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Brows   |   October 07, 2022

Nanoblading Vs. Microblading: Which One Is For You?

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While many eyebrow trends have come and gone in the past few decades, Nanoblading and Microblading have caught worldwide attention. With many beauty experts hyping these two eyebrow procedures, it’s probably time you understand what makes them different so you can figure out which one is best for you. Here is a quick and simple Nanoblading vs. Microblading comparison to help you out.

What Are They?

Both Nanoblading and Microblading are cosmetic eyebrow procedures that aim to improve the aesthetic look of your eyebrows. At BROWZ, both methods are hair stroke techniques used as part of our semi-permanent eyebrow treatments.

Our eyebrow artists use a small hand-held tool to draw fine lines or strokes that replicate natural brow hair. The process involves depositing ink pigments into the top layer of the eyebrow skin, creating natural and defined strokes that perfectly blend into the natural existing brow hair.

What Makes Them Different?

While Nanoblading is very similar to Microblading, their main difference is in the tool used and its supporting techniques. Here are the key features that differentiate Nanoblading from Microblading and vice versa.

The Tool Used

Nanoblading is done using a similar needle device used for Microblading, however it has a single needle which is much finer than those used for microblading. This is where Nanoblading gets its name from this special single “nano” needle.

In Microblading on the other hand, the microblade; the tool used for the procedure, has an array of needles, ranging from 9-14, which are closely placed together to form a blade.


Microblading results are ideal for those who are looking for more coverage or those who prefer a more defined brow shape. It helps enhance the brow arch and create a fuller, thicker yet totally natural brow.

Nanoblading results are lighter and specifically designed to mimic the natural hair. In this technique each stroke is individual and slightly thinner than a microblading stroke, blending in even more with the existing brow – giving a super natural finished result.

Either way, every Nanoblading and Microblading treatment is customized according to your preferred eyebrow shape, and style.

Long-Lasting Nature

Both nano and microblading are semi-permanent techniques and can last more than one year. On average, microblading can last up to 18 months, whereas Nanoblading can last anywhere from 6-12 months.

However, remember that the long-lasting nature of these eyebrow procedures depends on your skin type, lifestyle, and how well you maintain them.


The suitability for each of these procedures depends on your skin type and preference. Normally, Microblading fades significantly faster on oily skin and is mostly suitable for normal to dry skin and those who want a more refined and strong look to their eyebrows. It is also proven to be a better option for those with tiny to medium pores.

Nanoblading is best for those who don’t like the rather redefined or bold look of microblading and want to correct their eyebrows for a more natural enhancement. Also, it’s best for oily skin as it is more resilient to excess oil produced within the pores.

It’s also a healthy pick for those with thick or sensitive skin and those prone to allergies or at risk of developing contact dermatitis or other sensitivities with a procedure like microblading.

People with thin eyebrows, alopecia (a condition that causes hair loss everywhere, including the eyebrows), or those who want a colour correction or cover-up from previous treatments may need to consider Microblading

At BROWZ, we create a bespoke experience for all your treatments taking all elements of you into consideration. If you are unsure about what suits you best, our renowned artists are here to guide you all the way.

Posted By Tapiwa

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