MICROBLADING- This method is done using a manual microblade to create delicately hand-drawn hair strokes to enhance your natural brow features. This technique is ideal for those individuals with sparser brows, who have normal skin.
OMBRE BROWS- This technique is performed using a small digital machine and looks similar to makeup as opposed to hair-like strokes. The tail of the brow is darker and fades lighter at the beginning of the brow. The main difference with the digital machine technique as opposed to microblading, is that pigment is able to penetrate deeper into the skin through the machine vibrations. The deeper penetration of pigment allows a more even healed brow result and longer lasting results. Ombre brows is ideal for a more wide range of clients (oily skin, mature skin, thin skin) and is less invasive than microblading. This technique is also a great option for those needing a brow coverup.
NANO BROWS- This technique creates life like hair strokes and is performed using a digital tattoo machine. By using the digital tattoo machine, the skin receives less trauma and the results are more natural, crisp and long lasting (although still semi-permanent!). Basically, see nano brows as microblading with longer lasting results and more crisp hair strokes!
COMBO BROWS- Combo brows use a mix of microblading and ombre methods to achieve a natural, but more defined brow look.
Please visit the Gallery page for more examples of microblading, ombre, nano and combo brows.
A topical, numbing cream (5% lidocaine) will be applied before and during your procedure to numb your eyebrow area and keep pain to a minimum during your appointment. Each person can tolerate a different level of pain and sensitivity and I will do my best to keep you comfortable during your appointment. Many clients relate the procedure to the same level of pain as eyebrow threading or scratching of the skin. While Ombre, nano and combo brows may sound scary, they are generally less invasive then microblading and work better for clients who have issues such as bleeding during the procedure, low pain tolerance and iron deficiencies. Please note that having permanent makeup done while on your menstrual cycle can increase the level of pain you experience, so please book your appointment accordingly!
All equipment and workspaces have been fully disinfected prior to your appointment. All needles used are sterile, sealed prior to your appointment and for single use only. The needle will only be opened at the time of your appointment, in front of you, to ensure its sterility. We are proud to use only sterile, single-use, disposable supplies and all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used such as gloves, will be freshly used and disposed of for each individual client. All procedures are conducted in accordance with the blood borne pathogens standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). To ensure your safety, your owner/operator, Jasmine is CPR and First Aid Level 1 certified in addition to having Blood Borne Pathogens and Asepsis Certification. Arch&Co is also Island Health approved and insured!
It is important to follow your aftercare instructions to avoid any complications to your procedure and remember that tenderness, puffiness, itching and redness are all normal.
Microblading, ombre, nano and combo brows are semi-permanent procedures and healed results can vary from person to person. Results are based on a number of factors including aftercare, skin type, medication and technique but the results can last 6 months to 5 years. Over time, the pigment will fade and need to be refreshed; most people have touch ups every 6-24 months. Additional touchups may be required after your initial appointment to achieve your desired look and will be at your own cost. At the time of your perfecting session, we can go bolder, darker and thicker and correct any areas you would like.
-anyone under 18 years old
-anyone pregnant or nursing
-anyone who experiences Keloid scarring or scars easily
-anyone who is on antibiotics or who has conditions that affect the ability to heal or fight infections. Antibiotics should be stopped one week prior to your appointment.
-anyone who has been on Accutane in the previous 6 months
-anyone with a current sunburn
-anyone with certain allergies (makeup, metal, medical related,etc)
-anyone with permanent makeup already done (case-by-case basis)
Please read the 'Health Concerns' policy section on those who will require a doctors note.
- Skin irritations in the treatment area (Eczema, Psoriasis, acne, Dermatitis, Rosacea, sunburn)
- Latisse applied on your eyebrows
- Blood thinners
- Oily skin or large pores
- Moles will not be tattooed over
- Scarring may require additional appointments
WAIVER/CONSENT FORM - A waiver and consent form will be filled out at the start of your appointment. Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time to complete this.
NUMB - A numbing cream (5% lidocaine ointment) will be applied to the treatment area for microblading procedures. Numbing takes 20 minutes to make you as comfortable as possible during your appointment. Ombre, nano and combo brows are less invasive and so, we will skip ahead to the consultation step and numbing will be applied after the 1st pass. Numbing cream can be applied at any time during your appointment to ensure you are comfortable.
CONSULTATION- A brow consultation to discuss shape, colour and desired design and to go over any brow examples you have brought with you. 'Before' photos will also be captured at this time.
OMBRE BROWS - You will select how bold you would like your ombre brows to be (light, medium, or dark) and I will shade directly over your brow design. Depending on your chosen ombre level, I will do 3-8 passes of each brow; this usually takes 30-45 minutes.
MICROBLADING/NANO BROWS - Your brows will be filled in one stroke at a time, until each side is full, this usually takes 3 passes of each brow.
COMBO BROWS - Your brows will first be filled in with microblading strokes, until all strokes are complete (usually three passes of each brow). Next, the tail and middle section of your brows will be shaded to create depth. This can take 45mins-1.5 hours
FINISHING TOUCHES - While the pigment on your brows sits for the last few minutes before the big reveal, we will discuss the aftercare and go over any questions you have. Then the moment of truth- the reveal! A cream will be applied to protect your brows until you get home and the 'after' photos will be taken.
The complete appointment can take up to 3 hours.
After your appointment, you can enjoy your brows and continue life as normal, each initial appointment comes with a complete aftercare kit. Please read our 'Important Reminders' below for activities to avoid while healing.
- Avoid heavy waxing /plucking / threading the week of your appointment
- If you normally tint your brows, please have them tinted one week prior to your appointment
- Tame your brows, I do not do any waxing or plucking during your appointment
- If you normally wear brow makeup, please come to your appointment with your brows drawn on
- Do not tan, burn or have any facial treatments for two weeks prior to your appointment
- Avoid hydroxyl acids, lightening creams and retinol for at least 48 hours prior
- No Botox, fillers, laser, or peels two weeks prior to your brow appointment.
- Avoid blood thinners (fish oil, niacin and Vitamin E) for 24 hours prior to your appointment
- Do not consume heavy amounts of alcohol for the day before your appointment
- Avoid aspirin and ibuprofen the day of your procedure
- Have a small meal/snack before your appointment
- Do not work out before your appointment
During your appointment, most, if not all of your forehead makeup will be wiped away and your skin may be irritated after the procedure, please read our 'Important Reminders' below and plan the next two weeks after your appointment accordingly. Failure to follow these pre- care instructions may alter your healed results.
DAY 1-5 - Your eyebrows will be 20-50% darker and bolder due to oxidation and swelling. The area may also be swollen, irritated and feel 'tight' (like a sunburn) for the first few days, but discomfort should be minimal. Sleeping slighting elevated and using cold packs (10 minutes at a time and wrapped in a clean paper towel) can help with any swelling.
DAY 5-8 - Scabbing and peeling will begin around Day 7. Your brows will look patchy and be itchy. Do not pick or pull at the scabs and allow them to fall off on their own.
DAY 5- 45 - After the scabs have fallen off, your brows will soften and lighten as the outer pigment falls away and it may seem like a lot of the pigment/hair strokes have been lost. Your skin is naturally exfoliating and regenerating during this time, your colour will deepen over the next few weeks and it is important to trust the healing process! The true colour and healed results of your brows will not be evident until at least 6 weeks.
DAY 45 - 60 - Its time for your perfecting session! It is normal after your initial appointment to lose some intensity and possibly heal unevenly; this is the reason for the perfecting session. During the follow-up we can go darker, thicker and fix any problem areas.
SUNSCREEN - After 14 days, apply an 50 SPF daily to prevent fading and discoloration of the area. Hats and large brow covering sunglasses can also help with sun protection during healing.
EXFOLIATION - Avoid laser resurfacing, chemical exfoliators, peels and microdermabrasion around your brow area.
SWIMMING - Salt or chlorinated water can cause a lightening effect, you can help prevent this by covering your brows with Vaseline when doing these activities.
ANNUAL TOUCHUPS - Have a touch up every 6-24 months to keep brows looking fresh!
Please read the below aftercare instructions and remember that proper aftercare is important and required to achieve optimal results in the finished product.
Only touch your brows with clean, dry hands.
Once a hour, over the next four hours or until bedtime, wet some of the gauze provided using lukewarm water and gently dab your brows. Using the dry side of the gauze, gently dab your brows dry. Do not leave your brows wet.
At bedtime, gently wash your brows by splashing with your face with lukewarm water and a small amount of the cleanser provided. Rinse. Use a light touch and follow the direction of your hair.
Begin washing your brows morning and night as per Day 1. Never scrub your brows. Ensure your brows are completely dry before completing your aftercare.
Healing cream is provided if your brows feel 'tight' and uncomfortable. Do not apply the cream for 48 hrs. Using a cotton swab, apply a thin, rice grain amount of the healing cream morning and night. Do not over apply the healing cream as this can suffocate your eyebrows and affect healed results. The cream should just add a little shine to your brow.
It may seem like a lot of information, but try to relax and enjoy your new luxurious custom brows!
While healing, follow the below instructions:
AVOID THE FOLLOWING FOR TWO WEEKS..