Get to know your microblading and lash extension technician
With over 9 years experience as an Eyelash Extension Stylist, it was natural for Gracia to expand her beauty service to Microblading, that offers clients to have a complete and natural look. She believes that eyelashes and defined eyebrows can instantly make someone look polished. Under the guidance and training of Tania Todd at Natural Look Academy, Gracia's advanced her skills in creating natural looking semi-permanent eyebrows.
Gracia’s work reflects her passion for art, creating the most natural looking hairstroke eyebrows and gorgeous natural lashes with a simple vision: to create an enhancement that will accentuate one's beauty rather than dramatically changing her look. Simple. Soft. Natural.
What is Microblading?
Eyebrow microblading is known by several names, including microstroking, micropigmentation, eyebrow embroidery, eyebrow feathering, and 3D eyebrows. Although the names differ, the procedure is the same. Microblading fills in sparse areas of your natural brow, which is done by using a very fine blade to deposit high-grade pharmaceutical and cosmetic pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. The result is a natural, real life looking hair stroke that stays perfect 24/7. And remember, eyebrows are sisters, not twins.
Microblading vs. Permanent Makeup
The difference between microblading and permanent makeup is the longevity of the result. Permanent makeup lasts anywhere from 7 years or more, and it never fully fades, only turning colour in time. Permanent makeup is painful because the pigment is inserted deeper in the skin, much like a tattoo. Microblading (semi-permanent makeup) is a more temporary skin micro pigmentation method, lasting anywhere from 8-18 months without changing colour and in time completely fades. The variation in time is determined by lifestyle, sun exposure and skin type. Semi-permanent eyebrows are actually one of the benefits of microblading, considering how skin changes with age, and eyebrow trends can differ with time. The eyebrow shape and color can be adapted to fit changes in skin and eyebrow trends.
What to Expect
Microblading is done with a hand held tool and the pigment is inserted into the very top layer of the skin, between the epidermis and dermis. Local cream or gel anesthetics are used to numb the top layer of the skin to make the procedure painless. The healing process can reject and push out some of the pigmentation, which is very common due to our bodies' immune system. This is why a touch-up procedure is highly suggested, to achieve the desired look. Microblading results look amazingly natural, but they also require no daily upkeep.
***Please note skin cells turn over more frequently on oilier skin types causing the colour to fade quicker than drier skin types. Oily skin types may require more frequent touch ups.
What is Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions enhance the length, thickness and fullness of natural lashes through professional application of an individual synthetic eyelash (or volume) directly attached to the natural eyelash with a specially formulated bonding agent. Eyelash Extensions come in various lengths, colors, and thicknesses to create a beautiful and natural look. The lashes have a natural looking curve, so there is no need to use an eyelash curler. The results will have your lashes looking perfect and glamorous all day long. There is no surprise that it has become one of the most popular and desired beauty treatment in recent years.
What to Expect
Lash extensions will not ruin your own natural lashes. Specially formulated adhesive, not a glue, that has been developed with the highest standards of safety and quality are used. Lash extensions lasts from 3-5 weeks, depending on your own natural eyelash life cycle, how you sleep, and lifestyle, before needing a touch up. The procedure is completely painless and very relaxing that some take it as a time to unwind, relax and even nap. They are perfect for daily wear and active lifestyles. You can shower, swim, spa and sleep worry free because eyelash extensions are durable and waterproof.