what to know?
microblading + cosmetic tattoos
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is the process of implanting pigment beneath the surface of the skin using a small, sterile, disposable needle to create realistic hair strokes to mimic the way your brows grow naturally. This does NOT look like make up. For those wanting to achieve the look of make up, I recommend combo brows.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Call Frida Beauty Bar at (403) 719-7277
HOW LONG WILL MY BROWS LAST?
Microblading is semi permanent, generally anywhere from 1-2 years. I recommend a touch up yearly, to maintain the color and density. I include one free touch up done 8-12 weeks after your initial procedure. Touch ups after this (but prior to 2 years from the initial appointment) are at a discounted rate. I am unable to guarantee the results as we all have unique skin types and lifestyles. For example, those with oily skin/sun worshippers often see their brows fade faster or the strokes may not remain defined. I include the touch up to make sure I am able to add density and ensure that the color and shape are correct. If you don’t heal perfectly after your first appointment don’t worry! Many find the aftercare to be easier the second time around and know what to expect.
WHAT KIND OF PIGMENT DO YOU USE?
I use LI PIGMENT.
WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE SURE MY BROWS LAST?
Avoid using exfoliant products on your brows (AHA’s, retinol, glycolic acid, lactic acid). Sun exposure (tanning or otherwise) will fade the color as well.
DOES THE PROCEDURE HURT?
This varies from person to person. I use two numbing agents before and during the procedure to maximize your comfort level, although I cannot guarantee anything. Some feel little to nothing, others are uncomfortable but find the pain tolerable. Following the pre-appointment instructions (no blood thinners like alcohol or caffeine) increase your chances of total comfort.
DO YOU WORK ON PREVIOUSLY TATTOOED BROWS?
If you have had your brows done previously by another artist please email a photo to email@example.com and include how long it has been since they were done, or call Frida to book a consult.
WHY DO I NEED TO LEAVE A DEPOSIT?
I take a $100 nonrefundable deposit to cover my time if a client no shows etc. This goes towards your final balance on the day of your first appointment.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Cash, debit, visa and mastercard.
HOW SHOULD I TIP?
Tips are always appreciated, but not mandatory! The industry standard is the same as salons, anywhere from 15%-20%
PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:
This is a MUST to read before booking in.
Please plan your appointment accordingly!
The initial healing process takes about 2 weeks. If you have a special event or vacation coming up make sure you have at least 2 weeks to heal your brows. Your brows will be much darker during the healing process. Please allow yourself a little extra time after your appointment so we don’t have to rush. Microblading is best for normal/dry skin types, I recommend combo brows for anyone with oily skin. healed results may vary.
Please be aware of the following do’s and don’ts
• Do not tan outside or in a tanning bed for at least 2 weeks (preferably 1 month) before. Sun exposure/damage can result in increased sensitivity, loss of pigment or unwanted change in colour
• Avoid chemical peels/chemical exfoliant products on your brows for at least one month before. This includes retinol, glycolic acid, lactic acid etc. Check your skincare labels!
• Avoid alcohol and caffeine 24 hours before your appointment. Avoid Ibuprofen, fish oil, vitamin e, niacin and other blood thinners for 72 hours before coming in. Excessive bleeding during the procedure can affect how the color heals and/or push the pigment back out. This is very important.
• If you normally have your brows waxed, threaded, or tinted please do so at least one week prior to your appointment. Your esthetician can pluck any stray hairs and shape your brows for you before the procedure. Please be open to suggestions for your shape, and your esthetician will want your input as well! Feel free to show your esthetician any photos of brows that you like/how you normally fill yours in, but keep your expectations realistic. For example, if you have lots of hair at the front of your brow but little to no tail, the head will probably still be darker after the procedure. That’s why the touch up is included—to build up density.
You will not be able to work out or sweat excessively for at least the first week of the healing process
Do not get botox for 3 weeks before or after having your brows done
I am unable to tattoo anyone that is pregnant or breast feeding
I am unable to tattoo over raised moles, abrasions, blemishes, eczema, or any irregularities in the brow area
You must be off accutane for 1 year prior to having a cosmetic tattoo done
You must be at least 18 years of age and have valid ID
Please be sure you have FULLY read the below information before booking any cosmetic tattoo service. Frida Beauty Bar requires a $105 non-refundable deposit from all clients to book a cosmetic tattoo appointment.
Your deposit can paid via;
By e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
please make the answer ”Frida” to avoid confusion
In person at Frida Beauty Bar.
Terms and Conditions:
-All deposits are nonrefundable and to be used towards your service.
-To avoid any pre-appointment concerns, all clients MUST read the pre/post care before booking.
-Please be sure to choose a day that will work for you.
-If you need to reschedule, please provide us with a minimum of 72 hour’s notice, or your deposit will be forfeited, in the event of 3 or more times rescheduling the deposit may be forfeited.
-Please be on time to your appointment. Clients that are more than 20 minutes late will be required to forfeited their initial deposit and reschedule their appointment.
-Should a client no show or last-minute cancel their appointment, they will be required to pay the full amount up front to rebook in addition to forfeiting their initial deposit.
-No-shows or last-minute cancellations for a complimentary touch up appointment will require a $50 fee to rebook.
We completely understand that sometimes situations arise that are out of our control like illness or injury. Please contact Kaylee directly with any questions or concerns prior to sending your deposit.
By scheduling an appointment, you have agreed that you understand the pre/post care information as well as our policies regarding cancellations and deposit.