Have you considered getting a new and enhanced set of brows through microblading? It was never high on my priority list until the past 2-3 months when my eyebrows kept getting thinner. The tail end of them is pretty well non existent and I was tired of having to draw them on everyday.
Research, research, research people this is a semi permanent tattoo lasting up to 2 years, not something you can easily get rid of if you aren’t a fan. I started researching other people’s experiences online and as well as artists in my area. I became obsessed with looking at before and after photos.
I came across Ink & Arch in Kelowna through instagram and loved her work. The owner/brow boss Leanne Kuhn is a certified microblading instructor and is one of the first certified instructors in Canada. She is so down to earth and put’s your mind at ease throughout the procedure. She has created the most chic studio with blush pink and rose gold accents and all things girly.
So what’s the cost I’m sure you are wondering. Microblading is offered at so many different price points ranging from $200-$500. I paid $400 to get it done at Ink & Arch. I could have gone somewhere else for much cheaper but wanted it done by the best. Many places offering microblading for a low cost had very few reviews or client photos to see the work.
After filling out a waiver with my information I had a numbing cream applied that had to sit for a half hour before we started. Once the half hour was up Leanne started mapping out my brows and trying different stencils to see which shape suited my face best. She really takes her time to ensure your brows suite you and are symmetrical.
Once we decided on the shape, she started her first pass of hair strokes. I felt the first few cuts at the front of my brows but nothing after that, I was completely numb. I think I got pretty lucky because anyone I know who has had their brows done has said how painful it was.
After the first pass was complete I had another round of numbing cream and this time it stung! For me this was the most painful part of the procedure but luckily the pain only lasted 1 minute at the most. I had another two passes before my brows were complete. I believe two passes is what most people get but I had so little eyebrows that another pass was needed.
It took a day or two to get used to my new brows because they were much thicker than I was used to but I am now obsessed and legit feel like the new shape gave me a facelift. The day by day change can be an emotional rollercoaster. Here’s what I went through to achieve my new brows.
My brows look great but within a few hours of the procedure start to look red and sting for the rest of the night.
Brows are red and a bit swollen. Redness is gone by the end of day three.
Redness is completely gone and brows look great.
Scabs are forming and peeling has started.
Scabs are falling off in patches. Microbladed hair strokes are looking softer and more like real hair.
All the scabs are gone revealing my new brows. There are a few patchy spots where the colour is lighter than the rest of my brows. I was told this is normal and would be fixed at the touch up. The skin under my brows looks a bit pink.
I filled in some spots with brow pencil up until my touch up as recommended.
I went in for my touch up 5 weeks later. 4-6 weeks is recommended for a touch up. The outline hurt more than last time but the numbing cream took care of the rest and I hardly felt a thing. Now for the healing process to begin. Here is my after photo from the touch up.
I am so happy I went through with microblading and couldn’t be happier with the results. Leanne is amazing at what she does and I can’t recommend her enough. I will link below all of her social media so you can check out her work.