I am now offering options with cosmetic tattooing for the eyebrows!. One is microstroking (better known as microblading), and the other is powder brows or powder fill. Since not everyone is a good candidate for the microblading technique (hair strokes), a perfect alternative to that is powder brows. (See this article by the renowned Canadian artist, Tina Davies, entitled "Am I a Good Candidate for Microblading?" for more great information and photos on contraindications.)
Powder brows end up looking a lot like wearing soft makeup in the brow area. It can be quite natural and blend in with the hair you have, but it also helps to add density and fill in gaps. If you already wear makeup (powder or pencil) on your brows, then you will like the look of powder fill. The color is quite intense at first, but it lightens around 20-30% upon healing (see client selfie below).
The tool I use for powder brows is different from what I use for the hair stroke tattooing. I use a machine with a thin and flexible single needle that I quickly whip across the brow area back and forth, adding layers to create density of color. The pigment is also a little diluted, which adds to the effect. This leaves behind a series of tiny little dots or pixels that come together to make a very "powdery" look.
The powder technique requires less maintenance than the hair strokes and works well on all skin types. It still lends itself to a soft and natural look and can also be combined with hair strokes for a fusion of the two techniques. Contact me with any questions or to schedule your brow appointment today!