Beauty and the Blade
Microblading is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin. Microblading is perfect for those who have sparse brow hair and would like a very natural looking brow with individual hair strokes.
NOT suitable for thin/aging skin
Microblading with Shading (Combo Brows)
The same microblading procedure takes place, however we add shading throughout the brow to add depth and definition. This can either be done by using a machine, which we use in ombré brows for a more powdered healed effect, or by using a manual technique for a softer shade.
NOT suitable for thin/aging skin
Ombré Brows (Powder Brows)
Powder Ombré gives a light to dark ombré look; lighter at the front of the brow and progressing to a darker tail. It gives a softer powder makeup look that is still natural looking.
This is a preferred look for those that wear more makeup and would like a more dramatic look.
This technique combines machine shading (powder brows) with manual microbladed hair strokes in the fronts of the brows to create a multidimensional looking brow.
Hybrid Brows are a great choice for clients that are used to filling in their eyebrows most days with makeup. Clients who are used to makeup will find that microblading alone is not enough impact and will continue to add makeup for added drama.
This is for clients who have had microblading done previously elsewhere and are in need of a correction or have old microblading from another artist and are in need of a refresher.
Please send a photo of your current brows with no makeup on before booking.
Hair is removed in the early anagen (growing) stage at 1/8 inch or less in the natural direction of growth.
This can be done a few days after shaving!
Extraction in the growing stage allows the hair to stay void of the follicle for a longer period of time. Hair grows in finer and diminishes over a period of time. This allows for longer time between appointments, with less discomfort, less breakage and less irritation.
Our products are completely natural skin conscious with no ureas, parabens or petro ingredients. There are no chemical additives, no wax resins, no essential oils, which means our sugar pastes could be deliciously edible. Additives can cause adverse reactions for some individuals.
Henna brows are a form of eyebrow tinting that is used to stain the skin beneath the brow hairs. The purpose of this is to cast a shadow or create an illusion of depth and fullness in the area, visually filling in any sparseness.
Henna is a natural dye made from a plant known as hina or the henna tree. Henna has been around since ancient Egyptian times when it was used for many purposes such as dyeing hair, clothes, fabrics and as make up.
The process for henna brows is very similar to henna colouring methods you may see in traditional Indian culture, however the shades have been formulated to cater for eyebrow tones.
Using a medical grade scalpel, removing between 20/30 layers of dead skin cells, black heads, clogged pores and vellus hair (peach fuzz) are removed from the surface of the face.
Exfoliating the outermost layer of 'skin junk' yields a brighter, smoother looking complexion. This allows for procedures such as chemical peels and microneedling to increase in strength, as well as deeper penetration of skin care products.
At Beauty and the Blade we want you to feel at your best before a big event or night out. We ask that you find some "pinspiration" and bring along a specific example of a look you would like to achieve. All makeup applications include a set of false strip lashes.
Starting at $70
Please send us a clear photo of your brows with no makeup on, taken in good lighting, unless absolutely necessary you will not need to come into the studio, consults can be done over email.
Lucy Anderson, artist and owner of Beauty and the Blade, has always had a passion for beauty and makeup. After beginning her studies in the UK and then coming to Canada, she continued following her dream of helping others. Lucy completed her makeup artistry, and went on further to train under Leanne Kuhn of Ink and Arch Academy for microblading and Ombré brows. Since then, she has established herself in the world of beauty by providing makeup and microblading in the Okanagan, creating the perfect eyebrow is her passion!
Lucy sees this industry as a playground for continuous growth. She is up to date with all of the latest beauty tips and tricks, as well as new ways to expand her skills and knowledge.