All About Combination Brows: Your Perfect Combo for Beautiful Brows
For creating the brows of your dreams, the options just keep getting better and more plentiful. With so many treatments to choose from these days, it can be difficult to know which one to try, so we’re here to help!
One of our favourite new services for professional brows is called combination or combo brows. So what is this trending treatment all about? Here is what you need to know:
What are combination brows?
As the name might suggest, combination brows are a hybrid procedure, combining two other popular techniques – microblading and powder shading (also sometimes called powder brows). With a trained eye, your brow artist will use the semi-permanent, cosmetic tattooing technique of microblading to create precise, hair-like strokes at the start of your brows. Then powder shading is used to add additional shape, fullness, and density.
The effect is fluffy, full, supermodel style brows and clients are loving the way this style looks incredibly natural, while also adding hyper realistic definition and volume to your existing brows.
Who is a good candidate for combo brows?
Combination brows are a great choice for anyone with sparse, patchy or thin brows, who is looking for a bit more boldness and body. Combo brows provide the look of made up or filled in brows, so they’re also a fantastic option for anyone wanting their brows to look sharp on the daily without the use of makeup.
Oilier skin types may see better results with a combination brow service, as opposed to only microblading, as microblading can sometimes produce mixed results on oily skin. The shading component of combination brows helps to eliminate any issues with blurring. The treatment can also be used to correct or update brows that have previously been microbladed.
Is the procedure painful?
As with any cosmetic tattooing procedure, there may be some mild discomfort during the microblading process. However, your professional brow artist will use a numbing cream to prevent any discomfort. Most clients say they feel a slight scratching sensation during the procedure, but it is typically minimal and does not last.
What are the results and how long do they last?
For optimal results, combination brows require two initial treatments about 4-6 weeks apart. This ensures that pigment is properly distributed and evenly saturated. After this two-part process, you can expect results to last for about a year to 18 months, or in some cases even longer. Over time the pigment will gradually fade in intensity, but will last longer with proper skin care and use of SPF. If you wish to maintain the look of your combination brow treatment you can return for an annual touch ups as needed.
Other important things to know
Perhaps the most important thing to note when choosing combination brows is that proper after care is essential. Immediately following treatment you will want to avoid use of certain cosmetics such as makeup or retinol products directly over the tattoo, and apply moisturizing ointment to prevent excess redness or flaking. The healing process can take a couple weeks, so following the instructions of your brow artist is a must during this period.
We look forward to creating your beautiful Combo Brows soon.
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