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Permanent makeup is specialized cosmetic tattooing. Some of the techniques are referred to as micro-pigmentation, micro-pigment implantation and dermographics. The makeup is applied by depositing colored pigment into the dermis of the skin. It is long-lasting and will fade with UV exposure and natural skin exfoliation. The beauty of permanent makeup is that it allows you to look your best, 24/7 and on the go!
As long as you meet the minimum age requirements and are relatively healthy, almost anyone can. I have worked with clients young and old, helping them achieve facial enhancement through permanent makeup. It's perfect if you can't wear traditional cosmetics due to sensitivities or certain allergies, and it's also ideal if you lead a busy outdoor active life. No need to worry about your makeup running or "sweating off.
The focus of my design is natural-looking makeup that looks elegant yet feminine. Your permanent makeup will be tailored to blend into your unique skin tone and hair color, while complimenting and enhancing your natural features so you look fresher, younger and more polished.
Safety and cleanliness are our top priority and our environment and commitment reflect these values. Our studio is at the cutting edge of cleanliness featuring all disposable single use tattoo needles, microblades and tubes. We use high grade pigments, numbing solutions, machines and microblades. As well as being health department approve and abide by all the regulations.
You may think getting permanent makeup applied will be as painful as a traditional tattoo, but it is not. Because I use high-quality topical anesthetics, most people report nothing more than a "scratching" or “plucking” sensation that is tolerable. People with sensitive skin may experience more sensation, but again, the sensation is tolerable. Keep in mind, everyone has a different pain tolerance… so what might be painful to one, might be painless to another. I do pre-numb to get you comfortable and add a second application of numbing after the “first pass” to keep you comfortable through-out the procedure.
Please visit our pricing page. Also, the refresher pricing is for returning customers only. If you had your eyebrows or eyeliner done elsewhere, the pricing will be the same as a NEW brow or liner.
I do require consultations, to make sure your expectations are attainable and we are a good fit. I always think it is a good idea to visit the studio when getting PMU done. There are so many new techs that took 2-day courses, do not follow health regulations or practices safe procedures. Nor are they certified in Blood Borne Pathogens. These are very important factors to ask during your consultation. During your consultation, I will listen carefully to your goals and to recommend shapes and colors along with a mock-up of the proposed design, this way you can choose your best look and be reassured of the outcome. Also, I will be seeing you for a follow-up appointment in the following months so you may "fine-tune" your design and make adjustments to shape and color. The end result will be shape that allows you to feel most comfortable and look your best.
You can book your appointment during your consulation. I do require a NON-REFUNDABLE $100 deposit for scheduling. The deposit will come off the price of your procedure.
Firstly, I will carefully analyze your facial shape and features, pinpointing how your natural features can be complemented to make you look more radiant and youthful. Then, I will advise you on the most suitable colors to match your skin and hair tone. Finally, using cosmetic pencils, I will create a variety of designs to help you envision your ideal end result. Only once you are happy, I will go on to apply your permanent makeup. Each procedure normally lasts 2-3 hours. Lastly, I will review aftercare instruction with you and schedule your follow-up visit. During your follow-up visit, we will "fine-tune" your design and make adjustments to shape and color. The end result will be shape that allows you to feel most comfortable and look your best.
Your permanent makeup will look darker and more defined for the first 4-6 days. There is no puffiness or redness for the eyebrows; two days of puffiness for the eyes and lips. Basically, your makeup appearance will be bolder. It is a good idea to "lay low" during this time and reduce social events. After one week, the intensity will soften 30%-40% and natural.
If you feel comfortable, very quickly. The most noticeable day is the next day. Eyebrow procedures produce no swelling or bruising but there will be puffiness of 2-3 days following the eyeliner procedure which normally subsides within a couple of days. Please note; your permanent makeup will look darker than usual during the first week and is completely normal.
You will need to avoid swimming and sun-tanning for at least three weeks after any procedure. You may shower and wash your face as normal during this time, but take care to reduce water exposure and avoid scrubbing the permanent makeup area until it has fully healed. It is VERY important you follow the aftercare instructions during the healing stages. Visit our Aftercare section to learn more.
For the best results, please ensure that the specific area (eyebrows, eyes) is healthy, moisturized, and free from blemishes prior to your procedure. If the skin area is damaged or "open" it may be best to wait for it to heal firstly. Visit our Pre-Procedure section to learn more.
If you normally wear makeup, yes. This will give me a good idea of your personal makeup routine and style. If you do not wear makeup, please just come naturally and together we can create a look that you're comfortable with.
Permanent makeup is incredibly long lasting, but it will fade slowly over time. The rule of thumb is the darker the color, the longer it lasts. To keep your makeup looking pristine, you should have it refreshed every couple of years.
Microblading is a tattoo. Pigment is deposited into the upper layers of the skin so as to make the pigment last. The tattoo, as all other tattoos, will fade depending on the pigment used, the environment and skincare products used. Microblading is just a different technique, but it is still a tattoo and it is permanent.
Yes, more than likely! According to InStyle, the average woman spends over $15,000 on makeup during their lifetime. This sobering statistic reveals just how much money permanent makeup can save you in the long-run. Most importantly, permanent makeup will save you precious time that allows you to "wash and go" in the morning and step out of the house with confidence.
Facial skin is not only delicate but very thin skin and the age and texture will determine the outcome of the permanent makeup. Very few people have completely flawless skin and I will do my best to work along with your situation. A follow-up appointment is included with each new application and allows for improvement and fine-tuning.
You'll need to wait three weeks before you can apply your makeup as usual. Keeping the skin clean and free from cosmetics is important during the healing process. Plus, you'll probably end up pleasantly surprised on how good your skin looks and feels when you keep it makeup-free for three weeks.
Yes, you can after eyebrows. However; eyeliner is different for everyone. Most clients do drive, but that is left up to their discretion.
No, during your consultation; I'll take the time to clean and trim your existing eyebrows, teaching you how to groom them in the future. If you have unwanted grey hair, you have the options of dying or removing them. Permanent makeup cannot 'get rid' of grey hairs.
Unfortunately, you must wait until you pass this phase to ensure safety and the best results as your hormones and skin will be out of balance and quite sensitive during this time.
Yes, you can shop around but more important than price is quality. My price reflects my commitment to quality, safety, and service. When choosing a permanent makeup professional, you are choosing an artist that you invest with not only for one appointment, but for years to come as you age and change your look, so chose the best professional that meets your standards.
Due to demand, please provide 72 hours notice if you wish to make a cancellation without penalties. Please note, if you do not give this notice, a cancellation fee may be charged and are as follows:
More than 72 hours notice: $0
Less than 72 hours notice: $100
LESS THAN 24 HOURS NOTICE: FULL PROCEDURE FEE
Yes, I can. However if your eyebrows are grey, black or extremely dark, I strictly recommend having them removed and we can discuss the best type of removal for you during your consultation. This will give me a suitable base to work from. If your eyebrows are faded or light, I can usually work with them in an effort to "camouflage" the previous design. However, you'll need to book a consultation to see how I can help you. Please note; in some cases- the existing permanent eyebrows might not be suitable for microblading or hairstrokes. However, as your permanent eyebrows fade with time, I can build up the effect for you. This will normally take around 1 or 2 extra appointments.
Sadly, no. These dark areas cannot be covered with permanent makeup. Instead, you may want to consider waterproof concealer makeup.