Microshading is a technique applied with a machine to give a powdered look to the brow. Results can vary from either very natural, adding just a bit of depth where it is necessary, to a very bold and makeup look. Each brow shape and pigment is customized to your skin type, undertones, and hair color.  To keep discomfort at a minimum, a topical anesthetic is applied to the area to keep pain at bay not only before the procedure, but the majority of the time during. The entire process takes 2 hours at maximum.

After your initial introductory procedure, your new brows will look a bit dark in the beginning and during the healing process, but they will fade a shade or two lighter once healed. There is a 7-14 day healing process but it shouldn't hinder you from going about your day to day activities.

Once they are healed, you will be scheduled for a complimentary 6 week touch up where we will finalize the brows. This appointment is where we fine tune the brows, deepen them in color, and fill in any spots where ink has naturally fallen out. 

What is a combo brow?:

Combo brows is the combination of Microblading and Microshading. It gives you the best of both worlds: visible microbladed hair strokes in the beginning of the brow, and shading in the body and tail of the brow. (For clients with oily/ combo skin types, the microbladed strokes in the front of the brow may still blur to a powdery look over time, so I recommend to stick to just the powder brow for a soft and timeless look.)

Who it's for:

  • All skin types benefit from the Powder brow technique, especially very oily/ combo skin types.

  • Cancer/ Alopecia patients

  • Those looking for complete brow reconstruction

  • Those with very little hair looking for more depth to the brow

  • Those with fuller brows that want their brows to look like they have been softly filled in with powder

  • Those that want to cover up an old, faded brow tattoo/ faded previous microblading

  • Those that prefer a bolder/ filled in look to their brows

    *For most brow transformation, Microshading is highly recommended 

Who it's NOT for:

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Permanent makeup that is too dark/ scarred

  • Diabetes

  • Epilepsy

  • Pacemaker or major heart problems

  • Skin irritants or psoriasis near the treated area

  • Botox in the past 2 weeks

  • Viral infection or diseases

  • Medication that thins blood

  • Incredibly sensitive skin types

  • Those that form Keloids

Please note...

  • RetinA users (must stop usage for 3 weeks before procedure is performed)

  • Not all brow tattoos can be covered with Microshading, please attach photo when inquiring to see if you are a candidate.

Before the procedure:

  • No alcohol or caffeine 3 days before the procedure.

  • No working out the day of the procedure.

  • No Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, IBUprofen, Coumadin (Tylenol is acceptable).

  • Showering the morning of the procedure is recommended, as you will need to keep your brows dry for the next 10 days.

  • No waxing or tinting 3 days before the procedure (I do however recommend a waxing appointment a week prior).

  • Consult with your Doctor before discontinuing any medication.

  • Eat something substantial before the procedure.

  • Bring in a reference photo of your brow inspiration.

  • ***RetinA users (must stop usage for 3 weeks before procedure is performed).

  • ***Bring headphones to your appointment.

After the procedure:

  • Do not pick or scratch the treated area as picking may cause scarring and loss of pigment. Let dry skin or scabbing naturally exfoliate off.

  • Avoid anything that may cause the brows to get “soggy” until the last scab has fallen off (steamy showers, swimming, saunas, working out heavily causing excessive sweating).

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after the procedure.

  • No facials, Botox, chemical treatments, microdermabrasion, Retin-A, or any other product that could speed up your skin’s cell turnover rate. Avoid any of these treatments until you are healed, preferably from your 2nd treatment.

  • Avoid sleeping face down for 10 days.

  • Avoid driving in open-air vehicles such as boats, convertibles, bicycles and motorcycles for the first 10 days.

  • If you have pets at home, make sure to change your pillow cases every 2-3 nights during the healing process. If you don’t have animals, I recommend changing your pillow cases once as soon as you get home.

  • Follow healing routine, twice a day, until the last scab has fallen off. (Healing routine will be explained to you the day of your appointment)


Powder Brow: $500 (includes complimentary 6 week touch up ***touch up valid for 3 months) -PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE APRIL 1ST: +$50

Combo Brow (Microblading + Microshading): $550 (includes complimentary 6 week touch up ***touch up valid for 3 months) -PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE APRIL 1ST: +$50

Annual touch up: $250 (within 1.5 years of initial procedure for existing clients)

Additional touch up (if necessary): $150 (within 6 months of initial procedure for existing clients)  


When booking your appointment please keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure you've carefully read and understand all the information and guidelines listed of what to do and what not to do before your procedure.

  • If you have any questions regarding if you are a candidate or not please text or email your concerns.

  • To book an appointment please email inquiries@sammyyoshikami.com or TEXT (925) 400 7041

  • PREVIOUS MICROBLADING/ FADED TATTOO COVER UP: If you are looking to have previous microblading or a faded tattoo covered or refreshed, please text or email photos for approval prior to booking. Some brow tattoos can not be reworked due to the brows not being faded enough. ***New clients looking for a brow refresh coming from another artist must book for the full price procedure.



LATE POLICY: Please arrive to your appointment on time. There is a 15 minute grace period, but if the 15 minutes is exceeded your appointment will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule.

DISCLAIMER: Everyone's brows will settle in differently depending on lifestyle, skin type, skin tone, and care of your brow tattoo. Results are NOT guaranteed due to these factors. 

***All prices subject to change

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