Nano brows and ombre brows are two popular techniques in the world of semi-permanent makeup. Both aim to enhance the natural shape and fullness of your eyebrows, but they differ in technique, appearance, and longevity.
Nano Brows, also known as Nanoblading, utilizes a digital machine with ultra-fine needles (hence the term "nano") to create individual hair strokes that mimic natural eyebrow hairs. Unlike microblading, which uses a manual tool, nanoblading penetrates only the upper layers of the skin, causing less trauma and leading to a more comfortable experience for many clients. The result of nanoblading is a very natural-looking brow, as the pigment is implanted more superficially in the skin. However, due to this superficial implantation, nano brows may require more frequent touch-ups compared to ombre brows.
Ombre Brows, on the other hand, uses a small machine to place tiny dots of pigment into the skin, which gradually builds up color. The result is a slightly more 'filled-in' look, similar to the effect you would get if you used a brow powder or pomade. The name "ombre" refers to the gradient effect this technique creates, with a lighter application of color at the start of the brow that gradually gets darker towards the tails. Ombre brows tend to last longer than nano brows as the pigment is implanted deeper into the skin.
In terms of suitability, nano brows are ideal for those who want a very natural look and have healthy skin. On the other hand, ombre brows are great for those who prefer a more defined, makeup-like appearance and have oily or mature skin.
Always remember to consult with a professional before deciding on any semi-permanent makeup procedure to ensure the best results for your individual skin type and lifestyle.