Hybrid brows fast facts
- Cost: Attractively priced at $399 and 50$ for the touchup 1 month after.
- Innovative Technique: Hybrid or Combo Brows blend microblading and shading techniques, using both manual and machine methods for a unique, multi-dimensional look.
- Hybrid Effect: Achieves the perfect balance between natural hair strokes (from microblading) and a powdered makeup finish (from shading) for fuller, well-defined brows.
- Longevity of Results: Typically lasts between 2-4 years, influenced by skin type, lifestyle choices, and adherence to aftercare instructions.
- Recommended Touch-Ups: Occasional touch-ups are advised to maintain the clarity and definition of the brows, usually every 18-24 months.
- Pain Management: The procedure is designed to be as comfortable as possible, with minimal discomfort. Topical numbing agents are used to enhance client comfort.
- Healing Duration: Initial healing phase completes in approximately 2-3 weeks, with the final color settling in about 6-8 weeks post-procedure.
- Crucial Aftercare: Adhering to post-procedure care is vital for healing and maintaining pigment integrity; includes guidelines like avoiding water and applying specific aftercare products.
- Selective Suitability: Not recommended for certain skin types, pregnant or nursing women, and individuals on particular medications. A prior consultation is essential.
- Pre-Procedure Consultation: A consultation before the procedure is crucial to evaluate eligibility, discuss desired outcomes, and customize the brow shape and shade to individual preferences.
hybrid brows in depth
What is hybrid brows?
Hybrid brows are a semi-permanent brow tattoo, created in two steps one is microblading, and the other is microshading. The microblading part is done with a manual tool for creating hairstroke-like incisions. Microshading is done with a brow tattoo machine that adds the shadowy effect. Hybrid eyebrows, like any other cosmetic tattoo, are done with pigments of natural origin, and will start fading after some time they last up to 2 years.
Why do people love hybrid brows?
Microblading is still the most popular treatment because it gives realistic hair strokes, but not everybody is a candidate for this cosmetic eyebrow tattoo. People who have oily skin usually don’t get great results with microblading. The sebum overproduction makes the tattooed hair strokes blur after some time.
Clients who like hair strokes but are afraid they will get blurred choose hybrid brows. Hybrid brows have both hair strokes and shade, so they look like natural brows filled with an eyebrow pencil. Almost exactly like most of the clients do their brows every day.
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As said above, two techniques are combined microblading and shading. But which one comes first?
Most of the artists choose to do hair strokes first, so microblading, and then add the shade. Some of them, on the other hand, say that the results look better if the shading is done first. It all comes down to the artist’s preferences and it is important that the final result is satisfying.
Most artists add hair strokes at the beginning and shade the rest of the brow. Very few of them will microblade the entire brow.
Microblading is done with a manual tool dipped in pigment that creates tiny incisions in the skin that resemble natural hair strokes. Some artists use nano blading or nano brows instead of microblading the same technique but done with a machine. Shading is done with a PMU machine.
It can, depending on each person’s reception of anesthesia. However, most permanent makeup studios, including ours, provide ample numbing in order to provide clients with a painless experience.
As said above, people with oily skin are great candidates for hybrid brows. Also, those who want to cover up an old brow tattoo, on condition it is faded enough. Microblading only is not a good choice for covering up old tattoos, because the pigment residues make the strokes look blurry and messy. So, adding microshading will look much better.
People with diabetes (consult your doctor)
People with serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, or autoimmune disorders
People with any bleeding disorders
People who take blood-thinning medications (consult your GP and discontinue use if possible)
People who’ve recently had Botox injections or fillers (wait at least 4 weeks)
Pregnant or nursing women
People with a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring
People with viral infections or diseases
People who are going through chemotherapy
People with skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area
People whose skin was tanned recently
The preparation for getting hybrid brows include:
Most artists will ask for your medical history, so it is important that you are healthy.
Stop taking blood thinners (Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, B6, Omega 3, Ginkgo Biloba, Primrose, etc.) at least 1 week before your procedure.
You shouldn’t get any facials, peels and facial injections at least 4 weeks before the procedure.
No caffeine or alcohol at least 48 hours before the procedure, because it can increase bleeding during the treatment.
After the treatment, your eyebrows are a fresh wound that needs to heal. The complete hybrid brows healing process will last up to 6 weeks, but you will see the real results much sooner.
First, your eyebrows may look too dark, but don’t worry – they will fade up to 50%. When they start healing, somewhere around day 4, you may notice small scabs falling off. It is important not to touch them and let them fall on their own.
After the scabbing period, which will last for 5-7 days, you may notice that the eyebrows look lighter than they should. It is a normal part of the hybrid brows healing process – the pigment will reappear before the healing period is over.
Also, your eyebrows may heal patchy – that is also okay. You will get them fixed at the touch up, which should be done 6-8 weeks after the initial treatment. It is done to finalize the tattoo, fill in the potential patches and add more pigment if the client wants darker brows.
Aftercare is very important for the success of the brows. The rules are strict, but not too hard to follow. And you only need to be careful for about two weeks – after that, the brows continue healing and you can go back to your normal daily routine
Here is what’s important to know about the hybrid brows aftercare:
After the treatment, you will notice some lymph coming out of your freshly tattooed eyebrows. Clean the lymph build-up 2-3 times a day.
Starting from day 2, wash the area as often as prescribed with sterile water. Your eyebrows are an open wound that needs to be cleaned.
Don’t touch the scabs when your skin starts peeling – let them fall off on their own.
If your artist prescribes an aftercare ointment, apply a thin layer 3 times a day, or following a different schedule prescribed by your artist. Always use clean fingers or a cotton swab.
Sleep on a clean pillowcase, ideally a silk one.
Always apply a light coat of ointment on the area before a shower or bath, to protect your eyebrows from the steam and water.
Avoid any makeup, facials, sweating, sun exposure, sauna, jacuzzi, or swimming until the area is completely healed.
Try to avoid getting your eyebrows soaking wet. If they get wet, pat them dry as soon as possible. No rubbing!
Do not use any anti-aging products, especially those that contain lactic acids, glycolic acids, and retinol, as they will fade your eyebrow area.
Hybrid brows involve breaking the skin with a manual tool and the shading machine, so yes, there are some risks.
Some swelling and redness are normal after the treatment, but if you experience unpleasant itching and redness you can’t stand and that doesn’t look normal, you may have developed an infection.
Infections are not common if you find a certified and experienced hybrid brows artist and if you follow the aftercare tips. Most complications happen because a client goes to an unskilled artist who doesn’t know the right depth and may cause scarring and a botched tattoo.
Allergies are another possible side effect, but that can be avoided if you do a patch test before the treatment to check if you are allergic to pigment ingredients.