Wake Up & Look Gorgeous!

Permanent cosmetics, a procedure also known as permanent makeup or microblading is applied by a gifted practitioner that can give you the polished glamour of professionally applied makeup that will never flake, smudge or run, stay with you day and night and last for years.

At a fraction of the cost of plastic surgery, permanent makeup can instantly take years off your appearance, bring out and enhance your best features and correct minor and not so minor flaws and skin imperfections. Many entertainers, actresses and models have used it to maintain their polished, seemingly flawless appearance.

What Is Microblading?

Microblading or 3D eyebrows is a form of semi-permanent makeup. To apply this technique, we use a tool that has many fine scalpel-like needles to apply the ink rather than a traditional tattooing machine, allowing us to create a natural-looking brow with short, ultra-fine micro lines that look like individual hairs. Pigment is implanted close to the surface of the outer layer of the skin, meaning the strokes are crisp and fine. The fine lines are applied in the same direction as the natural hair growth resulting in an appearance that is as close to a natural brow as possible.

Microblading fades after a while, but it can last up to 3 years. A Color booster treatment should be done within 12 to 18 months from the last visit and be repeated in that order to maintain beautiful look of your brows. Color booster is only for people that I have seen before. If you had work done somewhere else and you are coming to see me for the first time then please book 1st visit not a color booster.

Who Uses Permanent Makeup?

  • There is no upper age limit on permanent makeup. But you need to be minimum 18 years old.
  • People who have a hard time getting a straight brows or who have eyesight problems are excellent candidates
  • People who are active in sports should consider permanent makeup as it won't run off or sweat off during exercise.
  • People who are in the public spotlight or work under the harsh glare of spotlights see the advantages of not having to worry about their makeup.
  • Professionals love permanent makeup since they can save five to fifteen minutes each day by not having to apply as much makeup.
  • Women who don't want to worry about their makeup in general should seriously consider having permanent makeup applied. The freedom from the life long hassle of applying makeup is indescribable.

If you have extremely thick oily skin, or you are a smoker the microblading may NOT work well for you but I am happy to do it for you as long as you have a realistic expectation. The constant production of oil will cause the hairstrokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. 

Our Services

Our talented team of artists provide everything from semi-permanent full lip treatments, microblading, semi-permanent eyeliner and eyelash extensions. We also offer tattoo removal for small tattoos.

Please Note: Consultation is done on the day of procedure and not as part of a separate appointment. Together, we will choose the style and color that works the best for you!

Touch Up: Typically, Microblading/Permanent Makeup is broken into two appointments, the 2nd appointment is a touch up, done 6 weeks after the initial visit. This touch up appointment is very important for the best results so please make sure you book it sooner rather than later.

 

Color Booster: Pigment fades over time.  A Color Boost procedure are for clients who have had previous permanent makeup completed by High Brow, and need a refresher application of  pigment to perk up their color.  

 

Permanent Makeup Pre & Post Care

Pre-Care

This will allow me the most flexibility to achieve optimal results:

4 WEEKS BEFORE PROCEDURE
Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin around treated area.

2 WEEKS BEFORE PROCEDURE
Stay away from any face acid products, check your makeup, creams, face wash for anything that says acid and stop using it! If you use Botox, it should be done 2 weeks before procedure.

1 WEEKS BEFORE PROCEDURE
Avoid sun and tanning, no brow tweezing, waxing or tinting.

4 DAYS BEFORE PROCEDURE
For LIP procedure you will need an antiviral prescription. Physician usually instructs to begin taking it 4 days before procedure, for a 7-10 day course.The stimulation from the needle can bring out cold sores and that can really ruin the procedure and make the healing process much worse.

24 HOURS BEFORE PROCEDURE
Please do not work out; do not use alcohol or caffeine; do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E; avoid power shakes and power greens, Fish Oil; Hair, Skin, Nail supplements.

Eyeliner procedure: DO NOT wear eyelash extensions and contact lenses during procedure, remember to bring your glasses with.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR FOR APPROVAL OF THIS PROCEDURE IF YOU ARE TAKING MEDICATIONS OR HAVE A HISTORY OF ILLNESS!!! PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING LADIES CANNOT GET THIS PROCEDURE!!!

Post Procedure Care

The day of the treatment: Absorb

After the procedure, gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids.

Days 1-7:

Wash: Wash daily to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!) Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.

Moisturize: Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment (Vaseline) with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.

Important Reminders:

Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days, use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.

DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area, let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.

No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.

Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.

Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days. Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face should be getting wet only at the end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

Avoid swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,

Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area for one week.

Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your microblading procedure.

 

Specifics For Eyeliner

  • Do not wear contact lenses for 48 hours after.
  • Have sunglasses available. Eyes may be light sensitive or even dilated immediately after. The sunglasses are also handy for hiding puffy eyes.
  • Do not dye, perm, or use eyelash curler for 2 weeks.
  • Do not use mascara until healing is complete. Use a new tube of mascara due to risk of bacterial presence in used tubes. Stay a little farther out on the lashes, not too close to the liner. Remove with vaseline or baby oil without rubbing it into the liner.
  • Eyes will be swollen for a few days. Eyes may feel dry or irritated. Lubricating refresher drops may be used.

Specifics For Lips

  • Lips will be tender at first. Drink through a straw. Choose foods you can place in your mouth with a fork without touching lips.
  • Do not excessively stretch lips while they are healing with big smiles, or pucker lips with smoking. Those motions push and pull against the lip edges, applying tension and friction between the strong normal skin surrounding the mouth and the broken inflamed lip edges. Lip skin is a continuation of the delicate mucous membrane in the mouth. It is not strong like normal skin.
  • Try to keep toothpaste off lips while healing.
  • Do not have teeth bleached while healing.
  • During the peeling process it may look like there is not much color there. Color is more apparent by the second week. Final result is not judged for 2 months.

All permanent cosmetic procedures are a multi-session process. You are required to come back for at least one touch-up visit before it can be determined that your work is complete. Touch-up visits are scheduled at 6 week intervals or longer. Be prepared for the initial color intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time to heal. Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage, or oozing, contact your doctor immediately. Pigments will slowly fade over time according to ones metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, facial surgery, and smoking. Schedule maintenance visits as needed (color booster) to keep it looking fresh.

Eyelash Extension Pre And Post Care

Pre-Care

Show up to your appointment completely bare-faced

That includes not curling your lashes either if they’re curled, there’s a crease right by the root and it’s hard for the lash artist to apply the extensions—it won't be a smooth-finish job. Other things to avoid: mascara, waterproof eye makeup, oily skin care, and eye cream. You basically don’t want anything that’ll interfere with the glue. If you need to work out, go to the gym and take a shower in advance. You can’t get them wet for 24 hours post session because the adhesive has to dry completely.  Avoiding waterproof eye makeup for up to a week before your appointment, because leaves an invisible film that will keep the lashes from adhering fully.

Post Procedure Care

They WILL feel weird at first. It takes a day or two to get used to the feeling of wearing extensions, but I found them to be much more comfortable than strip lashes.

The general rule of thumb is to avoid anything too oily around your eyes. 

  1. Sleep on your back. This might sound like a crazy request (unless you already sleep on your back), but it's really important directly following your application, since the glue takes a while to dry fully and you'll otherwise get weird kinks. In general try to avoid sleeping on your lashes.
  2. Give your lashes a little — OK, a lot — of TLC. When removing your eye makeup (liner, shadow, etc.), gently go over the area with a cleansing wipe instead of placing cotton pads or puffs over your lids — not only could you eventually weaken the extensions and mess them up, the cotton fibers get stuck on lashes (not cute) or try non woven cotton rounds with micellar water but still stay away from lashes.
  3. Comb them out. To prevent any criss-crossing or wonky-looking lashes, use a spoolie wand. Close one eye, place the spoolie on top of your lashes, then roll the brush over lashes to keep them defined.
  4. Resist playing with them. Your eyelashes shed naturally, so when you have extensions, this will help push them off. If an extension looks out of place, avoid playing with it or twisting or pulling it off — you'll risk losing your natural lashes. Let them come out on their own, and use a spoolie to brush them back into place in the meantime.
  5. Give your eyes extra attention Because you’re not washing your eye area as thoroughly as usual, you can and will get residue buildup, particularly at the lash line. Even if you don’t put eye makeup on, there’s still outside impurities and dust that can get trapped. Mix water with a little bit of tear-free baby shampoo and use the mixture to thoroughly clean top lids and the bottom of eyes.

Instructions For Eyelash Lift

How to take care of your eyelashes before and after the eyelash lift treatment 

  1. The day before procedure please don’t drink alcohol.
  2. Contact lenses should be removed before the procedure.
  3. Please come with clean eyelashes without mascara, cream or powder.
  4. The effect of the treatment lasts from 4 to 8 weeks.
  5. After 8 weeks, the procedure can be performed again.
  6. For 24 hours after the procedure:
    • do not rub your eyes
    • do not apply cream in the eye area
    • do not apply mascara
    • do not do any facials

Our Team

Sylwia

Phone Number
(224) 208-5556
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Wed: 9AM - 4PM
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Hi, I'm Sylwia. I am a mother of two adorable kids. Reinhart is my oldest and the second is still in my belly due in June. I am a certified permanent makeup artist specializing in eyebrows and small tattoo removal. After working for years in the dentistry field, I chose to dedicate my career to permanent cosmetics in 2015 and I absolutely love it! I combined my artistic talent and career to help people look and feel great. 

Ewelina

Phone Number
(224) 203-2556
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Fri: 9AM - 7PM
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Hi, I am Ewelina. I was introduced to permanent makeup few years ago by none other than Sylwia herself. I honestly can't imagine doing anything else at this point, since this job gives me so much satisfaction. I get to use my artistic vision and skills to make your brows, lips and eyes look fabulous 24/7. I can't wait to help you all feel amazing.

Ewa

Phone Number
(224) 215-6203
Hours
Mon: 9AM - 8PM
Tue: 9AM - 8PM
Wed: 9AM - 8PM
Thu: 9AM - 8PM
Fri: 9AM - 8PM
Sat: 9AM - 3PM
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Hi, I am Ewa. I am a professional eyelash stylist and work only on proven products of the highest quality. Eyelash styling is my passion. I perform the procedure of lengthening eyelashes from the classic 1: 1 method to the beautiful effect of volume. Eyelash extension treatment is a completely safe and non-invasive treatment that allows you to densify, darken and extend our natural eyelashes by sticking a synthetic eyelash to the real one. Do you want your eyes to look unique?

Jackie

Phone Number
(224) 215-5353
Hours
Mon: 10AM - 6PM
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Hi. I am Jackie. I am a Licensed Esthetician and Certified Phibrow Artist.  Back in 2015, I had my eyebrows microbladed and knew I wanted to learn this amazing and rewarding skill. Here I am today, Certified Microblader, ready to transform your brows.  Whether you need an eyebrow wax or microblading done, I am here for you and excited to beautify your brows.

Jessica

Phone Number
(224) 215-5353
Hours
Mon: 11AM - 7PM
Tue: 11AM - 7PM
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As a professional Makeup Artist and licensed cosmetologist for the last ten plus years , I have enjoyed and loved my career! When I found that Microblading could help change my clients lives, I knew I had to learn all I could, to provide the best quality in this service! I am proudly certified in Microblading, Nano Needling and Permanent Eyeliner!  I look forward to providing you Permanent and traditional Makeup Services ! 

Recommended Products

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