When to say NO Copy

Not all previous work can be fixed. Some eyebrows are better left alone. In order to correct a client’s previous work every correction means that the new set of brows have to be thicker and two shades darker. Some eyebrows should be left alone because attempting to correct them might make the eyebrows too thick or simply worse. Sometimes it’s best for the client to wait for their eyebrows to fade or its best for the client to get saline tattoo removal done (more on this in the next module.)

Below are some great questions to ask yourself and your client:

  • How dark and saturated is the previous work?
  • Are the bulbs/fronts of the brows light enough?
  • Are they even?
  • Are they thick?
  • Do they want to change the shape?
  • Is the previous work within their natural brow shape?
  • Are they willing to come in for multiple session?
  • Do they understand that it won’t look the same as virgin brows?
  • Is there any scarring?
  • Are her expectations too high?

Asking these questions will help you understand if your client is a candidate for a correction.

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The above photos are some extreme examples of when to say no to clients with previous work. The above examples are photos from the internet of bad microblading and ombré powder work. What these have in common is that they are either: too dark, too thick, too even, too close together, or too outside of their natural brow shape. Attempting a correction would only make it worse.

Sometimes it is best to say no to a client because attempting to correct some brows with previous work that still won’t look that great after the appointment, will only make you look bad as an artist. You will have clients asking you to fix their brows, and although you can correct them and they will look better, there are cases where it just won’t be even without going way too thick. You will either have to shape them extremely thick to achieve symmetry or you will have to shape them a decent size but they will remain slightly uneven (more than even before, but still uneven). Sometimes it’s best to say no to these clients because even though you made them look better, they just aren’t perfect still, and that could be bad for your business. Your clients will tell their friends, coworkers, or strangers that you did their brows and all those people will see that you gave that client thick and/or uneven brows even though you are the artist that fixed the botched work. Most likely, your client won’t explain to everyone how you made them better and more even. They won’t disclose their entire brow history. Even if they do, sometimes all that their friends will see is botched work and bad ombré powder brows. That could make you look bad as an artist.