OMBRE AND COMBINATION BROWS
Ombre brows is a semi permanent tattoo technique where we use a cosmetic tattoo machine to place super fine pigment pixels into the skin to create a soft, shaded pencil type look.
As Microblading does not suit all skin types, including oily skin, Ombre brows is a fantastic alternative. Ombre brows can create a much fuller and more defined brow than what Microblading does. Unlike Microblading where we create the look of individual hairs, Ombre is designed to fill in the entire brow. This technique is most suited for clients who regularly draw their brows in and like the look of a full brows. Ombre brows starts very soft in pixels at the front and gradually builds up to fuller and more heavily saturated pixels through the tails.
It is very common for clients to like the idea of an Ombre brow but are wanting the start of their brows to look more natural and depict the look of natural hair. To achieve this result, we are able to offer Combination brows. Just like it’s name, Combo brows is a combination is Microblading and machine brows. The start of the brow at the front starts with beautiful soft Microbladed hair strokes that then blends into the machine work towards the tails for a beautiful full result.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY HAVE OMBRE BROWS?
Cosmetic tattooing will save you time and frustration. Your brows look great twenty four hours a day and there is no need to draw your eyebrows on anymore. You can swim, sleep, perspire, have a sauna, play sport, wash your hair and it still look great. Ombre and Combination Brows can enhance your own beautiful brows or create an entire new shape.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SUCH A TREATMENT?
- Have over-plucked their eyebrow hair
- Have gaps or scars where the hair has not grown back
- Are suffering from Alopecia (hair loss), weak or light hair
- Want a particular shape for their eyebrows
- Draw their brows on regularly
- Have previously had Microblading that has faded to an undesirable colour
- Had poor pigment retention with Microblading
- Clients with oily skin that Microblading does not suit
IS IT SAFE?
At You Little Beauty we use disposable needles and sterilisation of equipment as required. Your therapist has done extensive training not just in creating beautiful brows, but in the measures required to provide you with a safe and comfortable procedure. After you leave the salon the responsibility becomes yours to follow the exact aftercare you have been recommended to avoid infection and difficulties in healing.
WHAT COLOUR PIGMENTS ARE USED?
We use quality pigment lotions based in iron oxide, a safe non-reactive substance. The pigment lotions are specifically manufactured for implantation into human skin. Pigment lotions are inorganic (meaning they are semi-permanent). A powder is suspended into a solution of distilled water and glycerine, which results in a smooth creamy liquid.
WILL IT LOOK NATURAL?
Immediately after the treatment the colour will appear much stronger and darker for the first 7-14 days. After that, you can lose approximately 30-50% of colour during the healing process within 7-14 days. Clients are recommended to wait for at least 6-8 weeks before their follow up appointment to be able to fully see the colour their eyebrows will be. You can then decide if you are happy with the colour or if you are going to require any adjustments.
I DON’T KNOW IF OMBRE OF MICROBLADING IS BEST FOR ME CAN I DECIDE ON THE DAY?
If you are unsure which service to book for, it is important to discuss this with us first as both services take a different amount of time to complete. If after talking to one of our friendly team you are still unable to decide we recommend a consultation with Marika to discuss which option is going to be most suited to you.
IS THERE ANY DOWN TIME?
The majority of people don’t need to take time off work. There is usually no swelling with the eyebrow treatments but this can vary from person to person depending on levels of sensitivity. If swelling or redness does occur we recommend applying a cold compress to sooth the area. After care products must also be used to keep the area moist to help with heeling.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY NEW BROWS?
Your therapist will give you clear after care instructions on the day of your procedure. Two hours after your tattoo you must wash your brows to remove any weeping that may have occurred to avoid excessive scabbing. You must then apply aftercare morning and night giving your brows a light wipe and clean before each application. No Soap, cleansers or makeup on the area for 3 weeks. We recommend no exfoliants be used on the area and you must avoid swimming pools, the beach, steam rooms and saunas during the healing process (7-14 days). Apply after-care products recommended by us. Failure to follow correct aftercare given to you by your therapist may result in poor healed results.
WHY DO I NEED A TOUCHUP IN 6-8 WEEKS?
As your brows heal, it is normal to lose a certain amount of pigment during the healing process as the pigment is deposited very shallow. A touch up is required to touch up any areas where the pigment may have faded too much or to touch up anywhere the pigment may have dropped out of. We also start very conservative with our colour choice as everyone fades at a different rate so some clients may need to have a dark colour deposited to create the desired result.