If you were choosing a plastic surgeon, would you do a thorough research on the best one? You would even consider traveling only to be able to get the best treatment possible? You should also do that when it comes to your Microblading treatment. After all, it's your face and you don't want the results to look bad or even have complications afterwards.
What to look for when choosing a microblade artist?
First, you need to look after salons that are licensed. It varies from countries, but you want to know if they get a health and safety check every year. That means that their salon is checked out when it comes to cleanliness, sterilizing, ventilation and a solid work environment.
Ask the artist where and when they got licensed to be a Microblade artist. You want to know if they attended a known and respectable academy and that they are experienced. Don't get me wrong, there are many artists that are new in the industry, and they do fantastic work!
Other things to consider
- What is their permanent makeup style
- What pigments are they using/what brand
- What tools are they using
- Is the second appointment included
- Do they have good reviews
- Does the salon have good reviews
- Check their social media for pictures of their work
- Do you feel good in the presence of the artist
- If the artist works in the EU, check if the pigments are REACH regulated
- Google the academy they got their license/certificate from
Why is it important to pick the right artist?
The truth is, there are many Microblade artists out there that are not using quality pigments and tools. This is the most important thing! I have also seen artists that have not had proper training and the results are not very desirable. When it comes to Microblading it's so important to have a professional that knows color theory and eyebrow mapping very well. As well as a lot of training of inserting the pigments. With too much pressure for example, the hairstrokes will not look as natural and could result in permanent change of pigment color. The hairstrokes could also look patchy.
Do all Microblade artists get the same results?
Not at all. If you look at photos from different artists, you can really tell different methods and different outcomes. It's very interesting to look at photos in Instagram for example, you can see how some do very natural brows while others do more dramatic brows. Of course, they should be able to do both and follow up with your desired look, but that's not always the case. You can also see the difference in how they draw the hairstrokes. Just look closely. The best thing for you is to find an artist that does your style. Not everyone wants the same look. And that is what is so great about Microblading, anything is possible.
What could happen if I choose the wrong Microblade artist?
The worst case scenario is that you will end up with very bad looking eyebrows, scars and expensive and painful removal treatments ahead of you. Other scenarios are infections, allergy reactions, red, green or blue colored eyebrows. These are just a few examples but important to be aware of.
I really advise you to not go for the first Permanent makeup artist that you find. Do your research. Research the salon, artist, pigments and tools. I'm sure you will end up with fantastic looking eyebrows, so the research will be worth it.