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We have gathered all frequently asked questions to help you plan accordingly or to answer any concerns/questions you may have, please guide yourself through the important information below, and please reach out to info@kimlayson.com if you have additional questions. Thank you!

Restrictions:

  • You are under 18 (a letter of consent is required from a guardian/parent.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding (please consult your Dr/Midwife, a letter of consent approving to proceed is required)
  • You have irritation of the skin of any kind such as blemishes, pimples, rash, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, and sunburn on the area of the procedure.
  • You are on Retin-A or Retinols. Be off 7 days before the appointment and avoid 30 days after the procedure.
  • Diabetic (consult your doctor)
  • If you’ve recently received Botox within 2-3 weeks.
  • If you are sick, cold, have pink eyes, coughing, etc.
  • Have HIV or Hepatitis or any other viral infections and/or diseases
  • Undergoing Chemotherapy must be off chemo for 6 months.
  • Epilepsy
  • A Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Had an Organ transplant
  • You generally don’t heal well and develop infections easily
  • If your old tattoo is too dark (please contact me)
  • If you recently tinted your brows, please wait 3-5 days to get this done.

I have previous tattoo done, can you remove it?

Yes, please send an email with a photo with these details – how long ago did you receive the tattoo, the last time you touched them up, and the number of sessions. Email address info@kimlayson.com

What to avoid before your appointment

You’ll be sent a message from our scheduling system to prepare you for your appointment.

  • Heavy workouts, sweating, hot yoga, spa beds, tanning, etc.
  • Sun exposure
  • Caffeine/alcohol 48 hours before the appointment (Tea does have caffeine)
  • Cigarettes/marijuana moments before your appointment

 

How soon should I come for my touch up?

Touch-ups vary by preference. Some clients book their touch up for 2-6 months to add more to the tattoo, as in most cases, clients prefer to start natural and light, then decide to come back to add a darker color, thicker, etc. Some come after 2 years with one session. Healed results are different for everyone. Your tattooed eyebrows/lips can last up to 3-4 years, depending on how the skin retains the pigment.

  • Skin type
  • Lifestyle
  • Products use
  • Facials, lasers, any services that can affect the treated area

Can you correct or cover up my previous tattoo?

Prior to making an appointment, it’s required for clients to send a photo of their current tattoo to our email address info@kimlayson.com

Your photos will be evaluated before you can make an appointment. Not all tattoos can be covered up or corrected.

How do I book an appointment?

What if I can’t make it to my appointment?

We require at least 72 hours notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

Do you offer gift cards?

Absolutely! I have gift cards available for purchase.

Can my skin affect the tattoo?

Microblading is not suitable for oily skin types or combination skin. However, we do offer powder brows that is suitable for ALL skin types.
If you tend to get hot or sweat easily, your skin is treated as an oily type. Healed results also vary by lifestyle.

Does permanent makeup hurt?

Varies by client’s pain threshold, topical numbing is applied before the session and throughout the procedure to keep the client comfortable.

Is this safe?

We take sanitation and safety up to standards per SNHD/CDC guidelines. Our studio is safe, clean, and all forms of licensing and inspections are up to date with a passing grade. Our studio is permitted, licensed, and insured. Safe to operate.

Can I schedule for a consultation?

We no longer accept consultation appointments. Please feel free to address any concerns/questions before deciding this is right for you. Send photos to our email address info@kimlayson.com. Every appointment includes a consultation.​

Do you offer training?

Yes, please send an email address to info@kimlayson.com. You can also find information under Training tab.

Do you offer payment plan?

Unfortunately, we don’t currently accept a payment plan, care credit, or checks.

What if I cancelled last minute, can I get my deposit back?

Unfortunately, not all deposits are non-refundable. Last minute cancellations are tough to fill last minute and affects us losing time and business.

How long does permanent makeup lasts?

This varies by client’s skin type, lifestyle, age, products used, etc. Sunlight exposure plays a big role in pigment fading, each individual absorbs the pigment differently, and a touch-up/color refresher is recommended yearly. This is still SEMI-permanent, it is not meant to last forever like a traditional tattoo, this new technique is only implanted on the basal layer of the skin, a traditional tattoo implants 2x-3x deeper hence the long-lasting results. It’s recommended to choose a brow/lip/liner style to naturally complement your face today, tomorrow, 5 years+

How to prep for my appointment?

You will be sent a message from the scheduling system once you’ve booked an appointment to help you prepare for your appointment.

If you get threading/waxing done, please do so 2 days before your appointment, not necessary. Do not drink caffeine/alcohol 48 hours before, if you tint your brows, please do so 1 week before your appointment. No facials, fillers or botox 3 weeks before your appointment. Do not work out before your appointment. I recommend taking the day off for the appointment for extra pre-caution as we can run into skin sensitivity. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full instructions will be sent to your email address.

How long does the appointment lasts?

Each service varies. Brow service tends to take 2-3 hours from start to finish, but this can also depend on the reaction of the skin. Lip appointments can take up to 3-4 hours. We recommend taking the day off to ensure we’re not on a time limit.

Is your studio handicap accessible?

Absolutely! Please send us a text message at your arrival so we can better prep for you and help if needed.

What service will be good for me?

This varies from person to person, not every eyebrow will suit everyone’s face.

Powder shading will be best if you have oily skin or are somewhat oily.

If you have more dry skin type, microblading or powder shading will do, it’s up to your personal preference.

If you like to wear makeup on your eyebrows every day, powder shading will do. This gives you the powder finish look but is also natural.

Powder shading will suit you best if you have dry skin with very little natural hair growth.

If you have dry skin, and a lot of natural hair, but draw your brows more than 3x a week, powder shading is best.

If you have dry skin, but sweat easily or your lifestyle is outdoorsy, powder shading is best.

If you have previous tattoo work, you must send clear photos of your current eyebrows to info@kimlayson.com before booking an appointment.

Do I need a touch up after I get my eyebrows done?

A touch-up is suggested, but not required. The treated area will last longer following a touch-up 8-12 later and/or can be done 3-6 months.

Coverup/corrections in most cases a 2nd session is recommended to make changes or corrections, the old implanted ink plays a role in the healing process, your skin has received trauma from your first tattoo and might have done some tissue damage, this is why a 2nd appointment is required to ensure your artist can observe how well your skin is retaining the new pigment

Do you color match my pencil/makeup product?

We try to color match your natural eyebrow hair or your natural head of hair. This ensures your eyebrows blend well and will prevent the appearance of tattooed eyebrows.

Lip blush appears more of a tint-like finish.

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