Ombre Eyebrows

How Much Do Ombre Eyebrows Cost?

Thick, lush eyebrows have been so trendy for so long that beauticians have thought of numerous ways of achieveing them. If you like penciling in your eyebrows in a bit more dramatic way that emphasizes your eyes to the max, but are tired and bored of drawing them on each and every morning, ombre brows might be the perfect treatment for you.

Some call it the successor of microblading, but there are some significant differences between the two procedures. If you’re reconsidering having ombre eyebrows done and you’re interested in the cost of this procedure, take a look at this guide.

So, let’s answer the question: how much do ombre eyebrows cost?

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What are Ombre Eyebrows?

Ombre eyebrows are a semi-permanent makeup treatment that results in the illusion of a thicker, shaded eyebrows that are lighter at their beginning or head at the center of the forehead, and get gradually darker towards their end or tail. This treatment is different from microblading as the technique the artists uses to inject pigment is different – they do not draw hairlike strokes through the skin, but rather countless dots that give the illusion of a shade.

Because of the difference in technique, the results do last longer than those of microblading – 2 to 3 years. Touch ups are also possible if you want to refresh your look.

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How Much Do Ombre Brows Cost?

The price of ombre brows can vary significantly from one salon or artist to another. This depends on many factors: location, competition, demand for the treatment in your town, popularity of the artist, where the artist was trained, the brand and quality of the supplies they use, and so on.

The average price of an ombre brows treatment is around $500, but it can go up to $1000.

How Much Do Ombre Brows Cost in the USA?

The average price of ombre brows is $500 in the USA, but the price varies from state to state. Ombre brows are most expensive in New York and Los Angeles where this and similar treatments are extremely popular.

Below is an overview of the average prices in different US states.

City and State

Average Price

Beverly Hills, California

$800-$1000

New York, NY

$850

Los Angeles, California

$450

Chicago, Illinois

$650

Dallas, Texas

$500

Houston, Texas

$450

Seattle, Washington

$400

Denver, Colorado

$600

Miami, Florida

$400

Phoenix, Arizona

$450

 What’s Included in the Price?

An ombre brows treatment consist of two sessions. The first visit to the salon gets most of the work done. This is an opportunity to tell the artist what you want done. Also, this is the time for color matching and possibly a patch test to eliminate the possibility of an allergic reaction. The consultations, which are part of the preparations, are included in the price.

The procedure itself lasts 2 to 3 hours. You will be given aftercare instructions you should follow as closely as possible, along with some aftercare products.

Once the healing period has passed and the pigment has settled in, it’s time for the obligatory touch up. This is usually done about 6 weeks after the first session. The color of the pigment changes slightly as it sets in, so this is an opportunity to make corrections. Most salons don’t charge extra for this appointment, but it is highly advisable to check this previously. Any further touch ups are charged extra.

What Does the Price of Powder Brows Depend On?

There are many factors that determine the price of the ombre brows treatment. The biggest factor is location, or better yet, demand. In large cities, the demand for this treatment can be huge, so busy salons obviously charge more for treatments. On the flipside, if you live in an area where there are only a handful of salons that offer ombre brows, the price will be higher.

There are many independent technicians and freelancers, but the situation is more or less the same with them, too. Sometimes, sheer popularity of the artists makes their prices skyrocket. Salons often justify their prices with exclusivity, so a higher price doesn’t automatically mean better brows.

Certified artists charge more than uncertified ones. Obviously, for safety reasons you should never go to an uncertified technician, but more on that below. In addition, the kind of certificate the technician has can affect the price, as master artists charge more than newbies.

Another thing that can raise the price is the brand and quality of the tools and supplies the artist uses. Better quality pigments means they are more stable and more long-lastng, so you can go longer without touch ups.

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Are Ombre Brows Cheaper Than Powder Brows and Microshading?

A procedure very similar to ombre brows are powder brows. In fact, some salons use these names interchangeably to describe the same treatment. What makes ombre brows stand out from regular powder brows is the prominent ombre effect.

Microshading, on the other hand, is a crossover between the two techniques. The prices for each of them can vary, and in which extent, you can tell it from the table given below.

Take a look and compare average prices of ombre brows, powder brows and microshading treatments across the USA.

City and State

Ombre Brows

Powder Brows

Microshading

Beverly Hills, California

$1000

$1000

$1000

New York, NY

$850

$700

$700

Los Angeles, California

$450

$550

$550

Chicago, Illinois

$650

$500

$500

Dallas, Texas

$500

$500

$500

Houston, Texas

$450

$450

$450

Seattle, Washington

$400

$450

$450

Denver, Colorado

$600

$450

$450

Miami, Florida

$400

$400

$400

Phoenix, Arizona

$450

$350

$350

Will My Skin Affect the Price of Ombre Brows?

Skin type does affect the results of ombre eyebrows treatment to a certain degree. For example, the results do fade quicker on oily skin.

Oily skin is a bit more difficult to work with, but this is more problematic with microblading than it is with ombre brows, as the method is different. However, the initial appointment costs the same for everyone. If you have oily skin, you will probably have to get touch ups more often, and that could affect the overall price.

There are ways to strech out the time periods between touch ups. There are certain factors that accelerate pigment fading such as sunlight exposure and excessive sweating, so you should avoid sunbathing for long periods of time and saunas, steambaths and excessive exersize if you want to keep your ombre brows fresh for longer.

Is Getting My Eyebrows Tattooed Cheaper Than Ombre Brows?

Yes, technically, having your eyebrows tattooed is cheaper, as an average eyebrow tattoo session costs around $150. However, there are many reasons why microblading and its spinoffs have replaced eyebrow tattoos of the 90’s:

  • The biggest problem with tattoos is that ink changes color over time and often ends up fading into a greenish shade, gray or even purple. This is obviously a problem, as eyebrow tattoos can’t be covered with clothing (or makeup).
  • Pigments used for ombre brows are designed so they don’t fade into unnatural, unattractive colors. They fade over time, but with touch ups, they can look fresh and fab for up to 3 years, which is practical as trends change and sometimes you simply want to change your look up.
  • Eyebrow tattoos are not lifelong either; they last up to 10 years, but can behave unpredictably. Also, ombre brows hurt a lot less than tattooing (and microblading, for that matter), as the needle doesn’t go deep into the skin.
  • Permanent makeup for eyebrows looks a lot more natural. The pigments are absorbed over time and give you freedom to modify them through touch up appointments or let them fade if you decide you don’t want them anymore. With tattoo ink, laser removal is the only way to remove it, which is expensive and involves a whole lot of pain.

So tattooing might sound cheaper, but the unnatural appearance of a block of color and the hassle of removing it is just not worth it.

How Do I Choose a Salon/Artist Based on Price?

With any type of permanent makeup, choosing a good, skilled and experienced artist is the most important element to satisfactory results. One thing we cannot stress enough is to never go to an unlicensed technician. A low price might sound tempting, but the risks are simply not worth it. Apart from the high possibility of a botched job, you could be putting your health and safety in danger. Trained, licensed permanent makeup technicians use quality supplies and keep their tools and workspace sterile.

The high prices are often justified. Trained and experienced techs will give you the best customized eyebrows. They spent month training and learning the technique, as well as color matching and measuring. When you consider that eyebrows are the most prominent feature on your face, it’s not worth trying to save money on it. The most important thing when deciding on a salon or tech shouldn’t be their price, but rather examples of their previous works.

However, there are ways to cut some corners without risking your health and looks. You can go to a less experienced artist who isn’t as renowned and sought after, as long as they are licensed. In order to obtain a certificate, every tech goes through thorough training and a whole lot of practice, so they are more than qualified, yet don’t charge an arm and a leg.

Do Ombre Brows Pay Off?

If you like the dramatic look ombre brows give, yes, an ombre brows semi-permanent makeup treatment will pay off. The ombre look takes a lot of time and effort to be achieved with regular makeup and it’s such a hassle when you have to do it all over again every day. Permanent makeup can save you a lot of time and money you can use on other things.

It won’t smudge or run, so you can relax and enjoy swimming, jogging, or any other activity without having to worry about your brows.

Take a look at ombre brows before and after gallery to get a better feel of the treatment results.  

MAIN TAKEAWAYS

The price of the ombre brows treatment might seem high at first, but when you consider all the benefits of semi-permanent makeup and the confidence boost so many people get afterwards, it could actually end up being a way to save money (and definitely a lot of time and nerves).

Eyebrows are the most prominent feature and the first thing anyone notices on you, and since the results of ombre brows last 2 years or more, this is not the time to try and save money. If you’ve decided to go for it, do thorough research on the artist you’re considering, and don’t automatically go for the cheaper ones. The deciding factor should primarily be the skill of the artist.

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