Microblading is a popular cosmetic tattooing technique where pigment is deposited…
The eyebrows are the most important part of the face, preventing the eyes from getting dust and sweat in them, and when properly groomed, they help to shape our face and accentuate our eyes which enhances our overall look.
If you are new to semi-permanent makeup and interested in earning your microblading certification or are curious about ways to enhance your eyebrows, you may be wondering what the difference is between machine and manual microblading.
When it comes to enhancing your brows, there are two techniques, manual microblading and nanomachine hair strokes.
Microblading vs. Machine Hair Strokes: Pros and Cons
Microblading is a type of semi-permanent tattooing that uses a sharp, handheld tool with seven or more microneedles that are used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin. This is done with manual tools to allow for accuracy when sculpting each eyebrow hair. A series of angles and different blades are used to draw long, short, straight, and curved eyebrow hairs.
For machine hair strokes, a digital machine is used to add pigment to the skin. This machine places the pigment slightly deeper than the microblading technique, which typically leads to it lasting longer. You can expect microblading to last around 18 months and require touchups, whereas the machine hair stroke technique can last around 2 to 2 1/2 years, depending on your lifestyle and your skin type.
Those with oily or delicate skin may not be the best candidates for microblading but could benefit from machine tattooing.
In some cases, you will perform combination brows that use both the tools and techniques of each of these eyebrow methods, creating a natural but also makeup effect look that many clients are seeking.
Should I Choose Machine or Manual Microblading?
Each technique, when done by a qualified professional, will provide you with stunning, life-changing results. When choosing between the two, it comes down to personal preference and the look you want to achieve. It’s best to consult with a certified and experienced professional to determine the best technique for your needs and lifestyle.
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