FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Permanent Cosmetics

-WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

Microblading is a natural

looking semi-permanent

hair stroke tattoo. 

Microblading is all done

manually with a hand tool

by creating a hair

like scratch in the skin &

depositing pigment.

Results lasting anywhere

up to 1 -2 years or longer.

-HOW MANY TIMES DO I COME BACK?

 All permanent cosmetics are a 2 step process. The first is your initial appointment, which will take 1-3 hours, this includes numbing, mapping out your brows or lips to your face shape & liking and the initial tattooing. After 4-8 weeks, you will return for a touch up appointment. This appointment is essential to finishing your permanent cosmetics & where we can make any desired alterations with color or shape. Because it is essential, we have included your first touchup in the initial price. *If you decide you would like any more adjustments after your initial appointment and first touchup, you can always book another "additional touchup" for a separate fee of $50. For microblading, because it is considered semi-permanent, you will book another touch up 1 year to 18 months after your initial session, this is the "yearly touch up" and is a separate fee.

-HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Permanent cosmetics will last up to 5+ years. Because microblading isn't implemented as deep into the skin, it is semi-permanent and does not last as long as a regular tattoo would. Every person is different and our skin reacts differently. Depending on your lifestyle (sun exposure, skin treatments, etc.) your microbladed brows can last anywhere from 1-2 years. Also, depending on how closely you follow the aftercare instructions, that can affect the length of time your permanent cosmetics can last. It is best to stay on top of your permanent cosmetics by getting a "yearly touch up" to keep the shape and color fresh and looking its best.

-DOES IT HURT?

Everyone's pain tolerance is different, however, all permanent cosmetics will begin with a topical numbing cream. After the first pass, I will apply a numbing gel that can go deeper into the skin. If you are feeling uncomfortable at anytime, I can always apply more numbing gel. Client comfort is key!

-THINGS TO BE AWARE OF

 Must be 18 years of age or older on the day of your appointment.

You cannot donate blood for 6 months- 1 year after your service.

Sun exposure, laser, hair removal, chemical peels are all factors that can cause your brows, tattoo or permanent cosmetics to fade more quickly so be sure to list that when filling out consultation forms.

If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy, we will not be able to perform the service. Come see us before or after a round of chemo and we will happily take care of you. All cancer survivors get permanent cosmetics free of cost!

Elleebana Lash Lift

-WHAT IS A LASH LIFT?

A lash lift will lift your natural

lashes from the base making

them appear longer and curled.

Elleebana Lash Lifting uses

silicone rolls or pads instead of

traditional rollers to give more

of a lifting effect from the base

of the eyelash.

-HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Your lash lift will last up tp 6-8 weeks, even up to 12 weeks. This is determined by your natural lash growth cycle.

-IS THERE ANY MAINTENANCE OR RESTRICTIONS?

For the first 24 hours, please don't rub lashes, allow them to get wet, or apply mascara (besides Elleevate mascara). You don't have to do anything special with your lashes in between lifts. 

-CAN I STILL WEAR MASCARA & USE A LASH GROWTH SERUM?

Of course! You'll just achieve a more dramatic effect when mascara is applied to your curled lashes. Head over to the "SHOP" tab & purchase the New ELLEEVATE mascara, it is a daily mascara & growth serum all in one & is formulated with the lash lift!

-WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIFT & A PERM?

Some of the lash perms of years past use tiny little rods that produce a way too inverted curl. Others, use a type of lash curler/clamp which can be uncomfortable and difficult to work with. The Elleebana method uses a silicone pad that lifts the lashes from the root resulting in a beautiful, naturally lifted curl.

-IS THIS DAMAGING  TO MY LASHES?

No. The lifting solutions contain lanolin which is a conditioning ingredient & promotes natural lash growth.

-IS IT SAFE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?

Yes. Although hormonal changes might have a slight affect on your natural lash growth, it is totally safe.