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Best Tips and Tricks for New Microbladers
about 1 year ago

1: Mapping


Tip: This is the most important. Mapping is a process that takes time. To get the perfect outline, it takes me between 20 and 45 minutes. Ask them if they prefer a pointed or round arch. Make sure that the client is straightening their brows. Lay them on the ground, and then add your surgical dots. Finally, have them stand up after every second, third, and final microblading pass. We will also give a full microblading kit for our students.


Result: Even, symmetrical eyebrows.


2: Placement of a surgical dot


Tip: Place your surgical dots inside the outline. You will then microblade the dots. Your surgical dots should be placed a few strokes away from the outline.


Result: When your client leaves with new brows, they won't be stuck with the blue dots.


3: Where do you start?


Tip: Microblading does not always have to be done from the front. You can also start at the tail. Personally, I jump around and do a few hair strokes at the front of both my brows. Then I jump to the arch, make my way down to the tail, then the bottom, and then return to the front strokes.


Result: Personal preference. A balanced brow.


4: Use your 9 as a shader


Tip: Your Classic 9 slanted Microblade can be used as a shader. You only need to shade a few areas. Do not open the shader. Instead, use your slanted Classic 9 as a shader. It works every time!


Result: Shades can be applied directly to the tail and other small areas. Sometimes the shade is thicker than the tail.


5: To Bleed or Not to Blee?


Tip: It doesn't mean that you have to go over strokes twice or three times. An artist should only do a stroke twice.


Result: Less scarring, color doesn’t spread as much when healed.


6: Pre-stroke painting


Tip: Place a line of pigment on your client's skin, where you want to create a hair stroke. Then let them see the stroke.

After I have dipped my blade in the pigment, I wipe one side with a cotton pad. I then draw a line where I might be able to put a stroke, without having to open the skin. Instead of overdoing it on the front, let the client be part of this decision. It takes just a minute more. Many of my clients regret that we didn't get closer to the front, as that's where the "middle of the nostril" is.


Result: Happy clients, no front strokes, and happy customers


7: Magnification and a headlamp


Tip: A magnifying headlamp is a must. A magnifier is essential if you wear glasses all day. I can see every nook and cranny of my skin with this magnifier.


Result: This will prevent you from crossing your hair strokes. Also, don't start too high or low relative to other strokes. Precision is the key. You need to think about where the next stroke will take you.


8: You can use more than one blade


Tip: You can use more than one blade. On the first pass, I use the Tina Davies Professional Classic 9 and then the U Blade for the second. The U blade gives you more freedom when it comes time to go over strokes on the second pass. I find the Classic 9 to be more efficient for first strokes and has crisper lines.


Result: You will get better lines after the third or fourth pass.


9: Last Microblade front strokes


Tip: Start your Microblade front strokes at the tailored outline. You can do whatever works best for you. My surgical dots are placed in the front of my outline about two hair strokes from my outline. Some people don't want their brows to touch the middle of their nostrils.

The client and I discuss whether each eyebrow requires an additional stroke at the front. One stroke is done on the right and one on the left. Next, let the client decide if they would like another stroke.


Result: Clients are happier and more satisfied with their eyebrows. Others give the clients whatever brows look best. My experience has shown that clients appreciate and love this extra step.


10: Use no pigment to make strokes on your blade


Tip: You can make strokes with no pigment on the blade on either your first or second passes. Use a micro brush to add pigment to your strokes.


Result: The skin will appear more open if there is less pigment. You'll be able to see the difference if you do it in one stroke.


11: Three-Point Stretch


Tip: Keep your hands tight and do a three-point stretch. This is where your thumb, pointer, and index fingers should be removed from the hand. Then pull your pinky towards the microblading.


Result: Clearer and crisper lines

That's it!

It is difficult to become, shape, and establish yourself as an artist. But it pays ten times, mainly because of the lives we touch. These tips and tricks can help you take your eyebrows to the next level. They worked for me!


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