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Permanent Makeup FAQ

Working over a different technician's makeup can be done on a case-by-case basis. The previous work needs to have faded adequately before the I can work over it. Send photos of your existing makeup for consultation before scheduling an appointment.


The style of makeup I offer is soft, not suitable to coverup work from a previous artist that used a more intensive technique.

Most people experience little to no discomfort. A good number of people actually fall asleep getting their brows done! While everyone’s sensitivity varies, clients are numbed with topical numbing cream for 15-20 minutes before we begin and another numbing solution is used throughout the process as well.

As the ink settles in the skin and pigment will go through a few phases while healing. Initially the new pigment appears darker than normal for 2-5 days. Then the skin will flake and exfoliate naturally and look temporarily "patchy". It’s normal for the color to flake away appearing softer and less visible during the healing process, but the full depth of color and retention of pigment will be revealed in the following days & weeks as the skin normalizes again.

The full healing process takes 4-6 weeks. It will look healed much faster than this (7-10 days) but it takes the full amount of time for under-layers of the skin to be ready for another session.

The style of permanent makeup done by Christina is generally refreshed every 1-3 years depending on technique chosen, skin type and aftercare adherence. Most clients will experience a bold, crisp immediate result that will heals into a diffused and softened version of the initial treatment. There are long-term aftercare instructions to help maintain permanent cosmetics. Proper aftercare will save your pigment from fading.

Let your permanent makeup fade adequately before scheduling a refresh appointment. This ensures the right amount of pigment is implanted into the skin. Following up too often/sooner than needed can result in blocky areas of color.

Some clients may desire a refresh appointment sooner than 1 year if desiring to maintain a crisp/dark/bold style or have a minor request for perfectionism. Pricing varies depending on amount of time since the last service.

A complimentary touchup appointment will be scheduled 6-12 weeks after your initial service during your first appointment. 

If you're unable to keep the followup appointment date within the 6-12 week window from the initial appointment, the touchup will no longer be free- price will vary depending on amount of time since the last service and will be considered a "refresh" instead of the complimentary "touchup".

Microblading refers to the most common technique offered for permanent brow makeup. A handheld tool is used to individually apply hyper realistic hair strokes, creating a natural, more defined brow shape. An ideal microblading candidate will have dry to normal skin with small pores and fine brow hair. Microblading is maintained with refresh appointments every 1-3 years depending on skin type, aftercare adherence and lifestyle. 

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Fusion brows use micoblading combined with shading to create a natural yet well defined brow shape. Hair strokes are used in the center of the face where texture is wanted most, then transitions into shading for the body and tail ends. A “2-Way Ombre” technique is used, meaning the shading gets lighter as it comes closer to the center of the face, and lighter as it reaches the top arch on the forehead. Definition and color is more concentrated at the bottom arch and body of the brow. This style of shading creates soft edges and a natural shape that doesn't look blocky or solid. This style is suitable for most skin types and lasts longer than microblading.


Shading is done with a machine used to create tiny “micro-dots” of pigment. This gives the effect of more density and overall color to the brows, much like brow makeup applied at home. Shading is highly recommended if there’s uneven hair coverage in the natural brows, if a new shape is being created, if there is very little hair to begin with, or if the brow hairs are on the thicker side. Shading lasts longer than microblading and can be used on a range of skin types.


To ensure the best possible results for any type of permanent makeup it’s important to prepare in advance. The area being treated must be healthy, non-sensitive and non-irritated.


The Prep:

  • Don’t tweeze/wax/tint in the area for one week before the procedure.

  • Discontinue use of facial products near the area that include Vitamin-A, Retinol, or hair growth serums for two weeks before the appointment. Continue to avoid using them around the area after getting permanent makeup indefinitely.

  • Don’t workout the day of your appointment. Prepare to not sweat excessively for 7 days.

  • No Fish/Krill Oil, Vitamin E or C, Gingko Biloba, St John’s Wart for 10+ days prior to the procedure, these supplements are natural blood thinners.

  • Don’t tan two weeks prior to the service or have a sunburned face.

  • It’s advised to not get permanent makeup before a sunny vacation.

  • Don’t have any type of facial or electrolysis for two weeks prior to the procedure.

  • Don’t have botox three weeks prior to your brow appointment.

  • Don’t schedule a hair appointment within 1 week afterwards.

The Day Of:

  • Be well hydrated! Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment.

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol 24-48 hours prior, they can make your skin more sensitive.

  • Eat a meal beforehand, don’t come hungry.

  • Be well rested/get a good night’s sleep.​​

  • Don't wear eyeliner/mascara into the studio if your appointment is for permanent eyeliner.

  • Don’t take aspirin or ibuprophin before your appointment. You may do so afterward if desired/not allergic.

  • Please bring your payment in cash. We can process card if necessary but cash is strongly preferred.

You may bring 1 adult guest if it makes sense for your situation, however we find the process goes best when you come alone for your appointment. Permanent makeup is a quiet process lasting around 2 hours. During the appointment there will be limited opportunity for chatting. We ask your guest doesn't bring food or attempt to entertain you. Headphones are required if they want to listen to music or watch a movie. In other words it can be boring for a guest. Getting permanent makeup done is a personal decision, so bringing someone generally adds to anxiety rather than relieves it.

Please be advised permanent makeup is a delicate form of tattooing and there are some medical conditions, medications and circumstances that prevent or delay some clients from getting the service. If you have questions, please send Christina a message.

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Under the age of 18.

  • Feeling ill or sick.

  • Commonly suntan or use tanning beds.

  • Have a sunny vacation coming up within 4 weeks.

  • Taking Adderall within 1 week.

  • Have taken Accutane in the past year.

  • Using Retinol, Retin-A, Vitamin A, or hair growth products in the last 6 weeks. 

  • Have had peels/laser/microneedling within the past 4 weeks.

  • Have had laser resurfacing in the past year.

  • Have had botox injections on the forehead within 3 weeks.

  • Very dry/flaky skin in the area to be tattooed.

  • Acne in the area to be tattooed.

  • Skin conditions such as rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, undiagnosed rashes or blisters near the area that is to be tattooed.

  • Have an active herpes outbreak on the face.

  • Taking blood thinning medication.

  • Taking any natural blood thinners in the last 2 weeks, including krill oil/fish oil, Vitamin E or C, Gingko Biloba, or St. John’s Wart.

  • Have a heart condition or an undiagnosed/untreated heart issue.

  • Diabetic.

  • Have an active infection.

  • Have taken antibiotics in the last 30 days.

  • At high risk of infection/must take antibiotics during dental work.

  • Have an upcoming surgery within 4 weeks.

  • Have a thyroid related condition that requires medication.

  • Currently taking painkillers of any kind.

  • Taking immunosuppression medication/have been diagnosed with an immune disorder.

  • Have tendency to keloid.

  • Trichotillomania diagnosis.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment for any reason 48 hrs notice is required to retain the full $100 deposit for a new date. A $50 fee will be deducted from the deposit for cancelation with less than 48 hrs notice. You may reschedule your appointment 1x (ONE TIME). If you need to reschedule your appointment more than once a $50 fee will be deducted from the deposit.


You must reach out to reschedule within 6 months of your original appointment, any longer will result in full loss of the deposit. Deposits remain on file for 1 full year. If you decide to not get permanent makeup anymore, deposits are still NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.


This includes but is not limited to: any kind of illness or family emergency, car/transportation issues, childcare issues, pet illness or financial crisis. In the event that you need to cancel your appointment due to pregnancy, you will need to make a new deposit when you are ready to make another appointment.

Clients over 15 minutes late to their appointment may need to be rescheduled. This is not a punishment but due to other appointments in the day. Appointments won't be rushed nor am I willing to risk running late for following clients.


At 30 minutes late there will be full loss of the deposit and another will be required before rescheduling.


In the case of a no-call/no-show situation your card will be charged 1/2 the full total for your missed appointment and it will not be applied to a future appointment.

Each client is provided with an in-depth mapping and analysis. We work together to outline a shape that compliments both your facial structure, natural hair growth and personal style. We don’t begin without your approval of the shape beforehand. You’ll have the opportunity to look and make changes before moving forward. 

You may show reference photos of styles you like, but keep in mind everyone’s brows, skin and face are unique, so not all styles are achievable for every person.

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