Microblading

Everything you need to know

• What is microblading?

Microblading is a type of semipermanent cosmetic tattooing of the brows. Pigment is implanted beneath the skin with tiny needles clustered together to form a blade. Through this, we’re able to mimic natural looking, hair like strokes by making tiny cuts into the skin. Shading may be used in addition for a power or makeup-like effect called Combo Brows.

• How long does the procedure take?

The length of appointment varies on a client to client basis because everyone’s eyebrows different. First time clients usually take anywhere from 2-3 hours and this depends how much needs to be done or discussed prior to the procedure, in order to achieve the very best custom brow results. Touch up appointments take about an hour and a half.

• How long is the healing process?

Initial healing is about two weeks and during this time your brows will go through many phases. They will darken over a few days and then lighten significantly, which is normal. By week four, you’ll notice the pigment darken again and the brows appear more full and natural in shade. How well you heal is largely due how well you follow aftercare instructions. It is recommended you come in for a touch up session at 5-10 weeks, where we can go over any strokes that may have faded or make any needed adjustments.

• How long will it last?

The full effects of microblading last anywhere between 1-3 years, depending on your skin type and preferred look. Microblading on oily skin will typically fade faster than it will on dry skin. Once pigment from the procedure begins to noticeably fade, you'll come back for a touch up appointment.

• How do I prepare?

Stop all tweezing, waxing, tinting, and threading one month before your appointment. In the three days prior it is important you discontinue the use of any retinols, omegas, prenatals, and aspirin (or any types of blood thinner). No alcohol is permitted for the 24-48 hours prior and lastly, if you are a caffeine aficionado, please don't indulge the day of your appointment.

• Are there any contradictions?

Anyone who is pregnant, undergoing chemotherapy, or has high blood pressure will be required to bring written doctors approval. Furthermore as a precaution, if you are under the age of 18, diabetic, prone to keloids, immunocompromised, or on accutane you unfortunately cannot be treated.

 

Lamination

Everything you need to know

• What is brow lamination?

Lamination is the best noninvasive, temporary, and affordable way to enhance your brows. If you have unruly or downward growing hairs, this service can chemically change the direction of growth to create a more uniform look and more desirable brow shape. Lamination is an increasingly popular treatment as fluffy brows are trending and the results really do look amazing. Brow tint may be added on for an additional $25. The entire lamination process takes 45 minutes to an hour.

• How long does it last?

Brow lamination generally lasts 6-10 weeks depending on your hair type. Your stylist will provide aftercare instructions, to help you maintain your results as long as possible. We also recommend applying castor oil or a brow serum, such as GrandeBROW, before you sleep, to help strengthen and boost hair growth between treatments.

• What is the aftercare?

Once the treatment is complete, brows will look sleek and shiny looking. This look lasts for 48 hours until properly washed. If you want to keep that glossy look, you can easily achieve it by applying a clear brow gel. Directly post service, we ask that you avoid any hot showers or heavy exercise, and to keep them as dry as possible. After 48 hours you can wet and cleanse the face with any of your favorite products, which won't disrupt the shape of the brow.