Expert Microblading technician based in Fulham, London.
Laura Kate was trained by the best in the business - Phibrows and at Harley Street. With 13 years of beauty industry experience, you can be assured that you are in the most talented, skilled and safe hands.
Microblading enhances and changes your face
Eyebrows are so important as they define and shape faces.
Three years ago, Laura Kate realised how effective Microblading was in enhancing faces in a natural looking way. The combination of her extensive makeup expertise and Microblading technical skills, results in perfect eyebrows.
Clients are delighted when they see their fuller, neater and more shaped brows.
Laura Kate is so pleased to be able to make such a difference to her clients' confidence.
Natural fine feathery strokes to mirror natural brows
Microblading is a specialised form of semi-permanent tattooing where pigment is placed underneath the surface of the skin in fine feathery individual strokes to mirror natural hair.
The Microblading strokes completely blend in to give a much fuller and neater effect to the brow.
Microblading giving structure and lift
Microblading effect gives structure and lift to the face, and makes a huge difference to the clients appearance and confidence.
Microblading requires precision, care and talent
Most people don’t realise what an exact art Microblading is.
Take a look at this video and see Laura Kate's precision and care in action.
Please also look at the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Filming credit to Enes Visuals. (Video made before Covid)
Microblading - FAQs
Does microblading hurt?
During the appointment you may feel a scratching sensation and you may feel stinging from the dye and anaesthetic gel being applied, but after this it is virtually pain free. It is likened to the pain of waxing or plucking your brows - very tolerable considering the result.
What brow options are there and what will suit me?
During the consultation we will discuss how you would like your brows to look and I will draw them on for you to see how they look and make sure you're totally happy before we start. My main aim is to enhance your natural brow shape, and in most cases give the brow more thickness, arch and density, to the give the most natural and best result.
Can I have Microblading done with Laura Kate if I've had previous microblading done elsewhere?
I will only go over someone else's work if there are no visible strokes left, and the pigment is very faded. Going over another artists work means I have to follow their shape and stroke direction, which a lot of the time would not be how I would do it if I was working on fresh brows, which ends up giving a result that I'm not completely happy with. Powder brows is a great option for covering up faded PMU as its denser in pigment, or you can also get a few removal sessions done prior. If you have had previous PMU you MUST book in for a consultation before booking a treatment so I can assess the brows.
How long will the microblading last?
Microblading can take years to completely exit the skin. Top ups are recommended every 1-2 years if the skin is normal to dry. If you have oily skin then it is recommended to have a top up appointment roughly every 12 months. The longevity of the microblading is different from client to client depending on skin type, skin care, sun exposure, oil in the skin, aftercare etc. The microblading must be around 40%-50% faded before having a top up.
How long is the procedure?
The initial microblading appointment will last 2 hours, the retouch appointment lasts a maximum of 1 hours.
What is the microblading pre care?
24 hours prior don't take any pain killers
24 hours prior don't drink alcohol or caffeine
Avoid the sun for 4 days prior to treatment
Make sure you don't have fake tan or sun burn on treatment are
No botox for 4 weeks before or after treatment
Do not dye your brows for 4 weeks prior
Stop using retinols or peels 4 weeks prior
Do not have facials or LED treatments for 4 weeks prior
What is the microblading after care?
On the first day:
Within half an hour of treatment wipe the brows with gently backwards and forwards with sterile water. Pat dry and apply a pea sized amount of gel after
Repeat this process every 2 hours between 3-5 times (until the excess pigment has been removed and the cotton pad has no pigment residue on it after wiping)
For 14 days:
Keep the brow area as cool and as dry as possible
No gym, saunas, steam rooms or swimming pools
Keep the brows out of direct sunlight
Apply a pea sized amount of gel on the brows in the evening for 7 days after treatment
Do not pick or scratch the flakes
Do not to get the brows wet
Who cannot have microblading?
You cannot have microblading if:
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
Have any infection blood disease e.g: HIV or Hepatitis A, B or C
Are prone to keloid scaring or hyper pigmentation
Are five weeks pre or post radiotherapy/chemotherapy treatment
Are epileptic and have experienced a seizure in the last two years
Are taking Warfarin or any other blood thinning medication
Are taking Antabuse or Roaccutane within 6 months of treatment date
Have a cold sore, fever blister or skin disorder on the area to be treated
Have previously tattooed/heavily microbladed eyebrows
Are under the age of 18
Can crisp microblading strokes be guaranteed?
Yes I use a microblading technique that will achieve the finest and crispest stokes possible, however microblading is semi permeant and over time the strokes do soften and lose their crispness. This is something that is unavoidable but happens faster with oilier skin types (this is why powder brows is a more recommended treatment for oily skin).
What will my microblading look like over time?
As microblading is semi permanent you will notice over time the microblading will gradually lighten and fade, you will also notice the strokes looking softer and less crisp, this is normal as the pigment fades. It is very important to remember that you must wait until the colour is roughly 50% faded before coming back for a 1-2 year top up. If you have lots of pigment in the skin and have a top up, you end up losing the definition between the strokes and it doesn't look as natural.
I have oily skin, can I get microblading done?
Yes but there are a couple of things to bare in mind if you have oily skin: The strokes will look crisp straight after treatment, however they will soften and sometimes blur after the healing process and also more quickly that normal - dry skin over time. In cases of very oily skin the brows can look more like Ombre Powder Brows once healed, rather than crisp Microblading strokes, this is unavoidable due to skin type. Oily skin will also need more regular Top Up treatments which could be as often as every 8-12 months depending on how much oil is in the skin. In the case of very oily skin its recommended to have the Powder Brows instead of Microblading as it gives a better healed result that lasts longer.
Should I get my brows waxed before microblading?
It can be preferable to let the brows grow out before the appointment so I can see where the hair naturally grows. I will tidy them up on the day of the appointment.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.