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Microblading

What is microblading?


Microblading is an artistic technique of tattooing individual 3-dimensional hair strokes with a hand held tool called a microblade - made of up tiny micro needles. Unlike traditional tattooing, miroblading artists (aka Rita & Jordan) hand draw each hair to match the color, coarseness, and natural hair growth pattern of your eyebrows. It's very important to only let certified and licensed artists do this process as it has to be done with precision and accuracy. If you want to learn more about our qualifications be sure to check out our bios!




How long does microblading last?


Microblading typically lasts 1-2 years and the heavily relies on clients attending their second session 6-12 weeks later for a Perfecting Touch-up. Clients who choose to not to have a second session will likely see fading much quicker.

After 1-2 years a Color Boost appointment is recommended.




How much does microblading cost?


Our goal at LBC is to personalize each service to meet your your needs and exceed your expectations. To provide you with high-end artistry and a true LBC experience, our permanent cosmetics prices vary based on the preference and look you want to achieve.

  • Microblading: $450
  • Microblading & Shading Combo: $650
  • Powder/Ombre: $600
  • Perfecting Touch-up: $100
  • Color Boost 4-12 months: $150-$275
  • Color Boost 12-24 months: $185-$375
  • Color Boost 2 years: Full service price
  • Correctional Work: $500+
Click here to view our most up-to-date services and prices.




What's the difference between microblading, shading and combo brows?


Microblading is done by using a manual blade to create hair-like strokes. This technique gives the brows a more natural appearance as if it was your own hair.

Microblading & Shading are two techniques combined to give the brows a more filled in appearance that resembles makeup while still appearing natural. This specific technique combination can benefit clients with little to no hair by adding more density to help blend the areas with less.


Ombre/Powder is a technique done specifically by a machine and a makeup lovers favorite! It resembles a powder filled in brow where the tails of the eyebrow are darker and fade into a light start of the brow leaving a soft powdery look. Ombre/Powder is a also a great technique for clients that have very thick eyebrows. Examples of different types of microblading techniques




How do you pick a shape and color?


Whether you're just looking to enhance the fullness of your natural eyebrows, correct symmetry issues, or create an entirely new brow, we will take it one step at a time. We work together to choose the shape of your new brows according to your preference, our professional opinion, and measurements. Measurements are based on your brow bone structure and facial features.Because the 3-dimensional strokes are so small there is no real way to show you what they will look like, we will show you an outline of the new shape using a cosmetic pencil.

The goal is for the pigment to blend in with your natural brow color to achieve a realistic appearance. To do this, we have a variety of colors and only use a high-quality pigment that is a perfect match based on your skin tone, hair color and preference.

We will NEVER start microblading until you are 100% satisfied with the shape and color!




Who is not suitable for microblading?


We would love to offer microblading to every client who requests it but it's important to remember that not everyone is a candidate for microblading. Below are a few scenarios that would NOT be good fits for microblading:

  • Using Accutane
  • Have had Botox in the last four weeks
  • Have gotten a deep tan or chemical/laser peel in the last two weeks
  • Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
  • Anyone who has a serious medical condition may require a physician's medial release (skin disease, irritation, diabetes, etc.)
Pregnant or nursing women who want to have microblading done can do so at their own discretion and will be required to sign a consent form. We highly encourage you to discuss this with your doctor first since microblading is still considered a form of tattooing. For more information about restrictions view our LBC Policies.




Can microblading lead to scar tissue in the future?


Microblading should never lead to scar tissue! The goal of microblading is to cut the skin down the dermal-epidermal junction (top layer of the dermis) and place the pigment in this area. Scarring isn't seen until the dermis is completely broken. When you choose to get microblading, always make sure your artist is licensed and certified.




How do I book an appointment


Call us at 504.702.8322 to book your microblading appointment!





 

Lip Blushing

What is microblading?


Microblading is an artistic technique of tattooing individual 3-dimensional hair strokes with a hand held tool called a microblade - made of up tiny micro needles. Unlike traditional tattooing, miroblading artists (aka Rita & Jordan) hand draw each hair to match the color, coarseness, and natural hair growth pattern of your eyebrows. It's very important to only let certified and licensed artists do this process as it has to be done with precision and accuracy. If you want to learn more about our qualifications be sure to check out our bios!




How long does microblading last?


Microblading typically lasts 1-2 years and the heavily relies on clients attending their second session 6-12 weeks later for a Perfecting Touch-up. Clients who choose to not to have a second session will likely see fading much quicker.

After 1-2 years a Color Boost appointment is recommended.




How much does microblading cost?


Our goal at LBC is to personalize each service to meet your your needs and exceed your expectations. To provide you with high-end artistry and a true LBC experience, our permanent cosmetics prices vary based on the preference and look you want to achieve.

  • Microblading: $450
  • Microblading & Shading Combo: $650
  • Powder/Ombre: $600
  • Perfecting Touch-up: $100
  • Color Boost 4-12 months: $150-$275
  • Color Boost 12-24 months: $185-$375
  • Color Boost 2 years: Full service price
  • Correctional Work: $500+
Click here to view our most up-to-date services and prices.




What's the difference between microblading, shading and combo brows?


Microblading is done by using a manual blade to create hair-like strokes. This technique gives the brows a more natural appearance as if it was your own hair.

Microblading & Shading are two techniques combined to give the brows a more filled in appearance that resembles makeup while still appearing natural. This specific technique combination can benefit clients with little to no hair by adding more density to help blend the areas with less.


Ombre/Powder is a technique done specifically by a machine and a makeup lovers favorite! It resembles a powder filled in brow where the tails of the eyebrow are darker and fade into a light start of the brow leaving a soft powdery look. Ombre/Powder is a also a great technique for clients that have very thick eyebrows. Examples of different types of microblading techniques




How do you pick a shape and color?


Whether you're just looking to enhance the fullness of your natural eyebrows, correct symmetry issues, or create an entirely new brow, we will take it one step at a time. We work together to choose the shape of your new brows according to your preference, our professional opinion, and measurements. Measurements are based on your brow bone structure and facial features.Because the 3-dimensional strokes are so small there is no real way to show you what they will look like, we will show you an outline of the new shape using a cosmetic pencil.

The goal is for the pigment to blend in with your natural brow color to achieve a realistic appearance. To do this, we have a variety of colors and only use a high-quality pigment that is a perfect match based on your skin tone, hair color and preference.

We will NEVER start microblading until you are 100% satisfied with the shape and color!




Who is not suitable for microblading?


We would love to offer microblading to every client who requests it but it's important to remember that not everyone is a candidate for microblading. Below are a few scenarios that would NOT be good fits for microblading:

  • Using Accutane
  • Have had Botox in the last four weeks
  • Have gotten a deep tan or chemical/laser peel in the last two weeks
  • Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
  • Anyone who has a serious medical condition may require a physician's medial release (skin disease, irritation, diabetes, etc.)
Pregnant or nursing women who want to have microblading done can do so at their own discretion and will be required to sign a consent form. We highly encourage you to discuss this with your doctor first since microblading is still considered a form of tattooing. For more information about restrictions view our LBC Policies.




Can microblading lead to scar tissue in the future?


Microblading should never lead to scar tissue! The goal of microblading is to cut the skin down the dermal-epidermal junction (top layer of the dermis) and place the pigment in this area. Scarring isn't seen until the dermis is completely broken. When you choose to get microblading, always make sure your artist is licensed and certified.




How do I book an appointment


Call us at 504.702.8322 to book your microblading appointment!





 

Hair Density & Scalp Micropigmentation

How long does scalp micropigmentation last?


Hair density and scalp micropigmentation can last up to 10 years!




How long will the appointment take?


At LBC, we will talk with you in advance of your appointment to fully understand your goals. Then we decide on the best style of procedure to achieve your desired results whether it be a soft, natural hair line; or a harder edged look. To do a full head it takes 2 to 3 sessions. The first session will take 2.5 to 4 hours and each following session less. Multiple sessions are optimal to provide the best look!




Does scalp micropigmentation hurt?


Measuring pain levels is challenging because pain tolerance is unique to each person. However, on a scale of 1 to 10 a 3 is most common.




What is the recovery time?


Your scalp will be tender and red for the first 3 hours after the procedure. You can expect the redness to go away within 24 hours. Like all LBC services, we will provide you with aftercare instructions!




How much does it cost?


Our service prices vary based on the technique that will be used to achieve your desired results.

  • Hair Density: $1,000+
  • Scalp Micropigmentation: $2,000-$5,000
  • Male Hair Strokes: $400
  • Nano Hair Strokes: $700
Click here to view our most up-to-date service menu.




What is scalp micropigmentation?


Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a hair follicle replication process that helps people suffering from different types of hair loss. We use our specially designed pigments and unique application to replicate hair follicles in your scalp. This treatment is non-invasive and requires no surgery. The value compared to other alternatives like hair transplants and medications is renowned. LBC technicians are highly trained to create the perfect scalp micropigmentation hairline for you. From slight adjustments to full-head overhauls, our artists work precisely to create flawless results. This revolutionary procedure will change the way you look at yourself in the mirror, permanently.





Lash Extensions

How do I take care of my lash extensions?


The first 24-hours after your lash appointment is the most critical in terms of care. During this time do not wet your lashes, including steam, sweat and humidity. After 24-hours have passed, you should clean your lashes daily using a lash cleanr and brush. The cleaner you keep your lashes the longer they will last! Do not use any products that contain oil becuase it will cause your lash glue to break down faster causing lash loss. Do not use mascara or eyeliner on your lash extensions. Do not pick or pull your lashes to avoid causing damage to your natural lashes.




Do eyelash extensions damange my natural lashes?


Lash extensions do not damage your natural lashes! However, like all things, improper care will result in damage.

Make sure to clean your lashes daily with lash cleaner and a lash brush. Keeping your lashes clean will make your lashes last longer and keep your natural lashes healthy and damage free.
Do not use any products that contain oil becuase it will cause your lash glue to break down faster causing lash loss. Do not use mascara or eyeliner on your lash extensions. Do not pick or pull your lashes to avoid causing damage to your natural lashes.




How long do lash extensions last?


Lash extensions should last approximately 1 month with proper care. However, lash refills are required to fill in lashes that come off as your natural lashes grow. Refills are recomended every 2-3 weeks. After 4 weeks, a new full set is required.




What should I expect during my eyelash extension appointment?


At the beginning of your appointment our licensed estiticians will disucss your lash goals to determine which set will give you your desired look. The appointment should take between 1-3 hours depending on the set you select.




How much do eyelash extensions cost?


We offer a variety of different lash extensions based on your desired fullness. To view our prices please click here.