What is a brazilian wax?
*The Brazilian wax basically removes all hair. Front to back. Sometimes leaving just a tiny strip of hair on the top if desired. Leaving a larger area of hair is considered a modified bikini wax. Before your service we will consult to determine which waxing service you would like.
What kind of wax do you use?
I use 3 different European & Australian waxes. For brazilian waxing I use both non-ploymer or polymer hard wax which is applied thicker than soft wax and removed without strips. Unlike soft wax, hard wax does not stick to the skin, which makes it less irritating. On occasion a coconut cream soft wax is used if hair is too fine to be removed with hard wax. It is gentle & will result in a smoother finish.
What can I do to prepare?
Avoiding caffeine for 5 hours before getting waxed will greatly reduce sensitivity. Caffeine restricts the blood vessels so skin is not getting as much blood flow which increases sensitivity. Taking an Ibuprofen 1 hour before will aid in reducing sensitivity and inflammation. Ask about a topical anesthetic which you may have applied for about 10 min, for an extra $10 fee before we start your appointment.
Does it hurt?
Specializing in quick & efficient brazilian waxing techniques using luxurious & naturally based hard & soft waxes, hair can be removed as short as one millimeter. I work quickly yet efficiently & because of my proprietary speed waxing technique, the pain is greatly minimized.
How long should I wait to get waxed after I’ve shaved?
3-4 weeks is recommended. At minimum 2 weeks. It takes time to grow out each of the 3 cycles of hair growth especially from shaving. If you come in prematurely your hair may be too short & blunt to wax & you may experience more pain & not achieve a desirable result.
How often should I make an appointment?
Every 3-4 weeks until hair growth cycles slow down.
Is it OK to shave between wax appointments?
No. Waxing slows down and reduces hair growth. Hair also grows much finer & thinner thus making it easier to remove and less painful when waxed. Shaving just one time in between will negate all that is gained from waxing and can further irritate follicles which can cause ingrown hair & thicker appearance.
How long will it last?
If you have been shaving, there may be a transition period. It generally requires 2-3 consistent waxes to achieve optimal results which are: 3-4 weeks of hairlessness, softer hair, and less hair growing back. If you haven’t been shaving prior to getting waxed, these results may be obtained more quickly. Your first time waxing you will see the 2nd cycle of hair growing in as little as 1 1/2 weeks. The more you wax the longer you can go in between appointments. the average client will only need to come in once a month, & usually 6-8 weeks for those who have been waxing on schedule for an extended amount of time.
I’m on my period. Can I get waxed?
If possible, avoid scheduling your appointment a week before or during your menstrual cycle. I recommend this only because we tend to be most sensitive during this time.
*If you must be waxed on your cycle please make sure you are only spotting, inform me as soon as possible, & be sure to wear a tampon.
How long does it take?
I work quickly & efficiently with 12 years of waxing techniques. The Brazilian itself should take 15 minutes or less!
What can I expect afterwards?
The waxed skin might be tender for a day or two. I advise using recommended aftercare treatments to decrease inflammation and skin sensitivity.
What can I do about ingrown hair?
Exfoliating in the shower with a body brush & exfoliants everyday helps to keep the skin free from cellular buildup which can trap hair. Aftercare treatments will be recommended, which will help to prevent and clear the skin of ingrown hair.
Is waxing sanitary?
Yes! In concern for your health I never double dip wax sticks. Treatment room as well as waxing tools are kept sanitized with hospital grade disinfectants.
Are there any topical creams or medications that I should avoid prior to getting waxed?
Yes! Internal Medication such as Accutane and topicals that include Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid,Differin,Tazorac,Avage,Strivectin,Renova,ProActive,Avita,Benzoyl Peroxide. All of the above mentioned can enhance skin sensitivity that could lead to lifting of the skin when removing hair.
Can I tan before or after I get waxed?
You should wait 3-5 days to get waxed after you have tanned. You should never get waxed if you are sunburned or even if skin is red. The very top layer of skin could pull off or “lift” which is painful and can result in scabbing. You should wait for 3 days after you have waxed to tan. Waxed skin is more photosensitive and is more susceptible to burning.
Do I need an appointment?
Appointments are required. Please be aware that I book brow and Brazilian appointments every 15 min. Please be early or on time to avoid losing your appointment. If you’re unable to keep an appointment I appreciate calling within 24 hours prior if possible. Last minute cancellations or no-show appointments may incur a fee. You will not be charged unless you fail to cancel within 24 hours.
Are there any age restrictions?
All services may be performed on clients from 15-17 years of age with a signed parent consent form. I do not offer the Brazilians to clients under the age of 14, however all other waxing services are available with a signed parent consent form and accompanied by a parent for the service.
+ What is microblading?
Microblading (also referred to as Microstroking, Eyebrow Embroidery, Feather Stroke Brows, 3D Brows, or micro pigmentation, etc) is the process of manually implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes.
+ Is it tattooing?
With the sudden popularity and media attention to the term microblading, many are led to falsely believe microblading is not a tattoo process. Permanent cosmetics, micropigmentation, dermal implantation, microblading/microstroking, eyebrow embroidery, and long-time/long-lasting makeup, are all different names for the same procedure – cosmetic tattooing. Any time pigment is placed into the skin with any device, it is a tattoo process as defined by many well informed regulators, the medical community, and dictionary sources. Denying this process is a tattoo can be problematic for those who would, for religious or other personal reasons, normally refuse to have a tattoo.
+ Who is microblading for?
Those who want to effortlessly look their best anytime. Busy moms, business women or anyone with an active lifestyle.
+ Do my existing eyebrows need to be shaved off?
Most definitely NOT! Please do not tweeze, thread, wax or modify your eyebrows in any way for as long as possible, and no sooner than two weeks. The beginning of your service includes a brief consultation, followed by shaping and finally a discussion about color. Your regular brow maintenance of tweezing, threading, waxing and/or tinting may continue once the brows have healed.
+ Does it hurt?
The discomfort is relative as everyone has a different level of sensitivity. An anesthetic is applied for numbing during the procedure and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure. Our clients are usually pleased to discover that it is no more painful than tweezing or threading.
Pre-appointment instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding and sensitivity during the procedure can dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.
* Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.
* If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long and also may lead to poor retention.
* If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
+ How long is the healing process?
It is normal to experience minimal swelling and tenderness immediately following your procedure. This usually subsides within and hour or two. The first week following your treatment the pigment will appear much darker than how it will appear once it has healed. Around week 2, the skin naturally exfoliates and sheds. During weeks 4-8 when the skin completes healing, you will see the pigment become more visible. An enhancement session visit approximately 8 weeks after your initial appointment is necessary in order to achieve that richness of color and density in the shape.
+ How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
You must be 18 years or older to receive Microblading at Chíc Artistry Studio in Phoenix, AZ.
+ Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or nursing?
As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
+ How long does microblading last?
Microblading is a cosmetic tattoo. The pigment will fade over time and we recommend to get an Annual Touch-Up to keep them looking their best. There is no guarantee in how long it lasts as each individual has very different skin and lifestyle.
Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: skin type, pigment selection, lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), chemical peels, etc.
Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary.
+ How many treatments are needed?
Microblading is a multiple step appointment process. Your brows will not be completed in just one service. For microblading, at least two appointments are needed initially, each appointment being 8-12 weeks apart. At the second Complimentary Enhancement Session, I will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go bolder and add more density at your next appointment. :)
+ What factors will affect microblading?
Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your tattoo, so a physical sunscreen should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement.
The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds.
The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold.
The choice of pigment color: Some colors may fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde pigment may fade quicker than a dark brunette pigment.
Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should avoided 48 hours prior to your appointment.
+ What should I do before my eyebrow procedure?
If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, please bring a couple reference photos with you to your appointment. You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we may take into consideration the shape you feel most comfortable with. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please refrain from doing so within a week of your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, I can remove them.
If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 30 days after the procedure.
We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 48 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen.
Do NOT drink any alcohol or caffeine 48 hours prior to your appointment. (Yes, decaf coffee has caffeine!)
NO Botox for 2 months prior to microblading and No Botox 4 weeks after microblading (We recommend that it's best to wait until after your touch up heals to get Botox, as an educated injector will take your new brows into consideration when choosing where to inject.)
If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
+ How will I look immediately after?
Your brows will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first week or so. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal. Please view all detailed Before & Aftercare Instruction emailed & given to you.
+ What should I do after the procedure?
Please review our detailed Pre & Post Care Instructions. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best possible results. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the color will peel off prematurely, and avoid extreme heat, sweating, and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, pools, lakes, and places with hot humidity, etc.).
+ How will my microblading brows look in the future?
During your appointment, I will analyze your skin tone to anticipate how pigment colors will heal and fade in the future. I will also mix pigments to ensure the color blends well with your natural hair and skin color. There are some cases, however, where the color may fade to different tones according to the individual’s response to the pigments (like lifestyle and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes. At your follow up appointment, we will re-analyze how your body has responded to the initial color. If needed, special formula alterations to correct the color is made at this time. Your eyebrow tattoo will eventually look softer and have more of a "powdered" look. To keep your brows looking their best, a refresher appointment is suggested every 12 months. Results and preferences vary with each client.
+ What should I know about long term care?
* The color will lighten over time. It is recommended to have an annual touch up to keep brows looking their best. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, iron deficiency, and if any chemical peels were done after your procedure.
* If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please inform the tecnicia that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area.
* If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.
+ Will microblading work well for me?
If you have extremely oily skin, the microblading technique may NOT work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hairstrokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. Your end result will look more powdered instead of a crisp hair stroke appearance.
If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment will fade sooner.
Do you tattoo men's eyebrows?
I am happy to accommodate consultations for men interested in microblading.
If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment will fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.
+ How do I book an appointment?
Appointments may be made via online booking system at: