What is Microshading/Powder/Ombre brows?
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.
Difference between Microshading and Microblading
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!
Does Microshading Hurt?
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.
How long does Microshading last?
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.
Do you offer consultations?
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 30 minute consultation. Consultation fee is $20.
What are the rescheduling/cancellations policies?
- 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.
What should I expect on the day of my appointment?
If you’ve never got permanent make up done before, it’s normal that you feel nervous😯. Here’s what you should expect from the moment you enter our studio:
⁃ We take your temperature, you fill out the consent form and a new Covid-19 form
⁃ We take before pictures
⁃ Pre-drawing of your eyebrows/lips, during which we discuss your preferences in shape and color. We use a dark pencil for brow mapping and a red pen for your lips + highlight them with a white pencil/concealer. It’s important for us to see clearly where the needle has got to go
⁃ After you give us a thumbs up on the sketch, we apply a topical anesthesia on the area
⁃ Meanwhile we get everything ready for the procedure: mix pigments, prepare a sterile work station, displaying a new needle
⁃ Beginning to work on the area, applying a secondary anesthesia for your comfort. Pigment is implanted in a few passes. For eyebrows it’s usually 3-5, for lips 2-3, lash line 2-3
⁃ Finishing up, showcasing the result, making sure you’re happy with it, explaining aftercare Service is NOT complete until 4-12 week touch up session.