Halcyon Cosmetic Clinic Blog

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.

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.