What is microblading?
Microblading, also known as eyebrow emroidery, eyebrow feathering, is a form of 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 combo brow?
combination of hair strokes and powder, combo brows are meant to mimic density ( not necessarily a "makeup" look-- a powder ombre' will look like makeup). Dense vs sparse explains how much skin you can see through the natural hair. Dense brows have hair throughout the brow and skin is not very visible. Sparse brows has hair throughout but you can see skin throughout. If the client is missing brow hair or does not have very much natural density, then a combo is suggested to add density where is needed and blend the microblading to the natural hair. if the client has hair, then microblading alone may be enough because adding hair strokes naturally adds density.
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, combo brows will last 2-3 years, All permanent makeup is suggested to have a occasional touch ups (between 18 months to 2 years) to color boost the brows to maintain results.
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 6 to 8 weeks later.After your initial appointment, it is suggested to have them touched up or boost the color around 18 months to 2 years or when the client feels ready to refresh and maintain the brow.the brows do not have to be touched up every single year, often times its not needed at a year after they were originally done. At the soonest they may need to be touched up around 18 months. As long as there is pigment retention in the brows it will count as a color boost price and not a start over appt.
Can I wear regular makeup to the appt?
Some clients like to wear brow makeup how they normally do on a daily bases to show the color, shape, and what they are currently used to. The brow area will be cleaned either way during the appt before starting, wearing brow makeup is not required but also fine if the client chooses too.
How long is one brow session?
Having permanent makeup done takes about two hours. Touch ups take around half the time depending on retention and how much we added.Please know, if the client is more than 15 minutes late to the appointment, I will no show the appt. I do respect my clients time and do my best to not go over the 2 hours scheduled. more than 15 minutes late the client will need to reschedule a new appt and pay a cancellation fee.
Can I bring my child / children?
Children are not allowed for health code purposes. Client will need to hold still with eyes closed and will not be able to pay attention to the child, the technician is focused on the brows and can not attend to Childs needs. Please arrange babysitting when making an appt.
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 combo brows can be performed over the top. If it is dark, saturated 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.Can any age of permanent makeup be done?Permanent makeup is for 18 years of age and older. I do not perform permanent makeup on minors. I do not accept parental consent with minors. The bone structure of a minors face could still be developing, for extra caution I do wait till clients are 18 years old.
Day of session Avoid blood thinners which include:(blood thinners cause bleeding, swelling, hypersensitivity, slows healing)Avoid soda/ energy drinks/ coffee day of apptAvoid alcohol for 24 hours before apptAvoid fish oil vitamin E (natural blood thinner) for one week prior to apptAvoid Aspirin or ibuprofen day of apptAvoid exercise and massage (circulates blood) day of apptAvoid exfoliation and anti-aging or acne treatments on area, peel (may thin the skin) two weeks prior to apptDo not tan or have a sun burned face two weeks prior to apptDo not pick, tweeze, perform electrolisis two weeks priordo not wax or tint for 3 days priorPlease make sure to eat breakfast and/or lunch before appointment.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing time takes about 10 daysday 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 minimum 4 times the day of appt and/or every other hour. 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, oily or sweaty.-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 permanent makeup, we are putting pigment in the deep layers of your epidermis and not harming your follicles, you shouldn't 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 guarantees?
I do not have any guarantees, there are things that are out of my control and everyone is different. The goal with microblading is less maintenance, I can not guarantee maintenance free. 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.