(including a 1-month top-up if required)
(WITHIN A 12 MONTH PERIOD, OTHERWISE £149)
What exactly is microstrokes microblading?
What's the difference between the different options available with earth & beauty?
Microstrokes Microblading is a very natural appearing method of Microblading because the tiny strokes look more like natural hairs than any other method of traditional Microblading available on the market
Combo-technique refers to both shading and strokes in one treatment. It's great for clients who think strokes are too natural looking for their desired look. Clients can have Microstrokes plus some shading for a more defined, but soft powdered effect. When blended correctly, it can add texture, definition and fullness
Ombre-shading is an extremely popular method of semi-permanent brow make-up, perfect for clients who want a more defined or pencilled-like look, but without dramatic, block-tattooed eyebrows. Essentially it is more of a powdered-brow makeup finish
How is microstrokes microblading different to traditional microblading?
MUCH SMALLER BLADES!
Microstrokes blades are exclusively only available to therapists qualified through Microstrokes Training Academy, and the difference can clearly be seen.
Traditional Microblading blades are a whopping 0.22mm in size, in comparison to a teeny-tiny 0.17mm. These are the smallest blades on the market, with even smaller sizes trialled before this size was decided as the ultimate blade size, and these beauties were eventually manufactured
Smaller blades result in a less intrusive and more comfortable treatment as well as quicker healing time as they are much less traumatic to the skin
Results appear much more natural as this particular size blade is the closest to a human-brow-hair as possible
no wacky colours as THE pigment fades
The owner of the Microstrokes Training Academy trialled dozens of different pigments over almost a decade and found that pretty much all brands of tattoo-ink faded into unnatural colours such as orange, blue, pink and green
She was not impressed by this, and rightly so!
Eventually she found the ultimate brand of pigment and has shared this top-secret industry tip with Yours Truly. For this reason, Microstrokes Brows by Earth & Beauty will only ever fade naturally back to the original skin colour, without any strange colours on the way
Earth & Beauty carries a wide range of shades to suit all tastes and skin/hair tones. Colours from lightest blonde to darkest brown
no need for stencils
Traditional Microblading providers often use stencils or stick-on rulers to complete the brow-mapping part of the treatment. Although the problem with this is that individuals have different shape and size faces and brows, so there is no one-size-fits-all stencil
Microstrokes-trained therapists carefully measure and map a bespoke shape and style, unique to each client's features
Earth & Beauty has received ten months of training; correcting and perfecting the Microstrokes technique before launching the treatment to the public
Most other traditional Microblading training providers have students qualified to work on the general public after as little as two days of training
Booking Microstrokes with Earth & Beauty is the right choice for so many reasons!
FULLY QUALIFIED, LICENSED & INSURED
Earth & Beauty is fully qualified to Level 4 CPD (ABT accredited) in Microstrokes Microblading & Ombre Shading
Unlike some providers that are practicing Microblading illegally without a license, Earth & Beauty is fully licensed by Dorset County Council to carry out this treatment. This means that the treatment room must be kept to a clinically acceptable standard
Earth & Beauty is fully insured, for your protection and peace of mind
Earth & Beauty has an up-to-date Tattoo Infection Control Certificate
Partnered with NHS marketing providers and cancer clinics in the UK
What can i expect on the day of the treatment?
On the day of your treatment, your appointment will last up to an hour
Before the Microstrokes procedure is carried out, following your brow bone, your perfect shape will be measured and drawn on so that you are completely satisfied with the shape and size before commencing. Earth & Beauty will not use any type of stencils for the brow mapping stage of the treatment, each client will receive a bespoke and unique shape to
enhance their brows and face
Earth & Beauty carries a wide range of shades to suit all tastes and skin/hair tones
Colours range from lightest blonde to darkest brown
WHAT ABOUT PREGNANCY OR hair-loss CONDITIONS?
Pregnant ladies are unable to have this treatment and must wait until after childbirth
People suffering from alopecia, trigonometrical or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microstrokes, so this is the perfect treatment
To see a full list of of non compatible ailments see below. If you are suffering with any of these listed conditions, you will not be able to have Microstrokes Microblading until you have recovered
What about my natural hairs or scarred skin?
The brows are not shaved during the treatment, we want to keep as much brow hair as possible when designing the shape and thread the stray hairs at a separate appointment
The procedure doesn't damage hair follicles and doesn't reduce future hair growth. Once the treatment has been received, it’s easy to tweeze any strays that are outside of the strokes or pop in for your regular threading treatment
Microstrokes does cover scars
What about other eyebrow treatments?
Any threading or hair removal in the brow area should be performed at least 48 hours before the procedure
If you are undertaking electrolysis on the brow area, please ensure that it is no less than 5 days before the procedure
What if i'm poorly?
Clients that have had cancer will need to be in remission for a minimum of 6 months before having their
Microstrokes Microblading is not suitable for people who have any of the following ailments/conditions/treatments:
Pregnant, cancer, hyper pigmentation, lupus, skin disorders, scars heavily or prone to keloids, HIV, mitral valve prolapse, haemophilia veneral disease, hepatitis, undergoing radiation/ chemotherapy, epilepsy, infectious disease, respiratory fainting attacks, taking blood thinners/ anti-coagulant, steroids, high blood pressure, excessive sebum
So, what about the booking process?
1. Read this whole fact sheet & FAQs page. This page includes everything you need to know & conveniently shows your aftercare advice, so you can check back whenever you need to
2. Book in for Microstrokes Consultation and attend, have a patch / scratch test at this appointment
3. After 48 hours Earth & Beauty will be in contact with you to find out how you have responded to the scratch test. Considering all is well, you will be then be able to book in for your appointment online
4. Booking in: By now, you should have already thought about how you will be paying. Earth & Beauty will offer you some payment options and you'll be able to choose which method you prefer
but, i still have more questions!
If you have already read-up all the information on this page and still have some questions, please go ahead and reach out via call, SMS, or Whatsapp on 07811181101
If unable to get through straight away, please leave a message and you will be called back within 48 hours
Please note, all bookings are made online only. Why don't you go ahead and book in for your Microstrokes Consultation
What are the main points to remember for healing?
Always avoid unnecessary touching, scratching or picking of the treated area
Always wash and dry your hands before and after handling the treated area
If possible, wash your hair in the bath-tub rather than in the shower to avoid getting the treated area wet
Do not get the area wet for at least 2 weeks
Sleep on your back
Do not use any type of skin products, creams, washes, make-ups, on the area whilst it is still healing 7-14 days. Only use Coconut Oil and the Vitamin A&D Ointment sachets as healing creams
Healing cream should be applied gently at night, not thickly. This is to prevent drying out and cracking of the skin
Swimming, sunbeds and sunbathing should be avoided until the area has fully healed (one month)
Do not drink alcohol in excess for the first 5 days after the Microstrokes treatment . Hangovers during the month after the treatment are not advised as this can negatively impact the healing process
Do not sweat excessively for the first 5 days after treatment, this means a get-out-the-gym excuse!
After approximately two weeks all the dryness should have gone & should have naturally been replaced with fresh skin
What can i expect during the healing process?
Due to natural skin regeneration, after the recovery period, brows may appear lighter for a short period of time, before going darker again
Each individual's healing and skin is different so healing times may differ. This image gives a rough idea of what the healing stages can look like, which includes scabbing, patchiness and darker and lighter periods
This is all normal so do not worry!
You will be given a sachet of Vitamin A&D Ointment to use on your brows to nourish and aid healing of the treated area. This will massively improve the healing process
I'm experiencing some bald patches, is this normal?
Often even with proper aftercare, clients develop some bald spots or lose some of their natural hairs which may make brows appear uneven. This is normal as clients’ skin regeneration is not a process that can be controlled. Therefore some clients do need a touch up after a month to ensure that the brows are perfectly even, and the desired effect was achieved for the following year. It's each client’s individual choice whether or not they choose to have this, as everyone’s skin has a different rate of healing and most clients will not experience any balding patches
Will i need to have any maintenance treatments?
In order to keep your Microstrokes results in perfect condition, it will be necessary to have a maintenance/ top-up procedure every 6 to 18 months, though the actual time frame for this will vary for each individual. You will be able to receive a generous discount for having your top-up within 12 months so make sure to book in for this
By having an annual top-up, your results will be permanent
Will going in the sun affect my microstroke-brows?
To avoid pigment fade for as long as possible, avoid excessive exposure to the sun or UV rays and use a good sunscreen or moisturiser with an SPF50
The booking / payment options you can choose from are:
a. Full payment: in advance, online, at the time of booking, via the booking page. Please go ahead and book in online now if this is for you and you have had a successful patch test*
b. Pay £50.00 non-refundable deposit: via bank transfer, on the day of booking to secure your appointment, then pay the remainder, in person with cash or card, on the day of your appointment. If you would like this option, please select 'Pay In Person' via the checkout and the deposit amount will be deducted from your remaining balance on the day of your appointment. You will be sent the BACS details in a private message
c. Pay in monthly instalments: If you are choosing this option you will need to arrange your payment plan before booking your Microstrokes appointment. Please visit Pretty Face Finance by clicking 'Payment Plans' from the Earth & Beauty menu to arrange yours. Pretty Face Finance has its own deposit system, so you will pay your deposit directly via PFF instead. Once you have arranged your payment plan, please go ahead and book in for your appointment and select 'Pay In Person' via the checkout. The term 'Pay In Person' also includes clients using the payment plan option
Please note: A minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required if clients wish to reschedule their Microstrokes appointment otherwise their deposit will be lost. Rescheduling to another day within a 30 day period, with at least 24 hours notice, is acceptable and the appointment can be carried out as normal *Cancellations from clients who have paid in full, in advance of their appointment will be refunded the full amount minus £50.00 to cover the deposit
What is the minimum age requirement?
Clients will be required to be of at least 18 years of age to have this treatment.
I.D may be required and Earth & Beauty retains the right to refuse service to anyone that appears to be underage and not able to show a valid form of I.D
Acceptable forms of I.D are; Driving License, Passport, EU Citizen Card
Alcohol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen or Coumadin must be avoided at least 48 hours prior to procedure
Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor
Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may be swollen or red, it is advised not to make social plans for the same day
Please wear your normal makeup to your appointment on the day of the procedure
We do not allow any family or friends in the treatment room with you
ADVICE FOR ALL PERMANENT COSMETIC PROCEDURES
can you cover or correct previously tattooed brows?
The short answer is YES!
Depending on each client's individual brow condition, some clients will be able to have a combination of strokes and shading to cover a previous block-tattoo straight away or some may be advised to receive a couple of sessions of laser-tattoo removal to lighten the tattoos a few shades before the Microstrokes can be carried out. This will be discussed at your Consultation appointment
Will i NEED A PATCH TEST?
All clients are required to be patch / scratch tested to ensure that there are no allergic reactions to the products being used
The pigment will go under a micro-scratch and the anaesthetic will be placed under a plaster
On top of the arm
On the lower back
After 24 hours remove the plaster and after 48 hours examine the skin. If there is no reaction, i.e. no redness, swelling, irritation or itching, then it is safe to proceed with the treatment
Should you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, remove the plaster and immediately flush the area with cold water
If all is well, please go ahead and book your Microstrokes appointment via the treatment menu
The correct colour will be mixed for you at your first treatment. The patch-test colour is for patch test purposes only and may be a different shade
Will i feel any discomfort or pain?
A brilliant anaesthetic cream/ numbing gel is used during the treatment so that pain and discomfort is very minimal. No tattoo guns or electric equipment is needed so the treatment is much more gentle and comfortable
Microstrokes is similar to a regular tattoo but the needle doesn't go as deep. Also, the pigments used by Earth & Beauty are biodegradable
Straight after the treatment, skin may look little bit sore, but any redness is usually gone within 2 hours
How long will the results last?
Most clients have an annual top to achieve permanent results. The optional colour boost session after the first month ensures the treated brows are looking their best, but this is down to clients’ own preference and skin retention
Clients can either let their treated brows gradually fade back to their natural state or have a colour boost session when required. The exact duration of this does depend on the client’s skin, although one year is the average time for top-ups to be carried out
amazing pricing strategy & payment plan option
Easy as 1,2,3..
Card or Paypal online at the time of booking
Cash or Card in person
Via a monthly payment plan through Pretty Face Finance (subject to a credit check)
Most providers do not offer a payment plan option
The clever pricing strategy with Earth & Beauty's Microstrokes rewards loyal, long-term clients and works out much cheaper in the long-run
Traditional Microblading treatments are generally offered on a 2-year cycle and with other providers, clients alternate between a large upfront cost and a top-up cost every two years
With Earth & Beauty, clients will only ever pay one-single larger cost which is for the first treatment. Every single following appointment will always be charged as a top-up session, no matter how many years have passed
Prices as of Spring 2020 are as follows:
First treatment: £399
One month top-up if required: FREE
Annual top-up (if within 12 months): £99
Annual top-up (if after 12 months): £149
Example: Coming back every 11 months and 3 weeks, you will only ever pay £99 per session for the rest of your life
Clients will be able to choose any of the following within their price: strokes, ombre-shading, combo
Most other providers do charge extra for ombre or combo
free quality control check after one month
At your initial appointment and your annual top-up appointment, you are offered a one-month quality control check, which is offered free-of-charge. This is to allow your healed results to be looked at by an expert eye and to check on the healing process.
During this appointment, clients are also able to receive another session of Microstrokes, with no charge, if they feel as though they would like the results to be darker, or if they would like to have any further strokes or shading added in. This is part of Earth & Beauty's amazing aftercare service that comes as a standard when you choose Microstrokes with Earth & Beauty.
exclusively partnered with nhs cancer clinics
Therapists qualified through Microstrokes Training Academy can officially register with NHS Marketing Providers, to exclusively offer treatments to
NHS Cancer Clinic patients
No other Microblading provider is able to do this
This is a brilliant way to help chemotherapy patients feel themselves again; with a boost of confidence and dash of glamour!
Clients will need to be in remission for 6 months before having their Microstrokes treatment