FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is the process of infusing pigment into the skin to simulate the appearance of natural hair. It is considered a tattoo, and permanent makeup. Although it is considered permanent makeup, it fades over time. Touchups are suggested once a year in order to keep the color fresh and shape precise. Microblading is meant to be a subtle natural enhancement, and to create fuller more beautiful brows. It looks most natural on clients who already have semi full brow hair, and are wanting to perfect their shape. The more hair you have, the more natural it will appear.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Day of your appointment, you have a grace period of 15 minutes. If you are 15-30 minutes late with communication, we can proceed with your appointment with an additional $100 fee. If you have not arrived for your appointment within the 15 minute grace period with no communication, you will be considered a no-show. In the event you would like to cancel or reschedule, you may do so up to 48 hours prior to your appointment without incurring any penalties. If you no-show your appointment or cancel within the 48 hour window, your retainer will be void and a new non-refundable retainer will be due to reschedule. If you are feeling sick prior to your appointment or have any COVID-19 symptoms, please contact me immediately. In this instance, to have your retainer transferred, a doctors note clearing you or a negative COVID test will be required to reschedule.
DOES MICROBLADING HURT?
Mariah uses two types of numbing agents to reduce the discomfort level significantly. The first one is 5% Lidocaine cream, which will be applied for 20 minutes after you have been mapped for shaping. The second one is 4% Lidocaine, 2% Tetracaine and Epinephrine. Pain tolerances per person are completely different and even one brow can be more sensitive than the other. Mariah will do her best to keep you as comfortable as possible. It is a very tolerable discomfort and everyone says the blading portion is like a cat scratch. Having the procedure during your menstrual cycle may increase your sensitivity.
NO CAFFIENE BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?! WHY NOT?!
Here's the thing about caffeine, it thins your blood. Thin blood means that when I am microblading your brows, you will have excessive bleeding. Excessive bleeding will push the pigment out of the strokes, make it extremely difficult for me to do my best work and also, that cool toned blood mixed with pigment will result in ashly, uneven retention. I want you to have your best brows, best retention, and this service is not a cheap investment up front. As a coffee addict, I completely understand and if this really is an issue, let’s book you for my earliest time slot in the morning and after your appointment, head right over to the many coffee stands near my salon. Short term suffering for long term beautiful brows.
WHY CAN'T I WORK OUT THE MORNING OF OR 10 DAYS AFTER MY APPOINTMENT?
Same thing with caffeine, working out increases your blood flow, causing excessive bleeding. Now, the reason for the 10 days after: SWEAT. Sweat is basically saline, 99% water, 1% salt. Saline is the number 1 removal tool for permanent cosmetics. Now after you went through the pre-care, the payment, seeing those beautiful brows, you wouldn’t want to sweat them away right? I didn’t think so. Take a nice 10 day break away from your normal routine and just go on a nice walk outside or anything else to help with your self-care so you can have those beautiful brows long term.
DO YOU PROVIDE THE AFTER-CARE PRODUCTS?
Each appointment (excluding the 6-9 week & 10-16 week touch ups) include an after-care kit. After-care kits include foaming cleanser, healing ointment/lotion, q-tips, and cotton rounds. There is enough product, if used correctly, for both your initial session and touch up session. If additional product is needed, an added fee per item will be charged.
WHY IS A 6-9 WEEK TOUCH UP APPOINTMENT REQURIED FOR ALL INITIAL SESSIONS?
At 4-6 weeks your brows will be fully healed in which we will be able to see your retention. Whatever pigment that does not return will be addressed at your touch up appointment or if you would prefer darker, bolder brows we can always add more color or dimension during that appointment! At this appointment we can also add any shading necessary.
WHEN SHOULD I COME IN FOR MY ANNUAL REFRESHER?
Annual refreshers are done once your microbladed brows have faded 50-70%. Crazy huh?! You’re use to having full, beautiful brows and you want that back so I get it BUT you want to wait this long because otherwise we are putting pigment back onto too much pigment, not allowing for a natural brow. If you touch them up too early, or too often, they will become oversaturated, blocky, blurred strokes & ashy. On average, I typically have my clients coming in around the 15-18 month mark.
WHAT IF I HAVE HAD MY BROWS DONE PREVIOUSLY BY ANOTHER ARTIST?
If you have had your brows done by another artist previously and either want a cover-up correction or are just wanting to do just do an annual refresher, I require a in-person consultation that can be booked online. During this appointment, we will talk about your past work, your experience with them as I analyze if I am comfortable working on them. If I am, the $50 fee for the consultation will go towards the non-refundable retainer that is due to lock in your new client session. There are no exceptions to the consultation in this instance.
HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH MARIAH?
After reading through "Prior to Booking", in order to be considered for a new client spot, for either an Initial Session and Cover-Ups/Foreign Artist Work, a questionaire to the best detail must be filled out prior. Follow the links below to fill out a questionaire. For Annual Refreshers, please reach out to me either by instagram DM, or text the salon phone.