If you’ve been reading along with us for a while, you’ve probably become familiar with the different ways to spice up your brows and get them red-carpet ready. Among the various ways to do this, microblading has proven to be one of the most popular.
When you think of microblading, you may think of dark brown or black eyebrow hair, but if you’re blonde or have lighter eyebrows, microblading can be for you too. Before you schedule your appointment with an esthetician, let’s cover everything you’ll need to know about microblading lighter hair!
What Is Microblading?
While microblading is a technique that’s recently gained a lot of popularity in the United States, it’s actually been around for quite a while. Originating in Asia, the practice has been used for years to make thin eyebrows fuller and more defined in color and shape.
Microblading is a procedure that involves cosmetically tattooing your eyebrows to give more definition, color, and shape to thin eyebrows. It’s similar in theory to getting a regular tattoo, the main difference being you won’t feel any pain. Most patients are numbed before the esthetician begins the procedure.
However, unlike a tattoo, microblading is semi-permanent. This means it won’t last forever as a regular tattoo would. Your microbladed eyebrows will likely last a few years before they begin to fade, and they’ll require some touch-ups throughout their lifespan.
Microblading is used by many people for a variety of reasons. Some people who use microblading may have a health condition that causes their hair to fall out, and others may just have thinner, lighter eyebrows.
No matter the reason, the main benefit microblading offers is being able to wake up with brows that are already done. It saves time and money in the long run as you won’t have to do your brows every day. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys a natural makeup look with little effort, microblading might just be a great option.
Why Does Hair Color Matter?
It’s no secret that microblading is a commitment. So, before getting the procedure done, it’s vital to make sure it’s right for you. Microblading can last from one to two years, so it’s important to like the outcome. And, along with the shape not coming out the way you envisioned or not liking the thickness, you may not be happy with the color of your semi-permanent eyebrows.
An easy fix to this is to learn how to accurately communicate with your esthetician to let them know what you’re looking for in terms of shape, thickness, and color.
Things to Know About Microblading Blonde Eyebrows
Let’s break down some important things to know about microblading blonde eyebrows.
Is It Even Possible for Blondes?
Since many people think of the microblading experience like a tattoo, the decision tends to be easier for those with darker hair than lighter hair. However, microblading is just as achievable for those with light hair as those with dark hair.
Just like with a tattoo, there are different colors to choose from. Many are under the impression that microblading always comes out dark, but there are actually many different shades to choose from, including blonde colors and red colors for those with different colored hair!
If you want a natural blonde color that goes with your hair and skin tone, there are tons of options.
Should Blondes Get Microblading?
There are lots of reasons to get microblading as a blonde, but the biggest one is for an easy, full brow look every single day. Full brows are in. Take a look at celebrities, influencers, and makeup artists, and you’ll probably notice the trend of thick, filled-in brows.
While shape and color vary from makeup artist to makeup artist, almost everyone’s eyebrows are still full. However, if you’re a blonde, you know the struggle of having naturally thinner and lighter eyebrows than most, so achieving full eyebrows may take longer and more effort than those with naturally thick brows.
Microblading makes achieving full brows almost effortless. While there are touch-ups to make throughout the process and they don’t last forever, you won’t have to get up each morning and do your brows to achieve the coveted, full eyebrow look.
So, should blondes get microblading done? If you want an easy full brow look without the time and effort spent doing your eyebrows each day, then why not?
What Eyebrow Color Should Blondes Pick?
Finding the right shade is not a new problem in the world of makeup and beauty. If you’ve ever sat in front of the mirror trying to compare two different shades of our Ultra Defining Brow Gel or an Eyebrow Pen, you know the struggle. Does taupe fit best? Or should you go a shade darker and use a brown? Or are your eyebrows more auburn?
No matter what makeup or beauty product you’re looking into, you’ll probably have to spend some time finding the right shade. And the same is true for blondes and microblading. But luckily, finding the right shade isn’t too difficult.
When you sign up for your consultation, there will be tons of pigments and shades to choose from. However, choosing the right shade is easy. It’s knowing your undertones that makes the decision slightly more difficult.
To choose the right shade, simply match to your hair color or match to your desired color. If you want eyebrows that are a shade or two darker than your hair, go for it! The shade is really up to personal preference. The real trouble comes with choosing the correct undertones. If you choose a shade with the wrong undertones, it can ruin your eyebrow look.
Your skin’s undertones determine a lot. They determine what colors you look best in, what shade makeup you need, and what color you microblade your eyebrows. So, knowing your undertones is vital to making the right color decisions.
How To Find Your Undertones
So, how do you know what your undertones are? Here are some helpful tips:
There are three undertones your skin can have. You may have a warmer undertone, a cooler undertone, or a neutral undertone. If your undertones are neutral, then anything will look good on your skin, and you can probably pull off anything. However, if your skin’s undertones are warm or cool, you have certain colors and characteristics in your skin tone that make it naturally pair better with certain things.
For instance, a warmer skin tone naturally looks good with earth tones. If you have warm undertones, you probably look better in reds, oranges, yellows, and terracotta colors than you do in blues, greens, or purples. And the opposite is true for those with cool undertones. The same goes for jewelry. If you have cool undertones, you probably look better in silver jewelry, while if you have warmer undertones, you probably look better in gold jewelry.
Once you know your skin’s undertones, you will be able to talk to your esthetician about finding the best blonde color match for you.
The Importance of a Blonde’s Consultation
The consultation is the most important part of your microblading experience as this is where you’ll talk to your esthetician about your undertones, choose the color you want, and communicate what shape and thickness level you want your eyebrows to be.
Here are a few things to remember during your consultation and microblading procedure.
- Be honest! If you don’t like a shape or color that your esthetician shows you, speak up! The consultation is there for you to communicate with your esthetician about what you want your eyebrows to look like, so being honest can save you from an undesired end result.
- Don’t hesitate to ask for more options. If you don’t like the color or shade, ask to see all your options.
- Ask all your questions, no matter how silly.
- The biggest hesitation blondes have with microblading is that they’re afraid their color will turn out too dark. While you’ll be able to find a shade light enough, it’s important to note that the first few days will look darker than the actual shade. If your eyebrows look darker than expected, they will get lighter after a few days of healing, so don’t panic.
There are Other Options
Microblading can cost a lot of money and be a huge commitment. If you aren’t sold on microblading or still have hesitations, there are other options available.
The first option is our TatBrow Microblade Pen. This pen mimics the look and effect of microblading without any of the cost, commitment, or potential pain. With real, hair-like strokes in six natural shades, you can achieve the look of microblading from the comfort of your own home.
Whether you’re sold on microblading or want to explore other beauty options before you commit, TatBrow has resources to teach you everything you need to know about brows. Want to know what brow looks are in this season? Or what beauty products you need to spice up your brows? Just check out our blog!
Plus, with our products available, you’ll be all set to find that red-carpet-ready brow at an affordable cost.
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