Permanent Makeup
By Shaniece

Permanent Makeup by Shaniece
4436 N Western Ave, Suite 7
Chicago, IL 60625

312-857-3559

Hours:
Sun  12pm-5pm
Mon  5pm-8pm

Must be 18 years or older to book
Appointment only - No walk-ins

Please review the info on this page before booking

 

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SERVICES

Currently not accepting clients with previous permanent makeup done on their brows, including microblading.

Digital Hair Strokes   $300

A single needle is used to lightly draw on a hair stroke pattern. This is best for clients who have a decent amount of brow hair, but want a more defined natural shape. Not recommended for clients with very oily skin, mature skin,  very little to no brow hair. Results typically last 1-3 years before a touch-up is needed.

A Follow-Up appointment is recommended within 8-12 weeks after your initial session to perfect the shape after your brows have healed. Follow-Ups beyond 12 weeks will be an additional cost.

Results typically last 1-3 years before a Color Boost is needed.

Powder Brows   $300

Your brows are lightly shaded in with a customized shape and color so the end result is the appearance of brows shaded in with powder makeup. This is best for clients who want a natural makeup look, and also for clients with very oily skin, mature skin, and clients with very little to no brow hair.

 

A Follow-Up appointment is recommended within 8-12 weeks after your initial session to perfect the shape after your brows have healed. Follow-Ups beyond 12 weeks will be an additional cost.

Results typically last 1-3 years before a Color Boost is needed.

combo Brows   $300

A combination of Digital Hair Strokes and Powder.

 

A Follow-Up appointment is recommended within 8-12 weeks after your initial session to perfect the shape after your brows have healed. Follow-Ups beyond 12 weeks will be an additional cost.

Results typically last 1-3 years before a Color Boost is needed.

Follow-Up   $150

A Follow-Up appointment is recommended to make any adjustments needed to the brows after the initial session. This appointment must be booked within 8-12 weeks after the initial session. Follow-Ups beyond 12 weeks will be an additional cost.

Color Boost   $200

This service is for previous Permanent Makeup by Shaniece clients who need a touch-up. This appointment must be booked within 3 years after the initial session. If your pigment has faded by 75% or more, please book for a full service.

 

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How to Book an Appointment

  1. Read all of the info on this page to determine if you are a qualified candidate and to get an understanding of the process and aftercare.
     

  2. Book an appointment request for an Initial Session at pmubyshaniece.glossgenius.com
     

  3. You will receive an email asking some pre-screening questions and requesting a clear, well-lit photo of your brows. 
     

  4. Once your pre-screening answers and photos are received and you are determine to be eligible, your appointment request will be approved and you will receive a follow-up email and text regarding the next steps below.
     

  5. You will need to pay a $100 non-refundable booking fee to hold your spot. You will have the option to pay with your card on file or with Venmo or Zelle. This fee will be deducted from the cost of the Initial Session.

    If paying with Venmo or Zelle, you can find my business info with my email address info@beautybyshaniece.com

     

  6. The booking fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. If you are a no-show to your appointment or cancel within 48 hours, you will have to pay a new fee to rebook.

 

FAQs

What is the difference between powder brows, Digital Hair strokes, and microblading?

Digital Hair Strokes are achieved by using a single needle to lightly draw on a hair stroke pattern. This is best for clients who have a decent amount of brow hair, but want a more defined natural shape. Not recommended for clients with very oily skin, mature skin, and clients with very little to no brow hair.

Powder Brows are achieved by using a needle that implants pigment into the skin. Your brows are lightly shaded in with a customized color so the end result is the appearance of brows shaded in with powder makeup. This is best for clients who want a makeup look, and also for clients with very oily skin, mature skin, and clients with very little to no brow hair.

Microblading is achieved by using a tiny blade to make small cuts into the skin of the brows and implanting the pigment into those cuts. With the services listed above, there is less trauma to the skin, which means more consistent and longer-lasting results, quicker healing time, less time needed between touch-ups, and decreased risk of scarring.

What is the difference between these services and traditional tattoos?

With powder brows, the pigment is implanted into the uppermost layers of the skin. This is not the same as a traditional tattoo, which is designed to implant pigment deeper into the skin. The pigment for powder brows is also designed to fade significantly over time, unlike the pigment of a traditional tattoo which is designed to be permanent.

How many treatments do I need to achieve the best results?

Two treatments are typically needed for the best results. Your brows will need a total of 6 weeks to fully heal after the initial appointment, and it is recommended to wait 8-12 weeks from the initial appointment for the follow-up appointment. At the follow-up appointment, we will assess the color retention of the pigment and make any necessary adjustments. Remember that this is a process; everyone heals differently and may retain pigment differently, so if after your first appointment you do not feel that the pigment has been retained well, do not worry.. that’s what the follow-up appointment is for! Keep in mind that some clients may need more than two sessions to achieve the best results and there is a fee for each session.

Does this treatment hurt?

A topical anesthetic is used during the treatment to help make the client as comfortable as possible. Because different people have different pain thresholds and may be experiencing things going on with their body that may increase sensation (such as hormone fluctuations), everyone’s experience is different. On a scale from 1-10 with 10 being the most painful, most clients would say that the pain level is around a 2 or 3.

Is this treatment safe?

It is absolutely safe. I follow all of the health and safety guidelines and requirements put in place by the Chicago Department of Health. Sterilized, one-time use supplies are used and disposed of after each service and all surfaces are sanitized with medical grade cleaning supplies. I am professionally trained and certified 5 times in powder brows, I am trained and certified in bloodborne pathogens safety (which is a Federal requirement for all permanent makeup artists that needs to be renewed each year), and I am also a licensed Esthetician, which has helped with my knowledge of the skin, sanitation procedures, and client safety.

I have had previous permanent makeup done on my brows, can you touch them up?

I am currently not accepting clients who have had previous work done. There are no exceptions to this. 

 

Who should avoid permanent makeup

It is important to be aware of your health before receiving any kind of invasive procedure. For your own safety, it is important that none of the following apply to you:

 

  • Under the age of 18

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Prone to getting keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation

  • Have diabetes, healing disorders, glaucoma, hemophilia, high blood pressure, or on blood thinners

  • Have a skin condition on or near the brows, such as eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea

  • Have breakouts, open wounds, or scabs on or near the brows

  • Patients undergoing chemotherapy - You should wait at least 12 months after last treatment

  • Allergies to alcohol-based products, numbing agents, or any cosmetics, including tattoo ink

  • On skin medication, such as ro-accutaine or steroid treatments - You should wait at least 12 months after last dose

  • On antibiotics - You should wait at least 30 days after last dose

  • Using AHAs (glycolic, lactic, citric, tartaric acids) or any other exfoliating or anti-aging cosmetics within 2 weeks of appointment

  • Recent chemical peel or laser peel on face - You should wait at least 6 weeks after your treatment

  • Cold or flu

  • Fillers in the brow area less than 30 days before appointment

  • Botox injections less than 30 days before appointment

  • Pre-existing powder brows, microblading, eyebrow tattoo, etc done by another artist

 

How to prepare for your appointment

  • Caffeine, alcohol, aspirin (and anything else that will thin the blood) should be avoided within 24 hours before your appointment.
     

  • If you have an ideal shape or color in mind for your brows, feel free to arrive to your appointment with your brows filled in with makeup so I can take your preferences into consideration. Please keep in mind that I will not create brows that are extreme or unnatural in shape or color. My goal is to enhance your natural beauty and to create a shape that is flattering for your face and eye shape.
     

  • If you prefer to get your brows waxed or threaded before your appointment, please do so at least 3 days before your appointment. This helps to avoid any irritation from the products used during the service.
     

  • Discontinue use of AHAs (glycolic, lactic, citric, tartaric acids) or any other exfoliating or anti-aging cosmetics on or near your brows at least 7 days before your appointment. This helps to avoid any irritation from the products used during the service.
     

  • If you have had a chemical or laser peel done on your face or near your brows, you should wait at least 6 weeks after the treatment so your skin has time to fully heal before your appointment. This helps to avoid any irritation from the products used during the service.
     

  • If you are getting powder brows done before a vacation or special event, it is recommended to have the service done at least 14 days before then, but preferably 6 weeks before then so your brows have time to heal.
     

  • Those who use vitamin E, aspirin, niacin, fish oil supplements, Ibuprofen, or any other medications that thin the blood should avoid using these products at least 72 hours before the appointment. Please do not stop taking any medications if they were prescribed to you by your doctor and wait to book your appointment until you no longer need them.
     

  • If you are currently or have previously been on Accutane, you must wait for at least 12 months after taking this medication to receive this treatment.
     

  • Excess exposure to the sun should be avoided for at least 14 days before and after your appointment. Arriving to your appointment with a new tan or sunburn will result in your appointment being cancelled and being charged a cancellation fee.

 

 

 
 

Aftercare instructions

The better you take care of your brows after your treatment, the better the results will be!

Your brows may be a little bit scabby throughout the first couple weeks of the healing process and you may get the urge to peel or scrub them off. I cannot stress this enough: DO NOT PICK OFF THE SCABS and allow them to fall off naturally. Picking off the scabs may not only pull out the pigment, but you also run the risk of leaving a scar and increasing your risk of infection.

It is very important to follow these aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing of your new brows and to retain as much pigment as possible. It is completely normal for your brows to look patchy or for the pigment to look as if it has disappeared throughout the 6-week healing process. As your skin heals and regenerates, the pigment will resurface.

During the first 4 hours after your appointment

Using clean hands and a clean, slightly damp paper towel, frequently and gently blot the lymph off of your brows. This should be done about every 30 minutes. Do not rub or apply pressure or touch your brows with your hands. Blotting off the lymph helps to prevent premature scabbing and helps your skin to better retain the pigment. After 4 hours, cleanse your brows and apply the aftercare treatment by following the instructions below.

Morning and evening cleansing routine during the first 14 days after the treatment

You should cleanse your brows twice a day, preferably once in the morning after waking up and once before bed. With clean hands, use Dr Bronner's Baby Unscented Soap and lukewarm water to cleanse your brows. Use your fingertips with a very light touch and a circular motion. Do not apply too much pressure or try to remove your scabs while cleansing. Rinse with lukewarm water and blot dry with a clean paper towel and allow to air dry completely before applying the aftercare ointment. Apply a very thin layer of aftercare ointment to your brows using a clean Q-tip.

The following should be avoided during the first 14 days after the treatment

  • Touching, picking, peeling, scratching, or rubbing of treated area to avoid infection, scarring, or loss of pigment

  • Use of makeup, skincare products, or other cosmetics on or too close to the treated area

  • Increased sweating, including heavy exercise or playing sports

  • Swimming, hot showers, steam, hot saunas, and Jacuzzis

  • Sunbathing or other exposure to UV rays, which may cause pigment to change color

  • Any laser or chemical facial treatments

  • Exposure to airborne debris, including household cleaners and dust

  • Drinking alcohol in excess, which may slow the healing of wounds

  • Driving in open-air vehicles, such as cars, boats, or bikes

  • Hairstyles that will touch the brow area

Although infection is rare, it can still occur. It occurs more frequently in clients who fail to follow the aftercare instructions.

 

Contact a physician immediately if any signs or symptoms of infection appear after the treatment.

What to expect during the healing process

during the first 7 days

Your brows will begin to look darker within the first few days after your appointment. This is a normal part of the healing process. There will be minimal scabbing as long as you follow the aftercare instructions and you will see those scabs begin to shed after a few days.

during the first 14 days

The scabs will begin to shed and you will notice that your brows are significantly lighter in color. It is important to allow the scabs to shed naturally and to avoid the temptation to peel or scrub them off, as this will increase your risk of scarring, infection, or pulling out the pigment. On the 15th day, you can begin using makeup and other skincare products on the brows, with the exception of exfoliating products.

During the remaining 6-week healing process

In the beginning stages of the healing process, your brows will first look darker within the first week, then lighter within the following week, then you will start to see the pigment reappear within the next few weeks after that. Your brows will be fully healed after 6 weeks.

Some things to remember

  • Following the aftercare instructions is the best way to ensure that your brows heal properly and helps with retaining the maximum amount of pigment throughout the healing process.
     

  • Peeling off your scabs during the healing process will negatively affect the pigment retention and lead to a risk of scarring.
     

  • Touching your brows with unclean hands before they are healed leads to a higher risk of infection.
     

  • EVERYONE HEALS DIFFERENTLY. Your results may not be exactly the same as someone else's and you may need an additional follow-up appointments to achieve the best results.

 

CONTACT

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Permanent Makeup by shaniece

4426 N Western Ave, Suite 7

Chicago, IL 60625

Hours

SUN          12pm-5pm

Mon           5pm-8pm