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9.3 Exercise D Introduction to Stroke Patterns

Head strokes are formed to work with the natural hair growth of the eyebrow, a simple technique is to create the head strokes in just 4 curved strokes. SMALLEST POINT starting in between points 1 and 4 and graduating to a longer curved line that touches both upper and lower line.

Head Strokes – Level 1

The Transition is created after the head strokes. These are the lines that allow directional change with the stroke pattern, helping create a natural and even flow to the rest of the brow. Figure 17 marks out the transitions 1, 2 & 3.

Transition – Level 2

T1 marks out the first stroke we create to form the transition, T2 marks out the 2nd stroke created and T3 is the 3rd and final stroke in the transition. It is very important strokes are completed in this in this exact order.

Spine

From T3 (the final transition stroke. Here begin to create the spine. The spine is how we determine hair growth and represents the line use to separate the Upper and Lower strokes. It is also the point where upper and lower strokes connect. Using the brow pencil, this is illustrated on the client’s brows with a dotted or solid line. This must never be marked with the microblading tool.

Upper strokes i.e. hairs above the spin, curve evenly in a downward direction, almost touching the spine and work towards the tail until they reach the end.

Lower strokes are slightly wider as they are spaced out and curve slightly toward point 6. The last stroke must fall on the lower line with the tip of the line touching point 6. This will create the lower base line of the eyebrow.

Upper and lower strokes should now almost touch the spine. To connect them, new smaller strokes must be added. These new strokes are called upper spine strokes. These begin half way down the initial upper strokes, curving in the same direction until they touch the spine.