What are combination brows?

Unsure if you prefer the sharp definition of microbladed brows or the soft, gentle ombré of powder brows? Combination brows gives clients the very best of both worlds!

The procedure, for semi-permanent makeup for eyebrows, uses individually microbladed hair strokes around the edges of the brows, to give definition, while the in-fill of the brows is done using the powder brow device, to give soft and natural shading and fullness.
Combination brows are suitable for people of all ages and skin types, but can be particularly great for those with oilier skin, as the technique lasts for longer than conventional microblading or powder brows.

If you have brows that are very sparse, combination brows offer a natural looking solution, creating brow definition that looks natural and effortless.

Who is suitable for a combination brow treatment?
Do combination brows hurt?
Just like any of the other semi-permanent makeup services offered by Kseniia, she ensures the area is thoroughly numbed before your semi-permanent makeup treatment, making it as pain-free as possible.

You will feel some gentle tugging as Kseniia moves the skin around your brows and pulls it taut, and a gentle drag, as if someone were pulling a ball point pen over your skin. Kseniia will frequently check to ensure that you are feeling comfortable.

In the few hours after your treatment, your brow area may feel a little sore, as if you have mild sunburn. This will quickly disappear.

Retouch and colour boost service for combination brows

If you have had your brows treated with semi-permanent makeup before, Kseniia offers a service to touch up fading brows and boost pigmentation and definition.

A retouch and colour boost costs between £200-£250, depending on how long it has been since your last treatment. Kseniia also offers eyebrow asymmetry correction of permanent makeup.

How much are combination brows?

A combination brows treatment with Kseniia costs £430, including consultation, a pre-treatment patch test, aftercare kit and perfecting session (recommended 4-6 weeks post-treatment).
Before your combination brow treatment

Making sure that your skin is perfectly prepared is the first step to a perfect treatment. Kseniia requests that her clients avoid tweezing, waxing, plucking or any electrolysis on the brow area for a week prior to a treatment.
Clients should avoid the sun, and wear a high-factor sunscreen in the weeks before treatment. Any facials, peels or scrubs should also be avoided for at least two weeks prior to treatment.
Retinol and Vitamin A products should be discontinued for a month before treatment. Botox or dermal filler to the forehead area should be avoided.
Saunas, gyms or running – any workout that leaves you feeling hot and perspiring – should not be done in the 24 hours before your combo brows treatment.
Any skin conditions, such as hyper or hypo pigmentation, dermatitis or eczema should be mentioned before treatment. It doesn't mean that Kseniia won't be able to treat you, but full disclosure of anything that you think may impact your treatment can help to ensure the perfect results.

Looking after your combination brows

Kseniia gives all her clients thorough aftercare advice following their treatment and a complimentary post-treatment aftercare kit to take home.
⠀⠀⠀ Keep the area as dry as possible for 10 days post-treatment – avoid cleaning the area after treatment and if you do have a shower, keep it quick and ensure your brows are kept dry. Kseniia gives all her clients a shower shield in her aftercare kit to keep your brows protected.

⠀⠀ ⠀ Avoid sweating – when you shower, be quick and use cooler water than usual and keep the bathroom well ventilated. Avoid saunas or swimming, and any activity that may cause you to perspire.

⠀⠀ ⠀Avoid using makeup around your brow area. Take extra care when applying foundation to your forehead as this can slide during wear.

⠀⠀ ⠀You will notice your brows progressively darken after treatment. This does not reflect the final outcome. Your brows may also look larger than you anticipated. Again, this is completely normal and a result of some residual swelling in the area. The final look will shrink down and look completely natural, once healed.

⠀⠀ ⠀After a few days, you may notice the pigment beginning to scab and peel. It is extremely important to not pick at the scabs and to let them heal and fall of their own accord. The healing process may feel occasionally itchy, but please do refrain from scratching your beautiful new brows. In your aftercare kit, you will find wipes, cream and applicators to keep your brows at their best and to safely remove any flaking that is ready to drop from your brows.
⠀⠀ ⠀Try and keep your hair away from your brows if possible. If you have a fringe, clip it back and tie long hair away from your face, to avoid strands from catching in your brows.

⠀⠀ ⠀After around 7-10 days, you will find your skin has mostly healed. At this stage, you may notice your brows start to fade – almost like they are about to disappear. Don't worry – again, this is part of the natural healing process. It will take around four weeks before the skin is fully healed and your beautiful new brows will be at their best.

⠀⠀ ⠀At this stage, you may notice some inconsistencies in the pigment – this is completely usual and due to the natural inconsistencies in everyone's skin. This is what your follow up appointment will deal with, by topping up any unevenness and perfecting your beautiful brows.

Have questions or would like a permanent or semi-permanent makeup consultation? Contact Kseniia's Gerrards Cross beauty lounge now:
12 Station Road, Gerrards Cross