What are permanent
Alinea Beauty Studio currently offers all 5 of eyebrow techniques in the industry:
How long do they last?
Microblading typically lasts 1-2 years on the correct skin type. Nano and powder brows implant pigment slightly deeper into the skin and therefore lasts up to 2-3 years. For dry, normal or mature skin, results could last up to 3-5 years.
The rate of fading depends on skin type (normal, oily, dry), age (youthful/mature) and lifestyle (active, outdoors, skincare regimen, etc). Skincare products with chemical peels and exfoliants (e.g. AHAs, BHAs) or ingredients like retinols, Retin-A, vitamin C which causes cell turnover and increase the speed of fading.
To refresh the colour, a touch up is suggested every 18 to 29 months. Clients can allow the brows to fade over time but a slight shadow may remain.
What is a PhiBrows
Why choose a
What is Microblading?
Do I need to add shading
to Microblading or Nano brows?
Combination Brows is the combination or blend of hair strokes (nano brows or microblading) with powder brows, also known as shading. Shading is applied by using a tattoo machine to deposit pigment into the skin. Combining shading with hair strokes is great for clients looking for more density, darkness, and definition as hair strokes alone can appear too natural for some clients, once healed.
Shading is highly recommended for those who have oily skin or an oily t-zone but desire the hair-stroke look, to ensure pigment retention. It is also recommended for those who have patches of missing eyebrow hair, such as a missing tail or a missing/short front, to ensure that the permanent makeup blends well with the natural brow hairs.
Combination Brows can be done in various ways. For example, 30% hair strokes; 70% shading, 50% hair strokes: 50% shading, or 100% hair strokes and shading throughout the entire brow. A variety of styles are available to cater to the client’s tastes and preferences.
What are Powder Ombre
What are Nano Brows?
Nano Hairstroke Brows is the newest and most advanced technique. It is exceptional as it allows for full artist creative freedom, increased control for pigment deposit and saturation, the most natural result. If done correctly, it also ages and fades beautifully. Unlike Microblading, Nano Brows is gentle on the skin and causes little to no bleeding, which allows for better healed results.
Nano Brows is done entirely with a tattoo machine, which requires precision, mastery and great attention to detail. Machine related techniques will be suitable for most skin types including mature, combination, sensitive, and oily skin. In contrast, Microblading is only suitable for dry, normal, or nearly perfect skin.
For dark melanin-rich skin or very oily skin types, we recommend the powder brow technique, to ensure healed results are visible and long lasting.
Is Microblading, Powder Brows, Nano Brows, and Combination Brows safe to get done?
There are 3 safety factors to consider:
1) Choose a trained and experienced professional
We advise clients to check artist qualifications and do not choose solely based on price. Often, the higher price is a reflection of their skill level, experience, formal training, and health & safety practices, which ultimately means you will receive a safe and high quality treatment.
2) Seek a business that values client and artist safety.
We place great importance and priority on this matter. Alinea Beauty seeks beauty courses that teach and value client safety and currently holds two Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) certifications. In light of the COVID-19 situation, three additional infection control certificates from Milady Pro and Barbicide were obtained to ensure that the most up-to-date knowledge and practices are implemented in our studio.
3) Client expectations and aftercare.
Clients should have realistic expectations with PMU brows and recognize that it is normal to resort to some makeup to make them stand out or defined. Touch ups are recommended only every 12-24 months to avoid scarring of the skin and ensure skin integrity is intact. If only a minor touch up is needed, it is best to use some brow makeup for the time being (until you feel you absolutely need a touch up). This is also why aftercare and choosing the right brow technique is so important; the longer the pigment retention, the longer you can go without a touch up!
Who is NOT a candidate for permanent makeup brows?
What if I previously had my eyebrows done elsewhere?
No matter how long ago it was done, we need to assess whether they can be worked over because not all previously done brows can be corrected. If you arrive for your appointment without having your previous eyebrow work pre-approved, this will result in forfeiture of your deposit.
All previous work will be considered a new set; charged at full price and are subject to a $50-$100 correction fee depending on the difficulty of the correction case. Please have realistic expectations as we can only work with what we are given: the shape and darkness of your previous tattoo, the amount of hair you have, your brow muscles, your brow bone, and your skin condition.
Do I need a consultation prior to booking?
What are the pre-care instructions for Microblading, Nano Brows, Powder Brows, or Combination brows?
2 Weeks Before Appointment
What is the aftercare for Microblading, Nano Brows, Powder Brows, or Combination brows?
Note: These have been generalized; detailed aftercare will be provided after appointment through either email or paper copy.
Avoid for 1 month:
What does the PMU brow appointment look like?
The first session takes up to 4 hours (depending on artist level) and starts by having the client complete the consent forms, followed by shaping and grooming the eyebrow; only the brow hairs outside the agreed shape will be removed. Once the client approves the shape, the artist will select a pigment colour that matches the client’s natural hair colour and skin tone. If the client is satisfied with the choices, the artist will begin the procedure.
The second session is a complimentary follow-up visit to perfect them and should be booked within 9 weeks for it to be considered complimentary, but no sooner than 5 weeks to allow the skin to fully heal and enough time for the pigment to settle. This touch-up appointment will take about 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on artist level.