We’re often asked by our clients, which is better, HD Brows vs Microblading?
HD Brows is a bespoke eyebrow treatment that is totally tailored to each individual client – no ‘one size fits all’ here! HD Brows is more than your typical wax and tint. HD Brow Stylists use the exclusive HD Brows design formula, along with theory on creating the perfect brow style based on the clients face shape. As well as creating the perfect brow colour with the custom blended tinting. A selection of unique hair removal techniques is then used to create the bespoke brow shape, including wax, threading and trimming. It’s all finished off with expert makeup application to ensure the client leaves with perfect brows.
For those of you who haven’t enough brow hair to create the HD Brows look straight away, have the option of going on a regrowth programme. With regular appointments, recommended every 4-6 weeks, and daily application of HD Brow Lash & Brow Booster that will help to enhance length and volume, you’ll soon have the brow arches you always dreamed of.
Microblading is a semi-permanent technique that sits under the tattooing family. Pigment is implanted into the skin, with a fine needle hand-held tool, that creates hair-like strokes to mimic the appearance of a natural looking brow.
Similar to an HD Brows Stylist, a microblading technician meticulously brow maps the shape and style of the eyebrow, taking into consideration face shape, hair growth and colouring – drawing each hair stroke onto the skin to follow the shape of the existing hairs. If there are no eyebrow hairs, a skilled technician will design a natural looking brow to suit your face shape.
Microblading is most suited for those who want to restructure, define, cover or fill over-plucked brows, being most popular for those who can no longer gain any natural hair growth.
So now you have the information about both treatments, HD Brows vs. Microblading, how do you choose which is right for you? We’ve pulled together some things to consider before you take the plunge:
HD Brows needs to be maintained every 4-6 weeks, whereas microblading lasts a lot longer, with 6-monthly top-ups highly recommended by most technicians. But what if trends change or you want a more au naturel look? Why not try the HD Brows treatment to see what eyebrow shape can be achieved with your existing brow hair first? You’ve nothing to lose and may even be surprised by the finished look – the treatment has been referred to as a mini-facelift after all!
Upkeep of Your HD Brows
Don’t forget, your brow hair will still grow after microblading, so you’ll still need this tidied up with an HD Brows Stylist on a regular basis to ensure you keep your newly shaped brows looking perfect.
If you think the HD Brows treatment isn’t achievable for you, take a look at this HD Brows before and after pictures to see just what a difference 2 or 3 appointments can make, your stylist will discuss your hair growth progress every step of the way.
HD Brows start from £25 depending on the Stylist and the location, a much more inexpensive treatment compared to the pricier rate of a microblading technician – on average technician’s charge anything from £200-800 for the treatment, again this all depends on their industry experience and skill. You need to ask yourself – what can you afford, and can you maintain the aftercare? A HD Brows appointment every 4-6 weeks in between microblading touch ups is the key to perfectly groomed brows.
Choose your HD Brows Stylist like you choose your hairdresser. The same applies for a microblading technician. It’s so important when considering a semi-permanent treatment to your face that you don’t go and book it on a whim, make sure you go with an experienced, insured practitioner and you’ve seen examples of their work. It’s like anything, you really get what you pay for, so the cheapest option won’t necessarily be the right one.
If you want to find out a little more about the way HD Brows works and what they could do for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to speak to your Pretty Little Things Beauty stylist. We’ll be more than happy to help!