This is a question I get A LOT. The answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT!
I dont know of any one who shaves off eyebrows before being Microbladed, and I certainly don't do it. I don't see the point .
Maintaining the integrity of the brow is something that is very important to me , and removing brow hairs defeats that purpose .
I usually urge clients to have stray hairs outside the brow line waxed or threaded before their apt, so that the overall finish is sleek. I cam not removed stray hairs at apt time, as the pigment will pool into the empty follicle and leave a semi permanent dot in its place . Not a good look!.
If a client hasn't attended to their eyebrow grooming before apt, I use a brow shaper to remove the strays ( yes this is a mini razor) , but it's only used to tidy up unruly strays that have no role in the overall shape . However it is my least used tool in my kit!
So - to reiterate : EYEBROWS ARE NOT SHAVED OFF !
Some befores and afters