blade penBold, thick eyebrows are all the rage right now as models like Cara Delevingne and Hilary Rhoda rock this trend.

But some of us aren’t blessed with thick eyebrows, and there use to be a time when having thin brows was the way to go.

Filling in your eyebrows can be a great way to get a full, thick shape, but some people are blessed with light eyebrow hairs, or ones that are sparse.

Welcome microblading, for those who feel they need more than just a conventional eyebrow pencil.

Microblading is a tattoo technique but instead of an electric gun doing the work, the tool is controlled solely by the technician.

Several small needles are lined in a row to make what appears to be a single blade. Because of this, the technician is able to make single, controlled strokes that replicate individual pieces of hair.

The process is not a quick one either. On your first appointment expect to be there for about two hours.

Your technical will measure your forehead and draw out the outline of your ideal brow shape, taking into consideration your natural eyebrows, your bone structure, and what is aesthetically the best look for you.

For older clients the tail of the eyebrow will usually be raised slightly to help give the appearance of a lifted, more youthful look.

Once you and your technician are happy with the shape of your new brows, a special color is blended to match your natural or colored hair.

The technician will then begin her tedious task of drawing single hair strokes until your brows are finished.

A follow-up appointment will be scheduled about four weeks later to touch up, fill in and enhance the color.

From there, your new brows usually last about three years before needing a touchup.maxresdefault

The results are truly amazing and do wonders for those who choose to get microblading done.

There is no downtime after the procedure, and the after-care for your new brows is easy. Once they are completely healed, they require practically no maintenance at all.

Did you decide to get microblading done? Tell what you think about your new brows in the comments section below!