ASCP Skin Deep

MAY | JUNE 2020

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find your dream career! 35 Ombre Powder Brows Learn more about your clients' new obsession by Maggie Staszcuk Brows seem to be everyone's obsession, and the industry continues to find new ways to advance the trend with services like brow lamination, high-definition brows, and the ever-popular microblading. And, if makeup isn't your thing, eyebrow transplants are now an option. There are more than 13 million Instagram posts with #brows, and more than 82 million eyebrow tutorials on YouTube. The top search result on YouTube has been viewed more than 10 million times! Of course, there are less advanced options for treating the brows, like waxing, tweezing, threading, and tinting. These options have been used to take our brows from bushy to pencil thin—and back again—as brow trends change through the decades. But these services are no longer the star of the show; now, they're considered supplemental in the world of advanced brow procedures. One of these advanced procedures is the ombre powder brow. WHAT TO EXPECT Ombre powder brows, also known as powder brows, mist brows, microshading, or stardust brows, is a shading technique that deposits pigment using a single needle in a permanent makeup device. The technique gives a powdery, soft appearance similar to the look of makeup. Varying in darkness and transparency, the technique is similar to the art of pointillism, consisting of placing hundreds of pixelated dots of pigment into the skin, gradually darkening the brow. Unlike microblading, which uses a hand tool to create defined hairline strokes, this method ensures there are no harsh lines or edges. And, because there is no incision, less trauma is created. The ombre powder brows procedure is considered semi- permanent and will last anywhere from 1–3 years, depending on your client's skin type and lifestyle. After the initial visit, healing will take anywhere from 4–6 weeks and will require a touch-up. The touch-up will correct any imperfections and fill in pigment that may have faded or peeled in the initial healing process. Opinions vary on the depth at which the pigment should be applied, although pigment is placed into the dermis like all other tattoo procedures. The reason it fades faster is because not as much pigment is used. expertadvice ADVANCED MODALITIES

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