Microblading & Permanent Makeup in Grand Rapids, MI

Permanent Cosmetics

Micropigmentation is a safe, sterile process where natural pigment is implanted below the surface of the skin.  This modern twist on an age-old art provides a safe and natural-looking alternative for eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip liner/full lip color applications that can last for years.

Permanent Makeup is beneficial because it is time-saving and helps those who have oily skin, which tends to shed conventional cosmetics.  It also provides an alternative to those who have allergies to conventional cosmetics, visual impairments, contact lenses, unsteady/arthritic hands, or other difficulty applying makeup.

*Available at the Design 1 Cascade location only.

  • Eyeliner (Top OR Bottom): $464 and up
  • Eyeliner (Top AND Bottom): $644 and up


Arched. Feathered. Defined. Bold – with Microblading, choose the brows you want. Microblading is available at all Design 1 Salon Spa locations.

Are you considering Microblading cosmetic tattooing or want to learn more about this talk about new service? Read on!

Microblading is cosmetic tattooing for the eyebrows, also referred to as semi-permanent makeup or micro-pigmentation. Strokes look like individual hairs and Microblading creates the most realistic brows of any method. Results can last up to two years. The initial service also includes a touch up session 4-8 weeks after the initial service.


What is Microblading?

Microblading is cosmetic tattooing for the eyebrows, also referred to as semi-permanent makeup or micro-pigmentation. It is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes. Strokes look like individual hairs and Microblading creates the most realistic brows of any method.

What is the difference between this and standard body tattooing?

Cosmetic tattooing is softer and more subtle. It is meant to be a natural-looking enhancement. Body tattoos use ink while cosmetic tattoo procedures involve pigments. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as natural coloration and facial changes occur.

Does it hurt?

A highly effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure.

Is there anything that will make me more sensitive during this service?

  1. Having this service during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort
  2. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long
  3. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure

How old do I have to be to get this service?

You must be 18 years or older to have this service performed

Can I have this service if I am pregnant or nursing?

As a precaution, we do not perform this service on pregnant or nursing women.

How long do Microblading brows last?

Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off. However, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years. See the pricing listed below for details.

How many treatments do I need?

For most Clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least eight weeks apart.

What should I do/not do before my service?

  1. Avoid blood thinning medication 72 hours before your appointment.
  2. Do not drink alcohol the night before and the day of your appointment.
  3. If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you must wait at least one year before considering this procedure.
  4. It is highly recommended that you avoid sun and tanning bed exposure for 30 days before and after your procedure.

What can I expect immediately after my service?

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 is minimal.

How much does it cost?

Microblading Eyebrows: $650

Touch-up session 4-8 weeks after initial service included in initial service cost

Additional Touch-Ups & Refreshers:

  • Color Boost up to a year after the initial Microblading session: $179
  • Color Boost 1-2 years after the initial session: $291


Call us to schedule a complimentary consultation and find out if this service is right for you.