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Permanent make-up / cosmetic tattooing info

Welcome to the PMU/cosmetic tattooing Information page

by symmetry brow bar & skin studio in austin, Texas

 

SYMMETRY BROW BAR & SKIN STUDIO is located in the Sola Salons on Burnet Road in beautiful Austin, Texas. 

Symmetry is owned and operated by nicola deck. nicola has been keeping austin beautiful with her esthetic services since 2004. Her newest love and passion is microblading and cosmetic tattooing. This page will have all the information you need to know before making your PMU appointment. Read thoroughly and please make sure to ask all questions prior to booking your appointment. 

Nicola is fully licensed/certified/and insured.

Licensed esthetician in Texas since 2004.

Symmetry is a licensed tattoo studio.

Certified in Microblading by Deluxe Brows.

Certified in Permanent Make-up by Kristi's Luxury Advanced Training - 5 Star Academy.

Certified in Tattoo Removal/Lighening by A+ Ocean.

 

Phone/text

(512)571-7788

 

Location

7301 Burnet Rd

Austin, TX 78757

 

Hours

by appointment only

 

BOOKING

ONLINE ONLY

Take a look at some examples of my work. For the most current photos visit Instagram (@nicolabrows).

 
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permanent make-up/cosmetic tattooing services

ombre powder brows

-Ombre brows are created using a permanent make-up machine with the newest techniques to provide a soft, beautifully filled brow.  Ombre brows heal to a soft powdery effect on the brows - like you are wearing a powder make-up on your brows that doesn't wash off! Ombre powder brows can be customized to look very soft, like a permanent tint on your skin, to a more bold look, depending on your preference. Powder brow technique is good for all skin types. Can last up to 3 years. In order to maintain your ombre powder brow, regular touch-ups are needed to maintain your powder brows. Suited to all skin types.

COMBO BROWS

-A beautiful combination of hair strokes and soft powder fill. A wonderful choice if you do not have any brow hair at all OR if there are areas in your brow that have dense hair AND sparse or no hair. Hair strokes are always best for dry smooth skin types. (If you have oily, porous skin, be aware that you will only be able to have a small amount of hair strokes if you choose combo brows). Can last 1-3 years. Regular touch-ups are needed to maintain your combo brows.

microblading

-Microblading is a specialized eyebrow cosmetic tattooing technique using a handheld 100% disposable sterile microblading tool to create small cuts in your skin to mimic brow hairs (a machine is NOT used). Microblading heals to a very subtle natural look. Yes, you may still need brow make-up depending on the look you wish to achieve. Microblading is ONLY well suited to dry smooth healthy skin types. If you have combo/oily skin, large visible pores, textured, wrinkled, ruddy skin, sensitive skin, very thin skin, hyperpigmentation on the forehead, Microblading is NOT for you. Can last 1-1.5 years. In order to maintain your microbladed brows, regular touch-ups are needed. Click here to read my in-depth MICROBLADING guide before booking your appointment.

CORRECTIVE EYEBROW PMU

-If you have received microblading or other brow permanent make-up and the color has distorted or the shape needs correcting, I may be able to help you. Please schedule a complimentary 15 minute consult. (No, I’m sorry, microblading cannot be used to correct - powder brows only).

eyelash enhancement

-Using a permanent make-up machine, your lash line is completely filled to create beautiful definition and giving the appearance of thicker lashes. Can last 2 years. Regular touch-ups are necessary to maintain your desired look.

eyeliner/SOFT LINER

-Using a permanent make-up machine and the newest techniques, your lash line is completely filled PLUS a soft eyeliner with small soft wing is added. No harsh lines OR large wings are created.  Can last 2 years. Regular touch-up are necessary to maintain your desired look.

Tattoo removal/lightening

-Are you unhappy with your current eyebrow tattoo? Do you have old faded eyebrow PMU or microblading? Or a small (1"-4") body tattoo that you would like lightened or removed? Using a permanent make-up machine, an ultra pure saline solution is pushed into the tattoo you wish to be removed/lightened. A scab forms, and when the area heals and the scab falls off, the tattoo ink/pigment is removed/lightened. Multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve your desired goal. You must schedule a consultation to discuss your removal/lightening goals and to see if you are a good candidate for this service.  

Not sure what brow technique is right for you? refer to the chart below.

Still not sure? Book a complimentary eyebrow consultation.

Help me choose my eyebrow pmu technique

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY. 

MY WEBSITE ACTS AS A PRE-CONSULTATION - IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL, FEEL FREE TO BOOK A COMPLIMENTARY 15 MINUTE CONSULT BEFORE BOOKING YOUR PMU APPOINTMENT.

**ALL PMU IS A 2 STEP PROCESS AND REQUIRES A 6-12 WEEK TOUCH-UP.

***IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD YOUR BROWS MICROBLADED, OR PERMANENT MAKE-UP ON YOUR BROWS or EYES, YOU MUST GET MY APPROVAL BEFORE BOOKING. ( YOUR SERVICE MAY BE CONSIDERED A CORRECTION AND WILL BE CHARGED ACCORDINGLY.)

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY 15 MINUTE CONSULT.***

YOU CANNOT HAVE PMU IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO YOU (NO EXCEPTIONS)...

you are under 18

you are pregnant or breastfeeding

you have a history of MRSA

you are on blood thinners (and cannot stop them for 2 weeks at a time)

your immune system is compromised

you are prone to keloid scars

you are on accutane (must be off of accutane for at least 1 year)

you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation (must wait at least 2 months after)

IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO YOU, PMU may not heal well for you...

you are diabetic

you have very oily skin

you are a smoker

you have an auto-immune disorder/disease

you have anemia

you have rosacea

(If you are under a doctors care for ANY disease or disorder, I recommend getting their approval before moving ahead with PMU).

**If you have previous permanent make-up/cosmetic tattooing, you must get Nicola's approval BEFORE booking your session - NO EXCEPTIONS!

PLEASE NOTE: EVEN IF NONE OF THE ABOVE APPLY TO YOU, YOU STILL MAY NOT BE A CANDIDATE FOR PMU. PMU CAN BE UNPREDICTABLE, NO PMU SERVICE CAN BE GUARANTEED.

 

BEFORE YOUR PMU APPOINTMENT
to ensure the best possible result, follow these instructions carefully

No blood thinners for at least 48 hours before your appointment
**That means NO aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin, omega-3, fish oils, vitamin e, rx blood thinners (get dr. approval before stopping any prescribed medication!) tylenol is ok

Do not consume alcohol 24-48 hours prior

No prolonged sun exposure 1 week before

No caffeine right before your appointment

No retin-a use 2 weeks prior

No chemical peels, laser, mesotherapy, dermabrasions, microneedling, botox, fillers, etc 4 weeks prior

No lash serum use for 4 weeks prior (for lash enhancement/eyeliner)

Lash extensions must be removed at least 2 weeks before (for lash enhancement/eyeliner)

AFTER YOUR PMU APPOINTMENT

(You will receive a detailed aftercare form. There will be slight differences of aftercare depending on area of PMU. )

FOR 10-14 DAYS AFTER YOUR PMU SESSION...

Keep the PMU area CLEAN and DRY.

Avoid getting the PMU area wet - no sweating, no long steamy showers, no sauna, no excessive exercise, no pools. 

Use common sense, no activities that could compromise your new fresh open wounds on your face! No yard work. No cleaning out your garage. No riding in convertibles. No horseback riding. ETC!

Don't plan trips or special occasions within 2 weeks of your PMU, allow time to heal.

No sun exposure or salon tanning.

No facials or facial treatments. No acids or retinols.

No picking, scratching, or peeling any scabs that may form. You WILL cause scar tissue and the pigment to disappear.

Do not drink excess alcohol - it will slow healing.

No cleansers, facial products, ointments, lotions etc on the PMU area (unless otherwise stated on your detailed aftercare form).

WHEN IN DOUBT, TEXT NICOLA with any questions/concerns 512-571-7788.

PLEASE NOTE:

*PLEASE BE AWARE, YOU WILL BE SWOLLEN/TENDER AFTER YOUR PMU SESSION. YOUR EYES MAY BRUISE. THE COLOR WILL BE DARKER DURING THE HEALING PROCESS.

*ALL PMU IS A 2-STEP PROCESS AND REQUIRES A TOUCH-UP SESSION 6-12 WEEKS AFTER YOUR INITIAL SESSION.

*I WILL NOT TATTOO YOUR WATERLINE - IT IS NOT SAFE.

*THE SKIN IS AN UNPREDICTABLE ORGAN, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT HOW YOU WILL HEAL AND HOW LONG YOUR PMU WILL LAST. EVERYONE HEALS DIFFERENTLY.  YOU MAY NEED MORE THAN 1 TOUCH-UP TO ACHIEVE YOUR DESIRED LOOK. TO MAINTAIN YOUR PMU, YOU WILL NEED TO GET REGULAR TOUCH-UPS. RESULTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED.

*IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUS PERMANENT MAKE-UP/MICROBLADING/COSMETIC TATTOOING YOU MUST GET MY APPROVAL BEFORE BOOKING YOUR APPOINTMENT. IT CAN BE VERY DIFFICULT TO COVER OLD PMU! BOOK A CONSULT AND LET'S SEE IF YOU ARE A GOOD CANDIDATE.

*A $100 NONREFUNDABLE BOOKING FEE IS REQUIRED TO BOOK INITIAL SESSIONS. PLEASE READ BOOKING POLICIES BEFORE BOOKING YOUR SERVICE.

**WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE AT ANYTIME. PMU IS AN ART, PLEASE HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS.

PRICES

EYEBROW COSMETIC TATTOOING

OMBRE POWDER BROWS $425 (initial service only )

COMBO BROWS$475 (initial service only)

MICROBLADING $450 (initial service only)

CORRECTIVE EYEBROW PERMANENT MAKE-UP$600+ (initial service only)

BROW TOUCH-UP PRICING

**you are responsible for booking your touch-up sessions**

6-12 WEEK EYEBROW PMU TOUCH-UP (OMBRE, COMBO, MICROBLADING)

$150 — This required touch-up session needs to be performed no sooner than 6 weeks from your initial session and no later than 12 weeks from your initial session. IF FOR ANY REASON you go beyond 12 weeks from your initial session book the following.

3-6 MONTH EYEBROW PMU TOUCH-UP (OMBRE, COMBO, MICROBLADING)

$225— Book this only if you are outside the 12 week touch-up window OR if you have requested an additional touch-up and I have approved your request.

1-2 YEAR EYEBROW PMU TOUCH-UP (OMBRE, COMBO, MICROBLADING)

$350— Book this if your brow PMU was done 1-2 years ago at Symmetry. Over 2 years? Even by just 1 day, book the following.

2-3 YEAR EYEBROW PMU TOUCH-UP (OMBRE, COMBO, MICROBLADING)

$400— Book this if your brow PMU was done 2-3 years ago at Symmetry. Over 3 years? Even by just 1 day, book as Initial session.

EYELINER COSMETIC TATTOOING

EYELASH ENHANCEMENT PMU$375 top only, add bottom +$25 (initial service only)

EYELINER/SOFT LINER PMU $425 top only, add bottom +25 (initial service only)

EYELINER TOUCH-UP PRICING

$100— 6-12 weeks after initial session only.

$175— 3-6 months after initial session only.

$275— 1-2 year touch-up

2 years + book as initial session


NON-LASER TATTOO LIGHTENING/REMOVAL

$50-$250+ per session — BOOK CONSULT

Text: (512)571-7788 or email: nicola@symmetrybrowsaustin.com

 Ask all questions before booking online.

By Appointment ONLY.