What would you say to anyone who is nervous about having permanent
cosmetics or medical tattooing done?
Research your artist, ask where they trained and to see a portfolio of their work. Also, it
is a common myth that brow hairs need to be shaved off for permanent cosmetics
treatments so stay clear of anyone who suggest this. This is not the case at all. The only
time brow hairs may need to be removed is if there is any errant growth which needs
tidying up, either through tweezing or plucking.
I also recommend you bring your brow pencil or favourite lipstick to your consultation as
it can be useful to see what colour tones you have been using.
Do not be afraid to ask as many questions as you feel you need to, if something does
not sit right with you politely inform the artist you do not wish to go ahead.
My Guide to selecting a microblading / permanent cosmetics artist includes:
1. Insurance: Your artist MUST be insured, and have been inspected by their Local
2. Testimonials: What have people said about their treatment with this artist? How
does it look 3, 6 and 12 months later? Ask to see your artist’s portfolio; before and after
images are a great indication of their work.
3. Training: When did the artist train, with whom, and how long was the course? Have
they kept up to date with recent developments in microblading and permanent makeup?
Your artist should always be learning, and a refresher course never hurts!
4. Relationship: The best client to artist relationship is one built on trust and
communication where you feel relaxed to express your expectations. Make sure you
have a consultation prior to treatment, and be honest throughout.
What question do you get asked most?
The question that I get asked the most is “where do you get your energy from”? As well as running my permanent cosmetics practice I have a huge involvement with all my other companies and training schools so it seems that I am always working which is not far from the truth really.
What have you to achieve that you have not already?
It was always my plan from a very young age to be in a position to retire at the age of fifty but it is clear that that is not going to happen so I have invented my own version of retirement which is that I will only work eight hours a day and five days per week and take a holiday every couple of months. I had dinner with Rosemary Conley at an awards presentation once and her advice to me was never to take my eye off the ball and the first time I did it, I found the company was quickly in difficulty so I will find this hard. I have very good and loyal staff now so I think my version of retirement is just around the corner.
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