Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I should choose Microblading or Ombre/Combo brows?
You can book any of the available options. At the beginning of every initial appointment, a consultation is held to discuss which brow method might be best for your skin type and desired outcome. We can easily change the appointment type once we have decided on a preferred brow service.
When do I come back after my 4-6 week touch-up Microblading, Ombre Powder, or Combination Brow appointments?
Most clients can return once a year after their initial visits or whenever they feel like they need a color boost or refresh. If you have had previous work done, either by me or someone else, please let me know when booking your appointment to discuss what timeline works best for you.
How do I get my Microblading to last longer?
Take care of your brows! Keep them out of the sun, where sunscreen, avoid chemical peels or skincare with skin lightening ingredients. Read more tips here.
Does Microblading hurt?
A topical anesthetic is applied to the brows prior to the procedure. Client pain thresholds vary, but we will always try to make it as comfortable as possible.
Who cannot get Microblading?
As much as I would love to provide Microblading, Ombre Powder, and Combination Brows to everyone, due to potential health risks, these services are not recommended for anyone who is:
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Under 18 years old
Currently taking any prescribed blood-thinning medication
Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that requires a daily intake of antibiotic medication
Receiving botox within the brow area (within two weeks of procedure)
Allergic to lidocaine or hair dyes
It is also important to note that clients with previous permanent makeup must send pictures for approval before booking an appointment and may not be able to receive Microblading, Ombre Powder, or Combination Brow services.
What is the Microblading healing process like?
The healing process lasts 10 days following your Microblading appointment. You must keep your brows completely dry during this time, aside from cleaning (detailed below). I will provide you with a take-home care kit that includes face shields to help keep your brows dry in the shower.
I recommend washing your hair the day of the appointment so that you can go longer without another wash. During your healing process, I also recommend washing your face with a washcloth at the sink rather than in the shower to avoid the brow area carefully.
Also included in your take-home care kit will be a special cleanser to wash your brows morning and night while they are healing. This is the only time you can get them wet! After you wash, you will apply a rice grain size of healing ointment that is also provided.
During the 10 days of healing, clients are advised to stay out of the sun, avoid sweating, and sleep on their back. Your brows will go through a phase of itchiness and flaking, be sure to avoid scratching or picking at your brows during this time for proper healing. You can read more about the healing process here.
What is Brow Lamination?
What is the aftercare for a Brow Lamination?
After a Brow Lamination, you must keep your brows dry for 24 hours. After 24 hours, you will apply a provided castor oil to your brows nightly. The castor oil helps nourish the brows, keep them healthy, and help them grow! You will also be provided with a spoolie brush to help style and fluff your brows.
How long does a Brow Lamination last?
Brow Laminations last about 4-6 weeks. If you keep your brows fluffed with your spoolie, they can last longer. It is also recommended to style your brows with a clear or tinted brow gel to keep the hairs in place and keep your lamination looking fresh for as long as possible.
Is waxing painful?
Waxing can be uncomfortable, as it involves pulling hair from the root. However, the pain varies from person to person and typically lessens with regular waxing. You can always take an ibuprofen 30 minutes before your appointment to make the experience more comfortable!
How long should my hair be before waxing?
Hair should be at least 1/4 inch (about the length of a grain of rice) for effective waxing. If it's too short, the wax may not grip the hair and may cause ingrowns, and if it's too long, it can be more painful.
How long does waxing hair removal last?
Waxing results can last anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks, depending on your hair growth cycle. Regular waxing can lead to thinner regrowth over time.
Can I wax at home, or should I go to a professional?
For the best results, especially in sensitive areas, it's advisable to visit a professional. Waxing incorrectly can cause injuries such as bruising, skin being lifted, or burns.
Are there any post-waxing care tips I should follow?
After waxing, avoid hot showers, sun exposure, and tight clothing for the first 24 hours. Exfoliating the area a few days after waxing can help prevent ingrown hairs. Additionally, moisturizing and exfoliating regularly can keep your skin smooth.