Permanent makeup for Eyebrows stands as the single most popular procedure at Faces Artistry. 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.
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 ever 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 techniques I use to create hairs involve stroking or tapping forward. I like to stand in front of or to the side of my client who is seated upright. I also may work from behind with the client lying down. The non-mechanical 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 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 the 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, the shaded hair strokes were placed in the front and back of the eyebrow on the right side to fill in areas where the brows 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 other techniques available for eyebrows.
Thanks 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.