Eyebrow Microblading in Kent has become increasingly popular. Here I reveal what Microblading is, if you should get it and what to avoid.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is the revolutionary eyebrow treatment that has turned beauty industry on it’s head in the past few years. Microblading has become one of the most popular and sought after beauty treatments available for eyebrows, with a number of A list celebrities such as Lena Dunham, Rhianna, Helen Mirren and even Johnny Depp sporting freshly coiffed brows on the red carpet.
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattoo. The artist uses a manual hand tool, similar to a tiny blade, to tattoo tiny little hair like lines in between the natural eyebrow hairs to give an ultra natural look.
Microblading is an advanced treatment that should only be performed by a well trained, qualified, licensed and highly skilled individual. The growth in popularity for these treatments has seen an enormous rise in beauty salons offering these services and also unfortunately, cheap and low quality training courses being offered across Kent and even online training.
The availability of cheap, quick courses means that in recent years a large number of inexperienced and inadequately trained people have entered the market. Sadly, as one of the leading artists for Permanent Makeup, Medical Tattooing and Microblading in Kent, I deal with the ramifications of poorly trained technicians regularly.
As someone who teaches Permanent Makeup and Eyebrow Microblading in Kent, London and Hampshire and also does a lot of corrective work, I advise you to think carefully about who you choose to do your Microblading.
Microblading is not a skill that can be learned in just a couple of days, it is an art form that is acquired with time, practise and experience.
Eyebrow Microblading in Kent : 10 questions to ask to avoid a disaster.
If you’re considering Microblading, it’s important that you know that not all Eyebrow Microblading in Kent is the same. Nor do you have to travel as far as London to find a great artist. You simply need to know how to ask the right questions, after all this is your face.
1. ARE THEY LICENSED?
Those that are offering eyebrow microblading in Kent, are required to be fully licensed by their local authority to ensure both the person and the premises are adhering to the hygiene bylaws required by the council for public safety. Also, you should be aware that licenses do not extend beyond the premises listed on the license and microblading in Kent on a “mobile” basis is illegal.
*I am fully licensed at both location in Maidstone and in Beckenham.
2. ARE THEY INSURED?
Anyone who is offering permanent makeup or eyebrow microblading in Kent, should have a fully comprehensive level of public liability and professional indemnity insurance cover in order to protect you, should anything potentially go wrong.
*I am fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services, please feel free to ask to see my insurance certificate.
3. HAVE YOU BEEN OFFERED A PATCH TEST?
Whilst patch testing does not guarantee that an allergic reaction will not occur, it is required by law. Any person offering eyebrow microblading in Kent, should offer a patch test for pigment and anaesthetic cream at least 24 hours in advance of a treatment – do not proceed with a treatment without a patch test.
*I perform an in person patch test for pigment and anaesthetic at every consultation.
4. ARE THEY HYGIENIC?
Hygiene is the most important thing to check out when choosing your artist. Thoroughly check out the premises to ensure it is a clean, professional and clinical environment. Anyone offering tattoos, permanent makeup or eyebrow microblading in Kent, should have a strict code of practise in place that ensures zero cross contamination including fully disposable blades as well as sterile and non toxic products and disposable dressings.
Local authorities have a strict set of bylaws that anyone offering permanent makeup or eyebrow microblading in Kent must adhere to. Treatment beds must have a washable surface and should be free of any soft furnishings including towels and cushions to avoid cross contamination. Floors must also be hard and washable so no carpets or rugs should be present and the treatment room should have hand washing facilities, ideally in the room or very nearby.
Be sure to look for a sharps container and a clinical waste bin for responsible disposal of used blades and contaminated waste. There are many companies offering specialist waste disposal for doctors surgeries, aesthetic clinics, tattoo studios, as well as permanent makeup and eyebrow microblading in Kent so the absence of these items should be of particular concern to you and raise a red flag.
It’s important to check that the products that are being used are non toxic and dispensed into single use containers that are also disposed of responsibly. I also ensure that all my products are of the highest quality, vegan friendly and cruelty free. If this is important to you, be sure to ask about this too.
*I take every precaution to ensure zero cross contamination in my clinics.
5. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE DOES THE ARTIST HAVE?
It’s a good idea to check where the artist trained and who they have been trained by. Not all training is good training. As I mentioned before, there are a number of beauty schools now offering very short courses in permanent makeup and eyebrow microblading in Kent. Believe it or not, there are little to no regulations when it comes to qualifications for the Microblading industry.
In some regions, a VTCT level 4 in Microblading is required, whilst in other regions it is not. The regulation of eyebrow microblading in Kent is particularly lacking. I have personally taken it upon myself to upgrade my qualifications to VTCT level 4 standard, which is currently the highest level of qualification within the industry. Ask to see certificates and check your artist is fully qualified before agreeing to a treatment.
*I am qualified to VTCT level 4 in Microblading and Micropigmentation, as well as achieving diplomas in Medical Tattooing and advanced techniques. I have also attained VTCT level 3 AET (Award in Education and Training) and CAVA (Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement).
6. DO THEY HAVE AN EXTENSIVE PORTFOLIO OF WORK TO SHOW YOU?
An experienced artist offering eyebrow microblading in Kent, should have a large portfolio of work to show you. It is worth asking the artist directly if the work they are displaying is their own work as less reputable or less experienced artists are sometimes known for using other artists work to gain new clients. Also ask if they can show you healed work as a lot of microblading on the day looks great but when you see it weeks later, healed, the results aren’t always good. Below is a video of eyebrow microblading performed by me, after two treatments and fully healed.
7. DO THEY HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION?
A reputable artist performing permanent makeup and microblading in Kent, should have a good number of independently verified reviews on either Google, Facebook or Yell. Ask to see reviews from previous clients. Ask to speak to previous clients in order to gain first hand accounts of what their experience was like. A reputable artist will encourage this.
* I currently have 50+ five star reviews on Facebook.
8. ARE THEY A SPECIALIST?
Be aware that there will likely be a difference in the quality of work offered between those who specialise in Microblading and Permanent Makeup vs those who offer a large number of beauty treatments, of which just one is eyebrow microblading. Those who specialise in permanent makeup and eyebrow microblading in Kent, know a lot about these kinds of treatments as they do them exclusively. This may also impact on what the individual charges for their treatments.
* I specialise in Eyebrow Care, Eyebrow Microblading, Permanent Makeup for the Eyes, Eyebrows and Lips as well as Medical Tattooing.
9. WHAT DO THEY CHARGE?
Price is often the first thing that people ask about when enquiring about permanent makeup or eyebrow microblading in Kent and it really shouldn’t be. Safety, hygiene and the credentials of the person performing your treatment should be much higher on your list of questions than how much it costs. So the saying goes, you really do get what your pay for where permanent makeup and eyebrow microblading in kent is concerned. Paying low budget prices will ensure you get low budget results. This is your face, so spend your money wisely.
The average cost for eyebrow microblading in Kent is anywhere between £200 and £500. Also check if the price includes a complimentary retouch to complete the procedure or whether you need to pay at each appointment. Microblading and Permanent Makeup always takes a minimum of 2 appointments to complete the procedure. Make sure there are no hidden costs involved.
*My price for Eyebrow Microblading is £395. This includes a complimentary retouch where needed. No hidden extra charges.
10. DO YOU LIKE THEM?
In my opinion this question is just as important as questions 1-9 and definitely a question you need to ask yourself. Always attend a consultation to determine whether or not you like the person who will be performing these treatments for you. Not everyone clicks. Rapport and trust between you and the artist are the foundation for successful results.
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