Powder & Ombre Brows
Powder/ombre brow is a relatively new tattoo eyebrow enhancement which implements a hand held tool or machine with sterile needles to lightly puncture thousands of tiny dots in the brow area. The needles implant high quality pigments into the dermal layer in the skin, leaving behind an airy shadow similar to a soft make up application. With the “ombre” effect, the tail of the brow is a bit darker than the bulb and the edges gradually fade out instead of having a sharp distinct line as seen in permanent brow tattoos from the past.
The powder/ombre effect can be as soft or bold as one desires.
|Powder/ombre brows (*perfecting session included)||$500|
|Powder/ombre brows return client refresher (within 24 months of initial perfecting session.)||$300|
|15-30 minute in person Consultation||$20|
*There is a $100 non-refundable booking fee needed to secure your initial appointment. This amount will be discounted off the balance due at the first appointment.
*If you need to reschedule, please allow at least 72 hours notice. If you do not, you forfeit the original $100 and you must pay another $100 non-refundable booking fee to reschedule.
*If you need to reschedule your perfecting session, please allow at least 72 hours notice. If you do not, there will be an additional charge of $50 to reschedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Any time pigment is inserted under the skin it is considered a tattoo no matter the method, design or placement.
*Microbladed brows are created using a hand held tool to insert high quality pigment into the upper dermal layer of the skin via shallow slits created to closely resemble individual hairs. The artificial hairs follow the hair pattern of the natural brow if there is hair and an artists realism design if there is no hair to follow.
*Powder/ombre brows are preformed using a hand held tool (manual or electric) to insert high quality pigment into the skin via an up and down needle motion creating mass amounts of dots into the upper dermal layer of the skin to create a soft shaded effect resembling a makeup filled look. The more dots in one area the darker the area. (Much like pointillism art) The Bulb of the brow is lightest and the arch and tail is the darkest.
Personal preference determines weather someone should get powder/ombre brows or microblading however, this service is especially ideal for oily, large pore, and mature skinned people as they are not always the best candidates to
receive microblading. You must prefer a more filled in make up look over the hair stroke look.
Powder/ombre brows either needs to be delayed, does not offer the best outcomes, or is not available to individuals:
*who have eczema or psoriasis in the brow area
*who are on chemotherapy drugs
*who are pregnant or nursing
*who have been diagnosed with serious medical conditions (must consult a doctor for approval)
*who are using Accutane (discontinue use for at least 1 year)
*who are using Retin-A or Retinol (discontinue use completely at least 1 week in advance)
*who had Botox within a minimum of two weeks of service
*who have had a chemical peel within a minimum of one month of service
*who requires anesthetic and is allergic to lidocaine, tetracaine, or epinephrine that are under the age of 18 (Wisconsin law)
*who have deep wrinkles, scars or large moles in brow area (pigment could have voids in those areas)
*who have sunburned or deeply sun tanned skin
*who have any active acne in the brow area
*who have open wounds in the brow area
*who have exfoliated, waxed or colored their brows in the past 3 days
*who have received microdermabrasion or dermaplaning within at least 2 weeks of service
*who are menstruating closely around the time of service (may hurt more is all)
*who have old saturated pigment in the brow area already (in person consult is required)
*who are ill or on any antibiotics at the time of the procedure
If you would personally prefer an in person consultation vs. over the phone you are welcome to book one.
In person consultations are only mandatory if:
*you have ANY old tattoo pigment in your brow area
*you are not sure if you qualify for the service based on the FAQ “Am I a candidate for the powder/ombre service”
*you just want me to take a look and rough draw an eyebrow option to consider
It is impossible to say for certain how painful the service is, as everyone has a different level of tolerance. There can be a slight stinging sensation upon the first pass across each brow and tends to be short lived and minimal. To help ease discomfort and in most cases completely numb, Angela does use a topical r containing lidocaine, epinephrine and tetracaine. It is worth noting that, to Angela’s surprise, she has had several people fall asleep while getting the service.
*It is not uncommon to be more sensitive to pain around menstruation
After signing the consent forms and addressing all questions, Angela cleans your entire brow area and takes a few photos for reference. She then discuses the desired outcome you may have in mind and/or gives suggestions based on your facial morphology and natural thickness and general shape of your existing brows. (should you have any) Using special tools Angela then draws the design and verifies the symmetry for the best possible outcome. After you both agree to the design, Angela then goes over the color options that would best suit your skin tone and natural brow hair color. (If you have any) Angela makes several passes over each brow making sure the pigment is implanted into the correct depth of skin. After the brows are completed she shows you the end result and takes a few more photos for reference. She then explains in detail how to care for your healing brows.
Angela uses high quality pigments specifically created for the service. She uses your natural brow and skin tone to determine the pigment that will be best for you.
Yes. Your powder/ombre brows are not considered complete after your first session. You must come back 4-6 weeks later to perfect the brows. It isn’t until 4-6 weeks post perfecting session that your brows will show the true final result.
A minimum of two weeks for superficial healing and 4-6 weeks for the initial healed result.The final healed result is 4-6 weeks post perfecting session.
NO. That is the minimum amount of time your skin takes to heal. NO EXCEPTIONS
*please be sure to read the FAQ labeled “am I a candidate for the powder/ombre brow service”
*it is not necessary or ideal to tweet or wax the brows before your service
*please do not bring a guest to your appointment. Angela takes this service very seriously and feels it is necessary to have zero distractions for both parties involved.
*come with a clean face free of lotions, creams and foundations in forehead, lids and brow area
*ware comfortable clothing
*you may bring your own blanket should you tend to get chilly
*please bring a hair tie and/or headband
More detailed after care instructions and supplies will be provided and discussed at length at the close of service. Although there are artists that recommend different ways to care for your healing brows, it is imperative that you follow Angela’s direction for best results.
Things to note in advance:
For five days post procedure:
For two full weeks post procedure:
*no swimming (including pools, hot tubs, oceans, lakes and rivers)
*do not use a sauna or take long hot showers
*no stomach sleeping
*no picking or scratching
*avoid sun exposure on the brows (most important while healing but for the life of the brows to avoid premature fading and skin damage)
*no treatment in or around the brow area such as facials, coloring and lash enhancements etc.
*avoid water on the brows except as directed in Angela’s after care instructions discussed at the close of service
When pre and post care instructions are followed, the risk of complications are rare. However, should you suspect an infection, it is necessary for you to contact your health care provider immediately to avoid any further complications. This is at the cost of the customer. Angela is not qualified to diagnose or treat any medical issues that should arise. Angela would like to note that she has yet to see a single infection or complication from any of her services.
If you have sensitive skin or allergies to topical makeup products, gold, silver, nickel, or hair dyes you should contact Angela to set up a patch test a few days in advance of your procedure. Most people choose to skip this step. Should you chose to skip this step, Angela can not be held liable for any reactions you may experience. You will be signing stating you do not feel the need for the patch test.
*remember that there are no guarantees with any tattooing procedures
The healing process can be difficult for people to adjust to. “Brow shock” is a very real thing. If you find you are regretting your decision in the first 24 hours based on the current look of your brows, it is very important to remember it takes a FULL MONTH at least to see the true outcome of the first session. The brows WILL be darker and slightly larger in the first week or so. Depending on the pigment used your brows may appear a bit warmer before they are healed.
Slight asymmetry is not uncommon. To avoid unwanted results, you must fully understand what you are getting yourself into and choose a practitioner you feel 100% comfortable with. Review images of their healed work. Discuss your expectations and desired outcome with your artist, including the shape, style, and color you wish to have. Realise that faces are never perfectly symmetrical and your artist is not a copy machine; brows are sisters not twins. Adjustments may be made during the perfecting session. Remember that powder/ombre brows will fade and touch ups are necessary. If worse comes to worse, and you just can’t wait to remove them, emergency removal/lightening can be done but only within 48 hours of the initial service and should be avoided if possible. This is done at the customers expense.
A non refundable booking fee is collected to protect Angela’s time. A mandatory 72 hour notice my allow for Angela to fill your spot on the schedule should you need to reschedule or cancel. If you do not allow for a 72 hour notice, it is
within Angela’s right to retain the booking fee. If you allow for the 72 hour notice or keep your scheduled appointment Angela will discount the fee from the full price of the service; the balance of which is due at the close of the first session. (Nothing at the perfecting session) If you do not allow for the 72 hour notice and would like to book for the future, another non refundable fee is assessed. Same goes for the perfecting session only you will have to pay an additional fee.
Angela is licensed, inspected and approved by the state of Wisconsin to preform such services to the general public. Your health and safety is of utmost importance to her therefore, she uses high quality single use sterile tools, maintains a clean service environment, completes blood borne pathogen training on a yearly basis, and never stops educating herself on her craft. All this being stated, rest assured you are in great hands.
An in person consultation is mandatory if you have received any form of tattoo eyebrow enhancements form another artist. Angela has the right to refuse service to anyone should she not feel you are a good candidate for her services. If Angela feels she is able to go forward with booking your services, you will be considered a new client and must complete both the first procedure and return for the perfecting session for best results.
When referring to any form of make up like enhancing tattoos, it is important to understand that the term “semi- permanent” and “permanent” are commonly misconstrued. The term “semi permanent” only refers to the fact that the pigment does not wash off daily. The color must be refreshed on a 12-18 month basis to look its best. (some sooner, some later) There will always be some trace of pigment molecules in the skin, therefore it is in fact a “permanent” procedure.
Not only does the pigment used for permanent cosmetics consist of slightly different sized molecules, the skin on our face metabolizes the pigment faster than other areas of the body.