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Powder Brows

Powder brows (also known as ombre brows, semi-permanent brows or permanent brows) are a style of permanent make up that gives the effect of brow pencil or brow powder. The technique implants coloured pigment into the upper layers of the skin which in most cases provides a permanent result, however over time the colour will fade and maintenance will be required every 12-18 months. With the powder brow technique soft, natural looking brows can be achieved. More colour can be layered into the skin for a bolder look if preferred. Powder brows are a great solution for sparse brows, uneven brows or even non-existent brows. If you are fed up of drawing your eyebrows on each day and never getting them quite right, then powder brows are the solution.
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I’m Rachel and I specialise in creating eyebrows that are bespoke to you. Whether you have sparse, uneven or non-existent eyebrows I can help give you the brows of your dreams.

FAQ

Powder brows are a style of permanent eyebrow make up (or cosmetic tattoo) that give the permanent effect of eyebrow powder or pencil.

Before your powder brow appointment you will be invited for a consultation and patch test. This will ensure that it is a suitable treatment for you and you can discuss your preferences with your technician. At your powder brows appointment your technician will begin by measuring and drawing on your brows with pencil, taking into consideration any asymmetry that could be corrected, as well as your style preferences. Once you are happy with the shape of the brows, your technician will begin to tattoo them, working gently and carefully in the skin and keeping you comfortable and relaxed. 

No, a natural looking brow can be created with powder brows.

Yes, powder brows are a permanent brow technique. Powder brows are also referred to as ombre brows, shaded brows and even semi-permanent brows (however this term is a little misleading).

Microblading is a completely different technique to powder brows and one that isn't suitable for a lot of skin types. The powder brow technique is a lot kinder to the skin and ages better over time.

No, the powder brows technique involves shading the skin rather than creating individual hairstrokes. The result will look like brow pencil or powder on the skin. 

Some brow technicians will refer to powder brows as semi-permanent, however this is a little misleading. Pigment is implanted into the skin, much like a tattoo, however because it is only in the upper layers of the skin the colour will fade over time. Although the colour does fade, it's likely that some pigment will always remain in the skin therefore making it a permanent brow technique. 

A colour boost is usually required every 12-18 months after having powder brows. Depending on your natural hair colour and growth you may also choose to occasionally book in for a tint and/or wax to keep them looking their best. 

If you don't maintain your powder brows with a colour boost every 12-18 months they will gradually fade and the colour will dull. Eventually (after several years) they may fade completely although this will vary for each individual.

How long your powder brows will last is dependent on many factors such as skin type, age, lifestyle, sun exposure, alcohol, smoking, skin products etc. However usually a colour boost is required every 12-18 months. If you choose not to have the colour boost then they may take several years to fade and even then some pigment may remain in the skin. 

Powder brows usually take between 1.5 - 2 hours. A 6 week touch up is also included (but not always required) in the price and this usually takes approximately 1 hour. 

Every client has a different pain threshold however most experience some mild discomfort. The majority of clients find the procedure fairly relaxing. A numbing product is also used to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. 

Essentially yes, powder brows are a form of tattoo because pigment (ink) is being implanted into the skin. However the pigment does not go as deep as with a body tattoo which is why it does fade over time. Powder brows are a type of cosmetic tattoo. 

If the procedure is performed by a qualified and skilled technician, then powder brows will not cause damage or scarring to the skin.

No, in some cases the procedure has been known to stimulate hair growth. 

Powder prows are suitable for you if you are looking for an alternative and permanent solution to eyebrow make up. Powder brows are suitable for most skin types and any amount of hair (including if there is no hair at all). Powder brows are not suitable for some medical conditions so your technician should carry out a full consultation and medical questionnaire

Unfortunately powder brows are not suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

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