Before Your Appointment

Before beginning, let’s make sure you are a good candidate for microblading and permanent makeup. This is important so you may understand what is to be expected. We want to make sure you get great results, which also requires that you follow appropriate pre-care and post-care instructions.

Contraindications:

You are not a candidate for microblading or permanent makeup if any of the following apply to you:

  • Pregnancy

  • Nursing

  • Diabetes Type 1

  • Lupus

  • Hepatitis B/C

  • AIDS

  • Active Skin Disorders: Cold Sores, Shingles, Impetigo, Psoriasis, Pink Eye, Sun Burn, Severe

  • Acne

  • Active Vitiligo

  • Rosacea

  • Blood Disorders: Sickle Cell, Hemophilia

  • Keloid Formation

  • Mental Disorders

  • Accutane (must be off for 6 months)

  • Steroids (must be off for 6 months)

  • History of MRSA or staph infections

Restrictions:

  • Retinol/Retin-A must be discontinued 7 days prior to procedure. (It will cause the skin to bleed).

  • Injections (Botox, Radiesse, JuvaDerm, Voluma, etc.) must be done at least 2 weeks before or 2 weeksafter procedure.

  • Chemical peels and laser treatments may not be done within 60 days before or after procedure.

  • The use of Latisse® must be discontinued at least 3 months prior to your eyeliner procedure (it creates an inflammatory response, causes excess bleeding, and prohibits the eyeliner from healing well).

  • Sunburned or Suntanned skin is damaged skin and therefore will cause excessive bleeding.

  • We CANNOT work on sunburned or suntanned skin.

  • We are prohibited from tattooing over moles.

  • You cannot expose the area to the sun for 30 days before or after procedure.

  • Do not schedule this procedure within one week prior to a water vacation.

  • Stay out of steam rooms, saunas, hot yoga, swimming pool, etc. for one week following procedure.

  • Avoid working out or sweating for 1 week post procedure. Sweat will prevent pigment from healing into the skin.

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine 1 day before procedure to minimize any oozing, bleeding or swelling.

  • Do not take coumadin, aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin, fish oil or vitamin E 3 days prior to procedure.

  • Please consult with your physician before stopping any prescribed medical treatments.

ALL COSMETIC PROCEDURES ARE MULTI-SESSION PROCESSES.

An initial application is incomplete until after a follow-up appointment, which must be scheduled approximately 6-8 weeks after your initial appointment. There is no charge for the follow-up appointment to a new/initial procedure when it is done within 6-8 weeks of the initial procedure. However, in the case of a cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice or a no-show, the brow perfecting session is considered forfeited and any following appointments will be charged as a touch-up appointment. Please, plan ahead and allow enough time to have the service completed.

WHILE YOUR SKIN HEALS, BE PREPARED FOR THE COLOR INTENSITY OF YOUR PROCEDURE TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER, SHARPER, BRIGHTER, OR DARKER than what is expected for the final outcome. This is a normal and expected result of the application and healing process. The healing process will take a number of days to complete, depending on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates and new skin regenerates to take its place.

Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it best not to make social plans for a day or two following any procedure.

Please be aware that in order to ensure we choose the right color pigment, we may need to remove any foundation or concealer you are wearing to see the true undertone of your skin. You may choose to bring your makeup to touchup after your procedure.

In order to provide all of our clients with great service and the best experience, OUR POLICIES are as follows:

CLIENT-ONLY IN THE PROCEDURE ROOM:

Though a friend or family may accompany you to your appointment, we have learned it is best that they do not sit-in on your procedure. It is important the artist is able to have their full focus on you, the client. Friends and family tend to be a distraction for both the client and artist.

CHILDREN, TODDLERS AND BABIES.

Though we love children, toddlers and babies, we must kindly ask that you do not bring them with you to your appointment. Unfortunately, they are a distraction to the artist. Thank you for your understanding.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Microblading and permanent makeup is a time-intensive service. In booking your appointment, we are reserving a designated amount of time specifically for you. If you need to cancel for any reason, we require that you cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of your appointment time so that we may be able to offer this time to another client.

PLEASE NOTE: A $150 NON-REFUNDABLE BOOKING FEE IS REQUIRED AND WILL BE APPLIED TO YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. IF YOU CANCEL LESS THAN 24 HOURS NOTICE OR MISS YOUR APPOINTMENT, YOUR BOOKING FEE WILL BE FORFEITED.

Follow-up appointments: After the initial treatment, your body will start to heal itself. The healing process will include some fading. Therefore, the brow perfecting session is necessary for semi-permanent lasting results. Eyeliner, lip liner and lip blush may or may not require an additional touch-up appointments and all this depends on the client skin and post care procedures.

TARDINESS:

Please plan to arrive at The Beauty Collective 15 minutes prior to the start of your appointment. You will need to complete a consent and medical intake form. We want to make sure you have time to make yourself comfortable before the start of your appointment.

IN THE EVENT THAT A CLIENT IS MORE THAN 30 MINUTES LATE, THE PROCEDURE MAY BE CANCELLED, AND THE NON-REFUNDABLE BOOKING FEE WILL STILL APPLY, AS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO SELL THIS TIME TO ANOTHER CLIENT.

Please give yourself extra time for parking.

If you are late, it will compromise the amount of time the artist has to spend on your procedure, which in turn compromises your results.

In the event that a client is more than 30 minutes late, the procedure may be cancelled, and the booking fee will still apply, as we are not able to sell this time to another client.

RIGHT TO REFUSE TREATMENT:

Though it is extremely rare, we reserve the right to refuse treatment for the following reasons:

  • Undisclosed skin condition (including sunburn/suntan)

  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Any behavior which, in the opinion of the artist at The Beauty Collective's work might be compromised or their ability to work safely and comfortably toward the desired results.

Pre-Procedure Instructions for Cosmetic Tattooing

Eyebrows:

  • If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment.

  • You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape and color you desire.

  • Avoid tweezing, waxing, electrolysis, and coloring your brows for two weeks prior to the procedure. This will allow your technician the most flexibility to achieve optimal results.

  • Please be aware that we will remove your foundation and concealer to determine your true undertones. This is vital for us to choose the right color.

  • We offer several different options of eyebrow pigmentation lasting from several months to several years. (Microblading vs. traditional powder brows). We offer hair strokes, hair strokes with shading, and fully shaded brows. Your specialist will discuss the best options for you depending on your skin type, lifestyle, desired results and desired maintenance.

  • Rest assured, we use the best tools and the best pigments in the industry.

Eyeliner:

  • Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following your eyeliner procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-treated condition.

  • The use of Latisse® must be discontinued at least 3 months prior to your eyeliner procedure. Latisse® produces an inflammatory reaction in the skin, which causes excessive pain and bleeding. If you use Latisse®, your eyeliner will not take properly.

  • Do not use other growth stimulants such as RapidLash®, or RevitaLash® for at least one week prior to or one week after your eyeliner procedure.

  • Lash extensions must be removed completely before your eyeliner procedure. If you have lash extensions, we will not be able to do your eyeliner. Lash extensions pose a danger to your eyes during the permanent makeup procedure.

Lips:

If you have any history of cold sores, fever blisters, or herpes simplex, you must contact your physician to obtain and take the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks for at least 4 days before and after the procedure.

Microblading and permanent makeup is a process. Two to three sessions are typically required to achieve the desired results. It is not uncommon to lose up to 70% of the color after the first session.

Please be aware that having a procedure done while on your menstrual cycle can make you hyper- sensitive at the procedure site.

You will be given detailed after-care instructions at the time of your procedure. Please call or email us with any other question you may have.

It is very important that you have read ALL of the information. Please, click on the link below and fill out the necessary form. This confirms that you understand our policies. We cannot perform your procedure without it. Thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to seeing you soon!