brow tattoo: microblading, combo & ombré services

What Is Microblading?

Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattoo in which the artist implants pigment using a manual tool similar in appearance to a watercolor paintbrush - except instead of a brush on the end, there is a very fine blade consisting of extremely fine, tiny needles. The artist dips the blade into pigment and makes very fine, hairlike strokes that imitate real hairs. This service is perfect for almost anyone - female, male, or nonbinary - who wants to enhance, correct, or even create eyebrows. It is not appropriate by itself for individuals with oily skin or other conditions described below in the Combo & Ombré Brow Services section. 

 

Microblading is a permanent tattoo because we implant the pigment below the upper layers of the skin into the dermal layer. Microblading is a 2-step process: Immediately after the service, the new hairstrokes will look somewhat dark and thick, but they will fade quite a bit over the healing period of 4-8 weeks, when the client will need a touch-up service.  That's when any asymmetry, pigment issues, or mistakes are corrected and the look is filled out. The results will last between 6 months and 2 years, depending on multiple factors such as the client's skin type (the oilier the skin, the faster the strokes will not only fade, but blur), aftercare, and exposure to sun, beauty products and treatments, and chemicals like chlorine and saltwater.​  Typically, clients still need to apply some brow makeup as the tattoo fades. And they'll need to maintain any hair removal outside the original design. In addition to the touch-up after the initial healing, a Color Boost is recommended once a year.  See videos of the microblading process by the PhiBrows Academy and check out my Portfolio for examples of all my work.

Microblading is a permanent tattoo because we implant the pigment below the upper layers of the skin into the dermal layer. Microblading is a 2-step process: Immediately after the service, the new hairstrokes will look somewhat dark and thick, but they will fade quite a bit over the healing period of 4-8 weeks, when the client will need a touch-up service.  That's when any asymmetry, pigment issues, or mistakes are corrected and the look is filled out. The results will last between 6 months and 2 years, depending on multiple factors such as the client's skin type (the oilier the skin, the faster the strokes will not only fade, but blur), aftercare, and exposure to sun, beauty products and treatments, and chemicals like chlorine and saltwater.​  Typically, clients still need to apply some brow makeup as the tattoo fades. And they'll need to maintain any hair removal outside the original design. In addition to the touch-up after the initial healing, a Color Boost is recommended once a year.  See videos of the microblading process by the PhiBrows Academy and check out my Portfolio for examples of all my work.

Combo Microblading with Machine Shading: Microblading is a manual service, meaning no machine is used, just a handheld tool. You can add more fullness and dimension by adding on Machine Shading. The machine is able to deposit more pigment and gives a longer lasting result. This is my most popular microblading service.

Microblading with Manual Shading: Microblading is a manual service, meaning no machine is used, just a handheld tool. You can add more fullness and dimension by adding on Manual Shading. That won't last any longer than the microblading, but it gives a nice, complete look on as permanent a basis as microblading.

 

For clients with oily skin, very sparse brows, large pores, deep wrinkles, thyroid issues, and/or thicker brow and forehead skin or those wanting an ombré or powdered look, book a Ombré Brow Services.  See What Are Combo & Ombré Brow Services? below. Note: If you have very sparse or no brows at all, microblading may still work fine for you, as long as you have otherwise normal skin. 

PhiBrows Microblading Videos

What Are Combo & Ombré Brow Services?

Every service begins with a consultation, but if your skin is not appropriate for the service you have selected, I may have to change what you've requested. This is why it is so important that you follow the instructions on How to Book and fill out the Confidential Medical Intake form (see Policies & Forms) honestly and thoroughly. I perform multiple types of brow services, which are appropriate for various skin & brow types. Once you finalize the How to Book process, I can advise you better. If you have very sparse or no brows, you still can have microblading, with or without shading. 

Skin & Medical Conditions Requiring Ombré or (Perhaps) Combo Tattoo, Not Microblading Only:

 

  • very sparse brows: I can make very sparse brows look very full with manual microblading + manual shading, but your skin must not have any of the characteristics listed in this section. And you still might prefer a machine service regardless

  • some kinds of oily skin: Please conduct Skin Type Tissue Test

  • large pores, thick skin, and/or deep wrinkles: common in clients 40 years old or above, but not everyone, and still possible on younger skin. Does your forehead skin resemble an orange peel, apple peel, grape peel, or hard-boiled egg (without the shell)? If your answer is orange peel or hard-boiled egg, you may need machine brow services, not microblading. 

  • medical conditions and medications: Some medical conditions tax the immune system more than others or just in general create problems with retention. For example, clients with thyroid issues may need to be touched up more frequently or or might not be eligible at all.  You must be off Accutane for at least 6 months. These are just a few examples. Please fill out the Intake Form honestly and accurately. It's important to understand that your immune system is involved with tattoo healing, and if it's busy performing some life-saving task, skip the tattoo. 

Microblading & Machine Brow Services Q & A

 

Q.   Does it hurt?

Everyone's pain threshold is different, so it's impossible to predict how you might respond. It's important to remember that microblading, shading, combo & ombré brow services are all forms of tattoo, so some discomfort should be expected. To help minimize the pain, I apply three different anesthetics.  After you approve the final penciled design, I apply the first anesthetic. I then let it sit while we choose your color and go over your aftercare instructions. I will continue to apply anesthetic throughout the procedure. Please note that natural redheads are difficult to anesthetize, so please let me know ahead of time, since your appointment may take longer. Also, if you are on your period (or, for some women, ovulating) at the time of your appointment, you may be more sensitive. This is not cause for rescheduling; just let me know so I can serve you better. 

Q.   Who is a candidate for brow tattoo?

 Most people are brow tattoo candidates:

  • Men, women, and nonbinary individuals over 18 years of age

  • Anyone wanting fuller, better shaped eyebrows

  • People with alopecia (no or almost no brows)

  • Individuals who have lost their eyebrow hair through chemotherapy (you must be six months out from your last treatment)

  • Clients with prior eyebrow tattoos from other artists, including microblading, combo, or ombré brows at least 6 months old

    • This would be considered a corrective procedure and priced differently​

  • Anyone not wanting to apply brow makeup

    • Please note the differences between requirements and exclusions for microblading and machine brows, above

 

Q.   Who isn't a candidate for microblading or machine brow service?

 The following individuals cannot be microbladed or worked on by machine:

  • Anyone under 18 years of age without a doctor's prescription - even with a parent's permission

  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or mind-altering drugs at the time of the procedure

  • Anyone with a compromised immune system, which includes individuals with HIV/AIDS, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

  • Anyone prone to keloid scars (scars that tend to be thick and raised; more common in darker skin types)

  • Pregnant women (physician's permission required for nursing women)

  • Hemophiliacs 

  • Individuals with multiple sclerosis if using an immunosuppressant

  • Epileptics, whether under control or not

  • Clients on blood thinners (okay in some instances with physician's permission)

  • Clients on steroids like prednisone (okay in some instances with physician's permission)

  • Clients with diabetes or thyroid problems may need more time to heal, may require more frequent touch-ups and may require a physician's release

  • Clients with active psoriasis or eczema, particularly on your face (physician's permission required)

  • Anyone with the following conditions are better candidates for machine brows:

    • oily or very dry skin

    • red, itchy, bumpy, scaly skin

    • skin with large pores or deep wrinkles

  • See How to Book, below. FEEL FREE TO TEXT ME WITH QUESTIONS before booking: 503-706-8641. I can be reached via WhatsApp, Viber, and SMS

 

Please note: any client who has any of the above conditions and makes an appointment ​without consulting with me ahead of time will be charged the full service amount, even if I am unable to safely and carefully carry out the service.

 Q.   How do I take care of my brows after microblading or machine shading?

You should read and print out the the aftercare instructions (see Policies & Forms) at least a week ahead of time; bring both your intake and your aftercare forms with you, and we will go over them during your appointment. You'll be given a printed copy to take home. It's critical that you follow the instructions provided at your appointment, because failure to do so can lead to premature fading or, worse, infection or scarring.

Q.   How will my brows look & feel immediately after the appointment? Can I resume normal activities right after?

Because the pigment has mixed with your blood and lymphatic fluid and exposed to oxygen, the effect will be quite dark and thick for the first couple of days, gradually fading, with swelling decreasing over the next couple of weeks. The brow area will be red and a little swollen, and there may be blanching from the anesthetic. These effects will disappear within a day. But the tattooed area should be considered a wound, so it will be tender for a day or two. The immediate look and feel doesn't interfere with returning to work or most activities. However, you will be instructed to begin your aftercare 30 minutes after your procedure and will need to clean your brows frequently during the first day. In addition, it is imperative that you protect your new brows from the sun, so you'll need to wear a hat when you leave my studio; also, you must refrain from any activities that could make you sweat, including but not limited to exercise or exposure to heat. All of this is detailed in your aftercare instructions.

Q.   Will I be able to cover any scabbing or other healing side effects with makeup?

You will not be able to put anything on your new brows other than as instructed in your aftercare instructions.  That said, my clients do not scab; instead, there will be light peeling beginning after 3-4 days. During the first week, the only things you'll be able to put on them will be cleanser and aftercare ointment as instructed. After the first week, you must put sunscreen on them every day. After two weeks, you can put makeup on them if desired. You shouldn't experience any scabbing, but if you do, it's essential that you do not pick at the scabs. You may experience itching during the first 10 days or so of healing, but it's crucial that you don't scratch them; the ointment provided in your care kit will help.

Q.   When should I schedule the touch-up session?

It's important to know that microblading, with or without machine shading, is, like all cosmetic tattoo, a two-step process. There may be asymmetries or other problems that become apparent only after the first session. First, the client must wait for the swelling to subside, the work to fade from its initial intense color, and healing to complete. Only then can we determine what needs to be done to correct and finalize the look, and that is done at touch-up. We will schedule your touch-up at the end of your first session. You will return no sooner than 4 weeks and no later than 8 weeks. If later than 8 weeks, you'll need to schedule a Color Boost appointment.

Q.   Are there things I need to do or to not do before and after my appointment?

Yes, to safeguard against problems with the procedure, infection, or premature fading, ​there are important things you need to do both before and after your treatment. These are indicated below, in the Before Your Service and Important Booking Info sections, and also in the aftercare instructions and intake form (see Policies and Forms).

Q.   Is the work guaranteed?

While I can guarantee that I am properly licensed and certified and that I use sterile equipment and appropriate, safe pigments, the work itself is not guaranteed. This is because all tattoo work is an art, not a science, and because there are so many variations in client skin, history, and aftercare. That said, you may feel that there are asymmetries or other errors after your first session.  It's important to remember that all cosmetic tattoo is a two-step process and clients are advised to wait until the initial work heals and settles; I will do my best to correct any issues at your touch-up appointment. Please note that I do hold an A+ accreditation with the Better Business Bureau, a recognition reserved only for invitees who respond to a thorough interview process. Learn more about my credentials by visiting the About Martha page.

Before Your Service

 

Read through this information as well as the aftercare instructions carefully so that you know when to schedule your treatment before or after various activities (parties and other events, vacations, anti-aging treatments, etc.). Failure to observe these requirements can make the appointment difficult (for instance, excess bleeding) or interfere with healing.

 

In general, for all cosmetic tattoo, you will need to limit exposure to UV rays (daylight and tanning beds), heat (so you don't sweat; this includes working out and being in a warm climate), and chlorine and salt water (e.g., pools and the ocean; you'll also need to avoid fresh water like rivers and lakes for up to two months).

You also will need to commit to frequent aftercare during the first 24 hours.

For these reasons, book your appointment accordingly, not immediately prior to a summer vacation,

exotic getaway, or special event; plan your tattoo session at least 3 months prior.

Morning of:

  • No caffeine, which includes not just coffee, but energy drinks like Red Bull, cola, and even certain root beers. In addition to making it difficult for you to fully relax, these can cause you to need to use the restroom frequently, which cuts into our service time and exposes you to nonsterile conditions.

  • NOTHING TO DRINK, except a small sip to take prescription meds. Beverages can cause you to need to use the restroom frequently, which cuts into our service time and exposes you to nonsterile conditions.

24 Hours Prior:

 

  • No working out or other activities that heat the body (this can cause your pores to expand; sweat brings salts to the surface, which interferes with pigments)

  • For eyebrow and eyeliner procedures, please do not wear any makeup above your cheekbones at the time of your appointments

  • For eyeliner procedures, do not use an eyelash curler 24 hours prior

  • For lip tattoo procedures, begin prescription medications (Acyclovir, Prednisone) as directed by your physician (see intake & aftercare forms for lips)

****Do not discontinue any medications without the approval of your physician****

48 Hours Prior

  • No alcohol. Alcohol is a blood thinner and can cause you to bleed & bruise more during the treatment; try to avoid for 48 hours prior - and definitely for 24 hours)

72 Hours Prior:

  • Please exfoliate the treatment area thoroughly but gently with a dry washcloth

Less than 72 Hours Prior:

  • For brow & lip tattoos, no waxing, tweezing, threading, sugaring, or tinting (so skin isn't irritated)

  • No exposure to sun (so skin isn't burned or even slightly tanned)

  • Do not perm or tint your eyelashes for 72 hours prior to eyeliner procedures

1 Week Prior:

  • No aspirin, ibuprofen, or Aleve (all blood thinners, which may cause you to bleed and bruise more during & after the procedure; Tylenol/acetominophen is okay)

  • No Vitamins A or E, niacin, or fish oil (all blood thinners, which may cause you to bleed and bruise more during & after the procedure)

  • No prescription blood thinners if authorized by your physician.

  • For eyeliner procedures, please have any eyelash extensions removed a week prior to your service

 

****Do not discontinue any medications without the approval of your physician****

Less than 1 Month Prior:

  • No chemical peels

  • No Retin-A

  • No dermaplaning or microneedling

  • No laser hair removal

  • No botox, fillers, or other injectables (3 months at least after lip filler before lip tattoo)

Less than 2-3 Months Prior (for Eyeliner & Eyelash Enhancement Tattoo):

  • No eye or eyelid surgery, including cataract, Lasik, and blepharoplasty procedures

  • Please consult with your physician to ensure how long you should wait after a surgical procedure before eyeliner tattoo

Less than 3 (preferably 6-12) Months Prior (for Lip Tattoo)

  • No lip filler of any kind prior to a lip tattoo procedure less than 3 months prior, preferably longer; your lips would swell otherwise at least four-fold

At least 6 months before:

  • No chemotherapy or radiation treatment

  • No Accutane

For Your Appointment, You Will Need:

  • Your ID showing you are at least 18 years of age (required by law)

  • Your physician's name and phone number (required by law)

  • A hat to protect your tattoo from daylight or UV exposure

  • Sunglasses if you are having an Eyeliner or Eyelash Enhancement Tattoo procedures

  • Eyeglasses instead of contacts for Eyeliner or Eyelash Enhancement Tattoo procedures 

  • Intake form and aftercare instructions (see Policies & Forms on menu bar)

  • Please be prepared and on time!

    • Clients who are more than 15 minutes late or who have not satisfied the requirements on the Intake Form will need to reschedule and will need to pay all fees for both scheduled appointments
       

Please note that, by law,  no one may accompany you​ into the treatment room.

HOW TO BOOK

  1. Please text me by SMS or WhatsApp for an initial consult at 503-706-8641.

  2. Depending on your service, we will then schedule a 20-minute complimentary Zoom consultation

  3. All corrective work requires a $100 in-person one-hour consultation.

  4. Next, you must fill out the confidential medical intake form (see Policies & Forms) and, if I request them, send me three photos of your brows (see example)

    • Fill out the ​medical intake form for the service you are requesting.

      • If you have access to a smart phone or computer, please use the computer for the form that you can fill out online. Chrome & Firefox browsers work best.

      • If you do not have a computer or smart phone please fill out the printable version, take a clear photo of Pages 1-4 and send them to me in a text message via WhatsApp, Viber, or SMS to 503-706-8641. Clients without access to a computer, smart phone, or printer, will need to complete these steps at a Kinko's.

        • You can also email the form to me at Martha@Q7.com, but please send me a text message to let me know you've done so. I do not check my email every day.

      • Include full details regarding any medical conditions and medication. For example, you might say "I was treated for breast cancer but it's been 6 months since I finished chemo. I am now taking Tamoxifen for hormone suppressant therapy."  I will ask you further questions if necessary. 

      • Also send me the following photos:

        • Please have someone take three well-focused photos of you in good lighting. Selfies generally do not provide enough detail. Here is what I need (see examples, here):

        • a photo of your face from the front

        • a photo of each brow from the side

        • make sure you have no makeup on 

        • the best time to take these photos is in the morning

          • first, wash your face, but apply no product whatsoever

          • wait about an hour before taking the photos

          • also, perform this skin-type test to determine if you have oily, dry, normal, or combination skin; include that info on the medical intake form where indicated.

        • I really want an accurate representation of your skin, including how large your pores or any wrinkles are, how oily or dry your skin is, your natural skin color (from very light to very dark), and your skin tone (cool, warm, neutral).  And, of course, I want to see your natural brows. If you have preexisting brow tattoo, that's fine. Be sure to tell me in case it isn't obvious from the photos. It's important to know that I can't tattoo over pre-existing tattoo in every case.

        • Send these to me in a text message via WhatsApp, Viber, or SMS to 503-706-8641 or email them to me at Martha@Q7.com, but please send me a text to let me know you've done so, since I don't check my email every day.

  • The client's cell phone number is required to book

    • Please ensure​ the number provided belongs to the client and not a friend or family member, as I must communicate with the client directly. If language is an issue, please let me know; my Spanish is adequate to interact via text in that language. 

    • All client interactions are done via text, including preappointment communications and treatment follow-up

    • Clients are asked to confirm their appointment by clicking on a link provided in a text message 48 hours in advance. This text comes from a "short code" number, such as 89985.

      • Clients not confirming within 48 hours may have their appointment cancelled  and will forfeit the nonrefundable deposit.

  • A credit card is required to book

  • A nonrefundable deposit will be charged against your card upon acceptance of your appointment request; you will be charged the balance at your appointment. The deposit amount ranges from $25 to $150, depending on the service selected

  • Please read the Before Your Service information to ensure a safe service 

  • Print and fill out the intake form and the aftercare instructions and bring both with you to the appointment

  • Please Note:

    • 48 hours' notice is required for cancellation or changing your appointment time. Your deposit is nonrefundable even if you cancel or change your time 48 hours or more in advance, for any reason.

    • Clients cancelling or changing their appointment time fewer than 48 hours in advance, or not showing up will be charged the full amount of the service. This is because when you book an appointment, that time slot is unavailable to other potential clients; I am holding it just for you :-)

  • Be prepared!​

    • In order to conduct the treatment in a safe and effective manner, it's critical that you are adequately prepared for your appointment.​

      • Please print, read, and fill out the intake form and aftercare instructions (see Policies & Forms)

      • Clients who are not adequately prepared or who have not followed the instructions found in the Before Your Service forfeit their deposit and may have their appointment cancelled and may be charged the full amount of the service

  • ARRIVE ON TIME!​

    • In order to measure and design your new look, apply anesthetic, and go over necessary forms, I need the full time allotted (up to 4.5+ hours, depending on the situation) for the appointment, so it's important that you arrive on time

    • Your appointment may be cancelled and you may be charged the full amount for the service if you are more than 15 minutes late. Please text me at 503-706-8641 if you are running late.

    • PARKING:

      • Allow at least half an hour to find parking for longer services, especially if you have an SUV - or take transit or Lyft or similar service

        • Unfortunately, parking in the Pearl District is becoming more and more difficult to find, particularly because, due to all of the ongoing construction, construction workers' vehicles are taking up more and more spaces

        • Thus, I strongly recommend using Lyft or a similar service if at all possible.

        • Two streetcar lines (the A & NS northbound) run directly in front of Sola, stopping at 10th & Glisan, across the street; the B & NS southbound stop just one block away, on 11th & Glisan)

      • There is on-street 2-hour metered parking for shorter services like consultations and lash lift & tint

      • Longer term parking is unavailable at metered street locations, and you will not be able to leave during the service to feed the meter; you are best off parking in a lot or structure

        • Clients with SUVs may have difficulty parking in a surface lot, so look for a structure instead

        • To find parking near La Bellissima, please check here

  • Please read through my Policies section for other details​

Brow Services & Pricing

CONSULTATION

CONSULTATION

$100 per hour in studio Enjoy free consults by text or by Zoom, but if an in-person consult is necessary, I am happy to arrange that.

CORRECTION

CORRECTION

$100 consult + $200 min for corrective work. Does not include new work. I can correct most color problems and many shaping problems, but REMOVAL may be your best option after the consult. Entire process may take months.

MICROBLADING

MICROBLADING

$600 incl. touch-up. Crisp hairstrokes created with a manual tool. Very realistic, but not suitable for oily skin, large pores, or deep wrinkles.

COMBO BROWS

COMBO BROWS

$675, inc. touch-up Microblading + powder brows = the best of both worlds! Best for nonoily skin, small pores, shallow to no wrinkles.

POWDER OMBRÉ

POWDER OMBRÉ

$675, incl. touch-up FOR ANY SKIN TYPE! This Magic Ombré Powder Brow is a very natural powder brow that has an ombré (lighter) effect toward the front and on the top. Lovely!

CLASSIC OMBRÉ

CLASSIC OMBRÉ

$675, incl. touch-up FOR EVERY SKIN TYPE! The classic ombré is a bolder makeup look. It has a sharper, more stylized shape, and the ombré shading is only at the head.

OMBRÉ + STROKES

OMBRÉ + STROKES

$700, incl. touch-up FOR ANY SKIN TYPE. This classic, sharply defined ombré includes microbladed hairstrokes at the head for a very natural healed look.

COLOR BOOST

COLOR BOOST

$200 1st 90 min; $100/hr thereafter. EXISTING CLIENTS ONLY. Every 6-36 months, you may need your brow tattoo touched up and the color boosted.

Consultation

A nonrefundable $100 fee for up to a 1-hour in-person consult; $25/ea additional 15 min.

Please note: I offer complimentary text consults for brief questions and info, and I offer free 20-minute Zoom consults. However, there are situations in which either you,the client, or I, the artist, will want to have an in-person consultation. Please read below to see if this applies to you.

 

After reading through all the information throughout this website, you might still want a 1-on-1 consult for any of the following:

  • because you have an existing tattoo you'd like corrected (consultation is required in this case, but a Zoom consult might suffice)

  • to clear up any questions or concerns

  • to help choose between service offerings (for example, microblading versus machine brows)

  • to make sure you are a good candidate (due to illnesses or other conditions)

 

But keep in mind that you may not need a consultation (except in the case of previous tattoo correction)! When it comes to determining your tattoo shape or color, that's all part of the initial service and is included in the service price.  And you can always feel free to contact me via text to see if a consultation is really worth it or necessary in your case, at 503-706-8641. Please noteShould the consult result in no further service being scheduled for any reason, the consult deposit remains nonrefundable. Separate nonrefundable deposits will be taken for any services scheduled.

The nonrefundable $50 deposit is applied toward the service; initial service is $375 & touch-up is $175

MAKE SURE YOU FILL OUT THE APPROPRIATE FORMS AND SEND ME PHOTOS, AS INDICATED ABOVE.

NOT FOR CLIENTS WITH VERY OILY SKIN, LARGE PORES, WRINKLES, OR THICK SKIN!

*ADDITIONAL COSTS APPLY IF CLIENT HAS PREEXISTING TATTOO*

Because microblading is created by hair-thin strokes and does not deposit much pigment into the skin, it is not well suited for everyone. As of now, one of the biggest problems with this procedure is that the fine, hairlike strokes blur in oily skin. The treatment also is not advised for clients with large pores or deep wrinkles.

**Note: I cannot overemphasize the importance of your having "normal" or mildly oily/mildly dry skin 

Learn More:

Get realistic hairstroke microbladed brows! I'll provide you with a fully professionalized service consisting of consult & design, followed by microblading hairstrokes using a sterile tool, with anesthetic. Not a single stroke until you approve the design! You'll be charged a nonrefundable $50 deposit upon booking. Touch-up is added later, booked at initial appt & requires a small deposit. Please be sure to see Policies & Forms on the menu bar.

The nonrefundable $50 deposit is applied toward the service; initial service is $450 & touch-up is $225

MAKE SURE YOU FILL OUT THE APPROPRIATE FORMS AND SEND ME PHOTOS, AS INDICATED ABOVE.

NOT FOR CLIENTS WITH EXTREMELY OILY SKIN, LARGE PORES, WRINKLES, OR THICK SKIN!

*ADDITIONAL COSTS APPLY IF CLIENT HAS PREEXISTING TATTOO*

Microblading alone is done with a manual tool and does not insert much pigment into the skin. Therefore, it is not well suited for everyone. ​ However, if you add shading, you will get a longer lasting results. Although the strokes might blur, you will have shading from either a manual or machine process. 

Learn More:

Get realistic hairstroke microbladed brows! I'll provide you with a fully professionalized service consisting of consult & design, followed by microblading hairstrokes using a sterile tool, with anesthetic. Not a single stroke until you approve the design! After I've microbladed your brows using a manual or machine tool to create the look of a fuller brow. You'll be charged a nonrefundable $50 deposit upon booking. Touch-up is added later, booked at initial appt & requires a small deposit. Please be sure to see Policies & Forms on the menu bar.

MAKE SURE YOU FILL OUT THE APPROPRIATE FORMS AND SEND ME PHOTOS, AS INDICATED ABOVE.

*ADDITIONAL COSTS APPLY IF CLIENT HAS PREEXISTING TATTOO*

FOR ANY SKIN TYPE!

For this technique, I use a special needle cartridge to create a brow that looks like you have brow powder on, with an optional ombré effect at the head and the top.  This procedure results in a more pixelated effect, versus the regular Ombré Brows, which are more saturated. You'll be charged a nonrefundable a $50 deposit upon booking. Touch-up is $225 and added later, booked at initial appt & requires a small deposit.  See Policies & Forms on the menu bar

The nonrefundable $50 deposit is applied toward the service; initial service is $450 & touch-up is $225

MAKE SURE YOU FILL OUT THE APPROPRIATE FORMS AND SEND ME PHOTOS, AS INDICATED ABOVE.

*ADDITIONAL COSTS APPLY IF CLIENT HAS PREEXISTING TATTOO*

FOR ANY SKIN TYPE! This service is done entirely by machine, making it appropriate for all skin types. However, this is considered a permanent tattoo (meaning 3-4 years before you need a color boost), and it is a very specific design that may or may not be your personal preference.  This design also tends to be darker than other designs, so it's great if you tend to like a darker brow, that lightens out (ombré) at the head. 

Learn More: 

This is a very specific design, that many people understand as "Instagram Brows." The brow is sharply defined, with a tight point at the tail, becoming lighter and lighter toward the head.  You'll be charged a nonrefundable $50 deposit upon booking. Touch-up is added later, booked at initial appt & requires a small deposit. Please be sure to fill out the Intake form (see Policies & Forms ).

MAKE SURE YOU FILL OUT THE APPROPRIATE FORMS AND SEND ME PHOTOS, AS INDICATED ABOVE.

*ADDITIONAL COSTS APPLY IF CLIENT HAS PREEXISTING TATTOO*

FOR CLIENTS WITH EXISTING BROW HAIR! ​ This main part of this service is done entirely by machine, making it appropriate for all skin types. It's important that you have enough of your own brow hair so that the microbladed strokes appear to blend in with what you have. This is also considered a permanent tattoo (meaning 3-4 years before you need a color boost), but you will want the hairstrokes, which are semi-permanent, to be updated earlier. Also, it is a very specific design that may or may not be your personal preference.  This design also tends to be darker than other designs, so it's great if you tend to like a darker brow, that lightens out (ombré) at the head. 

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This is a very specific design, that many people understand as "Instagram Brows." The brow is sharply defined, with a tight point at the tail, becoming lighter and lighter toward the head. The difference between this and the classic ombré is the addition of microbladed hairstrokes at the head. This is a very specific design, that many people understand as "Instagram Brows." You'll be charged a nonrefundable $50 deposit upon booking. Touch-up is added later, booked at initial appt & requires a small deposit. Please be sure to print & fill out the Intake form (see Policies & Forms ).

A $100 Consultation is required first. Then, a nonrefundable $150 deposit is applied toward the corrective service; initial service starts at $550, with a touch-up of at least $250.

Unhappy with a microblading, machine, and/or shading service you received elsewhere? Understandable -- but corrective work can be tricky, with potentially suboptimal results. I am still willing to help you, with the following conditions:

  • you must schedule a consultation service; please text me at 503-706-8641 to determine the best consultation option for you.

  • if I agree to do corrective work, please understand that:

    • you are still responsible for all fees associated with the new service

    • the service may take longer than normal as I try to achieve an optimal shape; this means there may be additional charges

    • I may not be able to microblade at all; we want to avoid scarring and other damage. The majority of corrective jobs for microblading result in some sort of ombré powder brow.

    • any new shaping I do will be constrained by your original shape; I can usually correct asymmetry, but not problems with the original tattoo being too thick, too high or low, heads too close in, or tails too long or droopy 

    • I can correct most color problems, but removal may be your only option.

The nonrefundable $100 deposit is applied toward the service; $200 for 1st 90 min, then $100 per ea add'l hour

FOR EXISTING CLIENTS ONLY: This service is to refresh the color, shape, and other details for a client whose original brow work was done at La Bellissima. Rates are by the hour, due to variations among clients in skin type & aftercare. Most Color Boosts are 3-4 hours, depending on individual needs. Time estimates are NOT guaranteed. Minimum of 6 months since last tattoo on the area in question. Minimum fee is $200 for 90 min, plus $100 per each additional hour. A deposit will be required upon acceptance. All policies on main website apply.

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© 2017-2022 by Martha J. Bianco.

FIND ME at:

Sola Salons in the Pearl

Studio 9

510 NW 10th Ave. 

Portland, OR 97209

CONTACT ME at:

503-706-8641

Note: I do not have any staff and serve you personally myself. For this reason, please feel free to contact me at any time via text.

Nota: No tengo empleados y lo atiendo personalmente. Por eso, contacteme en cualquier momento por mensaje de texto.

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La Bellissima Expert Lash, Brow & Beauty is a private, woman-owned business, serving one client at a time. Your specific needs are important to me. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you desire any special accommodations due to religion or any other concerns.