Microblading was not always known by that name and was referred to by a slew of de facto names such as microstroking, microfeathering, feathering, eyebrow tattooing, 3D eyebrows, the Japanese method, eyebrow embroidery and many more.
As microblading gained immense popularity in the US in a relatively short amount of time, the number of training facilities rose exponentially in Europe as well. Today microblading is a common practice throughout the West and in 2015 we saw the term “microblading” outperform “permanent makeup” in Google searches for the first time. That may in large be due to word of mouth from influencers, TV celebrities and music artists who have shared their successful microblading and permanent makeup experiences.
Microblading is an overall confidence-booster. Not to mention, the results are hyper-realistic; gone are the days of block-style tattooed brows now that talented technicians can create semi-permanent and believable hair strokes directly in the first layer of skin, using a combination of both hand-held tools and a machine to achieve incredible results.
Women (and men) all over the world have fallen in love with this procedure as it drastically reduces the need for makeup with a 1 to 2-year lifespan, which makes it the ideal option for clients who like to change their look as trends come and go.
Despite its short history, microblading has seen so many innovations and improvements, and thanks to today’s many techniques, tools and pigments, permanent makeup has a very bright future, as do our beautiful faces!