Microblading is the artistic technique of tattooing individual hair strokes with a handheld tool called a microblade. Unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading artists hand draw each hair to match the color and coarseness of your eyebrows. The result? Gorgeous, natural looking eyebrows.
How long does it last?
Microbladed eyebrows last 1 to 2 years for most people, before it usually needs a touch up. For permanent lips and eyeliner, it lasts 3 to 5 years.
Does it hurt?
Most clients report little or no pain! We use a topical anesthetic before the procedure to numb the affected area.
What is the price?
$700-$900 based on the artist.
How long is the appointment?
It usually takes 2 hours, with most of the time spent going over colors and drawing eyebrow shapes. The microblading portion lasts 30-45 minutes.
How do I make an appointment?
Click the shiny gold button above or call us at 1-855-MLA-BROW. Please note: some of our artists book out many months in advance, so don't delay!
How should I prepare for my appointment?
Before your appointment, we highly encourage our clients to check out our Instagram and "shop" for eyebrows on our feed. Eyebrows comes in many shapes and styles, from feathered to bold, arched to straight. Our microblading artists will work with you to customize your best brows. In the week before your appointment, we recommend avoiding blood thinners, aspirin, alcohol or using retinol creams.
How long does it take to heal?
You'll be able to wear your new brows back to brunch! In the first 7 days, you'll need to avoid getting them wet, working out or wearing brow makeup. Read more on Aftercare here. It takes about 30 days to completely heal, in which time you may experience mild scabbing. Eyeliner and lip service will be swollen for 2 days after treatment.
What is the aftercare?
Stay out of the sun and water while your microblading heals. Avoid chlorine, exfoliation creams, and sun exposure; they may cause your color to fade. We recommend applying a small amount of A&D ointment twice a day. Read more about aftercare here.
No, we do not recommend microblading while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Who is ineligible for microblading?
Microblading is not recommended for those with oily skin or large pores. If that's you, you may want a shading or combination shading and microblading technique. We also do not provide microblading for people: under 18 years old, pregnant or nursing, if you have diabetes, glaucoma, skin diseases such as Shingles, psoriasis or eczema on the area of treatment, allergies to makeup, Keloid disorder, HIV/Hepatitis, skin cancer, hemophilia, or if you're taking skin medications like ro-accutaine and steroids. Please read our complete Terms and Conditions.
Can I get permanent makeup if I have Juvederm injections/fillers?
We recommend getting permanent makeup first, or ask your Juvederm specialist for clearance.
Can microblading hide/cover my scars?
It's great for that! But we recommend sending us a photo of your eyebrows without makeup so one of our artists can review and let you know whether you’re a candidate for microblading.
Does microblading work on all skin tones and skin types?
Yes! Microblading works on all skin tones and colors. Check out our Instagram feed. If you have oily skin, large pores, Keloid disorder, we do not recommend microblading. See our full list of contraindications (meaning cannot treat).
What is the difference between microblading vs. micropigmentation?
Technically microblading is a form of micropigmentation, but we use a microblade to hand draw individual hair strokes. Micropigmentation specialists use a permanent makeup machine, which offers less control and results in blurrier strokes.
Does it look like REAL HAIR?
Yes! Because we hand draw every hair stroke, you'll marvel at this super precise technique.
No more drawing my eyebrows every morning? For real?
Believe it! This treatment transforms people's lives! That's why we're so passionate at Microblading LA about the work we do.
How can I learn how to become a microblading artist?