Microblading in Halifax

Elle Munster is a certified microblading technician in Halifax, Nova Scotia, helping you get the best version of you with flawless brows! Based out of the award-winning Bowtique Hair & Makeup in downtown Halifax, microblading by Elle Munster is the best way to ensure your brows are always on point—your semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos will guarantee you wake up feeling confident in your brows every day.

When you choose microblading by Elle Munster, you’ll get a premium service in a safe, clean, private, and sterile environment. Elle maintains up-to-date bloodborne pathogen and infection control certifications for your health and safety, and works out of a private room for maximum privacy, comfort, and sterility.



What Is Microblading?

Microblading can also be known as cosmetic eyebrow tattooing, semi-permanent makeup, or micropigmentation. Microblading is the process of implanting colour pigment just beneath the surface of the skin using a tiny, disposable needle. This enhances or radically redefines your natural brows, bringing out the most beautiful features of your face and eliminating the need to fill in your eyebrows.


How Long Does Microblading Last?

Microblading treatment is considered semi-permanent. It will not wash off, but it will gradually fade over time and may require a touch-up every 1-2 years. How often you need a touch-up depends on a number of factors, including:

  • The pigment used (lighter colours tend to fade faster)

  • Frequency and intensity of sun exposure

  • Iron deficiency (if your body is low on iron, it can absorb the iron-oxide pigment faster)

  • Facial treatment (chemical peels will fade your eyebrows more quickly)

  • Your unique skin type

The need for touch-ups is normal for all cosmetic tattoo procedures. Each new procedure will typically require 2 visits. The first microblading procedure will be followed up by a touch-up appointment (if needed) approximately 4-6 weeks later.


What Should I Do Before Microblading?

Before your microblading appointment, you want to make sure your skin is in good shape for the procedure. Avoid tanning, harsh face scrubs, or chemical peels for a minimum of 2 weeks before your appointment. It’s also a good idea to avoid taking Advil (ibuprofen) or aspirin, or drinking alcohol for 48-72 hours before your appointment, as these substances can thin your blood.

It’s okay to wear makeup to your appointment! In fact, if you regularly fill in your brows, seeing how you prefer to wear them can be helpful before designing your new brows. Having a bad brow day? Just bring in a picture of how you like your brows to look for reference, and Elle will help you find the perfect shape and pigmentation.


What Is The Proper Aftercare For Microblading?

You will be given instructions about how to care for your microbladed brows at your appointment. There are comprehensive aftercare instructions on the sheet, but here are a few examples of dos and don’ts to help you decide if you can keep up with the required aftercare.

  • Do not immerse your brows in water for 10-14 days. The aftercare sheet will explain how to gently wash the microbladed area and how often.

  • Do apply the barrier cream you’ve been given in a thin layer after washing. The aftercare sheet will also explain exactly how to use the barrier cream.

  • Do not put any makeup on your brow area 2 weeks. The skin has been broken, so treat it like an open wound.

  • Do not pick at the small scabs that may form. Any scabbing will be light, but necessary to properly heal your brows. Picking the scabs can affect your results.

  • Don’t go swimming or tanning for 2 weeks, and don’t use any harsh face scrubs or chemical peels for 2 weeks.


Does Microblading Hurt?

Everyone has a different pain threshold, but most people find that microblading is not very painful. It certainly doesn’t hurt as much as a “regular” tattoo, and likely no more than plucking or waxing your eyebrows (if not less). A topical anaesthetic gel is applied to your eyebrow area to help numb the skin before microblading begins. Every effort will be made to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure!

As your new brows heal, the pain level for the first few days is comparable to a very mild sunburn.


How Long Does Microblading Take?

Although microblading covers a very small area, you want your technician to take the time to make it perfect! An initial microblading session typically takes between 1.5-2 hours. A touch-up session may be shorter as the shape of your new brows has already been defined.


What Is The Difference Between Microblading And Tattooing?

The purpose of microblading—as with all cosmetic tattooing—is to enhance the appearance of your natural features. Cosmetic tattooing is softer and more subtle than body tattooing. The kind of tattoos most people get use inks, while microblading only uses iron-oxide based pigments that are designed to gently fade over time. This is beneficial because it allows you to make gentle and natural-looking changes to the shape and colour of your brows over time to match your overall look.


How Will My Microbladed Eyebrows Look When They're Done?

There are several factors that can affect how your eyebrows will look when they’re done:

  • Sun exposure: UV rays will fade pigment faster. Sunscreen on your face is always a good idea anyway, so make sure your brows are protected!

  • The regeneration of skin cells: the longer your skin cells take to regenerate, the longer the pigment will hold.

  • Skin absorption: some pigments are absorbed and fade more quickly than others.

  • Colour choice: darker pigments tend to last longer.

  • Lifestyle: your overall general skin and body health can contribute to longer-lasting microbladed brows.

  • Skin type: brow strokes may look sharper and more defined on naturally drier skin.

It is completely normal to need a touch-up after your initial microblading session. This touch-up will allow Elle to analyze how the colour pigments look under your skin and correct any uneven areas that can happen naturally as part of the healing process. Any fine-tuning to shape and colour that you desire can be done at this time, too.

To see before & after photos from Elle’s clients, click here to view the microblading gallery!


Can I Get Freckles With Microblading?

Yes! Microblading isn’t just for your eyebrows. Elle Munster is experienced in creating semi-permanent freckles using the same microblading technique. The booking process is the same, and consultations are free.


How Much Does Microblading Cost?

The prices for microblading are:

Consultations: FREE

Brow microblading: $500 (price may vary)

Corrections (to someone else’s work): $600 (consultation required)

6-8 week touch-up: $100

Annual touchup: $150

Freckles: $200

Prices do not include tax


Get Microblading In Halifax

Elle Munster is excited to help you achieve your brow goals! Elle is a fully licensed microblading technician operating out of Bowtique Hair & Makeup in downtown Halifax. To book your appointment, click the Book Now button below!