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Choosing the Best Eyebrow Shape for Your Face?

Choosing the Best Eyebrow Shape for Your Face?

There are different eyebrow shapes for face shapes. Unfortunately, no one eyebrow shape suits all. Do eyebrows shape your face? Yes, they do. Because eyebrows hold a central position, they help add symmetry to a face. A beautifully shaped brow frames the face and can transform it, making you look and feel younger and more confident, even without makeup!

 

Eyebrows can become thin and sparse with over-plucking, genetics, and age. However, women do not need to be distressed by this occurrence. There are ways to help improve the look and thickness of your eyebrows. Talk to a specialist at the Lana Tarek salon if you are concerned about your brows look. These experienced artists can not only help with the correct eyebrow shape for your face but help your eyebrows look fuller and more attractive, helping you get your confidence back.

Best Eyebrow Shape For A Round Face

To accentuate the eyes, you need to have high-arched, thick, sculpted brows if you have a round face. Angling the arches and lengthening the ends allows for more definition of this eyebrow shape for a round face in that it slims the face down.

Best Eyebrow Shape For An Oval Face

An oval-shaped face is considered the perfect shape. You need to have the right thickness to achieve the best-looking brows for those with this face shape. That means thicker brows for those with large eyes, lips, and a high forehead. A thinner-shaped brow would be more complimentary for those with a smaller oval face.

Best Eyebrow Shape For A Heart-Shaped Face

It is best to soften a sharp chin on a heart-shaped face by having low arched brows in a natural shade. These rounded brows soften the angles, creating fluidity and shape.

Best Eyebrow Shape For A Diamond-Shaped Face

A thicker, rounded arched brow with a soft shorter angle at the end works well with a diamond-shaped face. However, for individuals with the unusual combination of high and broad cheekbones on a diamond-shaped face, the best results are achieved when the eyebrows are both round and angular at the edges. Conversely, a linear brow can also work well with a diamond-shaped face, avoiding high arches with a better eyebrow shape for a round face.

Best Eyebrow Shape For An Oblong Face

An oblong face is where the forehead, jawline, and cheekbones are all about the same width, and the chin tends to be narrow. To plump up your face shape, you want to go for a

shorter, fuller brow. Avoid high arches, as these will accentuate the length. Flatter brows balance out the face.

Best Eyebrow Shape For A Square Face

The secret to complimenting a square face is in the shape of the eyebrows arch. Adding an angle to the brow’s peak creates a less boxy look, with an illusion of a longer face shape. Avoid flat brows, as this shape will make a face appear even squarer and shorter. Angles and arched brows work well with this face shape.

Finding The Eyebrow Shape For Your Face

These are broad outlines to guide you in finding the best eyebrow shape for your face. However, these are not rules. Everyone is different, including their eyebrows. In addition, other points need to be considered when selecting your eyebrow shape, like the size and shape of your eyes.

That is where seeing a professional can help. The highly-trained team at Lana Tarek’s has salon can help you achieve the look you want with eyebrow shapes that compliment you, incorporating your uniqueness into the right shape and colour of your eyebrows. Contact Lana Tarek  today to discover how they can help you.

What Are the Qualifications Needed for Microblading Training?

 

What Are the Qualifications Needed for Microblading Training?

 

Let us start with important information. There are no requirements or qualifications needed to enroll in a micro-blading course. You may be coming from a hairdressing or beauty background, but you could equally be a stay-at-home parent wanting to start a career or someone wishing to change career direction. Bringing the motivation and a willingness to learn is essential. You need to pay attention to benefit from what the experienced trainers offer. Confidence is not a prerequisite, as this will come with the in-depth training you will receive.

However, it is also important to point out that an accredited professional needs to be taught microblading skills. You also need to look carefully at what a microblading course offers you beyond the required skills to become a microblading artist. 

Microblading Course At Lana Tarek

Lana Tarek’s microblading training is about kick-starting your career as a professional microblading artist. Along with the in-depth instruction given by Lana or her senior trainer Michelle you will receive a microblading starter kit with everything you need to start your career. 

Training in microblading at the LT Browcademy is also about mentorship, inspiration, and practical business tips. Microblading training is more than just learning how to do eyebrows. 

At Lana Tarek’s Browcademy, microblading training is a comprehensive experience. An experience that will stimulate and inspire you to be the best. To achieve this, the Browcademy is about building a student’s confidence and providing the tools and skills to make their business successful. Finally, to advise on how to operate a successful business. Your training course does not end with receiving your certificate. The Lana Tarek training experience provides follow-on support and mentorship for three to nine months to every student.

Continuing Training & Education

For any skill-based profession, continuing to hone and update your skills is necessary for success in a competitive business. At the Lana Tarek Browcademy, you can also register for several other courses that will enhance and compliment your microblading skills, including:

  • Advanced Microblading 
  • HD X Lamination 
  • Introduction to Microshading 

Alongside Your Microblading Course

As we have said, no qualifications are needed to enrol for microblading training in Australia. However, to offer your micro-blading services to the public, the Australian government does have regulations you will have to fulfil before you can legally start providing those services.

AU Regulations Regarding Microblading Services 

Statement Of Attainment

To obtain your certificate, your trainer on a microblading course has to hold a current Training And Education certification issued by the Australian Industry & Skills Committee, AISC.   

Insurance

If you intend to work in a salon, their policy should provide insurance, including cover for cosmetic tattooing and microblading. But, if you plan to operate your own business, you will need to take out professional indemnity insurance. If you are going to be working out of a retail space or your home, you will need to obtain public liability insurance. 

Registering Your Studio

You need to be registered with the local council to ensure you meet their standards wherever you work from.

Infection Control Certificate SHBBINF001

If you are coming from a beauty therapy or health care setting, you may already have this certification. The best idea is to check your competencies on any current qualifications. If you do not already have the certificate, you must obtain it. There are currently several online training options for obtaining this certificate.

Do you want to learn more about microblading courses in Australia and career opportunities? Then contact the Browcedemy online today.

How To Choose The Right Microblading Tools?

How To Choose The Right Microblading Tools?

First, we want to clarify that microblading is a skill that needs to be taught by professionals. If you are just setting out on your microblading journey, you may feel a little overwhelmed by all you are learning and the different microblading tools you will need. Or get ahead before attending a professional microblading course.

This blog will explore the top five must-haves for your microblading or brow tattoo kit, from microblading eyebrow pens and cosmetic tattoo pens to the right kind of blades.

The Right Blades For Your Client’s Skin Type

Not every client will have the same skin as another. Therefore, you need blades that you can use depending on your client’s skin’s thickness, sensitivity, and oiliness. For example, you will find that the skin is less resistant and thinner in older ladies. In addition, the older your client is, the more likely the skin will have some degree of loss of tone due to less collagen and elastin.

We could dedicate a whole blog or more to the types of blades you need. In brief, micro blades are varying amounts of narrow pins placed closely together, forming the ‘blade’. The pins can be from 7 to 28mm. Thinner blades are sharper, while increasing the number of pins increases the thickness. You can find several types of microblading blades that include,
Single-row blades with differing numbers of pins
Double row blades with differing number of pins
Hard or flexible blades
Different shaped blades like the U-shaped blade or angled blade

The Right Eyebrow Divider

There are several styles of eyebrow dividers on the market. Choosing the right one for you is mostly about finding the most comfortable one. This can often be the type you have used in training. An eyebrow divider is an essential item in your kit, as it will create perfect symmetry, form, and balance by locating the exact brow points.

Measuring Calliper – A Must Have

A microblading measuring calliper adds precision to your work, creating the perfect symmetrical eyebrow.

Invest In Pigments Wisely

It’s tempting when you start to be economical with your purchases, but when buying your pigment colour palettes, choose a high-quality pigment in a range of colours to match your client’s skin tones.

Universal Holder

This is the primary tool for making your cuts and, as such, is an essential item in your kit. The universal holder, as the name suggests, holds your blades. Choosing a high-quality tool is an investment, so select one that will last you. Also, consider the material the tool is made from. The universal holder needs to be lightweight and comfortable to hold for long periods, and you have to be able to sterilize it easily.

Additional Must-Haves For Your Microblading Kit

  • PMU machine
  • Cosmetic tattoo pen
  • Marking pen
  • Pigment rings
  • Pigment mixer
  • Eyebrow practice sheets & practice skins for cosmetic tattooing
  • Eyebrow measuring string
  • Disposable hand tools

You will constantly be adding to your kit as you go forward in your career, so it is always advisable to purchase the best quality tools. Check out the range of microblading tools at Lana Tarek, all designed for professionals. The elegant matching range of gold microblading tools looks good and performs well, so you can be confident in using them. From microblading eyebrow pens to gold PMU machines, you can discover them online or when attending the Browcademy.

Ultimate guide to Microblading

 

Ultimate Guide to Microblading Eyebrows

 

Maybe you have decided your eyebrows need a little improvement, so you are exploring the possibility of undergoing microblading. The first thing is to be sure you know what is microblading and what it involves. Reading through the points in this overview will help answer your questions. We can answer any further questions you want to know by contacting our salon or booking a consultation with our microblading specialists.

All About Microblading Eyebrows?

Microblading is a distinct style of manual tattooing that is semi-permanent. The technique—conducted by trained specialists—is the way to create fuller, more natural-looking eyebrows. Using an extra-fine blade, the technician etches colour into your eyebrows, shaping them and creating chic and stylish eyebrows.

The process of microblading your eyebrows is a complex one and requires a trained and experienced professional. Once you have booked a consultation at Lana Tarek Salon, we will discuss what you want to achieve in shape, colour and fullness. We will explain the microblading procedure and any questions you have are answered during the consultation.

Pros & Cons Of Microblading

Like a lot of things in life, there are advantages and disadvantages to doing something. Having both sides of the information helps you make informed choices, and that applies to microblading as it does to most decisions in life.

The Advantages Of Microblading

It makes you look better and feel better, which helps strengthen your self-confidence. In addition, the colour is matched to your own pigmentation, and the shape selected will enhance your face. 

You can view a few of our microblading eyebrows before and afters in our online gallery

There is little pain attached to the process of microblading, unlike some tattooing procedures. Before commencing the microblading procedure, the eyebrow area is numbed.

The follow-up and healing are straightforward, and you will be given uncomplicated guidelines on the best way to care for your eyebrows in the weeks following the procedure.

Microbladed eyebrows save you time by reducing the time it takes you to make up each day. 

The Disadvantages Of Microblading

A person can have an allergic reaction to almost anything. It is not always predictable. However, a reputable eyebrow salon will always conduct an allergy test before any microblading procedure.

Suppose you undertake to have your microblading done by unqualified personnel. In that case, there is a risk they will be unaware of the hygiene and safety procedures necessary to avoid any infection or to advise you how to look after your brows following microblading to ensure they remain perfect.

Microbladed eyebrows can take up to 4 weeks to heal fully. This depends on your healing abilities and the aftercare you follow.

Not everyone is suitable for microblading, and it is imperative that you answer any health questions truthfully. Some of the conditions that are contra-indicated for microblading include,

  • Pregnancy
  • Skin Conditions
  • Blood Thinning Medications

Step-By-Step Outline Of Microblading

  1. Meeting with the eyebrow specialist – to fully discuss your needs and what treatment will best achieve this. 
  2. Your eyebrow specialist will discuss the correct shape and colour with you.
  3. Numbing cream is applied by yourself before the procedure. This is then wiped off before measuring and drawing the brows.
  4. The microblading process commences.
  5. Before leaving the salon, we will offer advice again on the aftercare procedures. You can also purchase some LT healing balm to ease any itching.
  6. 4-6 weeks later, your return is recommended for a touch-up. 
  7. You can expect your brows to last 6 months – 2 years, depending on your lifestyle and skin type.

Microblading your eyebrows can make you feel fantastic, more youthful and more confident. But we recommend you undergo the procedure in a recognised salon by trained beauticians, who can advise on all aspects of the microblading eyebrow process.

Microblading aftercare for perfect results

 

Microblading Aftercare for Perfect Results

 

Having gone through micro-blading your eyebrows to get the desired shape and thickness, it is now time to look after them. Here at Lana Tarek, we want to ensure you maintain the perfect result for the longest time. You have invested your time and money into achieving your look. Therefore, it is imperative that you continue to facilitate the microblading healing process by following an appropriate aftercare regime

Microblading Aftercare

Looking after your eyebrows starts before you have your microblading done. At your first consultation, you will discuss the microblading healing process and what to expect following your procedure

Microblading healing process can take 4 – 6 weeks, with the first 2-weeks being the most crucial. The main aim throughout the healing process is to ensure the least amount of disturbance to the micro-bladed area to prevent smudging of the brows. You must start and keep to a daily aftercare routine from the moment you leave the salon.

The Healing Process Of Microbladed Brows

Day by day, the microblading healing process progresses, along with a little help and support from yourself and us. Your microblading healing requires a little patience but follow the hints below to get your perfect brows.

Initially, your will experience some redness. Following this, the area will scab over. This can be difficult as the brows get itchy and dry with the scabs. It is very tempting to rub the eyebrow area but don’t! Instead, use the LT aftercare kit to keep the microbladed area comfortable and help with dry or flaky skin.

Following the microblading session, the brow pigment will look heavier. And the following day, you will begin to see the colour darken. Later in the healing process, you may get uneven pigments, plus your skin naturally exfoliates. When it does, the pigment can appear to be fading. Do not worry; this will all even out.

It may be that you will require a slight touch up. For this, we schedule a second visit to the salon around six weeks following the first procedure.

Priority Does & Don’ts From Day 1

# For the first two weeks following your microblading, it is important to follow the tips below for maximum results.

# Keep your brows as dry as possible. For example, when showering, turn your face away. If possible, take baths to manage this better for the next couple of weeks. Keep a clean, soft cloth handy to blot up any sweat gently or if you get caught in the rain.

# It is best to avoid any workout routines that will make your sweat the first couple of weeks.

# Don’t pick your eyebrows or scratch at them to avoid doing permanent damage to yourself. Rubbing can also remove the pigment. Instead, let scabs drop off on their own.

# Try to sleep on your back as lying on your side will press your brows into the pillow. Prop yourself up with pillows under your arms to keep from rolling over.

# Do not use your makeup or facial products of any kind for the first ten days. This includes using any products that contain acids and exfoliants.

# Protect yourself in the sun avoiding sunbathing and tanning booths. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat will help when you are outside.

# Avoid dusty environments wherever possible, alongside cleaning fluids with a high vapour content, as these contain irritants that you will want to avoid.

# Spicy foods and alcohol can cause an increase in the blood flow to the newly microbladed brows, so give these a miss for a short time. We also recommend stopping smoking and avoiding a smoky atmosphere due to the airborne irritants they cause.

What are the differences & similarities between mICROBLADING and Microshading?

 

What are the Differences & Similarities Between Microblading & Microshading?

 

Having the perfect eyebrows is essential to many women and men. Luckily, art and technology have combined to provide several ways to achieve the brow look you want. The technology appeared over 25 years ago, with the introduction of microblading—with the technique becoming increasingly popular in the last 10-years. Having microshading or microblading brows provides perfect eyebrows that can transform a person’s face by,

 

● Adding definition to a face.

● Emphasising the eyes, drawing attention to them.

● Bringing out the cheekbones

 

However, continued advancements in techniques and procedures have produced several complementary alternatives to microblading. At the Lana Tarek professional salon, you can discover the best method for your brows, be that,

 

● Microblading, with its well-deserved reputation for achieving perfect eyebrows,

● Nano blading

● Microshading

● Combinations of them both with blade and shade.

 

While microblading has gained a well-deserved reputation for achieving perfect eyebrows, it is not the only option available to improve your brows.

 

A consultation with our experts will review your expectations, take a medical history and check your skin type to advise which of our eyebrow treatments will achieve the look you want.

Differences Between Microshading & Microblading

The basic difference between microblading and microshading is in the look of the eyebrow. A look that is created by using slightly different techniques.

 

Another difference is the longevity of the brows in which microshading lasts about 2 – 3 years in comparison to microblading eyebrows, which lasts about 18 months.

Which technique is the best for certain skin types?

Microblading is the preferred method on normal to dry skin, whereas microshading is suitable for oily and sensitive skin.

What Is The Difference In The Look?

● Microblading provides a more natural look, where the brows look thicker and denser.

● Microshading provides a more ombre, powdered look due the gradual shading from the front to the tail end of the brow. Not quite as obvious or dramatic as a powder brow.

What Is The Difference In The Longevity Of The Procedure

Microblading brows is a two-step process that requires a second procedure to get the best results. After a four-week healing period from the first treatment, you will need another shorter session of microblading to complete the brow transformation. As a semi-permanent treatment, the microbladed brow will start to fade. Touch-ups are usually necessary between 3 – 6 months and overall last 12 -18-months depending on the individual.

 

Microshading is also a semi-permanent treatment that requires a degree of maintenance but with a more extended period, 6 -8 months. Therefore, the procedure is expected to last 2 – 3 years, depending on the individual.

What Is The Difference in Technique

There are similarities between microblading and microshading in that they both are performed using a manual tool. They both have pigment inserted into the brows, and both are semi-permanent cosmetic tattoos. Both procedures require varying degrees of maintenance. Looking more in-depth into the techniques of both methods—and discussing your needs with a trained professional—helping you in making an informed decision on which type of procedure you want to go with.

Microblading Technique For Eyebrows

You can see several microblading before and after images on our site, which gives you a clear indication of the sculptured eyebrow look that can be achieved. So, let’s get into a bit more detail on what is microblading.

 

This technique involves the use of a manual tool whose blade has multiple minute needles. Around 10-12 is normal. The procedure consists in placing incisions into the eyebrows that mimic normal brow hair in terms of length, colour, thickness and shape. Your consultant will place pigment that matches your natural hairs, creating the required eyebrow arch by subtle illusion.

 

Unlike tattooed eyebrows, microblading—or sometimes known as 3D microblading—injects the pigment into the epidermis to a depth of not more than 0.08 – 0,15mm. As previously said, microblading brows is a semi-permanent procedure, unlike tattooed brows that last forever. A big plus is they are very realistic and natural-looking.

Microshading Technique For Eyebrows

Microshading is considered the gentler option within cosmetic tattooing procedures—a technique that is particularly useful for those whose skin is sensitive. Microshading is the recommendation for brows that are sparse or thinning, maybe through over-plucking. This technique can also be used over well-faded tattooed eyebrows. This procedure is also for those who want a slightly less dramatic look. This technique creates a well-defined brow that looks natural.

 

The microshading artist can use a manual tool or machine playing the pigment into the skin, but the delivery technique is different. Instead of the very fine strokes of microblading, microshading inserts small, pin-prick size dots. Artists throughout the years have used dots to present their art. Did you know it is a style of aboriginal painting that has been around for 60,000+ years?

 

The small dots in microshading your brows create a gradient look. It is also known as the ‘Shadow Effect’. Following the procedure, the brows can appear as a block colour but don’t worry. Over the first week, the harshness fades, leaving a natural-looking fuller arch. Then, by using a light pigment, the effect is similar to a powder or ombre brow, but giving a softer, shaded look.

Blade & Shade Technique For Eyebrows

Combining the two techniques can give you the popular ‘Instagram Brow.’ This is suitable for those who want a bolder make-up effect whilst maintaining a natural brow look. With this combo, you will find feathered hair strokes going from the beginning to the middle of the brow that transitions to a powdered finish toward the tails, creating slightly more definition.

Talk To Us

Not yet decided on the eyebrow procedure for you? Contact us and talk to one of the expert artists. A consultation with the Lana Tarek expert artists will review your expectations, take a medical history and check your skin type to advise which of our eyebrow treatments will achieve the look you want. So, book an appointment online now and achieve the eyebrow style you have been waiting for..

 

How To Get Feathered Brows

 

How To Get Feathered Brows

 

Over the last ten years, we have seen a dramatic transformation in how we view our eyebrows, and it is still going strong. Thicker, fuller eyebrows help shape the face, defining and creating a more balanced, attractive, natural look. A look, that according to research, is more appealing to men. However, not all ladies are blessed with thick, full eyebrows, but there is no reason to despair. Beauty products, make-up and cosmetic treatments allow every woman to have the eyebrows she would like.

 

What Are Feathered Brows?

 

Feathered brows are popular as the work for all shapes and sizes of eyebrows—from the thicker, fuller, dramatic look to a more feathery, subtle wispy look. Whichever you choose, this leans towards a more natural style that is more relaxed than the structured shape of an ombre brow while still looking dressy and professional. 

 

What Are Feather Brows?

 

What started as a joke in 2017 turned into an internet sensation. This version of ‘feather brows’ include a parting midline through the eyebrows and the brows feathered upwards and downwards. The style was created using a glue stick, not recommended—soap is a much better option.

 

How To Get Feathered Brows Naturally

 

Looking at photos of yourself over the years, you probably can see how your eyebrows have changed. If you want to embrace the feathered look without going the microblading route, then the first thing you want to do is stop plucking and maybe consider a conditioning eyebrow gel to promote hair growth. 

 

Face & Eyebrow Shapes

 

Different face shapes suit certain brow styles better, but ultimately you go for a look you are happy with. The best guide to the eyebrow shape for you? Your natural shape.

 

Like celebrities Kourtney Kardashian and Reese Witherspoon, heart-shaped faces suit a brow with a soft arch. This style balances out the longer chin of this face shape. Bold, fluffy brows will work as the brow being wide will not be overwhelmed by them. 

 

Celebrities Malin Akerman and Nicole Richie, with their square-shaped faces, suit a high curved arch. This style softens this face shape’s hard angles. Remember not to take the tail too low, as this will draw the eye down.

 

With celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Liv Tyler, their oblong-shaped faces suit a straighter, slightly arched brow. This style, along with fluffier brows, helps widen the face.

 

Like with celebrities Gabrielle Union and Kirstin Dunst, round-shaped faces suit a sharp-angled fuller brow that defines this face shape.

 

Lucky celebrities like Jessica Alba and Beyoncé, with their oval-shaped faces, suit all of the above. 

 

One-Two-Three Steps To Getting A Feathered Brow

 

  1. Invest in the right tools! The LT micro-feathering pencil lets you achieve the perfect feathered look day after day. The pencil includes a brush which is the 2nd essential you need to complete your look.
  2. First, put on your face make-up. 
    1. Then start to brush—moving towards the centre of your brow as you fluff your brow hairs upwards. 
    2. Take the pencil and fill in any sparse areas of your brow with small, soft feathery upstrokes before moving on to the fuller areas. Avoid defined lines and firm strokes. Your eyebrow colour should generally be a couple of shades darker than your hair.
  3. Once you have achieved the desired look, set it using a brow gel. You can also blend in some concealer above the brows to tidy the area up. Then add in some highlight and shimmer to emphasise the brows that little bit more.

 

Salon Help In Achieving A Natural Feathered Look

 

A midway solution between learning a whole new set of eyebrow maintenance skills and going for cosmetic micro feathering is to try HD lamination. This technique uses a setting and keratin solution on your brow hair to achieve fuller, glossier eyebrows. It takes an hour to complete and lasts up to six weeks—costs between $130 and $150.

 

Choosing To Go To A Feather Cosmetic Brow Boutique

 

To attain the correct n undone natural feather eyebrow style yourself takes some skill. Plus, the process takes time every day to create the perfect look. Saving time and having the ideal brow without fussing is why many women are going for the feather cosmetic brow. This process is a semi-permanent tattoo for your eyebrows. To ensure the best result, it requires you to take a visit to a recognised salon. There, trained and skilled professionals will perform the procedure. The finished results last up to two years and require little —meaning your eyebrows are always perfect, day and night.

 

Micro Feathering or Microblading?

 

For women whose brows are a little sparse, micro feathering is the increasingly preferred method of microblading. This semi-permanent method of tattooing uses what is considered a less invasive technique than microblading. In that, it fills out the brows you already have in the area hair is sparse. In comparison, microblading creates a natural-looking, fuller brow by covering most of the brow.

Micro feathering uses one needle and no blade compared to microblading, creating fine, hair-like strokes filling in the gaps in your brows. The cost varies as to the technique and artist you select approx $600 – $1800.

 

You will require touch-ups with both cosmetic techniques. With the feathering approach, retention lasts slightly longer— due to passing over a stroke with pigment more than the one time you can with microblading. 

 

Choosing To Go To A Feather Cosmetic Brow Boutique

 

At the Lana Tarek salon, our professionally trained eyebrow specialists are on hand to provide you with info on all the options available. Book online for a consultation with one of our eyebrow specialists to discuss the feathered brow look you want to achieve.

 

We do not offer any microblading technique to pregnant women, breastfeeding, on blood thinners or taking chemo but don’t despair. We are top specialists in eyebrow reshaping, tinting and lamination. We can and will help you achieve the feathered eyebrow look you want.


Follow us @lanatarekbrows on Instagram and check out all the incredible work happening there. You can also check out her latest videos on YouTube.

 

 

Nano Blading vs Microblading

 

How To Get Feathered Brows

 

Over the last ten years, we have seen a dramatic transformation in how we view our eyebrows, and it is still going strong. Thicker, fuller eyebrows help shape the face, defining and creating a more balanced, attractive, natural look. A look, that according to research, is more appealing to men. However, not all ladies are blessed with thick, full eyebrows, but there is no reason to despair. Beauty products, make-up and cosmetic treatments allow every woman to have the eyebrows she would like.

 

What Are Feathered Brows?

 

Feathered brows are popular as the work for all shapes and sizes of eyebrows—from the thicker, fuller, dramatic look to a more feathery, subtle wispy look. Whichever you choose, this leans towards a more natural style that is more relaxed than the structured shape of an ombre brow while still looking dressy and professional. 

 

What Are Feather Brows?

 

What started as a joke in 2017 turned into an internet sensation. This version of ‘feather brows’ include a parting midline through the eyebrows and the brows feathered upwards and downwards. The style was created using a glue stick, not recommended—soap is a much better option.

 

How To Get Feathered Brows Naturally

 

Looking at photos of yourself over the years, you probably can see how your eyebrows have changed. If you want to embrace the feathered look without going the microblading route, then the first thing you want to do is stop plucking and maybe consider a conditioning eyebrow gel to promote hair growth. 

 

Face & Eyebrow Shapes

 

Different face shapes suit certain brow styles better, but ultimately you go for a look you are happy with. The best guide to the eyebrow shape for you? Your natural shape.

 

Like celebrities Kourtney Kardashian and Reese Witherspoon, heart-shaped faces suit a brow with a soft arch. This style balances out the longer chin of this face shape. Bold, fluffy brows will work as the brow being wide will not be overwhelmed by them. 

 

Celebrities Malin Akerman and Nicole Richie, with their square-shaped faces, suit a high curved arch. This style softens this face shape’s hard angles. Remember not to take the tail too low, as this will draw the eye down.

 

With celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Liv Tyler, their oblong-shaped faces suit a straighter, slightly arched brow. This style, along with fluffier brows, helps widen the face.

 

Like with celebrities Gabrielle Union and Kirstin Dunst, round-shaped faces suit a sharp-angled fuller brow that defines this face shape.

 

Lucky celebrities like Jessica Alba and Beyoncé, with their oval-shaped faces, suit all of the above. 



One-Two-Three Steps To Getting A Feathered Brow

 

  1. Invest in the right tools! The LT micro-feathering pencil lets you achieve the perfect feathered look day after day. The pencil includes a brush which is the 2nd essential you need to complete your look.
  2. First, put on your face make-up. 
    1. Then start to brush—moving towards the centre of your brow as you fluff your brow hairs upwards. 
    2. Take the pencil and fill in any sparse areas of your brow with small, soft feathery upstrokes before moving on to the fuller areas. Avoid defined lines and firm strokes. Your eyebrow colour should generally be a couple of shades darker than your hair.
  3. Once you have achieved the desired look, set it using a brow gel. You can also blend in some concealer above the brows to tidy the area up. Then add in some highlight and shimmer to emphasise the brows that little bit more.



Salon Help In Achieving A Natural Feathered Look

 

A midway solution between learning a whole new set of eyebrow maintenance skills and going for cosmetic micro feathering is to try HD lamination. This technique uses a setting and keratin solution on your brow hair to achieve fuller, glossier eyebrows. It takes an hour to complete and lasts up to six weeks—costs between $130 and $150.



Choosing To Go To A Feather Cosmetic Brow Boutique

 

To attain the correct n undone natural feather eyebrow style yourself takes some skill. Plus, the process takes time every day to create the perfect look. Saving time and having the ideal brow without fussing is why many women are going for the feather cosmetic brow. This process is a semi-permanent tattoo for your eyebrows. To ensure the best result, it requires you to take a visit to a recognised salon. There, trained and skilled professionals will perform the procedure. The finished results last up to two years and require little —meaning your eyebrows are always perfect, day and night.

 

Micro Feathering or Microblading?

 

For women whose brows are a little sparse, micro feathering is the increasingly preferred method of microblading. This semi-permanent method of tattooing uses what is considered a less invasive technique than microblading. In that, it fills out the brows you already have in the area hair is sparse. In comparison, microblading creates a natural-looking, fuller brow by covering most of the brow.

Micro feathering uses one needle and no blade compared to microblading, creating fine, hair-like strokes filling in the gaps in your brows. The cost varies as to the technique and artist you select approx $600 – $1800.

 

You will require touch-ups with both cosmetic techniques. With the feathering approach, retention lasts slightly longer— due to passing over a stroke with pigment more than the one time you can with microblading. 

 

Choosing To Go To A Feather Cosmetic Brow Boutique

 

At the Lana Tarek salon, our professionally trained eyebrow specialists are on hand to provide you with info on all the options available. Book online for a consultation with one of our eyebrow specialists to discuss the feathered brow look you want to achieve.

 

We do not offer any microblading technique to pregnant women, breastfeeding, on blood thinners or taking chemo but don’t despair. We are top specialists in eyebrow reshaping, tinting and lamination. We can and will help you achieve the feathered eyebrow look you want.

 

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What is the eyebrow feathering and how does it work?

 

What Is Eyebrow Feathering and How Does It Work?

 

One of the best ways to get a fuller look from your eyebrows is by undergoing eyebrow feathering aka Microblading technique. Many times we can find ourselves having to use some type of eyebrow pencil to give us the look we desire and to help us get the feather touch eyebrows that we are going for. 

Eyebrow feathering involves using a semi-permanent tattoo technique where a technician creates micro strokes mimicking real hair for the appearance of fuller and fluffier brows. 


Eyebrow Feathering is considered a much less invasive procedure that can help you to achieve the same look with less hassle. Your new eyebrows could also last just as long as 24 months if it’s done right.


The technique is considered under the umbrella of semi permanent makeup but in recent years has become more sought after as it is proven to give your brows the arch that you may be looking for. This method is great for helping you to achieve that soft and perfectly arched look.


In this blog, we’re going to take a look at how Eyebrow Feathering which is often at times also called Microblading can work for you and what the procedure entails. 


What is Eyebrow Feathering?


Eyebrow Feathering is quickly becoming the preferred choice for enhancing eyebrows mostly because of the precision needed for the technique. A lot of people are also happy with the finished look as it enhances your natural eyebrows. 


The technician will use a specific blade to make small cuts in your brow. They will then fill each cut with pigment. What this does is create the look of a fuller brow especially for those of us who may already have great looking brows but with small gaps. 


With this method, you can ensure that there are no gaps in your brow and you can achieve a fuller look on completion. 


How is Eyebrow feathering different from the traditional brow tattoo?


With different terms, it’s easy to get confused with these procedures. Eyebrow feathering or micro feathering is a type of microblading. During the microblading procedures, hairs are tattooed into the brow. With eyebrow feathering, the pigment is inserted into an incision to create the appearance of hair. In many instances when you visit your technician for Microblading you will get to choose your style of eyebrow and maybe what pigment shade you would like to be used. Once you have settled on the look you want, then the technician will begin the procedure using a specially made pen that has a blade attached with 12-18 needles depending on the style of microblade. 


The session goes on for two hours and you are required to follow up in about four to six weeks. Your new and fuller eyebrows can last anywhere between six to 24 months depending on your lifestyle and the care that you take with them. 


The Eyebrow Feathering technique uses a specific blade. It is also a method that technicians tend to use on people who already have naturally healthy eyebrows as the procedure can help to correct any minor gaps that the person may have in their brow.


One thing that is important to note as well is that Eyebrow Feathering is not recommended for people with oily skin because the pigment may not be absorbed the way it should. The oils in your skin can prevent the pigment from properly filling the gaps. In some instances, the technician will use a combination of microblading/feathering with shading combined. It really depends on the look that you are going for and what type of eyebrows you are hoping to achieve.


Many people prefer Eyebrow Feathering because of the fact that it is much less invasive and also the procedure itself is shorter when compared to the traditional methods of cosmetic tattooing. 


What can I expect when I come in for Eyebrow Feathering?


First of and very importantly, it’s best that you book a consultation with us first so that we can better understand what you are looking for and suggest the best methods for you. Once this is done the eyebrow specialist will do an assessment of your brows to determine if you have enough natural hair in your eyebrows for the procedure.


If you do have enough natural hair or have the capability to grow them out before the start of the procedure then you are ready for Eyebrow Feathering. The reason that this is a requirement is that your natural hair is used as the base of the semi-tattooing method. 


In most cases, the procedure usually takes two hours because the therapist is not creating from scratch but using your natural hairs as a base. During the session, your technician will make precise cuts before depositing the appropriate pigment shade that will create a fuller look. 


You will have another session in about four to six weeks to ensure that no gaps were missed and that the pigment was placed in the right places. Even though the procedure itself takes about at least 30 mins to an hour for the touch up an hour you can expect to spend at least two during your session at the salon. The procedure can cause some discomfort but there are topical anesthetics to limit this. 


How long does Eyebrow Feathering last?


Eyebrow Feathering is much less permanent than Microshading. However, it can last anywhere between 6 to 24 months. This largely depends on how you maintain your eyebrows after the procedure is completed. 


How can I maintain the look?


After your visit and the procedure is completed there are some methods that you can use to help with the maintenance of your new perfectly arched brows. For example, you can use our LT Microfeathering Pencil.


This eyebrow pencil is essential for helping you to maintain that perfect feathered brow. It comes in four different colors including light brown, cool brown, medium brown and dark brown and the pencil includes a brush.


We also suggest that you try where possible to stay out of direct sunlight. If you have no choice due to your lifestyle, then it’s best to protect your skin by wearing a hat or some sunblock. That’s because even though the procedure is semi-permanent the sun can cause the pigment to fade and in some cases give your brows a faded look. 


Another thing that can cause your eyebrows to fade is the use of chemical peels and AHA products. So make sure you avoid these to get the most from your eyebrow feathering treatment. 


If you are ready for those feather touch eyebrows and that perfect arch then we will be happy to help. Contact us now so that we can help you get the perfect eyebrows, today. 


Microblading pigments used for Eyebrow Feathering. Pigments formulated and created by Browcademy. 

 

During an Eyebrow Feathering procedure. Artist: Lana Tarek 


Immediately after the Initial Eyebrow Feathering procedure at Lana Tarek Eyebrow Specialists.  


Immediately after an Eyebrow Feathering procedure at Lana Tarek Eyebrow Specialists.