Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Review: The ins & outs of Microblading

 So last night I was invited to see a Live Microblading demonstration at the stunning Urban Lounge venue at Wembley Square. I have never heard of Microblading before, hence I was so interested to see it being done live. 
So for those of you that has never heard of this concept it's a relatively new technique of enhancing the appearance of your eyebrows. Back in the day thin, over-plucked eyebrows was all the craze but the fuller, natural looking brows are making a huge comeback... 
& rightfully so. 
The process of Microblading is done by a hand tool & blade. The ultra thin blade is a grouping of extremely fine needles affixed to a handle to manually create clean and crisp lines that resemble eyebrow hairs. Natural pigment is deposited into the upper dermal layer of the skin, making it semi-permanent for 1-2 years, depending on the skin type and lifestyle.
Advantages of the 6D technique:
♥ Less painful and faster than the machine – less repetition over 
the same area causing less trauma
♥ Far more natural result
♥ Hairs are drawn in a natural direction, it doesn’t look like a solid tattoo
♥ Thin disposable needles, thinner than the thinnest tattoo needle, results in strokes that are identical to real brow hairs.

9 Reasons to get semi- permanent eyebrows:
1. Hair loss and lack of definition/shape
2. Thin brows caused by years of over tweezing.
3. Chemotherapy or Alopecia
4. Scars, gaps in the brow
5. Lengthening the tails of existing eyebrows
6. Thickening thin brows
7. Correcting asymmetry
8. Active lifestyles
9. Trouble applying conventional makeup.
What to expect prior to and during the procedure:
♥ The procedure will take between 1 ½ - 2 hours
♥ You will be required to fill in a consent form
♥ Your expectations and requirements will be thoroughly discussed
   during the consultation
♥ A brow shape / outline will be measured and drawn on your existing brow area for you      to assess before commencing the procedure
♥ Pigments are matched to each individuals colouring or a specific brow pencil colour,          ranging from light blonde to black
♥ There will be very slight discomfort but rest assured that the therapist
   will manage it with the use of topical anaesthetics

♥ A touch up procedure is essential
Price Range:
Between R1500 – R2500

I must say before seeing the live demonstration, I don't know if I would have the nerve to get it done myself, but I must say when I saw the results, it really blew my mind! The model's eyebrows looks so natural and well groomed. My eyebrows personally are so light hence I always find myself having to either tint them or apply colour to make it slightly darker. So I am really considering the treatment!

If you would like to get your eyebrows Micro-bladed you can check out the Urban Lounge website or see shop details below: 
The Urban Beauty Lounge
Shop 3
Wembley Square 1
Solan Str, Gardens
City Bowl
076 386 4793


  1. Great post

    Love Vikee

  2. We offer Microblading Phoenix Az and it is the latest trend in having beautiful eyebrows daily.