Brow feathering

Arguably one of your most important features, eyebrows frame and accentuate your eyes and add character and expression to your face. Unlike the heavy brow tattooing of the past, brow feathering is a form of semi permanent tattooing called microblading, which simulates hair strokes giving a natural 3D look which will last 2-5 years or even longer.

This technique is great for those who have overplucked, find their brows are thinning with age, uneven, have gaps or scars, poorly shaped or just non-existent. Correctly performed brow feathering can correct all these issues and give you a more youthful look which will not wash off or smudge and looks great 24/7. It is by far the quickest and easiest way to give your face a lift.

Your brows will be custom designed, taking into account your natural brow shape, face and eye shape and colouring to ensure the most flattering, natural result possible.

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Normally 2 treatments will be required to get a longer lasting effect. The initial treatment will give you your shape and colour but often in the healing process the colour will soften or some colour will come off with the crust. A follow up treatment is usually required 4 to 6 weeks after the first treatment to perfect the brows and helps to keep them looking good for longer.

This is very individual and will depend on a few factors. Lighter colours fade quicker than darker ones, sun exposure and exfoliation can fade them quicker. In short some people’s skin just holds the colour better than others. On average you will need them done every 2-3 years but some may need them at 18 months.

If you are using cream with active ingredients, even if you put it on your forehead it can seep down to the brow area and can speed up the fading effect, but normally only minimally.

You never need to shave your eyebrows. You may need to pluck strays that are not in the new brow line but at no point do you need to shave.

You cannot get them wet for 48 hours, and as little as possible for the first week, so no swimming or saunas and be mindful when showering. You will need to apply the cream that is provided two to three times a  day to keep them moist. You will be given written aftercare instructions at your appointment.

Everyone is different but a topical numbing cream is used before and also during the treatment so most people just feel a slight scratching sensation which is not painful.

We take hygiene and sanitation very seriously. Our salon is registered with the local Health Department who do random inspections throughout the year. Everything we use is sterile/single use including the handles that hold the needle groups we use. Nothing is used on more than one person. Any left over pigment is thrown in the bin.

It depends on how much work you are getting done, but brows normally take between 1.5 and 2 hours. Some of this time is waiting for the initial anaesthetic  to take effect.

You need to ensure that your technician has extensive experience and  look at before and after photos of HER work, not photos taken from magazines. Work of mouth is also an excellent form of recommendation or online reviews if there are any.

A full consultation will be held before any work is done. Suggestions will be given as to what would suit you  best and eyebrows drawn on. Only when you are happy with the result will any tattooing be done.

Contra-indications for tattooing are chemotherapy, major heart problems, type 1 or 2 diabetes will need doctor’s clearance, problems with skin healing, weak immune system or blood disease, anxiety, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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