Client Information & FAQ's
Prior to booking an appointment, we ask that all Brow Esthetics clients read and review the information below in full to ensure they are properly informed about our payment & cancellation policies, consent, & client record forms, faq’s, and more. It is very important that research and verify yourself as a good candidate for permanent makeup before you book. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about anything!
How do I book an appointment?
How do I book an appointment?
You have the ability to go online and easily book an appointment. You will be required to pay a $100 deposit before being able to confirm your appointment time and date chosen. We will book your touch up appointment either before your initial microblading appointment or at the time of your session. The touch up appointment should be 4-8 weeks after your initial appointment. Please do not book an appointment without a consultation if you have ever had permanent makeup before, no matter how long ago it was or how faded it looks to you. We cannot cover more old eyebrow tattoos that we see and we must be able to verify that it can be covered, or if we will need to refer you for color correction or removal.
Services & Pricing
Microblading– $550 – Two sessions included. Hair strokes only.
Add Shading – $50 – Add a wash of color within the microbladed hairstrokes.
Ombre Brows– $550 – Two sessions included. Machine shaded ombre brows.
Add hairstrokes– $50 – Full ombre brow with accented hair strokes for additional detail.
Optional Third Touch Up- $125 – If additional work is needed or requested after you’ve completed your first session & 6 week touch up within 8 weeks of your last touch up.
Consultations – $20 – Discuss permanent makeup options to see if it is right for you. Consult needed for anyone with a previous eyebrow tattoo. Consults available correcting or for tattoo lightening on unwanted eyebrow tattoos.
Cover up of prior permanent makeup: By Consult Only. Please contact us to discuss BEFORE booking. If you have ever had permanent make up on your before, you must let us know prior to booking so we can make sure it can be covered. This is true no matter how light they may look to you, or how long its been since they were done. Failure to do so may result in disappointment and loss of deposit if you arrive to your appointment and it cannot be covered.
Annual Maintenance Touch Ups: Touch ups within 18 months of the last appointment.
Touch Up – $275
Add on services (added strokes or shading) - $50
18 months and beyond – Full Price
Brow Esthetics accepts all major credit cards, debit cards, and cash. No checks or money orders.
All permanent makeup appointments require a non-refundable $100 booking deposit in order to lock in your appointment date. If you decide to cancel your appointment, you will lose your booking deposit. We will hold your appointment time for 72 hours from the time we have emailed you a booking deposit invoice. If your booking deposit is not paid within that time frame, you will lose your booking and you will have to rebook your appointment.
This booking fee goes toward your total investment and holds your spot on our calendar. You may call, email, text to book or you may book your appointment and pay your deposit online through our website. You will receive an email with instructions on paying your deposit by debit or credit card if you do not pay your deposit online at the time of booking. Please review our cancellation policy below before booking your appointment.
Please read this policy before booking any appointments with Brow Esthetics to make sure you fully understand. We strive to remain very booked for all services. While we are so grateful and appreciative for our wonderful clients, timely & efficient service is necessary for us to provide outstanding customer service. If you fail to comply with these policies we are unable to service everyone in a fair and efficient way. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority and these policies exist to give all clients the absolute best experience possible. We are so thankful for your business and welcome any inquiries about this policy.
For all permanent makeup appointments, a 48-hour notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment. We just ask that you please call and let us know (voicemail if necessary), text or email us at least 48 hours before your appointment time to cancel or reschedule. Should you wish to reschedule your appointment, you definitely can! You will have to pay another non-refundable deposit to book another date if you contact us within the 48 hour window before your appointment time.
Should you cancel or reschedule your free 4-8 week touch up appointment within 12 hours, or no call/no show for your appointment, you will be required to pay for your touch up. Touch-up prices are listed in our pricing menu.
If you are over 15 minutes late to any appointment, you will be asked to reschedule, and the same policies above will apply. This is because all clients receive thorough consultations and detailed, precise work. As a result, we will not rush your appointment or others. Therefore, if you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment you will forfeit your deposit and be required to pay for the balance of your appointment before you can re-book.
There will be no exceptions to this policy. By booking your appointment with Brow Esthetics, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the Cancellation Policy.
Who is a good candidate?
Anyone who is over the age of 18 and has the ability to heal properly from minor wounds & wants beautiful eyebrows can enjoy the amazing benefits from permanent cosmetics. That can include anyone who is busy and doesn’t have time to apply brow makeup, active people who don’t want to worry about sweating off their makeup while working our or swimming, or any person who struggles with getting that perfect shape that people like celebrities and you tube makeup artists seem to have. Other clients include those suffering from scarring, trichotillomania, alopecia, cancer, or other diseases or disorders that have led to hair loss. Brow Esthetics will help you have the eyebrows you want!
Who is a NOT good candidate?
Allergy to Nickel
Taking blood thinners
Skin irritation near the area such as sunburn or psoriasis
Taking sun-sensitizing medications (ex. Retinol/Retin-a/Vitamin A) These will need to be stopped at least 2 weeks before your appointment.
Botox within the last 2 weeks
Accutane within the last year
History of keloid scarring
People suffering from severe acne
Chemotherapy patients will need to check with their physician and provide a doctor’s note
People with conditions that cause them to bleed very easily (this could impact results)
People with prior permanent makeup may not be good candidates for Microblading – determined by consultation.
Are you certified & licensed to operate?
Are you certified & licensed to operate?
Yes! Brow Esthetics is a licensed tattoo studio and all working artists are certified permanent makeup artists. The salon and staff are all insured. All artists have completed hands on apprenticeships and received certifications from a Hamilton County Health Department approved and licensed permanent makeup artist. All artists have received extensive training and certifications on Blood Borne Pathogens as deemed necessary for tattoo artist by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Its crucial that you choose not only a certified Microblading artist, but also a licensed one to ensure your health is protected!
Brow Envy Ohio - Microblading Fundamentals Training
Brow Envy Ohio - Advanced Training / Beginners Shading
Girlz Ink - LiFT Saline Tattoo Lightening/Removal
Girlz Ink - Tattooing Living Color - Color Theory
Daria Chuprys Academy - Machine Shading Ombre Technique - Private Training
Blood Bourne Pathogens Certified
First Aid Certified
Facility is Licensed by City of Cincinnati Health Department
How is microblading or ombre different than a traditional eyebrow tattoo?
Traditional tattoos implant ink or pigment deep within the dermis. The techniques used at Brow Esthetics implant pigment within the epidermis (top first & second layers of the skin.) This is still considered a tattoo! However, because the depth the ink is implanted is more superficial than that of a traditional tattoo, the skin has a high likelihood of fading the ink over time. This allows for us to freshen and maintain the ink in the brows long term, instead of being stuck with a deep and stubborn brow tattoo that doesn't age well (often shifting from its original color!) We offer natural looking eyebrows that will suit your skin type. Careful selection of pigment is chosen to give depth and shape so that the natural brow hairs and permanent makeup blend seamlessly.
Does it hurt?
Every client is different and pain tolerance varies by client. Most clients describe the pain level as minimal and find tweezing and threading more uncomfortable. At Brow Esthetics, we use the best topical lidocaine cream available to minimize discomfort. That being said, this is a still a tattoo. You will feel some discomfort. Based on experience, we would describe the feeling a slight burning, astringent like sensation. Very tolerable and worth it!
How long does it take?
The process takes approximately 2 - 2.5 hours from the moment you walk in the door to completion of your session. The first hour is spent having a thorough one on one consultation where we discuss your preferences and your goals with microblading, and we carefully design your new brows together. We then numb the area, and spend the remaining time creating your beautiful new brows. Occasionally, some clients will have some slight redness and swelling around the area which is very normal and will subside within a couple of hours. Most clients go on about their normal day when they leave their appointment.
What is the healing process?
Some swelling and tenderness after the procedure is normal and may last a day or so, depending on the client. Your new brows will appear DARKER, WIDER, AND SHARPER than the way they will heal. This is especially true for days 2-5. This is harder for some clients than others. Clients who rarely wear makeup may find that they don't like how their brows look on these days because they are too intense. That's normal! The pigment is sitting on top of the skin and has not yet settled into your face. As your skin heals over the tattoo, your brows with lighten and soften. This process takes about 7 days or so on average. It’s important to follow all after care instructions and to attend the required follow up appointment to make the finishing touches to your new brows! Your healing is only about 50% in our control. Once you leave it's up to you to be diligent about following the instructions you're given to get the best result! And no matter how great they look, it's important to come for your touch up appointment to get the final result.
How long will my new brows last?
This will vary by client. If aftercare instructions are followed diligently, your new brows will last approximately 18 months before they're mostly faded. For some people, their brows will last even longer. Certain factors such as sun exposure, getting chemical peels, oily skin type, etc. will affect whether your brows will last on the higher or lower end of the expected 6-18 months. Also, some clients prefer a fresh, bright look. Most clients opt to come in for a maintenance touch up every 12 months instead of waiting for their brows to completely fade.
Will it look natural?
Absolutely! The first portion of every session is dedicated to a thorough consultation, brow mapping, color swatching, and a complete brow draw up. We work together (& communicate A LOT) to collaborate on creating the brows you’re dreaming of that will fit and frame your face perfectly. Our expertise, artistry and talent mixed with your personal preferences & style for a brow that fits perfectly on your face and with your bone structure.
Are there some clients that do not retain pigment?
It is possible. Some people have highly effective immune systems that reject the pigment or highly effective skin that heals the pigment away. It is important that all clients understand this as a possibility. After observing your skin, we will recommend a technique that will best fit your skin type and anatomy. However, there is no way for us to know if this will take place prior to the work being done. Occasionally, a third appointment to further touch the brows up may be recommended if the client is retaining little pigment after the first touch up. Anything beyond that would likely be too much for the skin and the client would likely not be a candidate for further permanent makeup.
Should I wear make up to my appointment?
Ideally yes. We would like to see how you look normally to help design your brows. It's helpful to see how you wear your makeup and hair, and what style of dress you choose. Also, we like to see how you do your brows and what color you use, if you're used to filling them in on a regular basis.