Wondering where to go for microblading in Jacksonville? The insider scoop about the safest, cleanest, and most reputable place for eyebrow microblading in Jacksonville.
Hi friends! I’m so excited to share with you the final results of my eyebrow microblading! But first, I wanted to have a conversation with you about how to choose the right place for this procedure. Luckily for me, I found a really safe and trustworthy place for eyebrow microblading in Jacksonville: LASH Jax.
I’ve gotten several treatments done at LASH Jax: a Lash Lift + Tint (perfect for low-maintenance lashes on vacation), a Signature Facial + Peel, and most recently, a Signature Facial + Peel + LED treatment. I guess you can say I love LASH! My most recent facial actually put me to sleep (and I didn’t want to leave!). I’ve had nothing but positive experiences and trust the LASH team wholeheartedly.
But back to eyebrow microblading. Look, there’s no way to mince words here: your skin is getting sliced into and dye brushed into open micro wounds. Sure, there’s numbing cream, but I lost count of how many times the “microblade” dragged into my skin, so for the love of all things holy–do your research!
Also, because I’ve been paying closer attention to my eyebrows, I’ve noticed a few things I haven’t before. One, the amount of hair growth changes month to month. I’m assuming this is hormonal. I’ve also noticed that when I don’t take my multivitamins and added biotin, my brows are sparser. Two, the hair growth pattern also changes every month, so some areas will have more hair than others.
All in all, it’s amazing to wake up with brows that are 1) visible and 2) aren’t disheveled. My brow technician at LASH, Jess, explained to me how this new shape fit within the measurements taken of my features. She also explained to me how plucking just a few of the hairs at the base of the “head” (the ends closest to your nose) helped balance their shape.
How to Choose a Good Place for Eyebrow Microblading
Below you’ll find a few helpful bits of criteria to help you in your decision about where to get eyebrow microblading in Jacksonville. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!
I know cost is one of the biggest concerns so I’ll start with this one. Beware of super low prices. This is a semi-permanent tattoo and your skin is being cut into countless times.
As with many things in life, you get what you pay for. This is not one of those things you want to be frugal on. A quality technician is not going to be cheap, and you can expect to pay anywhere from $400 to $600 for microblading depending on the technique you’re looking for, availability, and location.
Does the establishment schedule a consultation with you before they schedule your eyebrow microblading? Or, do you go and get the service done the same day you meet your technician?
You most definitely want to go to an established business that schedules a consultation with your technician. During the consultation, you go over your desired shape, the color, and effect you want. If you’re going to them to correct microblading issues from a different specialist, then you really should have a consultation first. They should be happy and appreciative of any pictures you bring in, and they should also be knowledgable about the techniques used in those pictures.
One last word about your consultation: a quality technician may deny your request. If they deny your request due to concerns about scarring or healing, you know you’ve hit the jackpot. A reputable esthetician will explain the reasons why they recommend waiting a specified amount of time to correct a prior procedure, for example.
Licensing & Cleanliness
If the establishment does not have a tattoo license issued by the Florida Department of Health clearly visible or if they do not show you the certificate, walk away.
Because your skin is undergoing several shallow cuts, a clean and sanitary establishment is non-negotiable. There are many regulations for good reason. You never want to get microblading done in a room where lots of people are walking around (hello germs and open wounds).
Here are a few health-related things you should look for in a reputable microblading business:
- A dedicated room for microblading – You don’t want to be in the middle of a room where people are walking about and shedding dust and allergens on you. Make sure you’re in a private room, that is also clean.
- Knowledge about the different techniques – There are several manual techniques, including microshading, and some done with tools similar to a tattoo gun.
- Specific training in microblading – Training requirements differ by state, but you should look for a technician who has specific microblading training. This is a different technique than traditional permanent makeup. Many great technicians have traditional permanent makeup training, but be sure to look for microblading specific training.
Examples of Prior Work
With social media, there’s no excuse to not have portfolios of past work on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest. I would first start by searching for eyebrow microblading on Pinterest to see the before + afters of what microblading looks like. Then I would search for hashtags on Instagram to find local places. Two hashtags worth researching on Instagram: #jaxmicroblading and #jaxbrows
Visit those local business on their websites for more information about their work. If anything seems off, I would keep searching Instagram (or even a Google search) until you find one whose work you love.
Also, Google and Yelp reviews are your best friends. I particularly pay attention to bad reviews and how the business responds to bad press. You can usually gauge the quality of a business by how they address negative press.
What happens if your technician quits before your touch-up?
Ideally, like any piece of artwork, you want to avoid two different eyebrow specialists.
A funny thing happened between my initial appointment and my touchup. Typically your touch-up happens six to eight weeks after your microblading. When it came time for my touch-up, the eyebrow artist I began with…was no longer working at LASH.
It presented me with a dilemma: should I go to the original eyebrow artist or should I see a different one at LASH? I spoke with the owner, Tammy Barr, who recommended what was best for me: to see the original eyebrow specialist. Because I wasn’t sure where the technician was doing business, I opted to return to Lash Jax where I knew it was a licensed and inspected location.
I cannot stress this enough: a reputable establishment will always recommend what’s best for you. This is your health we’re talking about here!
I hope this answers any questions you may have about how to choose a reputable business for microblading. There are many articles out there on what the microblading process looks like, but not many addressing concerns on how to choose the right microblading artist.
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