Have you heard of microblading? Maybe “microstroking” “micropigmentation’ “eyebrow embroidery” or “3D / 6D brows” and you’re interested in being a model for this relatively new cosmetic tattoo procedure sweeping the beauty industry? Well you are in luck, Fleek Brows Microblading & Training is currently taking applicants for our upcoming trainings in Orlando, FL!
Fleek Brows Microblading & Training Models have a rare opportunity to be a part of our incredible “2-Day Microblading & Shading BOOTCAMP,” where licensed tattoo artists are able to perform an initial microblading procedure for their models. Prior to your initial microblading procedure our students receive extensive one on one training with Master Microblading Artist Maegen Kennedy, M.M.S., PA-C. During this training our students are taught to master the art of microblading & shading by learning 5 stroke techniques, shading techniques, basic color theory, numbing techniques and much more.
As a Fleek Brows Model, you will receive exceptional care, a brow consultation and customized microblading for your eyebrows at a discounted price.
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Consent to before and after photos/videos of microblading procedure (used for marketing purposes)
• $100 non-refundable deposit which can be used toward future microblading appointments
• 3-4 hours of your time will be needed to complete your initial microblading procedure
How to Prepare for your Microblading appointment once your deposit is made
Things To Avoid
• Aspirin, ibuprofen or like medications for 1 week prior to appointment (discuss with your provider before stopping any medications)
• Excessive alcohol 24 hours prior to and after the procedure
• Use Retin A/retinol/AHA skin care products close to eyebrows 2 weeks before and after
• Wax, laser or get electrolysis 2 weeks prior to procedure
• Botox and fillers must be a minimum of 2 weeks prior
• Chemical peel 2 weeks before your appointment
• Brow tinting 1 month before your appointment
• Omega 3 fish oils
• Avoid the sun for several days before and after
• Don’t plan anything after the appointment that will make you sweat or get your new brows wet for 2 weeks
• Plan to be at the office for 3-4 hours for the procedure
• Avoid anything that can thin the blood such as turmeric, vitamin E, ginger, etc.)
• Over-tweezing, shaving or waxing your brows at least 10 days prior to your appointment
Microblading Aftercare Instructions:
Your post-care is very important to the overall healing process, appearance and longevity of your new Fleek Brows.
A medical grade silicone will be applied to your eyebrows. Please DO NOT touch your eyebrows for 24 hours.
• Week One: After the 24 hours you will wash (CLEAN HANDS) with lukewarm water (2 times a day and pat dry with clean paper towel) and then apply a THIN LAYER of Aquaphor Healing Ointment
• Week Two: Repeat the cleansing and Aquaphor, but only 1 time a day.
If this is your initial procedure you will need to touch up your brows in 6 weeks.
The following MUST BE AVOIDED during all 7 days post-microblading procedure:
• Increased sweating
• Practicing sports
• Hot sauna, hot tub & Jacuzzi
• Sun or salon tanning
• UV/UVA or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
• Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face
• 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
• Driving in open-air vehicles such as, but not limited to, convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
What to Expect After Your Fleek Brow Microblading Session
Entire healing process will take 4-6 weeks depending on your body regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
The pigment will appear very natural looking immediately after the procedure. The color of the pigment will appear much darker and larger the next day.
Note that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling), brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that color is fading too quickly, however, this color change is due to the superficial color and dry skin being naturally removed from your eyebrows.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Microblading a Tattoo?
YES! Microblading is a form of manual tattooing (i.e. using a hand tool instead of a traditional machine). Just like traditional tattooing, microblading places pigment into the dermal layer of the skin, which holds the pigment there permanently. Permanent cosmetics, micropigmentation, dermal implantation, microblading/microstroking, eyebrow embroidery, and long-time/long-lasting makeup, are all different names for the same procedure – cosmetic tattooing. Any time color is placed into the skin with any device, it is a tattoo process as defined by many well-informed regulators, the medical community, and dictionary sources.
Is Microblading Permanent?
YES! Microblading is a tattoo, and tattoos, by their nature and definition are permanent. Some practitioners advertise microblading as a “semi-permanent” procedure, and this procedure tends to change and fade over time. All tattoos fade with sun exposure, and the eyebrows, being in a position where sun exposure is a daily occurrence will endure some fading with time. Results depend on how well you take care of them. Other factors include skin pigment, texture and oiliness. No guarantee can be made regarding benefits from the procedure.
Is a blade used for the procedure?
NO! Contrary to the misleading title, microblading does not actually use a blade to perform the procedure; instead, a grouping of needles is used to create the fine hairstroke lines of the brows. Needles come in different groupings and configurations and chosen based on the artist’s needs. *ALL needles and hand tools are ONE TIME USE ONLY!! *
What is the process like?
The process of microblading can take 3 plus hours for the initial appointment. Come early and be prepared to fill out paperwork. Medical grade numbing cream will then be applied to your brows. Your Fleek artist will sit and talk with you about after care and answer any questions you have, and discuss your desires for shape and color. PA Kennedy will draw your new brow shape by hand to create a shape that’s a great fit for your face and desires, sometimes using a special ruler that uses the Golden Ratio to create the perfect brow. Once the shape is determined, your artist will mix a custom color for you and have you agree on the shade, and then they will take the microblading tool and start adding the hairstrokes to the brow area, following their pattern. Once the strokes are in place a pigment mask is often used to help darken the pigmentation. Then this is cleaned up and the artist will see if any changes or additions need to be made. Once you’re finished you’ll have some amazing looking brows and will follow aftercare as directed!
Will it Hurt?
Depends… But a better question would be “How MUCH will it hurt?” And the answer to this varies significantly from person to person. Remember to breathe through it, the process of the actual tattooing takes an average of 30-45 minutes (which is pretty short when we’re talking about tattooing). Some clients describe the pain as merely annoying, or like intense tweezing, for others it’s more intense, and some just fall asleep through the whole thing! Do everything you can to minimize pain – don’t drink alcohol, don’t drink coffee / caffeine, and try to schedule your appointment at least a week before or after your menstrual cycle.
What’s the healing process like? Is there any downtime?
There is virtually no “downtime” with microblading but there can be some redness, slight swelling or ‘weepiness’ of the tattoo for a few days following the procedure. If you have more sensitive skin you’ll probably see more redness right after. They don’t usually form scabs. They will itch and look darker than desired for about 10-14 days. If they scab, the scabs will fall off and may look a bit awkward, or patchy and light. The full healing time is 6 weeks after the first
Some artists are very expensive, and others are not, how do you find a good artist?
The first thing to ask any artist is about their TRAINING!! A great training course is the fundamental keystone to a great microblading artist. There are certainly exceptions to this theory, however, the microblading & tattoo industry is often loosely regulated, and with the uprising in popularity of microblading, there are people who are self-teaching or learning via YouTube tutorials and 1 or 2 day trainings! A solid foundation begins with bloodborne pathogen control, color theory, THEN microblading. As a consumer, don’t be afraid to ask where your artist had their training and how long it was.
Can anyone get microblading?
ALMOST. People of any ethnicity, hair color and skin color can get microblading, even blondes! But the colors do need to be a certain level of depth to show up on the skin tone, so if you’re very fair and have very light hair and are worried about having brows too dark, it might not be a good fit. Other than that, only certain medical or skin conditions will waive your eligibility for microblading. This includes, but is not limited to: pregnancy/breastfeeding, diabetes, hemophilia (or other blood clotting disorder), previous permanent makeup tattoo (please consult with your Fleek artist). Furthermore, anyone with a disease/disorder that prevents or slows healing, undergoing significant medical procedures, taking certain medications, or recovering from any burns, open wounds, or acne in the area to be tattooed should consult with your Fleek artist and doctor for any questions. When you go to your tattoo appointment, make sure to not drink alcohol or take ibuprofen/aspirin unless directed by a physician. Anything that thins the blood makes microblading more difficult to achieve good results. If you have a previous tattoo, excessively oily skin, or course thick black hair, please contact Fleek Brows.
When in doubt – Follow the strokes & Healed Results!
Choosing an artist can be tough! But in all reality, the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ can ring very true in the world of microblading. Microblading is quite literally, a tattoo on your face, the eyebrows are one of the key features of the face, so it’s important to find a great artist and make your investment in a person and product you can trust. Going a cheaper route or with less trained / talented or experienced artist (or a friend who wants to ‘try it out’ on you) can sometimes mean needing to spend even more money later on to remedy mistakes.
How long does it last?
Results vary, typically lasts 8-10 months. Results depend on how well you take care of them. Other factors include skin pigment, texture and oiliness. No guarantee can be made regarding benefits from the procedure.
Will I need a touch up?
Yes, it will fade over time and you will need a touch up to maintain the shape and color. You will need a touch up 6 weeks after your initial procedure. The touch up is not required but HIGHLY recommended to complete the procedure. There isn’t a reliable or steadfast rule to gauge if / when / or how the procedure will fade or change over time, but a general guideline is that people who receive microblading should expect to need a touch up every 8-10 months. You still need to pluck unwanted new growth.
Can I get microblading if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Please contact one of our Client Coordinator at (321) 445-1115 if you have any questions!