FAQs & Policies
What is Microblading vs Microblading + Shading vs Ombré Powder Brows?
Microblading is a semi-permanent technique for enhancing the appearance of the eyebrows. The eyebrows are enhanced by adding hair strokes behind the existing hairs. This technique will help add volume and help define your natural brows. The hair strokes are created with pigment, which is deposited into the skin in fine, short strokes resembling hair, with a hand tool that is formed of tiny needles.
How do I book an appointment?
All booking requests are done online. The fastest way is through instagram (@carthyc). You can also go to services tab to book the service(s) you would like to receive or click on "BOOK NOW" at the top of the page.
How long does it take to heal?
The outer layer of skin where the scabbing and peeling occurs can take about 2 weeks. For the whole healing process, on average about 4-6 weeks. Others may take longer depending on the individuals health.
Who is permanent makeup best for?
People who meet minimum age requirement and have the ability to heal properly from minor wounds can benefit from the liberating benefits of permanent makeup.
Does it hurt?
The pain is expected to be minimum. There are two topical anesthetics used therefore pain is minimized, but will vary amongst each individual.
What is Permanent Make Up (PMU)?
Permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing. Ths technique is used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as “micropigmentation”, “micropigment implantation” or “cosmetic tattooing”. The cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.
Do I need a touch up?
Most likely. Within a week of your first treatment the color will fade significantly and over the next four to six weeks can continue to fade as much as 50%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on your shape and color. At this point any changes you would like to make are discussed.
What can I do to prepare for the appointment?
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and pain killers 24 hours prior to the appointment. These substances thins out the blood and heightens senses causing scarring and potentially can make the procedure more painful and will effect how your skin will hold the pigment.
After my first touch up, how often should I come in?
An annual touch up is recommended or as often as you desire.
Are you certified?
Yes, I am a licensed Cosmetologist and I attended a Colorado DPOS approved school to fulfill my 132 hours of permanent makeup training. I also have a bloodborne pathogens certificate and have received several advanced trainings.
How long does it last?
It will last as long as it’s maintained. How long brows lasts will vary on your skin type by how well your skin takes in pigment during the session and how dark you are willing to go depending on scenario. After a touch up, it is expected to last from 1 to 5 years depending on the shade of choice you prefer, skin retention, time in the sun and daily skin routines (more exfoliating products, will cause it to fade faster).
Do I need to take time off from work?
No. There’s no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within an hour after. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.
What is the process like?
I will take before photos, then I will apply a topical anesthetic depending on the procedure. Then again, based on the procedure, I will predraw the shape and then once we agree on the shape, pigment will then be deposited. Once we have completed the procedure, I will take after pictures and go over after care instructions (although you should've already reviewed this prior to the appointment).
Is it true that sometimes clients will not retain any pigment?
Yes, it does happen and yes it's true.
Can you guarantee your work?
Unfortunately, I can't. How the skin will react is different for everyone and many factors are to be taken into consideration. Skin type, age, scarring, diet, stress levels, facial products used, etc. all play a key role in your results, which is why it is important to know that more than one touch up may be required.
What if I don’t like it?
Although permanent makeup is considered to be semi-permanent, the procedure does allow flexibility for color or shape change to some extent. However, I will work closely with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the proposed technique. I will allow you to have as much control over the procedure as possible, so there’s very little room for error. If you do not like the decision you made, the Touch Up can be cancelled and the pigmented area naturally fades over time.
No Show & Cancellation Policy
Same day cancellations and no shows will no be re-booked until a new deposit and 50% of missed service is paid.
The deposit will be credit towards the total balance of your service(s).
If the client is more than 10 minutes late for the appointment, the appointment will be cancelled and no refund will be given. If another appointment is rescheduled, another deposit will have to be placed to book.
If the client has had a same day cancellation or no show, they will be required to pay the full balance at the time of booking in order to reschedule, which is nonrefundable.
Refusal of service
Contourette has the right to refuse service or fire a client at any time for any reason