Frequently

asked questions

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PATCH TEST

A patch test is required for all initial bookings (allergy test for pigments). This can be sent to you via post (please provide a home or work address, including your name).

A patch test must be done at least 48h before the treatment and avconsultation form has to be signed and brought with you on the day.

 PAYMENTS

We require a Non Refundable deposit of £50 via a bank transfer or PayPal to secure your slot. This will be deducted from the final price.

There is a 48 hours notice period to cancel or reschedule appointments.

Bank Name: Halifax
Account Holder: M B KONOPKA
Acc Number: 13981267
Sort Code: 11-02-13

ADDRESS

You can find us here:

226a Upper Richmond  Road, SW156TG Putney, inside “The Pilates Room”.

The closest train station is Putney Train Station (1 min walk) or Putney East Underground-District Line (5 mins walk).

Is it painful?

During all brow treatments, most people either do not feel anything at all or say it feels like the brows are being tweezed or scratched. Eyeliner treatment can be surprisingly relaxing, as most people do not feel anything at all, and some even fall asleep during the procedure. Lips can be a bit more tender as there are many blood vessels and nerve endings, but most people tolerate it just fine.

Everybody is different when it comes to sensitivity. I do my very best to make sure you are comfortable from start to finish, and for sensitive areas, a topical anaesthetic cream can be used.

What is the difference between Microblading and Ombre?
Microblading is a manual technique (hair strokes/hair imitation). Ombre is a machine technique (pencil/powder effect). Please check my portfolio photos with description.
Is semi-permanent makeup like tattooing?
Semi-permanent makeup is similar to tattooing in the process, but the pigments are designed to fade and therefore it doesn’t have the permanency of a regular tattoo.
How long semi-permanent make up stays in skin?

Semi-Permanent makeup will last anywhere from 1-3 years. However, skin type, lifestyle, the density of colour implanted into the skin (softer enhancements do not last as long as strong, bold ones) and maintenance all take part in of the duration. I recommend my clients to come back regularly for colour boosts to freshen up the colour and keep it looking as good as new.

Is a touch-up required?

Two or sometimes three applications may be required to achieve the desired results. It is not uncommon to lose up to 50% of the pigment after the first application, that’s why touch-up(s) are necessary.

Will the colour change over time?

We use the highest quality pigments: Li Pigments, Phi Brows, I am ink, Clinica; which do not turn into blue/green/purple colours over time if you maintain it well. The colour will just slowly soften over time; that’s why we highly recommend having regular colour boosts.

Are there many colours to choose from?

Yes, there are many shades of blonde, browns and auburn for brows. Eyeliner can be done in black (greyish after healing), a range of browns or in blue tones. There are also many shades of lip colour. We will try on some colours together prior to the procedure to find one that looks perfect on your skin tone.

Am I being able to see my eyebrows/lips/eyeliner shape before the actual treatment?

Yes, we always draw the shape for the client to approve before the actual treatment.

How do I know if permanent makeup is for me?

Most people are tired of constantly filling in their brows, putting on eyeliner or lipstick, and looking for a more permanent solution. If this describes you, then this is for you. Also, if you have suffered from hair/colour loss or are looking for a more natural look without putting in so much effort, you are a good candidate for permanent makeup. Permanent makeup is also great for active people, always on the go, busy moms, people in the entertainment industry who need to look good at any given time, or women who want to spend less time in front of the mirror.

Should I get my eyebrows shaped before the appointment or let them grow?

There is no need to shape your eyebrows before you come in. As I am highly experienced in brow shaping, it will help me create a shape that suits your facial structure. Following the treatment, your brow hair will grow as normal. Once your first treatment has been completed, it is then your responsibility to maintain the shape of your brows by plucking or waxing between appointments. It is recommended to wait at least 2-3 weeks to wax following your treatment appointment.

Can I get my eyebrows or lashes tinted before or after having a cosmetic tattoo?

Yes, you can. No later than 7 days before the procedure, and it is recommended to wait a minimum of 3 weeks after your treatment before tinting or lightening, to ensure the skin has healed.

Can you retouch my cosmetic tattoo done elsewhere?

I do not retouch other artists work for a retouch price as it often involves more work for me. I am very particular about my shape and therefore I will assess it once you have sent me a photo of your treatment area. Unfortunately, there are some cases where previous work is either too dark, the shape is too different to what I would recommend, or it is too uneven and cannot be altered. In such cases it may be advised to have it removed first..

Why do I need to pay a deposit and why it is non-refundable?

It helps me cover costs of time and rent when people do not show up, as I allow up to two to three hours for the treatments, and I have many inquiries for the appointments. Therefore, the deposit is non-refundable for cancellation or change of mind.

Can I bring family and friends along?

Due to the level of concentration, skill, and hygiene required, it is unfortunate that I cannot allow family and friends to be present during the treatment process. However, if you wish to bring someone, they are welcome to sit in the waiting area or enjoy the surrounding shops and cafes while they wait.

Can my at home skincare products affect my cosmetic tattoo?

Yes. Check your skincare products for the following listed ingredients: AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids ), BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids), Vitamin A, Retinol. You must not use these products during your healing time, including at least 6 weeks following your second treatment. The active ingredients increase exfoliation and/or skin cell regeneration. Basically, if you keep using these products and get a cosmetic tattoo, likely, your pigment will not heal and hold correctly. Your brows may go patchy, uneven or be missing hair strokes when they have healed. Once healed, you may resume using the products but not on the treated area.

What about sun exposure and using sun beds before/after a treatment?

You need to avoid sun and sunbeds before and after the treatment. Due to the increased blood flow in the exposed area of the skin, more pigment particles will be taken away by the lymphatic system, and since the natural healing process hasn’t been over, dramatic fading is inevitable. There is also a high risk of scarring. So ideally, no sun/sunbeds exposure for 7 days before and after the treatment. After the area has healed, it is vital to use sunscreen on it religiously with an SPF no less than 30, as exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discolouration of the pigment.

Are the results guaranteed?

Client results will vary from person to person. Although it is effective and can last up to 2 years in most cases, no guarantee can be made about the length of time they will last. Since everyone’s skin is different, each client must understand that I cannot guarantee how long the pigment will remain in your skin. Retention depends on your skin type, texture, oiliness, and aftercare. Most clients will need a 12-18 month colour boost, but results will vary from person to person.

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