As you might have guessed, I’m the main character of this horror story.
Eventually my over plucking lead the hair to stop growing altogether and left me with a HUGE, uneven gap between my brows. And the funny part is, I never even noticed it until I started blogging three years ago and began looking at pictures of myself all too often. Also, enter the bold brow craze of 2015. Fortunately for me, there is a face-saving angel right here in Indy who has learned the art of microblading.
If you’re not familiar with microblading, it is a semi-permanent process that uses colored pigment to etch hair-like strokes and reshape your brows. When my brow girl (she's more like a magician really), Que, told me that she was going to start offering the service, I was both excited and nervous, but I signed up to have it done and could not be happier with the results! If you’re considering microblading, here’s what I think you should know:
- Microblading is a two-part process. The first session helps you develop the overall shape you want to achieve. Then, you must wait 3-4 weeks until the area has healed and come back for another session to really fill in the brows and add defined details.
- I’m told it lasts approximately a year and a half but may fade due to sun exposure and/or other various reasons and therefore touch-ups may be required. I’m currently one week past my second appointment and they look great!
- The process is advertised as “pain free” but I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s true. Despite the topical numbing cream that is applied prior, it’s definitely uncomfortable (or at least it was for me - maybe not for everyone?). It’s not something that unbearable by any means, but I do think it’s worth mentioning for those who are preparing for or considering this procedure.
- After the procedure you can go about your regular routine, just with Vaseline on your brows for five days to keep out moisture during exercise and showering.
- The area will scab during the healing process, but its barely noticeable at all. Be sure to not touch the scabs as this can pull pigment out and leave bare spots. Just let those pesky little scabbies flake off on their own!
- It’s totally worth it if you’ve done major damage to your brows, like I have!
All in all, I’m very glad I got it done and seriously wish it were permanent! I can totally see a difference in the symmetry of my face and am all the more confident as a result. If you’re in Indianapolis and considering microblading, definitely check out Que Alexander Brows! She does an absolutely amazing job and is currently offering introductory pricing!