Microblading...All your questions answered!

If we haven't met, you should know that I am a brow fanatic! And if you haven't followed me on instagram (wait! Are you not following me on Insta? You should! @blush_beauty_lounge) come on over and check out all the pretty brow pictures! And if you don't know about microblading yet, keep reading.

What is microblading

It's kinda like brow magic! It's a semi-permanent brow enhancement. It's performed by creating small hair strokes through the brow. A tiny set of needles (that looks like a blade if you're not looking close, hence the name microblading) makes small incisions into the skin and pigment is deposited. Same as a tattoo except it does not reach the depth as a standard body tattoo, thus being semi-permanent (18-24 months) and slowly fading out. 

Does it hurt?

Oh boy! Can I file this under frequently asked questions?! Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance and how they react to numbing agents. I try my hardest to get my clients as numb as possible.  I wish I could tell you that you feel nothing, and I do have some clients that tell me that.  However I would expect to feel a little pressure.  I will take extra time numbing clients that still have some sensitivity towards the procedure.  But in the end, beauty is painful! hahaha!

How does the procedure work?

We'll spend some time talking over pigment colors.  I typically ask my clients to bring in a brow pencil/powder/gel that they love.  Don't have one? No problem.  I'll analyze your brow color and present you with options.  From there, I will do a little brow mapping and measuring and draw the brow on with a pencil.  We will agree to a shape and then start the procedure.  I hate rushing my consultations so please plan on 45 mins for this time.  It's your money maker.  Everything has to be perfect!  The actual procedure takes an additional 45 minutes.  Then the BIG REVEAL! You'll be so happy, hug me, and then we'll take some brow selfies. Fun, right?!

A little more about my technique

Every brow artist has a different approach.  Like anything I do, I like to keep it natural.  I try to use all of your natural brow hair and just added more where needed.  I like my clients to look and feel like a better brow version of themselves!

What to expect post-procedure

This is always the kicker but I just cut into your face so let's prepare you adequately........First couple of days....whoa! Bold brows! The color is setting in and your skin is healing.  Have you ever watched a wound heal? It gets darker before it heals so prepare for the brows to be 40-50% darker that first week.  My already-bladed brow clients are all shaking their heads "yes" as they are reading this! Some even go into panic and call me everyday to make sure.  That's totally fine, we'll get through it together! I personally loved mine during the healing process.  They were darker and crisp. I would pass a mirror (ok, I may have stared at myself in ANY mirror!) and point to myself in the mirror and say "strong brow game, Jame"! For those of you who don't appreciate a bossy brow, they do fade.  Small scabs form on the incisions and then flake off.  Just like any cut on the skin.  During this time you cannot get them wet.  Or get sweaty! The saline in our sweat pushes pigment out of the skin and we're trying to get that brow on lock-down.  As far as getting them wet, no bueno.  I prefer a dry healing technique.  This prevents any and all infection.  In six weeks, we'll have another date and I'll touch up any existing strokes that may have faded out.  It happens.  The body recognizes pigment as a foreign substance and will try to push it out.  Sometimes it wins.  So a 6 week touch up is necessary to do any tweaking. 

I look forward to giving you the most fabulous brows on the beach! Call or email me for booking.  Online booking is not available for this service.