For a few years now, microblading has been very popular for women, and is now on the rise for men as well. It was a new era in the permanent makeup industry thanks to the microblading technique. Due to lower material costs, the treatment is slightly less expensive than an eyebrow treatment with an electric machine in some salons. Microblading is a technique that artists and everyone who wishes can specialize in, which I believe is why there has been such a surge in artists doing brows. I wish I had some hard numbers on the rise in microblading specialists over the last seven years. It'd be fascinating to learn more about this! What's the difference between microblading and hairstrokes, though? Let's discuss a few facts.
What's The Difference Between Microblading and Hairstrokes?
Microblading is a manual tool for creating hairstrokes. Read more about it here. Hairstrokes, can also be done with an electric machine that use various cartridges. Nano brows are what they're usually called. But don't be fooled, because there are all kinds of names for the hairstroke treatment. But since it is most common to create hairstrokes using a nano cartridge, they are called nano brows. So, what exactly does this imply? To create hairstrokes, you can either use the machine or the microblade. Both give a similar result. Microblades have several small needles in the blade, whereas nano is just one tiny needle used with a machine. Hairstrokes sometimes appear finer and crisper on the skin with a nano needle.
Can Microblading Artist also do Nano Brows?
Some artists are only trained in the microblading method. In that case, they are not able to do nano brows or hairstrokes with a machine. Typically, the microblading course is much shorter than the comprehensive machine (permanent make up) course, so there are more artists out there that are only trained to do hairstrokes with a microblading tool. There are microblading and permanent make up artists who specialize in both techniques, of course, so you can always ask your artist in which technique he/she specializes in.
Should You Request Microblading Or Hairstrokes?
It really depends on your preference. With the Nano technique you will get more thin and crispy looking hairstrokes. It is also very good for individuals that have oily skin. But like mentioned above, the outcome of both treatments are similar. Hairstroke technique can be performed both with a microblading tool and a machine. As a result, when it comes to those treatments, there can be some confusion, and I understand. Your artist will consult with you to determine whether the hairstrokes will be created using the microblading tool or a machine. This can only be the case if you go to an artist who specializes in both procedures. I do recommend going to a specialist that is also trained on electric machines to create hairstrokes if you have oily skin.