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
Eyebrows are very important and they can give your face a whole new expression. They have the power to beautify and make you look younger and refreshed.
Microblading is a form of eyebrow tattooing that gives a hair stroke, natural look to your eyebrows. It’s a great way to get perfectly shaped, smudge-proof eyebrows that require little to no maintenance at all.
It’s great for everyone who has sparse or thin eyebrows, or just wants to improve the shape and add some density. When it comes to redheads who fill their eyebrows every morning, they naturally look for a more permanent solution to having great eyebrows.
Here’s what you need to pay attention to when you decide to have your eyebrows microbladed, especially if you want something less standard, like redhead brows.
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Choosing the Right Microblading Artists
The first and most important thing is to find a suitable microblading artist. You can ask for recommendations, and check their work online (their website, google reviews and most importantly, their Instagram page to see their work).
It’s important your artist has experience with redhead microblading. If they are experienced with microblading brunettes or blondes, it doesn’t mean they will know what to do with redhead microblading. So if you can’t find redhead microblading in their portfolio, ask them about it.
Also, it needs to be a certified artist, who works in sterile conditions. A lot of artists offer free consultations so you can ask all about the treatment and feel their vibe.
Since your brows are at stake here, don’t be cheap. Low prices may mean that the artist is not experienced enough. So, don’t let the price be the most important factor in your decision.
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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 possible – that’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.
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.
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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.
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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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