Microblading for Men: All You Need to Know
Lately, microblading for men has been super popular. Read all about the procedure, how it’s done on guys, and the subtle but effective results it can give.
Last updated in March 2022.
Nowadays, looking groomed and put-together is equally important to everyone.
So if you’re a guy who’s been looking for a way to boost your appearance, you might want to consider having some brow work done. Microblading for men, sometimes called man eyebrow embroidery, will give you natural-looking brows that will improve your look and give you a great-looking set of brows!
Read on for more information on men’s eyebrow microblading.
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Why Is Microblading for Men a Thing?
The answer may be as simple as they want to look nice and well-groomed.
However, if men have thinning eyebrows or damaged hair follicles, due to age or overplucking, a microblading treatment can be their only solution. After a certain age, male brows tend to run wild or become sparse and lose volume.
We all know how important eyebrows are and how nicely they can frame our faces, draw attention to the eyes and enhance the rest of the features. Therefore, it is not at all unusual that more and more men are opting for this treatment. We all like looking our best, don’t we?
The great thing about men’s eyebrow microblading is that it can restore or give you the desired set of brows which will refresh your face.
Microblading is also a great option for camouflaging scars in the brow area.
Image source: Instagram @browjam
What Is Microblading?
Microblading is a permanent makeup procedure for the eyebrows, which means it is supposed to enhance the beauty of one’s brows and the rest of the facial features, correcting any imperfections related to brow shape and density.
The results of microblading are eyebrows that look fuller, more voluminous, and arches modified so as to make the best of the rest of the features.
The procedure is done by depositing pigments into the skin at a relatively shallow depth by making thin incisions on its surface that imitate the look of natural brow hairs. It’s a quick, relatively painless procedure that gives long-lasting, subtle improvement to the brow arches.
Is There any Difference in the Procedure Between Microblading for Men and Women?
Lately, everyone’s been talking about microblading, which naturally got men progressively more interested in the procedure that has been transforming women’s faces, and got them wondering whether the procedure is the same for microblading men eyebrows.
The answer is yes; there is no significant difference in the process.
The one thing many microblading artists agree upon is that, when they are microblading man brows, they prefer to outline and map them manually, because the shape of male brows has fewer curves and it differs from women’s.
This is why the artists usually draw the lines by hand and then fill them with strokes that resemble natural hairs, instead of using stencils or mathematically precise mapping they usually do on women.
Image source: Instagram @mabelbrows
What Does a Male Microblading Procedure Involve?
There are a few steps that each experienced artist goes through to ensure that their clients get eyebrows that look as natural as possible. This is universal for all clients, regardless of if they’re microblading men or women.
Step 1: Finding the proper color
Most artists will use a custom-made blend of pigments that matches the client’s natural brow color. This way, the microbladed strokes will blend with the real hairs and you won’t be able to tell the difference.
Step 2: Imitating the natural growth pattern
Apart from the color, another essential element the artists need to pay attention to is the direction in which the strokes go and how they place each stroke. These strokes must imitate the direction of the surrounding natural hairs in order to provide the perfect blend.
We all know that some hairs grow upwards, some downwards, and the majority grow sideways. The artist must determine the best position, curve, and length of each stroke to make it as similar as possible to the surrounding ones.
Step 3: The shape
The biggest difference in the look of male and female brows is the shape of the arches.
While women’s brows are naturally more curved, and they like to keep them perfectly sharply shaped, men’s tend to be a bit unruly and imperfect, and that’s exactly how most of them like it!
To ensure the shape will stay like that even after the microblading procedure, artists who have experience doing microblading for men make sure to add a few “stray” hairs here and there. They also know they shouldn’t curve the arch too much, as men’s brows are generally straighter – they should follow the brow bone.
When microblading eyebrows men primarily want to fix the natural imperfections of their brow shape, density being a close second.
The most common issue is the lack of tail, the outer part of the brow. Elongating the tail of the brows, which can be done with microblading, makes the whole face look more proportional, but it’s important not to make it too sharp, so the brows don’t end up looking unnatural.
Are the Results of Male Microblading Natural-Looking?
The short answer is yes!
If done properly, men’s eyebrow microblading can provide a natural set of brows that will blend nicely with your existing hairs. The procedure is done in such a way that the strokes “sneak in” between your natural hairs, so the final look will just be fuller and better-shaped arches, without looking artificial.
Image source: Instagram @acaziabeauty
Is Microblading Permanent?
When they hear the words eyebrow tattoo men might envision themselves stuck with the result forever and pass on microblading. But what some of them don’t know is that eyebrow tattoos are not done in the traditional way anymore. In fact, they’re now called permanent makeup.
Although it’s called a permanent makeup procedure, the results of microblading are not forever. They will gradually fade as your body breaks down the pigments used and your skin exfoliates itself.
How Long Does Microblading for Men Last?
The results of microblading for men usually last between 1 and 2 years, depending on several factors, such as your skin type and general lifestyle.
The pigment tends to fade after about 12 months, so a touch up is recommended once a year if you wish to retain the shape and intensity of the pigment. If, on the other hand, you grow tired of them, the great thing is you can just wait for them to fade.
How Do I Choose the Right Artist for Men’s Microblading?
This is the most common question people ask.
Recommendations from people you know are definitely the best option, but in case you don’t know anyone who’s had microblading for men, there are other sources that can help you make a decision.
Google microblading for men near me and try to find artists who’ve done microblading for men before. If you can’t find any, reach out to the artists you did find and ask them if they’d be willing to do your brows; it’s a good idea to look at some examples.
By looking through our gallery of microblading before and after men can get the sense of what look they want, so they can explain their preferences to the artist.
In either case, look through the reviews on their website and social media. If you see the artist has predominantly negative reviews, perhaps find another one.
Another thing to consider is the price. Don’t go with the cheapest option, because you will probably regret it. The reason why some salons offer low-priced treatments could be that their staff is inexperienced and/or they work with low-quality pigments and equipment.
Think of your brows as an investment and go with an artist who charges an average price or higher – it’s better to spend a bit more on the initial treatment than to have to go through the hassle of microblading fading or expensive removal.
The worst-case scenario is definitely having your brows done by a self-taught, uncertified artist who won’t only give you botched results but could also seriously endanger your health. That’s why you should only go to artists who are licensed and transparent about their training.
Microblading for Men – Main Takeaways
Microblading is an effective solution for men of all ages who want some extra fullness in their brows that looks natural and is easy to maintain.
It’s also about the only choice for men who don’t have any eyebrows due to certain conditions or age.
If you are a guy who struggles with the shape or volume of your brows, do not hesitate to opt for a microblading treatment.