The eyebrows are a small part of the face. But they have the power to completely change your client’s look by correcting minor flaws.

The right brow shape can make small eyes look bigger or adjust the space between eyes that are too far apart. They can add length and definition to the face.  If you have a client with imperfections on the bottom of their face, you can give them eyebrows that can help draw attention to the upper part of their face.

Do you want to give this service to your clients?  They may have thin or unevenly shaped eyebrows. Perhaps they prefer a more permanent solution?  With makeup, you can still help them achieve their desired look. Read on to learn about the permanent makeup options for your client’s eyebrows.


Microblading is one of the most famous forms of eyebrow architecture. It is a permanent makeup that creates the best brow shape for every face. 

The process uses a pen-like tool. The nib is a sloped blade with around ten to twelve little needles at the end. Like a paper cut, the needles make tiny scratches. They don’t need to penetrate the skin to get the ink through. Through featherweight strokes, the needle implants medical-grade pigment on the epidermis layer of the skin.  This creates fine, realistic, and natural hair strokes.

Eyebrow microblading is also a form of eyebrow tattooing, but they differ in many ways. For one, microblading is not permanent.  The color fades within 18 to 24 months. Depending on the type of skin, it may disappear eventually. Hence, microblading needs regular touchups.

Eyebrow Tattooing

This relatively old procedure uses a tattoo gun.  Like microblading, brow tattooing is an art.  You have to learn and train how to do it properly.  But unlike microblading, it pierces the skin deeply to put the tattoo ink in place. With regular eyebrow tattoos, there is more impact on the skin. It is considered to be a type of permanent makeup since the mark lasts a lifetime on the skin. However, the ink will tend to bleed over time. The pigment may turn blue or brown.

Eyebrow Tinting or Henna Brows

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Tinting is an excellent choice for those who want to cover up gray and lighter hairs. These are techniques that use either a vegetable-based tint or henna to define the brows. Although not technically a permanent makeup, the color lasts between four and six weeks.

With this procedure, fuller-looking brows are created. It can be done over the entire brow or in areas needing more color or thickness.

Henna stains the skin underneath the brows. Compared to the regular brow tint, the results of henna brows on the skin last longer. However, oily skin may not allow it to stay that long.  

People with dense, fluffy eyebrows and sensitive skin are the best candidates for this brow treatment.


Don’t get confused between microblading and microshading, as they are different.  Both are types of semi-permanent makeup for the eyebrows.  While microblading makes a very detailed, individual hair look, microshading creates a softer finish.  In terms of makeup, it’s as if you’re using a brow pencil, not brow pomade or powder.

Instead of hair-like strokes in microblading, microshading tattoos tiny dots along the brows.  Hence, it produces a less defined finish.

Nano Hairstrokes or Nanoblading for Eyebrows

Nanoblading is another semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo technique.  It utilizes a fine nanoneedle.  It is used to fill in scarce, thin eyebrows for a thicker appearance.  The procedure involves using pigmented ink and an ultra-fine needle to create hair-like tattoo strokes.  Similar to microblading, it also uses a pen with needles.

The difference is that nanoblading uses smaller needles than microblading.  Doing this generates precision and accuracy, allowing for more natural-looking results.  The smaller needle also makes the procedure less painful with less bleeding.  In addition to thickening the appearance of the eyebrows, it can also change the shape of the brows.

Another difference involves how long the outcome lasts.  Microblading may only last up to a maximum of 12 to 24 months.  With nanoblading, the results stay up to three years.  Touch-up and maintenance treatment sessions are also required after the first year.

A Reminder on Permanent and Semi-permanent Brow Tattoo

Do you remember how painful it is to pluck your eyebrows?  With needles piercing the skin repeatedly, brow tattooing can be even more painful.  In addition, skin in the brow area is sensitive.  It makes the pain more pronounced.  Fortunately, you can give your clients the option of using a numbing agent during the procedure.  It then renders the experience less painful and more comfortable.

Any tattoo, including an eyebrow tattoo, takes time to heal.  Tell your clients to treat the area as a wound.  It should never be scratched, rubbed, picked, or exposed to makeup or too much sweat during the healing time. 

Which Procedure Do I Choose?

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If your client is unsure which technique is best for them, offer help by discussing the pros and cons of each procedure in detail.  They may also combine several methods to create the most natural and realistic finish.

Some people may benefit from microshading, microblading, and nanoblading.  Doing all three is best for those with thinning eyebrows and dry skin.  Thinning brows would need shading.  Microblading and nanoblading would still achieve a natural look by filling sparse areas with hair-like strokes.

Guide your client to choose the best brow treatment for their desired outcome.  While these procedures can be pricey, make them consider how they won’t need to spend money on brow products.  They will also save time perfecting their arches every morning. 

Regardless of procedure type, remind them to take precautions and stick to a consistent facial skin routine.  Regularly cleansing and moisturizing does the skin a lot of good. Adding sunscreen will also help the imprint last longer.  It will all be worth it.

We invite you to enroll in the permanent makeup training. We have microblading and nanoblading classes.  Classes are ongoing seven days a week.  You will get a kit that includes the tools you will use for your training and practice after getting the certification.

Helping people improve their confidence levels and well-being through makeup is the reason that makes permanent makeup an enriching career.  For more information about the training courses, check out the rest of our website. You can contact us by calling 832-654-4595 or 832-997-6068, or you can send an email to