 8, I am obsessed! They look so natural:

microblading before and after

Over all I was excited, frightened, and then super delighted by the results. If you want fuller thicker looking brows and don't want the maintenance of applying makeup on your down days, then this is the procedure for you. Microblading is not permanent and will require a touch up every 3 years. So keep that in mind when making your decision. For me it was just the thing I needed to get me feeling more confident in myself. I've always said; "if there is something you don't like about yourself, change it."

**UPDATE 11-13-2018, We have our very own Lilliana Omelo From Bii Natural Salon & Shop Crystal Lake Microblading trained by the best in the industry. 

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Thanks for reading, Comment any questions or thoughts below, I'd love to hear from you. XOXO


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