Redhead Microblading: Is It a Thing & How Does It Work?

By Emily M.| Last updated on April 19, 2024
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⏱️ 4 min read

Redheads are always in. Whether you are a natural redhead or you dye your hair in this attractive color, it is something that will definitely make you stand out.

It’s a real statement that looks so good on so many people, but there’s an issue – eyebrows.

A lot of redheads claim it’s hard for them to find a suitable shade for their brows, and the problem is even bigger if they decide on something that is, let’s say, more permanent. Yes, we are talking about microblading.

Here’s what you should know about redhead microblading – is it possible, what to pay attention to, and all the other technicalities of microblading redhead brows.

Benefits of Redhead Microblading

Redheads often struggle with having thin or barely noticeable eyebrows, but there is a solution for this issue and it doesn’t involve dying or filling in your brows with makeup.

Microblading is a technique that creates natural-looking hair-like strokes, making it an excellent option for those with sparse eyebrows.

Also, skilled technicians can match the pigment shade to the unique undertones of red or auburn hair, resulting in a seamlessly natural appearance.

ombre powder brows Image Source: Instagram @brownude

Choosing the Right Microblading Artists

Choosing the right microblading artist is crucial for perfect brows. Here are tips to help you find the best fit for your needs.

  • Do your research and find a reputable artist through social media, recommendations, or even better, find your perfect match on PMUHub Find – the ultimate database of salons and PMU providers.
  • Look for experience specifically in redhead microblading, as expertise with other hair colors may not translate.
  • Ensure the artist is certified and works in sterile conditions.
  • Take advantage of free consultations to ask questions and gauge their professionalism.
  • Don’t prioritize low prices over quality; experienced artists may charge more, but it’s worth it for your brows’ sake.

By following these tips, you can confidently choose a microblading artist who understands your unique needs.

Choosing the Shape and Color

Since most people have either dark, brown or blonde hair, and redheads are quite rare, it’s not that easy to determine the right color for their eyebrows.

Once you make the decision on the artist and book an appointment, it’s time to help the artist choose the shape of your eyebrows and the proper color. The final result needs to look as natural as possiblethat’s the whole point of microblading.

When it comes to the shape, you can show them some images for inspo. But if you want to keep things natural, the artist shouldn’t dramatically change your shape and they need to follow your unique bone structure.

And now the color – the hardest thing to choose.

Experienced artists will know that they shouldn’t try to match the brow color to the hair color – redheads don’t have red eyebrows. If you have lighter hair, close to strawberry blonde, the artist should go for fair blonde shade. They will probably mix different pigments to find your perfect copper shade.

If your hair is darker, orangey, auburn or flame red, they should go for warm soft brown with hints of red. Most redheads have a cool skin tone, so the pigment needs to be warmed, because it will cool as it heals.

Since microblading is a 2-session treatment, it’s advisable to go lighter on the first appointment and add more color if necessary at the touch up session.

Sensitive skin

If you are a natural redhead, it’s very likely your skin is sensitive. Make sure you discuss that with your artist and make sure you are not allergic to any of the products used during the microblading treatment, and definitely ask for a patch test.

redhead microblading
Image source: Instagram @katiecosmetictattoo

Get Familiar with Microblading

Before you get your eyebrows microbladed, it’s useful to learn some basic facts about the treatment, so you know what to expect.

  • Microblading is a tattoo, but it fades. The pigments used fade faster than tattoo ink.
  • You can expect your microblading to last 12-18 months, and then you can have a color boost appointment to refresh the color.
  • You can experience a brow shock. You may have mixed feelings immediately after the treatment, especially if it’s a big transformation. Your brows may look too dark at first. You’ll need some time to get used to it + the color will change after healing.
  • Microblading takes some time to heal. The healing period is up to 4 weeks long, and the first 2 weeks are crucial. The brows go through different stages – first, they look too dark, then they scab and peel, and then they may even look too light.
  • The aftercare is very important – the first 10 days after the treatment requires special care. That means you need to avoid getting them wet, harsh products, heavy sweating and makeup, but wash them regularly and use aftercare products.
  • The 6-8 week touch up is mandatory to perfect the look and fix any imperfections that may have emerged during healing.

redhead microblading before and after
Image source: Instagram @cassandbrows

Microblading Alternatives: Machine Brow PMU Treatments

If you are considering enhancing your eyebrows but are unsure about microblading, machine brow treatments may be a better option. Here’s why:

  • Longevity: Machine brow treatments last longer than microblading, ranging from 18 months to 5 years. This means you won’t need to get touch-ups as frequently, making it more convenient for busy individuals.
  • Versatility in technique: Machine treatments offer a range of options, from bold powdered looks to subtle hair strokes. This allows you to customize your brow enhancement based on your unique preferences and aesthetic goals.
  • Comfort: The machine’s controlled depth and frequency minimize discomfort during the procedure.
  • For all skin types: Machine brows are suitable for all skin types, unlike microblading, which may not be ideal for oily skin.

To Sum Up

Redhead microblading is totally possible and it can make your life much easier, not to mention that it is a major confidence boost. The most important thing is to find a professional, experienced artist who knows how to microblade redheads.

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