What sets microblading apart from traditional semi-permanent eyebrow make-up?

If you are new to the beauty industry, microblading can easily be confused with the various other forms of semi-permanent eyebrow make-up or eyebrow tattooing trends that have made the rounds over the last few decades. So it doesn’t come as a surprise if you are asking yourself what makes microblading different. What sets this method apart from the traditional semi-permanent make-up techniques out there? We’re here to talk about the differences and what sets microblading apart.

In the simplest terms, microblading is a permanent makeup technique that falls under the guidelines of the tattoo industry. While microblading and the PhiBrows method are relatively new in the United States, it has been very popular in Europe for quite a while. It is considered to be semi-permanent, as compared to the traditional tattoo techniques done with a machine. Microblading is done using a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the dermis of the skin and requires a touch up (depending on a variation of things including skin type and activity level) every 6 to 18 months. We should also note that the initial service takes about 90 minutes. Microblading is ideal if your client is looking to enhance the shape and thickness of their brows with a finished look that is stunningly real.

Traditional semi-permanent eyebrow make-up is done with a digital machine. The color is implanted deeper into the skin or the dermal layer. Because of how deep the machine implants the pigment, traditional semi-permanent eyebrow make-up only needs to be re-touched every 2 to 5 years, sometimes longer. However, and much like a traditional tattooing, the skin does take longer to heal since it is done by a machine. The treated area needs aftercare ointment for a week or more. The typical appointment length of this type of semi-permanent make-up this procedure is approximately 2 hours or more.

While the longevity of traditional semi-permanent eyebrow make-up is intriguing, let’s get real: the devil is in the details! The fact of the matter is to make a tattoo to stay in your skin “forever” means that several deeper layers of skin tissue are shredded into.  Not to mention that much more ink is need to fill in the broken parts of the tissue, making this type of application much more vulnerable to mistakes and inaccuracies versus microblading. No matter how professional the artist is, this vulnerability is caused by the simple fact that the application itself is much less exact.

That is why microblading is becoming so much more popular – especially here in the United States. Microblading only touches the surface layers of your client’s delicate eyebrow skin and the actual blade that is used is very small and non-invasive. The blade makes it possible to generate fine, exact lines and seamless arches that are simply unrivaled with any other technique.

If you are interested in getting certified with Microblading Academy USA using the PhiBrows method, contact us! We will walk you through this incredible opportunity that can increase your current income, provide a highly sought after service, and increase the confidence of your new clients! Don’t forget to talk to the Microblading Academy USA team about our business building online courses and products! We want you to be the most successful you can be and are here to help you achieve your career goals.

6 thoughts on “What sets microblading apart from traditional semi-permanent eyebrow make-up?

  1. Hi, I would like more information regarding what is covered, how many people per class, how many live models we work on and the price of the class.

    1. Microblading Academy USA says:

      Hi Shutoya! I will have someone from our team shoot you an email with the additional details you requested! Thanks for reaching out!

  2. Kristina says:

    I’m interested in getting some details

    1. Hi Kristina!

      I will forward your email onto our team and they will be in touch shortly!


  3. Alicia Hart says:

    Hello, I’m looking for pricing information, more information on classes and how many hours of training this consist of. I reside in Milwaukee WI close to the Chicago area. Please email information, Thanks

    1. Hi Alicia!

      I will forward your email address onto our team and they will contact you shortly!


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