Are Combination Brows The Ultimate Brow Treatment?
Two beauty trends that have taken over the internet by storm recently are the microblading trend and the ombre powder brow trend. They are both essentially the same thing. They are both semi-permanent, and the result makes your eyebrows look effortlessly beautiful. The only difference between the two is the method of application that results in your personal idea of the perfect brow look.
With both these trends looking stunning, it’s no wonder that you may be confused about which procedure to go for. Microblading or Ombre Brows? What if we told you that you can now have the best of both worlds? That’s right, Combination Brows are a thing! And they are the one that’s opted for the most.
When smooth sharp brows meet soft ombre brows it’s a hit! And combination brows offer exactly that. We’ll bet you’re now curious to know more. If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered. Let’s learn all about what combo brows have to offer. Ask us about your perfect brow solution, we offer the microblading Columbia SC LOVES!
What Are Combination Brows?
When the technique and result of microblading and ombre powder brows get put together, you get combination brows. It is a semi-permanent method to improve your brow’s overall look and feel but involves microblading as well as ombre brows. Individually, these brows have stunning outcomes, but when they are combined, they make your eyebrows look extraordinary!
The result of microblading gives a filled-in look, and the details are very intricate. On the other hand, the ombre powder brow makes the eyebrow look fluffy and very soft while also filling them. Hence, the result of the combination brow makes your eyebrows look extremely defined while also maintaining the element of softness that keeps them looking very natural.
Yes and no. Combination Brows involve both the procedures of microblading and ombre brows. While microblading is a process that involves tattooing on the eyebrows, it is not permanent. In fact, both microblading and ombre brows typically last a few years before they start to fade. However, with regular touch ups you can keep the perfect brow look for as long as you’d like.
Ombre powder brows are all about the placement of pigment. They are placed in a tiny dot pattern, and then are allowed to settle. That is what gives a very soft, airbrushed effect.
Microblading is all about the placement of fine hair strokes for a natural look.
When both of these procedures are combined, they give a more natural yet defined look to your brows. However, keep in mind that they are both semi-permanent, which makes the Combination Brows a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure.
Microblading usually lasts somewhere between 1 to 3 years, and powder brows last between 2 to 3 years. You'll need to take proper care of your new brows to increase its longevity.
Similarly, Combination Brows can also last anywhere between 1 to 3 years if you maintain them properly. The longevity also depends on the type of skin, exposure to the sun, lifestyle, any prescribed medication, etc. Touch ups are typically done at least once a year for best results.
Good news! The procedures needed to get the beautiful combination brow results are suited for almost everyone. It works for people of all skin shade, skin types, etc. It is also a great solution for people who have very thin or light brows, as this procedure will help give their brows a more natural, filled-in look.
However, if you have any health concerns or skin conditions, we recommend you consult with your doctor before getting the procedure done. Before you dive in talk with us. We perform the microblading Columbia SC locals trusts.
How Is The Procedure Done?
Let’s break these down and understand them in 3 easy steps.
Whether you want to get microblading, ombre powder brows, or combination brows, the best thing to do in the beginning is to talk to our brow experts. Chat with us about your preferences and we’ll make sure the best choice is made. It’s our job to consider your eyebrow needs and meet them.
Based on your preference, we will suggest the ideal shape and color of the brow. Once you’ve decided on this, you will move to the next step. Always remember that your eyebrows are what shape your face. So do your research before you get to the actual procedure.
After you are mapped, the only thing left to do is get on with the procedure. Now, combination brows involve the techniques of both microblading and ombre powder brows. For combo-brows the inner (or starting point) of the brows is done by using the ombre powder brows technique.
The ombre powder brows technique uses an automatic machine where the pigment is placed in a pattern of small dots and allowed to settle. It gives the front part of your brows a very soft, natural look. This technique does not hurt as much and heals pretty fast.
Microblading is done on the whole eyebrow. Here, a topical numbing cream is used before our brow expert uses a hand-held device to make small hair-like cuts on your skin’s surface. It is slightly more invasive than ombre powder brows as they involve creating actual shallow cuts in the skin. Microblading may require more care than powder brows, however they give the entire combo brow down to the tail end a more detailed finished look.
How Do You Take Care Of Combination Brows
Again, care and maintenance of combination brows are somewhat similar to the other two methods. Make sure your brows do not come in contact with any water or sweat. It is recommended that you avoid any strenuous workout sessions that may expose the brows to sweat. If exposed to water or sweat, the possibility of developing a bacterial infection becomes more of a concern.
If you need to exercise, make sure you put some Vaseline over your brows, as this will protect them from sweat. Similarly, avoid picking at the scabs, if any should develop! That will affect the look of your brows and also delay the healing time.
When proper care of the brows is taken, they can completely heal in 2 to 3 weeks. Retouching can be done once every 12 months.
If you cannot decide between microblading and ombre powder brows, the best thing you can do is go for combination brows. Not only are they the safest bet, but they also combine to give your brows a phenomenal look. You get the best of both worlds! Literally!
The soft and light look of the ombre powder brows and the sleek, defined look of microblading gives the ultimate brow look. They are extremely easy to maintain and care for and can easily last up to 3 years. So if you’ve been thinking about getting these done, we hope that you’re feeling sure about your decision and of course, if you have questions please reach out to us today!
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