NEW CLIENT with PERMANENT MAKEUP
Consultation and photos required. If you have previous eyebrow permanent makeup, you MUST send photos to be considered for our services at email@example.com. Photos must be clear, focused, and have good lighting. No makeup should be worn in the photos. New clients will be charged up to full price for their services. Touch up pricing is not valid for new clients as more time is needed to color match and/or color correct and to shape and/or reshape. In this industry it is not considered a Touch Up unless you are returning to the artist who did the original work.
PLEASE REVIEW OUR FAQ's PAGE BEFORE SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT.
THINGS TO KNOW
Frequently asked questions
What is Microstroking or Microblading?
Microstroking, or Microblading, is the art of creating natural looking hair strokes using a manual tool. This hand method of permanent makeup allows your brow artist to create crisp hair strokes that will fill in thin brows and brows with bald spots and also is a great treatment for treating clients with alopecia or those that may need brow reconstruction. Your eyebrows will be customized to the correct shape, fullness, design, and color using a wide range of high quality hypoallergenic permanent makeup pigments, mapping tools, and sterilized needle sizes.
What is Microshading?
Microshading is a manual technique that adds natural shading to the eyebrow to create a soft powder effect. This can be done as a service all of it's own or it can be added on top of the Microstroking, or Microblading, service as a way to created an even density, or fullness, across the eyebrow.
What type a license is required and who regulates this industry?
The body art industry is regulated by the State Health Department. All of our technicians are licensed through the state that they are working in. The license required is a Body Art License and this allows the technician to implant pigment into your skin legally. Each year our technicians must renew their licenses and are required to stay current on their bloodborne pathogens testing and knowledge. We also have a body art establishment license which allows us to do permanent makeup within our salon. This is renewed yearly as well and is regulated by the State Health Department up to 4 times a year.
Is Microstroking or Microblading considered a tattoo?
Yes, the State Health Department considers Microstroking, Microblading, and Microshading to be permanent procedures as you are implanting pigment into the upper layer of the dermis.
Is Microstroking or Microblading permanent?
Yes. While there is some fading that will happen with your tattoo, there is no way to tell when that will happen, how much fading will occur, or if it will ever fully leave your dermis. For those reasons, we must classify these procedures as permanent and as a tattoo, even if they fade to barely noticeable, as per the State Board requirements.
Is it safe?
Yes! We only use reputable companies who supply disposable, sterilized, single use needles, pens, and products with our Microstroking, Mircoblading, and Microshading procedures. The State Health Department conducts several inspections a year to confirm that all regulations are being upheld.
Is everyone a candidate?
Will I lose my own eyebrow hair?
Microstroking, Microblading, and Microshading does not require your entire eyebrow to be shaved and does not damage your natural hair, but instead works with your eyebrow hair to created a realistic fullness. During the design phase of your appointment, your brow artist will discuss with you any reshaping to your natural hair that will need to be done to achieved your desired shape. Every attempt will be made to keep as much of your natural hair as possible as it helps to create a more natural and realistic effect. Often times, your brow artist will only clean up a few stray hairs that may be growing outside of your agreed upon design in order create your perfect eyebrow.
How is the brow design and color determined?
Can you change your color or design once the procedure has been completed?
Will I need to take time off of work?
No, there is no down time required for our permanent makeup procedures. Redness and swelling will dissipate a few hours after the procedure has been completed.
Can I get my lash extensions done the same day?
Yes, but you must have them applied prior to your permanent makeup procedure. Once your initial procedure has been completed, please wait two weeks to receive your eyelash extension touch up. Be sure to book your appointments accordingly!
How many appointments are required?
How long are the appointments?
The first procedure appointment will take 2 hours to complete. A second procedure touch up is required 6-12 weeks after first initial procedure and will take 60-90 minutes to complete.
Does Microstroking or Microblading hurt?
Each client has a different level of pain. We have had clients experience a 6 out of 10 for pain and we have also had clients fall asleep during the procedure and feel 0 out of 10 for pain. We apply a topical anesthetic several times throughout the appointment and once again after we have completed the procedure to ensure that you are comfortable for as long as possible. Once the procedure has been completed, some clients may feel a slight tenderness on the area, but pain relievers may be taken as needed. ***Please note that pain relievers may only be taken AFTER the procedure has been finished. Please see precare and after care instructions for more details***
How long until it is healed?
Healing time varies from client to client. Complete healing, for most, occurs between 6 and 8 weeks. Once the skin has healed completely from your initial procedure, you may receive your second procedure touch up. The second procedure touch up appointment must be completed prior to 12 weeks for it to be considered the second procedure touch up.
How long does it last?
Touch ups are recommended between 12 and 18 months to prevent natural fading. Natural fading in permanent makeup occurs much quicker than on other areas of our bodies because our face is exposed daily to the sun, we use facial products near the treated areas, and our skin has quick shedding cycles. Those who have smaller pores, or dry skin, may see longer lasting results. There is no way to tell how long each individuals results will last for as each client's skin is unique. Following the aftercare, your skin type and health as well as using proper sun protection and keeping proper maintenance will help to extend the life of your permanent makeup.
Does everyone retain the pigment well?
There are many factors to consider in order to have a successful procedure. Pigment retention depends on skin type, age, aftercare, sun exposure, use of certain skin products, pigments used, immune system, medications and other factors. Some clients may react to the trauma of tattooing and their skin may push the pigment out as a way to heal itself and some medications and skin treatments will prevent pigment from retaining well. Consulting with your brow artist is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Those who are good candidates will retain pigment well and those that are not, will not.
What guarantees do you offer for a successful procedure?
Is a deposit for an appointment required?
How do you prepare for your Microstroking or Microblading appointment?
Please read through the PRE-CARE and AFTER CARE information before setting up your appointment to ensure that you are an ideal candidate for permanent makeup and can follow the requirements. Please do not bring children (under 16) or pets to your appointment. We do not allow guests in the treatment rooms so please keep guests in the lobby. We require 72 hours notice for cancellation or rescheduling. Please see our rescheduling policies below for more details. If you have previous eyebrow permanent makeup, you must email photos of your eyebrows to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What aftercare is needed for Microstroking or Microblading services?
I already have previous work done on my brows. Can I still have my brows Microstroked or Microbladed?
Yes! In some cases we are able to work over the previous permanent makeup. However, in some cases we are not able to work with the previous work. In the cases where the pigment is not up to our standard, we will recommend removal procedures prior to receiving the Microstroking or Microblading procedure. Please note that ALL new clients will be charged initial procedure price for their services. Touch up pricing is not valid for new clients as more time is needed to consult, color match and/or color correct, and to shape and/or reshape. In this industry the procedures are not considered to touch ups unless you are returning to your original artist who did the original work.
What is the healing process like?
What is the difference between fresh Microstroking/Microblading and healed Microstroking/Microblading?
Fresh Microstroking, or Microblading, will be very bold and will have very crisp strokes. As the procedure heals the results will lighten up about 25% and will become less bold and crisp. This is important to understand so that you do not expect fresh results to last more than a few days. Skin type will determine how bold and crisp the eyebrows remain. Your second procedure touch up will help to create a bolder brow.
What do you if you have concerns after the procedure has been completed?
First, refer to your aftercare paperwork and our website's FAQ's page to see if your questions could be answered by reading the information there. If not, please feel free to contact us. If you have any issues where you feel medical attention should be sought out, please do so right away and let us know what is going on. Most often, what you are experiencing is a part of the normal healing process. Any concerns with shape, color, design, or fullness WILL NOT be considered, or touched up, until the second procedure touch up appointment. We will not touch your eyebrow procedure until 6 to 8 weeks have passed from your initial appointment. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please be patient as this is a process and the healing must complete before we make any changes so as to prevent damaging the new skin.
Can I have this procedure removed if I went elsewhere and are not happy with the results?
Yes, there are removal options if you need to remove your previous permanent makeup or if you decide that you are not happy with your permanent makeup.
How can I extend the life of my procedure?
Following the aftercare instructions, protecting your permanent makeup from the sun by wearing big sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen, and avoiding the treated area during facial treatments will help to extend the life of your eyebrow procedure.