FAQs

What is Microblading?

Microblading is the artistic technique of creating individual hair strokes with a handheld tool called a microblade. Unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, microblading artists hand draw each hair to match the color and coarseness of your eyebrows. The result? Gorgeous, natural looking hair strokes that resemble real hair. Best for dry to combo/normal skin.

What is the difference between Microblading and Shading (aka Microshading, Ombré, Powder brows, Combo brows) ?

Shading uses our patented The Brow Guru™️ motorized device, with one or three needles to add a soft, airbrushed and makeup look to your brows that resembles soft makeup once healed.
This is great for oily skin, large pores, tattoo coverups, color corrections, or people who want more of a makeup look.

Which technique looks more natural? Microblading or Shading? Microblading is great for a more soft, and natural look. It resembles “hair” strokes, not makeup so it is the most natural of the two. Once your brows heal you can apply makeup if you like for a special occasion for a more done up look. Oily skin, old tattoos or cover ups and very thin brows may need to do shading or combo brows instead based on their current brow situation. Your artist will suggest what is best for you. Shading or combo brows look more like “makeup” but still is a very soft, airbrushed look. 

 

How long does PMU last?

Microbladed eyebrows last 1 to 2 years after the initial 6-12 week “perfecting session”, before it usually needs a touch up, depending on skin type and lifestyle.
For micro shading, it lasts 2 to 5 years, after the initial perfecting session in 3-6 months.

Does it hurt?

Most clients report little or no pain! We use a topical anesthetic before the procedure to numb the affected area, and apply more during the procedure as well.

What is the price?

$400-$700 based on the artist, and retouches start at 175$. That does not include color corrections, that start at an extra 50$. If you have old tattoo, microblading or shading and color corrections is needed a picture is required in order to evaluate your brows and see if they can be worked on info@primeboudoir.com

I have a current tattoo/old microblading. What do I book my appointment as?

If you had work done somewhere else, please send a clear picture with no makeup on in clear light to info@primeboudoir.com.
If you are a new client to us, we do charge you as a new client -not retouch pricing. We do need to see your brows first though to assess and determine if we can go over your strokes, color correct or if we need to refer you to a laser removal specialist.

 

How long is the total appointment?

It usually takes a total of 2 hours, with most of the time spent going over consult forms, colors, drawing eyebrow shapes and after care. The actual microblading portion lasts 30-45 minutes. With Shading appointments usually are 3 hours with actual shading taking 45-90 minutes, max. Don’t worry we are constantly numbing you during the service. You may be swollen after so plan accordingly. 

How do I make an appointment?

Book directly on our website or call/text us at 818-478-0968 Please note: some of our artists book out many months in advance, so don't delay!

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Before your appointment, we highly encourage our clients to check out our Instagram and "shop" for eyebrows on our feed.
Eyebrows comes in many shapes and styles, from feathered to bold, arched to straight.
Our microblading artists will always map you and work with you to customize your best brows with our 4 step Brow Quad Ratio technique the Prime Boudoir way!
In the week before your appointment, we recommend avoiding blood thinners, Botox, aspirin, alcohol, fish oil or using retinol creams.
The night before please no heavy drinking, and do not remove your brow hair, we will do it for you.
The day of, please do not consume caffeine or green tea, Advil or Tylenol or be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.
If you have an illness, disorder or condition you have questions about, Please consult with your doctor first and foremost, then contact us directly at info@primeboudoir.com for the best advice.

How long does it take to heal?

You'll be able to fully enjoy your new brows in 3-4 weeks! The first night only, we ask that you wash your brows with an antibacterial soap that is chemical free and for sensitive skin, such as Dial, Cetaphil or baby shampoo. 
In the first 14 days, you'll need to avoid getting them wet, direct sunlight, working out or wearing brow makeup. Read more on Aftercare here.
Once brows peel, they will appear 20-30% lighter and will return in 2-4 weeks.
Trust the process!
It takes about 30 days to completely heal, in which time you may experience mild scabbing, and lightening of the strokes underneath the scab. 
You may be swollen for 4-24 hours after treatment. Please be patient as your brows are healing and will go through many changes during the healing period. 

When should I get a touch up? How much is it?

We ask that you book your touch up as soon as your service is over to ensure that you will be seen in time. See pricing here.
You should book the first “perfecting” session between 6-12 weeks of your appointment for microblading and 3-6 months for shading. After that, your retouches are typically annually depending on skin type and lifestyle.

Can I get microblading while pregnant or breastfeeding ?

No, we do not recommend microblading while pregnant at all. If you are breastfeeding, please “pump and dump” for 24 hours after your procedure and make sure you have saved enough milk for your baby before hand.

Who is ineligible for microblading?

Everyone is a candidate for either microblading or shading. The only factor that would seriously deter us would be health factors, or current tattoo that may be too dark to cover and needs tattoo removals. Microblading is not recommended for those with oily skin or large pores. If that's you, you may want a shading or combination shading instead of microblading. We also do not provide microblading for people that are: under 18 years old, pregnant, if you have glaucoma, skin diseases such as Shingles, active acne, psoriasis or eczema on the area of treatment, Keloid disorder, HIV/Hepatitis or any other communicable diseases, skin cancer, hemophilia, Covid-19, sick in general, or if you're taking skin medications like blood thinners, accutaine and steroids. Please ask your doctor first before consulting or booking your appointment.

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Can I get permanent makeup if I have Botox, Or Juvederm injections/fillers?

We recommend getting permanent makeup done first. Must be done atleast 2 weeks before, but can be done as soon as the day after your microblading/shading procedure with us.

Can microblading hide or cover up a eyebrow tattoo?

Often we cannot. But if the previous tattoo or permanent makeup has faded considerably, sometimes we can. We will have to use a combo or shading technique. Please send us pictures to info@primeboudoir.com first or text them to 818-478-0968. You can also always book a consultation or you can book a henna/stain brow shaping to see what it would resemble and what we can do ! We are here to help you .

Can microblading hide/cover my scars? Can you go over my mole?

It’s great for covering most scars! But we recommend sending us a photo of your eyebrows without makeup so one of our artists can review and let you know whether you’re a candidate for Microblading or shading. info@primeboudoir.com As far as moles, do to the nature of moles and chances of skin cancer with colorless moles we do not go through any moles. Please get them removed first and then we can definitely go over the scar instead.

Does microblading work on all skin tones and skin types?

Yes! Microblading works on all skin tones and colors. Check out our Instagram feed. If you have oily skin, large pores, No hair at all, or old tattoo/microblading we do not recommend microblading, but we do recommend shading or combo brows instead. Send pics to info@primeboudoir.com

How can I learn how to become a microblading or shading artist?

We offer training courses taught by leslie mendoza renowned artist and instructor.The course was created by founder Leslie Mendoza, owner of Prime Boudoir Salons, and Cosmo PMU Academy in Pasadena with over 300 talented alumni and 10k procedures under her belt.