Is microblading right for me?
A lot of people are learning about "microblading" and are interested in it as a service! Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for plain microblading! Fear not, we have other brow options for you, but keep reading so you can learn about microblading candidacy.
The following is a questionnaire for potential clients. Please take a moment to look it over now and learn about why we ask these questions.
1) Do you have any previous Permanent makeup in the brow area?
This does not disqualify you from the microblading service, but we do require many photos and a consultation prior to the actual appointment so we can see if your previous PMU can be covered. We only want the best possible result for your brows and will have to turn some clients away if we cannot provide a viable brow cover-up option.
2) Do you have any scars in or around the brow area?
Scarring is not a disqualification either, but we need to see where the scarring is and if we can work over it.
3) Do you have a predisposition to keloid scarring?
Keloid scarring is generally a disqualification. (Many women have a keloid scar at their c-section line, but this doesn't disqualify you. If you have questions, please come in for a free consultation!)
4) Do you have eczema/dermatitis? If so, where on the body?
Eczema In the BROW area is a disqualification to microblading due to the irritation microblading causes in the skin. If there is a presence of eczema or dermatitis on the face, we cannot perform the microblading service.
5) Do you have alopecia or trichotillomania? (Compulsive pulling of hair.)
This is not a disqualification either. We ask this to be made aware of the lack of hair and skin condition. Please don't be afraid to talk about it. As a cosmetologist for almost 20 years, Amber has successfully worked on many people with alopecia and trichotillomania.
6) Are you diabetic?
We ask this because people who are diabetic typically have a slower healing time, and may need a third touch up due to poor pigment retention. If you are diabetic, we require a note from your doctor, approving the service. If you are diabetic and have a note, great! We can perform the service as long as you are aware that the healing time may be longer and the pigment may not hold as well.
7) How would you rate your skin? Normal, combination, oily or extremely oily.
Oily skin typically has poor retention and fades more quickly. The strokes may fade into each other creating the look of a "Powder brow." (Which some clients really love!) If you want your brows microbladed, but have very oily skin, please consider these facts prior to booking. The hair strokes will not heal as sharply as you may want them to and you may be a better candidate for a "Powder brow!"
8) Do you have any diagnosed skin disorders?
If so, please email which ones and we can decide your candidacy on a case-by-case basis.
9) Do you have any moles in the brow area?
We cannot microblade ON a mole, but we can work around a mole
10) Have you had any brow piercings?
If so, we will look at the scarring and decide how to work around it.
11) Have you had an eyebrow transplant?
If so, please let us know, generally the hairs are wild and grow in different directions. Nothing we can't work over, but scar tissue may have an impact on the retention.
12) Do you tan or exercise frequently?
Tanning beds (the sun in general) are/is terrible for permanent makeup! The retention is very poor and you will need a sooner annual touch up. The same goes for exercise. The sweat causes the pigment to fade faster. You must protect your microbladed brows from the sun and tanning beds. (Sunscreen/hats, etc.) And you must NOT exercise for at least one week after your permanent makeup procedure.
13) Please list any prescribed medication you are currently taking.
Some medications do not mix well with the microblading service. It is always better to be safe than sorry! Please provide an accurate list.
14) Have you had Botox within the last 3 weeks?
Please allow at least 3 weeks from the last Botox injection to the time you get your brows done, and 3 weeks from the time the brows are done to the next injection.
(If you aren't a great candidate for microblading, ask about powder brows, combo brows or hairstroke brows done with a machine.)