Combination Brows is a fusion of both Microblading & Microshading; resulting in a look that combines the precision of Microblading hair strokes with the soft shading of Ombre Brows or Powder Brows. The microbladed strokes add realistic hair-like texture, while shading provides depth and dimension, resulting in eyebrows that are both natural and defined. The Combination Brow technique is achieved a couple different ways, which may involve using traditional cartridge needles & or specialized blades which create thin hair- like strokes. Both techniques involve implanting pigment into the skin’s upper dermal layer. Combination Brows is ideal for clients:
- With normal to dry skin
- Whose brow hair isn’t overly thick
- Who have a brow shape/form already
- Who have sparse, overplucked brows
- Ideal for those who seek a seamless blended & subtle enhancement
- Not ideal for clients with large pores & oily skin
Benefits of Combo Brows
Imagine waking up every morning with defined blended brows. Say goodbye to stencils, pencils, powders, and pomades – Microbladed strokes at the front of the brow create a lifelike texture, while the Microshading towards the arch & tail, adds depth, resulting in seamless blended brows. The benefits of Combination Brows are endless:
Natural & Realistic Definition: The most attractive benefit of Combination Brows is its ability to mimic the natural growth pattern of eyebrow hair & density of the body, arch & tail.
Customizable Brows: Depth, dimension, and definition, all customizable – adds a multi-dimensional effect to the eyebrows. This depth and definition make brows stand out without appearing overly drawn on, resulting in a balanced and polished appearance.
Suitability for Different Brow Goals: Combination Brows are well-suited for individuals with varying eyebrow goals. Whether looking to fill in sparse areas, rebalancing brows, fixing brow asymmetry, or simply enhancing the natural appearance; Combination Brows offer a widespread solution. Whether seeking a natural enhancement or a more pronounced look, Combination Brows offer the flexibility to cater to individual preferences.
Time- Saving: You’ll have extra minutes in your morning routine. Wake up to perfectly defined brows every day.
Confidence Boost: Combination Brows enhances what clients currently have and gives what they’re missing. Whether going to the pool or attending a special event, the brows will be beautifully blended & unnoticeably enhanced.
Disadvantages of Combo Brows
While clients enjoy the many benefits and natural-looking results, it’s important to understand & note these potential disadvantages to Combination Brows so that one may make the best choice:
Color Fading: Over time, the difference in techniques will allow the pigment to fade at a different rate. What this means is: Microblading tends to fade much quicker when compared to Microshading, this can result in uneven appearance of color as the brows age.
May Need to Pencil: Depending on how well color remains in the skin as well as how prominent or defined a client would like to see the brows, would warrant additional touch ups or filling with makeup to even out the appearance and darken as preferred. For clients who want a darker, more defined or pronounced “makeup look”, filing in with pencil and “cutting the brows with concealer” will be necessary for a bolder look. Microshading provides the shape and serves as a great base to enhance as desired.
Initial Dark Appearance: Right after the procedure, the brows may appear darker than desired due to the fresh application of pigment. This color will soften as the skin heals, but it can be a temporary concern for some individuals.
COMBO BROWS FAQ's
Check out these frequently asked questions (FAQ) section; I’ve compiled answers to the most common questions. Whether you're still considering getting your brows done or simply want to learn more about this technique, we've got you covered.
Combination Brows involves implanting pigment into the skin’s upper dermal layer; resulting in a look that combines the precision of Microblading hair strokes with the soft shading of Ombre Brows or Powder Brows – giving clients the best long-lasting definition
Combination Brows may last anywhere between 1-3 years, this depends on many factors. Color longevity varies amongst each individual, and healed results vary. Touch-up sessions on a schedule are recommended to maintain the desired look of hairstrokes & soft shading.
Most individuals experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. The Microblading portion may be felt a tiny bit more than Microshading. Topical numbing creams are applied to the area before and during to minimize any potential discomfort.
Combination Brows appointments last around 2.5-3 hours, including the completion of paperwork, pre-numbing, brow design, and completion of the procedure.
When performed by a skilled and trained professional, Combination Brows is safe. It’s important to choose a licensed technician who follows strict hygiene standards to minimize the risk of infection or possible adverse reactions.
Immediately after, the brows will look amazing, the skin may have a little redness or slight swelling; this is normal and fades away with a day or so. The next few days the brows will darken dramatically in appearance. They will then begin to flake as they heal, and over a period of a few weeks, the color will go thru many changes (especially the hairstrokes) until finally settling at about 4 -6 weeks. It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided to ensure optimal healing. Click here to view the brow healing schedule.
Combination Brows is best suitable for normal to dry skin types & fair-medium skin tones. Oily skin is not ideal due to the oils effect on the hairstrokes (making them fade very quickly). For medium-deep, deeper skin tones, the hairstrokes although initially may be prominent, will also blend and not be as visible as the brows age. You must qualify as a candidate It’s not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with certain medical conditions, or those prone to keloid scarring. A thorough consultation will help determine if you’re a suitable candidate. Click here to view a list of conditions which may affect booking eligibility.
Choosing the right artist is crucial. Make sure to look for a technician with proper training, certification, and a portfolio showcasing their work. Read reviews and testimonials to gauge the experiences of former clients. Click here to view my credentials.
Any type of cosmetic tattooing can be challenging to remove completely and is never guaranteed. Techniques such as laser or saline removal may be used, but they might not always yield complete removal. Please seek trained professionals only.
It is important to follow your artists’ “Pre-Care Instructions”. For the most part all technicians follow the basics of avoiding caffeine, alcohol, blood thinning medications, and certain supplements that increase bleeding. It’s also a good idea to come in with clean skin, without any makeup on the brow area. Click here for our client “Pre-Care” instructions.
Proper aftercare is essential for optimal results. It is important to follow your artists’ “Post Care Instructions.” Click here for our client “Post-Care” instructions.
While Combination Brows significantly enhances and blends very naturally, daily brow makeup, may be needed for clients who prefer additional or darker definition. some individuals might still opt to use products for additional definition, or to darken the color as desired.
The cost of Combination Brows varies based on the expertise of the art, location and other factors. It’s important to remember that while the upfront cost might be higher, it can save money on brow products and maintenance over time. Click here for our pricing.
After the initial 10-week touchup, maintenance touch-up sessions are recommended every 1.5- 2 years. During these sessions, the technician will refresh the color and make any necessary adjustments.