DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT IT IS?
The term 'Microblading' become a bit of a generic term in the brow world. In a similar way to people using the term 'hoovering' instead of 'vacuuming', despite Hoover being the brand name. And also like people saying 'Shellac' instead of 'gel polish' (again Shellac is a brand name).
Often people think they have had Microblading, because individual hairstrokes were created, when actually in a lot of cases a machine was used to create those strokes, not a Microblade. It is also often assumed that Microblading will give the most natural effect, which is not always the case.
Yes, Microblading can be used to create individual hairstrokes, and yes this can create a natural effect. But did you know that Microblading can also be used to create shading (which also can achieve a natural effect)? The Machine method can also create both hairstrokes and shading, and this too can be done to create a very natural effect. So really all manner of styles and effects can be achieved with either the machine or microblade. A lot will come down to each artists individual style and technique.
It's important to know that both Microblading and machine methods are still a form of tattoo and therefore a permanent procedure. However unlike a body tattoo, the colour WILL fade - and a regular colour boost (every 12-18 months) is needed to keep the colour looking fresh.
Confused as to which is best and the right option for you?! Really, Microblading is best suited to good, healthy and young skin. For all other skins, then the Machine method is a great choice and very adaptable ie. You can achieve big bold brows or soft subtle brows.
FYI...a Microblade may look like a little blade, but actually it's made up of a number of tiny needles places together to from a blade. It is a handheld, pen-like tool which is dipped into pigment before 'scratching' the skin to implant it.