How To Choose The Perfect Permanent Makeup Artist
1. CAN I SEE PICTURES OF YOUR WORK?
This is the most important question to ask. When you look at their work, try to find someone who matches your hair and skin tone. That way you can see how permanent makeup will look on similar skin and have a better idea what you’re going to get. On my Instagram, I proudly show pictures of all ethnicities and ages of women I have worked with so my clients can see the work I’ve done in the past and know exactly what they’re getting into. It’s important that the artist knows how to work with different skin tones. Also look for pictures showing the front of the face. This helps check for symmetry and ensure that the artist can deliver as balanced and symmetrical look as possible.
Healed pictures of tattooed eyebrows, eyeliner and lips will help determine how great your artist is. After 4-6 weeks is enough time for colour to heal so you know what to expect. Each client heals differently so ask your artist to show you pictures of before, healed, and after touch up. Seeing constant work proves the artist is active in the industry and be sure that your artist can deliver results at any given point. In some cases, your artist may not have healed pictures because clients do not necessarily return due to having a great outcome and are satisfied with the results. However, if at all possible, ask to see them if you can. The more you see, the better! (You can see examples of my fully healed Ombré powder brows, winged eyeliner and lip blush).
It’s good to ask the artist “ Where Did You Train?” Training is an essential part of being an elite artist. The artist should be able to perform various techniques and determine which is best suited for the client, as each client is a unique individual, especially when correction work is involved. Correcting other artist’s work isn’t as easy as you think. If artist doesn’t have further training on correction work, the healed result maybe worse than before the correction.
You also should ask the artist “Did you take a colour theory class?” If your artist doesn’t understand colour theory and they choose wrong colours, your healed results may look very dark, grey or blue.
With a focus and commitment to do exceptional work, I remain on the leading edge of techniques by attending international conferences a few times a year and constantly upgrading my skills, equipment and products. Learning about new techniques and tools are an important part of being an elite permanent makeup or microblading artist. I have trained with some of the best in this industry including Elena Nechayeva, Sviatoslav Otchenash, Nataliya Yerememko, Anna Savina, Natalya Levchenko, Irina Maximova, Teryn Darling, and Mary Ritcherson. Their techniques and teachings are incorporated into my work and training at my Toronto studio.
4. IS THE ARTIST USING ONE-TIME USE NEEDLES ?
Artists who are strict on sanitation and sterilization will ensure you know that they are clean and will do their best to prove it to their clients. All the supplies on the table should be disposable (single use only). The more disposable tools they use, the better. Never be afraid to question an artist about sanitation. The more you ask, the more you know they are doing whatever they can to protect themselves, and importantly YOU.
Ask questions and you will be able to find the perfect artist for you.
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