Eyebrow makeover treatments like microblading, microshading, and microfeathering have taken the beauty world by storm in recent years. And up to this day, these procedures are sought-after by thousands or even millions of both men and women who want to perfect their brow game.
Unsurprisingly, a new player has entered the ring and is ready to give these treatments a run for their money. Introducing micro ombré—another semi-permanent eyebrow solution that promises to give you the brows of your dreams. And in this article, we’ll dig deep and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this hot eyebrow trend.
What Is Micro Ombré?
Let’s get started with the basics. Whether you’re an artist yourself or simply a PMU enthusiast, you’re probably familiar with how treatments like microblading and ombré powder brows work. Now, imagine these two techniques combined into one. This is micro ombré in a nutshell.
Micro ombré is simply a hybrid of microblading and microshading, aka, ombré powder brows. It’s a semi-permanent eyebrow treatment that uses both strokes and shading to create the illusion of fuller, more voluminous brows.
How Is It Different From Microblading and Ombré Powder Brows?
For experienced microblading and microshading artists, it’s quite easy to tell micro ombré brows apart from their more popular counterparts. But for those who are new to the world of eyebrow makeovers, it can be quite confusing. So, let’s break it down for you.
The Tools and Process
Microblading is solely done by inserting pigment into the upper layers of the skin using fine needles. The goal is to embellish the eyebrows with carefully drawn strokes that mimic the look of real brow hair strands.
On the other hand, microshading or ombré powder brows make use of a PMU machine to implant pigment into the skin. Unlike microblading, microshading doesn’t rely on strokes. Instead, it uses a shading technique to fill in the brows and create a powder-like effect.
Now, how does micro ombré differ from these? Well, the answer is quite simple. Artists use BOTH tools and methods to achieve the micro ombré effect.
They usually start with microblading to create the shape of the brows and add dimension. Then, they move on to microshading to fill in the gaps and add fullness. The result is a pair of eyebrows that look natural, yet polished and put together.
The Finished Product
Microblading is known for its subtle, natural-looking results. And microshading usually gives the brows a bolder, more defined look. So, what can you expect from micro ombré?
As we’ve mentioned, micro ombré is a hybrid of microblading and microshading. So, it’s only natural that it would give you the best of both worlds—subtle, yet defined eyebrows that look natural and polished.
The micro ombré effect is perfect for those who want to add fullness and definition to their brows, without looking like they’ve some heavy makeup on.
How Long Does It Last?
Because the process and pigments used are similar to microblading and microshading, micro ombré brows usually last for about the same amount of time.
On average, micro ombré brows can last for one to three years. But this will still depend on a number of factors, such as your skin type, aftercare routine, and the quality of the pigments used by the artist.
Does It Look More Natural Than Microblading?
The answer is both a yes and a no.
While micro ombré does give you natural-looking results, it doesn’t look as natural as microblading alone. This is because of the gradient and powdery effect that are often only achieved with eyebrow makeup products. Thus, you’ll get a more made-up look with micro ombré, as compared to microblading.
Can Micro Ombré Be Done on Any Skin Type and Tone?
As an artist, you’re probably very much aware that semi-permanent tattoo treatments like microblading and microshading aren’t suitable for everyone. The same goes for micro ombré.
In general, micro ombré is not recommended for those with very oily skin, as the pigments tend to fade quicker. Nonetheless, it can still be worth a try if you’re someone who can religiously commit to the aftercare routine and touch-up appointments.
It’s also a no-brainer that the treatment should be done with precaution on those with very sensitive skin. If you’re not sure about your skin type or reaction, it would be best to consult with a professional first.
What Is the Micro Ombré Process Like?
As mentioned earlier, most artists begin the micro ombré process with microblading. This is to establish the shape of the brows and the hair strokes that can be used as a guide for microshading. Once the microblading is done, the artist will then move on to the microshading part.
However, there is no set rule on how micro ombré should be done. Some artists tend to go back to microblading after microshading to add more definition. Others, on the other hand, prefer to finish with microshading to get a more powdery effect.
It really all depends on the artist and what they think would look best on you. Or if you’re the artist yourself, it would depend on what you’re comfortable with and what you think your client would want.
How Much Does Micro Ombré Cost?
The cost of micro ombré will depend on a number of factors, such as the location, artist, and complexity of the design. However, you can expect it to be around the same price as microblading and microshading—which is usually $300 to $750 per session.
I’m a Microblading Artist, Can I Do Micro Ombré As Well?
Since you already have the tools and perhaps even the experience, micro ombré should be a breeze for you. Not to mention, it would also be a great way to boost your income and attract new clients.
To get started, you might want to familiarize yourself with using the PMU machine first. As you know, the shading part of micro ombré is done with this tool. Thus, you’ll need to be comfortable and familiar with using it before moving on to micro ombré.
You can start practicing and perfecting your micro ombré technique on plastic skins before moving on to real clients. Once you’re confident enough, you can start promoting micro ombré as one of the services that you offer.
What Tools and Products Do You Need to Micro Ombré?
Aside from your go-to microblading kit, of course, you’ll need a PMU machine, the pigments, your consumables like needles and cups, numbing cream, and pencils to help you map out the brows.
For those who solely practice microblading, this may mean some additional investments. But, micro ombré is definitely a great way to level up your brow game and attract new clients, so it can all be worth it in the end!
Who Are the Best Candidates for This Treatment?
Looking to try this on your beloved clients? Well, you’re in luck because micro ombré is suitable for almost everyone! However, it is especially ideal for:
- Those who have patchy or sparse brows
- Those who want to add more definition and depth to their microbladed brows
- Those who want to ditch their eyebrow makeup in the morning but still like to look put-together
- Those who are looking for a low-maintenance brow solution
- Those who want to try and jump on the trend
Overall, micro ombré is a great alternative for anyone who wants to have fuller and more defined brows that can last for years. Hence, if you think your client fits any of the criteria above, go ahead and recommend micro ombré to them!
Learn Micro Ombré Today and Level Up Your Microblading Career!
Learning and perfecting a new technique may require lots of time, effort, and practice. But as long as you’re determined enough to level up your career and provide the best services for your clients, micro ombré should be a breeze for you!
And if you want to further enhance your skills through training and get certified, sign up for any of our courses today! We’ll be more than happy to help you take your career to new heights.
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