FEATHER BROWS

CLAUDIA LOUIS-MARIE | MAKEUP ARTIST 


FAQ

HERE YOU WILL FIND ANSWERS TO THE MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON FEATHER BROWS.

DOES IT HURT? -

THE MOST COMMON QUESTION ASKED! CLAUDIA’S ANSWER IS NO, IT DOESN’T! THE PAIN LEVEL IS CONSIDERED MILD TO NONEXISTENT. CLAUDIA PRE NUMBS THE AREA WITH A TRIPLE ACTION NUMBING CREAM TO ENSURE THE TREATMENT IS PAIN FREE. DURING THE PROCEDURE YOUR PAIN RELIEF CAN BE TOPPED UP IF NEEDED, WITH A FAST ACTING NUMBING GEL. YOU MAY EXPERIENCE MINOR DISCOMFORT, MAINLY DUE TO THE SOFT SCRAPING SOUND OF THE BLADE IN WORK. BE MINDFUL THAT EVERYONE EXPERIENCES PAIN DIFFERENTLY AND EACH CLIENT IS MANAGED ACCORDINGLY TO KEEP YOU AS PAIN FREE AS POSSIBLE WITH YOUR COMFORT ALWAYS PRIORITISED.

HOW LONG WILL THE PROCEDURE TAKE? -

CLAUDIA RECOMMENDS ALLOWING 2-3 HOURS FOR A FEATHER BROW SESSION.



DO YOU USE A SCALPEL OR A CRAFT BLADE FOR FEATHER STROKE BROWS? -

NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT! A PROFESSIONAL BROW BLADE IS USED WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A SMALL TOOL WITH ROW OF TINY LITTLE NEEDLES USED TO CREATE THE FINE LOOK OF HAIR STROKES.


ARE DISPOSABLE TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED? -

YES, EVERY SINGLE TIME. CLAUDIA USES FULLY DISPOSABLE TOOLS, AT THE END OF EACH TREATMENT EVERYTHING USED DURING YOUR SESSION WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TWEEZERS AND PENCILS IS DISPOSED OF INTO A BIOHAZARDS BIN.

CAN I GET AWAY WITH JUST ONE SESSION? -

NO. TWO SESSIONS ARE ESSENTIAL TO CREATE YOUR FEATHER BROWS. THE SECOND SESSION IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS, AS IT INVOLVES BLENDING ANOTHER LAYER OF HAIR STROKES THROUGH THE BROW, ADDING SHAPE AND CREATING DEFINITION. BY THE TIME YOU ARE READY TO COME BACK FOR YOUR SECOND SESSION IT IS HIGHLY LIKELY YOUR FIRST ROUND WILL LOOK FADED IN AREAS AND MIGHT BE PATCHY. CLAUDIA WILL FINISH THE BROWS BY ADDING ANY FINAL TOUCHES AND CREATING DEPTH OF COLOUR IN SOME PARTS OF THE BROW WHERE IT HAS BEEN LOST DURING THE NATURAL HEALING PROCESS OF THE FIRST SESSION.

HOW IS MY COLOUR CHOSEN FOR MY FEATHER BROWS? -

CLAUDIA HAS A FULL COLOUR RANGE AND WILL CUSTOM BLEND A PERFECT SHADE FOR YOU. TOGETHER YOU WILL CHOOSE YOUR SHADE WITH CLAUDIA. CLAUDIA WILL RECOMMEND YOU COLOURS CLOSE TO YOUR NATURAL BROW HAIR FOR THE PERFECT BLEND. YOU WON’T BE ALLOWED TO CHOOSE THE COLOUR BY LOOKING AT THE BOTTLES OF PIGMENT HOWEVER, AS SKIN SCIENCE PLAYS A BIG PART IN THE SELECTION OF YOUR BROW SHADE. THIS IS WHERE CLAUDIA’S EXPERTISE COMES IN. USING THE UNDERTONES OF YOUR SKIN, YOUR SKIN TYPE & YOUR HAIR COLOUR CLAUDIA WILL CHOOSE HELP YOU CHOOSE A SHADE BEST SUITED TO YOU, THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE BEST AND LONGEST LASTING RESULT. DON'T WORRY IF YOUR COLOUR FEELS TOO DARK OR TOO LIGHT TO BEGIN WITH, IT TAKES 30 DAYS FOR THE FINAL COLOUR TO SHOW & ITS ALL PART OF THE PROCESS. YOU CAN EXPECT TO LOOSE ANYWHERE UP TO 80% OF THE COLOUR DURING THE HEALING PROCESS. THE FINAL TONE IS EVIDENT AT AROUND 36 DAYS AFTER YOUR TREATMENT. IF YOU TINT YOUR BROWS TO MAKE THEM DARKER, THEN YOU WILL NEED TO CONTINUE TO TINT THEM EVEN AFTER HAVING THE PROCEDURE AS THE PIGMENT DOES NOT COLOUR YOUR BROW HAIR, ONLY THE FEATHER STROKES. WAITING THREE WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE BEFORE TINTING YOUR BROWS AGAIN IS RECOMMENDED.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEATHER BROWS AND MICROBLADING? -

NO DIFFERENCE, THEY ARE THE SAME THING. THE PROCEDURE IS KNOWN BY MANY DIFFERENT NAMES AROUND THE WORLD, BUT IN SHORT THEY ARE A VARIATION OF THE SAME PROCEDURE - USING A MANUAL BLADE TO CREATE FINE, HAIR LIKE STROKES.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEATHER BROWS AND SHADED / MICROPIGMENTATION / POWDER FILL BROWS? -

UNLIKE FEATHER BROWS WHERE ONLY A MANUAL BLADE IS USED, SHADED / MICROPIGMENTATION IS THE USE OF A COSMETIC TATTOO MACHINE WITH A SINGLE NEEDLE. THIS PROCEDURE CREATES A DIFFERENT RESULT THAT IS MOST COMMONLY KNOWN AS SHADED OR POWDER FILL BROWS.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY? -

CLICK HERE FOR A RUN DOWN ON THE PROCEDURE.

CAN I GET MY TOUCH UP SESSION SOONER THAN FOUR WEEKS? -

NO, TOUCH UP SESSIONS SHOULD NOT BE DONE EARLIER THAN FOUR WEEKS AFTER THE INITIAL SESSION AS YOUR PIGMENT REQUIRES FOUR WEEKS TO FULLY SETTLE INTO YOUR SKIN. MOST IMPORTANTLY, FOUR WEEKS IN BETWEEN SESSIONS IS REQUIRED TO PREVENT SCAR DAMAGE, AS THE TISSUE REQUIRES TIME TO COMPLETELY HEAL.

IS IT NORMAL THAT MY BROWS LOOK A LITTLE TOO DARK, ARE SLIGHTLY PATCHY AND ARE SCABBING AFTER A SESSION? -

YES, ALL ARE 100% NORMAL! THESE ARE ALL INEVITABLE PARTS OF THE HEALING PROCESS, WHICH HAPPEN IN STAGES. IF THIS HAPPENS DURING THE HEALING PHASE THEN YOU KNOW YOUR BROWS ARE HEALING RIGHT AND WILL LOOK AMAZING AT ONCE HEALED!

HOW LONG WILL MY NEW FEATHER BROWS LAST FOR? -

AN ESTIMATED 12 - 18 MONTHS, HOWEVER CLAUDIA RECOMMENDS TO BOOK IN FOR A COLOUR TOP UP EVERY 12 MONTHS. THOSE WITH HIGHER SEBUM LEVELS (OILIER SKIN) WILL LIKELY NEED A COLOUR TOP UP EVERY 9 MONTHS, AS THEY WILLL FIND THAT SKIN OILINESS DOESN’T RETAIN PIGMENT FOR AS LONG, AND THE PIGMENT WILL FADE FASTER THAN THOSE WITH NORMAL OR DRY SKIN.

WILL I EXPERIENCE ANY PAIN POST PROCEDURE? -

YOU MAY EXPERIENCE MILD TENDERNESS POST PROCEDURE, BUT ANY DISCOMFORT SHOULD SUBSIDE WITHIN A FEW HOURS. AFTER THAT, YOU WILL FEEL TOTALLY NORMAL AGAIN.

ARE CASES WHERE FEATHER BROWS ARE NOT SUITABLE? -

YES, THE PROCEDURE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR; PREGNANT OR BREAST-FEEDING MOTHERS, CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENTS, DIABETICS, SENSITIVE SKIN, EXCESSIVE SEBUM / VERY OILY SKIN, ANY PERSONS ON ACUTANE OR ANTIBIOTICS, ANY PERSONS WHO SUFFER FROM BODY DYSMORPHIA OR OCD ILLNESS OR SUNBURNT SKIN. IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY LASER, BOTOX OR OTHER COSMETIC ENHANCING TREATMENTS YOU CAN NOT HAVE THIS PROCEDURE UNTIL 2 WEEKS AFTERWARDS.

MUST I AVOID CERTAIN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AFTER TREATMENT? -

YES. TO OPTIMISE YOUR HEALING PROCESS CLAUDIA ADVISES THAT BROWS ARE KEPT DRY. THIS MEANS YOU MUST AVOID SWIMMING, SWEATING AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD INVOLVE SWEAT, MOISTURE, DAMPNESS AND WETNESS. THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL STEP IN THE HEALING PROCESS.

CAN I WEAR MAKEUP TO THE APPOINTMENT? -

YES. CLAUDIA WILL REMOVE WHAT SHE NEEDS TO FOR THE TREATMENT. YOU MAY WISH TO BRING YOUR MAKEUP TO TOUCH UP AGAIN AFTERWARDS IF YOU ARE HEADED BACK TO WORK, BUT..

CAN I WEAR MAKEUP AFTER THE PROCEDURE? -

YES, BUT NOT ON YOUR BROWS. YOU CANNOT WEAR ANY MAKEUP ON YOUR BROWS FOR 7 DAYS AFTER THE TREATMENT. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT NOT TO TAKE YOUR FOUNDATION OR OTHER MAKEUP / SKIN CARE PRODUCTS TOO CLOSE TO YOUR BROWS AS IT IS ESSENTIAL THEY ARE KEPT DRY DURING THE HEALING PHASE.

HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROCEDURE? -

NORMAL ENOUGH TO RETURN TO WORK. ANY MINOR REDNESS WILL GO DOWN WITHIN AN HOUR. YOUR NEW FEATHER BROWS WILL BE RICHER IN COLOUR THAN YOU MAY HAVE EXPECTED DURING THE FIRST WEEK, THEN FOLLOWING THAT THEY WILL LIKELY BEGIN TO SCAB. WE RECOMMEND HAVING THE PROCEDURE DONE DURING A MORE QUIET PERIOD IN YOUR SCHEDULE (AWAY FROM ANY EVENTS) SO THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO FEEL SELF CONSCIOUS DURING THE MAIN HEALING WEEK.

ARE ANY PART OF MY NATURAL EYEBROWS REMOVED FOR THIS PROCEDURE? -

CLAUDIA MAY ASK YOU IF SHE CAN NEATEN YOUR BROWS BY TWEEZING A FEW STRAY HAIRS OR USING A BROW BLADE AS PART OF YOUR CUSTOM BROW SHAPE - WHICH IS PART OF THE APPOINTMENT. CLAUDIA WILL ALWAYS WORK WITH YOUR NATURAL EYEBROWS TO CREATE GORGEOUS FEATHER BROWS.

SHOULD I SHAPE MY BROWS BEFORE COMING TO MY FEATHER STROKE APPOINTMENT? -

NO, CLAUDIA WILL DO A CUSTOM BROW SHAPE FOR YOU AT THE START OF YOUR APPOINTMENT. IT IS BEST IF CLAUDIA DOES THIS AS SOMEBODY ELSE MAY TAKE OFF TOO MUCH OF YOUR BROW HAIR.