FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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 important information below and please reach out to if you have additional questions. Thank you!
Who is not allowed to get this done?
You are under 18 (a letter of consent is required from 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, psoriosis, eczema, rosacea, sunburn on the area of procedure.
You are on Retin-A or Retinols. Be off 7 days before appointment and avoid 30 days after procedure.
Diabetic (consult your doctor)
If you've recently received Botox within 2-3 weeks.
If you are sick,cold,pink eyes, coughing, etc.
Have HIV or Hepatitis or any other viral infections and/or diseases
Undergoing Chemotherapy , must be off chemo 6 months.
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.
How often do I need to come in for touch-up after my first follow up?
Touch ups are recommended every 8-12 months, pigment is expected to fade over time as months/years go by. To keep the color fresh and strokes crispy, an annual color refresher is normally recommended. *Again, please note, results vary, as skin types are different as well as lifestyles, etc. It is normal to get a 2nd session to achieve desired fullness. This 2nd session is a "perfecting touch up" appointment. As everyone skins varies, this 2nd session allows us to access and study how well your skin reacted to the new tattoo.
What if I need to go to an event while I'm healing?
As recommended, you want to read and do research on the aftercare stages to plan your events/life accordingly. Please see an example above: You will heal for 4-6 weeks: Some heal faster than others. (I do not own these photos)
The basics to avoid during the healing process: IMPORTANT!!
No water- keep them dry. (You will be guided and be sent home with an aftercare kit with full instructions)
No heavy workouts, sweating, hot yoga, spa beds, tanning, etc.
No makeup on eyebrows.
Sun exposure, wear bigger shades/baseball cap if needed.
No alcohol intake 24 hours before and after.
No caffeine before the appointment.
Hair appointments for 2 weeks.
No swimming, surfing, avoid water activities for the next couple of weeks.
Avoid making an appointment 2-3 weeks before your big events.
!! Healed results will vary by each client. Using a pencil or powder may still be needed for some clients. We have no control over what occurs during the healing process. Absolutely NO guarantees will be made. We don't recommend multiple touch ups within a year, one or two is typically all you need, again this varies by clients skin and how it absorbs your new tattoo.
Any questions, please email
Previous tattoo work done?
Clear photos of your current eyebrows without makeup on them is required before proceeding with any appointments. It must be approved by the artist in order to determine if your previous work can be corrected/cover up. Please keep in mind, additional charge will be applied for tattoo cover ups. Send all photos to
How do I book an appointment?
Kimlaysonbeauty.schedulista.com -- Please email
What if I can't make it to my appointment?
A reschedule link will be sent to you once you have made your initial appointment, it allows you to reschedule. All deposits are non-refundable and are only transferable ONCE.
Can I buy this as a gift for someone?
Absolutely! I have gift certificates available for purchase . May not be used for different artists.
What if I have oily skin?
Microblading is not suitable for oily skin types clients, however, we do offer ombre brows that is suitable for ALL skin types.
Does it hurt?
Varies by client's pain threshold, topical numbing is applied before the session and throughout the procedure to keep the client comfortable and relaxed.
Is this safe?
We as a business take sanitation and safety up to standards per SNHD regulations. Our studio is safe, clean, and all forms of licensing and inspections are up to date with a passing grade. Kim Layson Beauty is a Permanent Makeup studio licensed under Body Art,
Can I schedule for a consultation?
I no longer accept consultation appointments, please feel free to address any concerns/questions before deciding this is right for you.
Do you offer training?
Yes, please send an email to . You can also find information under Training tab.
Pregnant and/or breastfeeding?
It is not recommended, during this stage, a mothers body hormones are up and down, if mother gets infected, there is a high rick the baby will be affected as well, better safe than sorry! Mother is more open to infections and can harm the child as well. It is recommended to wait
Do you offer payment plan? Or accept Care Credit? Checks?
Unfortunately, I do not.
What is your cancellation policy?
I require 72 hours advance to make any changes in your appointment. You can also make changes days in advance by following the 'reschedule' link sent to you via email with your initial appointment confirmation.
What if I cancelled last minute, can I get my deposit back?
Unfortunately no, all deposits are non-refundable. Last minute cancellations are tough to fill last minute and normally causes us to lose business.
How do I make a payment for my training? appointment?
Once you select the type of service you want, you are able to submit your deposit online. You can also send payments via PayPal, Venmo, CashApp.
Cash can be dropped off to the studio. All credit card transactions are charge a $15 fee.
How long does permanent makeup lasts?
This varies by clients skin type, lifestyle, age, products used, etc. Sunlight exposure plays a big role in pigment fading, each individual absorbs the pigment different, a touch up / color refresher is recommended yearly. This is still SEMI- permanent, it is not meant to lasts forever like a traditional tattoo, this new technique is only implanted on the basal layer of the skin, epidermis, a traditional tattoo implants 2x-3x deeper hence the long lasting results. However; as we age, our face shifts, changes throughout season/years, specially the eyebrow trend changes, we want to also make changes in our look/eyebrows to look our absolute best!
What do I do to prep for my appointment?
If you get threading/waxing done, please do so 2 days before your appointment, not necessary. Do not drink caffeine/alcohol 24 hours before, if you tint your brows, please do so 1 week before your appointment. No facials, fillers, botox 2 weeks before your appointment. Do not work out before your appointment. I recommend taking the day off for the appointment for extra pre-cautions.
How long does the appointment lasts?
Each service varies, approximately, microblading will take 1.5 - 2 hours -- ombre shading will take 2.5- 3 hours, this covers the consultation as well.
Touch ups on average take 40 minutes- 1 hour. Tattoo removal - 1 hour
What service will be good for me?
This varies by person to person, not every eyebrow will suit everyone’s face.
If you have oily skin or somewhat oily, ombre shading will be best.
If you have more dry skin type, microblading or ombre shading will do, it’s up to your personal preference.
If you like to wear makeup on your eyebrows everyday, ombre shading will do. This gives you the powder finish look.
If you like more natural, microblading will do, it will look best if you have natural eyebrow hairs.
If you have the skin type to pull both technique (microblading/shading) but have zero to very little eyebrow growth, ombre shading will look best.
If you have the skin type to pull both technique with zero to very little eyebrow growth, then you can start with microblading, wait until you are healed, make the decision to add shading later.
If you have previous tattoo work done, you must send clear photos of your current eyebrows to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to booking an appointment.
If you have previous tattoo work done and want to schedule for a removal, you must first send clear photos of your current tattoo.