My Microblading Experience with Kristy Jo Studio - Life as Mrs. Wilson

22 May, 2017

My Microblading Experience with Kristy Jo Studio

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that I recently had my eyebrows microbladed by Kristy Strickland at Kristy Jo Studio, and that I am absolutely in love with how it all turned out! I thought I would share my experience and answer a few questions I've been asked as well.

So first off, microblading is basically a semi-permanent technique using a microblading pen-like tool that is dipped in pigment color with hand drawn individual hair-like strokes applied to enhance natural brows.

I've always been a bit self conscious about my eyebrows, so microblading felt like the perfect solution for me. I was really nervous to get it done, but as soon as I got to my appointment, Kristy was so welcoming and helped me feel comfortable. 

She put some numbing gel on me and we talked about what I wanted to accomplish with my brows. Together, we decided on my ideal brow shape and pigment color. After about 20 minutes, we were ready to get started.

I was really surprised when she started microblading because I hardly felt anything. Every so often, she'd ask if I was doing okay and was so caring about my pain levels. Honestly though, I would rate the pain at about a 4/10 at its worst - as in, it never even got to a point where I felt like clenching my fists or asking her to pause for a minute. It did feel a bit more sensitive toward the end, but really wasn't anywhere close to as painful as I thought it would be. Kristy was so kind and sweet, and after a couple of hours, it was time to see the results.
I was so excited when I saw how my brows turned out! I've been a bit leery about microblading because I was afraid of it being too painful or not looking natural enough for my liking, but my experience totally changed my mind on that. It was so amazing to look up close at the detail and see how realistic my brows looked. I could barely differentiate my natural brows from the microblading, which is exactly what I wanted.

As for the healing process, my brows were sensitive for the first 3-4 days and I was a bit concerned at how dark my eyebrows were, but Kristy had told me beforehand that this was to be expected. By day 5, they had lightened up to my ideal color and all tenderness was gone. After about a week, my brows started flaking a bit and got a little itchy, but it wasn't really noticeable. A few days after that I was really loving how they turned out and was so happy that I could just get up in the morning without having to fill in my brows!

6 weeks later I had my touch up appointment and Kristy slightly changed the pigment color for a warmer look and enhanced the shape a bit as well. Afterwards, I seriously couldn't believe how amazing they turned out! I've struggled a lot with self image, especially after getting Bell's Palsy, and getting my eyebrows microbladed has been such a help with that for me.
Kristy offered to help even out my eyebrows, but we decided to to just follow my hairline instead because I am still recovering from Bell's Palsy, so that side of my face should continue to relax more and even out as time goes on. 

To answer a few questions I've received, microblading is semi-permanent, meaning it will last 12-18 months, and following the aftercare can help make it last longer. You can choose for it to be darker than your natural hair color (this is what I did), but may want to tint your brow hair for upkeep after it has healed (Ashlin Hiatt @a.lashandbrow is my favorite esthetician to go to for that!). You can still get your eyebrows microbladed even if you have sensitive skin as long as there are no medical contradictions. The current pricing to get your eyebrows microbladed by Kristy is $250, which also includes the touch up appointment at 6 weeks. If you've had your eyebrows microbladed before, you can still get a touch up from Kristy and prices will be on a case by case basis depending on how much is still left from your work before and if any corrective work needs to be done. Kristy is located in Northern Utah but does come down to St. George every so often for appointments as well. You can contact her at 801-309-6391 to book an appointment!

 

I am in LOVE with my eyebrows now (am I allowed to say that?) and am so glad I got them done by Kristy. It looks so natural and is so practical, especially as a mom. You can find Kristy on Instagram @kristyjostudio to see some amazing before and after pictures of her clients.

  
If you are thinking about getting your eyebrows microbladed, Kristy Strickland is definitely the girl to go to! She is so down to earth, kind, and is amazing at what she does. Now that I've gotten my eyebrows microbladed, I totally wish I would have done it so much sooner. To finally feel comfortable and confident in how my eyebrows look has been 100% worth it!