Frequently Asked Questions
How can I book an appointment?
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations and rescheduling within 48 hours of your appointment, as well as no-shows, will result in being charged 50% of the scheduled treatment.
What forms of payment do you accept?
What is ombre and combination brow?
What factors will affect my permanent cosmetics?
Oily skin: increased oil production can cause hairstrokes to blur and heal lighter and powdery.
Smoking: smokers may notice that their semi-permanent cosmetics will fade faster.
Anemia and iron deficiency: your body will absorb these iron based pigments more quickly.
Sun exposure: increased exposure to the sun will cause premature fading. You will want to use a special sunscreen for your semi-permanent cosmetics; I recommend color guard. You can find it on amazon.
Age and metabolism. The faster your metabolism the faster the pigment will fade.
Bleeding during the procedure: excessive bleeding during your procedure will greatly affect how your body retains pigment. While this is not entirely in our control, it is important that you follow before care instructions to help minimize bleeding. This includes avoiding blood thinning medications, alcohol, and caffeine 24 hours before your procedure.
How should I prepare for my permanent makeup appointment?
If you have reference pictures, please feel free to bring these to your appointment. Along with the pencil or powder you are currently using.
If you tint your brows you will want to do so 72 hours before your appointment.
You must not use Retin-A, Retinols, or other cosmetic acids near the brow area 2 weeks before or after the procedure.
No chemical peels 60 days before or after the procedure.
No microneedling 2 weeks before or after procedure.
You will need to avoid water for 7 -10 days after! This includes excessive sweating, pools, lakes, salt water, and extreme sun exposure, so plan your vacations accordingly!
No botox, fillers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels or anything of the like for at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure, and also two weeks after.
Stop blood thinners, including aspirin, Ibuprofen, fish oil, and alcohol 48 hours prior to the procedure.
You cannot receive semi permanent make-up if you are:
- Are on blood thinners, including Aspirin, Ibuprofen, fish oil, or alcohol within 48 hours of the procedure
- Have active rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, shingles, acne, sunburn or rash in the treatment area
- Are currently using Accutane or have used Accutane within the past year
- Are on blood thinning medications
- Have rosacea
- Are currently undergoing cancer treatment
- Are currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation (must be off these for at least 6 months)
- Are prone to Keloid scarring
- Are an organ transplant recipient
- Have a viral infection or disease that is active
- Have a transmittable blood disease such as HIV or Hepatitis
- Have epilepsy
- Have diabetes
What to avoid doing before your procedure!
- Doing any of the following will cause excessive bleeding during your procedure and will hinder your final result!!
- Do not work out the day of your appointment.
- You should not take any medications that may thin your blood (I.E. Aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil) 72 hours before or immediately after your procedure.
- Do not drink alcohol within 24 hours of your procedure.
- Avoid caffeine for 12 hours before your procedure. (caffeine increases blood flow and will effect your healed results).
What can I expect immediately after my semi-permanent make-up appointment?
In the hours following your procedure your brows will appear much darker and bolder than it will heal due to oxidation in the surface layer of your skin. Your brows could also appear warmer in color. You may experience some redness or swelling around the treated area, this typically disappears within 48 hours.
Around day 3 you may notice some flaking or light scabbing on the treated area, do not pick at it, doing so can result in loss of pigment in those areas. Brows may appear spotty or patchy until the entire brow has finished healing. You may notice that some areas may appear very light or even to have lost pigment entirely after they have peeled, the epidermis will be thicker causing muting, hiding or diffusing of pigment underneath. The epidermis will normalize over the next 4-6 weeks and softened pigment should appear more clearly on surface of the skin.
At 4-6 weeks your brows will be fully healed. Whatever pigment that does not return will be addressed at your touch up appointment or if you’d prefer darker, bolder brows we can always add more color or dimension during that appointment!
Do I need a touch-up/follow-up appointment?
Do I need a consultation before getting semi-permanent cosmetics?
How long does the semi-permanent make-up take?
Initial appointments take approximately 2 hours. This includes the designing process, numbing the area, and semi-permanent cosmetics procedure. Follow-up sessions take approximately 1 hour.