Here are the answers to some of the common questions. Remember, you can book a free consultation with us. We’ll talk through everything you need to know.
What happens when I come in for the treatment?
We’ll warmly welcome you in to Haus of Brows first of all and get you to fill in a pre treatment consultation form.
Topical anaesthetic is used for all our cosmetic tattooing procedures.
I talk with you in detail about custom designing YOUR perfect enhancement.
I pre draw all my work so we can clearly visualise your enhancement and we can edit it and make any tweaks necessary before starting.
I then choose a colour based on your preference, skin tone and colouring.
I make sure you’re 100% happy with the colour and shape before we start.
You’ll need to allow 2.5 hours for the first treatment. Come dressed in comfy clothes, with your favourite audio book or just ready to have some undistracted time to yourself.
What is the difference between Microblading/Feathering/Nano brows?
Microblading uses a handheld tool to create semi-permanent hair-like strokes in the browline. It’s similar to tattooing. The very fine blades, about the width of a hair strand, scratch the skin. Pigment is then placed in the skin to give the illusion of a fuller brow.
Feathering creates a very similar look to Microblading, creating a hair stroke pattern within a perfected structure of the brow, but it does this using a machine (as posed to a manual ‘micro blade’. The machine is more suitable to use on an oiler skin type, an overly fragile skin or on people that want the most realistic looking brow.
Nano brows are another name to describe the feathered brow look. Other names you may hear describe this style of tattoo is 3D brows, brow embroidery, micro stroking.
What’s the difference between powder brows, ombre, and microblading?
Microblading uses a handheld tool to create realistic looking hair strokes. It’s best suited for a drier skin type. The crisp strokes can become blurred on oily skin.
Powdered brows are machine-drawn to create a more filled-in look.
Ombre also uses a machine to fill in the brow. Ombre produces a faded look at the beginning of the brow.
Machine work push the pigment deeper into the skin and will not fade as subtly as hand-drawn brows.
How permanent is semi-permanent?
The results will last anywhere between 1 – 3 years before you’ll need a retouch. The length of time will vary depending on factors such as your lifestyle, health and skin type.
Is one treatment enough?
Cosmetic tattooing is layering process and requires at least two treatments for the best results.
The second session is what we call the perfecting session. We reinforce, modify or intensify the pigment.
My approach to permanent makeup is always a cautious one, where I leave room to go darker/bolder if needed. Its never a problem to do more, but quite problematic in reverse.
Can I pick and choose what style of tattoo I get?
Yes and no.
We pride ourselves on being cosmetic tattoo experts and artists. While we’ll listen to your preferences and style, we’re trained in knowing what will flatter your facial features.
We want you to be wearing cosmetic tattoos that don’t look out of place day to day. We specialise in techniques that work with you. The results are understated enhancements, not an obvious tattoo.
What should I do before coming in for my appointment?
There’s nothing you need to do to prepare your brows.
We ask that you:
- Don’t have Botox for the three weeks before your appointment.
- Don’t take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief. This will thin the blood and can make you more prone to bleeding around the site.
- Don’t shave your brows.
- Don’t exercise right before coming in for your appointment.
- Avoid coffee and alcohol prior to coming in.
- take antiviral medication if prone to coldsores prior to a lip tattoo appointment
- hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Why should I choose Haus of Brows?
At Haus of Brows, our philosophy is to do one thing and do it well.
We aren’t about what’s fashionable now. We’re about enhancing your features and showing off your most confident self. We’re experienced professionals, using only the best products and tools. We pride ourselves on client care, and will make sure you’re 100% comfortable and happy with your investment.
Come for a free, no obligation, consultation. We love talking brows, and can advise the best treatment for you.