Frequently Asked Questions
What is cosmetic hairstroke/semi-permanent cosmetics/microblading?
Microblading is the process where pigment is etched in to the skin and creates a natural looking, semi-permanent brow. Hairstroke brows are meant to be a subtle, natural enhancement to create the illusion of fuller brows.
The hairstroke method is designed to blend with your natural brow hair, the more hair you have the more realistic results will appear. If you have very little or sparse eyebrow hair results will appear more 2D, and it is possible that you may need more than two sessions to achieve your desired result.
Hairstroke brows are not meant to entirely replace makeup. Eyebrow pencils and powders may still be needed.
How long will my enhanced eyebrows last?
Microblading is considered semi-permanent as it does not wash away, however pigments are designed to fade over time. Touch-ups are normal and expected for cosmetic procedures. For best results, please follow your after care instructions. Generally after your follow up you can expect your pigment to last for 6-18 months.
*Please note that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed due to the nature of skin as it heals, and follow-up appointments are recommended at 6-10 weeks where we can asess your pigment retention and make any changes necessary.
What factors will affect my enhanced eyebrows?
Oily Skin: Increased oil production can cause hairstrokes to blur and heal lighter and more powdery.
Smoking: Smokers may notice that their eyebrows will fade faster
Anemia and iron deficiency: Your body will absorb these iron based pigments more quickly.
Sun exposure: Increased exposure to the sun will cause premature fading.
Color of pigment: Lighter colors fade more quickly than darker colors.
Does microblading hurt?
Topical anesthetics are used to maximize your comfort during the appointment, however pain tolerence varies from client to client. Recieving the procedure during your menstrual cycle may increase your sensitivity.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
If you have reference photos please feel free to bring these to your appointment.
If you prefer to have your eyebrows waxed/threaded please do so at least 48 hours before your appointment, otherwise we can remove stray hairs after we design your brows.
You must not use Retin-A near the eyebrow area before or after the appointment
Do not work out the day of your appointment.
You cannot take any medications that may thin your blood (i.e. Asprin, Ibuprofen, fish oil, Vitamin E) 72 hours before or immediately after your procedure.
Do not drink alcohol the night before or day of your procedure.
Avoid caffine the day of your appointment.
Doing any of the above may cause bleeding, which will affect how well your body retains pigment.
We recommend avoiding pools, salt water and extreme sun exposure for at least two weeks following your appointment, so make vacation plans accordingly!
What can I expect immediately after my appointment?
Following your procedure your tattoo will appear much darker and bolder than it will heal due to oxidation in the surface layer of your skin. Your tattoo will also appear warmer in color. You may experience some redness or swelling around the tattooed area, though this typically disappears within 48 hours.
Within a few days you will notice some scabbing or flaking on the eyebrow area, do not pick at these, doing so can result in loss of pigment in those areas. Brows may appear spotty or patchy until the entire brow has finished exfoliating, this take about a week. You may notice that some areas may appear very light or even to have lost pigment entirely after they have peeled. Your new brows will soften over the next 3-6 weeks. If you’d prefer darker, bolder brows we can always add more color or dimension during your follow-up appointment!
Do I need a touch-up/follow-up appointment?
All microblading procedures require two sessions, an initial session to establish shape and a perfecting session 6-10 weeks later. During your 6-10 week follow-up we will asess your pigment retention and make any adjustments needed. This follow-up also increases the longevity of your semi-permanent eyebrow. Please book your follow up with me during your first session.
How can I book an appointment?
Appointments can be made by clicking the 'BOOK AN APPOINTMENT' page and booking directly online! https://sharashisheboran.acuityscheduling.com/
A 20% deposit via PayPal or square is required to ensure you are serious about receiving your hairstroke eyebrows. Your deposit is non-refundable, but goes towards the final price. No appointments will be booked without a deposit and the remainder of your balance is due at the time of your appointment. I accept cash and all major credit cards credit cards for balances only. Deposits must be paid in cash or via PayPal.
How long does the procedure take?
Initial appointments take approximately 2-3 hours. This includes the designing process, numbing the area, and microblading. Follow-up appointments take approximately 1-2 hours.
I have had my brows microbladed before, can you fix them/touch them up?
I ask that anyone who has had their brows done previously by another artist come in for a consultation before booking an appointment. If you book an appointment without disclosing previous cosmetic work your deposit will be forfeited and your appointment cancelled.
What is your cancellation policy?
Deposits are non-refundable. I require 48 hours notice to cancel or make any changes to your appointment. Giving less than 48 hours notice for a cancellation will result in the forfeit of your deposit. If you cancel or do not show up to your appointment, your deposit will be forfeited. If you need to reschedule your appointment you may transfer your deposit over ONE time, as long as you give more than 48 hours notice. If you cannot make it to your rescheduled appointment your deposit will be forfeited and you will need a new deposit to book again. If you reschedule your 6-10 week follow-up to a later date you may be subject to 10 week-1 year pricing.
Is there a waitlist?
I do not have a waitlist for appointments. Occassionally there are cancellations in which case the date will be made available to the public and an announcement will be made via Instagram (@sharashisheboran).
Do you microblade men's eyebrows?
You should not recieve hairstroke brows if you are:
Pregnant or nursing
Are currently using Accutane or have used Accutane within the past year
Have a freshly tanned/sunburned face
Are on blood thinning medications
Please make sure you are heathy enough to receive hairstroke brows before booking an appointment! If you have any concerns about whether or not you are a good candidate please contact me.