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What is Microblading and Powder Brows?

Microblading is a manual process of implanting color pigment into the skin using tiny sterile needles to produce the appearance of natural looking hair strokes.

 

Powder Brows are created using a small tattoo machine called a rotary pen. This technique differs from Microblading in that we create a misty, powder filled brow similar to the look of makeup, as opposed to simulated hair. The tails of the brow are darker, and fade into a light start to the brow, giving that perfect Ombre makeup affect where brows look very soft and natural.

WHO IS MICROBLADING FOR?

Microblading and/or Powder Brows is a great solution if you have faint or naturally fine brows. Or no brows at all. These methods are ideal for anyone who is not happy with their eyebrows and wants to enhance the look of their brows.  The effects will be waterproof, smudge-proof and completely realistic. 

DOES MICROBLADING HURT?

We realize that everyone’s ability for bearing pain is different therefore we apply a two-part topical anesthetic before and during the procedure to numb the affected area to ensure that you are comfortable and feel as little to no pain as possible. Many clients have stated that the pain is similar to getting their eyebrows threaded or waxed. 

how long does the appointment last?

The appointment is usually between 2-4 hours

am i a good candidate?

Microblading/Powder Brows is not recommended for the following clients:

  • Pregnant and/or nursing women

  • Diabetic

  • Undergoing Chemotherapy

  • Used Accutane in the past year

  • Keloids or keloid tendency

  • Transmittable blood diseases such as HIV or Hepatitis

  • Skin irritations or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburns, acne)

  • Blood thinning medication in the last two months

  • Epilepsy

  • Major heart problems

  • Botox in the last three months

  • Chemical peels in the last two months

  • Viral infection/diseases

  • Sick with cold, flu or sinus infection 

how should i prepare for my appointment?

  • Do not work out the day of the procedure

  • Do not tan

  • Do not take aspirin, niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen within 24 hours before procedure

  • Do not drink alcohol or caffeine the day of the procedure

  • Do not wax, tweeze or pluck eyebrows 3 days before the procedure

  • Do not use Retin-A products at least two weeks before procedure

  • Also, note that you may be more sensitive to pain during your menstrual cycle. 

is it safe?

Yes. Your procedure will be performed by a Licensed Permanent Cosmetic Tattooist who is certified in blood-borne pathogens and infection control. The Glam Life Beauty Bar observes the strictest standards of cleanliness and adheres to OSHA regulations. We only use pigments specifically formulated for permanent makeup in accordance with the FDA.

how is brow shape and color decided?

We will analyze your skin type and undertones as well as brow color, hair color,c natural growth patterns, bone structure and will also take into consideration how you normally shape or fill your brows. With my professional opinion and your preferential input, we will design and shape a custom brow that is natural and flattering to you. 

is it possible to cover my old tattoo brows?

If you have previous permanent makeup on your eyebrows please email a photo of your current eyebrows before scheduling an appointment to determine if I will be able to service you. Email: info@theglamlifebeautybar.com

what can i expect after my procedure?

  • After your procedure, it is normal to experience swelling, redness, itchiness, dryness and flaking. Also, the color of your eyebrows will look darker after your procedure however up to 50% of the darkened color will fade.

  • We will provide you with aftercare ointment and instructions following your procedure. It is highly recommended to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best results. 

how long does microblading/ powder brows last?

Microblading and Powder Brows are considered permanent however the color will eventually fade. Each skin type will hold pigment differently so final results cannot be guaranteed. Typically, microblading can last between 12-18 months and powder brows can last up to 2-3 years. Please keep in mind that smoking can cause pigment to fade prematurely. 

how often will i need a touch-up?

You will receive a complimentary touch up 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure to perfect the shape, color and hair strokes. I recommend scheduling touch ups yearly to keep your color fresh however frequency of touch ups depend upon skin type, sun exposure, pigment color (lighter pigments tend to fade faster) and a person’s lifestyle.

The breakdown of our custom eyelash extensions process + how to get the most out of them

what are lash extensions?

 Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash that gives the appearance of longer and thicker eyelashes. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one using a medical grade adhesive for a beautiful and glamorous look.

are lash extensions safe?

The application process is pain-free and relaxing that most clients fall asleep during the procedure. However, improper application by an unqualified eyelash technician can cause damage to your natural lashes therefore it is important that this service is provided by a Certified Eyelash Extension Specialist. 

preparation for lash extension Service

To make the most of your appointment we recommend that you arrive with your lashes clean and free of mascara, oil, and residual glues or adhesives from other lash enhancement products. The presence of these substances can adversely affect the ability for your new lash extensions to bond properly. We cannot guarantee the longevity of your lash extensions if they are not clean when you arrive to your appointment. 

how long will my eyelash extensions last?

When applied properly, eyelash extensions can last for several weeks usually up to a month. Everyone’s experience will differ based on day to day activities and the growth cycle of your lashes. 

How Do I Care for my new Eyelash Extensions?

  • Do not wash eyes, swim, or shower for 12 – 24 hours after lash extension application, to allow time for bonding.

  • Do not rub your eyes.

  • Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler.

  • Avoid oil-based makeup products, including mascara and eye-makeup remover. These will cause the glue bond to separate. Use only water-based mascara. Apply mascara from mid lash up to the tips, only.

  • Use only water-based facial cleansers if possible.

  • Use a q-tip when removing eye makeup

  • Do not visit saunas or steam rooms frequently. Continued exposure to heat may cause the bond to loosen.

  • Do not use water-resistant mascara

  • After the 12 to 24-hour curing period you can swim, shower, and exercise while wearing Lash Extensions.

How do I maintain my Lash Extensions?

As your natural lashes shed the density of your lash extensions will become thinner. Touch-Ups are required to maintain your desired density. Touch-ups will be required every two to three weeks depending on how dense your initial application was and how quickly your natural lashes shed. It is easier to predict how often you will need touch-ups following your initial application.