The Beauty Room
What Is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique used to create the illusion of fuller brows. Microblading is performed using a manual (not a machine), disposable handheld tool, composed with very fine needles resembling the shape of a blade (we call it a microblade), to hand draw each individual hair and simultaneously implant the pigment into the skin.
What Is The Difference Between Microblading And Traditional Tattooing?
It’s a beautiful and more natural alternative to eyebrow tattooing. Microblading actually allows for the placement of hair-like strokes into the skin. Whereas traditional tattooing uses needles and a machine to push ink 7 layers deep into the skin, microblading uses a manual blade and only targets 3 layers of skin. This makes microblading a lot more natural than old school cosmetic tattooing.
What are Ombre Brows?
Ombre powder (aka shading) is a semi-permanent technique that uses a fine needle with machine to place extremely thin dots of pigment into the skin, creating a soft shaded brow-pencil look. Ombre powder is shading your brows where the tails of the brow are darker, and lighten up towards the front of the brow, making it very soft in the center of your eyes. You can chose a natural brow or a defined brow look. 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.
What Is Blade and Shade?
Blade and shade is microblading plus shading for a more perfected tail and 3D look. Intensity (darkness), density (how filled in) and color are all custom crafted for every individual. This technique is for someone who wants something more than microblading but not the full on makeup look of ombré. The shading can be fully customized to keep it as natural or make it as dramatic as you’d like. This is our personal favorite as it’s tailored to each clients taste.
How Long Will It Last?
6-18+ months . This varies greatly depending on each individual’s skin type, skin oiliness, lifestyle, and aftercare. Someone with dry skin will be able to hold onto pigment better than someone with oilier skin.
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. 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 Microblading?
Depending on how oily your skin is, you may not get ideal results. Oil will cause microblading stokes to fade and blur (thicken/fan out) much quicker than on someone with dry skin. Microblading for oily skin is not impossible, it’s just not recommended. On average, oily skin clients have reported that they’ve received better results with the pigment sticking after the 3rd session. We highly recommend ombre for oily skin clients.
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
Anyone who scars easily or prone to keloids
Anyone on heart medications or has a pacemaker
Epileptic clients cannot get microblading
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 microblading.
Will It Hurt?
The first pass can be a little uncomfortable. Clients have reported a pain level averaging about 3-4 (on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most painful). After the first cut, 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 hours. This includes filling out paperwork, creating a shape that you’ll love, numbing, and the microblading 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.
You can book on this site or call us to schedule a consultation with our brow designer Jo. No actual appointments will be booked without a prior consultation. We offer in person consults or email consults to clients who have not had previous work done (Email: Jo@salonjoa.com). If you have previous work done, we will need an in-person consult.
After the consultation, If you choose to move forward with the tattoo procedure, a $150 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your date. The deposit will be deducted from your total price. If you cancel or no show to your appointment you will forfeit your deposit. You can reschedule with a one weeks advance notice without a fee. Rescheduling with less than 7 days notice will incur a $50 charge. Any rescheduling after your first will also incur a $50 fee.
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.
Microblading – $500
Brows are microbladed (hair like strokes). Most natural option. Not recommended for oily skin.
Blade and Shade – $600
Brows are microbladed (hair like strokes) + shading to give brows more definition and a 3D look.
Ombre Powder Brows – $500
Soft powder filled brows. Better suited for oily skin.
Combo Brows – $500
Ombre powder brows wtih microbladed (hair like strokes) front.
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 visable pls consult to get an exact pricing for touchup.
Microneedling – $250-1000
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.