Frequently Asked Questions
What is microblading?
Microblading is the manual process of implanting pigment into the upper region of our skins dermis in a way to mimic the appearance of natural hair. With time hair strokes will soften and fade and need to be refreshed.
DO I NEED A CONSULTATION?
We only require a consultation ahead of time if you have previously had microblading or any other permanent brow cosmetic done. If you haven’t then you can go ahead and set up a new brow appointment. If you have concerns about shape, color, and overall brow design that will thoroughly be covered the day of your appointment. We set aside three hours for every new client to allow plenty of time for time that consultation and any questions you may have.
*Please note that Laura does not take on clients who have had previous work, however, Danielle does.
How long does it last?
The longevity of your microblading procedure depends on a few things. Aftercare is key, and needs to be followed diligently for best results. Other factors would be skin type, lifestyle, and pigment choice. Clients who have a more oily complexion may need touch ups sooner than a client who is normal to dry. Once healed, it is recommended to keep SPF on the eyebrows to protect them from fading in the sun. One would also want to avoid any skin care products that peel the skin in the eyebrow area. Darker pigment choices take longer to fade than lighter pigments as well. Upon completion of your first appointments, touch ups can be expected anywhere from six to eighteen months depending on the individual.
Does it hurt?
We build enough time into your appointment to allow for a topical anesthetic to sit for twenty minutes. Halfway through your procedure, a liquid numb is also applied to alleviate any further discomfort. We take all necessary steps to make your appointment as pain free as possible.
CAN I TAN PRIOR TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Avoid sun/ tanning bed exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the tattoo pigment with it.
How long do the appointments take?
Your first appointment will be approximately two and a half hours. A large portion of your appointment consists of consultation. We will choose a shape for your eyebrows based off of facial measurements, but also personal preference, and working with what natural hair you have. We strive to incorporate as much of your natural eyebrows as possible for a dimensional look. Your touch up appointment will be scheduled for an hour and a half to allow for numbing, and to finish your eyebrows.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES IN BROW SERVICES?
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WHY IS THERE A PRICE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARTISTS?
Laura’s price point is a little higher because she is the business owner. Laura has been microblading since 2016 and trained Danielle in 2017.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE and can i tip on a card?
We accept cash or any major credit card. Yes you are welcome to tip on a card but cash is king ;)
Can I bring a guest?
If you choose to bring a guest with you to your appointment, please keep it limited to one individual and no minors. At times, there are two services going on at a time. Our work space is cozy, and seating is limited. We strive to make all of our clients experience with us as comfortable as possible with limited distractions or disruptions. Thank you for your understanding!
HOW WILL MY BROWS LOOK THE DAY AFTER MY APPOINTMENT? CAN I GO TO WORK THE NEXT DAY?
For the first couple days your brows will appear darker and bolder, but any redness from the procedure should dissipate within the first day. Most people have no problem going right back to work the next day.
HOW LONG DO I NEED TO WAIT BEFORE I CAN WORKOUT OR GO SWIMMING?
For the first two weeks you will need to avoid getting your brows wet. This means no soaking your face in the tub, allowing the shower to spray directly in your face, swimming, hot tubs, or excessive workouts. After the first two weeks you can return to your normal workout routine.
WHAT ABOUT PARKING?
There is plenty of free street park in front of and on the side of the building. There is a lot being our studio that is residential for our neighbors and you will be towed if you park there. Please keep this in mind when you are looking for parking.