WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a semi-permanent artistic 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 microblade.
DOES IT HURT?
It depends on how each individual deals with pain. An anesthetic (numbing) cream can be applied before the procedure to minimize any discomfort. If you have ever taken the time to pluck your eyebrows, it’s very similar in feeling and has minimum pain during the treatment. There are clients that sleep through the procedure.
HOW LONG DOES 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 darker skin tone and oily skin will require additional touch-ups to ensure the dye does not fade away. Age tends to make it fade more quickly as well. There is also a touch-up everyone should get anywhere 4-6 weeks after the initial services. 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 DOES MICROBLADING COST?
The average price for microblading is $350 to $1000 depending on the specific style, procedure, specialist doing the procedure and the length of time that it takes to complete the treatment. Most people will pay an average of $450 to have their microblading done. Microblading cost can also vary by the geographic location and places like Los Angeles, San Diego, New York and Miami can be a bit more expensive.
To help alleviate the higher cost in some areas, many people will travel to a less expensive area to have their eyebrows microbladed. It’s an affordable way to get them done if you’re able to travel to a less costly area. The initial cost only covers only the first appointment; however a second appointment is recommended.
HOW MUCH DOES MICROBLADING CONSULTATION COST?
Some microblading artists do charge a consultation fee and some don’t. Typically the price range from $50 to $200 depending on the business policy. Many that do charge a consultation fee will put the consultation fee towards the actual microblading procedure. There is a few artist that will charge a fee just for the consultation and another fee for the actual services. If you are required to pay a consultation fee and end up not wanting to do the services, don’t expect to get a refund. Just like the old cliche, time is money, and it rings true for most microblading artist. In the end, it is their time and expertise giving you advice as what is best for you.
MICROBLADING CORRECTION PRICES?
Correcting someone else's work is not considered a follow-up, a consultation will be required. There are times when eyebrows can be corrected and saved, but there are times when nothing can be done. That is why it is important to do your research. Review multiple before and after pictures prior to deciding on an artist to complete your services. Prices for microblading correction can vary from $150 to a full price of $900 just depending on the rate of the person, area, and the amount of work needed. A consultation is also required for anyone who has previously undergone eyebrow tattooing and is now looking to get a more natural look with microblading.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR MICROBLADING?
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.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL AFTER MICROBLADING?
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 MICROBLADING?
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 REDONE?
This is a semi-permanent process. It will fade over time, to varying degrees. A touch up or "REFRESH APPOINTMENT" is recommended at least once every year to keep brows looking their best.
WHAT ARE LASH EXTENSIONS?
Eyelash extensions are a cosmetic application used to enhance the length, curliness, fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes. The extensions may be made from several materials including mink, silk, synthetic, or horse hair. 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 EYELASH EXTENSIONS LAST?
Lash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes. Keep in mind that lashes are on different cycles and do not fall out at the same rate. That said, because each person's lash growth is somewhat variable (just hair growth), it is suggested lash maintenance every two to three weeks is best to maintain a full look.
HOW MANY EYELASH EXTENSIONS FALL OUT PER DAY?
Before a natural lash even falls out at maturity a new lash has already started its growing phase in its place. This process is nonstop, with people shedding anywhere from 1 to 5 natural eyelashes each day. This means that you could lose 1 to 5 eyelash extensions per day.
HOW LONG DOES A FULL SET OF LASHES TAKE?
Applying a full set of lashes can range from 2-5 hrs depending on the style of lashes you choose. Please keep in mind at MyBrows we apply individual lashes to each of your individual lashes. We do not use any cluster lashes. Our fans are hand made in studio by the artist for each client.
DO EYELASH EXTENSIONS DAMAGE YOUR NATURAL LASHES?
The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. 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 on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT KIND OF EYELASH EXTENSIONS TO GET?
Choosing a Length and Curl Type in Your Eyelash Extensions
Lash extensions come in a range of lengths, and most salons will carry 9 mm to 15 mm. The length you and your stylist select will depend on the thickness or fineness of your own lashes. If you have naturally long, thick lashes, you can wear a longer extension.
CAN YOU PUT MASCARA ON EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
It is best not to, however if you choose to where mascara then oil-free mascara is the only safe choice when you wear lash extensions. Oil-based eyeliners and mascaras weaken the bonding agents holding your extensions in place, shortening the lifespan of your extensions.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR LASH EXTENSIONS?
Cleanse lash extensions at least 2-3 times a week, or every night if you're oily or a regular eye makeup wearer. Using a specific lash extension foaming cleanser is the best way to ensure you're getting an anti-bacterial solution on your lashes to maintain eye and lash health.
CAN YOU SLEEP WITH EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Bad news, stomach sleepers: Sleeping with your face pushed into your pillow can cause your extensions to fall out more quickly. Instead, try to sleep on your back for ultimate eyelash extension maintenance.
HOW ARE THE LASH 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.
HOW MUCH DO EYELASH EXTENSIONS COST?
Lash extensions range in cost, depending on the type of material used. But generally, an initial full-set lashapplication will cost somewhere between $150-$200. Monthly maintenance and refills, however, will run anywhere from $65-$180 per session.