EYEBROW MICROBLADING, shaping and tinting
Permanent Makeup is disrupting traditional makeup. It's new, it's our business, and it's here to stay.
Also known as Featherstroke, Brow Embroidery or Hairstroke Brows is a super fine semi permanent hair stroke applied to the skin with a manual tool. BROWBABE Eyebrow Microblading is famous.
We specialise in providing natural, low maintenance solutions so you can look your best with ease. Using the best tools and all natural pigments, offering our clients not only a beautiful result now, but looking good fading into the future.
Microblading | Hairstroke | Feathertouch brows (PMU)
Initial procedure, (2 hours) | $345
Follow-up procedure, (1 hour) | $345
Annual follow-up | $295
Brow shape and tint, (30 mins) | $54
Brow shape, (20 mins) | $44
Brow tint solo, (10 mins) | $25
Brow tattoo removal | POA
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEATHER TOUCH BROWS & MICROBLADING OR BROW EMBROIDERY?
All in all they're the same thing that has been promoted using different names, but in short they are a variation of the same treatment using a manual blade to implant crisp hair strokes. One thing that is different is Micropigmentation/Microstroking/Nano Feather Touch Brows, this method uses a machine & a single needle and results in a different effect.
DOES IT HURT?
Ha! Our most frequently asked question, and you'll be happy to know the answer is no. We pre numb the area with a fast acting numbing gel to ensure the treatment is pain free. If required we can top your pain relief. While the sensation is slightly uncomfortable, the treatment is over and done with quickly. Clients say that the part they weren't expecting is the noise, it sounds like a very faint “scrapey”sound.
DOES MICROBLADING BLEED?
Sometimes, depending on the clients skin type, the thickness of their blood and other factors you might get a little bit of bleeding. Generally its less than if you had a little cat scratch and we manage bleeding by applying a vasoconstriction gel when needed.
IS A SCALPEL OR BLADE USED FOR FEATHER TOUCH?
Scalpel...now that would be scary! We use a tiny little U shaped row of 18 uber fine needles to create a scratch on the surface of the skin.
DO YOU USE DISPOSABLE TOOLS & EQUIPMENT?
In all cases we use fully disposable tools, at the end of each treatment everything used during your session with the exception of tweezers and pencils is disposed of into a biohazards bin. Everything we use is sterile and hypoallergenic, as such patch testing is not required.
DO YOUR PIGMENTS CONTAIN OXIDES?
No way Jose! Recent press about Iron Oxides and MRI scans has heightened clients awareness and astute customers want to avoid oxides at all costs! Rest assured NONE of our inks contain oxides.
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BROW RECONSTRUCTION AND MICROBLADED BROWS? HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ONE I AM?
Feather Touch Brow treatment is suitable for clients who have reasonably good brows to begin with and don't want to make major changes to where the brows sit, or their shape. Brow Reconstruction is for any client who has uneven, thin, over plucked or non existent brows to begin with, Reconstruction is performed over 3 sessions by a very experienced Brow Artist to ensure that the result blends well with the natural hair. It's important to choose the right treatment for yourself, and if you are still unsure send us an email of Makeup Free brows to hello@browbabe and we can advise what's best.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON THE DAY?
We will have you fill out a Consultation Form in order to gain a clear understanding of your skin, health & what is is you may and may not want. Once complete, we will assess this form and discuss any contra indications with you before numbing your brows with a fast acting numbing gel. Then we go through the design process. Using a soft brow pencil, we follow a process designed by our leading brow artists & master trainers to ensure a proportionate balanced template. Using an app we continue to perfect shape & symmetry. We'll show you on your face so you are happy. Once we finalise this template, we'll settle on the colour & make sure your numbing cream is topped up with a fast acting gel. Then we start Microblading. Each hair stroke is placed perfectly to ensure it flows and blends with the natural hair growth giving a seamless result. From here things come together quickly, It'll be over before you know it and you'll be walking out with new and improved brows!
I WANT MY BROWS VERY BOLD & GLAM BUT ALL OF YOUR PICTURES LOOK VERY NATURAL?
We specialise in more natural low maintenance brows that suit a clients face with and without makeup. Depending on skin colour, skin type and hair colour & type we aren't always willing to go too far beyond what is natural. The great news is Microblading serves as a beautiful base and makes product application look better and much easier to apply!
HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY MICROBLADED BROWS ONCE I HAVE HAD THEM DONE?
So you've just had your brows Microbladed. Excellent, lucky you!
Remember there will be minor redness, bruising, swelling and tenderness immediately post-treatment. While the brows are healing there can be some mild itching, flaking, and crusting, this is normal....avoid picking, peeling, rubbing or touching the areas with your fingers.
1 hour after treatment, wash your hands thoroughly then gently wash your brows with a cotton bud. Carefully wipe clean and let dry before sparingly applying the aftercare cream, with a cotton bud, single use only.
Wash every 2-3 hours in the first 12 hours and apply sparingly the prescribed aftercare cream after each wash, using a cotton bud, single use only. From day 2-7 apply aftercare sparingly 2 times a day.
WILL I LOOK OK TO GO BACK TO WORK AFTERWARDS?
Yes, although its likely we would have removed your makeup when we are cleaning the area so you may want to bring some concealer or foundation to touch up. Most clients go slightly red afterwards, but this doesn't last much longer than about 20 minutes.
I HAVE HAD MY BROWS MICORDLABED AND THEY SEEM TO HAVE FADED REALLY BADLY?
Normal! Day 14-25 "Where have my eyebrows gone? It hasn't worked!" During this time, your healing skin cells are opaque or see through. With that, you can't actually see the pigment that was implanted. This is normal and the colour will reappear.
I HAVE HAD MY BROWS MICROBLADED AND THEY SEEM TO BE REALLY DARK?
Normal! Day 1-2 your eyebrows will become darker and darker as the pigment and lymph oxidises. They will become darkest around day 3. You will think its too dark, and may even regret having your eyebrows done at this point. They may even look like they are too big, or not even. This is normal. Fortunately and unfortunately for some they will lighten at around day 5-6 and will continue to lighten for another week to 10 days. Give us your feedback to ensure we complete your second and third treatments to perfection.
I'VE HAD MY BROWS MICROBLADED AND I THINK THEY MIGHT BE PATCHY OR NEED A FEW MORE STROKES?
Normal! Remember brows are sisters not twins, and a very expressive part of the face, and can sit differently when laughing, smiling, crying or even just talking! Once you’ve had your brows done you'll be looking at yourself a lot, you might notice imperfections you didn't see before. Throughout the sessions you can expect increased balance but they will never be perfect. You can expect them to be uneven especially after the Initial Procedure because of the spacing techniques we use for the best blending long term.
DO I NEED TO BOOK MY FOLLOW UP SESSIONS IN ADVANCE? HOW FAR APART SHOULD I SPACE THEM?
Yes! Its very important to book your Follow-up Procedures in advance to avoid long wait times or disappointment. Our diary is very fully booked diary, so there's little room to move with squeezing in new bookings. We refresh, without treating every single hair stroke. The result can look patchy during the healing cycle. You will go through the same healing process as the Initial Procedure.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Depending on your skin type, age & medications you can generally expect to get a year out of your Feather Touch Brows before they need a colour refresh. Colour refreshing is a one off treatment you'll need done yearly. Your therapist will give you a good expectation of upkeep at the time of your first appointment.
DOES MICROBLADING ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR TINTING & SHAPING?
No, Microblading is completed on the skin and does not effect hair growth. Brows will still need to be shaped and in some cases tinted ongoing for the best results. You'll find your tattoo gets a little lost in the hair if you don't maintain them.
I HAVE HAD THEM DONE A YEAR AGO AND DECIDED I DON'T WANT TO HAVE THEM DONE AGAIN WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO WHAT I HAVE GOT?
Eventually it will fade out to natural skin, in the meantime it will be very easy to draw your brows on as you'll still have a base to work with!
IS IT TRUE THAT YOU CANT HAVE IT DONE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
True, its unsafe for Pregnant women to have this treatment done. Its also our company policy due to the lack of scientific research, that we will not complete the treatment on a breastfeeding mother unless she can “pump and dump for 48 hours following”.
WHAT OTHER THINGS CAN MAKE YOU UNSUITABLE FOR THE PROCEDURE?
Many medications may deem you unsuitable for the treatment due to their effects on the skin. Some medications will result in us refusing treatment, and others you will need to be aware of the risks associated. Common medications we need to know about in advance of your appointment: Acutane, Doxycycline, Blood Thinners, Cholesterol, Prescription pain meds, Thyroid, Heart, Diabetes, and any Antibiotics or oral steroids and any medication that may thin the skin and cause photosensitivity. Keloid scarring, psoriasis, dermatitis or eczema, and acne are a few skin disorders you may wish to discuss with your therapist first. If you have medications, your best to email us the list so we can advise in advance what to expect - its horrible having to be turned away on the day after waiting so long for an appointment?
SHOULD I GROW MY BROWS OUT BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
No, a manicured brow is best for us to get a clean line. We don't wax, and only tweeze minimally before we increase your chances of overstimulation of the skin. So, we recommend you visit our sisters next door at Lash Noir for a Brow Magic & tint if needed anytime from 1-2 weeks before your treatment with us. We do ask that you don't go somewhere that doesn't specialise in brows or someone you haven't had do your brows before so close to your treatment, due to the fact if you have a brow disaster it will limit what we can do with Feather Touch.
I GET PIMPLES, ECZEMA OR DERMATITIS IN MY BROWS, CAN I STILL HAVE THIS DONE?
We cannot tattoo over any existing skin conditions in the brows, nor does it make for a good healing environment and the best result. Steroid, Acne and other treatment creams often effect the skin thickness therefore also may prevent you from having the tattoo done. Please consult your therapist in advance of the treatment.
I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN, DO I NEED TO HAVE A PATCH TEST?
No, everything we use is sterile and hypoallergenic.
CAN I HAVE BOTOX OR FILLERS OR OTHER COSMETIC TREATMENTS DONE BEFORE OR AFTER THE TREATMENT?
We like to work with either a blank canvas, or a settled result. Plan botox 2 weeks either side of your treatment with us, and fillers in the area 4 weeks either side of your treatment with us. In regards to other cosmetic procedures like peels etc, we ask that you ensure they are nowhere near your brows 4 weeks before your first treatment with us, and do not come into contact with your brows for the duration of their life. Most therapists can easily avoid that area with actives to preserve your brows.