SO YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT PERMANENT MAKEUP FOR YOUR BROWS, BUT YOU HAVE A TON OF QUESTIONS, AM I RIGHT? NOT TO WORRY WE HAVE THE ANSWERS! CHECK OUT THE INFO BELOW AND OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO AT THE END! Remember to subscribe for more videos like this one!
Are you certified and licensed to operate?
Yes! Brow Envy is a licensed tattoo studio and all working artists are certified permanent makeup artists. The salons and staff are all insured. All artists completed a hands-on apprenticeship and received certification from one or more permanent makeup artists and training academies, including the Brow Envy Training Program. All artists have received extensive training and certification in Blood Borne Pathogens as deemed necessary for tattoo artists by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It’s crucial that you choose not only a certified permanent makeup artist, but also a licensed one to ensure your health is protected!
Do I need to shave or wax my brow hair?
No! We will shape your eyebrows as needed with threading, shaving and/or tweezing and choose a color pigment that blends seamlessly with your natural brows. If you have a lot of brow hair it may be useful to have your brows waxed several days before your appointment – but that is optional.
How are Microblading, Shading and Ombre Powder Brows different than a traditional eyebrow tattoo?
The most common type of traditional eyebrow tattoos involves the use of a lot of pigment and a block style brow, which leaves the client with a dark outlined eyebrow and no depth. These often fade to really unflattering colors. Brow Envy services leave the client with natural looking eyebrows that look real! Careful selection of pigment is chosen to give depth and shape so that the natural brow hairs and permanent makeup blend seamlessly.
Note that everything we do looks natural, but all permanent makeup is still a tattoo. There are just dozens of techniques.
What is the difference between Microblading, Blading with Shading and Ombre Powder Brows?
This technique involves making tiny little lines in the skin with a hand tool and ink, resulting in an eyebrow tattoo that looks like hair strokes. This option shows a lot more skin than the other techniques, and for that reason many people think it’s the most subtle.
Blading with Shading
This technique blends both hair strokes and shading into one blended outcome. First microblading is done, then another tool is used to provide a soft diluted version of color to fill the space between strokes. This makes the brow look fuller and slightly more pigmented than can be achieved with just microblading alone.
Ombre Powder Brows
This technique is done with a small machine that gently inserts pigment into the skin that looks very soft and misty. No hair strokes are placed, so the brow is fully covered with a light color, and little pigment is placed at the start of the brow for a soft look. This does not look like old traditional block brows! It’s soft and pretty, like a light makeup fill.
Will it look natural?
Absolutely! The techniques used at Brow Envy creates realistic, simulated hair strokes and/or powder fill that looks just like a real eyebrow! Your brows can be as big and bold or as soft and subtle as you like!
Are there some clients who cannot retain the pigment?
Yes this does happen. Some people have highly effective immune systems that reject the pigment, and some just have highly effect skin healing. It's very rare, but it's important that all clients understand this is a possibility and in most cases, there is no way for us to know if this will take place prior to the work being done. Occasionally, we will recommend a third appointment to further touch the brows up if the client is retaining some pigment after the first touch up, however anything beyond that would likely be too much for the skin and the client would likely not be a candidate for further permanent makeup.
What if my brows are fading faster than I’d like?
We will revisit aftercare and lifestyle to make sure that is not the issue. If not, it’s likely that you need to go darker and fuller at your touch up, and/or you are ready for a more full coverage, longer-lasting technique like powder brows.
Amber Harrison is the founder of Brow Envy and now owns two salons with several employees, and also teaches people how to microblade, run a business, and more!