BLOGTopical Articles on Permanent Makeup
Are you a little sick and tired of seeing instagram perfect eyebrows? Perhaps you have clients who want a fuller brow but don’t want to look like they are wearing brow makeup. Microblading is certainly a great choice for natural-looking brows, but not every skin type is suitable for microblading, and unfortunately microblading does tend to lose its crispy sharp hair strokes during the healing process. Often, if the hair strokes are placed too close together they will eventually blur together and become undefined. Cosmetic tattooing is often overlooked in favour of microblading, but what if I told you that you can get BETTER and even MORE NATURAL looking results with only cosmetic tattooing? Read this article to learn more about how to achieve natural hair strokes which retain their hair like appearance with cosmetic tattooing!
If you’re planning a career as a cosmetic tattoo artist, you will need to know the do’s and don’ts of using topical anaesthetics in Australia. It can be a confusing topic that is not necessarily covered in depth during microblading or cosmetic tattooing courses. I’ve personally found that most PMU artists are not really aware of the exact regulations around the sale and use of topical anaesthetic in Australia, even ones who have been working for years.
Unfortunately if you are busted using or buying topical anaesthetics against regulations you can face up to $10,000 in fines. Protect yourself, your clients, and your business by reading the following article on topical anaesthetics in Australia.
Are you curious about the qualification requirements for cosmetic tattoo and microblading artists in Australia? If you are new to the beauty industry it can be very confusing and overwhelming when researching exactly what the path to becoming a permanent makeup artist looks like. We are experts in this area of education and have guided people from all backgrounds into a new career in this specialized industry.
To find out more about what is required to become an artist and what government qualifications are available please read our latest article and empower yourself with knowledge 🙂
Occasionally we receive the odd enquiry from a client (someone else’s!) who is stressed out about their cosmetic tattoo. They hate it and want to remove it. Maybe they have only just had the tattoo done and they are worried about being stuck with it, and sometimes it’s an older tattoo that has faded but is not completely gone. Many people don’t realise that while semi-permanent tattooing is designed to fade over time, there is a portion of the pigment that may never completely fade by itself. So what do you do in this situation? There are 7 different things you can try before resorting to laser removal which is expensive, painful, and may cause more damage to your skin. Don’t panic and try these first 🙂
One question I get asked quite often by both clients and students is whether eyeliner tattooing is safe. There are a number of factors that come into play when assessing the risk involved when applying permanent makeup to the eye area. In this article, I examine each risk factor in-depth and provide advice for both artists and clients to consider before committing to this treatment.
Follow the link below to find out - is eyeliner tattooing safe?
Curious about treating stretch marks and scars with plasma fibroblast?
For the purpose of education, I have treated and tracked the full healing process of both stretch marks and scars. You can see what kind of results you can expect to achieve with the Fibrolift™ Pen and training.
Maybe you're thinking of having something done to treat the appearance of your own stretch marks, or perhaps you are interested in adding this treatment to your service menu? Either way, you should check out the results and find out what to expect from the treatment itself.
Read it now, and learn the truth about treating stretch marks with plasma!
Since the beginning of 2021 we have noticed a growing popularity in our scalp micropigmentation course. But what exactly is scalp micro pigmentation and how does it work? I’m going to answer some common questions that we often get asked regarding this treatment and training. I’m also going to show some examples of different types of scalp micro pigmentation.
If you’ve been wondering about adding this service to your menu then have a read of the latest post and see if this service is suitable for you.
Are you (or your clients) hesitating to commit to cosmetic tattooing or microblading? I know it took me years before I decided to give it a try, and the reason why I was so cautious is that I did not know how my brows would look 6 or 12 months after having them done. What if they don’t fade and I hate them?
Eyebrow artists fill their portfolios with images of freshly done brows, but how will they look in a year's time when they aren’t so fresh anymore? No one shares these images freely so it’s impossible to find information on this topic.
Although I’m now a brow artist myself, I still remember the confusion and frustration at the lack of information available. So I’ve recorded my personal brow journey for your viewing pleasure. From virgin brows > present brows.
What to expect following your plasma skin tightening treatment. If you’re reading this you are probably considering getting a fibroblast plasma skin tightening treatment and want to know what to expect. Or perhaps you are a beauty or skin specialist and you are...
As a cosmetic tattoo artist, there is going to come a time when it seems like you are doing everything right but... your pigment just won't stay in the skin!
Well, you are not alone. This is a problem that occurs for every artist at some point in time. What's important is knowing how to fix it. But to fix it, you will need to identify what exactly is causing the skin to reject the color.
The latest article I'm sharing with you is a troubleshooting checklist to help you identify and correct whatever is causing the issue.
Whether this is a problem you have encountered or not, I guarantee that you will learn something from this handy guide.
One thing we can all agree on is that 2020 has been one crazy ride! With the disruption to regular business and learning operations, there has been an explosion of online courses available. But can beauty treatments really be taught effectively online?
Anytime is a great time to add new skills and services to your menu, and investing in yourself is always going to pay back tenfold, but are online courses right for you?
There are a number of factors that you should consider before taking the plunge into cosmetic tattooing/microblading your brows. Let’s be honest it is a face tattoo, and while it is a semi-permanent tattoo it will last anywhere from 6 months - 18 months so you should weight up the pro’s and con’s before jumping into such a big decision. As a microblading artist and resident trainer at Sydney College of Hair & Beauty I’m sharing my professional insights of what you need to consider before deciding to have those brows perfected.
The wrong brow shape can significantly change other people’s perception of you. It can make you appear older, and more tired than necessary.
We think everyone should be able to find their best brow shape regardless of whether they are applying their own makeup every day or planning to expand their career.
Learn how to find your ideal brow shape and look like the best version of yourself!
Knowledge is power girl!
Wondering if microblading lives up to the hype? Well I’m a microblading artist and I’m here to tell you that cosmetic tattooing is better than microblading.
Microblading is a great place to start on your career as a brow artist but it's still a long way to the finish line. If you want to get real results that last longer than 3 months and delighted clients that shout your name to their friends and family then it's time to step up with the pro’s and invest in cosmetic tattooing.
Cosmetic tattooing terminology can be confusing as theres a wide range of terms used to describe very similar techniques and designs. Learn the definitions for common cosmetic tattooing words in this article. Discover microblading, feathering, mist brows, ombre brows & more!
What are needle free fillers? OK so this sounds too good to be true right? Fillers without any needles? Is this some kind of magic? Believe it or not the needle free technology that these Hyaluron pens use has been around for quite some time! Hyaluron pens use a...
If you work in the beauty industry chances are you have had to turn away a customer. If you haven’t I’m sure you have had customers that you wish you could have turned away.
How do you know when you should and shouldn’t turn away a client? And how do you do it and keep the peace?
1 : Explain
2 : Solution
3 : Courtesy
How does plasma Fibroblast work?
1 - problem areas of excess skin are identified during consultation process
2 - a treatment plan is decided by the client and the technician
3 - numbing cream is applied to the area
4 - applicator is used to place points of reduction on the skin, targeting the treatment areas accordingly
Be aware that by attempting to correct problem colours you are involving yourself in the problem. You should not attempt a correction if you are not comfortable or not sure of what you are doing. There is no shame in referring a client new or old to a more experienced artist. Knowing your own limitations and capabilities is an important part of the learning process. If you are interested in getting some knowledge about this subject and understanding why colours change - then read on and find out 🙂
Even if you have a background in beauty therapy it can still be very daunting when considering making the move into permanent makeup. There's not allot of information easily available on how to go about setting up your premises, and the learning process involved in the art of microblading or cosmetic tattooing. If you are interested but have no idea were to start or how it all works then this is the place for you!
So you've learned how to microblade or cosmetic tattoo and now you need to set up your workspace which means preparing supplies and equipment. One of the most important decisions you will need to make is which brand of pigments to use? How can you know which ones are high quality and which ones are not? Maybe your trainer left this information out or you didn't think to ask them during your course - well I've broken it down for you into an easy to understand checklist of things to look for when choosing a pigment.