The Beauty Room
What Are Nano Brows?
Nano brows is a semi-permanent tattoo technique used to create the illusion of fuller brows. This look is created by using a single nano (tiny) needle to create each individual hair like stroke and simultaneously implant the pigment into the skin. When the strokes heal, they heal thinner and lighter. Strokes soften up and look more hair like. Nano heals beautifully and looks the most natural.
How Is Nano Brows Different Than Microblading?
The look is the very similar, the difference is in the tool used. Traditional Microblading uses a small blade to cut hair like stroke into the skin while nano uses a tiny needle. Nano technique causes less trauma to the skin so you can have touchup longevity with less risk of scarring. Nano heals with better results (strokes stay thinner) and has better retention. While microblading is not good for oily or mature skin, nano is suitable.
How Are Nano Brows Different From Traditional Tattooing That My Mom And Grandma Has?
It’s a beautiful and more natural alternative to eyebrow tattooing. Nano actually allows for the placement of hair-like strokes into the skin. Whereas traditional tattooing uses needles and a machine to push ink up to 7 layers deep into the skin, nano only target 3 layers of skin. This style is a lot more natural than old school cosmetic tattooing.
What Are Powder Brows?
Powder brows (aka ombré powder or shading) is a semi-permanent techniques that uses a fine needle with machine to place extremely small dots (pixels) of pigment into the skin, creating a powdery, soft shaded brow-pencil look. Powder technique will not look like hair strokes. And contrary to popular misconception, powder brows can look very natural. You can chose a natural brow or a defined brow look (hint: it’s all up to you). This technique is a great option if you want something more than microblading. It is also a much better option for someone with oily skin for it will lasts longer than microblading will on oily skin. Powder brows is also a better option for mature skin and skin with large pores.
What Are Combo Brows?
Combo brows are powder brows + strokes in the front of the brows. Combo brows are also much better option for someone with oily or mature skin. Combo brows gives you the best of both strokes and powder.It’s a more polished look.
How Long Will It Last?
Nano Brow range from 6 -18+ months while powder or combo brows can last 1- 3 years. This varies greatly depending on each individual’s skin type, skin oiliness, lifestyle, and aftercare.
Will The Pigments Change Color?
The pigments we use are all very high quality, tested for stabilization, and will not change color as they lose saturation over time. Meaning they should stay the same color but will still fade. However, the use of skin care products that are made to lighten, fade, and resurface skin can (and likely will) change the color of the pigment and make it fade prematurely and unevenly. Retinol products WILL turn your brows red/purple. You will have to avoid such products on your forehead after any semi permanent procedures on your brows.
Who Is Not An Ideal Candidate For Semi-permanent Makeup?
Depending on how oily your skin is, you may need touchups more often. Oil will often cause stokes to fade quicker. People who are on a lot of medication may experience quicker fading as well.
Anyone under the age of 18. We cannot provide services for anyone underage, even with a parents consent
Pregnant or nursing moms. We use numbing cream and inks that can absorb into the bloodstream and can get passed onto baby
Anyone with thyroid problems may experience quicker pigment fading due to medications
Deep scar tissue on your brows may not hold onto ink well.
Anyone on heart medications or has a pacemaker
Epileptic clients cannot get this procedure done.
If you’re on Accutane you must be off of it at least 12 months before procedure
Eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis around brow area. You will get sub par results with these skin conditions near your area of treatment.
Anyone with diabetes type I or II, high blood pressure, autoimmune disease, Graves’ disease, lupus or any other medical condition that causes slow healing or higher risk of infection will have to get a note from their physician before any procedure.
Will It Hurt?
The first pass can be a little uncomfortable. Clients have reported a pain level averaging about 2-4 (on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most painful). After the first pass, numbing is applied, and the client is usually numb within minutes. Depending on your tolerance, you may still experience some discomfort. Please refrain from drinking anything with caffeine 24 hours prior to your appointment to ensure that you stay comfortable during your session. No alcohol or pre-workout for 48 hours prior. Please note that you can also be more sensitive on your menstrual cycle.
How Long Does The Process Take?
From start to finish the entire process takes approximately 2 – 2.5 hours. This includes filling out paperwork, creating a shape that you’ll love, numbing, and the permanent makeup procedure itself. And of course, lots of before and after photos are also taken.
How Long Will I Be Red For?
This varies from person to person. Usually there’s very minimal redness and swelling (see photos in our gallery – after photos are taken immediately after session). Usually redness and tenderness is alleviated after a few hours. You can take medication to help with pain afterwards if needed.
Your eyebrows are designed uniquely for you. We take the time to carefully measure and draw them to fit your facial structure and features. We will work together and revise until you’re satisfied with the shape before we begin the process. Your shape is unique to you. We also discuss your customized color to match and compliment your current brows. We don’t start the process until you’re happy with your pre-draw.
We require a consult prior to booking an actual permanent brow appointment. If you have had any type of semi-permanent or permanent work done on your brows before (even if its been a long time ago or “faded”) we ask that you book an in-person consult so that we can see the work. You can book an in-person consult online or call us to schedule. No actual appointments will be booked without a prior consultation. Online consults are available to clients who have not had previous work done (click here). If you have previous work done, we will need an in-person consultation.
For returning Joa brow clients, touchup appointments are $150, up to 12 months from your initial. As long as your shape is still visible. If your shape is completely gone then your touchup will cost more. This pricing is reserved only for clients who have had their brows done at Joa. If you are new to Joa and have had your brows done elsewhere, your first appointment here would be considered a new appointment.
Nano Brows – $600
Wispy Nano – $600
Ombre Powder Brows – $500
Combo Brows – $550
Prepaid Touch-up – $75
Prepay for a touchup and get in 4-8 weeks after your initial appt for half price. Appointment must be within the 4-8 weeks from your original appt to get discounted rate.
Touch-up – $150+
For existing Joa brow clients, up to a year from initial appointment. Given that the shape is still all there. If the shape is no longer visible pls consult to get an exact pricing for touchup. Changing thickness will take longer and will cost more.
Microneedling – $200
Microneedling also known as Collagen induction therapy (CIT) Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. This procedure helps with wrinkles and skin imperfections like crater skin from acne improve over a series of sessions. Improves texture of skin. Multiple sessions can be booked at a discounted price.
Brow Lamination, Wax & Tint – $100
Brow lamination works in a similar way to a lash lift, and is designed to open up your eyes.The process essentially involves straightening eyebrow hairs using a chemical solution, so that they all stand in the desired direction. Your service is followed by wax and brow tint.
Lash Lift & Tint – $100
The ‘Lash Lift’ is an eyelash procedure that curls, lifts and shapes natural lashes. Your lashes are extended upwards from root to tip, creating a longer lifted appearance that opens up the eyes. After lifting the lashes we also tint the lashes darker to make them pop.
Lash Lift – $85
The ‘Lash Lift’ is an eyelash procedure that curls, lifts and shapes natural lashes. Your lashes are extended upwards from root to tip, creating a longer lifted appearance that opens up the eyes. Lasts 6-12 weeks depending on clients aftercare.