If you know internet, you know that eyebrows are EVERYTHING right now. Girls kill for perfectly shaped eyebrows. They frame your face and literally make all the difference. Well, there is a new trend that's taking over the world at the moment (Montreal included) and it's called microblading. If you've plucked your eyebrows in the past to the point of having two thin threads above your eyes, have no fear, because this new beauty trend will give you the natural look of full, beautiful brows.\nLast week, I got in touch with the best microblading specialist in Montreal, Elina Ross, in order to learn everything there is to know about this procedure. Here's what I found out.\nWhat is the procedure like exactly? Is it similar to eyebrow tattoos?\nMicroblading, although similar idea, is not the same as an eyebrow tattoo. In microblading, we use a manual tool unlike in tattooing (machine). Also, microblading only penetrates the first layer of the skin. As the bottom layers of your skin regenerate, they push out the pigment. [It is] therefore semi-permanent, unlike tattooing that pushes the ink much deeper in the skin making it more permanent. We dip the tool in the ink, make the [feather like] strokes, [then] we spread the excess ink or add if needed [...] and voila!\nNo eyebrows ? No problem ! ?✍voila ! Microblading #semipermanentmakeup #eyebroembroidery #eyebrowenhancement #microblading #3deyebrows #eyebrows #montreal #sourcils\n\nA photo posted by Elina (@eli_ross_mtleyebrows) on Mar 19, 2016 at 5:55am PDT\nHow long does the effect last for?\nThe pigment is at its brightest [for] 9 to 12 months [and] eventually [disappears] after about 24 months. But a lot depends on the skin type and pigment. For example, a blond girl with very oily skin will start to fade closer to 9 months. A dark haired girl with very dry skin will retain the pigment much longer.\nHow long does the procedure take?\nThe microblading procedure is not long. The part that is really long is the prep... Making the perfect brow shape with the pencil, adjusting and measuring the "blue print."\nThe appoinment is about 2 hours in total including the freezing, the prep and finally - the microblading.\nIs it painful?\nWe apply a topical anesthetic. After making the first strokes, we add more anaesthetic that works a lot deeper in the skin as the skins is punctured at that point. If you are in your cycle or ovulation (hormonal), it will be more uncomfortable. You will experience a slight discomfort at first, but after the second dose of anesthetic you won't feel much.\nHow often is maintenance required?\nMicroblading is a 2 appoinment process. The initial appoinment and another [one in] 4-6 weeks post the procedure. In the healing process you might loose a bit of pigment because, as I mentioned, it's not very deep in the skin. Pigment might come off with the scab.\nWe do a small touch up a few weeks post the procedure and you are set for a year or so.\nThick full brows with microblading semipermanent makeup ?#fullbrows #microblading #3deyebrows #eyebrows #eyebroembroidery #featherstrokebrows #semipermanentmakeup #eyebrowenhancement #montreal\n\nA photo posted by Elina (@eli_ross_mtleyebrows) on Mar 5, 2016 at 2:38pm PST\nWhat are the price ranges for the procedure?\nOn average it's between 300$-450$ from what I have seen in Montreal. In Toronto, it's from 500$-700$. I charge 350$ with the touch up and the after-care cream.\nHow do you filter good microblading specialists from the bad ones?\nIn my opinion, a good microblading tech doesn't copy paste. You custom adjust every brow shape to every client. You look at the morphology. Sometimes, you need to explain to the ladies that maybe what they want is not the best idea for their particular morphology.\nLet the blading begin ✍? I got the best clients ever ! #microblading #3deyebrows #lovemygirls\n\nA photo posted by Elina (@eli_ross_mtleyebrows) on Mar 18, 2016 at 2:35pm PDT\nHow can our readers reach you?\nThey can reach me though my Facebook or my Instagram.