How do I choose the color for the microblading?
The goal is to have a color that will blend perfectly with the color of your natural eyebrow or hair. I use Phibrows products and they have several colors that can suit anyone (red, blonde, light brown, dark brown, black, etc. ) The colors can be mix together to get the most exact shade of your eyebrows. This way, there will be no contrast between the microblading hair-strokes and your real hair which will give you the most natural result.
Will the microblading change color to blue, purple, green, or red over time?
No, not with the pigmentation that I use. Phibrows ink is the best on the market. It does not contain iron oxide, a substance that is found in almost all permanent tattoo ink. It is this specific ingredient that causes the color to turn purple, blue, green or red.
How long does microblading last?
There are several factors including age, skin type (oily, combination, or dry), if you take a lot of suns, cell regeneration, etc. Because of these multiple factors, the lifespan of microblading varies greatly from one person to another. But usually, it lasts 1 to 3 years before everything disappears completely without any trace. However, clients have to come back every year for an annual touch-up to do maintenance so that their eyebrows are perfectly symmetrical and the color is always vibrant.
If I have very oily skin, which technique would you recommend?
Microshading and ombrebrow are the best options for oily skin, the pigmentation stays better with the machine. But it also depends on what you want to achieve as a result as well. If you want microblading for the most natural look, you can. However, you may need a second or third touch-up at a cost of $ 50 per session, because the pigmentation will not stay as good on oily skin.
Can microblading affect my eyebrow growth?
Absolutely not, we work only the surface of the epidermis, therefore in the first layer of the skin. Your hair follicle will not be affected as it is located in the third layer of the skin. It is a less invasive technique than the permanent tattoo. So your eyebrows will always keep growing the same way.
How do you choose the shape of the eyebrow?
I calculate your eyebrow shape based on the symmetry of your face, your bone structure and your natural eyebrow. So it’s always personalized for each person, we never have 2 shapes that are the same. Each pair of eyebrows is unique.
Should I pluck or shave my eyebrows before the appointment?
The answer is no, it is better to let the hairs grow as much as possible before the appointment. The more natural hairs you will have, the more natural the result will be. We never shave your eyebrow completely, the goal is to have as much hair as possible. On the other hand, I will always shave off the eyebrow hairs that are out of the shape in order to achieve a cleaner and more polished look.
Is it possible to change the shape of my eyebrows?
Absolutely, the goal of microblading is to define two perfectly symmetrical eyebrows on both sides but also to put them to your liking and to enhance your facial traits. During the mapping, we can adjust the length, the width and change the curve of the eyebrow without a problem.
Why do some artists apply numbing cream for the first pass and others only for the second pass? Is it true that the topical anesthetic cream can affect the final result?
From my experience, the result is not affected at all if the technique is done right. Lidocaine is a vasoconstrictor, it hardens the skin a little on the surface, but if the depth and the angle of the blade have been respected, the result should be the same. The end result also depends on the skin type and whether the person has followed the pre-op and post-op instructions. The numbing cream only helps for the comfort of the client.
Does microblading hurt?
Well, it’s not as bad as a permanent tattoo! It is comparable to a papercut but less intense. I would say 1 to 10 the average pain is 3-4. It depends on your pain tolerance also. What helps a lot is the topical anesthetic cream that I apply before the treatment to numb the area. If it ever becomes sensitive during the treatment, I can always add numbing gel as much as you need to assure your comfort.
How long does healing take?
The healing process normally takes 2-3 weeks. Swimming, tanning, sauna, sweating, etc. should be avoided during this period in order to achieve the best possible result.
Do I have to take a day off from work after the microblading treatment?
No, it is not necessary at all. There may be a little swelling and redness but normally everything goes away after 1-2 hours after the treatment. On the other hand, it should be understood that during the first 5 days, the color becomes very dark but it doesn’t represent the final result that we can only observe after the touch-up session (6 weeks).
Can I put on make-up after the treatment?
Yes and no, be careful not to touch or put any product (especially powder, foundation, make-up remover) on the eyebrows or near that area during the healing period (2-3 weeks). After the treatment, your skin still has micro-cuts which contain the pigmentation and we do not want the substances to blur or repel the ink under your skin. The microblading hair strokes will not appear as well defined and crisp. Also, we want to avoid any possible infection.
Tip: If you absolutely need to put makeup on, avoid brushes, use a sponge or beautyblender to apply your foundation while avoiding the eyebrow area.
During the 7 days following the treatment. How do I clean my hair or face without getting water on my eyebrows?
To wash the face, I suggest using baby wipes or any face wipes. For the shower, I advise all my clients to wear diving or construction goggles that seal the eyes and eyebrows area really well. Make sure you don’t take a shower that is too hot either to prevent moisture from accumulating in the glasses. You can also use dry shampoo to wash your hair, but use plastic wrap to prevent the product from coming into contact with your eyebrows.
Are there any risks of infection or allergic reactions?
You shouldn’t have any problem if you follow all the post-op instructions well. At the studio, every instruments are disinfected and sterilized for each client. The tools that come into direct contact with your skin are for single use only.
If you have any known allergies, substances in particular in the cosmetic or dyeing products, please let me know and we will do a patch test 24 hours before the appointment.
How do I choose between microblading, microshading, ombrebrow?
Microblading and microshading are 2 techniques that will give you the most natural results. In fact, what will make the difference between which one to choose is according to your expectations and your pilosity. So for a client who has a lot of sparse hairs, who has small holes or has no hair at all, who wants to come and fill them in with a super natural look, I would recommend microblading. On the other hand, if the person does not have a lot of hair but the hair is really dark, or has a lot of it but concentrated in one spot, then I would recommend microshading. In this case, to restore the density and symmetry of the eyebrow, I have to add shading between the microblading strokes in order to blend the lines of the microblading and the natural hairs together. The goal is to avoid having a contrast between the natural eyebrow and the pigmentation. The shading also creates more depth so it gives a fuller look while maintaining the natural effect of the hair. OmbréBrow on the other hand will give you a makeup and powdery look on the eyebrows. No hair stroke is recreated. The technique is qualified by a color gradient, lightest to darkest going from the head of the eyebrow to the tail. This technique is suitable for any skin type and anyone who likes the makeup look. Microblading is done with a hand tool and shading is done by machine, and microshading is a combination of the two techniques.
Do you accept clients who come from another beauty salon for touch-ups or corrections?
Yes, I do, but it is important for me to assess the quality of the work that has been done; shape, color, and symmetry. If I evaluate that everything is nicely done, I can do a simple touch-up. Otherwise, I have to do the entire job over. In some cases of correction, I may not be able to do anything, but I will refer you for tattoo removal. It’s important for me to see the condition of your eyebrows, so don’t hesitate to send me daylight photos of your eyebrows so that I can give you a free online consultation.
Why is YumiLashes much more expensive compared to other lashlift brands?
Yumilashes is the only lashlift in the beauty industry that has strong nourishing properties for your natural lashes.
While curling up your lashes perfectly, it will lengthen and thicken them even more. You can already see a big difference in the length and density of the eyelash on the third treatment. the two serums applied at the end of the treatment stay on your natural lashes and eyelid for a period of 48 hours to allow the lashes to absorb the ingredients such as castor oil and keratin at high concentration. The effect of Yumilashes also lasts longer compared to other lashlifts on the market, we are talking about 2-3 months versus 1-2 months.
Why you do not offer the Megavolume for eyelash extensions?
I believe mega volume shouldn’t even exist or allow for a long-term treatment. It is very traumatic for the natural eyelashes to endure such heavy eyelash extensions. You could lose your natural eyelashes with this kind of long-term treatment and there is no guarantee that they will grow back. Eyelash technicians should always take into consideration the length and thickness of your natural eyelashes and choose extensions that are well suited to them. Never more than double the size of your natural eyelashes. Make sure they have a recognized certificate!
Does lip blushing hurt?
Numbing cream will be applied to the lips beforehand to help minimize pain and discomfort.
The lower your pain tolerance, the more discomfort you might feel.
However, some people may not feel much pain at all.
You may consider taking acetaminophen 30 minutes before your appointment to decrease your chances of feeling pain.
How long does the lip blush last?
Lip blushing is a semi-permanent procedure. This means you’ll need to repeat the process every few years to maintain the same appearance of your lips.
Normally it would last 1 to 3 years.
Frequent lip exfoliation, sun exposure, and smoking can all make the pigment fade quicker.
What are the potential side effects?
Lip blushing carries the same side effects and risks as traditional tattooing. Minor side effects are to be expected, though they’ll decrease as your lips heal. These includes: