As you may or may not be aware I had my eyebrows tattooed a few years ago.
This was the last resort after being told by several brow specialists that there wasn’t much hair to work with. Basically there was nothing to dye or shape. Poor me.
Every morning I’d sit and draw on my brows. It was time-consuming but without my ‘brows on’ I looked, or rather I felt like I had a potato for a head.
I was always conscious of not getting them wet, or getting too sweaty as they might run off. Vain maybe but it’s also about confidence and without said brows I didn’t feel confident at all.
To cut a long story short I was introduced to Wendy Mordue (my brow saviour) who at the time worked for HD Brows and the rest as they say is history.
All you really need to know is you are in very safe hands .
Wendy is amazing at what she does and she’s a perfectionist. Which is exactly what your after when somebody is about to ‘work’ on your face.
I revisited Wendy last week to have my brows re-touched. Unlike a regular tattoo eyebrow tattooing doesn’t penetrate as deeply therefore it will fade gradually over time.
Since my last visit Wendy has set up her own company BrowMasters and now specializes in micro-blading.
Along with her partner Karen Armit they also run a training academy in Coinsborough, Doncaster.
So what is micro-blading?
Microblading is a relatively new, manual method. It is considered to be semi-permanent, as compared to the traditional hairstroke technique.
It is achieved using a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the epidermis. Because they are impacting colour closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine. There is no “spilling” under the skin.
This method is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present.
Honestly they are so natural looking people don’t realise that my brows aren’t actually mine!
People suffering from alopecia, trigonometrical or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microblading, as well as people who simply aren’t happy withtheir eyebrows.
The pigments used in this method have been formulated to match your original eyebrow colour, and if the eyebrows are still present, blend perfectly into them..
The results are a natural, flawless, fuller looking brows. Initially, the brows appear darker, but fade significantly over a two-week period.
Yes this is true … I no longer resemble Parker from Thunderbirds.
The results can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months, depending on different factors affecting the procedure. However, a touch up once a year is recommended to retain the shape and saturation of pigment.
Wendy was as welcoming as ever.
I swear between us we could talk the hind legs off a chuffing donkey! I don’t panic anymore and it’s actually a very relaxing procedure if a little scratchy at times.
During our conversation Wendy mentioned something that I need to share …
Every couple of months (or thereabouts) BrowMasters will be offering a Free of Charge Brow service for people who have lost their brows through chemotherapy / cancer.
Wendy categorically stated that she isn’t doing any of this for the glory she just wants to give back and help where she can.
Cancer is awful (I’ve watched my own mum fight it) It strips away many things , confidence being just one of them.
O.k so it’s not a cure , it’s just a bloody lovely thing to do. Hopefully it will help patients regain their confidence and make their journey that little bit more bearable .
All you need to do if you or somebody you know might be interested , is to get in touch with BrowMasters and book in. The next day session will hopefully be at the beginning of October.
Below is one of Wendy’s clients who lost her brows through chemo. Wendy worked her magic and gave her them back.
It’s always lovely when I get to see Wendy, not only does she give me the best brows, its like spending time with an old friend.
There should be more people around like her … the world would be a far nicer place.
Until next time, Tracey x