Microblading at Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge – Artist Bio
Meet Shelli Wesson, the Nail Bar and Beauty Lounge’s resident microblading artist. Shelli brings a wealth of knowledge to the salon as she has been working in the beauty industry for over a decade doing modeling, runway shows, freelance makeup and serving as a brand ambassador for several companies. She received her training in Atlanta and went on to found her own company XXIV Karat Beauty where she teaches microblading classes to aspiring microblading artists in Los Angeles and across the country. In addition to being a microblading artist, Shelli holds degrees in business and marketing (BS/MKT, MBA) and is also a Registered Nurse (BSN) having worked in the intensive care, medical and surgical units for over 8 years.
Shelli has a long-standing passion for the cosmetic and beauty industry and is pleased to be able to use her medical background and expertise to enhance the overall client experience. Shelli is caring, attentive to detail and a self proclaimed perfectionist when it comes to providing clients with the best possible results. Shelli recognizes and appreciates that everyone is unique, and strives to ensure personalized, natural results for each of her clients.
Shelli is honored to be your microblading artist and is committed to delivering you exceptional customer service and brows that will enhance your natural beauty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Microblading, also known by a variety of names such as 3D brows, eyebrow tattoo, embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair like strokes, is a form of semi-permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic pigments. It’s perfect for people who have over plucked or those who want to define, darken or reshape their eyebrows.
Unlike traditional tattooing, which uses a machine, the microblading artist applies each hair stroke with a handheld microblade. This produces a very fine line that resembles real hair. Each individual hair stroke is hand drawn by the artist and blended in with the client’s existing eyebrow hair. If the client has no eyebrow hair, a pattern will be created to mimic natural eyebrows.
The technique of implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin may date back thousands of years. However the trend towards using the technique for eyebrows emerged in Asia and was known as feathering or embroidery prior to becoming known as microblading. Microblading has evolved over the years, which has led to more natural-looking results and increasing popularity in the United States.
First you will have a comprehensive and personalized consultation with your microblading artist that will cover your general health history, allergies, and eyebrow preferences regarding shape, length, color and darkness. You will be asked to complete a consent form before beginning the procedure.
Next your microblading artist will take “before” photos of your eyebrows, shape and trim your brows removing any stray hairs. Measurements for symmetry, balance and length will be taken before drawing the shape of your new brows with a waterproof pencil. Once you and your microblading artist have agreed on the shape, you will then have a topical numbing cream applied to your eyebrow area that will stay on for approximately 30-40 minutes. This is used to help reduce any pain you may feel during the procedure.
Once you have been properly numbed, the microblading artist will begin the procedure on your eyebrows. Depending on the amount of existing hair you have on your brows and how dark you want your brows to be, this may take 2-3 rounds during your initial session. A second numbing cream may be used during the procedure to further reduce any pain experienced.
Finally, a reveal of your new eyebrows will show you the incredible results of your microblading session. Unless there are any minor adjustments to be made, a special ointment will be applied to your eyebrows, your microblading artist will go over after care instructions with you and take “after” photos. Some slight swelling and redness may be present but you should be free to resume your normal activities for the day.
The usual time for a full brow (initial) microblading session will take approximately 2 hours.
Every step is taken to make your microblading experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible. In fact, some clients report no pain, while others report mild or moderate pain during the procedure. Try to remember that the pain is only temporary. If you are sensitive to pain, you may try taking an over-the-counter analgesic such as Tylenol (aspirin is not recommended as it may increase bleeding) 15 minutes before your appointment to decrease potential pain.
Topical numbing creams are used to reduce your pain during the procedure. Be sure to let your microblading artist know your concerns so that extra time can be provided to allow your numbing creams to take effect.
- DO get plenty of rest the night before your appointment.
- DO arrive to your appointment 15 minutes early to find the salon location, parking, go the ATM, get settled in and complete your pre-procedure paperwork.
- DO arrive to your appointment with a clean, makeup-free face.
- DO wait at least 6 weeks after getting Botox, chemical peels, facials, or laser treatments to get microblading.
- DO contact the salon at least 24 hours before your appointment if you need to make changes to the date or time.
- DON’T work out the day of the procedure as it may increase your blood pressure, expand your pores, increase bleeding and possibly affect your overall results.
- DON’T drink alcohol for at least 24 yours before your procedure.
- DON’T drink caffeine or consume caffeinated products the day of your procedure.
- DON’T take aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E or omega-3 at least 2 days before the procedure. Tylenol is OK to pre-medicate for pain.
Microblading is described as a two-part process that provides for the best possible, long lasting results. After your initial microblading procedure, you will be asked to return at 6 weeks so that your microblading artist can follow up with your healed brow and overall results. The complete healing process takes roughly 4-6 weeks for most people, so a 6-week touch up appointment is essential and appropriate to evaluate the results of your microblading. At this appointment, your microblading artist will take “healed after photos” and perform any minor adjustments to your brows including filling in any spots, making small touch ups to provide symmetry with regard to length and width.
Be sure to book your appointment at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure availability for your 6-week touch up.
- Must be 18 years or older.
- Cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Must not be allergic to pigments, dyes, latex, numbing agents, metals or petroleum products.
- Must wait at least 6 weeks after getting Botox or fillers in your eyebrow area. We recommend you get microblading before getting these treatments.
- No chemical peels, Retin A treatments, tanning or excessive sun exposure 6 weeks before the procedure.
- No skin condition on or near your eyebrows. This includes eczema, shingles, rashes, or anything else near eyebrows.
- Must not be prone to keloids or history of excessive scarring.
- Before your appointment refrain from alcohol or over-the-counter blood thinners (aspirin).
- When in doubt, contact your primary care physician to evaluate whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for microblading. In rare cases, you may be asked to provide a doctor’s note to your microblading artist in order to proceed.
The color and density of your eyebrows will fade 30-50% after the initial microblading procedure.
A touch up appointment is required at 6 weeks to fill in any areas that are desired to be darker and evaluate your overall healing.
Contact your microblading artist at least 2 weeks before your 6-week mark to book your touch up appointment.
The cost of the 6-week touch up appointment is $100.
Do not let any water, lotions, soaps, creams or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 days after the procedure.
Peeling and flaking is normal during healing. Avoid any sort of picking, scratching or rubbing of dry skin as it may disrupt the healing process creating bald spots in the newly microbladed brow.
The treated area will start to peel and/or become flakey between days 3 & 5.
On the 7th night after your procedure apply a thin layer of Aquaphor (no other cream, ointment or lotion) to your eyebrows at night for 5 nights.
The way you take care of your new brows after the microblading procedure will have a great impact on the way they look. Improper care often results in premature fading or patchy brows.
Lighter pigments require more touch ups than darker pigments.
Keep hair and fingers away from your eyebrows for 7 days to prevent infection.
No tanning beds or sun tanning for at least 10 days after your microblading procedure.
When washing your face wash “around” your eyebrows, being careful not to get any soap, water, oils or lotions on your eyebrows.
The entire healing process will take 4-6 weeks depending on your body’s regeneration, age, skin type, immune system and lifestyle.
For any questions, comments or concerns refer to this page or feel free to call or text your microblading artist directly at (310) 721-7785.
When calling the salon to book your appointment, be sure to provide your full name, number and email address. A $200 deposit is required to book your microblading appointment for a full brow and a $50 deposit is required to book your 6-week touch up appointment. The deposit goes toward the cost of your procedure. An invoice will be sent to you via email to pay your deposit. Once your deposit is paid, your appointment will be booked.
For rescheduling, please call the salon at least 24 hours in advance to change the date and/or time of your appointment.
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$100 Full Brow and 6-Week Touch Up included.
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