I’ve been wanting to get my eyebrows micro-feathered for a really long time and I finally got around to it on Saturday morning.
For those of you who don’t know, micro-feathering is a technique where fine lines to resemble hair are cut into the outer layers of your skin and dye applied to the area.
I had an appointment on Saturday morning at 9 am with Sonia from The Eyebrow Artistry in South Yarra. I used to see her regularly to get my eyebrows done a few years ago but stopped when I left my city job.
I arrived at my appointment where I had to fill out some consent forms and have numbing cream applied. I have to say it’s a great look sitting in a salon with white cream spread over your eyebrows. I was then able to go into the room where we discussed what sort of shape I wanted. Sonia worked with my natural brow and enhanced both to look slightly different so I could see which option I wanted – I opted for the one that was slightly more natural.
We then discussed colours of the dye and in the end came up with a hybrid colour which involved the lighter colour and the medium dark being mixed together to create a colour that looked natural for me.
Then we started.
The best way to describe what it feels like is if you imagine a Stanley knife cutting small lines into your skin. It wasn’t painful thanks to the numbing cream but it was a weird sensation that wasn’t altogether unpleasant. Once the initial cuts are made the dye is put on and left for a few minutes to settle in. And then the process starts again where more cuts are made in places that look a little sparse. In all we did it 3 times and we were done. It took about 2 hours in total.
The colour was so dark initially because I haven’t bothered to fill in my eyebrows for so long – the last time would have been a Christmas Party I went to last year. But I really love the shape and I love that I won’t need to do much with my eyebrows.
There’s a bit of aftercare involved that is really quite easy to follow – don’t get them wet for 24 hours. Try to avoid abrasive cleansers. If going in the sun use sunscreen. When putting on bepantham use a cotton tip and don’t touch them with your hands.
The colour should last about 12 months provided I’m careful with them. I have a touch up scheduled in 5 weeks and that’s to ensure that I’m happy with the colour and shape and after that a touch up is required within 6 – 8 months which is a lesser fee. If you leave them for too long then you need to pay full price again which at $640 a pop is pretty expensive.
It’s now Monday so I’ve had them for a full two days and the colour has already slightly faded which is great. They were a bit tender on Saturday but that isn’t surprising and it was only tender when I was wiping them so I could reapply cream.
All in all I’m super happy with them and I’m really annoyed that I waited so long to get them done.