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Powder Brows: The Ultimate Salon Guide

A new year is just around the corner. Why not start it off right by feeling fantastic about yourself and stop struggling your eyebrows every day. This is especially true for those who must get up extra early just to draw and fill them in. Even worse, if you are in a hurry, your eyebrows can end up looking uneven, messing up your entire makeup routine. Who wants to deal with this day in and day out?

Well, if you’re looking for a better way to start the upcoming new year and maintain your eyebrows, unDONE Salon offers the ultimate cosmetic solution to make life simple again. That’s why we’d like to provide you with everything you want to know about powder brows.

Powder Brows – A Wonderful Solution

Sick and tired of drawing and filling in your eyebrows? While there are several options out there to choose from, powder brows can provide you with a soft powdery finish that looks like you’ve just powdered your eyebrows (hence the name).

The Difference Between Microblading & Powder Brows

At unDONE Salon, we get asked this question a lot, so here goes:


As somewhat of an invasive procedure, microblading is the process of tattooing natural hair strokes onto your eyebrows. This includes the beginning, arch, and tail. This form of permanent makeup is done manually and with a tool called a microblader that consists of a blade formed of tiny needles that cut hair-like strokes into the skin, much like a paper cut. Once this process is complete, a medical-grade pigment is applied to seep into the small, open wounds.

Powder Brows

Powder brows, on the other hand, are achieved using an electric pen with a small needle at the end that isn’t as sharp or pointy as a microblading tool. A trained and certified expert will then use this tool to puncture the skin lightly to deposit medical-grade color on top of your natural brow shape to provide you with an even and equal look. The best part? Powder brows provide you with a natural, more subtle look that just about everyone will love.

Who’s A Good Candidate For Powder Brows?

If you have grown tired of drawing and filling in your eyebrows, you are going to love the powder brow solution. It’s the best treatment option for those who have some hair yet need more color and depth for a fuller effect. Even better, everyone is a potential candidate for powder brows because they don’t hurt as much as brows that are microbladed and can last up to 2-4 years.

The Powder Brows Process

The powder brows process includes several steps to achieving the perfect look:

Consult & Cleaning

At unDONE, our certified powder brow expert, Annie Bradshaw, will talk with you about the look you want to achieve. During this time, we recommend wearing your usual brow makeup. Next, the area around your eyebrows will be thoroughly cleaned.


The area around your eyebrows will be covered with a topical anesthetic. This will be left on for approximately 20 minutes to numb the entire area to be treated.

Choosing Your Pigment Color

Together you and our certified powder brow expert will choose the best pigment color for your eyebrows based on your individual hair and skin color.

Measuring & Mapping

The area of your eyebrows will be measured, taking into account your face shape, symmetry, features, etc. An outline will be drawn on, and once approved by you, the application process starts.


Our trained and certified powder brow expert will create natural-looking eyebrows using an electric pen to lightly deposit medical-grade pigment on top of your natural brow shape to provide you with an even and equal look, after which the eyebrow area will be cleaned.

Touch up

Once your powder brows have fully healed, a touch-up appointment will be booked for filling in any gaps where the pigment didn’t take or heal properly.

Powder Brows Aftercare

The powder brow procedure isn’t as painful as microblading. Even more, a trained and certified expert will apply a topical anesthetic to alleviate any discomfort during the process. After the treatment, your brows will look much darker and fuller than normal. Rest assured, however, that your brows will fade to a softer, more natural color after 7-10 days.

Even more, you will be sent home with a list of aftercare instructions along with a specialized cleanser and protective oil to be used on your eyebrows twice a day, starting the same evening as the procedure.

Keep in mind that the healing process for powder brows is different for everyone. Most people experience a little swelling and redness after the procedure, but this should subside within a few days. It’s also important to note that the result will look approximately 50% darker than your desired look. This is completely normal and will lighten within 4-10 days. Your true eyebrow color will be visible within a month after the procedure.

During the healing process, you may also experience a degree of scabbing. This is completely normal, but you must avoid picking at any scabs at all costs as it can create an uneven look. To make the most out of your procedure, it’s important to follow the aftercare process recommended by our powder brow expert along with the following things:

  • Don’t touch the treated area without washing your hands thoroughly. The last thing you want to do is introduce bacteria to the eyebrow area. The same goes for any cotton swabs, Q-tips, or anything else that comes into contact with your brows. You should also make sure to sleep on a clean pillowcase. Our powder brow expert recommends using a silk one.
  • Do not rub, scratch, or pick the healing area. Allow it to flake off on its own so that it doesn’t damage your skin or affect the powder brow results.
  • When you wash your face, always use a gentle, antibacterial soap, and never scrub. Instead, gently cleanse the area and rinse with cool water, and pat dry.
  • Avoid any facial treatments, sun exposure, sweating, hot tubs, or swimming until the area treated is completely healed.

Powder Brow Benefits

Powder brows are the most popular semi-permanent technique in the world because it’s good for all skin types. If you have thin brows or no brows at all due to overplucking or genetics, powder brows will save you time and money to draw and fill in your brows.

Furthermore, you can personalize the look of your eyebrows by making them lighter or darker, depending on your personal preferences. This subtle color transformation will help add depth to your eyebrows while looking natural in the process. Additional benefits include:

  • You receive a long-lasting solution.
  • You get a natural, subtle look without the work.
  • It’s suitable for just about anyone.
  • Ideal solution for thin or blonde brows.
  • Virtually painless with no downtime.
  • Brows stand up to high heat.
  • Suitable for those with oily skin.

What You Should Know Before Treatment

Preparing for a powder brow treatment doesn’t start when you enter our salon. Instead, you should prepare ahead of time knowing the following things:

  • On the day of your appointment, make sure to wear your normal makeup and bring photos of the look you want to achieve.
  • Do not drink caffeine or alcohol at least 48 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Avoid waxing, tanning, or tinting your eyebrow area for at least three days before your appointment.
  • Avoid any anti-aging treatments, such as microdermabrasion, lasers, chemical peels, or facials, at least two weeks before your appointment.
  • Do not get any facial injections at least one month prior to the procedure.

Powder Brows Boise

At unDONE, we hope this provides you with a helpful overview of what to expect with powder brows and whether or not they are the right treatment option for you. Want to learn more? Contact our trained and certified powder brow expert, Annie Bradshaw, at (208) 589-1501. She would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have via text or phone call. Even more, you view some of her most recent work on Instagram.

See you soon!

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