FAQ's

MICROBLADING

What is Microblading?
Microblading is a manual method to create natural looking hair strokes. Small amounts of pigments are deposited in the superficial layer of the skin.
How long does it last?
Your brows will last as long as it’s maintained. Untouched, the pigment will last 11-18 months.
How often do I need a touch up?
Touch ups are recommended once a year, to keep the color fresh and the strokes crisp.
Does it hurt?
There is minimal discomfort associated with the procedure. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the area to make you comfortable during the procedure.
What should I do to prepare for my procedure?
There’s no prep required. Schedule a consultation.  Leaving your eyebrows alone for a week (no tweezing, waxing or otherwise removing the hair) is preferred. Please refrain from injectibles in the treatment area and do not take any aspirin, 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
What should I do after the procedure?
Other than make sure your skin is dry and clean – not much.
How long does it take?
The procedure takes roughly about two hours, sometimes more sometimes less. Please allow a solid two and a half hour window for your appointment. We likely won’t need that much time, but this isn’t something we want to rush.
Do I need to take a day off work?
No. There’s no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within an hour after. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before we consider the process complete.
Can you guarantee your work?
No. I can guarantee that your face is important to me and that I will act in accordance with my experience and expertise to give you my absolute best. I can guarantee that I will strive to make you gratified and content every time. But there are no guarantees in this industry.
What’s the process like?
Microblading is a TWO STEP TREATMENT, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up six weeks after. After we take your before photo, we shape your eyebrows and decide on the color. Shortly after that, a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you’re numb, the pigment is deposited.
During healing, it’s normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place. The process is considered to be complete 8 weeks after the first touch up.
What can’t I do after the procedure?
You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry – that means no swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet; no tanning or prolonged sun exposure; no picking or peeling of the treatment area. You can still wash your hair and face and once they’re healed up, you treat them as your own.


WAXING

Does waxing hurt?
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but you can expect a short, stinging sensation after the strip is pulled. If you are worried about being sensitive, taking an ibuprofen or aspirin about 30 minutes before your appointment or using our No Scream Cream should minimize your discomfort (consult with your physician before taking medications). Continuous waxing causes finer and less hair therefore waxing becomes less painful.
How often should I wax?
For best results, four weeks is considered the general and most recommended guideline.  This may vary depending on the area(s) being waxed as well as the individual rate at which your hair grows. Over time, your hair growth will become much less dense, resulting in waxing more infrequently.
What type of wax do you use?
We use 3 different types of wax. We use a hard wax that shrink-wraps and hardens around the hair and lifts from the skin creating a less painful removal, a more traditional soft wax and it is removed by using a cloth strip, and we also offer a soy-based hair remover for clients with more sensitive skin. 
Will my hair grow back thicker/darker?
No, waxing actually has the opposite effect. Hair that is removed at the roots grows in finer and softer over time.
I use Retin A, Renova, or Accutane.....Can I still wax?
These medications increase the rate at which your skin exfoliates so waxing could potentially remove the skin as well as hair. Please let your esthetician know immediately if you are on any medications. Also be aware that chemical peels, laser, and microdermabrasion can also affect skin integrity.
Can I wax if I'm on my cycle?
Of course! Being on your menstrual cycle is not a cause for you to reschedule your appointment. All clients will still be able to be seen as long as they have a tampon in during the waxing treatment.
What should I do to prepare for my wax? 
It’s best to wait at least 2 weeks from your last shave (or 3+ weeks from your last wax) before coming in. Your hair must be at least ¼” long for the wax to adhere properly.  Do not bother trimming: the longer the hair, the better your results will be because the wax will adhere more effectively!  In the *rare* occasion that the hair is too long, not to worry, we’ll do the trimming! 
Exfoliating the area to be waxed prior to your appointment is highly recommended. Be sure to stay away from lotions or heavily fragranced oils – before AND immediately following your service. Also, now is a great time to take that ibuprofen or aspirin we discussed earlier!
What about aftercare? 
Your skin may be slightly sensitive directly following your wax, which is totally normal. The irritation most people experience will diminish after just a few hours. You should avoid sun exposure for 48 hours prior to and after waxing. Also, avoid creams and lotions, as well as activities like working out, swimming, etc.
To prevent ingrown hairs, we highly recommend gently exfoliating at least twice per week. You can do this with a variety of products that we retail at our studios, with a gentle scrub of your choice, or even a coarse hand towel.
The most important rule of all is to NOT shave or trim between your appointments!