Microblading – Read The Reviews!

Reviews – 

Are they a good or bad thing? 

Are they fabricated or are they real? 

Can you trust them to make an informed decision?

How many times have you gone to look at a review to help make a decision..

When you set your emotions on having something ‘new’ be it a physical product, a new dress, Laptop, or a beauty service such as Microblading how do you do your research?

You’ll probably start talking about it more, you’ll ask your friends, you’ll go online, you’ll look at the quality…..you’ll read the reviews.

We all do it and it’s become a vital part of our research process, we base our opinion’s on collective information, and this information takes time to gather, and it’s an investment of our energy and commitment to getting the best service. So when we read a review that’s copied and pasted onto a website, do we trust it..??

Do you trust it?

In my honest opinion, after asking so many people this question the collective reply was – ‘I’m not sure, yes…it could be made up’

That’s not particularly trustworthy, and personally it wouldn’t help me make an informed decision. At Jolán Microblading we do put all our reviews onto our website but guess what…they are copied and pasted from Google.

They are all from happy and genuine clients who have taken the time to express their thanks and express their experience from having a Microblading treatment. Their names are real and their comments have all been done in real time.

Now, knowing this – how does that make you feel?

Knowing that so many people have independently take the time to write a review on Google, – NOW do you believe the reviews?


At Jolán Microblading we understand the importance of creating great brows, positive experiences and long lasting results.

What is Hair Stroke Microblading?

There are so many Microblading and brow terms out there that it’s becoming confusing for clients to know what exactly they want. 

There is…

  • Lamination (not semi-permanent make-up)
  • HD brows    (not semi-permanent make-up)
  • Ombré
  • Blade & Shade
  • Combo brows
  • Nanoblading
  • Feather brows
  • Powder brows
  • Microshading
  • Hybrid brows
  • Phibrows

Are you exhausted yet? Phew! I definitely am.

Ok, let me get in here and sift through all these terms in a very quick fashion:

Lamination isn’t semi-permanent make-up but it is a popular brow term and is best for brows with lots of existing hair, it’s chemical based and lasts for a month.

Ombré is when the brow has a tonal change of colour, light at the front and dark at the ends, think of block colouring but Ombré.

Blade & Shade, is when hairstrokes are fused with an undertone of the same colour to create a fuller brow.

Combo brows  are the same as Blade & Shade – not much difference.

Nanoblading, this is hairstrokes but created with a finer tool.

HD Brows is a seven-step eyebrow shaping treatment that focuses on design. It involves a combination of techniques, including tinting, waxing and threading (not semi-permanent)

Feather brows, also known as Microfeathering, is when the Microblading technique is adjusted and individual hairs have more gaps and sparsity between them, they are slightly longer hence creating the term ‘feather’.

Powder brows, can be also known as Pixel brows which provide a soft shading, similar to Ombré, it focuses on natural fading and soft lines with no visible outlines.

Microshading does not tattoo full strokes like Microblading, instead, it fills the whole brow with light pigmentation through the use of a fine tipped needle and a machine.

Hybrid brows are a bit like Blade and Shade but done with a machine where the final look is more powdery but with some hairstrokes.

Phibrows is a Serbian, privately held company, that specialises in permanent make-up. ”Phibrows” is specialised for Microblading and has its own Academy once qualified they become Phibrows Artists.

I’m sure that new techniques will have entered the market by the time you’re reading this, but my advice is..

  • Find a good technician that’s qualified
  • Have a thorough consultation 
  • Like your technician, you’re going to be friends for a long time!
  • Do the research, look at his or her portfolio, this is normally on their website or on Instagram
  • Read the reviews

Your technician will be able to advise you what is best and most importantly will need to LISTEN to what you would like to achieve.

I hope this has helped. X

Microblading Magic.

What age is good for Microblading?

What age is good for microblading? – Well, this is another good question and the simplest answer is that the legal minimum age is 18; young girls these days are SO good at applying make-up – not like when I was growing up. I became a Make-up Artist for editorials and catwalks shortly after this age so I was on my way but, on the whole, this generation are way savvier and with all the Youtube/Insta and TikTok videos that are available out there I say let the eighteen year olds enjoy their brows with make-up.

It’s not until you are in your late twenties that the painstaking and time-exhausting routine of doing your brows every day starts to irritate us all.

If you are eighteen and looking to get your brows microbladed or Ombré’d then please please wait a little longer, I bet your brows look amazing just as they are and if you’re still not convinced, by all means, book a consultation with us and come and discuss what is making you unhappy. You will be given lots of tips and advice but if you are a parent of a minor then my advice is to offer to take your daughter for eyebrow shaping and let the fun of makeup begin.

If you know of anyone who is about to get their brows microbladed and who is younger than the minimum age requirement then please do inform someone.  This is a technical and intricate procedure that should be done by a professional. 

It is also worth adding that the legal age may not apply abroad and I have had many clients who have had their brows done in this way. Be warned, the pigments are different in some countries and so are the ingredients which oxidise to an array of colours that will without doubt definitely need correction, at some point, in the future.

My advice…it’s best to wait, and it’ll be well worth it!

Microblading Magic.

Does Microblading Hurt?

Does Microblading hurt?

This is a question that I get asked literally all of the time, and honestly, it’s a really hard one to answer.

Why? Because we are all individuals and have completely different reactions to everything. Here’s my experience, everyone is absolutely fine ONCE they are relaxed and understand the procedure. I personally think it’s more of a psychological hurdle that, once crossed, becomes a walk in the park, and that’s the difference at Jolán Microblading, we don’t just book you in and do your brows, we educate! 

Knowledge is power and it’s extremely important for our clients to understand all aspects of the treatment. Yes, we want you to relax and enjoy the end result but we believe that in order for you to do that successfully you really need to be educated how this is done and what to expect. Doesn’t it feel good when we understand and know more? Regardless of the topic, when talking to others we often use terms like: “…yeah…it’s totally fine…”. That’s because you KNOW your information.

Microblading, it’s not a term that makes you instantly think of calmness, it has the word “blading” in it, which isn’t calming at all! But that’s not accurate either. It’s not a blade in any shape or form, the tool itself is actually a quarter the size of my little finger nail and it’s shaped like a metal comb.

I always say to my clients: “..Imagine if you run your finger down a comb – what sound would it make? What would each prong do?..”. Once this visualisation is fully understood I then say on a scale of one to ten (ten being having a healthy tooth removed without anaesthetic) you should be at a two and by the very end of the treatment, following all the wiping, possibly a three.  

I find that women who are menstruating can be slightly more sensitive, women who have tattoos tend to fall asleep, and women who “know their stuff” are so relaxed that they are happy to chat and relax.

BUT one thing that is true about everyone, is that when I see you at your top up you are  very different from your first appointment…WHY? Because you KNOW everything, by this point, that there is to know about Microblading and what did I say before?  – KNOWLEDGE IS KEY.

You’re fully equipped with the treatment, aftercare, experience and you already have your beautiful natural brows. It’s more like a social event when I see you next and it’s wonderful to catch up, have a chat and see you so happy.

Does Microblading hurt? I’ll let you be the judge of that. 

Microblading Magic!