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Choosing Your Microblading Artist

March 14, 2019

Hey BE Babes!


You know we are obsessed with making your brows look good. We offer so many different brow services, your head may be spinning just reading through our menu. But that’s okay! We’re here to give you a hand and help you navigate all things Bare Essentials.


So, today we are looking at microblading and what you should be on the lookout for when you are choosing an artist for your brows. Let’s be real here - it’s a tattoo… on your face. You need to trust the person putting it there is going to do a great job, take your opinion into consideration and have the training to deal with any brow issue you may have.


Here’s some of the things you should consider before booking with a microblading artist:


  1. Ask what kind of training they have.

Microblading isn’t just a one day course, or at least it shouldn’t be. It’s a good idea to find out what kind and how much training they have. Someone who has been microblading for a long time, but hasn’t done a new course since they first started may not be able to give you the brows you’re hoping for (depending on the training they took). Someone who is constantly keeping up with the newest techniques and methods is likely going to be more skilled and give you more options than someone who has only taken one course.


2. Do your research beforehand.

Make sure you check out any work they have posted online and any reviews. If they don’t have a business page somewhere online, that could be a bit of a red flag. That’s not to say don’t book with them, but at that point any reviews they are able to provide you should be taken with a grain of salt - especially if you don’t hear them right from the clients mouth.


3. Book a consultation.

Any good artist will do some sort of consultation with you when you contact them. It should be a separate appointment from the actual procedure where you can ask questions. This is a great time to ask about training, how long they have been an artist, and go over what your major concerns are about your brows. In this consultation, they should ask you about any medications you’re on or any medical issues you may have. If they don’t ask about any of this and are eager to just book you in, that’s something you may want to hold off on. There are certain medications and conditions that may prohibit you getting it done or require certain changes to the procedure.


4. Tell them what you want, and then ask them to draw it on.

This should be part of the consultation, but if it’s not, ask them! They should take some time to ask you what you’re hoping for with your brows, and tell you what they think would work best for your face. Get them to use a brow pencil and do a quick mock up on your face before you go. It’s a good idea to do this before the actual procedure so you can take a little time with the non permanent version to decide if that’s what you really want, even if the colour isn’t quite right. It gives you an idea of their abilities, and allows you to make sure you like the size, shape and potential density before it’s semi-permanently on your face.


5. Go with your gut!

We underestimate our own feelings sometimes. If you had a really good connection with the artist and you were pleased with their work, that is who you should book with! Over researching and collecting too much information can be make the decision making process that much more stressful. Getting your brows done should be fun - you’re doing this for you! If you’re satisfied with everything you’ve learned about an artist - whether it’s the first one or the hundredth one you’ve spoken too - it’s okay to book it!


Alright, that pretty much covers it! Have you had your brows microbladed? What was one part of your decision making process that was most helpful for you?

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