I have heard some people had to go back a few times extra to get it right .
Yes, it does happen and yes it's true!
A third appointment is often set up so the client has the opportunity to return and I get the chance to review the work and sort out any ( if any) tweaks that might need to be done. This is usually a 20 min apt and time to sort out any minor irritations regarding 1 or 2 strokes to complete a look.
Often times the clients cancels this apt (as all is usually well), however there are the occasional few that may need one or two extra strokes to finish off the look.
Not retaining the strokes at all is something that is something TOTALLY DIFFERENT and very very rare and not often seen . However that not to say it won't happen . Some ladies skin may react to the trauma of the Microblading, and the skin may try to push out the foreign body of pigment by producing an extreme scabs, so they eventually fall off taking all the pigment with it (arnt our bodies very clever!). There is a condition called Pigment Allergy ( PPD Allergy, a condition known by dermatologists) or Auto Immune disease symptoms ( the client may not even be aware of it). The skin would have over reacted and become super sensitive to the pigment and reject it at any cost
At a third visit, whereby there is no pigment retention , I would usually advise the client to give the brows a rest and review in 6 months. Sometimes after review my only advice is to go visit a GP or Dermatogist to be checked out. I may loathe to re- microblade again, as the results will be the same again. As the skin has 4 stages of healing to undergo, a third Microblading carries the risk of scarring - a risk I do not want to take as a practitioner. This is solely for client protection and my reputation.
The simple answer is yes!
Stray hairs that grow outside the brow line can make a groomed appearance look untidy.
Pluck these hairs away yourself or have them threaded.
If you email me a photo of yourself, full face with your hair back with a hair band , I will draw a suggested brow for you and send it back .
A brief history of age, illness, hair colour and why your brows have receeded ( illness, over waxing etc).
This is a free service .
Take a look st the below clients who availed of this service .
What happens at predraw ?
After the consultation a pre draw is done.
Below is an example of the pre draw, which can alarm clients occasionally, as they fear that their brows will look stencilled !
The client is advised to apply her brow pencil as she likes it , and I will then measure and suggest some tweaks.
The pre draw can take up to 40 min to get right.
The measurements are done to the morphology of Phi 1.1618, and this takes time .
Embroidery does NOT GO ahead ( I repeat , does NOT go ahead) until you are 100% happy with the shape . Once the shape is right and the client is happy we can then proceed .
The bottom photo depicts how natural the end result is. The outside lines are used as guide lines for the start and finish of the hairstroke.its VERY IMPORTANT to note the outline pencil is the guideline as to where the hair stroke begins and ends WITHIN that guideline . The outline pencil is removed after the procedure and a very natural shorter eyebrow become apparent . ( It's easy to become alarmed at predraw that the brow will be thicker than you might like.)
Let me reassure you these lines are only a guide !
A conservative approach can be undertaken if a client is nervous , and adjusted at Stage 2/ touch up apt once the client gets used to having brows.
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Visiting service to your salon to enhance your menu can be arranged on a weekly/ monthly basis.
Eyebrow embroidery is not limited to clients post chemo, it is the fastest growing trend in the Eyebrow beauty service.
Most clients coming from the beauty sector like to showcase their existing brow for a low maintenance life. Other clients have had brow mishaps , over plucked/waxed or have problem brows .
A recent road tester Liz Dwyer claimed on Xpose that Eyebrow embroidery was her absolute favourite treatment done to date.
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No, Embroidered hairs only look like real hairs. It's actually a pigment implanted into the scratched surface of the skin ( between the dermis and epidermis) using a specialised hand tool . They mimic brow hair and only when you look closely you discover they are not real hairs at all, but tiny slits in the skin, full of pigment that makes them look like real hairs. Take a look.
Photos are an insurance requirement for me. They are kept confidential . Most clients do not like their photos advertised on social media and this is respected.
My model Rebecca, beauty blogger of Give a Posy was happy to try the treatment some time ago and model at the same time !
Photos by the fab:-Niall O Sullivan photography , Courtmacsherry .
Some befores and afters