Black Cactus Brows
Black Cactus Brows
Denver, Broomfield and Boulder Area Microblading
 
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about

My interest with all things beauty began at a young age.  As a little girl you could often find me raiding the bathroom closet for products in order to whip up a signature facial mask, lipstick or body scrub. Little did I know that exercising my creative spirit in the bathroom cabinets would lead me to my future career endeavors.

In 2006 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business, I decided to follow my passion and obtain my Esthetician License from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. From there I worked as a Master Esthetician at Juut, an upscale salon and spa in Minnesota for over eight years.  It was during that time when I developed my love for all things brows. I enjoyed every aspect of  brows so much that I decided to expand my knowledge and gain my Permeant Makeup Certification where I mastered the art of Microblading.  Since then, I have done many extended Microblading training courses, and eventually took a leap of faith to open my own business.  Black Cactus Brows was born.  

I feel incredibly blessed to be able to purse my discovered passion. Creating the perfect eyebrow shape through waxing and Microblading is something I take pride in as I believe eyebrows are an essential facial feature that often gets overlooked. A good brow can transform a person's face and literally take years off  of appearance. I am a perfectionist (for better or worse)  and impeccably detail oriented. My mission is to find the perfect brow to perfectly compliment your existing beautiful facial features.

 
 
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Microblading F.A.Q.

 

What is microblading

Microblading is the process of implanting pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of a small, sterile, disposable needle to simulate the appearance of natural hair.  Microblading is meant to be a subtle, natural enhancement and to create the illusion of fuller brows.


How long will my cosmetic Tattoo Last?

Cosmetic tattooing is considered semi-permanent as it does not wash off, however pigments are designed to fade over time.  Factors such as skin type, iron deficiency, pigment color (lighter colors fade faster) and sun exposure can affect the rate at which these pigments are broken down.  For best results it is recommended you follow the aftercare instructions and touch-up your tattoo every 1-2 years (or as needed) Microblading does require two sessions. Touch-ups are normal and expected for cosmetic tattoo procedures.


I have had my brows tattooed before, can you fix them/touch them up?

I take corrections and touch-up work on a very limited basis and require anyone who has had their brows tattooed previously by another artist text or email me a picture before booking an appointment. This way we can discuss your options, price and schedule sufficient time.


How many treatments are needed?

All Semi-Permanent Cosmetic procedures require 2 sessions.  A touch-up is highly recommend 4-6 weeks after your initial visit.  During your touch-up appointment we can assess your pigment retention and make any adjustments needed.  This also increases the longevity of your cosmetic tattoo.

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I truly could not be happier with my brows. Ashley is a true professional whose passion comes through in her work. Her vision for my brows was even better than I could have imagined and I recommend her Microblading services every chance I get
— Kate S.

How should I prepare for my procedure?

Feel free to bring in photos that show the shape and color you prefer.  You may also come in with your eyebrows filled in as you normally would do, which I can use as a reference for the color and shape.  If you regularly wax, shape, thread, or tint you eyebrows, please do so at least 3 days before your appointment.

You must not go tanning for 30 days prior to your procedure.

You must not use Retin-A near the tattooed area before or after your appointment.

You cannot take any medications that may thin you blood (i.e. Asprin, Ibuprofen, Fish Oil,  Vitamin E) 72 hours before or immediately after you procedure.

Do not drink alcohol the night before or day of your procedure.

Avoid Caffeine the day of your appointment.

If you plan to go on vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. 

If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.

 

How will I look immediately after?

Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first few days.  This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process.  Redness and swelling are minimal.


Contraindications

  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetic
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pregnant/Nursing
  • Major Heart problems
  • Botox in the past month
  • Accutane in the past year
  • Lash or Brow Growth Serums
  • Psoriasis, Rash or Sunburn on or around the treated area
  • An allergy to Lidocaine, Tetracaine or Epinephrine

What should I do after the procedure?

I will provide you with aftercare instructions following your procedure. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best results.  The most essential aftercare is to keep the treated area moist. DO NOT rub or pick the healing area as the color will peel off prematurely, and avoid extreme heat and contaminated bodies of water (such as saunas, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, pools, lakes, places with hot humidity)

 

 
 
 
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550 Zang st Suite 307
Broomfield, Colorado 80021
P: 303.900.8434
E: ashley@blackcactusbrows.com