frequently asked questions.
+ What is Powdered Ombre?
Different from microblading where hairstroke-like incisions are made into the eyebrows, Powdered Ombre uses a 0.3mm single needle to insert pigment into the eyebrows.
This technique aims for an 'ombre' look where the dark tail fades into a light gradient towards the front of the brow. Once healed, a soft, natural and powdery look is achieved.
+ Is this the same as body tattooing?
This technique is not the same as body tattooing.
Body tattooing inserts pigments beneath the skin (the epidermis) whereas semi-permanent makeup, or micropigmentation, inserts pigments to the superficial layer of the epidermis.
This causes semi-permanent makeup to fade over time (hence semi-permanent), where an annual colour boost is recommended to maintain longevity.
+ Does it hurt?
This procedure may be slightly uncomfortable, however numbing is used throughout the procedure to ensure maximum comfort!
Most of the times, clients fall asleep during the procedure!
+ How long does it last?
Powdered Ombre eyebrows may last from between 1 to 3 years.
A few factors that may fade eyebrows are glycolic peels, facials, sun exposures, iron deficiency and light pigment color used ( lighter colors fade sooner ).
+ Do I have to shave or clean my brows?
Nope! You can arrive just as is. However, your eyebrows will be sightly groomed during the procedure.
+ How long is this process?
This entire session may take up to 4 hours. See the Steps of The Powdered Ombre Process here!
+ What products do you use and what are the ingredients?
The list of products and ingredients used are:
- Numbing ingredients are Lidocaine and Tetracaine
- Pigments are iron-oxide based (naturally absorbed by the body), 100% Vegan (Kosher glycerin) and cruelty-free (not tested on animals!)
- No latex
- Witch hazel, Green soap, Vitamin-based ointment
- Products do NOT contain : Methyldibromo and Methyllsothiasoline (preservatives), PPD (common in hair dye), Benzalkonium Chloride (preservative), Para-Phenylenediamine, Disperse Blue 106 (C.I.111935, CAS 12223-01-07), Gold.
+ What if I have microblading from a previous artist?
A correction or cover up is dependent on the age and color of the previous tattoo. Extra charges apply for corrections, cover ups or removals.
Please email a photo of your eyebrows to firstname.lastname@example.org for consultation.
+ Am I an ideal candidate for this procedure?
This procedure is not recommended for those who are:
- pregnant or breastfeeding
- diabetic (must have doctor's permission)
- on accutane within 12 months
If there are any medical restrictions, please contact email@example.com.
+ Where are you located?
The home-based studio is located in west Toronto, near University of Guelph Humber or Humber College North Campus.
The main intersection is highway 27 and Finch Ave W. The address will be confirmed with a scheduled appointment.
+ How can I book an appointment?
Under the Book Now page, you can select which available date works best for you.
A non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking, however this will be taken off the total cost of your session.