BEFORE BOOKING

(PLEASE READ IT ALL)

 

WHAT BROW SERVICE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
 

Depending on what style you like best, its now time to decide what service is correct for you.

Fusion/Hybrid Brows: Works on all skin types, existing full brows, or sparse brows, can fix asymmetrical brows or missing gaps of hair. Can be as natural or as soft as client desires

Powder/Ombre: Best for those with combo/oily skin but works on every skin type. Great for clients who want a precise dramatic brow, but also can be designed for clients with a natural look in mind.

DO ANY OF THE BROW SERVICES HURT?

Katy uses two types of topical antiseptic numbing creams prior to and during your procedure to ensure that the experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. Of course pain tolerances vary person to person and with that in mind your cece will take the absolute most care to assess your numbness and comfort level throughout the session.

HOW LONG WILL THE MICROBLADING PROCEDURE LAST? 

While the inks Katy uses are semi-permanent, you can expect the ink to fade gradually. Once the pigment has faded about 50% (usually around 1-1 & 1/2 years) it is recommended to come in for a touch up.

Fusion/Hybrid/Powder brows will always last longer than microblading only. The pigment usually faded about 50% over the course of 2 years or more, and if anything all you need is color boost anytime before that.

It is important to note that optimal and long lasting color is a direct result of how well your after care instructions are followed. 

HOW MANY BROW PROCEDURE SESSIONS ARE NEEDED?
 

For optimal results, two sessions are needed with a 6-10 week window between the two appointments. At the touch up appointment we will assess the color retention, shape and make adjustments as necessary. 
 

DO I NEED TO KNOW ANYTHING BEFORE I BOOK?
 

Absolutely! If you haven’t already please read the list of contraindications that prevent you from getting the service, and please send cece a list of medications you are taking if any.

CAN ANYONE HAVE PERMANENT MAKEUP?
 

Please be advised that micro shading is a form of tattooing and there are some medical conditions and medications that prevent clients from getting the service. If you have any questions, please email or call. Occasionally, a doctor's note can be accepted for special cases. 

Permanent cosmetics services cannot be performed if you are:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • No consumption of alcohol or caffeine within 24/48 hours prior to your appointment.

  • Taking immunosuppresion medication/have been diagnosed with an immune disorder.

  • Have any active infection.

  • Have an upcoming surgery within 4 weeks.

  • Taking blood thinning medication or substances (including alcohol or caffeine). (This is your responsibility to know)

  • Taking adderall.

  • Noncompliant with aftercare instructions.

  • Commonly suntan.

  • Diabetic.

  • Currently taking painkillers, street narcotics, or have drinking problems.

  • Taking krill oil/fish oil.

  • Have an undiagnosed/untreated heart issues.

  • Have taken antibiotics in the past 30 days.

  • Have tendency to keloid.

  • Have had peels/laser/microneedling/tinting/any chemicals within the past four weeks. (Invasive laser treatments six-twelve months)

  • Have taken accutane in the past year.

  • Have had laser resurfacing in the past year.

  • Have had botox injections on the forehead within 3 weeks.

  • At high risk of infection/must take antibiotics during dental work.

  • Trichotilloma diagnosis.
     

Most people who have had their brows tattooed in the past will be turned away.
Please contact us with a photo of your brows to see if she will take you as a client prior to booking.

If you are unsure whether or not you can receive micro shading, please contact us.

CAN I BOOK IT I HAVE OLD EYEBROWS FROM ANOTHER ARTIST?
 

Katy doesn’t take many clients from other artists, most have to be covered up by doing a fusion/hybrid brow or powder brow, and results are never promised due to the factor of scar tissue. To find out what you are a candidate for text our business line three photos of your current brows with no makeup in them. These photos need to be taken in natural light using your front camera (not selfies camera) taken by someone else is preferred, side profile of brow, right profile of brow, front profile for symmetry close enough to the brows but not too close we can’t see the shape.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY PROCEDURE 1 WEEK BEFORE?

  • No heavy exercising 24 hours prior to your appointment

  • No waxing, threading, tinting, henna + more 3 weeks prior to your appointment

  • If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment on your phone. Remember once your brows are done healing after the initial session they will lighten 40-60% this is normal.

  • You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape you desire.

  • If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.

  • We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment 1 week is preferred. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen.

  • Do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and any amount of caffeine you consume.

  • If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.

  • It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.

 

- WHAT TO EXPECT -
 

THE INITIAL SESSION
 

Brows are a two step process. The first step to the process is the initial session/appointment. This appointment is to determine shape, size, and color. I prefer to keep the initial appointment very conservative being a makeup artist for as long as I have I believe less is more, and when it comes to a tattoo that is permanently on your face less is definitely more at the initial appointment. You can add to a tattoo but you absolutely can’t subtract. This first step is to see how your skin reacts, heals and how your skin holds pigment.
 

STEP BY STEP PROCESS
 

  • First, I have you lay down for photos before we even start talking about your brows. I do ask you take off your mask briefly for these photos so i can see symmetry of your face and eyes in the photos.

  • We then begin to discuss your brows natural shape and your brow inspiration

  • We then discuss your skin type, amount of oil production your produce, your lifestyle so we can pick what will ideally heal and age the best for you

  • Then I begin to map your brows, during this time I ask to limit the amount of conversation as most people tend to have a lot of movement while speaking and my mapping method is very particular in measurements to your face. I take your face anatomy, symmetry, inspiration and how you naturally fill them in into consideration during this time.

  • If you have very unsymmetrical brows this will be put into consideration and we will discuss where we should remove hairs to balance your brows. I prefer that a client with highly unsymmetrical brows that we get them close enough to perfect. Most clients with unsymmetrical brows also have unsymmetrical eyes and creating a brow that is so perfect almost looks too perfect and it can throw off the balance of your face even more. I will give you my expert opinion but ultimately leave it up to you to decide how much upkeep you want.

  • Clients get full approval on shape, this is tattoo on your face please be picky about it, do not feel like you will offend me by not liking something. Your comfortability and satisfaction is my number one priority when shaping your brows.

  • The outline/mapping will appear darker and bolder than what they will look like after the procedure. This is hard outline so I know exactly where to stay within. The fronts can appear very boxy if you are getting microblading or fusion/hybrid just remember that area will spaced out strokes that mimic life like hairs. Strokes in the front will always appear longer initially than when they heal (they shorten about 30-40% when healed)

  • After we have your perfect shape mapped I will then take a look at your natural brow hair color and skin undertone to determine the most natural looking color for you. I will then let you ask any questions before we get started.

  •  If you are getting fusion/hybrid brows I will do the outline on the tails into the body of the brow so I have a nice crisp outline prior to numbing. This does not hurt, clients say it’s less uncomfortable than getting threaded or waxed, some say it feels like a baby scratch, some say it tickles everyone’s threshold of pain is different. Once the outline is done then I numb you before going any further into the procedure. If you are getting Powder/Ombré brows I do the outline and first pass of shading without numbing this ensures a crisp outline and better color retention (this might be more uncomfortable than the other brow procedures but ensures the best color retention)

  • Once you are finished numbing we will continue to procedure, passes are required to get the right amount of color saturation so when healed they are even, soft, and natural. Secondary numbing is applied as needed so you continue to remain comfortable during the entire procedure.

  • I typically give you a peak once one brow is close to finished to calm any client jitters. It will seem like I’m doing so much that you’re going to look at your brows and they are going to be too much, showing you when close to being finished with one brow will show you that they look really soft and natural.

  • Once close to finishing both brows I may sit you up to check symmetry and make any changes as well as let you take a look at them

  • Once I am all finished you will be the first to look at them before ending the procedure.

  • Brows will appear bolder, darker, slightly swollen, and a little warm directly after the procedure this is totally normal. CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU!

- AFTER APPOINTMENT -

WHAT TO EXPECT
 

After treatment, it is normal to feel a sunburned sensation for a couple days followed by dry, itchy, and tender skin. Brows will appear darker and bolder/more red a few days after the appointment. during healing they will lighten 30-60% and shrink in size. this is normal.

healing process takes approximately 4-6 weeks. as your skin naturaly exfoliates and regenerates. you will notice color change, disappear and reappear as they fully heal.

color may flake off and appear softer and less visible but will slowly reappear over the next few weeks. This is all absolutely normal and part of the normal healing process and why one to two touch ups may be necessary. be patient and know this is the part of the normal  and expected healing process.

- THE HEALING PROCESS
 

WASHING INSTRUCTION

Directly after your appointment, blot your eyebrows with a cotton round with no product/water every 45-60 minutes (this is really important).

  1. On the first night wash the brows and apply aftercare once before bed.

  2. Starting the day after your appointment, wash the tattooed area 3 times a day for dry/normal skin and 4-5 times a day for combo/oily skin for only 4-5 days (or until they start flaking before day 4 this is different for everyone).

  3. Use lukewarm water with a gentle cleanser (cetaphil or cerave) and wash in the direction of the hair growth.

  4. Pat dry with a soft tissue or cotton round, and apply a rice grain amount of the aftercare provided to the brows everytime they are washed.

  5. Keep the area clean and allow the skin to breathe for the best retention. Do NOT apply to much of the aftercare. These washing instructions are not just a suggestion, your brows will 100% not heal properly without proper aftercare.

I will most definitely notice if aftercare is not followed and you may be turned away from your perfecting session if I see you pose risk of not following aftercare as this can lead to an infection. Brows are 50% artists correct technique and 50% client care. This is an investment on your face so please take all aftercare thoroughly.

WHAT DO I DO WHEN MY BROWS BEGIN TO FLAKE OVER?
 

Leave them alone completely. No washing, No aftercare ointment, don’t touch them, don’t pick at them, let them naturally flake off no matter how tempting it is to touch them.
 

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY BROWS DON’T FLAKE?
 

This is best case scenario when healing, wash and aftercare for a full 7 days and then stop after day 7 if they are not flaking by then.
 

WHAT YOU MUST AVOID UNTIL FINISHED FLAKING
 

  • Increased sweating, exercises, strenuous activity. Brow tattoo removal is done using saline, saline is what our sweat is made out of, so you just remove your tattoo by sweating during healing.

  • Getting your eyebrows wet outside of washing instructions. Yes, you can shower but face away from the shower and crack the curtain if you like hot showers.

  • Tanning bed use at any point after having your brows tattooed will result in discoloration and premature fading

  • Many UVA/UVB exposure will pose risk or discoloration. when brows are done flaking apply spf daily (I like the Elta MD one) Do not plan a vacation two weeks prior or 4 weeks after.

  • DO NOT PICK at any possible scabbing or flaking. you will pull out the ink permanently. I will 100% know if you picked at your brows to speed up the healing process and your touch up appointment will be canceled for not following aftercare.

  • Wash hands prior to washing brows, and wash your pillowcase to lower risk of infection

  • Avoid Retinol, Retin-A, Vitamin A, Acids & Oils on your brows and forehead. These ingredients are amazing but they have cellular communication so they will fade your brows prematurely.

  • No lotions, non gentle cleaner, or makeup should applied to the brows until they are done flaking

  • Do not sleep on your side, you will prematurely pull off the scabbing pulling out the ink entirely causing your brows to heal more patchy and uneven.

  • Do not wear your hair over your brows, the natural oils from your hair will cause premature fading during the healing process.

YOU MUST SCHEDULE YOUR TOUCH UP WITHIN 48 HOURS OF YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT

This is your responsibility to call to schedule your touch up within 48 hours of when your initial appointment is finished. Clients who wait outside this window will most likely be seen after 10 weeks from their initial appointment and will have to pay an additional fee. You can not book this online, you must call/text. Do not email please.