Frequently Asked Questions
What is the different between microblading, powder brows and combo brows?
Microblading, powder brows, and combo brows are three popular techniques used for eyebrow enhancement. Here are the differences between these techniques:
Microblading: Microblading is a technique in which fine, hair-like strokes are created using a handheld tool and a small blade to implant pigment into the skin. It gives the appearance of natural eyebrow hairs and is ideal for those who want to fill in sparse or patchy eyebrows. Microblading is a semi-permanent technique, and the results can last up to 2 years.
Powder Brows: Powder brows are created using a digital machine that deposits small dots of pigment into the skin, giving the appearance of a soft, powdery eyebrow makeup. This technique is ideal for those who want a fuller, more defined brow look. Powder brows are also a semi-permanent technique, and the results can last up to 2-3 years.
Combo Brows: Combo brows combine the microblading and powder brow techniques. This technique is ideal for those who want the natural look of microblading with the added definition and fullness of powder brows. The front of the brow is microbladed with hair-like strokes, while the rest of the brow is filled in with a soft, powdery effect. Combo brows are also a semi-permanent technique, and the results can last up to 2-3 years.
In summary, microblading is ideal for those who want a natural, hair-like appearance, powder brows are ideal for those who want a more defined, powdery look, and combo brows are ideal for those who want a combination of both.
Does permanent makeup hurt?
Permanent makeup can cause some level of discomfort during the procedure, but it varies from person to person. Generally, an anesthetic cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort, and it takes about 20-30 minutes to take effect. While some people may feel mild discomfort, others may experience moderate discomfort during the procedure. However, there are also some clients who are able to sleep through the procedure.
How long will it last?
The duration of the results for permanent makeup or PMU can vary depending on several factors such as skin type, lifestyle, aftercare, and the area of the face where it was applied. Generally, PMU can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years before the pigment starts to fade.
It's important to note that PMU is considered a semi-permanent makeup technique and will gradually fade over time as the body absorbs the pigment. Factors that can contribute to the fading of PMU include exposure to the sun, skin type, the use of certain skincare products, and exfoliation.
To extend the duration of the results, it's recommended to avoid prolonged sun exposure, use a high SPF sunscreen when outdoors, and follow the aftercare instructions provided by your technician. In some cases, touch-up sessions may be necessary to maintain the desired results.
How much does it cost?
The cost of permanent makeup or PMU can vary depending on several factors such as the location, experience level of the technician, and the type of procedure being performed. Generally, the cost of PMU ranges from $200 to $1000 or more per procedure.
How long does it take to heal?
The healing time for permanent makeup can vary depending on several factors, including the individual's skin type, the location of the treatment, and the size and complexity of the design.
In general, it takes about 7-14 days for the skin to fully heal after permanent makeup application. During this time, you may experience some mild swelling, redness, and tenderness in the treated area. There may also be some scabbing and peeling as the skin heals and the pigment settles.
It's important to follow your permanent makeup artist's aftercare instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of infection or other complications. This may include avoiding exposure to sunlight, applying healing ointments or creams, and avoiding activities that may cause excessive sweating or rubbing in the treated area.
It's also important to note that the final results of permanent makeup may not be fully visible until several weeks after the initial application, as the skin continues to heal and the pigment settles. Your permanent makeup artist can provide guidance on what to expect during the healing process and how to care for your new permanent makeup.
How far in advanced do I need to book an appointment?
It's important to book your first appointment well in advance of any special occasions to allow time for the healing process and touch-up appointments. However, if there is no particular event coming up, 3-4 months may be a bit far in advance for some people. As a general guideline, booking 4-6 weeks in advance should provide enough time for scheduling and preparation, while also allowing flexibility in case of any unexpected changes or cancellations. Of course, this can vary depending on the availability of the permanent makeup artist and the specific requirements of the treatment. Ultimately, it's best to consult with the artist to determine the ideal booking timeline for your individual needs.
Do I need to remove my natural brow hair to get this service?
No, it's not necessary to remove your natural brow hair to get permanent makeup for your eyebrows, such as microblading or shading. In fact, it's often preferred to work with your natural hair to create a more natural-looking result.
Your permanent makeup artist will typically work with the existing hair to create the desired brow shape and density, and fill in any areas where the hair is sparse or missing. They may also trim or shape the natural brow hair to complement the overall look.
However, in some cases, your permanent makeup artist may recommend removing some or all of the natural brow hair to achieve the desired result. This may be necessary if the existing hair is very sparse or unruly, or if you prefer a completely different brow shape than what your natural hair allows for.
Ultimately, the decision to remove natural brow hair is up to you and your permanent makeup artist, and will depend on your individual goals and preferences. It's important to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with your artist before the procedure, to ensure the best possible outcome.
Eyelash Extensions FAQ
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. They can be applied to create a natural look, or a more dramatic and glamorous effect, depending on your desired outcome.
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.
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.