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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When finding a permanent makeup artist, you never want to make a quick decision based on price or convenience, such as same-day appointments. Please carefully read our FAQs page. If you have any questions, please contact our studio at (832) 930-4719 before booking an appointment.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST

  • Experience
  • Professionalism
  • Do they have actual licenses and certifications they can show you
  • Before and after photos of actual clients (many technicians use professional stock images that do not reflect their work)
  • OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Certified
  • Fully Licensed with the State Health Department
  • Insured
  • Pigment quality
  • Safe and sterile

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed TDLR Cosmetology
  • Texas State Health Department Tattoo License
  • Certified by The American Academy of Micropigmentation Permanent Makeup
  • The Sauler Institute of Tattooing Penn Medicine
  • Advanced 3D Nipple Areola Restoration​
  • Phi Brows Microblading
  • Phi Powder Brows
  • Phi Contour
  • Phi Removal
  • Texas Laser & Aesthetics
  • Body Contouring
  • Red Cross OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen
  • HIPPA

WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?

  • Permanent makeup, also known as permanent cosmetics, cosmetic tattooing, and micro-pigmentation, adds pigments to the skin. Permanent makeup enhances the appearance of facial features such as brows, eyes, and lips.

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

  • Microblading is a highly demanded technique that’s achieved with a handheld tool and blade that creates crisp, fine hair-like strokes while inserting pigments into the skin’s upper layer. This technique is perfect for those who want to restore the appearance of realistic-looking eyebrows. If you have over-tweezed your brows or suffer from hair loss due to alopecia or other factors, microblading may be an excellent option for you.

IS IT SAFE?

  • We use new, clean, and sterilized equipment following OSHA safety standards. All needles are single-use only and disposed of after each client. After each client, the treatment area and equipment is cleaned with medical-grade disinfectant.

DOES IT HURT?

  • Permanent makeup is usually a painless procedure, but there can be some discomfort at the beginning of the session. Numbing anesthetics are used during the process to keep the pain minimal. Please note, if you’re on your menstrual cycle or about to start, you may be more sensitive to pain. You might want to consider this when booking your appointment.

WHAT IS AN ALLERGY PATCH TEST?

  • Allergies to tattoo ink or permanent makeup pigments are rare, but a reaction can occur. If you have an allergy to colorants, such as those found in food or clothing, then a patch test is recommended. If you already have tattoos, minor sensitivities to makeup, or seasonal allergies, then a patch test isn’t necessary. ​

IS A CONSULTATION REQUIRED?

  • ​A consultation is usually not required for permanent makeup procedures. We will discuss color, shape, and design on the day of your appointment. If you have had previous permanent makeup done elsewhere or have any skin issues/disorders such as severe acne or seborrheic-dermatitis, then a consultation is required. If you arrive at an appointment without having a consultation first (either by phone or in-person), we have the right to refuse service, and the deposit will be forfeited.

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

  • Please carefully read our policies before booking your appointment. Prices are listed on our website and also when booking online here. Book Appointment.

WAITING LIST

  • Due to high demand, the wait time for new clients can be over a month. If you are trying to get in sooner, we have a wait-list option available online. Our suggestion is to book your initial appointment, then go back and add yourself to the wait-list. You may choose as many days as you like. If a spot does open up, you will receive an automated text message asking if you want the appointment.

AFTER-HOURS

After hours and off days available by appointment only for an additional $250 and must be paid in full at booking.

  • Non-refundable
  • Serious clients only

WHAT CAN I EXPECT THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE?

  • Each procedure generally runs no more than 2 hours. An aftercare kit with instructions is provided for you to take home after your procedure. Please make sure to print and bring the client consent form (filled out) on the day of your appointment. If you don’t have a printer, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time. Print Client Consent Form

DO I NEED A TOUCH-UP?

  • Almost all permanent cosmetic procedures usually require a touch-up session (perfection visit) to achieve the desired look. ​ At times a third session is needed due to oily skin, high use of nicotine products (includes electronic cigarettes,) and excessive bleeding during the initial procedure.

​WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

  • Your permanent makeup will look dark and bold for the first few days, and this is normal. There may be some redness and slight swelling for the first 24 hours. After a week, you can start to expect some fading and a softer look.

​CAN I WEAR MAKEUP AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

  • NO, please don’t use makeup around or on the area for ten days; this will reduce infection risk.

WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE PERMANENT MAKEUP?

  • You can still have to get it done; however, if your eyebrows are incredibly dark, then adding more ink would not have much effect. If it’s a correction because of unevenness, color, etc., removing/lightening the area first may be required. The lighter any prior permanent makeup treatment is more manageable it is to achieve better results. A free consultation will be required. No exceptions.

AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

We provide you with verbal and written instructions plus an aftercare kit on the day of your appointment.

BEFORE YOUR PERMANENT MAKEUP PROCEDURE

  • Please plan accordingly before any permanent makeup procedure.
  • Do not pluck, wax or tweeze your brows before your procedure.
  • Do not dye, bleach, or use any semi-permanent gels that stain the brow area’s skin.
  • Do not take 48-72 hours before your procedure: Aspirin, Fish Oil, Niacin, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen.
  • No alcohol or caffeine at least 48 hours before your procedure. This will minimize bleeding and swelling during and after the procedure.
  • No Smoking
  • If you are on any prescribed anticoagulant medication (blood thinners), such as Coumadin, etc., you must have a doctor’s permission to stop for at least five days before your appointment.
  • Drink plenty of water the day before having your procedure. The pigment is retained more easily with well-hydrated skin.
  • Botox, Dysport and Xeomin should be performed two weeks before or two weeks after the procedure.
  • No chemical peels or laser treatments six weeks prior (if you do these frequently, the brows will fade quicker.)
  • No Retinols, Retin-A’s, other anti-aging creams, or serums containing acids.
  • No Accutane for one year
  • No tanning or sun exposure two weeks prior to and after the procedure.
  • Do not work out the day of your procedure.
  • If you are about to start or on your menstrual cycle, this can make you hyper-sensitive during the procedure.

BEFORE EYELINER PROCEDURE

  • No lash extensions
  • No lash serums for two weeks
  • Do not wear your contact lenses (clean contacts can be worn 72 hours after the procedure)
  • Bring eyeglasses with you if you wear contacts.
  • Consider asking your primary health care physician for a Valium if you think there will be a lot of nervousness or twitching during the procedure.
  • Purchase new mascara to use after your eyeliner procedure to avoid any infections.
  • Lubricating eye drops (If dry eye occurs, use for three days after the procedure, if necessary)
  • To reduce swelling, a frozen bag of peas can be used

BEFORE LIP PROCEDURE

  • Moisturize lips (no chapped or super dry lips)
  • No lip injections/fillers
  • If you are prone to cold sores/fever blisters, you must get an antiviral prescription from your primary care physician. You must start taking this two days before the procedure. Please bring proof of your prescription on the day of the procedure. No exceptions.
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Bring your favorite lipstick and or lip liner with you (for color reference)
  • To reduce swelling, a frozen bag of peas can be used.

PERMANENT MAKEUP IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING

  • Skin irritations near or on the brow area include acne, rosacea, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, rashes, etc.
  • Botox in the past two weeks
  • Chemical peels or laser resurfacing in the past six weeks
  • Sunburn in the past two weeks
  • Accutane in the last year
  • Prone to keloid scarring
  • Excessively oily skin or huge pores
  • Eyebrow hair transplant
  • Chemotherapy
  • Epilepsy
  • Organ transplant
  • Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Diabetic
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Viral Infections and or diseases

Please note: If you arrive at your appointment with any of these listed above, we have the right to refuse service, and the deposit will be forfeited.

Microblading & Hybrid Brows

Pre Care Instructions

Avoid the following activities or intake 24 hours before your scheduled procedure:

  • Working out

  • Alcohol or caffeine consumption

  • Direct sun and tanning

  • Aspirin, Niacin, fish or omega oil, Vitamin E, or Advil/Ibuprofen

  • Waxing, threading, microdermabrasion, or chemical peels

  • Retin-A, Glycolic Acid, and AHA

Post Care Instructions

  • No touching. You do not want to get any potential bacteria on your hands or fingers to get into your healing brows. This could cause potential infection.

  • Do not get your brows wet for 7 days. Be sure to wash your face carefully around the eyebrow without getting water on the treated area. If you feel dust or discomfort on the treated area, wipe it gently with an alcohol wipe.

  • No rubbing or picking the treated area. As your new brows heal, you may notice some flaking of your skin. This is completely normal. Picking at your newly treated brows may result in unwanted gaps that may have otherwise not happened.

  • For the first 7 days, keep a thin layer of ointment on your brows to keep them moist. Use a clean Q-Tip to apply as fingers may have bacteria that could cause infection. Once or twice a day should suffice.

  • Avoid prolonged direct sunlight, tanning beds, excessive sweating, and makeup in the brow area for at least 10 days. If you have to be in the sun, please wear a cap to protect your new brows.

After the procedure, the area treated will be darker and more intense; this is normal. This will last a few days until the skin heals, peels, and naturally exfoliates as the true color emerges.

During the healing process, you may develop dry, flaky, and/or itchy skin around the treated area. This is completely normal. It is important not to rub, pick or scratch this area.

It is also important to note that your brows can result in patches or fading spots even with proper aftercare. This is also completely normal as your body is trying to recover and reject this foreign object from your face. Your six-week complimentary touch-up is intended to replace any hair stokes lost during your initial healing process.

A few factors determine how your body heals, such as age, skin type, and lifestyle. However, the typical healing time ranges between 4-6 weeks.

Laser Teeth Whitening

Pre Care Instructions

  • Be sure to brush your teeth prior to your laser teeth whitening session. ​

Post Care Instructions

  • Do not consume anything with color one hour after your treatment.

  • Incorporate the White Diet 24 hours after your treatment to prevent re-staining your teeth.

  • Schedule your next session three to six months after your treatment to maximize optimal results.

  • See a dentist every six months for a routine exam and cleaning.

Request A Call

  • Our team will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your needs.

FAQs

We use new, clean, and sterilized equipment following OSHA safety standards. All needles are single-use only and disposed of after each client.  After each client, the treatment area and equipment are cleaned with medical-grade disinfectant.

Permanent Makeup is usually a painless procedure but some discomfort may be felt at the beginning of the procedure. Numbing anesthetics are used during the process to keep the pain minimal. “Please note” if you’re on your menstrual cycle or about to start you may be more sensitive to pain. You might want to consider this when booking your appointment.

Permanent makeup, also known as permanent cosmetics, cosmetic tattooing, and micro pigmentation, is the process of adding pigments into the skin. Permanent makeup enhances the appearance of facial features such as brows, eyes, and lips.

​A consultation is usually not required for permanent makeup procedures. We will discuss color, shape, and design on the day of your appointment. If you have had previous permanent makeup done elsewhere or have any skin issues/disorders such as severe acne or seborrheic-dermatitis, then a consultation is required. If you arrive at an appointment without having a consultation first (either by phone or in-person) we have the right to refuse service and the deposit will be forfeited.

Almost all permanent cosmetic procedures usually require a touch-up session (perfection visit) to achieve the desired look. ​ At times a third session is required due to factors such as oily skin, high use of nicotine products (includes electronic cigarettes,) and excessive bleeding during the initial procedure.

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