Beautician explaining eyebrow feathering technique to a client

What is Eyebrow Feathering?

Brow feathering is gaining popularity by the day and it does not look like a trend that is going anywhere soon. One of the major reasons for its popularity is its perfectly natural styled results. A perfectly arched eyebrow accentuates your face and gives it a look of class, style, and sophistication. It is little wonder that it is called the power brow.

Even if you do not have the eyebrow to make a perfect arch, cosmetic eyebrow feathering is available to achieve and maintain the eyebrow that you want. This means that if you have a thin and patchy eyebrow, you can improve your facial features with this technique.

What is the Eyebrow Feathering Technique?


Using cosmetic tattooing to create hair strokes, the eyebrow feathering technique produces feather-like brows that are full and appear soft, even, and beautifully arched. The technique works by implanting micro-pigments under the epidermis to create fine hairlines on the skin. This procedure is done with a digital machine or a hand tool. To achieve the best results, both devices are sometimes used.

What are the benefits of eyebrow feathering?

Eyebrow feathering has a couple of advantages. For a start, the technique uses pigments and not ink. This means that you do not have to worry that your brows will fade into a green-blue color, which is common with a lot of tattoo inks. Additionally, the microblading device used in the procedure creates individual strokes of hairs that are identical to the natural hairs on the brow instead of one dark thick eyebrow.

What does it cost and how long does it take?

Cosmetologist while doing an eyebrow feathering to a client

Achieving perfectly arched, full brows requires time and money with makeup products. However, you can remove all these when you choose eyebrow feathering. When you have achieved your perfect eyebrow through this procedure, you do not have to worry about spending money and time on makeup again. The time invested in your procedure will depend on a couple of things.

For a start, appointments vary and it depends on your provider. Generally, you can expect to complete the procedure within 40 minutes. Recovery time can take about four weeks but you can expect the pigment to settle within seven days. Your touch-up appointment may be between six to eight weeks after your first appointment.

The touch-up appointment is to refill areas that have flaked or faded. You can darken the color of the pigment or change the thickness of the brow. In terms of cost, you can spend an average of $600, which includes the cost for the initial consultation, procedure, and follow-up appointments.

When choosing a beautician for the procedure, you should be wary of cheap service providers. You need a skilled and trained beautician to perform the eyebrow feathering procedure on you.

Does it hurt?

Eyebrow feathering is not a painful procedure, so you have nothing to worry about in this regard. However, you should be aware that numbing cream will be applied to your brow and surrounding areas before the procedure to minimize any discomfort feeling you may have during the procedure. Some clients have also reported feeling a slight pressure while the microblading is ongoing but this is perfectly normal.

Who can do it?

Eyebrow feathering does not have any age limit. However, some people are more suited for the procedure than others. For instance, if you are pregnant or nursing a child, it is not recommended that you go through the procedure.

Also, if you use extreme active ingredient products, including AHA and retinol, or if you have oily skin, you may not be suitable for the procedure. This is because the pigment will not stay on your skin.