Eyebrow Microblading practice pad demonstrations

Learning objectives

  • Make sure you have watched the previous video demonstrations on tool and blade set up
  • Watch the practice pad demonstrations and practice each stroke technique to be clinic ready
  • Complete the end of module quiz to test your knowledge
  • Recognise and be able to create brows based on the different stroke technique patterns


Practice on pads

Use practice pads until you feel completely confident to start working on the skin. Another good way to practice your strokes and techniques is on an apple, orange or very ripe banana, as it is a round structure to work on, and more closely resembles the skin. 

Remember that practice pads (latex or silicone) have much more resistance than human skin and you will not be able to practice your 3-point stretch technique. 
*Practice pads are provided in your kit

Let’s start practicing on your practice pads

Blade set up

Selection of stroke pattern

Example 1 microblading upward full-length strokes

  • Once you have mastered this technique you can add half-length strokes in between the full-length strokes to fill in any empty spaces.
  • At Mien Brows this is the stroke pattern that we use on most of our clients. It suits every face shape and gives the most natural-looking result.
  • Your hand tool MUST be dead straight on a 90 degree angle as you work (the top of the handle facing the ceiling).
  • Make the whole surface of your blade is against the skin as you create a stroke, taking caution not to tilt the blade onto the tip or the base of the blade as you work.
  • Pay close attention to the angle the needle enters the skin

Example 2 microblading upward and downward strokes part 1.




Example 2 microblading upward and downward strokes part 2


  •  This method is particularly used for clients with an Asian heritage.
  • These clients tend to have natural brow hair that grows downwards from the arch to the ends of their brows.  These are the 2 basic and most common stroke patterns for microblading and digital machine stroke patterns. 
  • Practice both of these methods on your practice pads. Make sure your downward strokes are curved. They need to follow a slight downward curve,  not a straight downward stroke. 

*see image below for downward strokes

Above is an example of straight non-curved strokes – as you can see the look is very unnatural and does not mimic the natural curve of a hair stroke.