Are you tired of filling in your eyebrows with a pencil or other makeup? Are your eyebrows thin or patchy, or maybe you would just like them to look fuller and more defined? Would you like to roll out of bed each morning with perfect brows, and save yourself the time spent filling them in and struggling to get them even? If so, then permanent makeup might be for you!
“What IS permanent makeup?” you ask. Permanent makeup is essentially a cosmetic tattoo. Using a conservative approach, my goal is to enhance your eyebrows while achieving an elegant, natural look.
Your best brows, everyday, without the hassle!
What is Powder brows and how is it different than Microblading?
Powder brows, also known as Ombre or Shading, is a tattoo technique that requires a cosmetic tattoo machine and fine needles. Using a pendulum motion, I make tiny, pixelated dots of pigment in the skin that create a soft, powdery look. This look would be appropriate for you if you use makeup/eyebrow pencil to make your brows fuller, or would like an outline of the correct shape via a soft base color underneath the eyebrow hair. Powder brows can be as soft and natural or as bold as you desire. It's suitable for all skin types and lasts for 12-18 months. A touch-up session is necessary 6-8 weeks after the first session to correct any imperfections that result from the healing process.
Microblading, in contrast, requires a hand-held tool with tiny needles to create small cuts in the skin and deposit ink in them creating individual hair-like strokes. Although I have performed both procedures, I now offer Powder brows exclusively because the technique is less traumatizing to the skin, is longer lasting, and provides the most natural results.
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I'm interested, so what do I do next?
Please read carefully the information below to determine if you are a good candidate for Powder brows. If so, please follow the Before Care instructions when booking. I reserve the right to refuse service to clients who, at the time of their appointment, present conditions covered in the information below and deposits will be forfeited. I understand that clients may be apprehensive about cosmetic tattooing, and I would be glad to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to answer any questions. Please submit your questions via the form below and request a phone consultation.
If you are ready to book your appointment, navigate to "Book Your Signature Powder Brows" and select a day and time. Please note: Both the Consent Form and Health Questionnaire below must be completed prior to the procedure. You may submit them in advance to email@example.com (preferred) or bring them to your appointment.
Am I a good candidate for Powder Brows?
Permanent makeup is not recommended for anyone with the following conditions:
Skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema)
Tendency to Keloid
Some acne medications
How long does it last?
Although we refer to this technique as permanent makeup, the color of the pigmentation will fade over time. Please note that even when the color fades over time, a slight shadow may remain. The duration of the intended color varies based on an individual’s skin type, age, and lifestyle.
How many sessions will I need?
While two sessions are sufficient for most clients to achieve their desired look, everyone’s skin absorbs pigment and heals differently. Consequently, it is possible that your desired look might require more than two sessions to be achieved. Please note that the first touch-up session is $100 and is scheduled 6-8 weeks after the initial procedure. Any additional sessions after that would be $100.
How long does it take to heal?
The healing process usually takes about two weeks. Immediately following the first session, it is perfectly normal for your brows to look darker than intended. During the healing process, it is also normal for the skin beneath the eyebrows to peel and you might see some scabbing, after which the pigment may look lighter than expected. Not to worry! By the end of the healing process, the color will again emerge. As everyone’s skin is different, the length of time required for the skin to heal varies -- but in general it takes about four weeks for the color to set in.
Why do I need a touch-up session 8 weeks after the first session?
The touch-up session is necessary to perfect the shape and the color. Certain areas may not absorb the color after the first session and the color may need to be adjusted after the healing process. During the touch-up session, we will refine your eyebrows to look perfect and retain color for the whole year.
Previous Permanent Makeup or Microblading
Please note that if you previously had permanent makeup/Microblading on your eyebrows, I may not be able to offer this service unless/until the previous work has faded sufficiently. Please reach out to me via the form below before booking so we can determine if your brows are a good candidate for another procedure.
Tell me what happens during the first session?
I don't believe in "one size fits all," and will customize your experience to suit your needs. In general, however, when you arrive for your first session I will listen to your vision and recommend the best approach to meet your expectations. I will assess your facial features and recommend the most flattering design for you. We will then choose the color based on your skin tone, hair color, and personal preference. Once you are happy with the design, we will start the procedure. Although everyone's pain tolerance is different, most clients say it feels like the skin is being scratched and describe the pain as low to moderate. I also use a topical anesthetic which numbs the skin to minimize your discomfort. This session takes 2-3 hours.
Before Care Instructions
4 weeks out
Avoid chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and facials
Discontinue taking, or using products with, Retin-ARefrain from using any products with Glycolic or any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) or (BHA)
Avoid Botox and filler on the forehead, temple, and eye areas
1 week out
No eyebrow waxing, tinting or threading
No sun exposure or booth tanning
Avoid fish oil, prenatal vitamins, nutritional shakes (Shakeology, etc.), vitamin E hair, skin and nail supplements.
48 hours out
Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen/Advil.
Do not consume alcohol.
24 hours out
Cease vigorous exercise
Avoid caffeine right before the procedure.
After Care Instructions
The day of your procedure
For the first 30 minutes following the procedure, use a clean paper towel or tissue and gently pat your brows every 5 minutes to remove any lymph residue. Avoid touching your eyebrows with your fingers.
One week post-procedure
Using light finger pressure, cleanse brows in the morning and at night with baby shampoo or a gentle cleanser. Pat the brows after cleansing until completely dry then apply the healing balm (provided).
Limit showers to 5-10 minutes with door open. No hot showers until flaking process has completed.
Avoid sleeping face down as much as possible.
Two weeks post-procedure
Do not resume any method of eyebrow hair removal or tinting.
Do not apply brow pencil or any makeup on your eyebrows.
Three to four weeks post-procedure
Avoid swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, hot showers and hot baths.
If the area starts to flake, leave it alone. Do not pick, peel, scrub, or pull on the skin.
No sun exposure, heavy sweating, or excessive water on brows until flaking is complete.
Do not use any cleansers or creams that contain acids, Retin A, or ingredients to lighten or exfoliate the skin.
No Botox, facials, or chemical peels.
Once flaking is complete, you may resume normal washing/showering, swimming, heavy sweating, and applying sunscreen, makeup, and moisturizer.
I discovered a love for makeup nearly twenty years ago after initially pursuing my passion for art as a fashion designer. After studying makeup in cosmetology school, I completed my training under the tutelage of some of Lebanon’s top makeup artists, and honed my skills in television studios, at fashion photography shoots, with pop music stars, and with bridal parties. I later trained with a dermatologist specializing in acne treatment, and began offering facials and eyebrow design in addition to makeup services.
After relocating to Washington, DC, in 2009 and obtaining my esthetician license, I worked at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at the Willard Hotel and later joined Karma Beauty Lounge by Erwin Gomez.
My family moved to Istanbul in 2015 and we had a second child soon afterward, so I took a few years off to focus on our young children. While in Turkey, I trained in the Phibrows method of manual microblading and began performing permanent makeup in 2017. Once we returned to the United States, I added machine microblading and the Powder Brows techniques to my skillset in 2020. After relocating to Potomac, MD, I founded Beauty by Hania, LLC.
You are in the right place if. . .
You prefer an elegant and sophisticated style.
You want someone who listens to you and can deliver results.
You appreciate superior customer service.
You are willing to invest in experiences that make you look and feel beautiful.
Hania is an incredible eyebrow artist. I loved her eyebrow shaping and tinting work, so when I found out she also does microblading I was excited. I just completed my touch-up session and my eyebrows look AMAZING! I’m happy with Hania’s work and she is also just a lovely person to be around.
Hania made such a huge difference in my life. Now I wake up with perfect eyebrows and I don't have to spend so much time penciling them in and trying to even them out. She's a perfectionist, a professional and the process was easy and painless. I recommended her to all my friends.
I was hesitant to have permanent makeup done. But after my consultation with Hania I felt completely at ease. She answered all my questions, explained every step, and what to expect during the healing process. The procedure was easy and my eyebrows have never looked better! I'm so glad I went for it!