What are Ombré Brows? Everything You Need to Know

You’ve heard of ombré for hair, but now you’re probably wondering how that would work on brows. It won’t be as drastic as taking your brow from a dark brown to a light blonde. But you will see a subtle color transition that adds a natural depth to your brow. Interested to learn more? Let’s dive into ombré brows and cover all of the details of this fast-growing trend. 

What are ombré brows?

Ombré brows, sometimes called ombré shading or ombré powder brows, is a semi-permanent makeup technique that uses a small machine to place tiny dots of pigment onto the skin. By using tiny dots, as opposed to the hair-like strokes done in microblading, your brow artist is able to create a soft-shaded, brow pencil look. 

Ombré Brows Procedure by Brow Boutique Cape Cod

What are the benefits of ombré brows?

  • Works for any skin type, including those with oily or sensitive skin
  • Less invasive than microblading
  • Can last up to 5 years
  • Requires fewer touch-up appointments 
  • Gives the appearance of fuller, defined brows

How is ombré brows different than microblading?

Both techniques are similar in the initial concept of improving the appearance of brows, but the application technique of the pigment is where they differ. In microblading, tiny, hair-like strokes are created to give the appearance of hair. With ombré brows, thousands of tiny dots are applied to give the appearance of a powdered brow. It’s actually possible to combine the two techniques – called microblading + ombré brows

Another key difference is that people with oily or sensitive skin are generally unable to get microblading as natural oils can prevent the brows from healing properly. With ombré brows, almost anyone can receive the treatment. 

Ombré Brows Procedure before and after by Brow Boutique Cape Cod & Boston

Who should not get ombré brows?

If you have any of the following conditions, you may be ineligible to receive this treatment: 

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Skin irritations
  • Vitiligo
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Viral infections
  • Taking blood thinning medications
  • Have a major heart conditions
  • Received an organ transplant

How much does ombré brows cost?

Depending on where you live, ombré brows can cost anywhere from $500 – $1000. At Brow Boutique, your initial appointment is only $450 with one touch-up appointment for $200 – making your total $650. 

Does ombré brows hurt?

Pain thresholds vary from person to person, but most people compare the pain to tweezing hair. Your brow artist will also apply a topical anesthetic cream and offer breaks as needed to minimize any discomfort. 

Ombré Brows Procedure by Brow Boutique Cape Cod

How long does ombré brows last?

Ombré brows can last anywhere from 2 to 5 years. Brow retention depends on a variety of factors, such as skin type, sun exposure, lifestyle, and more. 

Why should I choose Brow Boutique for ombré brows?

Our team specializes only in eyebrows. Each team member has undergone extensive training in a variety of brow techniques to ensure our clients receive the best results possible. We take the time to understand the needs of our clients and guide them toward the best options for their lifestyles and desired results. 

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