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Permanent Makeup Services FAQ


  • The look: This is a crafting/artistic technique which creates 3D hair strokes on the skin that will fill to your desired eyebrows shape and enhance your overall appearance. The finish is very natural and may require additional daily makeup
  • 6D Microblading: this is the combination of 3D Microblading and manual Microshading using a manual tool to create fuller look. Up to 25% fuller than the Microblading only.
  • Tools/Equipment: A manual disposable blade looks like an execto knife
  • Healed Result: 40-50% lighter comparing to the original look
  • Time: 2-4 hours depending on the artist
  • Touch up: Yes – 4 to 6 weeks.
3D Microblading
6D Microblading/Microshading

Signature Fusion Ombré Brows

  • The look: Partial Microblading where needed to create perfect natural hair strokes appearance while the powder application using the machine will create the ombre effect and sharp unique appearance accordingly. This is the best option to provide to the client because it provides natural full look and long lasting result at the same time. The finish is very natural and may require additional daily makeup
  • Tools/Equipment: A manual disposable blade looks like an execto knife for Microblading and tattoo machine for shading.
  • Healed Result: 40-50% lighter comparing to the original look. The finish is very natural and may require additional daily makeup
  • Time: 2-4 hours depending on the artist
  • Touch up: Yes – 4 to 6 weeks.

Ombré Powder Brows (Magic Shading)

  • The look:Provides a perfect natural ombre using the newest powder shading technique. The finish look is fuller and more makeup complete. This service is perfect for daily wear without additional makeup.
  • Tools/Equipment: A tattoo machine for shading.
  • Healed Result: 30-40% lighter comparing to the original look. It will heal into a nice pencil base application. The goal is to provide a light penciling effect for the Makeup look.
  • Time: 2-4 hours depending on the artist
  • Touch up: If needed – 4 to 6 weeks.


  • The look: Lip PMU enhance the color of your natural lips. Many colors are available for selection.
  • Tools/Equipment: A tattoo machine for shading.
  • Healed Result: 50-60% lighter comparing to the original look. It will heal into a nice natural desire shade application.
  • Time: 2-4 hours depending on the artist
  • Touch up: If needed – 8 weeks. Due to the anatomy of the lips and the healing process, lip pigmentation results may vary and may require touch-ups.

Eyeliner / Both Eyeliners

  • The look: Eyeliner PMU enhance the lash line and provide an attractive look with wings option. Many colors are available for selection (black, dark brown, plum, coal, etc.)
  • Tools/Equipment: A tattoo machine for shading.
  • Healed Result: 30-50% lighter comparing to the original look. It will heal into a nice natural desire shade application.
  • Time: 2-4 hours depending on the artist
  • Touch up: If needed – 4-6 weeks.
Minnesota Brow Lash Studio & Academy

How long does it last?

Microbladed eyebrows last 1 to 2 years for most people, before it usually needs a touch up. For permanent lips and eyeliner, it lasts 3 to 5 years.

Does it hurt?

Most clients report little or no pain! We use a topical anesthetic before the procedure to numb the affected area.

How long is the appointment?

It usually takes 2 hours, with most of the time spent going over colors and drawing eyebrow shapes. The microblading portion lasts 30-45 minutes.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Before your appointment, we highly encourage our clients to check out our Instagram and “shop” for eyebrows on our feed. Eyebrows comes in many shapes and styles, from feathered to bold, arched to straight. Our microblading artists will work with you to customize your best brows. In the week before your appointment, we recommend avoiding blood thinners, aspirin, alcohol or using retinol creams.

What is the difference between microblading vs. micropigmentation?

Technically microblading is a form of micropigmentation, but we use a microblade to hand draw individual hair strokes. Micropigmentation specialists use a permanent makeup machine, which offers less control and results in blurrier strokes.

Microblading/PMU After Care Information

  • The tattooed area will be dark for the first several days and then will fade about 50% after the first three days into a natural shade. While healing, the tattoo will look spotty.
  • Do not be alarmed by fading after the first application. The final color cannot be judged until at least 3 weeks. This is the reason follow-ups are required.
  • If there is any swelling immediately after the procedure, an ice pack should be applied for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

General Rules:

  • Avoid for 1 week: – Soaps, facial cleansers, water on pigmented areas – Washing pigmented area – Chlorine pools – Retin-A on pigmented areas – Makeup on pigmented area for 5 days, including non-allergenic – Hot, steamy, long showers – Sun on pigmented areas – Jacuzzi or saunas – Terry towels on pigmented areas
  • Shower with your back to the water to avoid water, shampoo and conditioner from getting into the pigmented areas.
  • Do not rub skin when washing your face for at least 10 days
  • Do not pick or scratch tattooed areas.
  • Do not wear contacts after eyeliner procedure
  • Do not wear makeup on tattooed area until area has healed (around 7-10 days)
  • Use heavy sun screen and avoid the direct sun
  • Do not put anything at all on the tattooed area except Aquaphor or vitamin A/D ointment.
  • Do not use antibiotic ointment or anything else during healing

Eyeliners & Lips: Eyelashes or eyebrows sticking together in the morning. Rinse eyes with eye wash/saline daily for 5 days.

  • If your eyes are red from the eyeliner procedure you can use emergency eyewash that can be purchased at any drug store.
  • Gently apply A/D Ointment 3 times a day. DO NOT USE in eye area. Use saline or artificial tears only on eyeliner.
  • If cold sores are seen on the lip area, contact your doctor and your technician ASAP
  • You should apply Aquaphor on your lips every hour for the first three weeks. This will prevent dryness.
  • No smoking immediately following the lip procedure.

How Should I Prepare For My PMU Appointment

-Do not drink coffee, alcohol or energizing drinks on the day of treatment.
-Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before treatment.
-Do not take omega3 (fish oil) 1 week before treatment.
-Do not tan or have intense sun exposure 3 days before treatment.
-No waxing 7 days before treatment.
-No Botox, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or any other intense treatments 2 weeks before treatment.

Microblading & Permanent Makeup Training

Minnesota (MN) Individual License

The state of Minnesota Health Department regulates these body art programs: tattoo, body arts, dry tattoo, microblading and permanent makeup services.  Refer to this link:



Students are not required to possess a cosmetology license to take the permanent makeup training. To obtain a body art license in the state of Minnesota, you are required to apprentice under a body art supervisor for 200 hours (hands-on human skin time). An application for a temporary body art license is required to be filled out by both the student and the qualified supervisor. This application (along with paid fee) is required and will need approval by the MN Health Department before any live model or permanent makeup service operation can be performed. It is a misdemeanor offense if you violate this statue. Forms and application of the temporary technician license can be found at:



At Minnesota Brow Lash Studio & Academy, we offer several programs for Microblading and Permanent Makeup training courses. Students may choose to take any of our courses based on current skill sets and desired career goals. The course(s) will certify and train the student with the basic knowledge and skills to start practicing. During the course(s), live model practice is an option for students to choose if they wish (with paid fee). To sign up for the live model option, we require the student to register no later than 30 days prior to class which will allow time for the state licensing and approval process. Our academy will coordinate the licensing process on the student’s behalf.


After the training courses are completed, we offer an apprenticeship program for the students to continue to practice, learn more and accelerate their skills.  We offer the most comprehensive training and apprenticeship programs in the region.

  • To be licensed in Minnesota, the student is required to apprentice for 200 hours, minimum. The license application process is via the temporary license process (as outlined above). The apprentice will perform services on live models under the direction of a supervisor for a period of approximately 4 months at 2 days a week to fulfill the 200 hours minimum requirement by the state of Minnesota. As an apprentice, you will pay the apprenticeship fee, upfront. Contact us for the apprenticeship fee and associated contract information.
  • Temporary Body Art License information and forms can be found at:


Out of state (outside of Minnesota) students

To practice on live models or to apprentice with us, you will need a ‘guest artist’ license. The apprenticeship program is not necessary after completing the course. However, the student may choose to apprentice with us to gain more experience and build skill sets quickly. The apprenticeship program will vary depending on the student’s needs. To sign up for the live model option or apprenticeship program, we require a registration minimum of 30 days prior to class start date to accommodate the state licensing application process. Our academy will coordinate the licensing process. Licensing information and form can be found at:




Out of State Individual License & Facility License

You have to check with your state health department jurisdiction and regulations. States have different regulations for body art licensing. Therefore, it is the students’ responsibility to check with his/her own state of residence licensing and regulation requirements.

Professional & Liability Insurance

Apprentices are required to carry (provide proof) their own liability insurance to perform body art at our facility. If the student needs insurance as such, here is a link to affordable insurance:


Financial Aid/Grants/Loans/Funds

Currently, we are not offering student loans or scholarship. We accept payment in these forms: check, credit card, cash or bank issued money orders. If you are seeking a personal educational loan, we have an affiliation with Wells Fargo Bank. Also, depending on the training program the student chooses, we offer special payment plans. Contact us for more details on the special payment plan and/or the Wells Fargo Bank loan option.

Eyelash Extensions and Regulated Service Training

Minnesota (MN) Individual License

We operate under the MN Board of Cosmetology School license (# 9000219). We offer a 38- hour eyelash extension training program which will provide certification to become an eyelash technician. After the training, the student can take the state test through PSI and apply to be licensed as an eyelash technician.

Students do not need to possess a cosmetology license or an esthetician license to take this course. However, other requirements such as a high school diploma are required by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology in order to obtain a license. All individual licenses and forms can be found at: https://mn.gov/boards/cosmetology/licensing/individual-a/

If you possess a cosmetology license and/or an esthetician license, your license will qualify you to perform eyelash extensions. You do not need an additional eye lash technician license to perform eyelash services. If you have never performed eyelash extensions, we strongly encourage you can take our 38 hour course (as outlined above) or our other advanced courses (such as our 1 1/2 Day ‘Level 1’ or our 1 Day ‘Volume Course’. These courses will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to jump start your career earnings potential!

Disclaimer: This FAQ is a short compilation of the common topics as of 2/25/2019. Minnesota State statue and regulations may be changed since publishing this FAQ. Please contact the appropriate government agencies in which you reside for the most accurate information.