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How To Choose The Right Microblading Blade

Pro-tips on choosing the right microblades and microblading needles

The final result of a good and quality microblading work that creates a name for the company and reputation is the job well done. The happy and satisfied clients will recommend the work of the salon and the technician that did their brows, and that is something that any company wants for their growth. But achieving the best results is connected to many things. From the educated and skilled technicians to the quality tools, equipment, and good relationship with the customer, the entire process involves more than just the fixed work on the brows.

As the microblading is quite a catchy process, that requires a steady hand and excellent equipment, satisfying the wishes of your customer can be done by a different approach in doing the microblading. And that approach has a lot to do with the needles itself.

Choosing the right microblading needles involves different things that should be very well considered. Here are some tips that will come useful for all of the microblading masters out there:

  1. Do the research and always check the condition of the microblading blades/needles

Whether being just a beginner or a pro at the microblading process, finding the right microblading supplier, needles and blades can be a challenging thing. This means that analysing and understanding which ones are best for a specific treatment goes a long way, including a research and consults. Sometimes, during the educational training, the technicians are being introduced to different options, but there are times when you are left to do the discovery on your own. The visual tests that are done on a piece of paper can deliver almost identical results, but in the practice, the results show quite different looks. The two things that define the different outcomes during a real process are the pigment and the pressure. The pigment, under different pressure, can provide different looks and different results. The pressure, the one that the technician is putting on the blade, is what affects the pigment and the final look. Another thing that concerts the needles and blades directly is the poor fixation. This can result in putting two strokes instead of the desired one. That is why it is highly recommended for the technicians to always check the needles and the blades before every treatment. The different thickness of the skin can play with the performance of the needle and the blade.

These are some helpful tips:

  • The needles should be kept 90 degrees to the skin, without drawing to the sides;
  • Pressing gently and slowly equally relieves the pressure to the ends;
  • Thinner needles are used to thinner skin and hairs, while thicker needles for thicker skin and hairs.
  • Flexible needles are great for the very thin skin and require gentle pressure.
  • Always use stainless steel needs with good quality.
  • Check the position and fixation of the needle with your nail – it should not move.


  1. Choose the right thickness of the blade

What makes a great difference among the blades is that the thinner blades are sharper than the thicker blades. The thinner needles, stand closer together and with that, make the entire blade sharper. The space between the needles also defines the look of the hair strokes. Those who are opting for a fuller look should use the thinner blade as it provides crispy lines.

  1. The art of filling and checking the strokes

Microblading is a process that cannot be done with only one treatment. This affects greatly the desired color of the brows. However, the blades here have an important role. When trying to get darker strokes, it is suggested to use blades with fewer needles. The pigment can be more easily and more precisely implanted in these blades and filling the strokes is much better done with these types of needles.

  1. The flexibility of the needles

As mentioned above, the flexibility of the needle is very important for the final and desired look. Although the market today offset different needles for different budgets, the best ones are ether form plastics or from stainless steel. To be more precise, these materials are used to cover the needles basis. The main difference between these two types of needles is that the flexible needles are covered with plastic, while the hard needles are covered in stainless steel. Most of the beginners in this area find the flexible needles harder to adjust and control, but they are excellent for feeling and reaching the right depth. The lack of pressure and consistency when using these needles can result in double or dull lines. 

On the other hand, the hard needles are easier to control but there is a risk of going deeper into the skin. These needles are especially good for the thicker skin with visibly larger pores, but not good for the thin and sensitive skin. The hard needles are also considered as expert needles and the pro masters can work them without a sweat. For the rest, the flexible needles are the suggested choice.

  1. The look

The different head shape and the eye position results in a different look of the brows. Some like their brows thinner, thicker, feathery, arched, etc. The different looks of the brows can be achieved while working with different needles. There is a difference in the needles used for strokes and those for shading.

When it comes to needles for strokes, the choice falls on the technician itself. “U” shaped needles are the best chosen to achieve curved strokes and back/forth filling method. The smaller angled ones are better for touch-ups and shorts strokes, while the bigger ones are great for longer strokes, filling, and outlining. 

When it comes to shading, the mini shaders are excellent for outlining, achieving the "dots" effect, and shading smaller areas. The bunch type needles are those used for providing the more opaque powder effect. The double shaders are good for the whole brow ombre effect.