While the trend of overdone “Instagram brows” may be long over, full, healthy brows are here to say. If you were guilty of recreating Gwen Stefani’s super thin brows in the early 00’s and your brows haven’t quite recovered, no worries. Brow enhancement options are everywhere. There are brow extensions (think eyelash extensions but for your brows), lace-front eyebrow wigs (the jury’s still out on these) and microblading.
Microblading is pretty much what it sounds like. A technician uses a tool made of tiny blades and a semi-permanent dye to make fine strokes that mimic hairs to fill in your brows. These aren’t your mama’s eyebrow tattoos, when done properly they look completely undetectable.
Microfeathering is a more natural form of Microblading. It is my very own proprietary technique that blends hair strokes with your natural hair. The more natural hair you have the better. In most cases, a growth plan is recommended even before being considered to be a candidate for #Microfeathering. Not everyone is a candidate so please contact #STRIIIKE to make an appointment for a consultation. #browsbyks #striiikebrows #featheredbrows #MicrofeatheringbyKS
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Not every microblading story is a success, though. Some technicians rely on stencils or proportions that don’t flatter every face shape. LA-based brow technician Kristie Streicher isn’t that kind of tech. Her method, dubbed “microfeathering” involves a different approach to brows, and celebs are loving this new trend.
Freshly Microfeathered Eyebrows ✨ Loving the NATURAL results of my new Microfeathering technique. Starting in September I will be offering this form of Microblading that is perfect for filling in holes and sparse areas. Not everyone is a candidate, please call STRIIIKE to make an appointment with me for a consultation. #comingsoon #featheredbrow #striiikebrows #microfeatheredbrows #natural #lessismore #browsbyks #MicrofeatheringbyKS
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To put it simply, microfeathering is lighter and more customized. It makes microblading look like Instagram brows in comparison.
Kristie preps clients for microfeathering after a six-month grow out phase. Clients are advised to visit every 6-8 weeks for tinting and shaping until the growth phase is complete. Then, the fun begins. Kristie explained “microfeathering” to Refinery29 saying,
“I use the natural brow, after the grown-in period, as a guideline to understand how the client’s hair naturally comes in — it turns out that people actually don’t need as much help as they think they do. I just add little, tiny hair strokes, just a few, and it really makes such a difference.”
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Celebs are loving this trend, too.
Hello, Mandy Moore. If she’s into the trend, then so are we.
Gwyneth with the good brows.
Love giving brows to this face. I also can't wait to try my @goop supplements. Will they make me look as gorgeous as you without any make up on @gwynethpaltrow ?? #prettyhealthy #themotherload #browsbyks #featheredbrow #striiikebrows
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Lorde’s brows are on point.
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If you’re in the LA area, you can visit Kristie at Striiike Salon in Beverly Hills.