MICROBLADING & OMBRÉ BROWS
add shape and fullness to your natural brows
What is Permanent/ Semi-permanent Make-up?
Micropigmentation is a form of semi-permanent make up (SPMU) or (PMU), it's a cosmetic technique which deposits pigment into the dermis layer of the skin. Unlike traditional tattoo artists we work very superficially in the skin and we use a pigment that is designed to break down over time which is why it will gradually fade in the skin. Cosmetic tattooing is a fabulous way to create/mimic the look of naturally applied makeup or to naturally enhance features using the hair stroke technique! Micropigmentation can last up to 2-5 years and longer with regular colour boosts every 1-2 years. It can be called permanent as there is no guarantee that all of the pigment particles completely go although they fade down over time. Micropigmentation is designed to enhance your natural beauty and is also ideal for clients who may have medical reasons for needing the treatment. If you have contact lenses/poor eyesight or are struggling to recreate makeup yourselves daily then this could be the answer for you.
Microblading* OR Ombré/Powder* Brows
Consultation & Skin Test | Initial Appointment | Retouch 6-8 Weeks Later Included | None Refundable, Transferable Booking Fee Required (£75)
*Skin test required
(Please note we are not often able to correct brows that have been microbladed/ombréd elsewhere if this is the case please email across a clear no make-up full face photo and close up of each brow in natural daylight via email and you will then be advised to whether we can start the process of a phone consultation)
The Beauty Lounge Tettenhall uses the BEST machine/tools & pigments on the market. BioTek is the Ferrari in the industry! What makes Biotek pigments so special? They are stable and safe colours for Microblading and Permanent/Semi Permanent Make-up! They are made in Italy. Clinically tested, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, sterile, molecules UV encapsulated making the colour more stable, longer lasting results, not tested on animals and paraben free! We use the Brow Intense range that are an exclusive line for long lasting eyebrows with amazing stable results throughout the whole lifetime of your new eyebrows lasting 30% longer than other pigments, they also give great results on even more oily skin!
It’s one of the most requested techniques in the industry right now! This technique is done using a machine unlike Microblading where we use a hand held tool. It also great for cover ups and for more oily skins. The term ‘Ombré’ is from the French word meaning shaded or shading, this layered pixelated effect creates the classic powder layered colour effect! Ombré brows look really soft and subtle and give the illusion of a filled in bold brow without looking harsh. They give the brows a lush full look with an effect of two tones – lighter and darker using different depths of brow colours. The Ombré brows are created by using a lighter shade on the inside and gradually darkening towards the arch and outer length offering natural, soft looking brows. They are suited to any age range and skin type and can be as defined and full or as subtle and natural as you like. Unlike the old fashioned ‘block brow’ they are designed to heal sheer and soft with a borderless finish leaving no harsh edges. To create the perfect eyebrow we work in a way where we are lightly dusting the pigment through the brow slowly building up the colour until we have achieved the desired look.
MICROBLADING/HAIR STROKE BROWS
Microblading has taken the industry by storm! This must have treatment will give definition to brows. This hair stroke imitation technique is super natural! Microblading is a tattooing technique where a small handheld tool made up of several tiny needles is used to add pigment to the upper dermal layer of the skin. Microblading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing because we create each individual natural looking hairstroke that blend in with existing eyebrow hair, creating you beautiful natural looking eyebrows. The technique of implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin may date back thousands of years, but the trend towards using the technique for eyebrows is thought to have emerged in Asia within the last 25 years. Microblading is now one of the most popular eyebrow treatments in the UK! Care is taken to match the pigment to your natural hair colour to blend the fine strokes with your brow hair to create a natural fuller look!
MICROBLADING VS OMBRÉ/POWDER BROW
With all micropigmentation techniques brows are tailored to each individual client depending on their skin type and desired look. We always begin with Brow Mapping to define the shape. With microblading techniques a manual tool and pigment is used to create individual hair strokes to add shape and fullness to brows. With powder brow techniques an Italian made BIOTEK machine and pigment are used to give more of a shaded/ombré effect which looks soft and subtle giving the illusion of a filled in bold brow without looking harsh. Microblading is a fantastic treatment if you want beautiful hair strokes and your skin type allows this. Ombré is great if you want a more powdered make-up look and/or have oily and sensitive/thinner skin and is also for people who have been having microblading for years and the hair strokes have naturally become more blurred. Everyone’s skin is different, we will always give you an honest opinion and help you decide!
(Please note these pictures are before and immediately after, brows will soften once healed)
Annual Colour Boosts (The Beauty Lounge Tettenhall Clients ONLY)
Keep your brows fresh, retain your colour and shape. Depending on your skin, lifestyle and aftercare you can have your brows colour boosted regularly however don't leave it longer than 2 years as you may need a new set. Colour boosts are for clients who have had microblading/ombré at The Beauty Lounge Tettenhall only.
Existing Beauty Lounge microblading/ombré clients are able to book their colour boosts via the online booking system, please check when you had your last microblading/ombré appointment to choose the suitable colour boost (30% non-refundable booking fee will be taken to secure your appointment and this will then be deducted at your appointment) We recommend you pre-book this procedure at least 3 months ahead as Emma gets booked up in advance!
1 Year Colour Boost
(between 12-18 months)
2 year Colour Boost
(between 18-24 months)
(Please note colour boosts are not for brows that have been microbladed/ombréd elsewhere)
New microblading/ombré clients will first need to book a phone consultation (this can be booked online or arrange a call back direct) this is tomake sure medically you are suitable for the treatment as safety comes first. This is before your face to face consultation/skin test. Also we can discuss any questions that you may have. You do not need to visit the salon for this appointment and we will call you so please be ready to answer at the time booked.
A micropigmentation consultation form will be pre sent electronically to you along with pre and post care instructions and so any additional questions can be discussed at this appointment, we will also skin test you in the salon for the pigment and numbing agent used, this will need to be left on the skin for 24 hours. Skin type, natural hair colouring and skin tone will be taken into consideration to ensure each client understands the results that can be achieved for them and understand the procedure fully.
INITIAL MICROPIGMENTATION PROCEDURE
The initial procedure will take up to 3 hours, we like to leave plenty of time for pre-draw/brow mapping and deciding which shape suits you best. Every treatment is completely personalised and tailored to each individual and we will always agree on a pencil template before we start the actual procedure defining facial symmetry & face shapes. Numbing cream will be used during the procedure so there is minimal discomfort. The micropigmentation procedure is often a similar sensation to threading/plucking the brow area for the first part of the treatment.
Brows will initially look very bold at the start of the healing process and can fade up to 30% once healed in the skin. Emma will go through your Aftercare Advice thoroughly along with how to use your aftercare kit provided. It's really important to follow your aftercare to achieve the best possible results from your treatment.
FOLLOW UP PROCEDURE
We allow a top up procedure 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure. This is where all perfections are made. It’s really important you make this appointment as micropigmentation a two phase process (this is not needed after colour boost treatments).
Why Choose The Beauty Lounge Tettenhall
Fully Trained & Certified
Nearly 15 Years of Industry Experienced
A Skin Care Specialist
Highly Rated and Recommended
A Micropigmentation Brow Specialist
MOST FREQUENTLY Qs & As
How long will it last?
Micropigmentation will last approximately 2-5 years but annual Colour Boosts are recommended every 1-2 years to keep the desired effect looking its best.
Does it hurt?
Everyone has a slightly different pain threshold but most of my clients say it is absolutely fine and although it is slightly uncomfortable at times it doesn’t actually hurt. Keeping my clients as comfortable as possible throughout is my priority along with giving them the best results.
How long does the procedure take?
I always allow between 2-3 hours for all of my micropigmentation procedures except top up appointments which will take approx 1 hour.
How many appointments will I need to achieve the finished result?
The procedure is built up over 2 sessions 6-8 weeks apart. The majority is done in the 1st session and the 2nd session is simply used for perfecting. Please remember it is the exact same pre and post care advice for initial, top up and any colour boost procedures!
What happens to my natural eyebrows?
I always try and work with your natural eyebrow shape and hair as much as possible which means a more natural result and less maintenance for you to keep on top of. You will have to occasionally pluck/wax around the brow shape (after the healing period) but this is very easy to do now you have your new defined brow shape to follow.
Do i need to pay a Booking Fee?
Yes. The cost of the micropigmentation procedure is £295.00 it includes the initial session and top up 6-8 weeks later. The top up service is included in the original price only when performed within 8 weeks after the initial session. Outside 8 weeks, or if appointments are missed, an additional charge will be incurred for an additional top up to be booked in. A £75.00 deposit is required to schedule your micropigmentation, which is taken off your final total when you attend your initial appointment . This is non-refundable as a 2-3-hour time slot is being set aside especially for you. If you need to reschedule your micropigmentation, you may transfer your £75 booking fee on the appointment if 2 weeks notice is given. If 2 weeks notice is not given, unfortunately another £75 booking fee will need to be collected to reschedule and the first booking fee will be forfeited.
Am I a good candidate for micropigmentation?
I may ask for a picture of natural brows before bookings. Unfortunately pregnancy, breast feeding, being under 18 years of age (ID can be asked for), some medication and medical conditions will mean the treatment is unsuitable and prevent it from being performed. This includes clients who are on blood thinners, have diabetes and/or keyloid scarring sufferers. Some pre-existing skin conditions and skin treatments can heavily compromise the effectiveness of microblading, leaving both you and I in an unfavourable situation. So, before you go ahead and book your appointment I will always do a phone consultation! Please read the pointers in this blog to find out if microblading is for you - https://uk.tinadavies.com/blogs/news/am-i-a-good-candidate-for-microblading
Do I need to shape my brows before my brow appointment?
No. It’s best if you leave your natural brows to grow as much as possible before your treatment so I can follow your natural hairgrowth pattern and I will remove any unwanted hairs out of the shape that we don’t need on the day.
Can I go on my phone during my micropigmentation?
No. Phones are not allowed whilst having the micropigmentation procedure please.
Is it safe?
I am trained to the highest level in infection control and patch tests will always be carried out prior to each treatment. The tools are single use and will be disposed of following legislative requirements.
Are there any treatments I should avoid before the procedure?
The following treatments are not recommended 30 days before the treatment:
• Botox and fillers
• Fruit or milk acids
• Laser treatments
• Chemical peelings
• Exposure to strong sunlight
Key factors to consider
• Skin quality
• Post-treatment flow and care
• Exposure to different external factors
All of these factors are out of the artist’s control, so any possibility to provide guarantees for the treatment is excluded.