Microblading

Microblading Information

Microblading Information

Microblading is a new, semi-permanent makeup technique that fills brows in, darkens or reshapes them by etching in tiny strokes that look like individual hairs. Microblading is different from tattoos because, instead of a needle, a small blade is used to manually draw hair-like strokes onto the skin. The results look completely natural and those around you won’t be able to notice a difference. Microblading is semi-permanent because the ink is not deposited as deeply into the skin as a traditional tattoo. On average, microblading will last 18-24 months and a touch-up is recommended every 9-12 months. *If you have a previous cosmetic tattoo/microblading done in your eyebrows please email us a photo of your brows without any makeup, so we can assess.



How Long Does The Appointment Take?

About an hour and a half total, which includes numbing time, so let us know if you’re running late.

Depending on your skin type and lifestyle the longevity may vary. The average is 12-18 months.

Microblading is a two-part process. You come in for your initial appointment, then a follow up about 6-8 weeks after. From there, it lasts about 12-18 months and most clients find that they want a touch up around the 9 month mark. If you’re oily, in the sun a lot or super active you may need it closer to 6 months. If you’re dry, older or stay out of the sun you may be able to go longer and get your touch up closer to 12 months.

No! At least not usually :) Numbing cream is applied liberally and sits for about 25 minutes. Most people don’t experience much pain, swelling, or bleeding all thanks to the numbing cream!

For starters, you can’t sweat or submerge the brows in water for a few days. We recommend coming with your workout out of the way and hair washed. You will be sent home with an ointment you’ll apply for a few nights after. The brows will go through a few different stages as they heal, but it is mostly noticeable to you, not the outside world. You will receive an email after your appointment that includes before and after pictures, as well as aftercare instructions tailored to your skin type.

During the appointment, the process is very interactive. You have the mirror in your lap the whole time and we ask multiple questions before starting so we can give you the best brow for your personal style. Also, it is done in phases, or passes as we like to call them, so it slowly builds on itself and you can see after each pass. Nothing happens without your approval and no one has ever jumped up and left the room half finished, so no need to worry about “not liking it” since we do it together!

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