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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Harvard chapter.

Microblading is a process in which a technician makes tiny cuts into your eyebrows and fills them with semi-permanent ink. This is done to give you perfect eyebrows that last for about a year or so. If you’re like me, and you weren’t blessed with bold eyebrows, this is a great solution. It saves you the time and the frustration of trying to get your eyebrows to match in the mornings. 

1. The horror of looking up the prices that microbladers charge.

This part! Killer eyebrows aren’t cheap. Microblading costs range from $400-$800. And if someone’s prices seem too good to be true, they might be! After all, this is your face- and this is not a procedure you want someone to cut corners on. 

2. The nervousness you feel as you pull up to your appointment. 

You did plenty of research on this procedure online. And you’ve stalked your technician’s Instagram, Yelp, and Groupon comments. But you’re still worried, and rightfully so. Your eyebrows are very important, and you don’t want them to be jacked up.

3. The pain you feel as cuts are made in your face. 

Okay, so they will numb your eyebrows, and this definitely helps. But let’s face it, they are still making tiny cuts into your face. You’ll at least feel some kind of stinging. And you’re just going to have to toughen this up, especially if you have a low pain tolerance. But no pain, no gain…right?

4. The satisfaction of your bold new brows

When your technician is finished, you’ll look into the mirror at stunning, perfect brows. Like seriously beautiful. The kind you’d get after spending too much time with your eyebrow pencil in front of the mirror. 

5. Slight irritation during the healing process. 

Your brows will feel uncomfortable for the next few days. There’ll be mild itching that you can’t scratch, as well as a sunburnt feeling. But this is part of the process. 

6. Panic as your brows flake off and fade away 

Even when you follow all of the post-care instructions, your brows will start to peel off. Even though your technician has given you a heads up, you can’t help but panic. You’ll wonder, “did I throw all my money away?? Is this supposed to happen?” And yes, your new perfect brows will scab and peel off. And underneath, the brows will look too thin and too light. 

7. Relief as your brows finishes healing. 

Finally, after having constantly checked the mirror for days, you’ll notice your brows start to look more normal. The pigment will get darker, and you’ll see the brows you dreamed of having.

8. Jubilation at not having to draw your brows on every day.  

After your entire healing process is finished, you’ll know that it was worth it. You’ll wake up in the morning with brows on your face. You can put down your Anastasia Brow Pomade, and step out of the house with your brows on fleek. 



Akosua. Junior at Harvard studying History and Science with a secondary in Sociology. Follow me on Instagram: @akos_frema
I am a senior at Harvard College studying Applied Mathematics with a specialization in Economics, and I am planning on getting a language citation in Spanish. I am currently a co-president and campus correspondent of Harvard's chapter of Her Campus! I am also a committee chair of a student organization that works with University Health Services called HealthPALs (Peer Advisors and Liaisons). Additionally, I am a member and co-director of service in OAASIS (Organization of Asian American Sisters in Service). Apart from that, I spend a lot of my time as a Learning Lab Undergraduate Fellow at the Harvard Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. I am also the co-founder of a project at the Office of Diversity of Inclusion at Harvard. I am super passionate about math, health, and higher education! In my free time I love to work out, experiment with makeup and fashion, visit museums, and try new foods!