Permanent makeup for Eyebrows stands as the single most popular procedure in my business. Sometimes missing eyebrows can be blamed on ethnicity, but more commonly, the loss of eyebrows is attributed to diminishing hormones and thyroid function as we age. Thankfully, there is a way to improve our appearance very naturally with permanent makeup.
For permanent eyebrows, shape, technique and placement should take into consideration individual preference and facial shape. Thick or thin eyebrows may be based more upon the proportion and size of other facial features. They should always frame the face and not be over stated. Fashion may be popular and styles constantly changing, but permanent makeup should enhance your natural features. A preliminary consultation is where you may discuss and “try on” a few ideas before making a permanent commitment.
There are several techniques and tools within the manual or hand method of applying permanent makeup. On the internet it is possible to Google up images of popular new trends used to create hair strokes with a technique called Micro-Blading. Hair strokes are created essentially by dragging the tool backwards across the skin in order to create a line. Usually the technician is seated and placing the lines from behind the client’s head. The technique I use to create hairs involve stroking or tapping forward. I like to stand in front or on the side of my client who is seated upright. I also may work from behind with the client lying down. The non-mechanical hand tool for the procedure is entirely disposable.
There are other techniques such as stippling. A different tool is used to create small dots which produces a soft shading that looks like a powder to color the brows. The decision of technique is made between the client and the technician. Choice of technique also depends upon quality of skin, age, the presence or absence of eyebrow hairs. A good technician will make recommendations to the client much like a hairdresser makes when discussing a new hairstyle.
In this example, we are showing you the eyebrow already completed on the right. The hair strokes were placed in front and back of the eyebrow to fill in the areas where hairs are deficient. The hair stroke technique works well for clients whose eyebrow hairs are fairly sparse yet symmetric in direction.
Next month, we will explore and show examples of some of the other techniques available for brows. Thank you for your interest!
Pamela Netz, CPCP
Author Pamela Netz, CPCP
is a credentialed Permanent Cosmetic Professional working in Oro Valley, Arizona. Lifetime member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. Pam works in an upscale private licensed business office located in the beautiful Northwest area of Tucson in Oro Valley.