Permanent makeup is a form of semi-permanent, cosmetic tattoo including Microblading, Microshading, Hybrid and Powder Brows, and Lip Blushing. These techniques implant the pigment beneath the skin to create the look of enhanced, natural lip color (Lip Blushing), and realistic eyebrows through individual hair strokes, shading, or a combination of the two.
Customized permanent eyebrows can add density to existing eyebrow hair or create a new set of natural looking eyebrows on clients with partial or complete hair loss. Shape, texture, and color is completely customized to each client’s individual needs and brow goals.
IMPORTANT: We cannot perform this service if you have any type of existing eyebrow tattoo.
What should I look for in a microblading specialist?
If you are considering microblading, find out where the technician was trained. All of our technicians were certified at Brow Design International. As this service grows in popularity, there are a lot of unqualified "trainers" out there offering limited or poor curriculum and experience.
How Long Does Permanent Makeup Last?
Permanent makeup will fade naturally over time. While every client’s skin will fade differently depending on skin type, lifestyle, and other factors, the average client will fade slowly over 18-24 months. We recommend an annual touch-up for most clients to keep your permanent makeup looking it’s best.
How Does Permanent Makeup/Cosmetic Tattoo Work?
Permanent makeup/cosmetic tattoo is a soft, subtle form of tattooing using pigments in place of tattoo ink to enhance natural features. Permanent makeup/cosmetic tattoo is designed to gently fade over time. This allows changes to occur as the client’s natural color and facial changes occur.
What is covered with the cost?
At Sei Bella, a microblading service take between 3 and 4 hours. 30 minutes to 1 hour of the initial service is simply shaping your brows to your ideal look before any microblading at all begins. The actual service takes between 1-2 hours, and a 1 hour follow-up service is included in the cost. Some artists will tell you they work free-hand or immediately begin microblading your brows without spending the time to shape them properly first...we HIGHLY discourage clients from using an artist who does this.
Microblading is a highly visible, semi-permanent makeup procedure and you should feel 100% confident in what the end result will look like before any microblading takes place.
What are the different brow techniques?
Microblading is the use of a manual bladed tool to implant pigment in individual hairstrokes.
Microshading (or Ombre Brows) uses manual and/or machine techniques to blend individual hairstrokes into a veil of color. Best for sparse, natural brows or someone wanting the look of a more dense brow. Please note dense does not necessarily mean a larger and fuller shape.
Nano brows is the technique of individual hairstrokes using a very fine needled cosmetic tattoo machine.
Powder brows are best for clients wanting a soft powdered makeup look.
Please note, any machine work is better for oily and more mature skin as it is less invasive and tends to hold better with these skin types.
If you are unsure of what brow style is best for you, feel free to book a consultation! The price of your consultation will roll over into the full price of your permanent makeup session if booked within 6 months.
What does a properly microbladed brow look like?
Notice it is difficult to distinguish the microblading from the real hair. Done by Sarah.
We will shape and add fullness to your current brows, not just fill in what is already there. Done by Sarah.
What Can I Expect During My Appointment?
Your initial session and any touch-up after 24 months is booked for 2.5 hours. This includes 15 minutes of numbing and extensive customized, and measured shaping of your brows. Once the shape has been drawn by your artist you are able to discuss adjustments, and nothing permanent is done until you are both 100% comfortable with the shape.
Touch-up appointments within 24 months from your initial appointment will be booked for 1.5 hours. This includes reinforcement of any pigment that may have been lost, and adjustments to shape and color as needed.
How does it work?
The pigment is applied with a specific Phibrows tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. Your artist will choose needles and the blade type according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch up is included 4-6 weeks after your initial treatment.
People who CANNOT get permanent makeup done
Currently taking antibiotics or have within the past two weeks
Blood thinning medication (FIsh oils, aspirin, etc.) taken on a regular basis
Pregnant or nursing
Currently undergoing chemotherapy or have within the past 12 months
Aspirin, Ibuprofen, fish oil, alcohol within the past 48 hours
Retinol, chemical exfoliants/peels, bleaching creams, microneedling or laser treatments within the past 4 weeks.
Currently on Accutane (Must be off 1 year)
Botox within the past two weeks
Prone to keloids
Unable to lie down for 2+ hours
Sunburnt on face
Breakouts, open wounds, scabs near brows
Healing disorders/autoimmune disorders, or uncontrolled high blood pressure
Currently taking steroids
Contact your doctor for permission if on any medications
Is there any after-procedure care?
Yes! Make sure to avoid ALL of the following:
Increased sweating, practicing sports, swimming, hot sauna, hot bath or jacuzzi, sun tanning or salon tanning.
Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycol Acid on the face or neck.
Picking, peeling or scratching of the micro pigmented area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment.
Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris.
Drinking alcohol in excess as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles or motorcycles.
Touching of the eyebrow area except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream with a cotton swab.
Before showering apply a layer of post-care cream to protect your eyebrows from moisture. During the shower keep your face away from the shower head.
Itching and flaking may appear during the first seven days post microblading procedure, However, experience has shown that by following these aftercare instructions these symptoms may quickly disappear.
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
Everyone heals differently, and cosmetic tattoo is a process. For some clients, multiple sessions are needed to achieve the desired look.
For the majority of our clients, two sessions are needed. Your perfecting session is highly recommended to establish lasting results. We will address any initial fading, color, and shape adjustments needed.
What's the Microblading healing process like?
Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle. True reflection of healed color can only be assessed 3-4 weeks after treatment. Touch-ups and/or correction of the shape/design is recommended at least 4 weeks after initial treatment. It will go from too dark, to too light, to just right!
Immediately after the procedure, the pigment will appear very sharp and dark. This is because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not yet settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually (do not be alarmed if you see some pigment on the cotton swab as this is excess pigment and/or body fluid that is naturally exiting your skin).
Once the healing of the skin starts taking place it will look like dandruff flakes or dry skin. This might give you the impression that the color pigment is fading too quickly. However, this is just superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Your eyebrows will be the lightest tones during days 5-12 because the color is absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin. Later skin cells push it back to the upper layers. Once the healing is completed, you will enjoy a pair of beautiful, new, natural looking eyebrows.
Permanent Makeup Pricing
Initial Brow Sessions - $400
Perfecting Session - $100
6 weeks - 3 months after your initial session
Lip Blush Initial Session - $300
Lip Blush Perfecting Session - $125
6 weeks to 3 months after your initial session
Finishing Session - $150
For both Brows and Lip Blush; those needing a third session for pigment reinforcement, shape, density adjustments.
Annual Touch-ups - $200-$275
Optional Consultation - $50
Price rolls into balance of your appointment if booked within 6 months
Permanent Makeup Appointment Policy
PLEASE ALSO READ OUR ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE BOOKING
A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to schedule your appointment.
Your balance is due the day of your appointment
48 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment
If you are a no-show for your appointment, you will be charged 25% of your balance as a fee for the missed appointment. A deposit will once again be required to book another appointment.
To avoid unfair delays to other clients, if you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment, or your initial numbing session may be removed from your appointment time.
We ask that children please not accompany you to your appointment as this is a lengthy service, you must remain still and your artist completely focused throughout the service.
Touch-ups are for returning clients ONLY
If you have previous permanent makeup not done at Sei Bella Waxing, please book a consultation.. If you do not, we may not be able to tattoo over your previous work and you will still be responsible for all cancellation/rescheduling fees.
Avoid caffeine, aspirin, ibuprofen and other blood thinners for 24 hours before your appointment. Bleeding can affect the crispness of your strokes, and your pigments ability to bond to the dermis.
Please plan accordingly and keep in mind what events/vacations you may have coming up as you book your appointment.
You will need to keep all cleansers, moisturizers, serums, makeup, etc., away from your brow area for the first 10 days following your appointment, and only apply the provided aftercare. This is your initial healing period and is essential to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis, and avoid compromisation of your healing and color.
You should also avoid profuse sweating, facials, UV rays, swimming, and exfoliants around the brow area for up to 2 weeks after your appointment.
If you normally tint your brows, make sure you tint them at least 48 hours before your appointment.
Any brow waxing should be done at least 72 hours before your appointment. Your artist can also groom your brows after the brow mapping process.
After healing exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and pigment discoloration. Be sure to ALWAYS apply an SPF of at least 30 to your brows and face.