What is Microblading?
Microblading is a technique that involves making tiny little lines in the skin with a hand tool and ink, resulting in an eyebrow tattoo that looks like hair strokes. This option shows a lot more skin than the other techniques, and for that reason many people think it’s the most subtle.
*Looks like hair strokes
*This technique typically fades the fastest
*More trauma to the skin over time, so touch ups should be minimal and spread over time
*Best for people with tight skin and small pores
*Better for people with dry and normal skin
*Not the best technique for people with extremely oily skin or people who bleed
Who is a good candidate?
The simple answer is, anyone that wants to have full, beautiful brows all day, every day! That would include busy parents or business people who don’t have much time to apply brow make up, active people who don’t want to worry about sweating off makeup while working out or swimming, or any person who struggles with getting that perfect shape that the celebrities and YouTube makeup artists always seem to have. Other clients include those suffering from scarring, Trichotillomania, Alopecia and cancer, or other diseases and disorders that have led to natural hair loss. Let House of Youth do all the work for you!
Who is NOT a good candidate?
*Taking blood thinners
*Skin irritations near the area such as sunburn or Psoriasis
*Taking sun sensitizing medications (Including but not limited to Retinol/Rein-a/vitamin A)- these need to be stopped at least 2 weeks before the appointment.
*Botox within the last 2 weeks
*Accutane within the last year
*History of Keloid scarring
*People suffering from severe acne
*Chemotherapy patients will need to check with their physician and provide a doctors note
*People with conditions that cause them to bleed very easily (this impacts results)
*People with prior permanent makeup may not be good candidates for Microblading. This is determined by consolation.
How do I book an appointment?
Once you have reviewed the information in this packet, ask us any questions you may have, and then we will choose your appointment date. We will then send you the link to pay the required $100 deposit to secure your appointment by email. Your appointment is not considered booked until the deposit is paid, so be sure to pay that as soon as possible! Remember to bring your photo ID to your appointment. Also, it’s very important to book your touch up appointment when you book your initial appointment! This is to ensure that you get a date and time that works for you before our schedule books up. The touch-up Appointment should be 4-8 Weeks after your initial appointment. If you do not come in within 8 weeks from your first appointment you would need to then book a 6-month touch-up. Lastly, please do not book an appointment without a consultation if you have ever had prior permanent makeup before, no matter how long ago it was or how faded it looks to your. We cannot cover most old eyebrow tattoos that we see, and we need to ensure you have the results you deserve. Thanks!
New Clients: $450
4-8 Week Touch up: $0
6 Month Touch up: $100
12 Month Touch up: $250
After 12 Months: Full Price
Non-refundable $100 Due to lock appointment
Please note that children under the age of 10 are not allowed in the spa for safety reasons. Children over the age of 10 must be able to sit quietly. Unfortunately, if you arrive to your appointment with children under the age of 10 you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
FEQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are you certified and licensed to operate?
Yes! House of Youth is a licensed tattoo studio and all working artists are certified permanent makeup artists. The staff is all insured. All artists completed a hands-on apprenticeship and received certification from one or more permanent makeup artists and training academies, including the Brow Envy Training Program. All artists have received extensive training and certification in Blood Borne Pathogens as deemed necessary for tattoo artists by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It’s crucial that you choose not only a certified permanent makeup artist, but also a licensed one to ensure your health is protected!
Do I need to shave or wax my brow hair?
No! We will shape your eyebrows as needed by tweezing or shaving and choose a color pigment that blends seamlessly with your natural brows. If you have a lot of brow hair it may be useful to have your brows waxed.
Does it hurt?
Every client is different and pain tolerance varies by client. Most clients describe the pain levels as minimal and find tweezing and threading more uncomfortable. At House of Youth, we use the best topical lidocaine cream available to minimize discomfort. That being said, this is still a tattoo. You will typically feel some discomfort. Based on experience, we would describe the feeling a slight burning, astringent like sensation. Very tolerable and worth it!
How long does it take?
The process takes approximately two hours from the moment you walk in the door to completion of your beautiful brows. The first hour or so is spent designing your new brows and numbing the area. There is no downtime! Occasionally, some clients will have some slight redness and swelling around the area which is very normal and will subside within a couple of hours. Most clients go on about heir normal day when they leave their appointment.
What is the healing process?
Some swelling and tenderness after the procedure is normal and may last a day or so, depending on the client. Your new brows will appear DARKER, WIDER, AND SHARPER than the way they will heal. This is especially true for days 2-5. This is harder for some clients than others. Clients who rarely wear makeup may find they don’t like how their brows look on these days because they are too intense. That’s normal! The pigment is sitting on top of the skin and has not yet settled into your face. As your skin heals over the tattoo, your brows will lighten and soften. This process takes about 7 days or so on average. It’s important to follow all after care instructions and to attend the required follow up appointment to make the finishing touches to your new brows! Your healing is only about 50% in our control. Once you leave it’s up to you to be diligent about following the instructions you’re given to get the best results! And no matter how great they look, it’s important to come to your touch up appointment to get the final result.
How long does it last?
This will vary by client. If aftercare instructions are followed diligently, your new brows will last approximately 12-24 month on average before they’re mostly faded; 18 months is average. For some people, their brows will last even longer, and see less. Certain factors such as sun exposure, tanning beds, getting chemical peels, oily skin type, bleeding, etc., will affect whether your brows will last on the higher or lower end of the expected 12-18 months. We recommend one touch our per year to keep them fresh. Coming more often increases the rest of scar tissue or causing your brows to look unnatural.
Will it look natural?
Absolutely! The techniques used at House of Youth creates realistic, simulated hair strokes that looks just like a real eyebrow! Your brows can be as big and bold or a soft and subtle as you like!
Are there some clients who cannot retain the pigment?
Yes this does happen. Some people have highly effective immune systems that reject the pigment, and some just have highly effective skin healing. It’s very rare, but it’s important that all clients understand this is a possibility and in most cases, there is no way for us to know if this will take pace prior to the work being done. Occasionally, we will recommend a third appointment to further touch the brows up if the client is retaining some pigment after the first touch up, however anything beyond that would likely be too much for the skin and the client would likely not be a candidate for further permanent makeup.
What if my brows are fading faster than I’d like?
We will revisit aftercare and lifestyle to make sure that is not the issue. If not, it’s likely you need to go darker and fuller at your touch up.
Microblading Over Prior Permanent Makeup
By Consult only. We typically cannot work over other artists’ work. Please contact us to discuss BEFORE booking. If you have ever had permanent makeup on your brows before, you must let us know prior to booking so we can make sure it can be covered. This is true no matter how light they look to you, or how long it’s been since they were done. Failure to do so may result in disappointment and loss of deposit if you arrive to your appointment and it cannot be covered.
House of Youth accepts all major credit cards, debit cards and cash.
All permanent makeup appointments require a non-refundable $100.00 Booking deposit to book.
This booking fee goes toward your total investment and holds your spot on the calendar. Please call, email, or text to book your appointment. After selecting a date and time, you will receive instructions for paying your deposit by debit card or credit card by email. Your appointment is not booked until you have paid your deposit. Please review our cancellation policy below prior to booking.
Please read this policy before booking any appointments at House of Youth to make sure you fully understand. The reason for this policy is that we remain very booked for all services, with some clients waiting to be seen. While we are ever so grateful for our wonderful clients, timely efficient service is necessary for us to provide outstanding customer service. If you fall to comply with these policies we are unable to service everyone in a fair an efficient way. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority, and these policies exist to give all clients the absolute best experience possible. WE are so thankful for your business and welcome any inquires about this policy!
For all permanent makeup appointments, a 48 Hour notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment. We just ask that you please call and let us know, (voice mail if necessary), text or email us at least 48 hours prior to your appointment time to cancel or reschedule. Should you fail to cancel or reschedule your appointment at least 48 hours before your appointment, you will forfeit your booking deposit. Should you wish to reschedule your appointment at that point, you definitely can! You will have to pay another non-refundable deposit to book another date.
Should you cancel or reschedule your appointment within 12 hours of your appointment, or no call/no show, you will definitely not only forfeit your booking deposit but also will be required to pay half of your appointment cost. Once that is paid, if you wish to reschedule another appointment another non-refundable deposit must be placed towards the future appointment.