Permanent Makeup FAQ

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What is Microblading?

Microblading is a procedure that has become highly sought after and is the latest trend in permanent makeup.  It is a technique for enhancing the appearance of the eyebrows, in which pigment is scratched into the skin in fine, short strokes to accurately replicate hair.  The results are long lasting and incredibly realistic looking eyebrows.  Microblading is suitable for for thinning, sparse and over-plucked eyebrows for both women and men of all ages.

What are Ombré Brows?

Ombré Brows (also known as Powder Brows/Shaded Brows)- creates a light to dark ombré, lighter at the bulb (front) of the brow and going darker towards the tail.  Ombré brows gives a soft powder makeup look that's still natural looking.  This technique differs from Microblading in that a misty, powder filled brow is created, resembling the look of makeup application.

What is Microshading?

What is Microshading is microblading- hair strokes, that are a filled in for a more defined brow.

How long does Pemanent Makeup last?

Permanent Makeup can last many years, but will fade over time.  Average time for the following:  For brows, 1-3 years, for lips, 2-3 years, for eyeliner, 3-5 years.  Hair color, skin type, after-care, and lifestyle are all factors that can affect the longevity of the results.  Occasional touch-ups are a way to refresh the results.  For areas such as brows, there is future flexibility with shape, as standards of beauty change. Please note even if not visible to the eye, there will always be vestigial pigment permanently embedded in the skin.

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Will I lose my natural hair from Microblading?

Microblading will not affect your hair growth in any way.

Is a second appointment necessary?

Yes, it is highly recommended, as it is really the "Perfecting session."   A Touch-up is recommended 4-8 weeks (your artist will advise you on number of weeks to return) after your initial treatment. During a touch up for brows, missing hairs are filled in and added or hairs are made longer or brows can be darkened.

What is an eyelash enhancement?

This is a very light cosmetic tattoo between the eyelashes to give the illusion of thicker lashes, rather than a more defined eyeliner. 

Does it hurt to get Permanent Makeup?

Everyone's pain tolerance differs.  A numbing cream is applied before and during.  Microblading has been described as "cat scratches,"  while lips can be the most discomforting because of the many blood vessels and nerve endings.