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Microblading is a type of eyebrow architecture. It is all about creating
the best shape for each face – a totally bespoke approach for each client,
explains Jalaf.

The process is very precise thanks to the tool that is used which is
effectively like a pen with the nib being a sloped blade with 10-12 little
needles at the end - needles that don’t penetrate the skin but just
delicately scratch the surface, much like a paper cut.

The needle very finely implants featherweight strokes with a medical
grade pigment on the epidermis layer for the skin, creating fine, realistic
and natural hair strokes.

How is microblading eyebrows different to having your brows tattooed?

Microblading, unlike tattooing, is not in the deep layer of skin, but more
on the surface. This is also not permanent, and the colour fades within 18
The hair strokes are far more natural and finer than any tattoo, as a
handheld needle/blade is used – there is no electrical gadget that
permeates deep in this technique. There is therefore more of a scratching
noise, rather than a buzz of a tattoo gun which pierces the skin so

What actually happens when you get your eyebrows microbladed?

1. We shape the brow area by threading the hairs, cleaning up the area
and preparing it for the treatment.

2. Numbing – this takes 20-40mins using a topical ointment. While this
is working its numbing magic.

3.10 minutes before the numbing cream has got to a stage of working,
we use tools to begin measuring the area around the brows, taking into
account face shape, symmetry, facial features etc.

4.Then we begin the needling process - gently implanting the pigment
via featherweight strokes. Each stroke is a superficial line in the skin
where the colour pigment seeps in and settles then. If there is any
discomfort at this stage, we add another quick layer of numbing cream to
the area which will become effective after 5 minutes.

5. We add on a final layer of pigment that stays on for 5 mins, clean the
area and et voila – beautiful brows!

6. In 4-8 weeks there's a top-up session to fill in any gaps where the
pigment hasn't taken or healed properly.

Why is there a top up microblading session and when does this happen?

The top up session happens after 4-8 weeks. This is the time where we
can assess the first steps, and add in any further strokes and add a darker
pigment if preferred.

What happens in the mean time?

You'll need to follow the after care instructions and avoid any picking or
scratching. Your eyebrows will start to heal over, much like a tattoo,
which might cause irritation but is totally normal.

In the next ten days or so your eyebrows will change color, might
become flaky and look like they've faded but this is totally normal. They'll
reveal their final color and shape after around 30 days. This can then be
topped up at the second session.

How do you know what eyebrow shape to go for? Should we bring pictures?

Clients are welcome to bring in images of the style of brow they like, or
come in with the brow make up they normally wear on a day to day basis.

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