FAQs & Policies

FAQs

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. Microblading + Shading is a technique that is a combination of shading and microblading. This technique creates hairstrokes with a hand tool with the addition of using a machine to add pigment in between the hairstrokes for more definition and depth. The Ombré Powder technique gives a light to dark ombré enhancement to the eyebrows. It starts lighter at the front of the brow and gets darker towards the tail. Powder ombré gives a soft powder makeup using a machine which deposits pigment into the skin. The pigment is deposited behing the brow hairs and can be customized to be more dramatic or very natural looking.




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. Permanent make up will give you a soft, natural enhancement to your appearance for that, "I woke up like this" look. It is especially valuable to people who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; active people who want to look their best for sports activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics; and those who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics. Permanent cosmetics also benefits the vision challenged who have difficulty applying their cosmetics; and others with dexterity related conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and busy people who don’t have time to spend applying and refreshing makeup throughout the day and evening. Permanent makeup services are not best for those who are: pregnant, nursing, diabetic, have glaucoma, skin diseases, keloid disorder, HIV/Hepatitis, skin cancer or if skin medications like steriods are being taken.




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. PMU resembles makeup, such as eyelining, lip color, brow color and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids.




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. Every permanent make up service requires two sessions to achieve the desired results. After only one session, patchiness can be expected.




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. There is more info on the preperation page.




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. We have to keep in mind that everyone is different. Our skin may react to the trauma of the tattooing, and the skin may try to push out the foreign body of pigment by producing an extreme scab, so they eventually fall off taking all the pigment with it. There is also a condition called Pigment Allergy (PPD Allergy, a condition known by dermatologists) or Auto Immune disease symptoms (the client may not even be aware of it). The skin would have over reacted and become super sensitive to the pigment and reject it at any cost.




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. I always make sure that your face is important to me and I will act in accordance with my experience and expertise to give you my absolute best. But there are no guarantees in this industry. Please think long and hard before you decide to go for it.




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. If you aren’t 100% sure you would benefit from this procedure, please opt for more temporary options.





POLICIES

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. Appointments with clients who come to the studio with previous work from another artist that was not discussed before-hand will be cancelled. The deposit will not be refunded. Deposits are non-refundable and any cancellations without a reschedule (1 week prior to the scheduled appointment) will forfeit the deposit. A new deposit will need to be paid to reschedule.




Deposit Policy


The deposit will be credit towards the total balance of your service(s). The deposit is non-refundable under any circumstance. The deposit is transferrable if the client reschedules more than 1 week before the booked appointment. If there is a reschedule less than 1 week from the booked appointment the deposit is non-transferrable and the client will need to pay another deposit to reschedule. The deposit is forfeited for any cancellations without a reschedule.




Late Policy


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. The appointment will be cancelled because clients are booked within a time slot and the whole time slot will be utilized to prepare, consult, perform the procedure, clean up and set up for the next client. Please respect the time you are scheduled for.




Rescheduling Policy


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. If you are more than 1 week out from your schedule apointment you can reschedule. If you are less than 1 week out from your scheduled appointment you will need to make a new deposit for the new appointment.




Refusal of service


Contourette has the right to refuse service or fire a client at any time for any reason





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