Explained: Why We Cannot Do “Corrections”

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“I had initial appointment with another artist, can I book a Touch-Up with you?”

We get this question so often at The Beauty Attic, and the answer is – No, we can’t do Touch-Ups or Corrections for clients who did not see us for their first appointment. We understand it is frustrating if you don’t get the results you want right away, especially when you paid a lot of money for the service! We are here to give you some advice to save you time and money if this has happened to you!

Our biggest piece of advice is to first, speak to your artist. The artist who performed the initial microblading service may not have got it right at the initial service. If there are a few places where pigment lines did not heal perfectly, that is what the touch-up is for! Your initial artist should make notes at the initial appointment about your skin. These notes will help them make corrections that last at the touch-up.

Trust the process!

Now, you might have bigger issues than some lines that didn’t heal well. Perhaps communication broke down, or perhaps the brow style did not turn out as you planned. What now? Still, you should not shop around for another artist (at least, not yet)! Speak to your initial artist before booking the touch-up appointment. Tell them what you like, and what you don’t. Show them some photos of what you intended your brows to look like. Your artist will be able to spend extra time at the touch-up to add lines and make corrections to the shape and colour. With the notes they have on file and their experience with your skin, your initial microblading artist is best-equipped to make the corrections. Corrective services will cost way more than a touch-up and you will likely need to return for a touch-up after a correction too. Don’t waste your time and hard-earned money! Speak to your artist first!

So, you have taken our advice, but you still are not happy. What now?

As a semi-permanent service, microblading should fade completely after 18-24 months. This timeframe is smaller with a faster metabolism, oily skin, or when hormones change radically (pregnancy). At our salon, we can usually accept a customer with old work around 12-14 months after their last microblading session. If you can be patient, it is best to wait!

Corrective services are risky because the pigments may heal with unintended results if there is old pigment underneath which is still too bold. Performing corrective microblading services too often can cause the pigments to go too deep into the skin, or the pigments will “bleed” and become blotchy. There is also risk of scarring. Laser tattoo removals can help, but they will cost thousands! We strongly recommend to simply wait it out until the pigment is light enough for us to work with! That is why we always require photos of anyone with old work (no matter how old) before we accept a deposit to book a microblading appointment. The Beauty Attic stands behind its artists and their work! We cannot do that if we are working over old pigments because we cannot know what to expect when results heal. This is why we never offer corrective services, and we ask our new customers to wait until their brows are ready.

We hope you found this blog post useful! If you have old work and aren’t sure what to do, you can contact us with a photo of your brows.

Myth Debunking: Can Microblading Cause Hair Loss?

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This is a strange question that we have been seeing more of lately. The short answer is no, microblading does not cause hair loss. Read on for a better explanation.

Microblading is a cutting-edge cosmetic technique in the beauty business right now. This is because no other cosmetic procedure can deliver such amazing results in as little time. Just two sessions are enough to radically transform your face and have the process last a long time. When executed correctly, microblading has an immediate effect on how you look, accentuating the desired characteristics of eyebrow/eye shape that we perceive as beautiful (proportions, shape, colouring, etc.).

Just like anything new that booms in popularity worldwide, misinformation and speculation of non-experts create myths. One of these myths is the wrong belief that microblading can cause hair loss.

So why do some people still think microblading can cause hair loss?

Sadly, not all “microblading artists” are licensed professionals.

In many places offering microblading now, the process is administered by amateurish, inexperienced people who do not have formal training in the art. Someone like this can end up doing lasting harm to your skin, and maybe your hair follicles too.

If a person doesn’t know what they are doing and performs microblading without formal training and experience, they can severely damage the eyebrow root and the skin area. This type of damage could be a reason why hair strands stop growing. This is our best guess to the origin of this myth.

For more info about how to find the best microblading artist, check out our other Blog post: How to find the best Microblading Artist!

Our recommendation!

If you are looking into microblading, you should look for a formally trained and experienced professional. Look for an artist who can deliver the results you are looking for, without the risks of a job poorly executed. Don’t go for the cheapest option because you often get what you pay for. This does not mean that the highest price equals the highest quality either. Always do your research and be sure to evaluate the artists’ customers healed results! Check their online reviews to make sure customers are happy with their work right after the appointment, as well as six months after!

Lash Lift, Tint, And Lash Botox + Ceramide

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Throw away the cheap, fake lash extensions. The next generation of lashes is here!

Both lash extensions and lash lifting will make your lashes longer and fuller, but the procedure and results are very different! Here, we will talk about all the reasons you should ditch those fake lash extensions in favour of natural lash lift & tint, as well as the benefits of adding lash botox and ceramide concentrate to your lash lift!

Lash lift is a treatment for your natural lashes that gives them a lifted, curled look using soft chemicals. The effect is similar to what a lash curler would do except this lasts up to 8 weeks! Lash tinting is a similar process using solutions to dye the eyelashes, giving them deeper and fuller color (like a semi-permanent mascara). Both chemical lifting and tinting procedures are safe for your lashes and can be redone every 6-8 weeks.

Lash botox is a service in addition to the lash lift. It is a hydrolyzed keratin mask that strengthens and nourishes the natural lash with argan oil, proteins, keratin and vitamins. The nourishing fills the natural lash with keratin making your natural lashes thicker, fuller and longer… for longer! Our ceramide concentrate soothes the lashes and the skin around it, while locking in moisture for maximum long-term comfort.

You might be thinking, “all of these chemical solutions can’t be good for my lashes, right?” but it is the opposite! Our solutions will add vitamins to the lash hairs and give them more life. With eyelash extensions, individual artificial lashes are bonded to your natural lashes using a medical grade glue. This is no good for your lashes, especially when the extensions fall out! A lash lift will straighten out your lash hairs in a very natural way. This makes them easier to manage and apply mascara. Very few people experience any irritation with lash lifting and tinting simply because we are working with your natural lashes.

One last thing we will mention is the most practical application of enhancing your natural lashes with tint, lift, botox, and ceramide – that is time! If you’re looking for a low-maintenance solution, then lash lifts are your answer. They only require a one-hour trip to a salon around every 8 weeks. Plus, you can get them wet and you don’t need to worry about them falling out. Over time your lashes will simply drop back to their natural appearance.

In summary, the important thing to consider when choosing between any beauty services is the final look that you’re after. If you are looking for a dramatic and striking look, then lash extensions are likely the right call for you. But if you are looking to enhance your natural beauty by giving your lashes more volume and color, try our lash lift and tint services! We promise you will not be disappointed.

How to find the best Microblading Artist!

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When you are trusting someone to make (semi) permanent changes to your face, you better do your research! Here are three things to look for when searching for the best microblading artist.

1. They match your style

Sometimes it isn’t about finding the most skilled professional for the job – it is about finding what you want. Check your prospective artist’s portfolio, whether it is on their website or a social media page, and make sure that their clients match your style.

2. Testimonials

Microblading is very precise work, so it takes a lot – not only to be perfect but to be consistent also! Check post comments on social media, reviews on search engines, and directly ask people who you know who have visited the microblading artist!

3. They post healed results

We saved the most important point for last! Just like in the tattoo world, artists who stand behind their work will more often post photos of the healed result. Fresh results will always look bold, vibrant, and flawless. Time is the true test of quality.

Microblading & Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a beautiful stage of life, despite its ugly moments. Pregnancy doesn’t change the fact that women want to look their best, always. This blog will go over some things to keep in mind during pregnancy when trying to book the services you are used to!

When carrying/breastfeeding a baby, our bodies become super protective to everything and anything from outside the body. This, of course, includes germs and infections – but did you know that your immune system will also push out our pigments in your skin? That’s right! In our case, it may cause eyebrow tint or microblading ink to not retain as well. Lamination effects are also likely to not last.

There is also a higher risk of allergic reactions, and those are not limited to foods and other common allergens like pollen! Even if you have tinted your eyebrows with the same product for years, we suggest you get a patch test done before doing it for the first time after getting pregnant. The same solutions which worked for you in the past may not agree with you during or after pregnancy.

Questions about booking your next appointment? Send us a message on one of our social pages or reach out to us through the contact form on our website!

Scar Cover-ups Using Microblading

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Microblading over scars is tricky! Fresh work always looks amazing but healed results may vary. The texture of scar tissue is so much different from regular skin. It’s hard to predict how it will behave.

There is a possibility that the scar area will push all the ink out. Factors include the customer’s skin type, their ability to follow aftercare instructions, the scar itself, and how the scar tissue behaves. We’ve had clients who retained the ink beautifully and had no issues whatsoever. Your brows will look a lot better no matter what, but the result may not be 100% up to your expectations.

In the featured photo, our artist tati did an amazing job of hiding this scar completely! Go to our book now page to schedule your appointment, or send us an email through our contact page.

Eyebrow Lamination is Trending!

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Messy brows are in!

If your brows are thick but neat, lamination is perfect for you to achieve the messy look. Eyebrow lamination is technically a perm for your eyebrow hairs that lasts 4-6 weeks! It helps style your eyebrows and keeps them brushed up. It is also useful to straighten curly, unruly hairs. Lamination works great in combination with tinting and shaping as it makes your eyebrows look even more full!

Microblading Touch-ups Explained

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Imperfections are completely normal a few weeks after the first microblading session. There may be some gaps and patches and the color may lighten more than intended in certain areas. After the Initial Microblading Session, we let the skin fully recover and have our clients return 4-8 weeks later to complete the process. This second session is called the “Touch-Up”.

Microblading work is very precise because we push the ink into the very top layers of your skin. Even the most experienced artist cannot always predict how your skin will retain the micro-pigments on all areas of your brow. Oilier skin, faster metabolism, stronger immune system, and poor aftercare will affect the color retention because those immune responses/improper healing will push pigment out. Certain areas may not retain as well as others for a wide variety of reasons. Everyone is different and so is their skin! This is why the touch-up is so important – the artist has a better understanding of the skin of the client, and can perfect results with ease. For this reason, it is also super important that the Touch-Up is done by the artist who performed the Initial Session.

The touch-up may only require adding a few lines, but may take just as long as the initial session if we need to go over the entire brow. If the skin still resists to retain pigment, we sometimes need one extra touch-up session, but that is rare!

Some artists/salons will charge a single fee for both appointments, but we at The Beauty Attic have separated payments because not everyone decides to come back for the Touch Up if they are happy with the results.

If you have any questions, please send us an email through our contact page, text us, or DM us on Instagram/Facebook.