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Trusting the Process: The Importance of Trust in Microblading

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You’ve tried every solution known to man to remedy your brows, and you’ve finally decided that microblading was the best solution for you. You find a reputable specialist, schedule your consultation and you’re all ready to go. You arrive at said location, eagerly ready to flaunt your news brows, and after a few minutes of talking with your specialist you realize one big problem: your specialist doesn’t trust your opinion and you don’t trust theirs.

When it comes to microblading, trust is one of the biggest factors in achieving a flawless, natural look, if not THE most important factor. And it’s not just clients trusting the specialist, it’s the specialist also trusting the client.

Since microblading is considered an art, it’s easy to understand why there can differences in opinions. Your client may want arched brows to a degree you find absurd, and your specialist wants to give you brows as dark as Groucho Marx.

But art after all, is a highly debatable subject.

So how do you come to compromise?

It’s important to remember that each party brings a valuable asset to the team: the client knows the look they want to achieve, however your area of expertise is to craft and eyebrow that they didn’t even know was possible.

Therefore, when sitting down with a brow specialist or client, it’s important to keep an open mind and try to not let preconceptions or stubbornness guide your adjustment. In doing so, you’ll ensure that you both have a smooth and fun process.

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Eyebrow Trends Around the World

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When we think of eyebrows, we think of beautifully shaped and thick arches. While some have been born with perfect furry caterpillars, some are unfortunately still praying to the eyebrow gods for theirs to grow in. In the meantime, we are left with certain methods such as 3D microblading and brow penciling. Take a look below at some of the eyebrow shapes trending around the world. Maybe you can adopt one of these styles that works best for your unique features and complete the look you’ve always wanted.

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Shaggy eyebrow look

Number 1: Western Europe

The feathered look is found mostly in Western Europe. It gives off an effortlessly chic vibe. These feathered brows are simply combed up and out with a few short strokes of brow powder and topped off with brow gel.

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Middle Eastern well-defined eyebrows focus all the attention to the eyes

Number 2: Middle East and Eastern Europe

Traveling East, we will find more of the bold and angular type brow. In the Middle East, the eyes play an important role as the focal point of the face, and therefore, the eyebrows must stand out. This look is also very popular on Instagram among makeup artists.

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Korean eyebrow shaping with a straighter look

Number 3: Korea

In Korea, you will see that majority of the population is obsessed with straight brows. This trend has been going on for over five years and is still an ongoing style today. The straight brow look simulates that youthful look we’re all yearning to keep forever.

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Beach eyebrows from down under

Number 4: Australia

A trend that most likely started in Australia and is making its way to Europe, the “beach” eyebrow consists of lightening the shade of your eyebrows without bleaching them. The key to achieving this look is to comb your brows with eye primer to coat the hairs and then fill in with a brow pencil that’s a shade lighter than your hair.

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Beware These 5 Eyebrow Mistakes

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Eyebrows have evolved over the years, from pencil-thin arches of the 1920s to fuller brows of today. With eyebrow inspiration being seen at every corner of the internet and television, we have developed an obsession for the perfect eyebrow shape. While social media influencers and A-list celebrities have a stylist under their wing, we are left to our own devices, and therefore, have been making quite a few mistakes that we do not know about. Here are a few common blunders you or your friend may have been making:

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Number One: Ignoring your natural arch.

Everybody has a natural arch; there is no reason to fight it. Work with your natural shape and tweeze with it in mind. The ideal way to find your natural arch is to use a highlighting pencil and trace the upper and lower lines of your brows. The point where both lines rise upwards is where your arch is.

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Number Two: Over-plucking from above your brow.

You should avoid slimming your brows down by tweezing from the top. All shaping should be done from below for a more natural look. You want to proceed with caution or visit a specialist if you have even the slightest doubt about doing it yourself.

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Number Three: Piling on layers of eyebrow makeup.

The quote, “Patience is a virtue,” could be very useful in this particular situation. Filling in your brows is very much different than putting on lipstick. If you want realistic, natural-looking brows, you must take your time. Try using lighter, short strokes instead of pressing down and dragging lines across. If you’re heavy-handed, take the time to practice, and soon enough, you’ll get the hang of it.

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Number Four: Matching your brow color to your hair.

Eyebrow and hair shades do not have to be an exact match to look good. While there are some people who bleach both parts, it’s not a very ideal solution. A quick fix would be to pick a shade of brown with a slight tint that compliments your hair color. If you have blonde hair, you can even go several shades darker, since that is how most natural light blondes look.

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Number Five: Aiming for symmetry.

The human body is nowhere near perfect when it comes to symmetry. Your eyebrows aren’t naturally symmetrical either. Aiming for perfection in the comfort of your own home can result in over-plucked, thin eyebrows. If you’re searching for close-to-perfection, a brow expert with many years of experience under his/her belt is the only way to go.

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Beauty Tips From Around the World

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Australia: ERASE STRETCH MARKS

Australian women avoid stretch marks with the help of the moisturizing and hydrating properties of yarrow extract.

Chile: MAKE YOUR SKIN GLOW

Chilean women make a paste out of grapes to help make their skin glow. They create it by mashing up a handful of the fruit and adding 2 tablespoons of white flour. They then apply the mask to their face and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off. The antioxidants of the grapes work their magic.

 

Dominican Republic: MAKE NAILS STRONG

Women from the Dominican Republic use garlic to make their nails super strong. They chop up fresh garlic, add it to a bottle of clear nail polish and let it stew for 7 to 10 days. There might be an initial smell, but it will go away leaving your nails strong.

 

Egypt: SOFTEN SKIN WITH MILK

Egyptian women add powdered milk to their baths in order to soften their skin. Try adding 2 cups of powdered milk to your next bath and feel the difference.

 

France: CHERRIES AND POMEGRANATE FIRM SKIN

French women take a series of preventative skincare measures: they take off their make-up religiously each night, and get weekly facials and massages. But when facials become a bit too pricey, they apply mashed up cherries and pomegranate seeds for 6 minutes to firm and rejuvenate the skin with natural enzymes. And they make sure to remove the mask with a warm towel at the end to boost circulation.

 

Greece: GREAT SKIN WITH OLIVE OIL

Not only do Greek women have a healthy, skin-friendly diet of berries and fish, but they also cook their food with olive oil because it helps their skin glow.

 

Israel: HEAL SKIN WITH SEA SALT

Israeli people believe that sea salt, like the one that can be found in the dead sea, can have healing properties. There have even been stories that the sea heals severe skin diseases. To get the detoxifying benefits of sea salt at home, mix together ¼ cup sea salt, 1 pinch seaweed powder, ½ cup massage oil and 10 to 15 drops lavender oil. Apply to skin to gently exfoliate.

 

Italy: YOGURT HELPS GLOSS YOUR LOCKS

Italian women attribute their beautiful, glossy hair to yogurt. They mix one cup of plain, whole-milk yogurt with one tea spoon of olive oil and apply it to washed hair. They let it sit for 5 minutes and rinse it off. Talk about a yummy conditioner.

 

Japan: SEAWEED FOR LONG, SILKY HAIR

Nori seaweed is a rich source of iodine, which is an integral mineral for healthy hair growth. Japanese women take full advantage of its beauty properties: they either eat or wet seaweed in boiling water and apply it to their dry hair.

 

Spain: GET HIGHLIGHTS FROM CRANBERRY JUICE

Spanish women love to soak their hair in cranberry juice and let it dry in the sun because it gives them great, natural highlights. It works amazing on brunettes. For blondes, chamomile tea is recommended. WARNING: Do NOT use lemon because it will dry out your hair.

 

Sweden: HOME MADE TONER TO BOOST SKIN

For a natural, homemade toner: boil mineral water with a green tea or white tea bag, let the tea infuse the water and then freeze it into ice cubes to use instead of a toner.

[source:  Beauty Tips – Beauty Secrets from Around the World at WomansDay.com – Woman’s Day ]