PRIOR TO BOOKING APPOINTMENTS PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING
Prior to booking an appointment, we ask that each client reads and understands the information below to make sure they are properly informed about our payment and cancellation policies.
It’s a lot of information but it’s very important that each client understands everything prioR to booking an appointment.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about anything!
HOW TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
Once you have reviewed the information in this section based on the services you are looking to get, please ask us any questions you have.
You will then be required to pay the deposit or Booking Price to secure your appointment by booking the appointment online.
YOUR APPOINTMENT IS NOT CONSIDERED BOOKED UNTIL YOU HAVE PAID
RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION EMAIL/TEXT!!!!
Merk Beauty accepts all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, digital transfers and 'Afterpay'.
Your appointment is not booked until you have paid your deposit.
Please review our cancellation policy below prior to booking.
Please read this policy before booking any appointments at Merk Beauty to make sure you fully understand.
The reason for this policy is that we remain very booked for all services, with some clients waiting for many months to be seen. While we are ever so grateful for our wonderful clients, timely and efficient service is necessary for us to provide outstanding customer service. If you fail to comply with these policies we are unable to service everyone in a fair and efficient way. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority, and these policies exist to give all clients the absolute best experience possible. We are so thankful for your business and welcome any inquiries about this policy!
- For all permanent makeup appointments, a 48-hour notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment. We just ask that you please call and let us know, (voice mail if necessary), text or email us at least 48 hours prior to your appointment time to cancel or reschedule.
- Should you fail to cancel or reschedule your appointment at least 48 hours before your appointment, you will forfeit your booking deposit. Should you wish to reschedule your appointment at that point, you definitely can! You will have to pay another non-refundable deposit to book another date.
- Should you cancel or reschedule your appointment within 12 hours of your appointment, or no call/no show, you will not only forfeit your booking deposit but also will be required to pay the full balance of your missed appointment cost before you can re-book with us.
- Once you pay the full cost of your original missed appointment, another deposit must be paid which will go toward the new appointment cost to book another appointment. As usual, the balance of the new appointment cost is due at the time of the new appointment.
- Should you cancel or reschedule your free 4-8 week touch up appointment within 12 hours, or no call/no show for your appointment, you will be required to pay for your touch-up.
- Touch-up prices are listed in our pricing menu.
- Therefore, if you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment you will forfeit your deposit and be required to pay for the balance of your appointment before you can re-book.
- If you are over 15 minutes late to an appointment, you will be asked to reschedule, and the same policies above will apply. This is because all clients receive thorough consultations and detailed, precise work. As a result, we will not rush your appointment or others.
There will be no exceptions to this policy.
By booking your appointment with Merk Beauty, you acknowledge that you have read, You understand, and You agree to the Payment & Cancellation Policy.
Please remember to bring your photo ID to your appointment!!!!!!!!
Lastly, please do not book an appointment without a consultation if you have ever had prior permanent makeup before, no matter how long ago it was or how faded it looks to you!
Please note that children under the age of 10 are not allowed in the salon for safety reasons DURING PERMANENT MAKEUP SESSIONS. Children over the age of 10 must be able to sit quietly alone in the waiting area. Unfortunately, if you arrive at your appointment with children under the age of 10 you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
Elevating Your Permanent Makeup Experience
Are you certified and licensed to operate? Certainly!
Merk Beauty is a fully licensed tattoo studio, and Jessica is a Certified Permanent Makeup Artist (PMU). Jessica has undergone a comprehensive hands-on apprenticeship and holds certifications in Blood Borne Pathogens, ensuring a secure and hygienic environment. Opting for a licensed and insured PMU is paramount for the protection of your health throughout the procedure.
Does it hurt?
The level of discomfort can vary among clients, but the consensus is minimal pain. Jessica employs a premium topical lidocaine gel to enhance your comfort during the process. While some discomfort is inevitable, envision a sensation akin to a slight burning or astringency – a tolerable aspect considering the exceptional results.
How long does it last?
The longevity of your new brows is contingent on several factors, with diligent aftercare playing a pivotal role. On average, Merk Beauty’s expertly crafted brows last approximately 24 months, though individual experiences may vary. Factors such as sun exposure, skin type, and adherence to aftercare instructions influence the durability. To maintain the freshness of your brows, an annual touch-up is recommended.
Do I need to shave or wax brows?
No shaving or waxing is required on your part. Jessica skillfully shapes your eyebrows using shaving and tweezing techniques, complemented by a careful selection of pigments that seamlessly integrate with your natural brows. Although optional, some clients may find it beneficial to have their brows waxed several days before their appointment.
How are Powder/ombre brows different than a traditional Brow Tattoo?
Merk Beauty distinguishes itself from traditional eyebrow tattoos by delivering natural-looking brows that mirror reality. The meticulous selection of pigments adds depth and shape, ensuring a harmonious blend of permanent makeup and natural brow hairs. Unlike the conventional block-style tattoo, Merk Beauty’s approach results in a more authentic and aesthetically pleasing outcome.
Microblading vs. Ombre/Powder Brows vs. Combination Brows: Understanding the Differences
Microblading: A technique involving the creation of fine, hair-like strokes to mimic natural brow hairs, producing a realistic and hair-by-hair look.
Ombre/Powder Brows: A technique that provides a soft, shaded effect, resembling the appearance of filled-in eyebrow makeup, creating a more defined and gradient appearance.
Combination Brows: A customized approach combining microblading and ombre techniques, delivering a natural yet defined look with added depth and texture.
Each method offers a unique outcome, allowing you to choose the style that best suits your desired aesthetic. Trust Merk Beauty’s expert artistry to enhance your natural features with precision and flair.
How long does it take?
The entire process encompasses approximately 2-3 hours, inclusive of the design phase and the application of a numbing agent. There is no downtime associated with the procedure, and any redness or swelling experienced by some clients is a normal, temporary occurrence.
How long is the Healing Process?
Post-procedure, some swelling and tenderness are normal, typically subsiding within a day or so, depending on the individual. While your new brows may initially appear darker, wider, and sharper, this effect gradually diminishes over the next 7 days as your skin heals. Adhering to aftercare instructions is crucial during this phase. The complete healing process takes about 7 days on average.
Will they look natural?
Absolutely! Merk Beauty specializes in tailoring brows to your preferences, whether you desire a bold or subtle look.
What if my brows are fading quicker than I like?
In such cases, a reassessment of aftercare practices and lifestyle adjustments may be necessary. If required, Jessica may recommend going darker and fuller during your touch-up session.
What if I have concerns after they are healed?
Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. If you have any concerns or queries after your brows have healed, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are committed to addressing your needs and ensuring your satisfaction with the final results.
Are there some clients who can’t retain pigment?
While this is a rare occurrence, it’s essential to acknowledge that some individuals may experience challenges in retaining pigment. Factors such as highly effective immune systems or unique skin healing properties can contribute to this occurrence. In such instances, further touch-ups may be recommended, but it’s crucial to recognize the limitations to avoid compromising the skin’s integrity. It’s important to consult with our technicians to determine individual suitability.
Choose Merk Beauty for an unparalleled permanent makeup journey. Your beauty is our canvas, and our artistry aims to enhance your natural features, providing you with brows that not only meet but exceed your expectations, including Powder/Ombre Brows, Microblading, and Combination Brows.
Experience Timeless Beauty at Merk Beauty!
Wondering if Powder Brows, Ombre Brows, Microblading, or Combination Brows are right for you?
Absolutely! Merk Beauty invites everyone to explore a range of advanced techniques, tailoring brows to suit your unique style.
Picture the convenience of waking up to perfectly defined brows each day, eliminating the need for daily makeup rituals. Whether you’re a busy parent, a professional with a hectic schedule, or a fitness enthusiast, our Powder Brows, Ombre Brows, Microblading, and Combination Brows offer an ideal solution.
Beyond time-saving benefits, these techniques provide transformation for individuals dealing with challenges like scarring, Trichotillomania, Alopecia, Cancer, or other conditions leading to natural hair loss. Let Jessica at Merk Beauty craft your dream brows, simplifying your beauty routine and effortlessly enhancing your natural allure. Embark on a journey to elevate your beauty with Merk Beauty!
Understanding who may not be an ideal candidate for Powder Brows is crucial?
At Merk Beauty, we prioritize your safety and satisfaction. If any of the following conditions apply to you, please notify us before booking to ensure your deposit isn’t forfeited:
- Previous Brow Tattoo/Microblading: Share pictures of your existing work before booking to assess compatibility.
- Pregnant/Breastfeeding: We cannot perform the procedure during pregnancy or nursing, even with the throwaway method.
- Prescription Skincare: If you’re on prescription skincare for various conditions, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne, or dark spots, discontinuation is typically required six months before your microblading appointment.
- Underlying Medical Conditions: Conditions like diabetes, autoimmune diseases, cancer/chemotherapy, or skin conditions may require a doctor’s note.
- Prone to Keloid/Excessive Scarring: Your safety is paramount, and we won’t risk potential complications on your face.
- Taking Blood-Thinning Medications: Approval from a doctor, allowing the temporary cessation of medication, is essential.
- Taking Fish Oil Supplements: Discontinue seven days before your appointment as they thin the blood.
- Sunburned/Damaged Skin: We cannot tattoo sunburned or extensively damaged skin.
- Skincare with RETINOLS: Stop use two weeks before the appointment.
- Skincare with GLYCOLIC or LACTIC ACID: Cease use 30 days before the booking.
- Chemical Peels in the Past 60 Days: Awaiting 60 days ensures optimal healing.
- Botox Injections: Wait two weeks before or after Botox injections.
- Alcohol Consumption: Avoid alcohol for 48 hours before the appointment.
- Coffee: Refrain from drinking coffee on the day of your appointment, and indulge as much as you’d like afterward.
At Merk Beauty, your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to discuss them with us. Let’s embark on this beauty journey together!
What are the Stages of the Permanent Makeup Brows Healing Process?
Usually, there are 6 stages of the brows healing process, and some of them may be very annoying.
Stage 3 – Light and Patchy Eyebrows
Stage 4 – the color returns
Stage 5 – touch up
Stage 6 – full recovery
Stage 1 – Dark and Swollen Freshly Done Brows
After your Merk Beauty ombre, combination, or microblading brows treatment, expect the initial phase with dark and swollen brows. This is normal, and the pigment may appear too dark. Relax and avoid touching or washing them. Follow any advice provided by your esthetician.
Days 1-2: Your brows will be red, swollen, and appear as a block of color. Refrain from frequent checks, and avoid touching or washing them. If advised, gently blot your eyebrows with a clean, dry cloth.
Days 3-4: The color will fade slightly, but your brows are still in the early stages of healing. If redness persists or intensifies with itchiness, consult your artist to ensure it’s within the expected range.
Stage 2 – Scabbing
Days 5-7: The scabbing stage begins, varying in intensity among individuals. It’s normal to experience some itchiness, but refrain from scratching to avoid disrupting the healing process. Extensive scabbing should be reported to your brow artist.
Stage 3 – Light and Patchy Eyebrows
Days 8-10: As the scabbing phase concludes, your eyebrows may appear patchy and too light. This is normal as new skin layers form over the pigment. The color will gradually return, and the touch-up session will address any patches.
Stage 4 – the color returns
Days 11-28: The most challenging period is over, and you can resume your routine. While your brows haven’t reached their final shape, you can wear makeup again. Be cautious about excessive sweating and sun exposure.
Stage 5 – Touch-Up
Around the 4-6 week mark, schedule your touch-up session. This step is essential for perfecting the brows, addressing any fading or unevenness, and ensuring long-lasting results.
Days 28-42: Your brows are fully healed. They may already look great after the first touch-up, which is crucial for fixing irregularities and addressing any concerns you may have had. Never skip the mandatory touch-up for optimal results.
Stage 6 – Full Recovery
They’ve taken their final shape, and you can enjoy the long-lasting, beautiful results of your Merk Beauty ombre, combination, or microblading brows.
Merk Beauty Permanent Makeup Eyebrows Aftercare Instructions
Congratulations on enhancing your beauty with Merk Beauty’s permanent makeup eyebrows! Proper aftercare is essential for optimal healing and long-lasting results. Please follow these detailed instructions tailored to the specific permanent makeup technique you’ve undergone, whether it’s microblading, powder brows, or combination brows.
Day of Treatment: Absorb
With medium pressure, blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every five minutes until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents lymph hardening and helps prevent scabbing. Blot gently but consistently.
General Aftercare Guidelines:
- Keep Them Dry: Avoid water contact for the first 24-48 hours. This includes showers, swimming, and intense sweating.
- Gentle Cleansing: After the initial dry period, clean your brows twice daily using a mild, fragrance-free cleanser or the provided aftercare solution. Gently use a cotton pad or swab, avoiding rubbing.
- Pat Dry: After cleansing, pat your brows dry with a clean tissue or soft cloth. Avoid rubbing or using abrasive materials.
- Avoid Makeup and Creams: Refrain from applying makeup, creams, or ointments on the treated area for at least one week. This includes brow pencils.
- No Sun Exposure: Shield your brows from direct sunlight and tanning beds during the initial healing phase to prevent fading.
- Hands Off: Resist touching or picking at your microbladed brows. Let scabs naturally flake off during healing.
- Avoid Heat: Steer clear of saunas, steam rooms, and intense heat during the first week, as excessive sweating can impact healing.
- Expect Dryness: Powder brows may experience dryness. Apply a thin layer of the recommended aftercare ointment to keep the area moisturized.
- Minimize Physical Activity: Limit strenuous activities and exercise inducing heavy sweating for the first week to prevent pigment displacement
Days 2-10 (Until Scabbing Stops): Cleanse & Moisturize
For days 2 to 10, it’s crucial to follow a gentle cleansing and moisturizing routine to promote proper healing of your eyebrows. Please adhere to the following instructions:
- Gently rinse your eyebrows every morning and night with water and a mild, fragrance-free soap (e.g., Dial, baby shampoo, Dove, Cetaphil).
- Use clean fingertips with a very light touch to gently cleanse the brow area. Rub in a smooth motion for 5-10 seconds, ensuring you cover the entire treated area.
- Rinse thoroughly with water, making sure all soap is removed.
- To dry, gently pat the brows with a clean tissue or allow them to air dry.
- DO NOT use cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA) or any exfoliants.
- Healing with minimal aftercare ointment is ideal. Apply Aquaphor only if you experience extreme itchiness and discomfort.
- If necessary, use a rice grain-sized amount of Aquaphor with a cotton swab and spread it over the affected area. Avoid overapplication, as too much ointment can hinder healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin.
- Never apply ointment on wet or damp tattooed skin.
Avoid Rubbing or Picking:
- Refrain from rubbing or picking at your brows, as this can lead to scarring or infection.
- Allow any scabs to naturally fall off; do not force or pick at them.
By diligently following these cleansing and moisturizing steps, you’ll contribute to a smoother healing process for your beautiful new eyebrows. If you experience any concerns or discomfort, reach out to Merk Beauty for guidance. Remember, patience is key for the best results!
Common Aftercare for All Techniques:
- No Scratching or Picking: Avoid scratching or picking at your brows, as this can disrupt healing.
- Attend Touch-Up Appointment: Schedule and attend your touch-up appointment as recommended. This is crucial for perfecting shape, color, and addressing concerns.
Individual healing experiences vary, so be patient. If questions arise, contact Merk Beauty. Enjoy your beautiful, long-lasting brows!
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