Hi, I’m Mariel! With a background in goldsmithing, I’m at my best doing very tiny, focused, detailed art. How did I get into microblading? I have no idea! It was an out-of-nowhere whirlwind, but I love it and I am so lucky to say that I’m excited to go to work every day! I did my beginner’s training at 3-D Brows Academy in Draper, Utah, and followed that up with advanced microblading training with Audrey Glass at AG Cosmetic Tattoo and Smoky Lash Enhancement (liner) training with Will Anthony. Some of my other certifications include ombre eyebrow tattoo with Jein King and some additional online trainings. I had previously lived in Whitefish for 11 years and after a stint in Wyoming I recently moved back to the Flathead Valley and am so happy to be home! I have two handsome, crazy labs, Nick (R.I.P.) and Bradley, and a beautiful gray cat named Georgia. I love to cross country ski, paddleboard and hike with pups. I also love to cook and can’t live without pajama pants. I can’t wait to meet you and I’m so excited to do your brows!
WHY PERMANENT MAKEUP?
My goal with permanent makeup is to enhance your natural beauty. I don’t want you to look like you have tattooed eyebrows or eyeliner–I want you to look like you have full, shaped brows, or dark, thick lashes. With all of the amazing outdoor recreation Northwest Montana has to offer, permanent makeup is the perfect sweat-proof, smudge-proof, waterproof makeup-free enhancement that you never have to worry about!
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
- Microblading – An advanced brow technique where a superfine row of needles is used to create thin, hair-like marks on the skin.
- Ombre Eyebrow Tattoo – A more filled in, fresh makeup look. also called a powder brow.
- Permanent Lash Enhancement – A soft, natural tattooed line placed behind the lashes to create the look of fuller lashes and give the eyes more definition
- Winged Eyeliner – A classic, more defining liner
You are not a candidate for permanent makeup if you:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Are currently undergoing treatment for cancer
- Have had chemotherapy or radiation treatment within the last 12 months
- Are taking blood thinning medications
- Are currently using or have been on Accutane within the last 12 months
- Have a freshly tanned or sunburned face
- Have rosacea
Microblading or Ombre Eyebrow Tattoo
- Eyebrows (initial appointment): $475
- Eyebrow Touch Up (6 to 10 weeks from initial seeion): $95
- Eyebrow Annual Refresher (9 to 18 months from last session): $275
- Eyebrow Session (18 months or more from last session): $475
Permanent Lash Line Enhancement
- Lash Line Enhancement (initial appointment): $275
- Lash Line Enhancement Touch Up (6 to 10 weeks from initial session): $75
- Lash Line Enhancement Annual Refresher (9 to 18 months from last session): $175
- Winged Eyeliner (initial appointment): $325
- Winged Eyeliner Touch Up: $85
- Winged Eyeliner Annual Refresher: $185
WHAT TO EXPECT – FAQ
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Eyebrows take approximately 3 hours. Permanent Lash Enhancement takes approximately 2 hours. Eyebrow Lamination takes approximately 1 hour.
DOES IT HURT?
The real answer is, everyone is different! Some people have a hard time and some people fall asleep! I really can’t give you a set answer but I can tell you that I do everything I can to make sure you are as comfortable as possible! I do use topical numbing throughout the procedure. If you struggle with numbing at the dentist, you may have some discomfort.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
Normal healing time is 2 weeks. There is a healing/regenerating process that occurs during the following 2 – 6 weeks in during which your color softens/settles. Regular routines usually can be resumed immediately after your procedure! We will go over the aftercare process in depth at your appointment and you will be given everything you need to properly care for your new brows!
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
After an initial appointment and touch-up at 6 – 8 weeks, you will generally need an annual color refresher. Depending on your skin type and retention you may need a color boost a bit earlier or you may be able to hold off a bit later.
SIGN ME UP! HOW DO I BOOK?
I currently work out of two locations…
Red Union Salon – 126 Central Ave., Whitefish
Onyx Salon – 415 N. Higgins Ave., Suite #14, Missoula
Wherever you plan to book with me, the best way is through the “Book Now” link.
BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT…
- If you can, please print and complete your client forms. It saves time on the day of!
- Avoid alcohol the day before your appointment and avoid coffee, ibuprofen/Advil and exercise the day of your appointment to minimize bleeding during your procedure.
- Do not come to your appointment with sunburned skin.
- Don’t be nervous! We will map out and agree to your brow shape together before we start. You are 100% involved in the process and are able to make any changes and ask any questions as we go!
Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the tattooed area.
Week one: Keep the area clean by rinsing with lukewarm water and patting dry with a clean paper towel three times a day. See More Eyebrow Aftercare...
Week two: Continue this process but only twice a day. Apply a very small amount of the provided ointment (Aquaphor) after rinsing and drying your brows. In regards to aftercare ointment, you want your brows to be moisturized (or dry) not saturated. The goal is to allow any scabs to flake off naturally on their own. If a scab comes off too early it can pull pigment with it. The two main causes of a scab coming off early are picking or saturating. NO picking and keep them dry!
Aftercare ointment can help relieve some itching and discomfort but do not saturate your brow by applying it too thick. Remember–thin, protective layer. You may use aftercare ointment for the first week. After week one, it is no longer necessary.
Avoid any kind of moisturizers, soaps, oils, makeup or makeup removers for the first two weeks. You must also avoid working out for the first week. Light exercise (minimal sweating) is allowed but you must rinse your brows with lukewarm water and pat dry as soon as you are done. The salt in sweat can fade pigment and give poor results during healing. Avoid direct sun exposure for the first two weeks. No Retin-A or glycolic acids during or after healing.
Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear darker, bolder and more sharply defined. Do not panic! This is normal. Swelling and redness may occur but is generally minimal in most clients. The complete healing process takes about 6 – 8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still naturally generating. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color. Keep in mind, microbladed brows heal up to 40% softer than the initial color. Once the area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow up appointment.
PERMANENT LASH ENHANCEMENT AFTERCARE
After your permanent cosmetics procedure, slight redness and irritation should be expected. Depending on your skin sensitivity, swelling of the area may persist. This can be remedied by applying a clean ice pack or bag of ice over the area at 10 minute intervals. See More Permanent Cosmetics Aftercare...
Keep the area clean and free from dirt and oil. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap before tending to the area. Wash the area twice a day with water and a mild fragrance-free soap (Cetaphyl). Do not use an exfoliator or any acid-based product. Gently pat the area dry with a clean paper towel and apply a very thin layer of aftercare ointment (Aquaphor). Re-apply the aftercare ointment 2 – 3 times throughout the day maintaining a thin, moist barrier protecting the area at all times. Repeat this for 3 – 4 days following the procedure. Applying an excess amount of the aftercare ointment may cause an infection. Do not apply any healing agents to the area, as they may strip the applied pigment. If scabbing or peeling occurs, do not pick or peel the scab. Do not apply makeup directly on top of the treated area. If you wear makeup around the area, remove it with water and a mild fragrance-free soap. Avoid makeup removers and harsh cleansers.
What to expect:
After the first application, your permanent makeup will fade. A touch up can be performed between 6 and 8 weeks. If the touch up is performed too soon, there is a greater risk of scarring. Immediately following your procedure and for the first few days, the liner will appear very dark and prominent. The area will begin to peel lightly in about 3 – 6 days. After the area peels, the liner will appear light or faded. This is due to excess pigment peeling off and leaving behind a layer of new granular skin cells over the pigment. The color will re-appear in about 2 – 3 weeks as it heals. Depending on the skin sensitivity, I may not be able to make the liner as thick as you desire in the first sitting. All adjustments can be made during a touch up procedure.
What Is Permanent Jewelry?
Bracelets, anklets, and necklaces made from delicate 14K gold filled or .925 sterling silver chain custom fit to you and welded closed resulting in a seamless, comfortable “permanent” keepsake!
Why Do I Want Permanent Jewelry?
Permanent jewelry is super versatile and comfortable for daily wear but it’s also more than that – most of the time it’s personal or sentimental.
If you’re looking for a unique way to commemorate significant moments in life or you want to express a strong bond with important people in your life, this is a great way of doing so!
Permanent Jewelry Price List
- One chain: $75
- Two chains: $130
- Three chains: $170
- Each additional: $40
- Up to 16″: $100
- Up to 18″: $125
- Up to 20″: $140
- Standard: $20
- Premium: $25