How Much Do Powder Brows Cost?

Last Updated on December 29, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Semi-permanent make-up has become the trusted ally of many women in the world, has conquered even the most demanding divas in Hollywood, and has become part of their beauty ritual.

Modern semi-permanent makeup techniques have as their main purpose to highlight the beauty of natural features, to create harmony in the architecture of the face, to subtly correct small imperfections, and to highlight the unique qualities of each face. Besides aesthetics, its long-lasting effect is another reason why many choose this beauty procedure.

We could also name this technique color mixing because it is a makeup procedure that the make-up technician uses in the micro-pigmentation of the eyebrow in subtle variations of several shades.

The technician aims to create the look of the eyebrow makeup, one similar to the application of eyebrow shadow, creating the ideal shape and finally obtaining a natural appearance, perfectly harmonious with the whole face. With this technique, you can create eyebrows with the most natural appearance, for you and those around you.

What are powder brows?

The powdered brows technique is the process of inserting an organic semi-permanent pigment under the skin, to achieve a makeup eyebrow appearance, following color mixing applied in degrees. It is also called Powder micropigmentation. The whole technique is done with the help of a pen-type electric machine, in which a sterile disposable needle is inserted that provides maximum precision in creating shadows. Currently, different terms are used to describe this procedure: Nano pixel technique, punctiform or ombré powder technique.

During the procedure, the aesthetician inserts the pigment into the upper layers of the skin, giving it a shade and “stretching” it. Thus, an imitation of makeup is obtained, as if the foundation or brow pencil were applied gently on the surface of the eyebrows. Due to this beautiful smoky effect, the powder brow technique has gained popularity and has become one of the favorite techniques used by women.

The result of this technique is extraordinary. The eyebrows receive an arranged, and natural look. There are no defined shapes and edges, as is typical in classic tattoos or microblading. This technique is suitable for clients who want a natural effect, but a little more pronounced than the variant of thread micropigmentation. It is also recommended for clients who want a discreet makeup eyebrow effect with a perfect shape and symmetry. The most important thing is that the powder brow technique fits absolutely anyone and does not have age restrictions.

How Much Do Powder Brows Cost?

The cost for powder brows costs on average a little under $600, but depending on many factors it can range from $500 to $1,000 per treatment. The powder eyebrows technique includes at least two visits to the salon, one for the treatment and the second for the touch-up appointment. There may be cases when a third visit is needed, but in general, it depends on your type of skin and how it reacts to the pigment.

The price of this procedure, in the United States, will vary from state to state. For example, the average price for powder brows in Jacksonville, Florida is around $500, while in New York City is about $850.

At this price, the aftercare instructions should be included, and usually an aftercare kit too.

At the Brow & Beauty Bar, in Delaware, the cost of Ombre/Powder Brow is just $600.

They assure their clients that the procedure can last from 2 to 5 years. Even so, the powder brow effect depends on some factors such as health conditions, lifestyle, sun exposure, skin type, and so on.

City/State Average Cost Price Range
Seattle, WA $700 $560 – $950
Miami, FL $620 $350 – $1100
Chicago, IL $610 $400 – $1000
Albany, NY $560 $450 – $700
Phoenix, AZ $560 $450 – $775
Tucson, AZ $530 $375 – $650
Cleveland, OH $515 $330 – $700
Salem, OR $505 $400 – $575
San Antonio, TX $505 $300 – $720

How much do ombre powder brows cost?

In general, there is no difference in cost between the ombre brows and regular powder brows. But, as we always recommend, check at the salon or technician you are going to have the treatment done. The difference between these two is in the makeup effect you want.

Additional costs

The consultation cost with the technician can be included in the final cost, but some of them have a separate fee for it. Always check with them for more accurate costs, as it varies from technician to technician, or from salon to salon.

You might also like our articles about the cost of eyebrow threading, brow lifting, or eyebrow tattoos.

This can happen too for the touch-up session. Most of the artists include 2 sessions at the cost listed above, but there are some technicians who may charge extra for the follow-up treatment which takes place after 6 to 8 weeks after the initial session.

If you want more touch-ups to prolong the powdered brow effect, during the first year it will cost around $100 per session. In the next years, the cost may go higher as you may need more pigment and more work.

What are the factors that can influence the price of powder brows?

The cost of powder brows technique depends on several factors such as:

  • The geographical location of the salon, as it depends highly on the living cost;
  • If there is competition in the area; in case there are few technicians expect to have higher prices, while if there are many, the prices will range a lot;
  • The experience of the artist or technician;
  • The type and the quality of the materials used.

How to pick the best technician

Powder Brows Before and AfterTake into account the professionalism, experience, and last but not least, communication with the make-up artist. In order to have satisfactory results, the experience and certification of the artist are the most important. Besides this factor, look for a salon that keeps it safe and healthy.

If the artist meets the conditions above, you can always look for those who are around the average price.

It is also important that the professional you choose is patient, and answers your questions calmly and patiently. Even if he does it every day, for you this whole universe of semi-permanent makeup may be totally unknown.

It is not recommended to use cheap services, as a price that is too low may indicate the incompetence of the artist or savings in pigments, equipment, or sterility conditions, which may cause some risks.

We cannot say with certainty that a service at a low price will produce a 100% positive or negative result. What we can say is that based on our research, in many such cases, correction was necessary.

Final words

Permanent makeup in the powder brow technique is a real “explosion” in the beauty field. This unique micropigmentation technique offers the opportunity to create the most natural eyebrows possible. This is why the technique is highly valued. Even though the price can sound a little high at first, it surely is justified. It is important to listen to the advice of specialists and trust your technician.

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