Frequently asked questions.
What is microblading?
Microblading, also known as eyebrow emroidery, eyebrow feathering, is a form of semi permanent makeup which is implemented using a handheld tool comprised of between 6-14 micro needles in the shape of a blade hense the name microblade. It is not done by a machine, it is hand done in crisp hair like strokes that reach the deep layers of the epidermis. Microblading is a natural look that adds hair strokes and volume to your brows.
What is softap?
Softap, is a form of semi permanent makeup that is “tapped” into the skin with precision. Softap is tapped at an angle into the epidermis for longer results, it is more of a “makeup” look hense why some refer to it as a powder brow. This is not done by a machine, it is hand done within the hair line to give a filled in look.
What is Powder Ombre’?
Powder Ombre’ is done with a permanent makeup pen/machine. This look goes from light and soft at the bulb of the brow and gradually darkens towards the tail. Using the pen makes the powder look super even using shading techniques. We achieve an ombre’ affect using several pigment colors to build the brow color to give that soft powdery look. Clients that have full amount of hair that simply want definition, or that prefer a natural makeup look will like this powder affect. Powder ombre’ lasts 2-3 years with suggested annual color boost.
How long does it last?
Mircroblading will last 1-3 years, softap will last 2-3 years, powder ombre lasts 2-3 years. All permanent makeup is suggested to have a yearly touch ups (between 12-18 months) to color boost.
How often will I need a touch up?
Since my clients most likely wont have previous pigment on their skin, a touch up or color boost is suggested and included with the first appointment. After your initial appointment it is highly suggested to have them touched up every year (between 12-18 months after your initial appointment). If you choose not to touch them up yearly, after 2 years its considered a full session.
How long is one brow session?
Having permanet makeup done takes about two hours. Touch ups take around half the time depending on retention and how much we added.
Can I have microblading or powder brows done if I have permanent makeup done already?
This depends completely on the client, if you have faded permanent makeup then microblading and softap can be performed over the top. If it is dark and crisp permanent makeup it may need to be faded or removed to have anything over the top show up. If you want to see if your eligible, email me with a picture of your permanent makeup and when you had it done.
Who is a candidate for permanent makeup?
-Someone that wants the convenience of not filling in their brows with makeup
-Someone that wants help with shaping and wants their shaping to stay perfected
-Someone with Sparse brows
-Someone with Areas of the brows that will not grow back due to alopecia or damaged folicles
-Active people that are swimming, hiking, outdoorsy etc. and need the convenience of having them done for you and not wiping off throughout the day
-Moms, that dont have time to put makeup on in the morning.
Day of session Avoid blood thinners which include:
(blood thinners cause bleeding, swelling, hypersensitivity, slows healing)
- Avoid soda/ energy drinks/ coffee day of appt
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid fish oil vitamin E (natural blood thinner) for one week prior to appt
- Avoid Aspirin or ibuprofen day of appt
- Avoid exercise and massage (circulates blood) day of appt
- Avoid exfoliation and anti-aging or acne treatments on area, peel (may thin the skin) two weeks prior to appt
- Do not tan or have a sun burned face two weeks prior to appt
- Do not pick, tweeze, perform electrolisis two weeks prior
- do not wax or tint for 3 days prior
- do not drink alcohol 48 hours prior
Please make sure to eat breakfast and/or lunch before appointment.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing time takes about 10 days
day 1 Wash 3-4 times the first day, wash them with as warm of water as you can handle. Washing them removes lymph and granulated tissue which hardens scabbing, we want to get the lymph and tissue off the brow area to heal properly. When washing, Use an anti-bacterial soap: cetaphil, neutrogena, dial etc. Do not use anything with acid or exfoliants in the cleanser. Wash makeup separate from brows so you do not get makeup residue on them.
wash the brow area 30-40 min after appointment. wash once or twice in the afternoon and right before going to bed. wash for 10 seconds pat dry and use the healing ointment I provide on them each time.
day 2-10 Continue using healing ointment I provide on the brow area once or twice a day (more than twice if you feel the need for comfort on your brows) If you are oily than continue to wash once or twice a day, if you have normal to dry skin then you do not need to wash the brow area for the duration of the 10 days unless they get dirty or oily.
-No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
-Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for the 10 days
-Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
-Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
-Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
-Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
-Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area for 10 days
Do I need to shave my brows?
No, please do not shave, we want to see the shape and perfect them. I use what brow hair my client has as a guide for what they should have. Clients can have them waxed to a desired shape a day or two before (not day of) if they would like, I would prefer to have clients come in with not touching them for awhile.
Will it ruin the brow hair I currently have?
Brow hair (hair in general) the follicle is in the dermis, microblading and softap we are putting pigment in the deep layers of your epidermis and not harming your follicle, you shouldnt have any damage to any brow hair.
Can you have permanent makeup done while pregnant or breastfeeding?
If a client is pregnant, they are not eligible for permanent makeup. If a client is breastfeeding, I suggest to wait 6 months after baby is born for hormones to regulate and will take them on as a client I just have them keep their doctor informed.
Are there any guarentees?
I do not have any gaurentees, there are things that are out of my control and everyone is different. I do strive to give great service and I’m passionate about giving perfected brows that my clients will love, I use my knowledge and expertise to give great retention and results.
If you have additional questions please contact me through my email