WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading (a.k.a. Feather Brows, 3D Brows, 6D Brows, Hairstroke brows…) is a cosmetic tattoo technique done with a manual hand-tool that penetrates the top layer of skin with pigment. This offers a realistic and dimensional, natural style brow consisting of fine hair-like strokes instead of a “block of color." Microblading is best for people with normal to dry skin, and some existing real hair.
WHAT ARE POWDER BROWS?
Powder brows are created using a cosmetic tattoo machine to implant pigment into the skin. Powder brows heal like soft powdery makeup with a clean defined shape and no hairstrokes. Powder brows are fully shaded with softer (ombre) fronts. The powder brow technique can be performed on almost all skin types, and is recommended for clients with little to no real hair, and/or those with oily skin. Please note: Powder brows appear very bold immediately after procedure, but heal about 40% softer.
WHAT ARE COMBO BROWS?
Combo Brows are a combination of microbladed strokes throughout the brow, with manual shading added. This method creates a dimensional, yet still softly shaded look.
WHAT ARE NANO BROWS?
Nano is a style of brow that looks like Microblading (hairstroke look). The difference between Nano Brows and Microblading is the technique used. With microblading, small cuts are manually created to hold the pigment in the skin. Microblading is recommended for clients with “normal to dry, healthy skin" and is not recommended for very oily-skinned clients, clients with severe sun damage, extremely textured, or very vascular skin (visible capillaries), etc. Nano is done with a 1 point needle and tattoo machine. The tattoo needle softly “pokes” the pigment into skin rather than “cutting” the skin. Nano is a somewhat gentler technique than microblading and is suitable for the majority of skin types.
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR MICROBLADING/POWDER BROWS?
*IF YOU HAVE EXISTING WORK OF ANY KIND ON YOUR BROWS, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE A CANDIDATE. EXISTING WORK SHOULD BE VERY FADED IN ORDER TO WORK OVER. PLEASE TEXT A CLEAR PICTURE OF YOUR BROWS IN NATURAL LIGHTING WITHOUT MAKEUP TO 480-326-5276 BEFORE BOOKING.
Permanent makeup is NOT recommended for any clients who are/have:
-Pregnant or nursing
-Currently undergoing Chemotherapy
-Taking blood-thinning medication
-Viral infections and/or diseases
-Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
-Had Botox in the past 2 weeks
-Currently using Retinol in the brow area
-Have used Accutane in the past year
-Cystic acne in the brow area
NOTE: Permanent makeup does not change the color of your existing brow hair or growth pattern. Please keep this in mind, especially if you have a significant amount of very blonde or grey eyebrow hair. Tinting may still be a good option along with your regular maintenance (tweezing, waxing, etc.)
Those clients who have extremely oily skin may experience a different result with microblading than those with normal to dry skin. This could equate to more fading of color faster and possibly the strokes will not heal as crisp (may be slightly blurred or dotted). Those with oily skin may start to see fading around the 6-9 month mark or should consider powder brow or nano brows rather than microblading.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The pigment lasts different amounts of time on different people for a myriad of reasons (skin type, sun exposure, skincare regimen, hormone changes, etc.). In general, after the perfecting session, brow work typically lasts 12-18 months before fading.
DOES IT HURT?
I keep you as comfortable as possible by using a topical anesthetic to numb the skin before and during the procedure. I have had numerous clients fall asleep!
IS THERE ANY DOWN TIME?
No. Clients are able to leave the treatment and go directly back to work or to daily tasks/errands. There will be very little redness. The brows will heal aggressively over the next 10-14 days while you follow instructions to ensure a properly healed brow.
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE?
EYEBROW BEFORE CARE
-Do not work out within 2 hours of the procedure.
-Do not tan or have sunburned face.
-Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, or IBuprofen 24 hours before procedure.
-No alcohol and very limited caffeine on the day of the procedure.
-No waxing or tinting 3 days before.
-No botox within 2 weeks of the initial procedure because eyebrows may be temporarily raised and can alter the placement of new brows.
-Please note that you will be much more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
-It is okay to wear makeup the day of your procedure. I will clean and sanitize your skin prior to working on the skin.
-No need to get your brows tweezed or waxed before. I will shape them as needed.
If you have any cold or flu symptoms whatsoever, please text me at 480-326-5276 and I will be happy to reschedule you for a future date. If you would like to move forward:
⁃ Please come to my studio suite 128 right at your scheduled time. If I am with someone, please have a seat in the lobby.
⁃ No guests please (unless translation is needed).
Signature Salon Studios
265 N. Federal St.
Suite #128 (middle row)
-Gently blot brows every hour or so with a clean paper towel or kleenex to remove lymphatic fluid coming to the surface.
-NO water (except for instructed washes), cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days.
-DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring.
-Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for at least 2 weeks after procedure.
-Avoid heavy sweating for the first 7-10 days.
-NO facials, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks (nothing that can serve to exfoliate the area).
-Avoid sleeping on your face or digging the side of your face into pillow for the first 10 days.
-Please note: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.
Permanent makeup is an art, not a science. Clients results will vary. Remember, no two sides of the face are exactly the same. Perfection is our goal, but brows are sisters, not twins.
Please, no children or guests allowed at the appointment.
WHAT IS BROW LAMINATION?
Lacquer Brow Lamination (a.k.a. Brow Lift, Brow Perm) is a custom formulated process that temporarily realigns the directional hair growth and overall shape of the brows for up to 6 weeks. You can achieve a full, fluffy, “boy brow” look, or a sleek and tamed shape...whatever you desire!
Clients must have real brow hair, and not be pregnant to receive this treatment.
This service changes the placement of the brows, but does not add hair or color to the brows.
Yes, you can get brow lamination over healed permanent makeup. It actually enhances the look of existing permanent makeup!
Individual results will vary. Proper aftercare and continued use of brow balm is crucial to achieve and maintain the best results.
Please allow your brow hair to grow in and avoid trimming for a few weeks before appointment if possible.
Contraindications for Brow Lamination include but are not limited to:
Psoriasis/Eczema in brow area
Recent Eye Surgery
Recent Permanent Makeup (must be healed by 6 weeks)
Recent Henna or brow tint on brows (must wait 3-4 weeks after tint, minimum of 10 weeks after Henna)
Sunburn in brow area
Brow Growth Serums