When it comes to the word tattoo— eyebrows aren’t the first thing to come to mind. Something about tattooed eyebrows seems harsh, unnatural, and well, permanent. I agree. When it comes to a more permanent eyebrow solution, feather touch brows are the way to go—tattoo yes, but absolutely soft and natural looking. Feather touch brows originated in Asia, and have taken Melbourne by storm. The technique is becoming popular among trendsetters in Los Angeles, New York, Milan, and Paris.
But what does this have to do with you? Good question. If you have sparse eyebrows from over plucking in your teen years, they’re naturally light in pigment, or you’re just lacking in the brow department, feather touch brows might be the perfect solution for perfecting your look. If you’re in Melbourne, then I’d love to help you out! Because of my special training, technique and expertise, I’ve had people travel interstate to get their brow fixed.
But while I’ve got your attention— here’s (mostly) EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEATHER TOUCH BROWS
What is it?
A technique known as microblading, means each hair stroke is created individually by hand, and then the colour is applied to the top layers of skin. What makes this technique so sought after, is that it takes great care to create each eyebrow—with each stroke done with great precision. The overall effect is completely natural, but also completely flawless brows. I like to call them “artisan brows,” because of the craft and heart that is put into their creation. If brows could be art, this is it—and you can get it done here in Melbourne.
I customise brows to compliment your face shape and the natural shape of your brow line while also picking the perfect shade to enhance, yet blend with your overall look.
How long does it last? Feather touch brows can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years depending on skin type and their exposure to the elements. I recommend you do a touch up session 6 to 8 weeks following your initial appointment to add more colour and intensity as needed, although this is optional. To ensure long lasting brows be sure to follow care instructions, including:
- Keep brows dry and clean for seven days (this includes steam from a shower).
- When brows are healing don’t itch or pick at them.
- Don’t exfoliate brow area or use exfoliant products on brow area.
- Apply sunscreen and avoid exposure to sun.
Does it hurt?
Depends on the person. I can apply an anaesthetic cream to ensure the area is numb first. You may notice pressure. Some clients prefer to wear ear phones and listen to music so they don’t hear the procedure. But most customers (especially busy mums) relish an opportunity to lye still. Many have commented on how peaceful the salon is.
Other things you should know:
- After a couple days the colour will darken as the brows heal. Then it will lightly scab and flake away to eventually return to the original colour. I recommend you allow time for healing before any special events.
- Remember it might take a few days to adjust to your new brows, especially when you’re not wearing makeup. You’ve been used to your old brows for a lifetime, so give yourself a little time to acclimatise to your new look. Your brows will soften with time.
Unlike eyebrow tattooing, which is harsh and permanent (the pigment and sometimes ink often turning to red or blue), feather touch brows enhance your look without being overstated. In fact, most customers say that no one notices, “what they did,” but just comment that they look younger, fresher, or more put together. After all, brows are the frame for the face. Aside from cosmetic surgeries, brows are the quickest way to update your look, while shaving 5 to 10 years off your appearance!
But don’t just listen to me—here are comments from a few customers:
Christine shares, “my uneven sparse brows are now full and perfect!”
Amelia says, “I never I imagined I could have such full, beautifully shaped, natural looking brows. There are no words for how thrilled I am.”
Nina shares, “I was so impressed with her work and how stunning my brows look. Melissa is a perfectionist who takes the time to shape brows according to your facial features. My brows are now so full with a perfect arch.”
Thanks ladies! Never underestimate the power of an eyebrow.