Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery, 3D brows, or feather stroke brows, is a form of cosmetic tattooing or 'permanent' makeup performed manually giving the artist more control over how fine and natural the strokes or 'hairs' will look.
The technique is performed using a hand held tool comprising of a tiny blade composed of very fine needles which deposit pigment into the surface layer of the skin in order to create natural-looking hair-like strokes. The procedure is done manually using sterile and disposable tools and specially formulated pigments are used to match the natural eyebrow colour.
Microblading is intended to fill in patchy brows to create more fullness and definition or to create eyebrows entirely in the case of complete hair loss. The result achieved is very subtle giving the overall facial appearance a whole new dimension.
The PhiBrows microblading technique created by Branko Babic involves the use of PhiBrows pigments which are of the highest quality around; they do not contain heavy metals, are fully synthetic and animal friendly. Importantly, the wide-range of Phi pigments available contain 3 primary tones; dark brown, golden and warmth. This means that your semi-permanent makeup will never fade pink, purple or greenish unlike traditional eyebrow tattoo.
With PhiBrows, the new shape of your brows are calculated according to your face and the golden ratio or phi (1.618). The hairs created, flow with the natural direction of hair, the shape designed bespoke to your facial features and the colour is blended to mimic your natural tones. All of these factors are paramount in achieving a natural and realistic result, lasting up to 18 months before a top up is required at half the original treatment cost.
A Quick Step-by-Step Guide
The shape of the eyebrows is calculated only according to the morphology of the face and using the golden ratio, (ϕ 1.618). The shape is determined according to your facial proportions and symmetry is determined digitally. Brows are designed bespoke to your face. You are then shown the carefully drawn shape for your agreement.
Only the highest quality PhiBrows pigments are used and uniquely prepare the colour to suit you and to give the most natural result. PhiBrows pigments are heavy metal free, organic and not tested on animals.
Hyper-realistic hair strokes are drawn on individually and artistically following the natural hair growth direction using a superfine PhiBrows single-use sterile blade hand-tool.
Any discomfort felt is interpreted differently from person to person. Discomfort is temporary and intermittent.
The pigment is planted into the strokes, precisely filling each of the individually drawn hairs to give long lasting results.
Your new natural and hyper-realistic brows are revealed!
A soothing ointment is applied and given to you along with full aftercare directions.
The full treatment is a two-part process. A retouch is essential 4-6 weeks following your first treatment.
Microblading is a great way to restore self-confidence for those who have lost their eyebrows due to autoimmune conditions such as Alopecia.
Microblading (initial session) includes manual shading if required
includes one free perfecting session (4-6 weeks later)
Additional Top Up Session
(4 weeks from previous)
Annual Top Up
(approx 12-18 months)
Annual top ups where pigment has significantly faded and upon assessment may be regarded as a new enhancement and will be charged at full price due to the time needed to do a new enhancement.
That treatment cannot be conducted if:
You are under 18 (ID will be required for younger clients)
You have diabetes
You are anaemic (low iron levels)
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
You have glaucoma
You are taking blood thinning medication (e.g. Aspirin, Warfarin)
You have skin diseases such as Psoriasis or Eczema
You’ve had Shingles in the past 6 months
You have an active cold sore (Herpes Simplex)
You have transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis
You have Haemophilia
You have healing disorders such as keloid scarring
You have uncontrolled high blood pressure
You are on any skin medication such as Roaccutane or steroids
You have active skin cancer
You are undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
You have Epilepsy
You have a pacemaker or major heart problems
You’ve had Botox or chemical facial peels in the past month
You have old permanent make up that is still very visible in the skin - please contact me to discuss.
A £50 booking fee is required to secure your booking following a pre-consultation to determine suitability for the treatment. This is then deducted off the full price at the end of the treatment.
Top ups or retouches are essential from 4-6 weeks post initial treatment. This is to redefine any strokes that have not healed sufficiently. If any further retouches are required within 3 months, the additional charge is £50 per additional retouch.
An annual top up is recommended every 12 months or so from your initial treatment paying half of the full treatment price. Treatments maintained after this time may be charged at full price due to the time needed to do a new enhancement.
It is illegal to perform a cosmetic tattoo on anyone under the age of 18, therefore ID will be required from young clients.