What is microblading?
Microblading is a form of semi permanent makeup also known as eyebrow embroidery, micro stroking, feather touch or micropigmentation. Unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing which is performed using a machine, microblading is done with a manual, handheld tool with attached needles that are fused together in a linear grouping. These very fine needles deposit pigment into the epidermis, replicating hair by following the natural growth of your hair, giving you a flawless, fuller brow.
How long does it last?
Microblading can last anywhere from 10 months to 3 years depending on your skin type, activities and aftercare. Oilier clients may not hold onto the pigment as well. Everyone will respond to the procedure differently, I cannot guarantee your results.
How is the shape/color decided?
In most cases we can discuss this at your first appointment. If you would feel more comfortable you may send me a photo of your brows prior to the appointment and we may discuss your questions/concerns. You may want to come in with your brows “done” the way you like them, that way I can see what you like, but also assess what needs work and what does not need work along with your skin’s undertone. I will draw a shape onto your brows and we will choose the color together before the procedure starts. If needed, I will clean up the brows outside of the outline we choose however, if you normally get them waxed, threaded, etc, please do so before your appointment.
Why do I need two appointments?
When you leave your appointment, your brows will look very bold and MUCH darker than they will end up. Throughout the week the color will fade drastically. Some customers may like that, while others prefer a more bold, structured look. It may appear at times that the pigment vanished-be patient. You may heal "spotty" the first time. The second appointment we assess the color, re-evaluate how your skin is reacting to the pigment and make any changes necessary. Additional touch up appointments may be necessary for customers with very oily skin, problematic skin, darker pigmentation or customers that did not follow after care procedures correctly (see "after care"). Microblading requires a minimum of two appointments.
How do I make an appointment and how much does IT cost?
Appointments can be made through the online booking system on this website. When booking is live, you will see a booking calendar under the booking section. A deposit is required to make the appointment. New dates are posted on the 1st of every month, (next booking is April 1st @10:00am) additional updates are made on Instagram @kellyhaneycosmetics and @forevervalentinebeauty. There are no appointments made by phone!
All pricing is under the "artist" section!
What methods of payment do you accept?
For the deposit you may pay with any major credit card. The day of the procedure the remaining balance may be paid by cash or credit card.
Do you work on previously tattooed eyebrows?
We only work on previosuly tattooed on microbladed brows case by case. A photo must be emailed BEFORE booking to see if it is something we will work with. Please see pricing in the "artist" section.
We do not “touch up” other artists work for a touch up price, it is at least full price!
What is the difference between microblading and powder brow?
Microblading is soft and very natural once healed. For some that is perfect, but some clients want a bit more. If you want a bolder look, oily or problimatic skin, a powder brow may be for you! These things call be discussed at your appointment!
What is a “combo” brow?
A combo brow is either a combination of microblading and manual shading or microblading with the machine added as well!
Does it hurt?
Pain varies from client to client. While some clients fall asleep others may feel parts of the procedure. We use top quality numbing to make the procedure as painless as possible!