Frequently

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Booking & PATCH TEST

To book your treatment I will require a patch test (allergy test for pigments) which can be sent to you via post with a consultation form (please provide home or work address including your name).

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

PAYMENTS

I require Non Refundable deposit of £50 via bank transfer or PayPal to secure your slot which will be deducted from final price.

There is 48 hours notice 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 me 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?
For brows, most people either do not feel anything at all, or say it feels like the brows are being tweezed or scratched. Eyeliner 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 a colour boosts to freshen up the colour and keep it looking 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 first application, that’s why touch-up(s) are necessary.
Will the colour change over time?
In my work l use highest quality pigments: Li Pigments, Phi Brows, I am ink, Clinita, which do not turn into blue/green/purple colours over time if You maintenance it well. The colour will just slowly soften over time, that’s why I 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 for lip colour. We will try together on some colours prior to the procedure to find a colour that looks perfect on your skin tone.

Am I being able to see my eyebrows/lips/eyeliner shape before the actual treatment?
Yes, I always draw the shape for client to see before the actual treatment for approval.
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 are looking for a more permanent solution. If this describes you, then this is for you. Also, if you have suffered from some sort of 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 people who are active, always on the go, busy moms, people in the entertainment industry who need to look good at any given time, or women who simply want to spend less time in front of the mirror.
Should I get my eyebrows shaped before coming or grow them back?
There is no need to shape your eyebrows before you come in. As I am highly experienced in brow shaping, it will help me to 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 procedure and it is recommended to wait a minimum of 3 weeks following your treatment appointment before tinting or lightening to ensure the skin has healed.
Can you retouch my cosmetic tattoo done elsewhere?
I do not simply 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 if the work you have had previously can be gone over. 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 deposit and why it is non-refundable?
It simply helps me to cover costs of time and rent when people do not show up, as I allow up to two- three hours for the treatments and I have many enquiries 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 am unable to allow family and friends to be present during the process of the treatment. 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 skin care 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, this means that if you keep using these products and you get a cosmetic tattoo it is highly likely that 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 sun beds 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 high risk of scarring. So ideally no sun/sun beds exposure for 7 days before and after the treatment. After the area has healed, it is vital to use a sunscreen on it religiously with the 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, it is very important that each client understands that I cannot guarantee how long the pigment will retain in your skin. Retention depends on your skin type, texture, oiliness, and aftercare. Most clients will need 12-18 month colour boost, but results will vary from person to person.

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