When did we become so obsessed with having perfect eyebrows? Since Cara rocked up with her flawless set, the world - myself included - has been desperate for a thick, bushy pair to match. Whether you like them perfectly arched, feathered or full, Microblading is the answer. It’s effectively an embroidery of small, precise strokes to mimic real hair.
I’ve come to see Amanda Huynh in her self-owned boutique salon to try it out. I’m hoping she can fill out my brows and relieve me of having to fill them in each morning with makeup. I’m having a lash lift done at the same time, so Amanda starts with a patch test for both. She then cleanses the brow area and applies a numbing cream that will work it’s magic while Amanda works hers on my lashes. She uses LVL Nouveau Contour products during the treatment which involves breaking down the natural structure of the lash, before rebuilding it around a new mould. Amanda finishes with a lash tint.
She then moves onto the brows. Amanda uses a special Microblading pen - a new one is unwrapped from its sterile packaging each time - to methodically draw on hair-like strokes in a similar manner to tattooing. Unlike having a tattoo, however, the procedure is completely pain-free and very quick. After the treatment Amanda advises me to keep my brows dry for a week and provides an aftercare balm.
I leave her salon with fuller, perfectly shaped brows, and lashes that now need no mascara at all. The brows should last up to 18 months and the lashes up to six weeks. I will definitely be back for both again.
Helen Brown - Absolutely Magazine
Until my visit to Amanda I had virtually no eyebrows left. I had filled them in for years with a whole host of products that wear off. I was apprehensive about micro blading as I thought it would be painful until a friend told me otherwise. I looked for someone local to me and Amanda had great reviews. No wonder, she immediately puts you at ease, it feels like you have known her ages, she explains the process, shows you the pencilled new shape, shows you the colour match choices now and how the colour will look after a week. I felt absolutely nothing throughout. You can hear a tiny scratching sound but no pain and its really quick. I wish I had done it years ago. The results are truly amazing. They are a great shape now with good coverage. I have a really good magnifying mirror and the blend between my natural eyebrows and the micro blade is truly amazing. I would definitely recommend Amanda.
This visit was for my top up of my Microblading, as per my previous visit Amanda makes you feel welcome & at easy! She is so professional as well as friendly. She talked me through the treatment & during it asked me on many ocassions was I ok. I'm so happy with the final result & would 100% recommend this treatment to somebody. The before & after affects are amazing even my boyfriend noticed how they looked. Thank you Amanda
My lashes look fabulous so long and thick exactly the look I wanted. Beautiful and calm salon, Amanda was very friendly and professional I will definitely be going back.
It was my first visit to Amanda but certainly won't be my last! The salon is gorgeous and and Amanda made me feel very relaxed. She completed all my treatments to a high standard and was very quick but very thorough with the waxing. I truly felt like I'd been pampered!
Very professional, top quality and so relaxing
I am so happy with the eyebrow microblading and microshading treatment. Amanda has amazing attention to detail and really took the time to make sure I was happy with how my brows would look. I had heard from friends that have had microblading that it would be painful, however I experienced no pain at all with Amanda's treatment. My brows have never looked better and I don't have to wear any eyebrow makeup now! Life changing!
Absolutely delighted with my lashlift by Amanda (already had my second). The salon is lovely - very calm and relaxing. Amanda is knowledgeable and just an all round gem. Cannot recommend more highly! :)
I have referred friends and will continue to do so. Great salon
Amazing service and wonderful treatment.
I'm so pleased to have found Amanda. Finding someone you can trust will do an amazing job every time is so valuable when it comes to beauty! I highly recommend her. Thank you Amanda!