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Microblading, Microshading, Powder Brows, Ombre Brows, Combo Brows, what does it all mean?

Lets start with Microblading:

Microblading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo using a handheld tool, which creates natural hairlike strokes. Microblading is perfect for those who want the most natural look, or for those who want to define their brows and fill in some gaps. This is best for clients who have normal/dry skin with fine and relatively evenly dispersed hair. Microblading is not recommended for anyone with oily skin.


Miccroshading(AKA powder or ombre) is not microblading. It is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo using a digital machine, giving you that "filled in" look. Full shaded brows can range from a soft powdery look to a more dense and bold “Instagram brow” look. Shading is better suited for those who have oilier skin or who like the look of brow makeup, but don't want to fill them in every day. Ombre brows are filled in darker at the tail and lighter at the from of the brow.

Combo brows is the combination of microblading and powder shading. The combo brow procedure is a full shaded brow (using a machine) with microbladed hair strokes only at the front of the brow. Combo brows suit clients who prefer the filled in makeup look, who have dense and uneven eyebrows, and who still want the natural look of some hairlike strokes at the front of their brows. This works for clients who don’t have an oily t-zone as microblading strokes can heal less crisp on oilier skin.

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