Frequently Asked Questions
What is the different between microblading, powder brows and combo brows?
Microblading: is a semi-permanent makeup technique for enhancing the appearance of the eyebrows, in which pigment is scratched into the skin in fine, short strokes resembling hair, using a hand tool with a blade formed of tiny needles called a micro-blade.
Powder brow: is a soft, filled brow similar to the look of powder brow makeup meaning the tails of the brow are darker, and fade into a light powder look at the start of the brow, giving it a very natural look.
Combo brows: is a combination of filled in powder brows with the hair strokes from the microblading.
Does it hurt?
It all depends on each individual pain tolerance. An anesthetic (numbing) cream can be applied before the procedure to minimize any discomfort if you know you have a low pain tolerance. There are some clients that sleep through the procedure.
How long will it last?
The length of how long they last will depend on your age, how oily your skin is and your skin tone. People with a deeper skin tone and oily skin will require additional touch-ups to ensure the dye does not fade away completely. Age tends to make it fade more quickly as well. There is also a required touch-up for clients about 6 weeks after the initial service. Some people might need more than one touch-up and on rare occasion, you might require up to 3 touch-ups after the first visit.
How much do you charge?
We charge $400 for our microblading and powder brow services. For our combo brows service we charge $500. The initial cost only covers only the first appointment. However a touchup appointment is required and at 6 weeks and is an additional charge
How much does a consultation cost?
A consultation is $100, it is not always needed however, it is recommended.
Touch up prices?
Correcting someone else's work is not considered a touch up appointment, a consultation will be required for these clients. There are times when eyebrows can be corrected and saved, but there are times when you have to remove and start over.
For our touch up appointments a 6 week touch up $150, after 6 weeks $200, 1 year touch up $250 and after 1 year $300. Anything after 2 years no longer qualifies as a touch up and you will need a new set.
How far in advanced do I need to book an appointment?
It is strongly advised that clients book their first appointment at least 3-4 months prior to vacations, weddings, or any special occasion. This allows the healing of both initial microblading as well as a 6-8 week Touch-Up. If there is no special occasion coming up, we recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advanced.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing takes anywhere from 4-6 weeks to heal properly and for the color to reach its "true shade".
Do I need to remove my natural brow hair to get this service?
No, please don't. This technique actually looks best when there is natural hair in place. It creates a more realistic look when layered with the texture of your own hair. However, this will not look as realistic on clients that are bald or have little brow hair. It will still appear two dimensional without the texture of real hair to add that layer of dimension. It is still a nice soft alternative to makeup or solid block tattooing.
How often will I need to get my brows done?
This is a semi-permanent process. It will fade over time, to varying degrees. A "refresh appointment" is recommended at least once every year to keep brows looking their best.
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are a cosmetic application used to enhance the length, curliness, fullness, and thickness of natural lashes. The extensions can be made from several materials including mink, silk, synthetic, or horse hair. At MyBrows we use synthetic lash extensions. The main method of applying the extensions is by using a cyanoacrylate adhesive to apply the extension(s) to the natural lash 1-2 mm from the base of the natural eyelash.
How long do lash extensions last?
It is recommended to come in for a fill every two to three weeks to maintain a full look. However, it varies from client to client. Our natural lashes do go through a natural shedding cycle similar to hair. As lashes fall out and new ones grow in the lash extension falls out with the natural lash. This is what causes your full set to become less and less full as each week past.
How many eyelash extensions fall out per day?
Due to our growth cycle it is normal to lose 1 to 5 eyelash extensions per day.
How long does a full set normally take?
Applying a full set of lashes can range from 2-4 hrs depending on the style of lashes you choose and the amount if natural lashes you have. At MyBrows we isolate and apply individual lashes extensions to each of your individual natural lashes. We do not use cluster lashes our fans are hand made in studio by the artist for each client.
Do eyelash extensions damage your natural lashes?
If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull out the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. Also, never try to remove lash extensions on your own.
How do I know what eyelash extension set I should get?
Lash extensions come in a range of lengths curls and thicknesses. The length you and your stylist select will depend on the thickness or fineness of your own lashes to ensure the health of your natural lashes. If you have naturally long, thick lashes, you can wear a longer and thicker extension. However, If your natural lashes are more thin and brittle you may not be able to go as long or thick.
Can I put mascara on my eyelash extensions?
No, wearing mascara can weaken the bond of the glue causing premature fall out.
How often should I wash my eyelash extensions?
Cleanse your lashes daily or twice a day if you're oily or wear regular eye makeup. Using a special lash foaming cleanser is the best way to ensure you're getting an anti-bacterial solution on your lashes to maintain eye and lash health. Please do not use baby soap as this can cause build up on eyelash extensions.
Can you sleep with eyelash extensions?
Yes, however, it is recommended you sleep on your side or back. Sleeping with your face into your pillow can cause you're extensions to fall out more quickly and sleeping on one side predominately can cause one eye to shed quicker. Instead, try to sleep on your back for ultimate eyelash extension maintenance.
How are eyelash extensions removed?
The technician applies the removal solution to the lash extensions generously then waits a few short minutes while the solution breaks down the bonder. The technician then uses special tools to gently remove the lash extensions and disposes of them. Once they are completely removed the technician applies a gentle cleanser to the closed eye to clean any remaining bonding residue. Never try to remove lash extensions on your own.
What is the different between the sets?
The classic set is the most natural. This is a 1:1 application, so one synthetic eyelash extensions is applied per natural lash.
The hybrid set is a blending of both the Classic and Volume eyelash extension techniques. Volume fans and Classic eyelash extensions are intermixed to create a fuller lash line. This gives a slightly fluffier appearance to the lashes than straight Classic eyelash extensions.
The volume set is a technique used to achieve a fuller, fluffier look. With this method, anywhere between 2-3 light weight extensions are fanned out by hand and applied to a single natural lash. This is the perfect solution if you have sparse lashes or gaps.
The Russian volume set is where two up to 4-8 ultra-fine lashes are combined and added to one natural lash. The lashes are fanned out to add volume to each natural lash, rather than just adding length. The weight of the volume lashes is usually less than a classic single extension.