Frequently Asked Questions
Everything You Need To Know
Permanent makeup is commonly referred to as a “cosmetic tattoo”, but it’s not a traditional tattoo at all, nor is it really “permanent”. Tiny amounts of natural pigments are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin, not the epidermis (where a regular tattoo goes). Because of that, results will last a long time, but will eventually fade in approximately 1-3 years. This is perfect since faces and trends change!
Permanent makeup is perfect for busy women (and yes, men!) who are looking to save time and want their look to stay perfect around the clock. People who have Alopecia, light, half eyebrows or eyebrows with bald spots love our microblading brow service. People with eyes sensitive to makeup or sparse lashes love permanent eyeliner, and those who want fuller looking, more defined lips love lip tinting. Permanent makeup is also a great solution for those with oily skin that shed makeup easily, athletes, swimmers and beach goers who want to sweat and get wet without their makeup running, and anyone wanting to boost their confidence!
Absolutely! All pigments are cosmetic grade, meaning that they are sterilized and purified for cosmetic use. The ingredients used have been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. Be wary of products that have not met safety standards, including those that contain “vegetable dyes” that are unstable and may change color after time. In addition, all our tools are single-use and discarded after the treatment. As your #BrowTherapist I have been highly trained and and I do not skimp on product.
Time will vary with each individual and area being covered and whether it’s your first time or you’re coming in for a touch-up. It takes an average of 2-2.5 for each initial procedure. Touch ups are generally 60 minutes. The total time to expect at our studio for your first session (including consultation, color selection, and application) is about two and a half-three hours.
There’s no downtime; you can go back to work right after your brow, eyeliner or lip procedure. It’s normal to have some swelling on the lip and eye, and/or some minor scabbing on eyebrows. Your custom color will initially look 20-30% bolder than what the final result will be after about a week when it settles in. It will take about six days for the skin to completely heal. Our clients generally say they walk out ready to take on the rest of their day with no discomfort. Get more details on eyebrow, eyeliner and lip tinting aftercare instructions.
Everyone is required to pay the $100 booking fee. when scheduling your touch up please be aware that If you fail to schedule your touch up appointment before leaving, you will be required to schedule ONLINE and you will pay the $100 booking fee. There are ZERO exceptions. If you need help scheduling, please reach out and my assistant will schedule you at the earliest convenience.
Sheeesh NO!! It is my goal to make your experience as pain-free as possible! I use effective topical anesthetic ointments that numbs the skin, and I am happy to apply as much as needed to keep you comfortable. Everyone experiences pain differently, but most of our clients say the pain is mild to moderate, comparable to eyebrow tweezing. We even see clients that are terrified of needles and have no problem with our application.
When you walk into the Brow Babes you’ll immediately feel welcomed, relaxed and pampered. I will apply numbing cream, If it’s your first visit, you’ll soon have a consultation with your #browtherapist. I will get to know your lifestyle and personality, go over the procedure and options, and answer any questions. We will draw in and define the areas to be colored and work with you on shape, thickness and color. Then you’ll enter a treatment room where your skin is exfoliated and more numbing cream applied. You’ll then lie back and let your #browtherapiist do her magic! When you’re done you’ll receive aftercare cream and a review of instructions before heading out the door with your new, fabulous look.
It’s essential to keep the procedure area clean and free of bacteria, therefore, you cannot put other types of makeup on top of your permanent makeup for one week after the procedure. However, on areas where permanent makeup was not applied, you can wear what you normally do.
For safety reasons, the following should not have permanent makeup applied:
- Areas that have had fillers (like Juvederm) should be avoided as well as any areas that have problematic skin conditions like skin cancer, eczema and psoriasis.
- Pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding.
- Anyone with contagious blood diseases like Hepatitis or HIV.
- People who are currently undergoing chemotherapy.
- Those who have keloid or hypopigmentation.
- Roaccutane and steroid users. ( THIS IS A STRICT POLICY)
- Diabetics (check with your MD)
No, the only way this is allowed is if it cleared through my first. I am not a fan of having someone watching me while I work. I also have a building FULL of massage therapist and the last thing they want and need are other bodies, speaking loudly and taking up space. So. If you want someone to come with you, You must contact me first.
HECK NO! This is a tattoo, can you bring your children to a tattoo shop? No way, its against the law. In addition you will be in a chair for 2.5-3 hours there is no time to or way that you will be able to parent efficiently or effectively. This counts as long as they are under 18. If they are over 18 please see the FAQ above entitled “Can I bring my friend/parent/significant other.”
This is taken DIRECTLY from my contract. Cancellation Policy:
(Name Initial here) I understand that the appointment time is reserved for the Client. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in the Artist’s day that could have been filled by another client. The Artist requires 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment. Clients that provide less than 48 hour notice or miss their appointment will be charged a cancellation fee of the entire cost of the appointment as booked. If the Client arrives late for their appointment, no additional time will be added to the appointment. The Procedure will be stopped at the scheduled end time of the appointment, regardless as to whether or not the desired outcome is achieved in the remaining amount of time. The client will be charged in full for the service time as booked.
The answer is NO. The reason being is that this is not a deposit. this is a fee to hold your spot in my books. If you cancel, reschedule, no show etc. This was there to soften that blow for me the artist.
Anything outside of the 10-15 grace period is considered a NO SHOW. All NO SHOWS are subject to the Cancellation policy. That states that after the 72 hour time frame, you will be subject to a charge of a rebooking fee and or the entire amount of the service. This is because not only did you receive a reminder text & email when the initial appointment was booked, but you also receive another confirmation text & email 48 hours before your appointment, giving you the option to reschedule. Then you are given another confirmation text & email when we book your Touch up session, followed by a additional reminder text & email 48 hours before your appointment. There is honestly very little reasoning for you to NOT show up. Yes, life happens and I am often willing to work with my clients, However my services are blocked for 3 hours at a time. There are only so many appointments that I can fit into a single day. This stands regardless if you paid $50 booking fee or the amount in full. In full I am usually bit more forgiving depending the circumstances. If you No show for your touch up, you have relinquished your complimentary session and an additional fee of $50-$150 will be due. Price is dependent on my availability. This policy is in place because as a small business owner and not a corporation, I do not have the ability to shrug off a client not showing up, because every client is another way I keep the lights on in this building. I want nothing more than for you to love me and trust me. But we have to respect each other and each others time.
There will be zero refunds given on an elective procedure. My time & services were rendered therefor no refunds will be given. In the case of an extremely unhappy client, I will be willing to work with client until we are able to rectify the situation. However, you are given AMPLE opportunity to Check & Agree to the pre draw, and I take pictures of the pre draw just incase something like this happens.