What is microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup tattoo whereby the eyebrows are reshaped and filled using a manual tool that creates fine 3-dimensional hairstrokes that mimic the natural hair shape and colour. At Haus of Lash, we match the colour to the exact shade that is complimentary to your skin tone, and only use pigments that are hypoallergenic, and non-toxic. The results last up to 12-18 months and create a beautiful natural-looking brow.
What's the process?
We'll start with a free microblading consulation at our Collingwood studio location and discuss the microblading procedure in more detail, review some before and after photos of our work, go over relevant health information and answer your questions about the procedure. During the consultation we also draw on the brows so that you may get an idea of the final microblading result. If you decide to book your microblading procedure, and are a candidate for microblading, we'll schedule the appointment and go over pre and post care following microblading. On the day of your appointment, we will prepare the skin, draw on the brow and after you approve the shape, we'll begin the procedure by first numbing the skin. Following the procedure, we will book your 5-week follow-up appointment for the microblading touch-up.
How long will the results of microblading last?
On average, results last for 12-18 months. Retention will vary depending on your skin, how it regenerates, your lifestyle and skincare regimen. During your appointment we will discuss aftercare and how to maximize length of results.
Is it painful?
We carefully numb the skin prior to the microblading procedure. You may experience some minimal discomfort depending on your sensitivity.
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my lash appointment?
Yes! Please try your best to come without any eye makeup on. Do not curl your lashes as it may affect the glue's longevity and positioning of the lashes. We also encourage you to bring a photograph of a lash set you like to your first appointment.
What can I expect when getting a full set of lash extensions?
We apply individual one-to-one lash extensions, and 2D, 3D fans depending on the look you’d like. During the initial consultation we will talk about your eye shape, look at photos of lash options and select the appropriate length and curl for your eyes. We’ll begin and you can relax, listen to music or take a nap during the appointment. Following the lash application we’ll go over aftercare protocol and recommend a specialized lash extension cleanser.
How long will lash extensions last?
On average, your eyelash extensions will look amazing for about 2-3 weeks before requiring a touch up. If you choose to not touch up at this time, they will continue to shed and completely fall off in 5-6 weeks. Some clients experience a much better retention rate than others depending on how fast your lashes shed and the way you care for your eyelash extensions. The average person, whether they have lash extensions or not, sheds about 30% of their natural lashes in a 2-3 week period. So when your natural lash falls, it takes the extension with it. Your lash extensions will also loosen over time as the adhesive breaks down. This is usually from oils on the face or from rubbing and touching the lashes. Client's typically come in at 2 -3 week intervals. Anything beyond 3.5 weeks is a full set appointment.
Can lash extensions cause damage to my natural lashes?
Over-clumping and excessive glue use by poorly trained lash stylists will result in damaged and painful lashes, but when applied properly by a trained professional - never! This is why we pride ourselves on a clean and precise application – you should never be able to feel the extension, or any tugging or pulling, this means there has been an improper application and can cause damage over time. Wearing extensions that are too large for your lashes can also cause stress on your follicles. We suggest a design that can maintain the health of your natural lash.
Who should not wear eyelash extensions?
Eyelash Extensions may not be suitable for people who:
Have pre-existing eye conditions such as blepharitis and ocular rosacea
Want a very heavy mascara look but do not have the natural lashes to support it
Are in chlorinated water many times a week
Will not be able follow aftercare instructions, including washing daily, or have a makeup and skincare routine that involves heavy use of oil-based products
Have recently had eye or eyelid surgery within the past six weeks
Have had any type of invasive treatment around the eye or face area
Have allergies to or have had a reaction to acrylate products