When shaping your client’s brows, you should always start by looking at their natural brow shape. This will be the shape that best suits their face.

However, to avoid any mistakes, I highly recommend brow mapping, a technique that uses your client’s facial features to create the best shape for their face.
The brow mapping process will be the same for all clients, but the results will be different each time because brow mapping is based on your client’s specific facial dimensions..

Why eyebrow mapping is important 

With eyebrow mapping, you know you’re creating the perfect brow shape for your client’s face. It is a methodical technique to help achieve symmetrical brows, balance the face, and reduce the likelihood of any mistakes.

Why pre-drawing is important

The last thing you want to do is make any mistakes when you’re permanently tattooing a client’s skin. That’s why pre-drawing is crucial. It allows you to show the client the shape of the brows before you start the treatment. They’re then able to make any changes before it’s too late.

You could use pre-drawing during your initial consultation, especially if a client is on the fence about having the treatment. It’s a great way to find out exactly what the client wants, to build trust and to show the client how transformative Microblading can be.

Pre-drawing is also essential for insurance purposes. If a client is unhappy with the results and claims you didn’t carry out the treatment as requested, if you have before and after pictures of the pre-drawing, you have evidence of following good protocol and you will  be protected.

When carrying out the pre-drawing, take into consideration your client’s personality, style, and fashion sense. This will help you achieve the best results possible. Remember this isn’t just a procedure. It’s a happiness service.

How to build and position natural eyebrow thickness

  • These are the ideal measurements you should aim for during you pre-drawing:
  • Thickness: between 0.5cm and 1cm
  • Length: between 5cm and 6cm
  • Arch point: between 3cm and 4cm from the start point
  • Tail length: between 1.5cm and 2cm

Pro Tip: I tend to shape slimmer and shorter during the first treatment. You can always build up the shape during later treatments, but you can’t change the brows if they’re too long and thick and the client is unhappy. The same applies to the colour. I suggest going lighter at first and then building the colour up.

How to mark your eyebrow design

Here, I’ve used a brow measuring 6cm to show you how to mark your design. I’ve also marked out the thickness on the left-hand side. Start at point A and go 6 cm across and mark the end point as C.


How to eyebrow map

Start by marking out the following points on the brow with a brow pencil:

  1. the front (1 in the above picture)
  2. the arch (2 in the above picture)
  3. the tail (3 in the above picture)

The best way to find the front is to place your pencil vertically from your client’s nose dimple to the inner corner of their eye and note where the pencil crosses the brow.

For the tallest part of the arch, draw a line from the dimple of the nose to the brow, bending it diagonally so that it’s in line with the outside of the iris.

To determine where the tail of your client’s brow should end, angle your pencil from the side of your client’s nose to the corner of their eye closest to their ear.

Then connect these points using your pencil. Draw a similar curve around the bottom of their brow. How thick you go will depend on the client’s wishes.

Pro Tip: trim and, if necessary, tweeze the brows before you start drawing to make sure you’re creating the best shape possible. Once you’ve finished drawing, tweeze any hairs that fall outside the lines you’ve created.