Microblading @ Browworks by Nori

Microblading @Browworks by Nori

Hey ya’ll guess what I had done? That’s right, I got my eyebrows microbladed and I love them!!! Mother’s Day is right around the corner and May is a great month to treat mom to a spa treatment she has always wanted, just sayin’. 

So I have been wanting to share my recent microblading experience, with Browworks by Nori, for about a month now. I am sure many of you have probably seen my preview pictures below on Facebook and IG, which were taken as mid procedure progress teasers. You see, I actually started my microblading journey back in February. The entire microblading process takes around 4-8 weeks from start to final heal. Therefore, I have delayed my post so I could include my “final heal” photos after my second touch up. The photo below is from my initial microblading procedure, and since then I have had one touch up to complete my brows.  

WHAT IS MICROBLADING

So many of my readers may be asking, what exactly is microblading? By definition- Microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattoo, that involves using a small specialty blades to deposit pigment under your skin. Ok, so now that your mind is reeling, let me just say it is painless, all you feel is a light scratching sensation on your forehead and brows. The final product is a set of flawless eyebrows with out any additional work from you. 

CLIENT PREP-

There are a few things you need to know prior to getting your eyebrows microbladed. Nori at Browworks by Nori will be more than happy to go over all of the pre and post care procedures. Plus the details you will need to know leading up to your actual appointment.  It is all pretty basic stuff like, avoid tweezing or waxing your brows, since she will create your new brow shape and that will be based on measurements done on full brows before starting the procedure. Nori was great and made sure I liked the proposed new brow shape, size, and color prior to starting the procedure. You also want to avoid using exfoliators and any skincare products containing glycolic acid, Retin A, Renova, and alpha hydroxy acids 72 hours before procedure. You will also be asked to avoid any blood thinning medications, such as aspirin, pain relievers and alcohol 24 hours before procedure. Pregnant, nursing, and diabetic clients should avoid this procedure all together. 

MY EXPERIENCE-

As you can see in the picture below, I have blonde hair, so my eyebrows have always been light and blonde as well. Although, as I have gotten older I am not sure where the eyebrows of my youth have disappeared too. As it seems like they have gotten progressively thinner and thinner  the older I get. This is why I so excited to hear that I could have a  proceedure to end my morning routine of filling my eyebrows, and they would just be present at all time like a nature brow. The entire procedure takes about 3-4 hours, depending on how extensive your microblading needs are. To me the entire experience was relaxing, think of like a spa experience to get beautifully shaped eyebrows.  The first step as I mention above the to define your shape. In the first hour, Nori measured my brows, drawing the shape in with removable eye pencil as guide. During this time, she could show me a basic idea of shape prior to beginning the procedure. Nori was actually able created a higher arch on top of my existing brow, essential giving me a brow lift  as well, bonus!!! She truly is a brow genius.As far as the color goes there 5 main color that can be mixed to make 100’s of custom combinations to either match your natural brow color, or if you your like me to darken up what you already have and define your brow line. I think I was a mix of the light brown, Cappuccino with a just hint of Boudreaux, since I do have red undertones in my natural hair color. Just like any visit to the hair salon, Nori keeps a client file with your custom mixed color so your touch ups are flawless.  

Before the microblading procedure begins, a topical numbing cream is applied to the brow area to minimize discomfort, followed by a liquid anesthetic. Once successfully numbed the blading process begins. You will hear a scratching or popping sound on your skin, so if you know things like that bother you, just ask for a headset during your procedure, or bring along some earbuds for your own favorite tunes. As I mentioned above, it does not hurt, you just feel a slight pressure as the blade is pressed into your brows to make the surface cuts. Although some clients may feel a slight discomfort, I personally found that the procedure is relatively painless.  However, if I notice my numbing cream starting to wear off, I would let Nori know and she would add more numbing cream to the offending brow, and then move her work to my other pre numbed brow. 

As you can see in these pictures one brow is completed, and Nori is starting on my second brow. The pigment, located in the super cool the ring cup, is being injected directly into my brows, via the blade. After the cuts are made additional pigment can be wiped across the brows for additional absorbtion.

AFTER CARE-

The healing process is different for everyone, and it takes between 25 and 30 days to totally heal.  Keep in mind that you can not wash or even wet the area for the first week, and the pigment does make your brows seem very large and dark, like mine below. The after care is similar to that of a tattoo: No pools, no sweating, using a healing cream like Aquafora. I did find that my brows swelled a lot the day after my procedure. So for these reasons you might want to make sure your schedule your appointment during a stretch of down time, where you are not going to events, parties, etc. In about 5-7 days I looked completely healed, and was able to wash my face completely.  
This is a picture taken immediately after my first microblading touch up session. As you see my brows are very bold, full and starting to swell just a bit, which is to be expected. Now as for my unruly hair that was bound up with a headband to keep it out of the way of my procedure……that’s would be an entirely different post all together….lol. 

TIP- After scheduling my touch up procedure,  I found out I would need to be in attendance at a funeral. Since I knew I had some swelling the previous time, I iced my brows the night after my touch the procedure. The next morning, I looked much better than the first time round. No redness or swelling, and I retained all my pigment. Losing pigment is a common concern when icing, so most technicians don’t recommend it, but if you find yourself in pinch like I did you can try it, but be  warned it could result in loss of pigment, I guess I was just lucky.

TOUCH UP’S-

About a month after the initial procedure it is recommend that you have one touch-up. Nori includes one touch up in your initial investment price which you can check out at her link here, Browworks by Nori. The touch up is mainly to check how your body healed, make sure the pigment took properly, and if needed add in some additional lines to complete the fill process. If you have read anything about microblading, all professionals agree that you will retain more pigment your second time. In my opinion I agree with them, it seems like my brows stayed fuller and darker from the final touch up. I am now 6 weeks healed and they look amazing. In fact, they are so natural I have to tell people that I had them done, but when I look back at pictures pre microblading the difference is so dramatic. This is my completely healed picture 4 weeks after my final touch up. I am very happy with the final look and love the fact that I no longer have to pencil in my eyebrows to have them show up. So take if from me, if you are in the market for some new brows, I highly recommend Nori Blagg, @Browworks by Nori.

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73 Comments

  1. This is a big deal these days, you are very brave to have it done, and they look really good too. Thank you for sharing all your experiences with me.

  2. This has been in Europe for years but it is slowly making it’s way to the US. I usually fly over for my treatments like this one at least once a year. Almost there we just need a few more procedures and I can stay in the US for them all.

  3. Bardzo pouczający dialog na ten temat. Microblading urósł tu w Polsce od jakiegoś czasu.

    Translation: Very informative dialogue on this topic. Microblading has grown here in Poland for quite sometime.

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  5. hello i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace, when i read this paragraph i thought i could also create comment due to this sensible piece of writing on mircroblading. thanks for the information.

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  7. I own a salon and the esthetician is all about trying to integrate this technique. Thank for you the formidable pictures and information.

  8. Ez a technika kezd igazán felemelkedni. Már évek óta itt van Európában, és most átlépte a tenger Amerikába. Most vagy az új szépség trendjeinek előtérbe kerülése.

    Translation:This technique is starting to really take off. We have had it for years here in Europe and now it has crossed the sea’s to America. You are on the frontline of making new beauty trends now.

  9. Been looking at this procedure prior to my wedding but I have been so scared it will mess-up my brows. It is nice to see the full timeline of the healing process, Which means I will probably wait until after the wedding.

  10. Masz bardzo fajną stronę Bardzo podoba mi się ten post. Lubię czytać po angielsku, aby nauczyć się języka, a także, że twój blog jest bardzo interesujący. Wielkie dzięki.

    Translation: You have a very nice website I really like this post too. I like to read in English to learn the language and it helos that your blog is also very interesting. Many thanks.

  11. Wow this would be perfect after cancer treatments. I seem to have lost all my hair, so I may as well go ahead and perfect eyebrows done.

  12. This is a very useful post to me as I am in the processor being certified. Believe me when I say I have looked up all the articles on this procedure so I test well. Thank for all you help.

  13. Interesting post I have been wondering about this process, I have been hearing the buzz about it. You are one brave lady to post all those pictures. Thanks!

  14. Thanks for supplying such technically effective, and educational tips on Microblading, it is really becoming the next new thing. I am looking to do a post on it for my site too, although I am not sure I will actually have this process done, so I will not have the procedure pictures like you do. Do you mind if I refer a link to your site to see these pictures? Thanks!

  15. I and all my pals ended up reading through this post, good helpful tips found here on this website. All my girls are already very interested in this certification. Thanks for indeed being very thoughtful and for opting to do this post with actual pictures. Our sincerest thanks to you.

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  17. This website is really a great reference tool for those in the industry. High trending design ideas and the latest great lifestyle posts.

  18. I have never seen this before, is it a new process? It seems a bit excessive for eyebrows, but I guess its not worse than cosmetic surgery. The results are great, but you were just as beautiful as before.

  19. I am looking to be certified in this field very soon and it was so nice to to review your procedure and photos. I am excited to be on the cutting edge of this beauty treatment, and yes the pun was intended.

  20. Your place is valueble for me. I find lot of knowledge with this post and many others. I have hopes that I will have this procedure soon to replace my eyebrows from chemo. Thanks!

  21. I simply wanted to say thanks. Cancer had become a very difficult condition for me personally, but witnessing the well-written approach you dealt with this topic, made me to weep in happiness. I’m just happier for the information and even hope that you really can become whole again. I know what a great job you are providing educating others through the use of your web page. Thank you.

  22. Thank you for all your hard work on this web site. This is a really informative post for people studying in this field. You’re the one doing a first class job, keep up the job work.

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  24. Needed to send you a little bit of note to thank you, for making light of such an amazing beauty treatment. Appreciate that your went over the basics, and you’ve documented your journey.

  25. It’s exhausting to find knowledgeable people on the subject of microblading. However, you sound like you know what your talking about, I guess since you had this procedure first hand, Thanks.

  26. Thank you for posting all your pictures and such useful information. I am think I am now interested in getting certified for this procedure.

  27. I have been seeing this on a lot of beauty blogs. I really appreciate that you posted the actual steps of the process. I think I may have to give Nori a call. Linking one to check out her site now.

  28. Of course I like your web site it is full of great posts. I will surely come again, again.

  29. Usually I do not read post on blogs, however I was researching this topic and your blog pot came up. Really great information and pictures. I wish had found you site earlier.

  30. Hi there, I read your blogs on a regular basis. Your humoristic style is very witty, keep it up!

  31. I am genuinely glad to glance at this web site posts which includes lots of useful information, thanks for providing these kinds of statistics.

  32. Interesting read, I am hearing a lot about this new Microblading procedure. Thank you for being so brave and sharing your experience.

  33. This website definitely has all the information and facts, I wanted to know about this subject and didn’t know who to ask. Great post, pictures and details. I hope to get my certification for this soon.

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    • I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Please know that I am not a licensed Micro blade technician, but I can say I have heard of this occurring. I know before I had my treatment with Nori, I had list any health conditions and I was full informed about the possible outcomes of my procedure such as loss of pigment, etc. Honestly, it sounds like she might have a condition like Scleroderma.

  35. Tattoo Art & Microblading are topics which is near to my heart! Many thanks for sharing! Where is your contact information so I can get more details on microblading?

  36. Wonderful work! This is the kind of information that are meant to be shared around the internet. Disgrace on Google for now not positioning this put up higher! Come on over and check out my website if you get a chance. Thank you =)

  37. I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I do tattoo and have some interest in this field as well. You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  38. I love it when people get together and share ideas. Great website, stick with it I feel like you have a lot share with this big ol’ world!

  39. I am working of learning this process for eyebrows, which is tricky, creating hairs to look natural is not an easy process and some I have seen are not very good. As for my background, I am a tattoo artist. I found this post highly rated at stumbleupon under the tattoo and human art category. A very interesting read from the clients perspective. Thanks!

  40. Great post, here we consider that a tattoo, not permeate makeup. It is very interesting the different classifications this procedure falls under around the world.

  41. Hi there, I wanted to comment on what an interesting post this is, I did not know that technology existed. However, I am not in GA I am actually located in SC, do you have any good references in the Greenville area?

  42. Tossing light into a dark corner, on this subject. I have heard a lot about microblading as a new trend lately. Your brows look great, I must say you have peaked my curiosity on the process. As I like to be on the cutting edge of style….ha ha pun was totally intended.

  43. Hmmmm, very interesting. It always amazes me the length ladies go to in order to look good. Don’t get me wrong I can see the difference, but it seems a bit drastic, just a guys point of view.

    • LOL you are right!!! Since the beginning of time ladies have always done the most unbelievable things in the name of beauty. It is actually quite fun to have a male perspective on this. 🙂 Just know that it saves us time getting ready, which means we will ready faster 🙂

  44. I did not even know this was a thing or a trend, how very bizarre, guess I am out of touch. It was an interesting read and you are very brave to have someone cut on your face like that, not sure that it is for me. I pass out first site of blood.

  45. Hey there! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the outstanding
    work!

  46. Nice post, I am looking at getting my certificate in microblading as well. Do you have any training information or classes that you recommend for achieving this? Thanks in advance.

  47. Great article full of very useful information. I will have to check out Nori’s page and see if I can make an appointment with her. My brows have gone MIA, with no forwarding address. LOL

  48. FUN, FUN!!! I LOVE A GOOD BEAUTY SEGMENT, AND MICROBLADING IS SO DARN HOT RIGHT NOW. GOOD CHOICE TO FOCUS ON A HOT TREND LIKE THAT FOR YOUR BLOG. I THINK I WILL HAVE TO CHECK OUT SOME LOCAL ARTIST IN MY AREA TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE FOR MY PITIFUL BROWS. XOXOX

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    • Hi Kourtney- I am guessing you located this article through Stumble Upon? Just wondering, as I feel that a lot of people are being directed to my blog from there, which is great!!! Glad you found us check back in soon we got more great stuff on the horizon.

  50. Wonderful beat! I would like to apprentice at this. How can I subscribe from my weblog website?

    • You can subscribe for monthly newsletters at the home page, of our site. If you are interested in apprenticing for microblading you will contact Nori@browworks or someone licensed in that field.

  51. I am very interested in this technique. I know you said it did not hurt, but still it seems extreme to have cuts made in your skin. The results are beautiful, and you have very nice brows. Thank you for the very insightful information.

  52. Blimey you are brave. We’ve had this brow blading procedure, across the pond for a bit now. I still have not had it done as I am deathly afraid of needles and knives, but I also have dark hair and relatively full brows, however the shape could use some adjust. I noticed you had a higher arch done which looks amazing! Your page is full of a vast variety of fresh content, I love it. Cheerio

    • Thank You!! You know it’s so cool to see how far my little blog reaches around the world. Please tell all you friends in the UK, about my site. I love me some Brits, and have spent a fair amount of time in the UK, can’t wait to get back soon!!!

  53. WOW, this is a great article I have been wondering a lot about the microblading process. It’s been pretty big in Europe for years but is finally making it’s way to the US. Did your girl tell you how long it would last? That is what I really wonder about, before taking the slice…..hahaha microblading humor.

    • Hi Hannah my micrcblading professional, Nori @browworksbynori, told me that it depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the pigment. It could be any where between 3-5 years as a average. I must say I have had very good luck with permanent tattoo eyeliner done about 10 years ago that still looks pretty good, so we shall see. If you are local I highly recommend Nori shock out her site @ https://www.browworksbynori.com/

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