1. Do you offer group rates?
Please email email@example.com for more information.
2. I cannot find the dates I want on your booking system, are you able to accommodate?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the requested date and your availability to see if we will be able to squeeze you in!
3. I had my brows done in the past; do you think it will be ok for me to get my eyebrows redone?
It all comes down to how dark and thin your brows are at the moment. Depending on the method you would like (microblading, powder ombre, or combination), it may or may not work. Please always send a photo of your bare brows, preferably facing a window with natural lighting, to email@example.com for approval before booking an appointment.
4. Are you fully licensed & insured?
Yes, I am fully licensed. This includes my Permanent Cosmetics Technician license, Burnaby Health Inspection License, and the City of Burnaby Business license. All licenses are passed. I am also insured by Sports & Fitness Insurance Canada.
5. I see older ladies with blue/green eyebrows, will my brows turn a different color after it fades?
In the past, pigments that were used on the facial area such as the eyebrows were from the same pigments that were used on the body. Black ink was the main source of pigment and as black is not an actual color (it is made of many colors), your body will slowly absorb the different colors and can leave your brows with one shade (blue/green). Sun exposure can also turn this black pigment into a blue/green color as you are unable to block your face at all times (unlike your leg or arms with clothes). With the combination of black & body pigments, sun exposure, it may change the eyebrows to a different color.
Here at Meraki Beauty Bar, all pigments used are organic inks and stay true to its’ color. We use Li Pigments and Permablend Pigments in which are high quality products and have been tested numerous of times. Once the permanent cosmetic fades, it will fade to a lighter shade of the desired color.
6. Can you use brown pigments? I don’t want to use any black pigments.
No black pigments are used. Different shades of brown are chosen to match your skin undertone and hair color. Black pigments are generally used for body tattoos.
7. How long will the appointment take? Will I need consultation?
Consultation is generally on the same day as the procedure. 1 hour of consultation and brow perfecting and 1 hour of the initial procedure. It will be a total of 2-2.5 hours for the entire appointment depending on your desired shape and thickness.
8. When can I book my touch up appointment?
Your one free touch up appointment should be booked immediately after your initial appointment. The booking should be at the 6-week mark from the initial appointment. If you book before then, please be advised there may be a higher chance that your brows will still be healing and will still be very sensitive. As a result, it may be more painful. It is your job to book the touch up appointment as many people cancel & reschedule. There is a 3 month time span for your free touch up from the initial appointment. If you surpass your 3 month time span, your touch up cost will automatically be $100. Additional touch ups will be at a certain cost depending on the time from the initial appointment.
9. How long will the healing take?
Healing time consists of 7-10 days but this solely depends on your body and its’ healing. I have some ladies who heal in 4 days, but some in 2 weeks. Please try to schedule your events accordingly.
10. What is the healing process like?
The healing process is very similar to a tattoo on your body. Nothing should be touching the permanent cosmetic area during healing. This includes shampoo, cleansers, makeup etc. From the moment you walk out with your new brows they will become significantly darker and will begin to scab. When they start to peel DO NOT pick at them, as the area that has been picked at will be lighter than the rest once healing is finished. When peeling is completed, you are able to proceed with your regular routines.
11. How long will my eyebrows last?
Depending on your body, skin type, and lifestyle, your permanent makeup brows can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years. Oilier skin types generally do fade more quickly than drier skin types. Most ladies like to come back for a touch up after every year at a smaller cost.
12. What type of pigments are used?
Depending on the method you are choosing, the inks are made of a mix of organic and inorganic inks.
13. Why does permanent makeup fade so quickly?
After the initial touch up there are many factors as to why your brows may not last long. This includes not following aftercare instructions, lots of sun exposure (not wearing sunscreen), your lifestyle (ie you spend most of your time outdoors), skin type (dry, flakey skin), being iron deficient/anemic, using chemical peels/exfoliants frequently on the area etc.
14. Are you able to touch up another artist’s work?
I am able to touch up another artist’s work but unfortunately it will be full price as the original brow was not done by me and may be even more difficult to correct.
15. Will I be able to do any physical activity?
It is NOT recommended to workout, sweat, go swimming, hot yoga, sauna, or anything that can cause your skin to become oily. This only lasts until it is fully peeled. If any of this is done, it can cause your scabs to peel earlier and can even lose pigment. This is very important for Microblading in particular as the excessive oil can cause the strokes to heal blurry.
When can I book my touch up appointment?
Your one free touch up appointment should be booked immediately after your initial appointment. The booking should be at the 6-week mark from the initial appointment. If you book before then, please be advised there may be a higher chance that your brows will still be healing and will still be very sensitive. As a result, it may be more painful. It is your responsibility to book the touch up appointment as many people cancel & reschedule. There is a 3 month time span for your free touch up from the initial appointment. If you surpass your 3 month time span, your touch up cost will automatically be $100. Additional touch ups will be at a certain cost depending on the time from the initial appointment.
What if I am travelling to come see you?
If you are from out of town, we allow a 6 month time span for you to receive your free touch up. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and note when your initial appointment date was and list dates that you will be in Vancouver, BC.
Does it hurt?
While everyone's pain tolerance is different, we numb our clients with topical numbing cream to make the procedure as pain-free as possible. (hyperlink for 'numbing cream' https://zensaskincare.com/shop/zensa-numbing-cream-30g)