Client Information Packet
Thank you so much for trusting me with your beautiful face! Prior to booking an appointment, I ask that all Brow & Blade clients read and review the information below to ensure they are properly informed about my payment and cancellation policies, consent and client record forms, frequently asked questions, and more. It’s a lot of information, but it’s very important that each client understands everything prior to booking an appointment. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about anything!
How do I book an appointment?
Once you have reviewed the information below, click on the BOOK NOW tab and select available dates for services.
Also, it’s very important to book your touch up appointment as soon as you book your initial appointment! This is to ensure that you get a date and time that works for you before my schedule books up. The touch up appointment should be 4-6 weeks after your initial appointment.
How much does it cost?
Microblading - New Clients
This price includes one session: your initial appointment.
4-6 week Touch Up - New Clients
This price includes one session: your 4-6 week touch up appointment.
This price is for former Brow & Blade clients who desire a touch up within 12 months of their last Brow & Blade Microblading appointment.
Touch-up NON CLIENT
NON CLIENT touch-up services usually act as a Color Boost. Brow & Blade has a technique like no other, therefore, NON CLIENT touch-ups tend to be a complete set of new brows.
This price is for existing Brow & Blade clients who desire Scalp Micropigmentation. Consult required.
Correction of other artists' work
Pigment removal is by consult only. Please contact directly via email to book.
Brow & Blade accepts all major credit cards, debit cards and cash. No checks or money orders.
For all appointments, a 48 hour cancellation notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment. You must call or email me at least 48 hours prior to your appointment time.
If you are over 15 minutes late to your appointment, you will be asked to reschedule. This is due to the fact that all clients receive thorough consultations and detailed, precise work. As a result, I will not rush your appointment or others. Therefore if you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment you must book again. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
There will be no exceptions to this policy. By booking your session with Brow & Blade, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the Cancellation Policy.
Am I a candidate?
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 Brow & Blade do all the work for you!
Who is NOT a good candidate?
Allergy to Nickel (blade)
Taking blood thinners
Skin irritations near the area such as sunburn or Psoriasis
Taking sun sensitizing medications (ex. Retinol/Retin-a)
Botox within last 2 weeks
Accutane within last year
History of keloid scarring
People suffering from severe acne
Chemotherapy patients will need to check with their physician and provide a doctor's 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 Mircoblading. This is determined by consultation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are you certified?
Yes! I am a certified permanent makeup artist and insured. I completed a hands-on apprenticeship and received certification from a permanent makeup and tattoo artist that has perfected only the best Microblading techniques and training, as well as other types of eyebrow permanent makeup and tattoo removal. My studio is licensed to tattoo by the Texas Board of Health. I 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 Microblading artist, but also a licensed one to ensure your health is protected.
Do I need to shave my hair?
No. We will shape your eyebrows as needed with threading and/or tweezing and choose a color pigment that blends seamlessly with your natural brows.
How is this different than a traditional eyebrow tattoo?
The most common type of traditional eyebrow tattoos involves the use of a tattoo gun and a block style brow, which leaves the client with a dark outlined eyebrow and no depth. These often fade to really unflattering colors. Microblading by Brow & Blade leaves the client with crisp, thin lines that look identical to REAL HAIR. Careful selection of pigment is chosen to give depth and shape so that the natural brows and Microbladed strokes blend seamlessly.
Does it hurt?
Every client is different and pain tolerance varies by client. Most clients describe the pain level as minimal and find tweezing and threading more uncomfortable. At Brow & Blade, I use the best topical lidocaine cream available to minimize discomfort. I will take my time getting you nice and numb for about 45 minutes. That being said, this is a still a tattoo. You will feel some discomfort. Based on my personal experience, I would describe the feeling a slight burning, astringent like sensation. Very tolerable and worth it!
How long does it take?
The process takes approximately three hours from the moment you walk in the door to completion of your beautiful new 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 hours. Most clients go on about their 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 that 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 with lighten and soften. This process takes about 10 days or so on average. Your brows will be dry and may scab a bit – it’s important that you’re prepared to go through this process BEFORE booking! 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 my control. Once you leave it's up to you to be diligent about following the instructions you're given to get the best result! And no matter how great they look, it's important to come for 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 12-18 months. For some people, their brows will last even longer. Certain factors such as sun exposure, getting chemical peels, oily skin type, etc. will affect whether your brows will last on the higher or lower end of the expected 12-18 months. There is no way for us to predict how long your brows will last or how they will heal with this procedure, since so much of it depends on skin type and lifestyle. Also, some clients really prefer a fresh, bright look. Those clients opt to come in for Color Boosts every 12 months instead of waiting for their brows to completely fade.
Are there some clients who cannot retain the pigment?
Yes this does happen. Some people have highly effective immune systems that reject the pigment, some have super oily skin, and some just have highly affect skin healing. It's 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 place prior to the work being done. Occasionally, I 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 Microblading. I cannot guarantee if this will be the case for any client as it’s not possible to predict.
Will it look natural?
Absolutely! The technique used at Brow & Blade creates realistic, simulated hair strokes that look just like REAL HAIR! It’s important you choose the right artist that can give you this realistic 3D look. Your brows can be as big and bold or as soft and subtle as you like!
How do I prepare for my appointment?
Brow & Blade Before and After-Care Instructions
Before your appointment
•Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Aspirin or Ibuprofen for 24 hours before the procedure
•Because Botox can alter the position of your brows, it should be performed no later than at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment. This is because Botox can alter the position of your brows.
•Thoroughly read all the forms given to you at the time of your appointment and ask any questions you may have.
•Be sure to advise me of any allergies, medical conditions, and prescriptions you take prior to your appointment.
It usually takes between 7-10 days for the skin to heal. While your skin is healing these After Care Instructions are recommended.
•Avoid contact with the eyebrows for 3 hours after the procedure.
•3 hours after the procedure, you may gently wash your brows with clean hands, warm water and mild soap. DO NOT RUB HARD. You can let them air dry.
•Apply a THIN layer of Vitamin E 3 times a day for the next 3 days. If the skin is still very dry, then coconut oil can be used up to 10 days after the procedure.
•Stay out of direct sunlight and tanning booths until your tattoo is healed. You can go outside of course! I just suggest avoiding laying out at the pool or a beach until your brows are healed. If you are going to the beach or pool wear a hat that shields your brows from the sun until you're healed, like a visor or baseball cap.
•Do not soak your brows in water (ex. bath tub, sauna, pool, or hot tub). When washing your face, wash around the brow area. Showers are fine.
•Do not rub or pick at your brows. This can cause scarring, blurring, and/or infection. Should there be any scabbing, let them fall off naturally.
•Avoid facials, chemical treatments, Botox, etc. for 2 weeks.
• Do not allow makeup, lotions, or other products to come in contact with the treated area for 10 days.
•Your skin should be healed by 2 weeks at the latest. Consult a physician if you have ANY signs of infection, which could include redness in the brow area (aside from the first few hours after your appointment), green or yellow discharge, and/or fever.
•Should you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 214-727-4944.
Long-term After-care - After your skin has healed
•Inform your technician of your semi-permanent brows at the time of any laser procedures or MRIs.
•Always use a good sunscreen to protect your brows from fading caused by sun exposure. Extreme sun exposure can and will fade your pigment. This can be minimized by applying a good sunscreen of at least SPF25.
•Be aware that the use of chemical peels in the forehead region can expedite the fading of your semi-permanent brows.