FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Taking proper care of yourself BEFORE AND AFTER your procedure is important to ensure your beautiful outcome! Please read through all of our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, and procedures BEFORE booking an appointment. If you have additional questions, please contact me.
Anything to avoid before?24 hours prior avoid Caffeine and Alcohol. 48-72 hours before refrain from Advil, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, vitamin E, and fish oil to avoid thinning of the blood. You make take Tylenol if needed, this will not thin your blood. 4 weeks before the scheduled service avoid Botox, fillers, laser treatments, chemical peels, retinol, and exposure to strong sunlight.
How should I come in the day of my appointment?It is best to come in with freshly washed hair and your makeup as you would normally wear it. If you normally do not fill in your brows, no worries I map them out regardless. For eyeliner and lash enhancement, please come with no eye makeup or contacts.
How long does it last?Your permanent makeup will last from 10 months to 5+ years. It depends on your lifestyle and skin type. Sun exposure, exfoliants, retinol, exposure to salt water, and oily skin will make your permanent makeup fade faster. Always wear sunscreen over your permanent makeup!
How do I know what brow service to pick?Nano Brows-All skin types, including mature and oily. Single needle machine hairstrokes for a natural brow. Most natural looking technique. Mimics natural hair and is gentler on the skin than microblading. Can cover old permanent makeup if it is light enough. Shading can be added to build density where needed. Last 1-5+years. Total Investment with touchup: $700 Microblading-Dry to combination skin. Individual hairstrokes for a natural brow. Best for clients that have an even amount of natural brow hair and healthy skin. Not recommended for clients with mature skin or oily skin. Last 10 months-2+years. Total Investment with touchup: $550 Microshading- All skin types. Microblading hairstrokes + machine shading. Great for adding density where hair is sparse or nonexistent. Will cover previous permanent makeup. End result is a natural powdery brow with hairstrokes. Last 2-5+ years. Total Investment with touchup: $650 Ombre powder Brows- All skin types. Oily skin will get the best retention with this procedure. Full powder brow with soft lighter fronts. Will cover previous permanent makeup. End result is a soft powdery makeup look. I can make it as bold or soft as you would like! Last 2-5+ years. Total Investment with touchup: $650
Does it hurt?Everyone’s pain tolerance is different. For lips and eyeliner, I use a topical numbing before and during the procedure, so the pain very minimal to none. For brows, after the first pass when the topical numbing is applied, most will feel nothing. Nap time!
Do I have to get a touchup?Yes, it is a two step process. 6 to 8 weeks after in the perfecting appointment, I will touchup any area that didn’t retain pigment and make any necessary changes.
Do I get to pick the color?I match the pigment to your eyebrow hair. This way it blends and looks natural. For lips, bring your favorite lip stick color and I can match it! In the consultation we will discuss any challenges or special request you have.
Will you remove my brow hair?No, I keep all the hair that falls inside of the shape that I map out. My goal is to keep them as natural as possible.
Can I get my brows wet while they are healing?For 7 days after, you will not get your brows wet. (besides the first night washing them to remove any lymph) Avoid long hot showers and sweating during the first week, because this can push the pigment out of your skin. Keep showers under 5 minutes and avoid putting your face directly into water. No swimming, hot tubs, saunas, or tanning. Please review full aftercare in aftercare tab.
Do I need to book a consultation prior to booking my appointment online?No, you do not need to book a consultation prior to booking online. Each appointment includes an in depth consultation to go over the process from start to finish. I make sure you feel completely confident and comfortable before we begin. Shape and pigment matching is customized to each client. If you have any questions before booking, please send an email through the contact page.
I have previous permanent makeup; can you cover it?Yes, I offer correction work. Please send a picture of the area you would like covered to Briaragonokc@gmail.com If your previous tattoo is too dark or thick, I may recommend removal prior to booking an appointment.
Your Lip Blush tattoo will last anywhere from 1-3+ years. Your tattoo will be much lighter and not as defined once healed. The true color will blossom around 4-6 weeks.
The perfecting appointment will be done 8 weeks after initial procedure to make any additions or changes.
This treatment can trigger cold sores. If you have a history of cold sores, it is suggested to get prescribed an antiviral medication from your doctor 5 days before and take again 5 days after. Please note, if you do not do this and get a cold sore it will affect the healed results.
Must wait 4 weeks before and after to get lip injections.
Dark Lip Neutralization (cool tone lips) is a multiple step process. The first treatment pigment must be warm. Once that heals, 4-6 weeks after you will have a more even nude pink result. May take 2-3 sessions to get desired results. If you would like to know if you are a candidate for this procedure, please email a picture of your lips in natural light.
Discontinue the use of lash growth serums 2-4 weeks before your appointment. It will cause sensitivity to your lash line.
Must remove lash extensions before appointment. You can reapply them 2-3 weeks after your touchup.
If you wear contacts do not wear them the day of your appointment.
Come to your appointment with no eye makeup on.
Touchup will be completed 6-8 weeks after initial procedure.
Shape and color will be agreed upon before starting the procedure.
For initial and color boost procedures, a $150 nonrefundable booking fee is required to reserve your spot. The remainder of the balance will be paid in full at the time of procedure. Perfecting appointments are charged $100 at time of service. Cash, credit/debit card, Venmo, Cash App, and PayPal are the only accepted forms of payment.
72-hour rescheduling or cancelation notice required. Any appointments canceled or rescheduled in less than 72 hours forfeit transferring the nonrefundable booking fee. To reschedule you must pay an additional booking fee. No guest or kids allowed in procedure room.