What to expect during your procedure
A typical microblading appointment lasts 2 to 3 hours. A touch up appointment lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the amount of work that needs touching up.
A standard appointment will have the following steps:
Profile the client. First, we will assess the client’s lifestyle and taste. Do they want something bold or natural? Do they wear makeup everyday or just special occasions? What face shape does the client have? This interview will help the artist create the best brows for their client.
Draw on the eyebrows. Next we will draw the eyebrows directly on the client’s face with a waterproof eyebrow pencil. This will be the guide for the microblading procedure. This also allows the client to see the final look before any permanent work is performed.
Microblading. Now begins microblading, according to the drawing they’ve agreed upon with the client.
Remove the excess ink. Once the microblading is finished, there is lots of extra ink remaining on the client’s face. We wipe it off with a baby wipe and the client can see their new eyebrows! Except for some redness, the client will be ready to go back out in public, no problem.
Photography. We photograph their work for many reasons, not the least of which, to have a record of our own art!
Microblading typically requires a second touch up appointment, because all client’s skin is different and receives the ink differently. It's impossible to accurately predict how a pigment will be affected by a client’s undertones.
After 30 days, the client should come in for a touch up. This appointment can last as little as 30 minutes or as much as two hours, depending on the amount of work needed. In this appointment, we will “warm up” or “cool down” the colors, to get it to match perfectly.
We may also reapply any parts of the microbladed brow that may have naturally sloughed off because the we didn't go deep enough in the skin. We like to keep a light touch and injure the skin less, which results in finer, more natural lines.
Is Microblading Painful?
Many people ask us: is microblading painful?
Most of our clients report little or no pain. Often they say it's a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10, at most. Some clients have literally slept through the appointment! We leave a topical anesthetic on the eyebrow area for 20 minutes before we begin the process, so this leaves most clients totally numb during the procedure.