F.A.Q’s

What is PhiBrows Microblading?

PhiBrows Microblading is the artistic technique of tattooing individual hair strokes with a handheld tool called a microblade. Unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, PhiBrows artists hand draw each hair to match the color and coarseness of your eyebrows.

The result? Crisp realistic, natural looking eyebrows.

How long does it last?

Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful / mature).

Skincare routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment: patients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glycolic Acid with fade faster as your skin will resurface faster.

Each individual’s color retention within the skin will vary. To maintain the brows looking fresh, a touch up is suggested every 12-18 months.

Clients can let the microbladed area fade over time, but please note a slight shadow may remain.

How are the shape and symmetry of the eyebrows determined?

The determination of shape is purely subjective. The shape of the eyebrows is chosen together with the client – thick, thin, raised, expressive, etc.

According to the physiognomy of your face we will advise you on shape and possibility of application. We jointly decide on the most suitable shape for you. Symmetry is determined by measuring several features of your face. It can also be done digitally by PhiBrows apps.

The symmetry measurement is performed while your face is totally relaxed and still, with your eyes closed. Over two hundred facial muscles determine our facial expression, so when determining the symmetry it is important they are relaxed, for in this state there is no deviation in length and height.

Preliminary treatment, together with symmetry determination, is crucial for the subsequent perfect treatment.

Is microblading procedure damaging to the natural eyebrow hairs?

The natural hairs do NOT get damaged. We draw between the hairs and thus there is no effect on the further growth of natural hairs.

Is Microblading painful?

The pain level for the procedure is considered mild to none. Prior to the procedure your brow technician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area, and also reapplied during the procedure.

Everyone responds differently to anesthetic; depending on the client, the feeling of the procedure has been described as light cat scratches to not feeling anything.

After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal. Clients describe the area feeling similar to a light sunburn. Clients can take Panadol but not aspirin.

How long does it take?

For the first Microblading session, the entire procedure should take about 2.5-3 hours. During this session, the brow technician will shape and style the client’s brows for client approval.

The next steps follow with pigment color selection. Once the client is satisfied with the choices, we begin the procedure.

The client is to come in for a follow up visit in order to have any minor necessary touch ups. The second Microblading session takes place after 4-6 weeks after the initial session.

This session will take approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete.

What is the difference between the classic permanent make-up and microblading?

  • PERMANENT MAKE-UP :

    ✓  The whole outlined eyebrow is coloured (full effect of coloured eyebrow).
    ✓  Procedure is done by a machine and a needle.
    ✓  Pigment is inserted in the dermis, the second layer of the skin.MICROBLADING METHOD OF EYEBROW EMBROIDERY :✓  Every hair is stroked in individually.
    ✓  Manual work (handhold and soft blade).
    ✓  Pigment is inserted in the epidermis, the first layer of the skin.
    ✓  Pigment lightens and retains the applied shade.

How long does it take to heal?

  • The eyebrow area will be slightly red after the procedure and color will appear very dark. This is normal for the procedure and part of the healing process. The color will fade by up to 40% as it heals.In the following days, the eyebrows will continue to be dark and you will notice slight scabbing. Do not pick at the scabs as this may damage the skin and the outcome of the microbladed area.The eyebrows will lighten up in color as it heals. No down time is required after microblading procedure. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the color to fully set in.You’ll notice the color is very light right after the two weeks after healing; the skin will have an opaque milky looking quality to it. This is known as the milk skin and is common in tattooing.This is due to the the tissue still healing from the inside out even though the surface of the skin is healed. True color will reveal itself once healed.

Is the touch up session necessary?

Yes! A touch up session after 4-6 weeks is necessary as everyone heals differently and outcome will vary. Certain areas may not pick up during first session and will need to be refilled.

Pigment color may need to be adjusted, brow thickness and more strokes can be added. Individuals with oily skin often require a deeper shade during the touch up session as the oils tend to lighten the pigment.

Most importantly, your touch up session is when we refine your brows to ensure it looks perfect and retains the color for the whole year!

Who is NOT suitable for the procedure?

✓  Anyone under the age of 18
✓  Have heart conditions or using heart medications
✓  Have diabetes
✓  Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
✓  Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
✓  Pregnant or nursing clients
✓  Those with transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis.

Can I get microblading while I’m pregnant?

Our policy at EYE DESIGNER is we do not perform microblading during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

What if i do not like it?

As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly. We always recommend clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists’ work and portfolio when making their decisions.

Our brows technicians will do their utmost to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients satisfaction prior to the procedure.

Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session.

Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the the touch up session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.

Is there anything I need to do do before my lash extensions appointment ?

Please remove all makeup and residue from your lash before your appointment , this gives your lash specialist more time to apply the lashes . Keep in mind you can not get your lashes wet for 24 hours .

Will lash extensions demage my natural lashes?

When a certified lash technician is using the proper application techniques your natural lash will not be damaged . This involves using the proper thickness, length, curl and isolation technique .

Does eyelash extensions application hurt?

When eyelash extensions are applied properly you will not feel any pain during the session or after.

How are eyelash extensions applied?

The client is laying down with eye pads separating their top lashes from lower lashes. The technician separates one lash at a time and glues an extension to the natural lash.

Can I wear makeup and mascara?

t is not recommended to wear mascara with lash extensions . You can purchase special formulated mascara that is designed for eyelash extensions if u choose. You can wear makeup with your extensions. It is recommended however to use oil free makeup remover as the oil can break down the adhesive in the glue.

Classic vs Volume Lashes?

Classic lashes – A method where 1 lash extension is glued to 1 natural lash . This method is also known as 1 to 1 or 1:1 . Classic lashes are perfect for clients who already have a lot of lashes , but want to add more length . Classic lashes look more natural .

Volume ( 3D) lashes A method where multiple lashes are applied to one single natural eyelash individually isolating one natural eyelash at a time using very thin lashes . If two eyelash extensions are applied to one natural lash is described as (2D) , if there is three eyelash extension are applied to one natural lash it’s described as (3D) etc .

Volume lashes are thinner and fluffier and give client a fuller look . Volume lashes are perfect for clients who don’t have a lot of lashes, have spares lashes, bold spots or just want a more dramatic look without having to use a thicker lash.

Cancellation Policies

Late Arrivals

Kindly note, we reserve your appointment time especially for you. If you’re running late, please call as soon as possible. If you happen to be running more than 10 minutes late we may not be able to accommodate your full service; in this case we’ll offer you a shorter service time or the option to reschedule.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that things happen and life gets busy. However, in the case of a short notice cancellation, (within 24 hours of your appointment time) you will be charged 50% of your service fee. No exceptions.

No Show Policy

Your appointment time is especially reserved for you. We kindly ask that you please let us know if you need to cancel so that we can make your time slot available to other clients. If you are unable to make your appointment without cancelling you will be charged in full for your service. No exceptions.