Before your appointment:

Ineligible clients: 

- Pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, and clients with skin diseases.

* Please be advised that you cannot receive the Full Shading Lip procedure if you have an active cold sore/fever blister.

* Please remove lash extensions  prior to any eyeliner procedure.

* If your brows were previously tattooed by another artist, please notify Dao by sending a picture of your brows without any makeup & in good lighting to (505)604-4274.


You may arrive with makeup to show the artist your style & preference. If you don't want to, no worries. We will map, measure, and shape for you regardless. 

Please come with as much of your own eyebrow hair as possible, we will tweeze & shape on the day of your appointment.

Do not consume caffeine or alcohol before your appointment to avoid thinning of the blood (which results in excessive bleeding). 

Do not take any pain medications to avoid thinning of the blood. (If you must, you may take TYLENOL, this will not thin the blood)

Please do not bring young, unsupervised children  to your appointment.



  • Dao Brows 7-7-7 rule:
    • 7 Days --> Apply Aquaphor Ointment (1-2 times per day, a very thin layer each time).
    • 7 Days --> Zero water in your brows. Some use cling wrap as a shield when showering.
    • 7 Days --> No sweating, no brow makeup, no other products in your brows. 
  • Scabbing will occur, it is NORMAL. Don't panic and please do not peel the remaining scabs on your eyebrows. This is your skin exfoliating and it means new skin is coming in, forceful peeling may result in pre-mature pigment loss.
  • Your eyebrows will appear extremely light after it peels, this is also NORMAL. Color will resurface within the next 4 weeks.
  • It is NOT uncommon for eyebrows to appear patchy or uneven in color, size, or shape when it is healing after the swelling dissipates.
  • Please be patient and allow your skin to heal properly. Any minor touch ups cannot be performed until at least the 4 week mark.


  • Day 1-7 --- Apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment with q-tip.
  • Do your best to avoid water for 1 week.
  • Do not apply eye makeup/mascara for 2 weeks.


  • Day 1-14 --- Apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment.
  • Do not eat/drink foods that have dye (i.e. blueberries, coffee, wine, ect.)
  • Drink with straws for 1 week.
  • Gently rinse lips with antibacterial soap after each meal and immediately apply ointment afterwards.
  • Your lips will peel, this is NORMAL. Please do not pick the remaining skin. 
  • Once you peel, your lips will appear as if you never got them tattooed, DON'T panic. It will take 3-4 weeks for color to slowly flush back in.


- Avoid any activities that promote bacterial growth (i.e. gyms, heavy sweating) for 1 week.

- Avoid swimming pools, saunas, ocean water for at least 3 weeks.

- Avoid direct sunlight for 1 week (wear hats, sunglasses, ect.)