Although there are dozens of names used to market permanent eyeliner, there are really only 3 distinct choices: a lashline enhancement, traditional eyeliner with or without a wing, or traditional eyeliner with shading....
Did you know that in Canada there is no regulatory body for the microblading or permanent makeup industry?
This means that absolutely anyone can perform these services AND teach them, with little to no training or education and no permanent makeup or microblading certification. With lack of regulation there has been an exponential increase in quick courses and poor training. Some courses are even offered online, with no hands-on training at all, and many are only 2-3 days long.
What is microblading vs permanent makeup? With so many trending names and techniques, how do you know which one is right for you? This is a breakdown of the differences between Microblading and Permanent Makeup (PMU), to help you make an informed decision.
Microfeathering is a variation on microblading that involves less strokes, less colour intensity and finer blades to create an undone, natural, feathered brow. The term was originally coined by L.A based brow expert Kristie Streicher, who helps give clients lush, full and natural-looking brows. A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow, Adele, and Lorde get this procedure.
Hair and nail salons everywhere are renting their rooms to all the new Microbladers on the block; and our blocks are swamped. One of Halcyon’s artists, 18-year Permanent Makeup veteran Stephanie Wilson, found this out when she left her very busy Kamloops location to move back to the west coast. There wasn’t a room to be had.
Are your permanent makeup pigrments organic? This is a frequent question and one you should understand the answer to, whether you are a permanent makeup client or an artist. Sadly, most of today’s permanent makeup training programs don’t have the time or the understanding to address the chemical structure of pigments. The result is that both consumers and artists are often misinformed.
At Halcyon Cosmetic Solutions, we specialize in permanent makeup tattoo removal and conventional tattoo removal. We are trained and experienced in laser tattoo removal but opt to use Hypertonic Saline tattoo removal solutions for the face. These gentle and effective methods of tattoo removal minimize any chance of permanently altering your skin's integrity or damaging your melanocytes (colour-producing skin cells).
In the age of Social Media taking over the world, we would like to speak a little about permanent makeup reviews on social media and our practices at Halcyon Cosmetic.
While we would love to have more of our clients post positive reviews about their permament makeup treatment at Halcyon Cosmetic, the truth is that people who are happy don't often do this. It is much more common for our clients to speak directly to us, text us how happy they are, send us their selfies, refer their friends, and to return to us time and time again for additional procedures. And, quite frankly, we are just too busy to put much effort into soliciting reviews.
The truth is, we all want the same thing for our brows and many think that microblading is the only answer, but is it for everyone. Following is the truth about microblading.
We all want brows that flatter our face, make our eyes pop, make us look youthful, and don't smudge, smear or disappear, and... we want to wake up like this.