Please email me at info@merakibrowbar.com and I can see what I can do!

Because I deal with open skin I use the highest level of sanitation. It goes through different levels of cleaning: using Cavi wipes to disinfect working areas, cleaning tools with hot water and soap, then soaking tools in high-level disinfectant and then sterilized under a high pressure steam autoclave. To ensure the steam autoclave is working properly at all times I use pocket and tape indicators to notify that it hits the correct temperature. After that a TST strip is put into each load to ensure pressure is correct and recorded. After all that a monthly spore strip is sent to a lab to be tested to ensure the tools are actually being sterilized correctly and that the machine isn’t malfunctioning. All my needles are sterile and NOT reused.  They are safely disposed of after each use.  I open each disposable needle in front of you. Sterile gauze, sterile cotton are disposable and used one time only. I have health inspection approval and am fully licensed.

It all comes down to how dark your brows are already.  Because microblading is such a detailed technique you will not be able to see the fine lines if your brows are too dark.  Please always send a photo of your brows to info@merakibrowbar.com for approval before booking an appointment.

Yes, I am fully licensed.  This includes my Permanent Cosmetics Technician license, Burnaby Health Inspection License, and the City of Burnaby Business License.  All licenses are passed.  I am also insured by Sports & Fitness Insurance Canada.

I sublease a room in a commercial space.

I am located on Boundary & Hastings in Burnaby. Full details on location will be given once your book an appointment.

In the past, pigments that were used on the facial area such as the brows were from the same pigments that were used on the body.  Black ink was the main source of pigment and as black is not an actual color (it is made of many colors), your body will slowly absorb the different colors and can leave your brows with one shade (blue/green).  Sun exposure can also turn this black pigment into a blue/green color as you are unable to block your face at all times (unlike your leg or arms with clothes).  With the combination of black & body pigments, sun exposure you will have blue/green brows.
Here at Meraki Browbar, all pigments are brown based and made of iron oxide.  With iron oxide, it is naturally absorbed into the skin and will fade over time.  Additionally, because we are only depositing ink to the first two layers of the skin it will only last you 1-3 years.

No black pigments are used.  We have 6 different shades of brown (1 being the lightest and 6 being the darkest).  Black pigments are generally used for body tattoos.

Consultation is preferably the same day as the procedure. 1 hour of consultation and brow perfecting and 1 hour of the initial procedure. It will be a total of 2-2.5 hours for the entire appointment depending on your desired shape and thickness.

Your one free touch up appointment should be booked at the 6-week mark from the initial appointment. If you book before then, please be advised there may be a higher chance that your brows will still be healing and will still be very sensitive. As a result, it may be more painful. It is your job to book the touch up appointment as many people cancel & reschedule. Additional touch ups will be at a small cost.

Healing time consists of 7-10 days but this solely depends on your body and its’ healing. I have some ladies who heal in 4 days, but some in 2 weeks. Please try to schedule your events accordingly.

The healing process is very similar to a tattoo on your body. Nothing should be touching the permanent makeup area during healing. This includes shampoo, cleansers, makeup etc. From the moment you walk out with your new brows they will become significantly darker and will begin to scab. When they start to peel DO NOT pick at them, as the area that has been picked at will be lighter than the rest once healing is finished. When peeling is completed, you are able to proceed with your regular routines.

Depending on your body, skin type, and lifestyle, your permanent makeup brows can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years. Most ladies like to come back for a touch up after every year at a smaller cost.

Unlike regular vegan and organic pigments, many people have a higher chance of getting an allergic reaction. As a result, we use iron oxide pigments to avoid an allergic reaction entirely.

You can maximize the length of your new brows by ensuring sunscreen is always applied to protecting them from fading and if you are iron deficient/anemic to take the supplements that the doctor has prescribed accordingly.

After the initial touch up there are many factors as to why your brows may not last long. This includes not following aftercare instructions, lots of sun exposure (not wearing sunscreen), your lifestyle (ie you spend most of your time outdoors), skin type (dry, flakey skin), being iron deficient/anemic, using chemical peels/exfoliants frequently on the area etc.

I am able to touch up another artist’s work but unfortunately it will be full price as the original brow was not done by me and may be even more difficult to correct.

It is NOT recommended to workout, sweat, go swimming, hot yoga, or have your brows touching water until it is fully peeled. If any of this is done, it can cause your scabs to peel earlier and can even lose pigment.

NOTE:  This video was done at home, but all future appointments will be held at a commercial space.