Microblading Eyebrows
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A set of microblading before and after photos speaks for itself on how transformative the procedure can be for pencil-thin brows. The process of tattooing small hair-like strokes into the skin fills in sparse spots and enhances the shape of the brow arch, giving you the eyebrows you've always wanted—and saving you time from using a pencil and gel to groom them every morning.

Now that you're sold on getting your eyebrows microbladed, Googling, "How much does microblading cost?" is the natural next step before finding a salon that performs the service in your area. InStyle turned to celebrity makeup artist and microblading processional Daniel Chinchilla to find out how much you can expect to pay to get your eyebrows microbladed.

The answer is that you can't put a set price on microblading your eyebrows. There's a number of factors that determine on how much you'll be charged including location, the artist's experience, and the materials they use to perform the service, but there is a general price range to give you an idea of how much you'll have to budget for your new brows. "The general price range of microblading usually depends on your location, and can range anywhere from $250-$1000," says Chinchilla. "It also depends on who you go to. Artists that have built a brand are usually the ones that charge more because you're paying for the artist, and their reputation of doing flawless brows."

It probably seems like the more you pay, the better the results, but Chinchilla says that isn't always the case. "In my opinion, higher prices don't always mean better results, but they do usually mean that the artist is more experienced," he explains. "Also, its sometimes better to pay a little more because the artist is most likely using better tools and pigments for the procedure."

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Generally, the cost of microblading includes a consultation to decide on brow shape and tint, a sketch of the shape, numbing the brow area, and the actual microblading. "Once we're all done, I talk to the client about what you can expect while healing, along with the dos and dont's of having microbladed brows," says Chinchilla. "The procedure takes about 2.5 hours total, and completely worth it!"

Since microblading is semi-permanent sometimes touch ups are needed in-between appointments. Chinchilla says that typically clients will come in six weeks following their first appointment. Depending on where you go, the touch up will be included in the initial price or can cost around $100.

It's understandable that cost is a big factor when it comes to choosing where to get your brows microbladed, but it's more important to do a lot of research on potential artists to make sure the person microblading your brows is experienced enough to customize the brows to your individual face shape.