This is great for people who want to fill-in and restructure their eyebrows. Save time and ditch your eyebrow makeup and achieve beautiful brows with our semi-permanent microblading service! *Before booking, please verify you have read "Are You A Good Candidate For Microblading" and "Pre-Appointment Restrictions" before scheduling your appointment.BOOK NOW
CANCELLATION POLICY: You must cancel or reschedule your salon appointment 48 hours in advance for microblading appointments and 24 hours in advance for all other service appointments. No-shows or late cancellations will be charged 50% of the service price that was booked. All bookings require credit card info to hold your spot for no-show and late cancellation protection.
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“Love my brows & Kari is the best! Kind and professional, she took her time making sure they were perfect and thoroughly explained the aftercare process. Will be back for other services. Highly recommend.”
“Kari is a MIRACLE worker. I never thought I could have brows that look THIS GOOD.”
"Absolutely love my eyebrows! Kari is a master at what she does! Very happy with the results!"
"Such a pleasure to meet Kari! She's an amazing 'artist' and I couldn't be more pleased! Can't wait to see her on my next visit."
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Got questions? We've got answers!
Microblading is a form of permanent makeup/eyebrow tattoo that lasts anywhere from 2-5 years depending on a person's skin and lifestyle. The process of microblading creates natural, beautiful eyebrows with a handheld microblade. It’s perfect for people who have over plucked or for those who want to define, darken or reshape their eyebrows.
Microblading originated in Asia over 20 years ago and has gone by many names: eyebrow embroidery, feather touch, micro-stroking and even “the Japanese Method." By 2015, microblading became popular in the United States. Using a handheld microblade or certain technique with a machine will produce a very fine line that resembles real hair. Each individual hair stroke is hand-drawn by the artist and blended in with the client’s existing eyebrow hair. With a strong artist at the helm, the results are gorgeous and very life-like.
Microblade + Shade is a technique that uses a handheld microblade, and sometimes a machine, to create hair-like strokes and a filled-in look to the middle of the eyebrow throughout the ends. This creates depth and is a great option for people with very thin brows or who like a more dense looking eyebrow.
I use Tina Davies x Permablend I Love Ink pigment line which passes all health and safety guidelines and is also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free! Working with pigments and products like this mean it is better for immunity and overall health, more reliable and safer in the skin, and longer-lasting with better vibrancy! These products passed the ResAP (2008) requirements and are certified under the Chemical Technological Laboratory Database. Not only does the ResAP (2008) take into account the potential health risks caused by colorants, aromatic amines, and impurities, it also considers hygienic, packaging, labeling, risk assessment, and information requirements. The basis of all of these requirements being that the tattoo or permanent makeup ink must not endanger the health or safety of persons or the environment.
Some people are not good candidates for Microblading Treatments. If you have any of these conditions, please take note before scheduling an appointment. Permanent Makeup Specialist are professionally trained to evaluate your facial features and recommend beauty treatments that deliver the look you want on a schedule that works for you.
Excessively oily skin with large pores can cause the strokes to blur or the skin's natural oil will push out the pigment. Eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are your skin is in a is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and therefore won’t hold the pigment well.If you have sensitive skin, it may be easily aggravated and bleed. Deep wrinkles may interfere with the hair strokes and won't look naturally blended. If you have deep wrinkles, we may be able to address them with Procell therapy first! Visit my facial section to learn more. Moles, bumps, piercings, and most raised skin around the eyebrows will also not be able to retain color very well. Sunburn (please wait until skin has healed).Skin Type: Fitzpatrick Skin type 1 (i.e., you are a redhead, have thin, translucent skin with light eyes), your skin is very likely to be hypersensitive and your skin will not be able to tolerate microblading well. Or very thin skin in general will bleed easily and not retain colour.
Chronic acne and rosacea. These conditions cause easy bleeding, which means the blood will push out the pigment.
Medical & Other Conditions:
Hair transplant for the eyebrows or scalp. If your body runs hot or any bleeding disorder will not work for microblading as it won't retain or work with pigment. Autoimmune disorder such as lupus, or frontal fibrosing alopecia, you will be not a good candidate for Microblading. Pregnant, nursing, have hemophilia, a heart condition - it is absolutely not recommended that you get any form of permanent make up done as this puts you in a high-risk position. Heart issues usually coincide with medications that thin the blood which will cause excessive bleeding a poor results with microblading. Trichotillomania (compulsive pulling of body hair) can cause scar tissue in the skin which will affect accurate pigment coloring. Continued use of Accutane, Retinol, or skin-peeling acids, may cause excessive bleeding. Discontinue Accutane/Retin-A one month prior to microblading to become a good candidate for it. If using a brow growing serum, you must discontinue use for 3-6 months before microblading. Hair growing serums create skin sensitivity in those areas.
Previous Permanent Makeup:
People who have previously had permanent makeup may want to change or fix what they have previously had done. Clients may have to consider laser removal prior to a procedure or ask the artist if they can work with their existing permanent makeup to incorporate the old design and colors into the new one. Always disclose if you’ve had previous permanent makeup so the artist can treat you accordingly.
Botox - Get Microblading done BEFORE you get botox so your muscles will be in a normal state of movement. Alternatively, if you regularly use botox, you will need to wait at 3 weeks after botox before doing microblading in order to allow the botox to settle in at its full effect.
Microblading is a tattoo and therefore is a mild injury to the skin which takes time to heal. If you are planning to go hot vacation involving sun, sweating, and swimming, make sure you give your skin two weeks to heal post microblading before showing off your newly microbladed brows on the beach!
*The price and amount of time it will take depends on the experience of your artist. You can view the specific price and time when you go to book and select your artist.
Very natural looking. Great for people who want a less bold brow. Important: Consists of two sessions/two separate appointments to complete the service.
Microblading Session 1 - $400 - $500
Microblading Session 2 - $100 - $150 (done 4-6 weeks after Session 1)
MICROBLADE + SHADE
A combination of hair strokes and shading create a beautiful makeup looking brow that still looks natural. Heals soft. More bolder than regular microblading. Important: Consists of two sessions/two separate appointments to complete the service.
Microblade + Shade Session 1 - $500 - $600
Microblade + Shade Session 2 - $125 - $200 (done 4-6 weeks after Session 1)
MICROBLADING TOUCH-UP SESSIONS
*CURRENT CLIENTS ONLY*
If you have prior microblading but would like to switch to us, please email us to inquire.
3-6 Month Touch-Up - $100 - $150
Annual Touch-Up - $225 - $350
Over 12 months Touch Up - $300 - $500
PARTIAL MICROBLADED EYEBROW
We now offer PARTIAL Microblade services for the eyebrows! Need just a section of your brows done (like the tails) and not the entire brow? We got you covered! Important: Consists of two sessions/two separate appointments to complete the service.
Partial Microbladed Brow Session 1: $200 - $300
Partial Microbladed Brow Session 2 (done 4-6 weeks after Session 1): $100 - $150
PARTIAL MICROBLADING TOUCH-UP SESSIONS *CURRENT CLIENTS ONLY*
If you have prior partial microblading but would like to switch to us, please email us to inquire.
3-6 Month Touch-Up - $100-175
Annual Touch-Up - $150 - $250
Regular microblading (pictured left) is great for natural eyebrow looks that mimic hair strokes throughout the entire brow.
Microblade + Shade (pictured right) is great for some hair like strokes throughout the brow but mainly shading to look more like a makeup brow.
Microblade + Shade Before/After
The following restrictions are to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition for an amazing microblading procedure. Please read carefully: Please do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat will expand the pores.
*Please avoid heavy sunlight - if you do your skin is more sensitive
*Please avoid caffeine the day of procedure
*Please avoid blood thinning medications like Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, omega-3, unless medically necessary, 48-72 hours prior to the procedure. (Tylenol or acetaminophen is okay!)
*Please avoid alcohol 24 hours before the procedure as this can also thin the blood
If you have any questions about these restrictions, please contact me!
READ THOROUGHLY! It is essential that you follow these instructions after your Microblading session.
The day of the treatment: Absorb
After the procedure, gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids.
Days 1-7: Wash
Wash daily with a mild cleanser like Cetaphil to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!) Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.
Days 1-7: Moisturize
Apply a rice grain amount of the aftercare wound healing gel with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area 3 x day. If your skin feels tight and dry you can apply a very small amount of the ointment provided as needed.
Do NOT pick or scratch your microbladed areas and do not attempt to pick at flaking brows or you risk pulling out the pigment and causing scarring.
AVOID for 10 days: All products other than the balm (including makeup) on eyebrow area, workouts which cause sweating, saunas, facials/facial massage, steaming and sleeping on the brows. Make sure you use a clean pillowcase.
AVOID for 30 days: Sunbathing/direct sun exposure, light therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and creams containing regeneration factors.
ALWAYS AVOID Laser treatments over the microbladed area (Fraxel, IPL, etc), as they can destroy the pigments and cause burns. Use of antibiotics and hormonal therapy can lead to faster pigment fading.
ALWAYS protect your new brows from the sun with SPF (with the exception of the first 7 days).
*Consult a healthcare professional at the first sign of an infection
*Please NOTE: Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post-microblading procedure. However, experience has shown that by following these after-care instructions, these symptoms may quickly disappear. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape-design is recommended only after 3 weeks.
A typical microblading appointment lasts up to 2-3 hours, depending on the work needing to be done. A touch-up appointment lasts anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on the amount of work that needs touching up. A standard appointment will have the following steps:
1) Consult and discuss the design
2) Disinfect the area
3) Design the area and get client approval
4) Add numbing
5) Microblading process is performed with many check-in's with client for feedback
6) Pigment bake at the end
7) Aftercare balm is placed on area
Photography: Photos of the before/after results will take place if you allow!
Microblading is a two-step/two-appointment process. In the first appointment, the client is profiled and the area is designed with a brow pencil, so the look and design are approved before the process begins. Once approved, the microblade process begins and the client is ready to go back into the world. There will be mild scabbing and aftercare required, but your microblading should be completely healed in about 4-6 weeks. The second appointment is a touch up 4-6 weeks after the first session. This allows enough time for the ink in the epidermis to naturally slough off, and the color to settle into your skin. In the touch-up appointment, it's possible to see how your skin has received the ink and make any necessary corrections. Sometimes a client’s skin undertones or your lifestyle may have unexpected effects on the ink's color, and there may need to be an adjustment to the color used. These kind of corrections are normal with any microblading artist and an essential part of the process, as everyone’s skin is different and receives ink differently.During the healing process after your first appointment, it will seem like the ink and tattoo is fading away completely. This is NORMAL and the ink will return to the surface as the skin heals and exfoliates off of the tattoo. Where the ink didn't take as well will be re-treated during the second appointment touch up process.
Your eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
Days 1-4: The pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin, and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually. Do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab, as this is an excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin. Your brows or other microbladed areas may swell and appear larger.
Days 5-7: Once the healing of the skin starts taking place, it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Days 8-12: Your microbladed areas may look as though the pigment has completely faded – do not panic – take a deep breath and trust the process.
Days 14-28: Your microbladed areas may still look a little patchy or uneven, but the pigment will start to “reappear” as the pigment settles and the healing continues. You may get your touch-up/perfecting procedure done at the 3-week point NO SOONER to allow for complete healing of the areas.
This varies depending on a person's skin type and how their skin handles pigment. When you start to see the pigment fade, you should book a touch-up. Most commonly, every 6-12 months. Some people can go much longer.
If you already have permanent makeup you may want to change or fix what’s already been done. You may have to consider laser removal before the procedure and will have to ask the artist if they can work over the old one. You must always disclose to your artist if you have had permanent makeup or surgery before.
Permanent makeup is for almost everyone. But it is not recommended for people with excessively oily skin, eczema, psoriasis, keratosis, pilaris, chronic acne and rosacea, and dermatitis. If you have sensitive or thin skin you might bleed easily. Similarly, people with autoimmune disorders such as lupus or frontal fibrosing alopecia can be problematic. Refrain from permanent makeup if you are pregnant, nursing, have hemophilia or a heart condition. If you have trichotillomania (compulsive pulling of body hair) permanent makeup may also not be for you or would require a doctor’s permission.
Yes, but stay away from sunlight. Use sunglasses and a hat to avoid direct exposure. Do not get tanned or wet in the first 24 hours. And try not to do any work that makes you sweat excessively.
Get your microblading done before your botox procedure so that your muscles will be in a normal state of movement. Alternatively, if you regularly use Botox, you will need to wait 3 weeks after botox before doing microblading to allow the Botox to settle in at its full effect.
Do not schedule your microblading appointment within 2 weeks of receiving the shot.
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Founder of Avari Beauty and an Advanced Practice (AP) Esthetician. I specialize in multiple services with a focus on lashes, skin, and brows.
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