Updated: Sep 7, 2019
I over plucked, for a long time. Kind of like a rabbit hole, I would just do a little clean up. And then I would need to even them out. And then, before I knew it, I had really thin, over plucked eyebrows that would not grow back in. And then thick gorgeous brows became a thing. Eyebrows "frame your face" and create an "anchor for symmetry." I tried eyebrow gels, pencils and powders. Nothing stayed put or would disappear by the end of the day. I started researching microblading which is a permanent tattoo of individual hairs. I found an incredible artist (It is an art. Please do your research so that you don't end up with Frida Kahlo eyebrows, unless of course that is your goal). I went to Julia Faria. She uses her signature manual "hand" method process, drawing each hair by hand. Her site is great for gaining a better understanding of her process, how long it will take, what to do to prepare, aftercare, how long it lasts and you can contact her directly for pricing. She numbs your brows and then begins to draw each hair with a pencil so that you can see what the finished product will look like and you approve prior to the beginning the microblading. I chose to go with a lighter color because I wasn't sure what would happen as I aged (would grays grow in?) and also didn't want to over do it to start. I am really happy with the results. In the morning, I just go over my brows quickly with a pencil, I now have a clear brow line to follow. It's been almost 2 years since I had it done, so time to pop in for a touch up. I will take you along with me when I go! These pictures are almost exactly 10 years apart! Sorry for terrible pixalation - I'm sure this was taken with an iPhone 1.