Common Questions

About our Services

What’s Included, and How Long Does It Take?

We break down the procedure into three parts:

  • Design Consultation
  • Base Session
  • 4-6 Week Touch-Up Session

During the Design Consultation we’ll design and draw your brows based on your features, and determine which techniques will achieve our goals.

The first Base Microblading/Tattoo Session lasts about 2.5 hours. This is where we lay down the base work according to the design. We’ll apply numbing cream before and during the session to ensure your comfort.

Please allow yourself plenty of time after your scheduled appointments: Sometimes sessions go longer depending on skin type and the amount of work, but we can rarely cut appointments short without compromising the end results.

You will see the final results in 4 weeks after your first appointment, but usually our clients get compliments right after their first session!

Does It Hurt?

Although most of our clients experience some discomfort during the procedure, they are usually surprised with how little pain they feel. We use industry-leading Zensa numbing cream to reduce pain, and adjust our pace to each person’s tolerance.

How Long Until My Brows are Healed?

Each session takes about 7-14 days to heal, during which you may see some changes. The color may fade as much as 50% as your skin heals, and you may notice slight scabbing during the healing process. After two weeks you may notice that the color is very light, but you can expect it to darken and regain its vibrancy after the full month.

How Long Will My Brows Last?

Everyone is different, and there isn’t an easy way to provide an estimate for how long the color will last: factors like sun exposure, skin type, lifestyle and even the rate at which the pigment is naturally broken down by your body all contribute to the lifespan of your brows.

On average your brows may last about 1-2 years, at which point you can get a Color Boost. If you prefer a more dramatic look, or if you have very oily skin, you may want to book a Color Boost session sooner.

Do I Really Need the 6-Week Touch-Up?

Yes, definitely. We include the 6-Week Touch-Up for free with the initial session because it's just that important to success of your new brows.

This session is not just required to ensure longevity of our work, it also provides a great opportunity to make any adjustments you'd like once you’ve had chance to live with your new brows for a while!

Even if you think you don't need a touch-up, please consider coming in anyway: there is no cost. Our work and reputation are on display with your brows, and we want to make sure everything is perfect.

Any Activities I Should Avoid While My Brows Heal?

Yes, for at least 2 weeks after a session avoid the following:

  • Prolonged sun or salon tanning

  • Exposure to grit, dirt, dust, etc.

  • Water immersion or direct shower spray on the brows

  • Swimming, steam room, jacuzzi, sauna, very hot bath, etc.

  • Chemical or laser facial treatments/peels

  • Makeup on the brows

Excellent results depend on excellent aftercare of your brows! Please see our aftercare instructions for more information.

I Had Brow Work Done Elsewhere and I Don't Like It. Can You Fix It?

Maybe. Please don't book a full session, instead schedule a Design Consultation so we can see the work in person and talk about realistic outcomes together.

Design Consultations are free, and we're glad to chat about the best options for your brows even if those options don’t include us.

I Had Work Done Before, and It’s Faded. Can I Just Get a Color Boost or a Touch-Up?

Due to the wide variation in technique and quality in the industry, Touch-Up and Color Boost appointments are available only for existing Brow Club clients.

Our mission is to give our clients the best brows possible, custom-designed for them, at a fixed price. We are not able to shortcut our process to match a lower price-point.

About Microblading & Cosmetic Tattoo

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a hand-tattooing technique that uses very fine hair-like strokes to enhance or create natural-looking eyebrows.

A pen-like tool is used to create very fine incisions in the skin. Pigments designed for cosmetic tattooing are embedded in these incisions to create the appearance of brow hairs.

What is Cosmetic Tattooing?

Cosmetic tattooing enhances a person’s beauty or conceals blemishes by embedding special cosmetic pigments in the skin using a quiet, rotary machine.

At Brow Club we use both cosmetic brow tattooing and microblading techniques to give our clients the best results.

Should I Get Microblading or Cosmetic Brow Tattoo?

Our feeling is this is not a question you should have to ask: it’s your artist’s responsibility to use the right techniques to create the brows you want!

The truth is both methods are great, and each have different strengths for specific skin types and design choices.

For many clients, we find that a combination of both microblading pen and machine will deliver the most natural-looking brows our clients love.

What’s the Difference Between Microblading and Cosmetic Tattoo?

Microblading has risen to prominence partly because of the low cost for a new artist to get started, but also because of the results: fine, realistic hair-like lines that mimic brow hair.

Cosmetic tattoo machines cost more and require more training and skill to begin using professionally than microblading hand tools, but have strengths in working with all skin types to achieve defined, realistic looking brows that can last longer.

Why So Many Terms for Microblading?

Eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, PhiBrows, feather touch brows, micropigmentation, 3D brows, 6D brows... it can be confusing to navigate all of these terms, but the short answer is that they all refer to the same general technique: implanting pigment into the skin with a pen-like hand tool, rather than a machine.

Generally, each different name for microblading represents someone’s attempt to brand a specific style or technique they have mastered, to set themselves apart.

Our advice is not to worry about the noise. Find an artist you can trust and whose finished work you like.

What’s the Difference Between Cosmetic Tattoo and Traditional Body Tattoo?

Traditional body tattoos are usually designed stand out, to “jump off” their subjects. Traditional tattoo uses carbon based inks, often in bold primary colors.

The goal of most serious body tattoo artists is to create eye-grabbing tattoos that will not fade or change over time.

Cosmetic tattoo, on the other hand, subtly enhances a person’s appearance without attracting attention to the fact that “work was done.”

Most cosmetic tattoo artists use iron oxide based pigments that are designed for color stability, and to fade beautifully over time. Fading is desirable, as it allows changes to be made to color and shape over the years as a subject’s facial features change.