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Let’s get to the bottom line of Microblading!

I get many questions from consumers who want to educate themselves and I truly appreciate them for that. Here is a list of what you should look for in a brow artist: Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing. It uses a thin blade made up of tiny needles to create small, very precise cuts in the skin of your eyebrows. Then pigments are applied to the cuts to mimic the look of individual hairs. The result is hyper-realistic and natural. The look lasts about 2 years with touch-ups. Who is a good candidate for microblading? “Microblading is ideal for clients with brows that are sparse, uneven or just desire a different shape, also clients with no brow hair like an alopecia patient. I have microbladed clients with absolutely no brow hair to clients who have envy-worthy brows that just want a couple spots filled in to make them perfect. Should my eyebrow artist have some sort of certification? Certification for brow artists varies from state to state. Some states require a supervising medical doctor. Others don't. In New Jersey, the state considers microblading a kind of cosmetic tattooing. Because of this classification, New Jersey brow artists are regulated by the New Jersey Department of Health and must be licensed thru the American Academy of Micropigmentation. New Jersey does not allow artists that have taken a 3 day course certificate. It is most important that the brow artist is licensed thru the AAM. In contrast, in the state of California microblading is considered body art, so brow artists must meet the same standards as tattoo artists. Brow artists must be at least 18 years old and they must be properly trained on bloodborne pathogens. I get many questions from consumers who want to educate themselves and I truly appreciate them for that. Here is a list of what you should look for in a brow artist: 1 The brow artist should be licensed in permanent makeup and trained in microblading. 2 The brow artist should have training from a reputable institution. PhiBrows is the only organization that provide microblading training on an international level and the highest rated in the industry. 3 The brow artist should have first aid and bloodborne pathogen training. 4 You should be offered a consultation prior to your treatment. While you're there, be sure to pay attention to the cleanliness of the salon / studio. 5 The artists location is not in a home, hair or nail salon (in NJ this is illegal) 6 The treatment room should look and smell clean. Artists should change their gloves frequently and disinfect surfaces between clients. 7 The brow artist should ask health history questions in order to avoid any adverse reactions. 8 Any clinic you choose should exclusively use single use blades. They should come in pre-sterilized, sealed packages. 9 Sterile single use handles (that hold the blade) are best. If your artist says they reuse their microblading handle, then it should be sterilized using an autoclave BETWEEN clients. 10 Brow artists should practice on latex skin and mannequins before practicing on family, friends or clients. 11 Look for healed results on the brow artist's website / Facebook / Instagram page. Most microblading looks great when newly done. However, healed results are a better indicator of skill. Look at the colors. Do they look nice with the client's hair and skin color? Are the brows a good shape and size for the client's face? 12 Make sure that the brows the artist makes are the kind you like. Each artist will have his or her own style: manicured, messy, sparse and natural, dense, etc. 13 Look for a brow artist who answers your questions and is confident discussing the microblading process. He or she should be willing to talk about his / her education and experience.

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