combre brows

As a microblading artist, being updated with the latest trends and techniques is almost part of the job description. After all, your clients will always be asking for what’s new in the world of brows, and it will be up to you to deliver.

So, when the latest brow trend started making its rounds on social media, we knew we had to investigate. Introducing: combre brows.

In this article, we’ll be giving you 9 tips on how to practice and perfect this new brow technique. Because trust us, once you get the hang of it, combre brows will be your new go-to!

What Are Combre Brows, Exactly?

Let’s dive right in and start with the basics!

As you may have probably guessed, combre brows is a combination of two popular semi-permanent eyebrow treatments: microblading and ombré powder brows.

If you’re a microblading artist, you’re quite familiar with how the first procedure goes. Using a hand-held tool with fine blades, you make hair-like strokes into the skin to create the illusion of fuller, natural-looking brows.

On the other hand, ombré powder brows is a shading technique that uses a PMU machine to deposit color into the skin. This is perfect for those who want to achieve a powdery, filled-in look.

So, what happens when you combine these two methods? You get the best of both worlds! Combre brows gives your clients the natural hair-like strokes of microblading, with the added fullness and density of ombré powder brows.

Why Should You Learn How to Do Them?

“My clients are satisfied with the microblading results that I give them, so why should I even bother learning a new technique?”

Well, it won’t hurt to have an additional string to your bow! In this industry, it always pays to be ahead of the curve. By being one of the first to offer this new technique in your area, you’ll definitely be raking in the clients.

Not to mention, combre brows are the perfect solution for those who are struggling with sparse, patchy brows. The added fullness of the ombré powder can really make a difference in the overall look of the brows. Thus, if you know how to do them, you’ll be able to offer your clients a wider range of options that can possibly solve their eyebrow woes.

9 Tips to Practice and Perfect the Combre Brows Technique

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Now, how do you practice and perfect this very new technique?

Here are 9 tips to help you get started:

Practice Your Microblading Skills

Great combre brows start with flawless microblading. If you want to achieve natural-looking results, you need to make sure that you can finish the whole microblading process without making any mistakes.

This means that you need to be comfortable enough with handling the microblading tool and creating hair-like strokes. So, before you start practicing the combre brows technique, make sure that you’ve honed your microblading skills first.

Polish Your Hair Strokes

The key to perfecting the microblading component of combre brows is creating crisp, clean hair strokes. This can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re used to working with a machine.

When you’re starting out, it’s best to use a light hand and go slow. Remember, it’s always better to err on the side of caution. You can always add more strokes later on, but you can’t take them away once they’re there.

If you’re not quite confident with your skills yet, you can always practice on synthetic skin or paper first. This will help you get a feel for the microblading tool and how it works.

Find Your Own Style

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to creating combre brows. Some artists start with microblading, while others begin with ombré powder. There’s no right or wrong way to do it.

The important thing is that you find a method that works best for you and your clients. Experiment with different techniques and see what results in you can achieve.

Learn How to Use a PMU Machine

Of course, if you’re only familiar with using a hand-held microblading tool, you’ll need to learn how to use a PMU machine for the ombré powder component of combre brows.

This can be a bit daunting, but it’s not as difficult as it seems. Just take your time and keep practicing on plastic skins to polish your shading skills.

Practice Your Creating Gradients on Plastic Skins

Speaking of practicing on plastic skins, one thing you have to master is creating gradients. This is essential for achieving natural-looking combre brows.

You can do this with different colors or pigments and eyebrow shapes. This will help you get a feel for how many colors you need to use and how to blend the colors together seamlessly.

Know the Right Pigments to Use

Since we’ve mentioned colors, it’s important to note that not all pigments are created equal. Aside from making sure that you’re using safe and non-toxic pigments, you also need to choose colors that will complement your client’s skin tone.

You can always experiment with different shades but, as a rule of thumb, it’s best to stick with the most natural-looking colors. This will help you avoid any mistakes that can result in uneven or unnatural-looking combre brows.

Be Creative and Experiment!

As you practice, don’t be afraid to experiment with different techniques. After all, the combre brows are a result of trying out how two different techniques can work together to create a beautiful, natural-looking brow.

So, go ahead and try out different methods of applying the microblading and ombré powder. See what works best for you and your clients.

Pay Attention to the Details

Doing two procedures in one whole treatment can be challenging, but it’s important that you pay attention to the details. This includes making sure that the strokes are consistent and that the colors are blended well.

Falling short of any of these details can result in a less-than-satisfactory outcome. So, be extra careful and take your time when working on your clients.

Ask Your Clients About Their Preferences

Of course, before you begin any treatment, it’s important that you consult with your clients first. Make sure that their expectations are realistic and that they’re on board with the combre brows treatment.

It’s also important to ask them about their preference in terms of the shape, color, and thickness of their brows. This will help you create a treatment plan that’s tailored to their specific needs and style.

Some Things to Consider Before Doing Combre Brows on Your Client

Ready to give combre brows a try? Not so fast!

Here are a few things you need to take into consideration before doing this treatment on your client:

Does It Match Their Overall Aesthetic?

While they’re currently hot and trending, combre brows may not be for everyone. It’s important that you consider your client’s overall aesthetic before doing this treatment.

For example, there are clients who still prefer simple, natural-looking brows. In this case, classic microblading might be a better option for them. On the other hand, if they’re open to trying a new style or they want a more made-up look, then combre brows would be perfect for them.

Are They the Right Candidate?

Combre brows is a semi-permanent tattoo treatment. Thus, it’s important that you only do this on clients who are good candidates for microblading and ombré procedures.

This means that they are at least 18 years old, they don’t have any skin conditions in the eyebrow area, they are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and they are free from any health condition that can contraindicate the treatment.

If they are not a good candidate, then you might want to consider other options such as eyebrow tinting or the use of brow makeup products.

Take Your Microblading Career to the Next Level with Combre Brows!

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And that’s a wrap! We hope this article has helped you learn more about combre brows and how you can use the technique to take your microblading career to the next level.

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