Frequently Asked Questions
What is Microblading?
Eyebrow Microblading is a semi permanent cosmetic tattoo done with a disposable hand tool, using 4 micro needles to etch a pattern of hair stokes into the skin. This method is ideal for:
• Dry skin types
• Those looking for a fluffier, more natural looking brow
• Those with minimal sparseness
• Brows that are incomplete in areas such as the head, tail, arch and underside
• Scars and imperfections
Heal Time: 1 week
Pain Level: Little to none
Longevity: 1-3 years
Maintenance: Touch up as needed
What is Ombré Powder?
Ombré Powder Brows is a traditional method of tattooing done with a cosmetic tattoo machine used to create a powdered effect. Hundreds of tiny dots of semi – permanent pigment is shaded into the skin, creating a lighter front and gradually darkened tails. This method is ideal for:
• Oily & combination skin types
• Those with a very active lifestyle
• Those wanting a more filled in/tinted brow look
• Those who desire a manicured and perfected brow
• Those who have very bare brows or very thin brows
Heal Time: 5 days
Pain Level: Little to no pain
Longevity: 2-4 years
Maintenance: Touch up as needed
What are Combo Brows?
This option is ideal for those: Who like the look for Microblading, but would like to add more density to their strokes as some may not find that Microblading is enough for extreme sparseness or missing sections
Alternatively, some may like the look of a solidly filled Ombre Powder Brow but want to add some hair strokes in the heads of their brows.
How will I know which one is right for me?
You and Christina will decide what your brows need based on preference, face shape, hair colour, lifestyle and the current state of your brows.
Am I the right candidate for microblading?
Permanent makeup is a great option for those:
• with scars
• with unsymmetrical brows
• missing sections
• who look forward to waking up with makeup on
• with brows they feel are less than perfect or problematic
While cosmetic tattooing is ideal for many people, there are some conditions in which we CAN NOT perform this service.
These contradictions include those:
• who are pregnant
• who have insulin-dependent Diabetes
• on certain medications
• who have been on Accutane within the last 12 months
• with liver disease
• with Hepatitis A,B and C
• who are currently undergoing Chemotherapy or Radiation
When cosmetic tattooing can be performed with a doctor’s note:
• non insulin dependent Diabetic
• cancer treatment within the last 6 months
• heart problems, Hemophilia and other blood disorders
• HIV Positive
When cosmetic tattooing may be performed on a case by case basis:
• those prone to Keloid scarring
• those currently breast feeding
Is there anything else I should know before booking my Microblading, Ombré Powder Brows or Combo Brow appointment?
Consultations come standard with every 3 hour tattoo appointment. Although we only use non-toxic, semi-permanent ink; this is still a tattoo and requires a good amount of thought to decide if this procedure is right for you.
Please note that full Microblading and Powder Brow appointments are not confirmed until a consultation form is filled and a deposit is paid. Consultation and Disclosure forms MUST be filled to determine if you are a candidate for cosmetic tattooing.
Prices and availability can be found online at https://www.vagaro.com/motherpluckers/services
How do I go about booking an appointment for a brow shaping or lash lifting service?
Appointments are made online through Vagaro.com via www.vagaro.com/motherpluckers/book-now. When you click Book Now, your browser will redirect to our online booking page on Vagaro. From there you will click the red button ‘Book’ and select your service and artist from the drop down menu. The system will automatically find you your artist’s next available day.
Is your online schedule accurate?
Our online schedule is a direct representation of our availability and cancellations become available to you live. Unfortunately, Vanessa’s schedule books up fast and we advise clients to book their appointments 6 months ahead. If you’re looking for something sooner, select a Junior Artist from the drop down menu and the system will take you to their next available day. We suggest booking with our Junior Artists 2-3 weeks ahead.
Do you have a wait list?
Yes, we do! Our wait list is accessed exclusively online at www.vagaro.com/motherpluckers/book-now. On this page, it will give our next available day as well as the option to be added onto the wait list. From there you can add yourself onto the wait list for up-to 5 dates with specific times and artists.
How does the wait list work?
The wait list will send you either an email or text notification when a cancellation comes up within your wait list requested window. These notifications are sent out to everyone on the wait list any time cancellations happen. The system does not reserve this spot for you and it is available to everyone online. You must get to the appointment before someone else claims the spot.
I’ve received a notification but when I go online, the appointment I was notified about doesn’t appear. What’s happened?
Unfortunately, this means that someone else got to the appointment before you. Don’t fret, cancellations happen often but usually closer to the day of. You will continue to get notifications until you’ve removed yourself from the wait list. While the wait list is useful, we suggest pre-booking your appointments to avoid disappointment. We also suggest downloading the Vagaro app; this ensures you stay logged in so that when you do get that notification, you open the app and the appointment will come up if it’s still available. Clicking the link will cause you to log back in and may result to someone else claiming the appointment first.
Where can I find your services and price list?
Our service menu can be found at www.vagaro.com/motherpluckers/services along with a complete list of our prices and all the services we offer.