What is the difference between Henna Brows, Brow Tint, Microblading, Powder & Combo Brows?
All are great options for beautiful brows, but what is the right service for you? A few things to consider are budget and maintenance. How much money can you spend and how much time can you devote to the application, care and maintenance.
Below I address these questions based off what is frequently asked of me, but if I fail to address any of yours please feel free to reach out. Also please feel free to ask me other questions about anything! Chances are someone else wants to know and I can address it in another blog post as well.
^ Henna Brows ^
Are considered a temporary tattoo and requires a Cos, Esthetics or Tattoo License in NYS. Henna colors the hair and the skin. Lasts about 10 days on the skin and 6 weeks on the hair. The appointment takes approximately 40 minutes and runs around $70.
^Brow Tint ^
Is considered brow color or brow dye and requires a Cos or Esthetics License in NYS. Tint Colors the hair not the skin and is more transparent than Henna. It lasts about 4 weeks on the hair. The appointment runs about 20 minutes and is around $40.
^ Microblading ^
Is Considered Permanent Makeup aka PMU and requires a tattoo license in NYS. - It is inserting pmu pigments with a micro blade mimicking hair strokes and giving the illusion that the brows are fuller with hair. It can be applied on skin that has little or no brows and can also fill in bald patches. The initial appointment runs about 3 hours and is around $500-600 and an 8-10 week touch up for $100-200.
^ Powder Brows ^
Are Considered Permanent Makeup aka PMU and requires a tattoo license in NYS. Powder Brows are created with a PMU machine Pen using a needle cartridge and fill in brows similar to that of a full makeup look. The initial appointment runs about 3 hours and is around $600-700 and an 8-10 week touch up for $100-200.
Is Considered Permanent Makeup aka PMU and requires a tattoo license in NYS. Combo Brows are a combination of Microblading and Powder Brows. The initial appointment runs about 3 hours and is around $650-750 and an 8-10 week touch up for $150-250.
All Permanent Makeup Services require an initial appointment and a follow up appointment of 8-10 weeks.
SKIN SENSITIVITY / PATCH TEST:
A patch test must be carried out at least 24-48 hours prior to treatment date. The result from the test will be either positive or negative. A positive result will be recognized by irritation, swelling or inflammation of the skin. If this occurs, you must not proceed with the treatment. A negative result produces no skin reaction and you can proceed with the treatment.
You can book your lash appointment with Genn HERE IN OUR ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM ---> backstage.glossgenius.com
*** Please note all price estimates are based on our Studio and Location in Upstate, NY. Prices will always vary based on the experience of the artist and their location. Rates will always increase over time due to experience and inflation and will increase as time goes on after this post was written. Information on these services is subject to change should the laws governing them change. **
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