Korean Women Are Microblading Their Hairlines, and the Results Are Unbelievable

You may remember Alicia Yoon as one of the experts from our story about the seven-skin method or the Korean way to get better skin without spending a dime. Yoon, CEO of Peach and Lily, is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the best in Asian beauty—which is often light-years ahead of the U.S. when it comes to innovations and trends (see: BB creams, overnight masks, the dewy skin trend, the list goes on). Today, she's offering up insight on one of the biggest new hair trends: hairline microblading. Intrigued? So are we. Keep reading for her full breakdown.

A great hairstylist will know which cut really works with which face shape—the way hair frames a face can make a big difference in your overall appearance. In Korea, this hair-framing concept has gone totally next-level.

A few months back, when I visited Lash Queen's Chemiwani (sidebar: trust when I say she's one of the best eyelash extension artists in town if you ever go to Seoul!), she was asking me if I wanted to get my hairline microbladed (yes, the tattoo that you get on your brows). It's for women (and men) who feel like their foreheads are too big or if your hairline peaks back toward the top portion of your head in some areas. It's also great for those who don't love their hairline and how it frames their face and want the look of fuller hair, or to help mask the visibility of scars and alopecia. (In the U.S., the process is also called scalp micropigmentation and is offered in New York at Scalp Micro USA.) She promised me that hairline microblading might frame my face so well that I wouldn't need to contour with makeup—she would give me the most flattering hairline for my face shape. Also, when done correctly, the hairline looks totally natural.

It's essentially a new way to "contour" the face (or at least part of it) that's smudge-proof and natural-looking. Of course, I needed to know more.