What to expect

It’s entirely natural to have concerns and questions about permanent makeup procedures so this section aims to alleviate those concerns and answer a few common questions on the subject. If you can’t find the answers to your questions here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Frequently asked questions

Is it expensive?

If you look at the savings you can make on make up and the fabulous end results it is a procedure well worth investing in. The colour and design of your fabulous brows, eyes and lips will not run or wash off. These treatments can be a great time saver worth every penny to make the most of you natural beauty.

It is very little compared with the years that this will last you and it doesn’t run, smudge, or wash off. The cost of the procedure should not be the most important factor when choosing a permanent make-up technician but the quality of work, attention to detail and the technician’s skill in artistry and creating symmetry.

Does it hurt?

We apply a cream to numb the treatment area for approximately 30 mins before your procedure to minimise any pain. Everyones experience of pain is different but as an example to illustrate the experience, some clients have compared the eyebrow treatment with having ones brows plucked. Unlike regular tattooing our Intelligent Machine is specially designed for the delicate skin of the face, and designed to reduce any possible swelling or pain.

Do I have a consultation before my treatment?

It depends on your preference, if you are completely sure about having permanent make-up, then just call and book an appointment. Before the procedure your technician will discuss shape/colour etc with you to make sure you are completely happy before the treatment starts. If you are unsure about having permanent make-up, then a separate consultation can be arranged at the cost of £50 deposit. If you decide to have the treatment after your consultation, your £50 goes towards the final balance of your procedure.

Why do I have to pay a deposit to have an appointment?

Deposits are essential for every appointment taken. The minimum deposit amount is £100 per treatment. This can be taken over the phone, on our website or brought into our studio. Only after you have paid your deposit, will you receive an appointment. The reason for this is that it is a specialist, professional treatment, and we are extremely busy and sought after. Appointment times are very precious.

Are my eyebrow hairs removed before the treatment?

No, our permanent make-up artists enhance what you already have, and wouldn’t take away something that is a benefit to you! Odd hairs that are not in the shape of the final treatment will be plucked away to achieve a perfect brow.

Will my eyebrows be black?

Colours used are to match your natural skin and hair tone. We would never use black pigment in any complexion as an eyebrow colour, no matter how dark your skin is. As it reflects navy tones in certain lights, however we can achieve a dark eyebrow using alternative colours if this is what you want.

How would I know which colour to choose?

Beginning with a variety of basic pigment shades, virtually any colour can be mixed to complement your natural skin tones. We work with you, discussing your preferences and make suggestions to help perfect your look. We custom design your permanent make up for colours that will suit you best.

Is there a chance of infection?

Safety is our priority. At all times we adhere to the strictest sterilisation procedures. Only new, sterile, disposable needles, which are opened in front of each client, are used for your complete safety. We have been highly trained to exacting hygiene standards.

How soon can I go out?

Immediately! The colour may appear a little darker than usual for the first few days but this soon will blend beautifully into the desired chosen colour.

How Long Does It Last?

Permanent make up is exactly as it sounds – permanent! The colour will fade over the years so a top up is recommended every 18 months to keep the colour looking fresh. Permanent makeup usually lasts between 12 – 18 months depending on your lifestyle and skin should be protected from the sun to avoid premature fading. A good SPF makeup or protective cream will prolong the life of your permanent makeup.

How Long Does The Treatment Take?

Depending on which treatment you decide to have you will usually be in the treatment room for 2 to 3 hours. A re-touch is required to perfect your design and colour around 4 weeks after your initial appointment (re-touches are included in the price given).

Am I Suitable For Permanent Make Up?

Most people are suitable for some form of permanent make up. During a one to one consultation your technician will discuss your expectations and from this discussion will recommend the treatment she believes will achieve the look you are desiring to create.

If you want to look your best any time, anywhere then it’s for you. If you want to shed some years and look healthier, younger and fresher, permanent makeup works wonders! If you are a busy mum, business woman or you have an active lifestyle, hours can be saved applying make up every day. Sweating it off during a workout or the make up smudge at the end of an evening out can become a thing of the past.

Can you make eyebrows look natural?

Can you make eyebrows look natural?
Yes, we are well trained in a variety of techniques — hair stroke brows, feathering/blending and solid brows. With our knowledge of shaping and color, we can create looks so natural, no one can tell it’s permanent makeup! Also, we will never shave off your eyebrows. Instead we work with them to create the most natural and flattering look for you.

I’ve had permanent makeup before, but I’m not happy with the result. Can you fix it?

Permanent Makeup can be corrected.. A pre-consultation is recommended for particularly “bad” work so we can show you how it can be corrected and we will know if any additional time is needed when booking the procedure appointment. 

Colors can also be corrected. Whether it is an old black that turned blue, or a brown that turned red, it can be fixed. Since Rebecca and Debbie custom blend each and every colour for all their clients, they are color theory experts and can help you achieve a more natural appearance despite any previous work.

What if I wear contacts?

We recommend you wear your contacts to an eyeliner procedure and bring a container for safe keeping before we commence the treatment. The reason we advice you to wear your contact lenses is so that you can see and approve the shape that we design and draw for your eyes, brows and lips. If necessary especially for eye treatments it may be advisable to wear glasses home for driving.

How long does it take to heal?

Healing varies depending on each client’s individual immune system but the average timeframe is 5 – 7 days. If you smoke, have diabetes or an autoimmune condition, expect to heal slower. Immediately following your treatment the pigment will appear darker and brighter than how it will actually heal. After a few days, the surface colour naturally exfoliates to leave a softer colour. After five days, the resulting colour might be lighter than you desired. That is why a perfecting visit for a free re touch can be necessary in order to achieve that desired richness of colour.

What can I expect during the healing process?

Brows: No redness or swelling. It will appear as if you filled your brows in darker than normal but once they are healed, you should have the desired color.
Eyeliner: Soreness comparable to a sunburn for 30 minutes to 2 hours after the procedure (You can use icepacks and/or over the counter pain medication). Minor swelling which is equivalent to crying the night before or allergies. After 24 – 48 hours, all the swelling should be gone,
Lips: Soreness comparable to a sunburn for 30 minutes to 2 hours after the procedure (You can use icepacks and/or over- the-counter pain medication). Little to moderate swelling but the color will appear very bold, as if you applied an opaque lip stain. After 24 – 48 hours, all the swelling should be gone but the color will remain bold until healed.

How long does your work last?

There are many variables which can affect this answer. Colour selection, aftercare, sun exposure, anti-aging/anti-acne/exfoliating regimen, tanning, your metabolism/body chemistry and even your cellular regeneration rate. As a general rule of thumb, the darker and thicker it is, the longer it will last. And anything that causes your skin to dry out/slough off such as tanning, anti-aging products and exfoliation will cause the pigments in your skin to fade faster.