F.A.Q. | Terms
F.A.Q | Terms
Cancellation and NO-SHOW policy
Please read the following carefully, by booking an appointment you are agreeing to the following cancellation and No-Show policy.
You must have a valid Credit/Debit Card to book an appointment. Appointments that will take an hour or more of the technicians time will be charged a $50 deposit that will go toward the cost of your appointment. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment you must do so 24 hours prior to your appointment time. Your appointment is filling a sizable gap in our technicians schedule, we would like the courtesy to be able to fill this time with another client.
- Cancellation or Rescheduling Appointment:
We require a 24-hour notice prior to your appointment time to Cancel or Reschedule. If you cancel or reschedule your appointment with less than a 24-hour notice, you will be charged our $50 cancellation fee.
- Missing or No-Show to your scheduled Appointment:
If you miss your scheduled appointment you will be charged our $50 No-Show fee. If you miss 2 consecutive appointments you will be charged our $50 No-Show fee, in addition you will need to pre-pay for any following appointments in full prior to being placed on the schedule. If you miss a pre-payed appointment, you will forfeit the full pre-payment for your technicians’ time.
- Missing a Consultation Appointment:
Although our Consultations are free appointments, you are still taking a portion of your technicians’ time. If you miss or No-Show to a scheduled consultation, you will be charged our $35 missed consultation fee.
- Late arrival:
We always ask that clients arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time as there could always be unexpected circumstances that may make you late to your appointment. We have a 15 minutes grace period for most appointments. If you are going to be more than 15 minutes late for your appointment there will be no guarantees that we will be able to provide the service that you need and you may need to reschedule, thus incurring a $35 missed appointment fee. (Because of your attempt to make your scheduled appointment this fee is reduced to $35 from $50)
Permanent Cosmetics or Microblading? What is the difference?
Permanent Cosmetics has been the industry standard for eyebrows for 40+ years and still remains today the most widely sought-after procedure for permanent brows.
The hand / manual method of Microblading has evolved over the past few years to become the “Microblading” that it is known as today.
These two procedures do not compete or compare to each other as they are, in reality, very different procedures and is very much a personal preference of the client. In the following I will layout the main differences in the two procedures so you can make a better educated decision on what works best for you. Regardless, we are highly trained and perform both procedures at our office.
Permanent Cosmetics is applied with a small, quiet, tattoo machine specifically designed for the permanent cosmetic industry. The pigment is distributed with a hair stroke technique into the dermal / deepest layer of skin the same as a tattoo.
Microblading is applied with a “hand” tool and a small row of needles known as a “blade”, specifically designed for the industry. The pigment is distributed with fine, hair like strokes just below the epidermal / shallow layer of skin.
Touch up intervals:
Permanent Cosmetics is a permanent procedure much like a tattoo so touch ups will be on an as needed basis. Depending on your skin type you may need to come in every 3-5 years to get touched up once the ink has turned “ashy”, for a freshen up of color. Your shape will always remain, but the oils in your skin will naturally exfoliate the sub-colors of the pigment giving an ashy appearance. During your touch up, we will re-introduce these colors giving you the same color you had when originally applied.
Microblading is a Semi-Permanent procedure that is applied much shallower in the skin, so touch ups will need to occur more frequently. We suggest you come in every 12 months to re-deposit pigment into the Micro bladed area. Your brow color should not turn “ashy” as the ink will exfoliate out of your skin before this will occur. If you wait into the 18-24 month period to receive your touch up, you may lose some of the crucial lines keeping your shape looking the way it was intended. If this occurs we will need to treat the appointment as a “new” procedure, thus forfeiting the touch up price. So please stay on top of your touch ups and come in every 12-18 months.
Natural hair strokes:
Permanent Cosmetic hair strokes are done with a “single” tattoo needle operating out of a small, quiet, rotary tattoo machine. This needle is extremely precise and is to be used only by professional Permanent Cosmetic Technicians. With this setup we are able to “draw” hair strokes into the brow area, following your natural hair growth. We DO NOT fill in the brow area with a solid color, giving the appearance of “drawn on” brows. We want your brows to look as natural and real as possible.
Microblading hair strokes are done with a row of micro needles known as a “blade”, inserted into a “hand” tool and the procedure is done manually by the Technicians artistic skill. The “blade” is about 1/3 thinner that a “single” tattoo needle, thus achieving a much thinner, fine line when applying in hair strokes, making your brows look as natural and real as possible.
Here is a re-cap of the differences between the two procedures:
- Permanent Cosmetics: Applied with a small, quiet, tattoo gun and a single needle.
- Microblading: Applied with a “hand” tool containing a row of micro needles / “blade”.
- Permanent Cosmetics: 3-5 year touch up intervals to freshen up color.
- Microblading: 12-18 month touch up intervals to keep pigment in skin.
- Permanent Cosmetics: Natural hair strokes with single tattoo needle.
- Microblading: Natural hair strokes with “blade” about 1/3 thinner than single needle.
- Permanent Cosmetics: Permanent shape. Will never disappear.
- Microblading: Semi-Permanent shape. Will disappear if left without touch ups.
What is included in the cost of Permanent Cosmetics and Microblading?
In the Permanent Cosmetic industry there is a lot of confusion about why prices vary so much from Salon to Salon and Technician to Technician. Depending on where you live, prices can range from $250 to $1,500 per procedure. With this in mind, women spend between $150 and $2,000 a year on makeup and maintenance for their brows.
If you have seen prices on Facebook, Instagram, etc. boasting $100-$150 price tags, understand that the majority of these are not including the touch-up price or they don’t plan on doing a touch-up at all. A lot of them are doing these procedures from their home, or other unfit and unsanitary environment that could dramatically raise your risk of infection. Other factors are, they are not experienced in design, color theory, or proper application and can cause major problems including tremendous pain, migration of color, depth issues, and even severe infection.
I will try to break this down so you can better understand what you are getting with the cost involved.
The first consultation is free, to answer any questions you have and to make you
feel comfortable in the decision that you are making. We want to make sure you are a candidate for the procedure as well and ensuring that we can perform the right custom procedure for you.
- Second Consultation:
When you come in for you first appointment, we will sit with you again to
walk you through the process, let you know what to expect, and answer any other questions that may have come up, or if you did not have an initial consultation we will answer the remainder of your questions here.
- Design Appointment:
After your numbing in complete we will start with your design appointment. Most women that come to us have been doing their brows one way for their whole lives, not realizing that they are doing it wrong. They are not complimenting their face shape or considering thickness, color, length or arch. During this part of your appointment we are using our expertise to show you brow shapes that compliment your face shape and taking in to account all the above.
- Custom Color:
If we determine that a single color from the manufacturer will not work just right
for your skin tone, hair color, etc. then we will custom mix a color just for you. This is done through our years of experience and expertise in color theory.
- Experienced Technicians:
Between the two Technicians at Allure: Infinite Beauty, we have a combined 36+ years of experience in Permanent Cosmetics and Microblading. We have the training and the expertise to design, choose the right pigment, and professionally apply your brows with fine, proficient hair strokes.
- Touch up included:
Your follow up touch-up in included the initial price you pay. Most salons will offer a cheaper price for the first appointment and then charge for the follow up touch-up.
When your appointment is complete you will be leaving with a packet of aftercare instructions as well as your own A&D Ointment and an Ice Pack if needed. You will always be encouraged to call us at any time if there are questions or concerns about your procedure and aftercare.
Given all the information above there are also the supplies needed for your procedure, and for your comfort, both on the initial appointment and on the included touch-up.
- Topical numbing cream
- Epinephrine / Lidocaine numbing solution
- Various “blades” and needles
- Sterilization and packaging of tools being used.
- Cotton swabs, paper towels, and soaps.
- Pigment / Ink, and glycerin
- Latex and/or nitrile gloves
- Clean pillow and table covers
- Technicians time, experience and expertise
Hopefully this gives a better idea of why permanent cosmetics and microblading carry the price-tag that they do. Given the product and time we believe we have a very fair price point.