At Emporium Beauty Specialists, I offer a variety of eyebrow treatments to suit every taste. The differences between these treatments can sometimes be confusing when deciding on which is best for you. Each offers it’s own advantages and each has it’s own unique look and style. Which one is right for you? Read on to find out.
Microblading is the most natural looking eyebrow treatment I offer. This is due to the way each individual hair stroke is applied to the skin. As you can see from the image above, every hair stroke is drawn by hand. Pigment is applied in a way that mimics natural hair growth and makes for a realistic brow. I use a method that creates a unique brow for each client, based on the individual structure of their face, meaning that your brows will always look right for you.
Microblading is perfect for people with thin, patchy or non-existent eyebrows. The finished effect is less dramatic and defined than other treatments but offers a full, natural brow to those who desire the most realistic brow possible. Microblading is available to everybody but skin type can have an effect on the levels of retention. Particularly oily skin will retain less of the pigment than drier skin and may need more regular top ups. Most skin types will have at least a twelve month retention but this can increase anywhere up to 24 months with the correct aftercare.
Ombre or Powder Brows
Ombre Brows offer a more dramatic look than microblading, providing a more powdered physical appearance. This is due to the machine applied technique which inserts many more tiny dots of pigment rather than the hairstroke application of microblading. The result is a thicker appearance and more defined outline. Ombre brows are perfect for those looking for a more filled-in brow without the need to apply any further makeup. Ombre brows follows the same initial structure as microblading, meaning that the brow shape is still drawn using your faces unique structure. The brow shape will remain as natural as possible.
Again, Ombre brows are suitable for anybody, but this treatment retains much better on oily skin than microblading. Ombre brows are also perfect for clients who have had previous microblading and are looking to redefine their brows. When clients come to me with microblading from other artists, I always recommend Ombre as this is the best method for covering existing PMU, so if you are unhappy with your current treatment and do not want to go down the route of removal, Ombre brows are the brows for you. It’s also ideal for those who spend hours filling in their eyebrows daily!
My signature combination brows offer the best of both techniques. You get the natural, individual hair strokes of microblading combined with the fuller, defined effect of Ombre. Combination brows also have the added benefit of retaining for longer on oily skin than microblading. So if you want the hyper-realistic microblading look with longer retention and a touch of drama without the full on definition of Ombre brows, Combination brows are the way to go.
Emporium Beauty Specialists
Since March of 2017, As a way of giving back to the amazingly strong women suffering through the after effects of chemotherapy and alopecia, I have been honoured to provide free of charge microblading to some very inspirational people. One of my very first clients was a beautiful lady named Ali Lowe. Mother of three Ali had been recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer and was looking to have her brows microbladed before losing her hair due to chemotherapy. I was incredibly happy to perform this for her and hoped it would provide the smallest amount of happiness in what was a traumatic time. As you can see from her smile, I like to think we did just that!
Undeterred by the long and painful road ahead of her, Ali entered the salon full of hope and determination to beat her condition, not just for herself but for her young family, too. Her attitude towards every woman’s worst fear was truly inspirational and helped me to put a lot of my own problems into perspective. If I had helped Ali feel more like the beautiful woman she is, she helped me more so to evaluate what is important in this life.
It was tough, but Ali fought bravely and her cancer finally went into remission! I was so happy when I heard the news, delighted for her and her family that all her efforts had been rewarded.
Earlier this month, two years after originally meeting Ali, the cancer returned. And so the aggressive chemotherapy starts again and Ali remains as defiant as ever in the face of this heartbreaking setback.
As I said earlier, Ali has helped me to realise the importance of the time we have with our families. As a mother of a young daughter myself, I know how cherished the memories of time together can be. With this in mind, I want to try and help Ali once more. This time I want to help to make the time she has with her young family as enjoyable and memorable as can be.
How YOU Can Help
I have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Ali to spend on days out with her girls to hopefully help take some of the stress out of the situation for everyone involved. As an incentive to help raise as much as possible, everybody who donates at least £5 to the go fund me page will be entered into a prize draw for either
1 Free Microblading Full Treatment worth £300 (including consultation and top up)
1 Free Full Powder Brows Treatment worth £300 (including consultation and top up)
1 Free Refresh Top Up worth £180
Every £5 donation will gain you one entry, so, for example, if you donate £20, that equates to 4 opportunities to win. If you are an existing client and wish to donate but do not need the treatment, this can be gifted to the person of your choice. Please be aware that the treatment will only go ahead if you are deemed suitable during the consultation. If, for whatever reason, you are not suitable, the treatment can again be gifted to the person of your choice. 100% of all donations will go directly to Ali and her girls.
My brief involvement with Ali has shown me how much the little things matter. Whether that’s helping a young lady retain her femininity by providing a free microblading treatment or helping someone have one more day of happiness with their family, it’s important to do what we can for those in their hours of need. We can’t cure Ali’s cancer or make her chemotherapy treatments any less painful, but we can help to put another smile on her face.
Please click the button below to go straight to the GoFundMe page and donate what you can.Help Ali
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