HELPING YOU DECIDE BETWEEN BROW TREATMENTS
Microblading has been the most popular eyebrow tattooing treatment for a while.
But there’s a new cosmetic tattoo technique that’s transforming brows with more refined, natural results.
You might have heard about the new kid taking over the block, nano brows.
Also known as nanoblading, nano brows are proving popular in salons around Australia (and worldwide).
But microblading isn’t going away.
In fact, Beautiful Concepts microblading training courses are more in-demand than ever, and our graduates are realising their potential in a booming industry.
Let’s look at the pros and cons of microblading and nano brows to help you pick a preference.
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique used to enhance the shape and texture of eyebrows.
Brow artists use a machine that bundles 10 to 15 fine needles into a blade shape to deliver pigment into the skin.
The result is small strokes that look like natural hair.
With the proper training and care, microblading is relatively painless and achieves lasting, natural-looking results.
WHAT IS NANOBLADING/NANOBROWS?
Nanoblading, or nano brows, is a newer, more precise semi-permanent makeup technique.
The idea is similar to microblading. However, nano brow tattooing uses a single fine needle for accuracy and texture.
Smaller needles mean less pain and bleeding, which is part of the reason nano brows are fast becoming popular.
SO, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROBLADING AND NANOBLADING?
When it comes to transforming your brows, the answer is…not a lot.
Both microblading and nano brows use tiny needles to deposit pigment into your brow, so the game-changer often comes down to your artist’s eyebrow tattoo training.
Microblading uses more rigid needles and can create a bolder look, while nano brow tattooing can achieve a more natural, crisp result.
Both cosmetic tattoo treatments are similar:
- Follow our pre-treatment advice to prepare
- Your artist will design personalised brows
- Next, they use a semi-permanent makeup tool to craft your brows
- Local anaesthetics (numbing creams) are used for your comfort
Remember that eyebrow tattooing is an art form.
Set aside two to three hours for the consultation and treatment, and only trust a beauty therapist with demonstrated experience.
Professional semi-permanent makeup artists will dedicate a good amount of time to your initial consultation before picking up a needle.
They will employ everything they know about brow shaping, dermal theory, pigment selection, and client comfort to design personalised brows based on your beauty goals.
Everyone heals differently. Expect some flaking and itchiness in the first few days, and follow your artists’ aftercare advice closely to ensure your new brows heal properly.
When healed, microblading can last for 12 to 18 months, while nano brows can remain for up to 3 years with regular touch-ups.
Nanoblading is a little more expensive than microblading because it requires a more nuanced technique and specialised training.
Be aware that some salons charge high fees for consultations and touch-ups, which could blow out your brow budget.
Alternatively, you can get a 75% discount on semi-permanent makeup by applying to be a brow model for students enrolled in Beautiful Concepts’ microblading course and nanoblading course.
COULD AN EYEBROW TATTOOING COURSE BE YOUR NEXT CAREER MOVE?
If you’ve read this far, you’re probably interested in learning about microblading and nano brow tattooing.
Why not consider learning the art from Australia’s leading beauty training academy?
Beautiful Concepts offers eyebrow tattooing courses, including microblading training and nano brow training, in a simulated salon environment.
You’ll learn one-on-one from an industry expert and practice on live models before graduating with a complimentary starter kit and nationally recognised certificate.
For more information and enrolment dates, see our training courses.