What is Ombré Powder?
Ombre Powder Brows, also referred to as semi-permanent makeup or 3D brows is the process of gently implanting colour pigment beneath the surface of skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable blades to produce the appearance of soft powder makeup, or to enhance the natural features of the face. Unlike the traditional tattoo method, microshading/ombré powder mimics a soft, filled in brow to achieve the subtlest results. Everybody will notice, but no one will know. As a certified professional, Nicola will work with you to figure out which colour, shape, and size suits your face, with respect to your preferences.
Do the procedures hurt?
A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure.
How long will my eyebrows last?
Ombre powder brows are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-5 years, depending on many factors, such as skin-type and lifestyle. This is desired, as it allows you to change the shape, colour and size of your eyebrows as trends and your preferences change. Results are not guaranteed as we cannot control how your body heals.
The ombre powder heals as soft and light as everyday powder make-up
Save time getting ready and money on make-up
Major confidence boost without make-up
Typically not painful
Completely safe and sterile
The results last 1-3 years, so you can change it up later on
How often do I need a touch up?
This can vary person to person. Touch-ups are recommended every 1- months to 2 years, to keep the color fresh and the strokes looking crisp. Wearing sunscreen and generally taking good care of your skin may help maintain your new brows.
How do I prep for the procedure?
There is no major prep required. Leaving your eyebrows alone for a week (no waxing or other wise removing the hair) is better. However, not required. Do not take Asprin, Fish Oil, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen, unless medically necessary, 24-48 hours prior to your procedure. Tylenol is fine. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and blood-thinners the day before & prior to the procedure, this will minimize any unnecessary bleeding after the procedure.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes roughly 2-2.5 hours depending on the complexity of the desired eyebrows (individuals with less natural hairs take slightly longer). However please allow a 3-3.5 hour window as a buffer so that nothing is rushed.
Do I need to take time off work?
No, there is no social downtime - or otherwise - associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling typically dissipate within an hour after the procedure.
How long does it take to heal?
Healing time varies for each individual. Typically about 7 to 14 days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off, in other words, the flaking process. After this, your skin will be considered to have healed externally.
Will my own eyebrow hair have to be removed or shaved off for this procedure?
Absolutely not! Nicola will try to keep as much natural hair as possible and only remove those which are unnecessary. The pigment will blend right in. The procedure is an enhancement of existing beauty.
What is the process like?
Ombre Powder is a 2-step treatment consisting of an initial procedure and a touch-up 4-6 weeks after. The initial procedure is longer because of the consultation which consists of shape and colour discussions whilst waiting for the anesthetic numbing to take. During this time, Nicola will listen to your desires, measure the aesthetic features of your face, which will then help her combine the two to create custom brows for you. After having decided on the look of the brow-to-be, the magic begins. All measures are taken to ensure you’re completely confident and happy throughout the procedure.
What should I expect?
For the first few days after the procedure, your eyebrows will look more pronounced and darker than usual, which is perfectly normal. The temporary darkness of your brows will not stop you from resuming daily activities. This result should not be considered as the final look because the colour will lighten by about 40-60% over a two-week period. During the healing process, it is normal to experience flakiness and/or some pigment loss, hence the touch-ups we have in place 4-8 weeks after the initial procedure, which then completes the two-step process.