This blog post has been a long awaited one but I wanted to wait until several months after my brows had fully healed before I released it. Today, we are talking all about microblading. Why I chose microblading, who I went to, what I like/don’t like, etc.
The backstory of my brows: Listen up, ladies. I have always had BIG and DARK eyebrows. ALWAYS. My mom didn’t let me get my eyebrows waxed for the first time until I was 16 years old because she knew that once I started I would never be able to stop. Yall, these things are massive and for the first 21 years of my life, I hated them. I had to get them waxed all of the time and I always felt like people were staring at them haha! But let’s praise the Lord that big and thick brows are in!
Why I wanted to get my brows microbladed: If I am being honest, it took me about 1-2 years to fully grow out my brows to normal. The trend back in the day was to have skinny and thin eyebrows so that’s what I did. The grow out stage was brutal but necessary. I decided to finally get my eyebrows microbladed because I was tired of filling in the patches on my eyebrows and I thought that it could save me a ton of time and money. Even though my eyebrows were previously dark and think, I had a lot of unevenness in them and wanted to fix this issue.
Why I decided upon the Lex Studio: I did hours of research before I decided upon The Lex Studio. Not only did I love their before and after photos but I loved how they cared for their clients. They provided so much information on their website that I didn’t even have any questions at my first appointment.
The Process: I got my first microblading session done around the first week of November. I saw Taylor at The Lex Studio and she was amazing!!! She made me feel very comfortable and answered any last minute questions I had. My first appointment took about 2 1/2 hours but I was able to lay down on the treatment table the entire time and listen to music so it was very relaxing. There’s an entire process where Taylor measured my eyebrows, created the perfect shape for them, numbed them, color matched the pigment to match my natural brow color, and then tattooed the brow strokes. The treatment isn’t that painful. The process of the strokes being tattooed is more irritating than painful. I have 2 tattoos and it didn’t hurt any worse than those. Taylor does a really good job of using a highly effect topical numbing cream that works great!! And the actual tattooing process doesn’t too long.
After the Procedure: The healing process was the hardest part for me haha! If you have ever gotten a tattoo, it goes through similar stages. My eyebrows oozed the entire night and next day after my procedure. I blotted them with a tissue when this happened. That night, my eyebrows also stung pretty bad. But like I said, very similar process to getting a tattoo. Morning and night I was to wash my eyebrows with soap and water and then apply brow gel (provided by Taylor) on them. I woke up the next morning and my eyebrows stung a little bit but nothing I couldn’t handle!
The Healing Process: After about a week or so of the procedure, my eyebrows started to peel/shed. This is all completely normal. This was very hard for me because I wanted to peel them but I didn’t! They say to let the healing process be as natural as possible.
The Follow Up: I had my follow up appointment 4 weeks later. That usually recommend about 6 weeks but I was going out of town and wanted to have the follow up done before I went out of town. This time, we chose to go a couple of shades darker. Like I said, my natural eyebrows are REALLY dark. This follow up appointment is also used to perfect your brow and address any issues you have with them. I was in love with them so we just decided to go a little bit darker. This appointment took about 2 1/2 hours as well and the procedure was about the same as my initial one.
Would I Recommend Microblading: YES! And if you are local – see Taylor at the Lex Studio! She is the bomb! I love my brows and I never have to fill them in! It’s my FAVORITE. I am so happy with the way they look!
Check out some of my before/after photos!