Frequently Asked Questions

Whats Microblading?

Microblading (or eyebrow embroidery) is a manual method which doesn’t use a normal permanent makeup machine.Microblading is done by using a unique hand instrument with a small row of very fine needles that deposit pigment into the dermis with slicing, feathering strokes. The pigment is implanted in the basal membrane, which divides the epidermis from the Dermis layer of the skin. This creates very crisp, fine hair strokes that don’t blur after healing like you would experience with a traditional permanent makeup machine.

Whats ombre brows?

A soft, misty, powder filled brow similar to the look of makeup meaning the tails of the brow are darker, and fade into a light start to the brow, giving it a very subtle look.   It's personally, my favorite style!  Over time, pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows behind - lighter at the bulb (front) of the brow and going darker towards the tail.

 

How long does it last?

Everyone is different; it can last 1-2 years. You may need to come in for touch-up within 3 months to fix details and make ir last longer. But some clients require touch ups more often.

How old do I have to be to get Microblading semi permanent 3D Brows?

You must be 18 years or older to receive microblading at Glam beauty studio.

Can I get a cosmetic tattoo if I am pregnant or nursing?

As a precaution, cosmetic tattooing on pregnant women is prohibited

Does it hurt?

A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and liquid are used to numb the area before and during your procedure ensuring that you remain comfortable. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.

How many treatments are needed?

For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least 6-8 weeks apart. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If you feel your cosmetic tattoo did not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! The first treatment is just a foundation to build upon. You can go darker, add more density and perfect any areas that may have not retained pigment at your next appointment.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have had previous work done and are interested in a cover-up/re-work, you MUST email us at makeupbyclarireyes@outlook.com with a clear photo, and contact information, PRIOR to booking your appointment. We must discuss your options first. In some cases where the previous work is too dark, dense, discolored, or large, tattoo correction will be highly recommended before we begin the cover-up/re-work. Previously tattooed areas and cover-ups will almost always require additional touch-ups for best results and will be charged accordingly.

What should I do before my procedure?

  • It is suggested to grow in as much of your hair as possible prior to your appointment.

  • If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them.

  • If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.

  • It is required to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to your appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen.

  • Do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume.

  • If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.

  • It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for at least 14 days before and after your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.

Will microblading work well for me?

If you have extremely oily skin, the constant production of oil will cause the hair strokes to heal with a more diffused, softer look. Your end result will look more powdered than you would expect.

If you have little to no existing hair, your tattoo will appear more 2-dimensional than those clients who have more hair naturally.

If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment may fade sooner.

If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment may fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.