TBM MICROBLADING INFORMATION

Thank you so much for trusting us with your beautiful face! Prior to booking an appointment, we ask that all TBM clients read and review the information below in full to ensure they are properly informed about our 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 us know if you have any questions or concerns about anything!


**Please note that children under the age of 13 are not allowed in the salon for safety reasons. Children over the age of 13 must be able to sit quietly alone in the waiting area. Unfortunately, if you arrive to your appointment with children under the age of 13 you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.



HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

Once you have reviewed the information in this packet, ask us any questions you have, and then we will choose your appointment date. We will then have you 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 you. We cannot cover most old eyebrow tattoos that we see, and we need to ensure you have the results you deserve. Thanks!



MICROBLADING PRIOR TO 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.




PAYMENT POLICY:

TBM accepts all major credit cards, debit cards, checks and cash. No money orders.

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 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.




CANCELLATION POLICY:

Please read this policy before booking any appointments at Brow Envy to make sure you fully understand. The reason for this policy is that we remain very booked for all services, with some clients waiting many months to be seen. While we are ever so grateful for our wonderful clients, timely and efficient service is necessary for us to provide outstanding customer service. If you fail to comply with these policies we are unable to service everyone in a fair and 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 inquiries 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 not only forfeit your booking deposit but also will be required to pay the full balance of your missed appointment cost before you can re-book with us. Once you pay the full cost of your original missed appointment, another deposit must be paid which will go toward the new appointment cost to book another appointment. As usual, the balance of the new appointment cost is due at the time of the new appointment.




Should you cancel or reschedule your free 4-8 week touch up appointment within 12 hours, or no call/no show for your appointment, you will be required to pay for your touch-up. Touch-up prices are listed in our pricing menu. 

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f you are over 15 minutes late to any appointment, you will be asked to reschedule, and the same policies above will apply. This is because all clients receive thorough consultations and detailed, precise work. As a result, we will not rush your appointment or others. Therefore, if you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment you will forfeit your deposit and be required to pay for the balance of your appointment before you can re-book.
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There will be no exceptions to this policy. By booking your appointment with TBM, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the Cancellation Policy.




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 TBM will do all the work for you!
 



WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE?

Taking blood thinners
Skin irritations near the area such as sunburn or Psoriasis
Taking sun sensitizing medications (including but not limited to Retinol/Retin-a/vitamin A) – these need to be stopped at least 2 weeks before the appointment)
Botox within last 2 weeks
Accutane within last year
History of keloid scarring
Auto-immune deficiencies
People suffering from severe acne
Pregnant women
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 and licensed to operate?



Yes! TBM is a licensed tattoo studio and all working microblading artists are certified permanent makeup artists. The salon and staff are all insured. All artists completed a hands-on apprenticeship and received certification from one or more permanent makeup artists and training academies. 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 with threading, shaving and/or tweezing 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 several days before your appointment – but that is optional.




How are Microblading, Shading and Ombre Powder Brows different than a traditional eyebrow tattoo?



The most common type of traditional eyebrow tattoos involves the use of a lot of pigment and a block style brow, which leaves the client with a dark outlined eyebrow and no depth. These often fade to really unflattering colors. TBM services leave the client with natural looking eyebrows that look real! Careful selection of pigment is chosen to give depth and shape so that the natural brow hairs and permanent makeup blend seamlessly.

Note that everything we do looks natural, but all permanent makeup is still a tattoo. There are just dozens of techniques.


What is Microblading?

Microblading: This technique 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 wo bleed


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 TBM, we use the best topical lidocaine cream available to minimize discomfort. That being said, this is a 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 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 of 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 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 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 12-24 months on average before they're mostly faded; 18 months is average. For some people, their brows will last even longer, and some less. Certain factors such as sun exposure and 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 up per year to keep them fresh. Coming more often increases the risk for scar tissue or causing your brows to look unnatural.


Will it look natural?

Absolutely! The techniques used at TBM creates realistic, simulated hair strokes and/or powder fill that looks just like a real eyebrow! Your brows can be as big and bold or as 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 effect 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 place 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 that you need to go darker and fuller at your touch up, and/or you are ready for a more full coverage, longer-lasting technique like powder brows.

See next page for aftercare and the healing process!



HEALING PROCESS:

microblading, brows preparation

Preparation is key for the best results. Follow the steps below for the best results, including before all touch ups.


  • 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.
  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products at least two weeks prior to treatment.
  • Discontinue Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to treatment.
  • 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 us of any allergies, medical conditions, prior permanent eyebrow make-up and prescriptions you take prior to your appointment.

AFTERCARE:

It usually takes around 7-10 days for the skin to heal. However, you should follow the After-Care until your skin is completely healed. Your skin is healed when all flaking and/or scabbing is gone.


Day of treatment: ABSORB

  • With medium pressure, blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes until oozing has stopped, however long that takes. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph, thus helping to prevent scabbing. Blotting is key!


Days 2-10 (until the scabbing stops): WASH AND MOISTURIZE

  • Gently rinse your eyebrows each morning and night with water and a gentle soap (ex. Dial, baby shampoo, Cetaphil). With a very light touch, use your clean fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 5-10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue or let air dry. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.
  • We believe healing with little to no aftercare ointment is best! You should only apply Aquaphor if you are extremely itchy and uncomfortable. If so, you can apply a rice grain amount of Aquaphor with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area as needed. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
  • 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.
  • Aside from your daily gentle washes as noted above, do not soak your brows in water until healed (ex. bath tub, sauna, pool, or hot tub). When washing your face, wash around the brow area. Showers are fine but limit them to five minutes to prevent too much steam around the brow area.
  • Avoid facials, chemical treatments, and Botox until your brows are healed.
  • Do not allow makeup, lotions, or other products to touch the treated area. No brow makeup until healed!
  • Stay out of direct sunlight and tanning booths. You can go outside of course! Avoid 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.
  • 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), foul smell, green or yellow discharge, and/or fever.
  • Should you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 740-398-2368.



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, exfoliants, strong facial products and bleaching agents in the forehead region can expedite the fading of your semi-permanent brows.



HEALING STAGES:

Day 1: Your brows look great! Some clients may feel their new brows look a little harsh and bright, but this will soften as they heal. Redness and puffiness will dissipate within a couple of hours. Minor soreness may remain, but typically no medication or ice is needed.


Days 2-4: Your brows may feel darker and bolder than intended. This is temporary and will only last a few days on average. To better balance out your face on these days, wear a little extra face makeup!


Days 5-7: Your brows may begin to flake or scab and fall off. This step is normal and necessary. Whatever you do, do not pick at your brows. Let them naturally flake off.


Days 8-10: Your brows may appear several shades lighter once the scabbing is gone. It’s common to worry that something is wrong. If you’re following the aftercare fully, this is very normal. The top layer of skin is fresh and is muting the pigment.


Days 12-28: Your brows will begin to appear darker and you may feel relieved to see some of the color returning. It’s common to be slightly patchy in spots, and to feel that your brows aren’t dark enough. Some people also notice small things they want to change about their brows – such as making them slightly bigger, or making one higher or lower, etc. Not to worry, that’s why we have touch up appointments!


REQUIRED HISTORY/ CONSENT FORM