Method One: Eyebrow Feathering
Eyebrow feathering is a semi-permanent brow tattoo technique used to create full natural hairs and more beautiful brows. It is also called a hair stroke tattoo because of its natural, realistic effect of making the appearance of individual eyebrow hairs. However, not everyone is a good candidate for feather brows. For example, women with oily skin should avoid eyebrow feathering because the colour does not hold well. Ombre brows or powder brows are a better choice for women with oily skin.
Benefits: Feather brows appear very natural. Each stroke looks like real hair when done by an experienced cosmetic tattoo artist.
Cons: Because of the shallow depth at which we penetrate the pigment under the skin, feather brows wear off the quickest of all the eyebrow tattoo techniques. As a result, they require more frequent touch-ups than other techniques. Clients typically return every 8-12 months for a colour boost. On oily/combination skin, brow feathering is less effective than other methods.
Who is it best suited for: Eyebrow feathering is ideal for anyone who has thin or patchy brows and desires a subtle shape enhancement with an emphasis on natural hair definition.
Method Two: Powder Brows
Overview: The powder brow tattoo technique has been around for a couple of decades, but it has improved and refined over time. The powder brow method is similar to a traditional tattoo in that thousands of tiny dots of pigment are inserted into the skin, gradually building up a defined brow shape.
Pros: powder brows use a more traditional tattooing method that produces longer-lasting results and is suitable for most skin types, including oily or combination skin. Clients return for colour boosts closer to the 12- to the 18-month mark. In addition, the brow is fuller and more defined or than the feather brow method.
Cons: Due to its long history, this method does not have the best reputation. Many people are concerned that this method will appear unnatural, even though it produces a more defined, solid look than eyebrow feathering alone. However, modern powder brows are far more natural-looking than their predecessors from 1985. In addition, powder brows can be made to appear very natural by not completely saturating the desired brow shape with pigment instead of creating a defined, yet soft unsolid look.
Who it’s best for: If you have oily or combination skin or fill in your brows with pencil or shadow regularly. Powder brows give the appearance of filled-in brows without the time and effort required each morning.
Method Three Ombre Brows
Ombre brows are a mixture of brow feathering and powder brows. It combines powder brow technique with the hair stroke eyebrow tattooing. Using the eyebrow feathering to create tiny vertical hairs at the start of the brow, then transitioning into ombre powder brow for the body and tail of the brow. The goal is to have only minor hair flicks at first, so the brow does not start as a solid mass.
Pros: The combination of microblade hair strokes and a powder fill make a brow look incredibly natural. It’s more defined and filled in than straight feather brows but less solid and dramatic than a powder brow.
Who is it best for: This technique is for everyone. All brows are custom-made for each client based on their desired look, skin type, colouration, bone structure, and so on. Therefore, no two clients have the same brow design.