The Combo Brow

Article by Maggie Staszcuk
This article appears in the May | June 2020 issue of ASCP Skin Deep magazine

Brows are our obsession and the industry continues to find new ways to advance the trends.  Clients can treat themselves and their brows to services like Brow Lamination, HD Brows, and of course the ever popular Microblading. And if makeup isn’t your thing, eyebrow transplants are now an option. There are more than 13 million Instagram posts with #brows and there are more than 82 million eyebrow tutorials on YouTube. The first brow video to load on YouTube has been viewed more than 10 million times!

Of course, there are less advanced options for treating the brows like waxing, tweezing, threading, and tinting, and as brow trends change through the decades, any one of these options have been used to take our brows from bushy to pencil thin and back again. But these services are now no longer the star of the show and are considered supplemental in the world of advanced brow procedures. Microblading has been one of the top advanced brow procedures on the market, but recently Ombre Powder Brows has seen mainstream appeal.

Ombre Powder brows, also known as Powder Brows, Mist, Micro-Shading, or Stardust Brows was first developed in Asia. Ombre Powder Brows is a shading technique that deposits pigment using a single needle and permanent makeup device. This technique gives a powdery, soft appearance similar to the look of makeup. Varying in darkness and transparency, the powder brow technique fills in and thickens the brow with pigment. Similar to the art of pointillism, the application places hundreds of pixelated dots of pigment into the skin gradually darkening the brow. Unlike microblading which uses a hand tool to create defined hairline strokes, this method ensures there are no harsh lines or edges. Because there is no incision into the skin, less trauma is created.

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