What are Ombre/Powder brows and how do they differ from Microblading and Digital brows?
Brows are BIG business and styles are forever changing. As akin to fashion trends, we see beauty constantly evolving and it is the same with permanent makeup. Nowadays techniques along with pigments and machines allow experienced technicians to customise treatments to meet the client’s taste and desires. In 2019, we saw a messier bigger-is-better, full natural and brushed-up brows, emerging from the catwalks.
Defined hairstroke brows have moved on to the Ombre/Powder brows. So let’s get into it.
What are Ombre brows?
Ombre brows also known as Powder Brows is a brow technique that offers a soft shaded approach that creates a hue of colour which sits perfectly below the skin to create a designer ‘powder or pixel effect’ similar to that achieved with a brush or a brow pencil. It is an incredibly natural finish that’s wonderfully flattering for any brow. It works brilliantly on all skin tones but is particularly recommended for women with oily skin or combination skin. Clients who fill in their brows regularly with pencil or shadow will love this technique.
The technique works on all types of brow hair densities, and it can be natural or strong to suit your clients' needs. It’s all about the application technique, and it can be perfectly tailored to suit every brow, from light to deeper brow shades, defined arches to shaped brows with depth and dimension. Turn shapeless, flat brows into defined, contoured brows in an instant.
Examples of an Ombre Brow Before & After
How do Ombre brows differ from the normal Digital brow technique?
Digital brows are natural single hair replications, creating beautifully shaped brows while Ombré / Powder brows are a semi-permanent eyebrow technique that offers a soft shaded approach creating a ‘powder or pixel effect’. Both are achieved using a digital machine.
How do Ombre brows differ from Microblading?
A common misconception of Ombre brows is that they are usually mistaken as Digital brows. The Ombre / Powder is a technique that can easily be learnt after learning Digital brows but as we have explained, Ombre brows are a technique that offers a soft shaded approach to create a designer ‘powder or pixel effect’ similar to that achieved with a brush or a brow pencil. The Ombre effect is most often taught with a digital machine but can be achieved with Microbladed brows and Henna brows.
The biggest difference between Digital brows and Microblading is the method and how the pigment is deposited into the skin. Digital brows punctures the hairstokes into the skin with a machine, producing longer lasting brow results. While Microblading uses a manual hand held tool to scratch the surface of the skin.
This technique is ideal for specialist technicians working within the industry who would like to enhance the treatments that they offer. Expand your skill set by finding out more about our Ombre Brow Course.