Microblading: Before You Beef Up Those Thin Eyebrows, Here's What You Need to Know by Belinda Lichty Clarke
“In the aesthetics industry, there’s a belief that brows are the new lips,” says Alex Thiersch, founder and director of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa). “Microblading has taken the industry by storm thanks to the reception, the profit margin for spas and huge patient demand.” While microblading can help remedy a case of over plucking or over waxing, there are needles involved. According to Thiersch, here are a few things to consider before microblading:
- Most states treat microblading the same way they treat tattooing or permanent makeup. “The practitioner needs a tattooing certification and the business needs to register as a tattoo parlor,” Thiersch says.
- One of the most important parts of the process is the consultation and setting proper expectations, says AmSpa member Maegen Kennedy, founder of Fleek Brows Microblading Training. Microblading is done in two steps, the initial appointment and the touch-up session six weeks later.
- Finally, professionals suggest not touching them for at least 24 hours, due to skin sensitivity. Clients are instructed to avoid gyms, showers, sweating, sun and makeup for this time frame as well.
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