The best microblading specialists in Canberra

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Foundation Beauty Therapy, one of Canberra’s most recommended microblading salons. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

If you’re tired of taking time every morning to fill in your brows to look your best, microblading could be for you.

Microblading is sometimes referred to as 3D brows, feather touch, brow embroidery, or microstroking. It’s a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo technique. A qualified technician uses an extremely fine needle to create hair-like strokes. In doing so, they fill in thin or uneven brows or darken light brows. Results are full and natural-looking brows that flatter your face without the need for makeup.

If you’ve ever considered microblading, you’ll understand the importance of choosing the right technician. You’ll want one who provides quality treatment and advice.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a microblading service, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great microblading specialist?

Choosing the right microblading service will ensure you don’t end up with crooked, unflattering eyebrows.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a microblading service.

  • Formal training and experience. Ask your microblading technician about their training and experience. Also check their portfolio online. This will give you an idea of their work.
  • Individualised approach. Select a microblading technician who works with your unique face shape. They’ll carefully shape for flattering results. You don’t want eyebrows that are too thick or thin, long or short, or high or low for your face.
  • Quality aftercare. Microblading is similar to traditional tattooing. This means aftercare is critical. Your technician should talk to you about the healing process. They should also recommend products to use.
  • Well priced. Like many beauty treatments, you often get what you pay for. That being said, no one wants to be overcharged. Look for a technician who charges a fair rate for services.
  • Clean studio. You’ll want a microblading studio that is clean, neat and organised, to avoid infection or hygiene problems. Your microblading technician should use sterile equipment.

The best microblading specialists in Canberra

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Foundation Beauty Therapy

Foundation Beauty Therapy—a salon for women by women—are experts at non-surgical services, including microblading.

The caring team at Foundation Beauty Therapy are pioneers in cosmetic tattooing, including eyebrow, lip blush, and freckles.

Owner Perrie, a qualified permanent make up artist, leads a team that customises services to each client, creating the right shapes and colours.

Foundation Beauty Therapy also offers non-laser cosmetic tattoo removal.

The salon uses the best TGA-approved devices, and quality, vegan Australia-made beauty and make-up brands. Therapists always follow a strict hygiene and cleanliness regime.

Liza Tozer wrote on Google, “I've been a customer of Foundation Beauty for many years and love their work! I've had various treatments, including waxing, massage, and eyebrow tinting.”

Feathered Brow Studio

Feathered Brow Studio specialises in custom-designed eyebrows that beautifully frame and give definition to the face. Services include Ombre Powder brows, a semi-permanent styling technique that lasts four to six weeks. This versatile treatment is perfect for those who like the soft “fluffy” look. Feathered Brow Studio provides precision shaping for those with fuller brows, and lamination services. The studio also trains for those who want to provide brow services.

Angela Marshall wrote on Facebook, “100% recommend.”

Dove MUA

Dove specialises in brows, makeup, skin and tanning services. Microblading is performed to the highest hygiene standards. Care is always taken to shape brows to each face shape, skin tone and brow colour.

Kat Katsoulis wrote on Google, “Have been going to dove for years and she never disappoints … Dove is super lovely to talk to and is so welcoming. She always goes above and beyond with her service every time I come in. She is the brow queen!”

New York Brow Lounge

Marina is a microblading expert who mastered her craft in New York City. After returning to Canberra, she opened the New York Brow Lounge, bringing a slice of the big apple to Australia’s capital. Marina’s goal is to help clients achieve the brows they’ve always wanted. She understands that everyone has personal preferences and goes above and beyond to make clients happy with beautiful brows.

On RiotACT, Sarah Jane wrote, “Marina was so professional, knowledgeable and friendly – I immediately felt like I was in good hands. She took the time to listen to what I wanted and was a total perfectionist which I loved! If you’re thinking about microblading I couldn’t recommend New York Brow Lounge. Marina really is the best of the best.”

Beautify Hair and Beauty Salon

Beautify Hair and Beauty Salon offers an extensive range of treatments, including cosmetic tattooing, facials, waxing, manicures and massage. The salon’s microblading service fills in gaps and adds weight and structure to brows. It also uses the latest techniques to create seamless, natural-looking results.

On Google Beate Oberprieler wrote, “The microblading eyebrow tattoo was the best thing I ever done … There was no discomfort during the treatment at all and the outcome was amazing.”

Inya Beauty and Cosmetic Tattoo

Inya Beauty and Cosmetic Tattoo offers qualified and experienced cosmetic tattoo artistry, laser tattoo removal and beauty therapies. The clinic specialises in laser tattoo removal and advanced eyebrow tattoo procedures, including feather, ombre, and powder techniques. Clients have skin undertones and colours evaluated for the best colour and approach. Inya is a member of the Association of Cosmetic Tattoo (ACT).

On Google, Dianne Holland wrote, “I recently got my eyebrows tattooed and I’m loving them.”

If you’re looking for more information on beauty treatments in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best eyelash extensions, best nail salons, best facial specialists and best waxing salons Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with microblading specialists in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any of the microblading specialists listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is microblading tattooing?

Microblading is a tattooing technique. Trained technicians use a small handheld tool with several tiny needles to apply a semi-permanent pigment to your brows.

Is microblading permanent and does it hurt?

Microblading isn’t permanent. It’s semi-permanent and how long it lasts depends on your skin type. Some microblading technicians say it lasts anywhere from 12 to 18 months. Then you might need a top up. Microblading can be a bit uncomfortable for some and more uncomfortable for others, depending on your tolerance levels.

What happens if my treatment goes wrong?

Before you select a microblading technician, talk to them about how they fix matters should something goes wrong. Ask how they’ll correct the shape of your brows.

What are the advantages of microblading?

Microblading saves you time tending to your brows every morning so they look amazing. It gives you a red carpet look all day, every day.

How much does microblading cost?

This varies depending on the amount of work your brows need and how much your microblading studio charges. Ask about initial microblading costs and top-up costs. Get a quote in advance.

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Marina is the best!!! I couldn’t recommend her enough!
Backstory: I had thought about microblading for a long time but couldn’t find anyone who could create the realistic and natural looking brows that I wanted. A friend from Canberra got her brows down with Marina at New York Brow Lounge and shortly after sent me some before and after photos of the results. They were amazinnnng, so I checked out Marina’s portfolio on the website and the review on Facebook and was impressed by the quality of her work. I booked in an appointment with Marina shortly afterwards and flew all the way from Melbourne (where i’m based) to get mine done with her too. My brows were really thin and uneven from overplucking but once Marina was finished with them, they looked absolutely stunning. Full, beautifully shaped and totally suited to the rest of my facial features. The microblade strokes look like real hair. Marina was so professional, knowledgeable and friendly – I immediately felt like I was in good hands. She took the time to listen to what I wanted and was a total perfectionist which I loved!
If you’re thinking about microblading I couldn’t recommend New York Brow Lounge. Marina really is the best of the best.

COBALT !!! Hands down ! I was going to go to Sydney Amy jean couture and pay $1000 for feather touch brows-then I found Cobalt & thought too good to be true, here and so much cheaper. but I went and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I LOVE my new brows and Lahnee is so down to earth and professional. She has heaps of before and afters on instagram, that’s what sold me. Just search cobalt.cbr !!

Hi All

Thank you for your recommendations. I managed to use Lorina – 100% happy.

Hope to also use Stacey in the future.


batmantrilogy2:08 am 05 Jan 16

+1 for stacey .hands down

Stacey at Defining Features gets my vote too. She has done mine more than once (they need ‘topping up’ every year or so) and she is very, very good.

saw a pop-up place outside big-w in civic, i think – something weird and eyebrowy…

Is that like when your eyebrows are like great big birds wings? My wife won’t allow that and pulls them out. Mostly when I’m driving the car.

Stacey at Defining Features did mine. She’s very good.

Lorina at Inya Beauty & Cosmetic Tattoo does feathering in a licenced premises in Lyneham. I know she is very busy and usually has a waiting time of 4 weeks or more to get an appointment. Hope this helps. Ph: 0458 850 097

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