So I’ve wanted to get my eyebrows microbladed for a few years now. It’s a very interesting and cool idea, but I was scared they would be ruined and I would be stuck with them. I have very sparse eyebrows but a good natural shape, and I fill them in every day when I do my makeup. So I started doing my research in the DFW area- who had the best reviews, and it was super important that I saw lots of before and after pictures. I found my girl, Becky, because she had all of the above. Plus, her website had lots of info and background on her training. Something she told me- and I completely agree with- is that this is not the type of service you should find on Groupon. She told me she had seen a million horror stories of people who wanted to hire someone cheap and ended up with really scary results.
I met Becky where she works, inside Novak Salon in Fort Worth. The salon was so nice and super clean, and she had me lay in a chair similar to one where you would have eyelashes done or laser hair removal. The first thing she does is ask questions about shape or color to make sure you’ll get what you have in mind, and then she ‘maps’ out the brows. So she drew an outline around my eyebrows of what the shape would look like once they were done.
She did the first ‘pass’ without any numbing cream, and basically this is how it works: she makes small cuts in the skin and then rubs the dye all over the brow so it fills in the cuts. They aren’t too deep or else they might bleed together and look like one tattoo instead of hairs.
My main concern was pain, and it wasn’t too bad. My eyes watered and I sneezed a few times (nerves are strange) but it was manageable! Here are a few (cringey) shots of her mapping out the shape, making the incisions and filling them with dye.
This was taken directly afterwards- I was initially worried because they looked so red and I have very dark hair. However, they faded to a natural brown. They were also very dramatic but ended up fading significantly.
Four months later:
It has now been about four months since my first appointment, and they are now significantly more subtle. While I think they look the same with makeup on, it takes me WAY less time to do them every time. Also when I have no makeup on at all, I look like I have real eyebrows! Yay! Here is a picture below with barely any brow makeup.
Thank you so much to Becky at DFW Microblading! If anyone is thinking about having it done, I would highly recommend it. The only thing I (and Becky) would stress is to make sure you are going to a reputable place. Check the reviews, and this is not something to go cheap on. Xoxo!