WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a semi-permanent make-up procedure that creates life-like hair strokes in your brow area. This is done by inserting cosmetic pigments into the dermis layer of the skin. Microblading is also known as brow feathering and hair stroke tattooing.
HOW LONG DOES THE RESULT LAST?
Hair color, skin type, after-care, and lifestyle also affect longevity of the results. Done correctly, the treatments do not change color and fade naturally with time. While significant fading will occur, you will likely always have residual pigment in the skin. Yearly touch-ups are recommended to maintain the results.
IS IT PAINFUL?
We use effective numbing creams that are FDA approved. On a scale of 1 to 10 with “1” being no discomfort, clients often experience between a 2 and 3 with the Bespoke Brow treatment. Other factors such as menstrual cycles also affect level of sensitivity. It is recommended to book your appointment for a date that avoids menstruation and just before, as most women have a lower pain tolerance at this time.
CAN I GET A COSMETIC TATTOO IF I AM PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
Unfortunately, no. In compliance with health department regulations, cosmetic tattoo cannot be performed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
There is no downtime, however the brow will take one to two weeks to fully heal. The brow will soften in color by up to 20-40%. During this period, after-care procedures should be carefully followed.
It is recommended to avoid sun exposure, profuse sweating, and submerging your face in bodies of water for two weeks following your appointment for the best results.
WHAT IS THE PERFECTING SESSION?
The Perfecting Session is extremely important to ensure desired results. We use this session to set the shape and color, and make any small adjustments if needed. This session is included in your base price and must be completed within two months of original treatment.
WHAT ARE LASH EXTENSIONS?
We use synthetic mink lash extensions and offer classic lash extensions, meaning we glue an individual extension to each of your natural lashes.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY LASH APPOINTMENT?
Please come with no mascara and minimal eyeshadow/liner. A clean lash line will yield the best results! Otherwise, be ready to relax for a couple of hours.
IS IT OKAY FOR MY CHILD TO ACCOMPANY ME TO MY APPOINTMENT? Each procedure requires your full participation & our full attention. Children cannot be unsupervised due to the environment of a cosmetic tattoo boutique. This is for their safety & for best results at your session.
WHAT IS A BESPOKE BROW?
Our signature treatment, where we create your brow strand-by-strand using lifelike strokes applied directly onto the skin, using microblading, machine hairstroke, and shading techniques best suited for each client's face. The treatment assures perfectly shaped and balanced brows all-day, every day.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BESPOKE BROW APPOINTMENT?
First, a topical numbing cream is applied that stays on for about 20 minutes. Next, brow hair grade and color is analyzed, and the desired shape is drawn on with a specialized pencil. We will create a symmetrical, natural-looking brow that is custom-made for your bone structure, giving you the chance to see how dramatically new brows change your face. Once you are satisfied with the shape and thickness, you are consulted on color— we mix and match with the hue to ensure we get a shade that is closest to your natural hair color. Then a special tool is used to make small, hair-shaped incisions in the skin underneath the brow— this technique is known as Microblading. The shallow cuts are filled with highest-grade pigments selected to match or darken arches. Finally, we will review aftercare instruction for your new procedure and set-up your Perfecting Appointment. The treatment takes about two hours, with enough time to assess each step of the way.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY COSMETIC TATTOO APPOINTMENT?
Avoid alcohol and other blood thinners up to 48 hours before the appointment. Avoid tinting, waxing, and/or threading your brows up to 48 hours before the appointment.
Avoid tanning and prolonged facial exposure to the sun for two weeks before and after the procedure. Your skin exfoliates more rapidly when tanned/burned, and rapid exfoliation means brows will fade faster.
IS TIPPING CUSTOMARY?
Tipping is customary, but entirely at your discretion--much the same as your hairdresser or massage therapist.
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED MY LASHES FILLED IN?
Your lash extensions will shed with your natural lash cycle. We lose about 3-5 lashes per day. With this natural loss, fill-ins are recommended every 3 weeks.
WILL LASH EXTENSIONS DAMAGE MY NATURAL LASH?
No. We are professionally trained and use careful consideration in choosing lashes that aren't too heavy, so they don't damage your natural lash.