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Client FAQs


What are ombré brows?

Ombre powder brow is a permanent makeup technique that gives you very soft and natural results. It’s done using a small tattoo pen and sterilized needles to create light misty fronts that transition into darker tails. They are smudge proof, sweat proof, and waterproof and last a lifetime with an annual touchup. A touchup session is required 4 weeks after the initial procedure to perfect the brows. This technique differs from microblading by depositing tiny dots in your skin rather than cutting into the skin with a blade to deposit hair strokes which is more invasive and can cause scarring.


Who is not eligible for the procedure? 


Individuals who are:

  • Actively sick with cold or flu or covid like symptoms

  • Under 18 years of age

  • Pregnant

  • Nursing

  • Diabetic

  • Hemophiliac or have any bleeding disorders

  • Taking Antibiotics

  • Taking Blood thinning medications

  • Taking Medications that compromise the immune system

  • Taking Skin related medications such as Steroids

  • Taking Acne/Skin related medications that thin the skin/makes it sensitive such as but not limited to Accutane (Must wait a year after last dose.)


Individuals who have:

  • Glaucoma

  • Diabetes

  • Epilepsy

  • A heart condition or a pacemaker

  • Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure

  • Skin Diseases on the brow area (psoriasis, eczema etc)

  • Undiagnosed blisters, rashes, or abnormalities in the brow area

  • Keloid Disorder

  • Healing Disorders

  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation irregularities

  • HIV/Hepatitis or any other transmittable blood disease

  • Cancer or undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy

  • Botox/Fillers in the brow area must wait 4 weeks after last treatment for cosmetic tattooing

What can I do to prepare for the appointment?

Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and pain killers 24 hour prior to the appointment. These substances thin out the blood and heighten sensitivity which causes scarring and makes the procedure more painful.


Do I need to groom my brows before the appointment?

It is not necessary! Any hairs outside of the outline are removed after the shape has been established.


Should I come in with or without makeup?

Either or is fine. If there is a specific shape and color that you would like the artist to see, then come in with the desired brow shape. If not, come in without makeup because the brow area will be wiped and cleaned before the procedure.


What will my brows look like?

Results will vary! Factors that contribute to varying results include skin type, brow bone, pores, amount of brow hair or lack thereof, and thickness of the brow hair. 


What should I expect the day of the appointment?
  1. You will arrive and begin to sign Consent/Medical forms.

  2. We will do a consultation and we will review your signed forms.

  3. Before pictures will be taken.

  4. Your artist will design a brow shape based on facial structure and brow hair/brow shape. 

  5. You and your artist will approve of the final design before your artist begins to tattoo. Your artist reserves the right to decline if the shape is not aesthetically pleasing to your facial structure, and/or brow shape. 

  6. The procedure will begin. Once your artist outlines, numbing will be applied.

  7. Once the procedure is completed, your artist will take after pictures.

  8. Your artist will apply aftercare, provide a post care kit and instructions on how to take care of your new brows!



Does it Hurt?

There may be slight discomfort during the first few minutes because we outline without numbing but the level of discomfort is very minimal to mild. We use a topical anesthetic therefore discomfort is minimized.


Do I need a touch up?

Yes! Every new set of brows requires two sessions to achieve the desired results. After only one session, patchiness can be expected.


How long should I wait to get a touch up?

At least 4 weeks after the initial procedure, but no later than 6 weeks after.


Do I still have to get my eyebrows done once they heal?

Yes. If you grow brow hair outside of your new brow shape, you will need to go in only for maintenance only using your choice of wax, threading, or tweezing. No shaping needed! 


After the first touch up, how often should I come in?

An annual touch-up is recommended.


Is it really a 5 hour procedure?

It’s possible that we can hit the five hour mark, or go under/over. Please keep in mind that this is a permanent tattoo on your face and your artist would like to ensure that you leave with gorgeous brows! Please refrain from scheduling a tight schedule on your appointment day.


Can I get a touch-up if another artist did my brows?

At this time, The Brow Barbie does not offer this service.


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