All About the Brows
Permanent Make up Techniques Eyebrows:
Good for Normal - Dry Skin types
Eyebrow Microblading is also known by a variety of names such as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair like strokes are a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of Semi Permanent cosmetic tattoo pigments. This 3D look is created with a small hand tool with many fine pins that create the look of fine flowing hairstrokes within your own brow shape helping even out and add definition.
Combo Brows / Hybrid / Fusion Eyebrows
( Blend of Hairstrokes & Powder Shading Techniques)
Good for Most Skin Types
Hybrid fusion of two styles, perfect for those looking for longer lasting, or bolder/ more defined eyebrow. A small Rotary machine is used to create a soft consistent shaded a look in between the hand made 3D hairstrokes .
Using a machine rather then hand tool is less traumatizing for skin, and yields a more consistent longer lasting result
This is Talias most sought after style of eyebrow.
Hybrid Combo Brows can be created bold or soft / Realistic depending on client style and needs. Game changer for those with oily skin and/or athletes or those who like a bold brow without the need to add any make-up. This Style can also help correct the look of previously done uneven microblading or tattooing.
Results are typically hair stroke effect with a soft powdery fill between strokes, as brows naturally fade strokes will fade first leaving a beautiful soft shaded brow- return for a touch up to add back hair strokes when desired or enjoy the longer lasting shaded effect for months - years longer
Powder / Ombre Powder / Microshaded Brows
Good for ALL skin types & Corrections
Full Powder Shading no hairstrokes. When healed this look appears as a soft powdery fill, most similar to a powered make-up effect. We can create Bold or Very Soft results depending on desired style with a gradient of fully saturated front/head of brow. This Style of Eyebrow lasts the longest because the full shape of the eyebrow is saturated with pigment ( with microblading since we are creating 3d effect there is a hairstroke then void of skin then hairstroke , then void)
Correction of Previously Done Brows
We are able to use a variety of techniques to help cover and correct previously done permanent make up. These Corrections can be complicated, require more sessions and at time partial or complete removal of previous work. If you require a correction of your current Microblading or Eyebrow Tattooing please contact Talia first at 604 -345 -5306 we will ask for a photo to be sent to assess and discuss service options
How long can I expect it to last?
The pigment used in Microblading is semi-permanent and typically lasts between 1-3 years. Combo & Powder Brow Styles Typically Last Longer because more pigments is placed in the skin this can be months- year longer - fading typically begins within 12 months. In order keep your brows looking fresh, a touch up is recommended every 9 months to 24 months’ maximum.
After 2.5 years, full price for Microblading/ Combo Brows will apply.
For clients that choose a softer look and lighter color shade initially or those who did not follow the after care instructions properly may require more frequent touch ups.
Factors that will cause your microbladed brow tattoo fade faster:
• Poor Aftercare
• Sun exposure
• Strong immune systems
• Exposure to salt water
• Iron deficiency
Using Retinol-A or Aha on and around your eyebrows
Are Semi-Permanent Eyebrows deemed permanent?
Technically, semi-permanent micro-pigmentation is considered permanent because the colour is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, the pigment is implanted more superficially than a traditional tattoo, so it naturally fades over time.
Does the application hurt?
We take every precaution necessary to ensure the microblading procedure is as pain free as possible. A strong topical anaesthetic cream is used prior to and during the procedure to keep you as comfortable as possible. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable while others report no discomfort at all.
How long is the recovery or healing time?
Immediately after your microblading procedure and in the first 10 days, your brows will appear significantly darker and defined than perhaps your desired look. It may continue to get darker over the next few days as scabs begin to form, however this is not an accurate indication of the finished and healed result. 30-50% of your brow color will fade as the scabs fall off within 7-10 days. In some cases, the flakes may take longer to heal and fall off. DO NOT PICK YOUR FLAKES. The pigment is within the scab and you do not want to pull any pigment out of your skin prematurely. We all heal differently and what works on one client may not be effective on another so please do not compare your results.
The complete healing process takes approximately 6 weeks.
How do you choose a colour?
We choose a colour together by applying small amounts of different coloured pigments to the skin near to your brows and selecting the best match for your skin tone, features and personal preference. As a rule of thumb, we closely match the color of your brow hair rather than your current hair color for the most natural results.
What types of pigments do you use?
We use Canadian & American made, Vegan & cruelty free pigments , They are 100% vegetable based with NO HEAVY METALS. Our Pigments will fade over time and are naturally absorbed by the skin. They are perfectly safe.
PLEASE NOTE: THE RESULTS ARE VERY NATURAL AND FULLER LOOKING BROW. INITIALLY, THE BROWS APPEAR DARKER, BUT FADE SIGNIFICANTLY OVER A TWO WEEK PERIOD. IT IS ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL TO HAVE A TOUCH UP DONE. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PREDICT HOW WELL YOUR SKIN WILL RETAIN THE PIGMENT. DUE TO THIS AND MANY OTHER VARYING FACTORS, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR RESULTS.
How do I prepare for my appointment?
Want the best results possible?
Preparing for your Semi Permanent Brow Session!
Please read over carefully and if you are unsure , ask your artist .
Do not drink alcohol, too much coffee or energy drinks ( in excess) 24 hours prior to procedure
Do not take Painkillers, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or anything that could thin your blood the day before the procedure
Check ingredients in all face products to ensure that you are not using any type of Acids / Retinols or
Steroids on your eyebrow area leading up to appointment
Avoid extensive sun exposure three days before the procedure
Avoid other brow procedures such as waxing, tinting, and threading a few days before
Feel free to come to session with how you would normally have your brows styled,
(we will wipe and remove all make up in treatment area before commencement )
Tell your technician if you have any chronic illnesses or allergies
Do not use skin care products with Alpha Hydroxy acid, Retinol-A or apply anti-aging/ Anti Acne products two weeks before the procedure (anything that would lighten your skin or encourage cell turnover) to brow area & within 2 inches of brow area
Skip Donating Blood on the day of your appointment If you are a blood donor, it is not the best time to give. Donating might strain your body and may cause weakness.
No Botox 14 days before treatment
No Excessive Sweating for a mininum 72 Hours ideally 1 week after service
No Submerging brows in Water, Saunas or Steam rooms 2 weeks after service
No Direct Sun Exposure 2 Weeks after service
Microblading is not suitable for anyone with the following:
Pregnant Women , Anyone with an uncontrolled chronic illness (eg. Uncontrolled Diabetes, Lupus) or those with bleeding disorders, individuals who are on blood thinners, or who do not heal normally
Anyone who is currently ( or in the last year) taking the prescription Acutane
Breast Feeding Woman Are asked to first contact Studio for a phone consultation- and produce a physicians letter clearing tattoo service
Those suffering with cancer or other illnesses may have treatment with a letter from their physician clearing them for treatment , and prior consultation with artist.
Please note : New Client appointments are on average 2.5 hours long , please leave young children at home or arrange for a guardian to be able to sit with them in waiting area Children are NOT legally aloud in treatment area- it is imperative that artist can focus on your service for best results
If you present for service and have not properly prepared for your session and you are unable to proceed , you will loose your booking deposit. NO EXCEPTIONS We set aside special time for your session- if we are unable to complete service we loose valuable time to see other clients & the ability to make an income- We Thank you for your understanding