Faq

Microshading, also known as Powdered/Ombre Brows, are a semi-permanent eyebrow styling technique that creates a soft shaded brow pencil look. This amazing technique has evolved emensely in the past few years and gives a skilled artist an opportunity to create any desired look, from natural soft shade to a more saturated “makeup”. It is suitable for all skin types and lasts anywhere from 1-5 years.

Right after the initial appointment your eyebrows appear bolder and wider than they’ll look once they heal, about 10-30% of the color will fade 2-3 weeks after the procedure. 6-12 weeks later you need to schedule a touch up session.

Aftercare instructions involve keeping the area dry for up to 14 days, so please plan your appointment accordingly. 

When performing Microblading, an artist uses a hand tool that literally carves hair strokes into your skin.

Microblading is painful, not suitable for all skin types, with regular touch ups leads to scarring and most of the time results are unpredictable.

With this technique it’s harder to control the depth of ink penetration, that’s why some clients have very poor retention, or the opposite, ink implanted very deep, to the point where it’s hard to get removed and the pigment might inverse into unwanted color, like red or blue.

Artists “sell” Microblading by showing you pictures of fresh work, but in reality those “natural” hair strokes blur within a couple months and look nothing like natural after all.

Microshading/Powder/Ombre brows on the other hand is safe, suitable for all skin types and not painful. We implant the pigment using a single point needle machine, “scratching” the surface. With this technique we have more control of the penetration depth and final result.

Check out our Instagram to see “healed” work. Only soft, natural results that will save you time in your busy mornings!

Pain level is minimal. The pigment is implanted more superficial with permanent make up application than body tattoos, that’s also the reason why it fades faster. A topical anesthesia is applied before, during and after the procedure if needed.

We also suggest avoiding scheduling a few days before or during your menstrual cycle due to elevated sensitivity.

NO pain killers should be taken prior appointment, it’ll negatively impact the results!

Ombre brows can last anywhere from 1 to five years. The retention will depend on a number of factors, such as lifestyle, skin type, sun exposure, health condition, etc. To maintain the pigment color it is advised to get retouches done every 12-24 months.

ALL appointments begin with a consultation and predrawing, but if you still wish to meet me before making the decision, please message me and I’ll fit you in in one of the days when I’m in the office for a free 30 minute consultation.

– Booking fee is non-refundable.

– Should you need to reschedule your appointment, it must be in the 48-hour period BEFORE your original appointment. Otherwise, your deposit will be forfeited.

General Restrictions
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Major scarring/keloids
  • Pregnant/nursing
  • Antibiotics (results in poor retention)
  • Allergy to lidocaine (unless willing to get procedure done with no numbing)
  • Allergy to pigments (a test patch can be done 20 mins prior the procedure)
  • Use of Accutane in the past year, retinol or retina-a in the past 4 weeks
  • Certain medications (discuss with the professional and let your Permanent Makeup (PMU) artist know)
  • Undergoing Chemotherapy (Consult with your doctor)
  • Epilepsy
  • Severe Autoimmune diseases
  • Anemia (pigment may not retain properly)