Brows Blades & Babes
Welcome to Brows, Blades & Babes, a microblading and powder brow boutique! The goal of this shop is to simply perform brow beautification on every client that walks into my suite. I will individually design and tailor your brows to match your face shape, bone structure and natural hair growth. No cookie-cutter brows at Brows, Blades & Babes. Microblading is a cutting edge form of permanent makeup that uses a handheld tool with a configuration of small needles that resemble a blade to create natural hair-like strokes, giving the illusion of a natural fuller brow. Microblading not only makes the brows appear fuller but it also helps you achieve a more balanced and shapely brow that is individually tailored to your face shape and bone structure. In contrast, powder brows AKA microshading will give you amore filled in brow! Powder brows can be extremely natural or super bold! Your choice! What are you waiting on? Say yes to smudge-proof brows. Say yes to waterproof brows! Say yes to great brows!
Hello, my name is Angela and I am the owner of Brows, Blades & Babes. Although my shop is new. I was trained by one of the best and one of the only accredited schools in Illinois. I am certified and licensed and bloodborne pathogen trained. I am also a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP.) After years of working in social media marketing and journalism, I knew I wanted a change. I’ve always been interested in the beauty world but wasn’t quite sure what aspect would be best suited for me.
About five years ago I decided to start a natural hair youtube channel. It became something I enjoyed and the positive feedback from my channel made me realize that helping people feel and look beautiful was my true calling. Although I enjoyed my youtube channel, and still do, I wanted to be more immersed in the beauty world. I wanted something more hands-on. One thing I have always been obsessed with is people’s eyebrows. I’ve always thought it was kind of strange but then I thought to myself, “It doesn’t have to be.” The first time I heard about microblading I was enthralled. But life circumstances prevented me from pursuing my curiosity further. But when is life not in the way, right? So instead of dipping my toe in the water, I jumped in headfirst and here I am.
Microblading has now become my life. I think about brows, dream about brows and talk about brows all day. Why? Because this is my true calling and I plan on beautifying every brow that comes my way to the best of my ability. Brows carry the magic of framing your face and making your natural features pop. It also has the power to boost confidence. When you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you do good!
Insert—-Brows, Blades & Babes! So welcome, please stop, look around and then call or email for questions or you can just jump right in and book.
Looking forward to your brow beautification appointment. Remember, say yes to great brows!
What is Microblading & Shading?
Microblading–what is it? You may have heard many terms for this popular procedure. Some common terms include microstroking, eyebrow embroidery, dermal implantation and micro-pigmentation. These are all the same procedure under a different name.
To state it simply, microblading is a form of permanent makeup that involves a handheld tool that inserts pigment into the skin while creating hair-like strokes. This handheld tool has a grouping or configuration of needles affixed to the handle that manually creates lines that resemble hair strokes. The configuration of needles resembles a blade, hence the term microblading. This gives the appearance of a naturally fuller looking brow.
Microshading uses a small machine the size of a marker with an attached needle to shade in the brow for a more makeup look. Microshading is also a form of permanent makeup. Microshading is often call powder brows and/or ombre brows.
Who Microblading? Why Microshading
Most people who desire permanent makeup done to their brows, like the idea of smudge-proof, waterproof brows that allow them to wake up every morning with beautifully crafted eyebrows. After healing is complete your brows will last between 1 and 3 years depending on environmental factors, skin type and lifestyle. For microsahding it can lasts 2-4 years.
Color boosts are advised after year 1 to keep the brow fresh and to slow down fading. Although Microblading and Powder Brow touch-ups are needed it is considered permanent because any change to the skin is by far, considered permanent.
Who’s a Candidate?
People with extremely oily skin may not be the best candidate for microblading as the strokes may blur and turn into a powder brow. Those with extremely oily skin are usually better candidates for microshading. Microshading inserts pigment into the skin and gives a more makeup/filled-in look. At your consultation, we can determine if you are better suited for microblading or shading.
Anyone who takes Accutane can not get microblading or shading unless they have been off for at least a year. If you’re a previous cancer patient you will need a doctor’s note but usually, you are still a good candidate as long as chemo has been over for at least a year. You should not receive botox within two weeks of your appointment.
Also, laser or chemical peels are a no-no. If you have had this procedure done, please wait a month before getting any form of permanent makeup.
Diabetics will need a doctor’s note stating their levels are controlled or they must sign a consent stating that levels are controlled. Pregnant or nursing mothers must wait until they are no longer pregnant or nursing to receive any form of permanent makeup. Lastly, If you are on medication, please request a list of all medications that should not be taken and I will gladly oblige. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
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