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BROWS

Rather than using ink like in traditional tattoos, permanent makeup uses thicker, less concentrated pigments. There are two main methods of permanent eyebrow makeup: micropigmentation (typically done with a machine) and micro-blading (applied with a manual hand tool).

We do NOT do micro-blading, nor do we recommend it due to the scar tissue it will cause to the dermal and epidermal layer of your skin.

Frequently AskcQuestions

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

Microblading is NOT recommended by anyone here at Cloud 9 Luxury Spacloud 9 Luxury Spa. Microblading is placed with a hand tool that has 12 tiny pins on it and almost resembles a razor blade. Basically, it’s creating tiny little papercuts with pigment deposited in each one. It’s terrible for your skin and will result in some pretty serious scarring, which becomes more noticeable after the pigment has completely faded out. If you’ve ever had Mircroblading done, you WILL have scarring every time. You may not see it because it’s deep into the dermis, but after 3 touchups it will start to become visible and you will start to hate your Brows. We’ve seen scarring after just ONE session done by local artists, and it breaks our hearts. Permanent Makeup procedures and will educate you on the difference between Microblading and Permanent Makeup. Most people only know the term “Microblading” and don’t even realize the huge difference between Microblading and Permanent Makeup.  Microblading is NOT regulated, which means ANYONE can do it: you don’t even need a license to take a client! Here at Cloud 9 Luxury Spa, all of our staff are properly certified and accredited in ALL of the procedures we offer. Please do your diligent research when it comes to your face!

WHAT ARE 3D HAIR STROKES?

3D hair strokes are designed to resemble realistic eyebrow hair. You would want this procedure if you have little to no brow hair to give them a more natural look. It is done with a machine and single tapered needle. Basically, we are creating tiny little strokes of pigment that pop and look like real hair. It doesn’t hurt because you are numbed 20 minutes before the procedure begins. Total healing time is 6-8 weeks. 3D hair strokes is a dry heal process for 3 days after the procedure, You cannot excessively sweat/exercise or get them wet during those 3 days while healing. A light aftercare cream (given at the conclusion of your appointment) is applied daily after those initial 3 days to help the skin to heal. It is a very easy process and following after care instructions will give you stunningly beautiful, realistic brows that can last up to 12 – 18 months.

***A consultation for all PMU procedures is required to talk about which service is best for your needs and what you’re looking for.

WHAT IS THE OMBRE POWDER BROW
Ombre is a powdered brow technique for clients who prefer fuller results than hair strokes, but still want them to appear very soft. This look resembles daily makeup done with an eyebrow pencil or eyebrow shadow. This particular procedure is our most common type of Brow done, as it’s considered the “Instagram Brow” by our younger clientele. Several different types of Power Ombre Brow are available and good for all skin types, especially oily skin with large pores.

***A consultation for all PMU procedures is required to talk about which service is best for your needs and what you’re looking for.

WHAT IS THE COMBO BROW?
The “Combo” (also known as the “3D stroke & shade”) is a combination of 3D hair strokes and the “Powder Brow” technique. This procedure is perfect for clients who like the look of a soft penciled or powdered eyebrow or for clients wanting a more defined look throughout the entire brow. The healing process for this type of brow is the same as 3D hair strokes since we will be putting some realistic strokes at the bulb of the brow and anywhere there is hair missing. It’s best to have a natural, full-looking brow for this type of technique to look good. Results from the Combo Brow will make you wake up smiling!

***A consultation for all PMU procedures is required to talk about which service is best for your needs and what you’re looking for.

HOW LONG DO PMU BROWS LAST?
3D hair stroke eyebrows last 12-18 months for most people before they usually need a touch up. Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered permanent and will not wash off, though they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed annually. Those who did not follow after care instructions properly may require more frequent touch ups. Combo Brows and Ombre Powder Brows typically last longer at 2-4 years but will still need a touchup every 2-4 years. Keep in mind though that everyone’s skin is different.
WHAT IS THE COMBO BROW?
The “Combo” (also known as the “3D stroke & shade”) is a combination of 3D hair strokes and the “Powder Brow” technique. This procedure is perfect for clients who like the look of a soft penciled or powdered eyebrow or for clients wanting a more defined look throughout the entire brow. The healing process for this type of brow is the same as 3D hair strokes since we will be putting some realistic strokes at the bulb of the brow and anywhere there is hair missing. It’s best to have a natural, full-looking brow for this type of technique to look good. Results from the Combo Brow will make you wake up smiling!

***A consultation for all PMU procedures is required to talk about which service is best for your needs and what you’re looking for.

DOES IT HURT?
We use three different types of topical numbing agents to help alleviate any discomfort. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
Your brows will take 10-14 days to heal. During that time frame, we highly recommend that you let them naturally exfoliate off. DO NOT PICK AT YOUR BROWS! You would also be encouraged to keep them free of water, sweat, steam, etc. Once the scabbing phase passes, the brows will appear lighter, and their true color should come out after 4-6 weeks. It is also recommended that if you go outside to wear a hat; you don’t want your new brows to be damaged by the sun while they are healing! Don’t worry though, as long as you’re good at following the aftercare instructions provided there shouldn’t be a problem going to work or being out in public.

Eyes

We specialize in very natural-looking eyeliner, so we only perform certain types. The procedure takes about 1.5 hours. We at Cloud 9 Luxury Spa refuse to (and we strongly advise against) PMU cat eyeliner, PMU colored liner and even black liner on lighter skin tones.

Brown with a drop of black is usually a more flattering fit. If you do find a specialist who will give you PMU cat-eye liner, expect it to droop and crack in appearance as you age. You’re better off avoiding it.

Frequently AskcQuestions

WHAT IS EYELASH ENHANCEMENT LINER?
Lash Enhancement Liner is the latest PMU beauty procedure on the rise. The technique involves tattooing a light black line across your natural lashes (not on your waterline) and can be done on the top, bottom, or both lash lines. The procedure requires a 4-6 week touch-up period after the initial process. Once the touch-ups are complete, the results can last up to 3-5 years.
WHAT IS SMUDGE LINER?

Smudge Liner is very similar to the Lash Enhancement Liner, however it’s thicker and heals out to be more like traditional eyeliner that you would draw on with a pencil or liquid eyeliner pen. The procedure involves tattooing a thicker black line across your natural lashes (not on your waterline) and can be done on the top and bottom (or both) of the lash line. The procedure requires a 4-6 week touch-up period after the intial process. Once the touch-ups are done, the results can last up to 3-5 year.

DOES IT HURT?
We use three different types of numbing to help alleviate any discomfort. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
PMU Eyeliner will take 10-14 days to heal. During that time frame, it is encouraged you to let them naturally exfoliate off. DO NOT PICK AT YOUR EYELINER! You would also be encouraged to keep them out of water, sweat, steam, etc. Once the scabbing phase passes, the brows will appear lighter, and their true color should come out after 4-6 weeks. It is also recommended that if you go outside, wear a hat. You don’t want your new Eyeliner to be damaged by the sun while they are healing. As long as you’re good at following the aftercare instructions provided, there shouldn’t be a problem going to work or being out in public.

LIPS

This is a tattoo procedure that enhances or corrects your lips, but because our spa uses natural organic vegetable dye, it typically lasts no longer than two years. Click the picture to find out more about that particular service.

Frequently AskcQuestions

WHAT IS LIP BLUSH?

Lip Blushing AKA Lip Gloss is a form of semi-permanent makeup. Essentially, it is a cosmetic tattoo of the lips that enhances the beauty of the natural lip color, improving the shape of the lips, giving definition and the illusion of fullness, This procedure delivers very natural results, once healed. Filler is great for creating volume in your lips, but lip blush delivers a more natural look and give the illusion of fuller lips.

WHAT IS THE LIP LINER TATTOO?
Lip Liner procedure will correct uneven lips and will result in a fuller more youthful appearance. A Lip liner tattoo will also help prevent your lipstick from bleeding as well as minimizing the appearance of wrinkles.
DOES IT HURT?
We use three different types of numbing to help alleviate any discomfort. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
PMU Lips will take 10-14 days to heal. During that time frame, it is encouraged you to let them naturally exfoliate off. DO NOT PICK AT YOUR LIPS! You would also be encouraged to keep them out of water, sweat, steam, etc. Once the scabbing phase passes, the lips will appear lighter, and their true color should come out after 4-6 weeks. It is also recommended that if you go outside, wear SPF. You don’t want your new PMU to be damaged by the sun while they are healing. As long as you’re good at following the aftercare instructions provided, there shouldn’t be a problem going to work or being out in public.
BB Glow Semi-Permanent Foundation
$600.00
PMU - Sparkle Brow
$550.00
PMU - Brow 6 Week Touch Up
$250.00
PMU - Ombre Lip
$1,000.00
PMU - Lip Color Correction
$300.00
PMU - Lip Blushing
$650.00
PMU - Matte Lipstick
$800.00
PMU - Lips 8 Week Touch Up
$200.00
PMU - Lash Enhancement Eyeliner
$600.00
PMU - Wing Eyeliner
$750.00
PMU - Lash Enhancement Touch Up
$200.00
PMU - Freckles
$200.00
PMU - Beauty Marks
$200.00
PMU - Tattoo Removal
$300.00

Pre-Procedure Info

Brows

  • No tanning 1 week prior to appointment
  • You cannot be pregnant or breast-feeding
  • No alcohol 24 hours prior to appointment
  • No Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Aspirin 24 hours prior to appointment
  • No working out the day of appointment
  • No blood thinners
  • No Botox injections 1 month prior to procedure (in Brow area only)
  • No Retinol products 1 month prior in Brow area
  • No antibiotics 2 months prior to appointment

Eyeliner

  • No tanning 1 week prior to appointment
  • You cannot be pregnant or breast-feeding
  • No alcohol 24 hours prior to appointment
  • No Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Aspirin 24 hours prior to appointment
  • No working out the day of appointment
  • No blood thinners
  • No Botox injections 1 month prior to procedure (in Brow area only)
  • No Retinol products 1 month prior in Brow area
  • No antibiotics 2 months prior to appointment

Lips

  • No tanning 1 week prior to appointment
  • You cannot be pregnant or breast-feeding
  • No alcohol 24 hours prior to appointment
  • No Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Aspirin 24 hours prior to appointment
  • No working out the day of appointment
  • No blood thinners
  • No Botox injections, or Lip filler 1 month prior to procedure
  • No antibiotics 2 months prior to appointment, however if you suffer from cold sores, or if you’ve ever had a cold sore, you need to be taking ACYCLOVIR at least 5 days prior to your appointment and continue to take it 3 days after your procedure!

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