Your permanent makeup will look completely natural and soft. There are over 30 colours to choose from to match your skin tone and hair colour. Andrea will help you choose the right design and colours to complement your features.
I am not sure of the design or the right colour. Do i need a consultation before i book an appointment?
No. During your appointment, Andrea will listen carefully to your goals and to recommend designs and colours along with a mock-up of the proposed designs and colours. The end result will be a look that allows you to feel most comfortable and look your best.
Should i wear makeup on the day of my appointment or should i arrive with no makeup on?
Andrea would like to see you in your daily makeup routine so she can get a sense of your personal style. If you typically do not wear any makeup, just come as you are.
How is it done? What can i expect the day of the procedure?
First, Andrea will carefully analyze your features and pinpoint the weaknesses in how you are doing your makeup. Maybe your eyebrows are too low causing your eyes to look droopy. Maybe you're not applying your eyeliner properly to bring emphasis to your eyes. Regardless of your situation, she will show you how to achieve a "fresher, brighter look". Next, Andrea will advise you on the most appropriate colours to compliment your skin and hair tone. Then, using cosmetic pencils, she will create a variety of designs to allow you to visualize the end results. Once you are happy with the proposed design, she will apply the permanent makeup. Each procedure takes 1-2 hours.
Does it hurt?
Not really. New topical anesthetics have been developed especially for permanent makeup. The anesthetic is applied to the area before and during the procedure to assure you of the most comfortable experience possible. Some people describe the sensation as a "scratching" feeling. It is common to hear that there was not as much discomfort as was expected.
How will i look immediately after?
The colour will look darker and more defined for the first week. There is no puffiness or redness for the eyebrows; two days puffiness for the eyes and lips. After one week, the intensity will soften 30%-40%. Detailed aftercare instructions and after care ointment are provided and reviewed before and after each procedure.
Is it safe?
Yes. The strictest sanitation and safety standards are followed by using only single-use needles and parts. Also, hypo-allergenic pigments containing no fragrances, emollients or other irritants are used during the procedure. Andrea exclusively uses dermatologisted approved pigments and the Nouveau Contour Permanent Makeup Device, the safest and most advanced device on the market.
How long will it last?
Permanent makeup is long-lasting and will slowly fade over time. As you become accustomed to your makeup it's not uncommon to want more. To keep your makeup looking it's best, you should refresh it every couple of years. The darker the colour, such as black, the longer it will last. Natural, delicate colors are more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body. You will receive email reminders to keep you informed.
How should i prepare my skin for the procedure?
Skin condition and quality are of utmost importance in tattoo results. Please make sure the treated area remains healthy and moisturized before your procedure. Avoid picking at and neglecting it so Andrea will have a nice, smooth skin surface to work with. For lip procedures, please make sure your lips are nice and moisturized (unchapped) prior to procedure otherwise you may experience colour loss.
How do i choose the right artist?
The most important factors will be experience and artistic ability. Artistic skill will vary greatly. The best way to assess this skill to look at their body of work and porfolio or have a face-to-face consultation with the artist. He/she should be able to analyze your makeup needs and recommend designs using their advanced makeup training and suggest a variety of looks and ideas. When measuring experience it is not only important how long she/he has been in practice, but how many procedures have been performed. As a minimum, we do NOT recommend going to an artist that has performed less than 500 procedures. Permanent makeup is a craft that takes year to hone after working on thousands cases with various age/skin type/ethic background/colour variables. Andrea has personally performed over 9,000 procedures to date.
I have a scar/skin tag/wrinkles/uneven skin texture. Will this still work for me?
During your consultation before the procedure, Andrea will address these concerns. It is common to have some obstacles and she will work with the skin to get the best results. Regardless of the issue, there is always a way to design the makeup to overcome the obstacles.
Can i have a consultation and procedure the same day?
Yes, you can.
What is the downtime? Can i go back to work after the procedure?
The permanent makeup will look darker than normal during the first week. There will be no swelling with eyebrows and there will be puffiness with the eyes and lips for two days. The lips will require 4 days before they look normal due to scabbing and swelling.
What activities do i need to avoid after the procedure?
You need to avoid swimming and suntanning for one week after the procedure. You may wash your face and take a shower per normal but avoid scrubbing the treated area.
Can i wear makeup after the procedure?
You cannot put other types of makeup on top of your permanent makeup for one week after the procedure. Keeping the area clean and free of bacteria is very important. You can however, use concealer on the skin around the treated area.
Can i drive home after the procedure?
Yes, even after a eyeliner procedure.
What about the existing eyebrows that i have? Do i need to shave or remove them?
No. Andrea will clean and trim the existing eyebrows and show you how to groom them in the future. If you have gray hairs, you can remove or dye them. Permanent makeup does not "get rid" of the gray hairs.
Have permanent eyebrows from the past that are discoloured and/or have a poor shape. What can be done?
If the color is dark: For best results, you should first have them removed with laser. This will take multiple sessions over 6-12 months. If the color is faded/light: Andrea can try to camouflage and blend them into the new eyebrows. Please note that the color will improve but will lack the look of the Feathering Technique since the old eyebrow tattoo will be in the background. This procedure usually takes 1-2 extra appointments to achieve the camouflage and blending.
I have a history of cold sores? Can i have my lips done?
It is important to obtain a prescription of antiviral medication from your doctor or cosmetic physician to prevent an outbreak of coldsores on your lips. The medication should be taken up to one week before the procedure according to your doctor. Tip: ask for a refill for your touchup.
How does botox or cosmetic filler affect the procedure?
These products smooth out the skin and improve symmetry to the face and can be used in conjunction with permanent makeup. It is not relevant to have the botox/fillers before or after the permanent makeup procedure. Also, you can resume with Botox and fillers one week after the procedure.
I have a dark scar/undereye circles/stretchmarks/surgical scars that i want to cover. Is this possible?
No, it is not possible or effective to cover these dark areas. Concealer makeup is your best option.
I am pregnant, can i still get it done?
Yes, as long as you are willing to forego the anesthetic cream. The eyebrows procedure is tolerable without anesthetic, however the eyeliner and lipcolour procedures are not tolerable.
Can i get my permanent makeup cheaper?
It saves you money and embarrassment to do it right the first time. This is not a time to shop for the lowest price, especially for something that is going to be permanent on your face! The cost will directly reflect the experience and skill of the artist, so choose carefully. Like most services, you get what you pay for.
How do i book an appointment? Can i book online?
Just call our salon at 0754 977 0469 or book online at ?????????????????? After your appointment is confirmed, you will be asked to complete a deposit of £50.00 per procedure.
What is the waiting time for an appointment?
Andrea is a very busy artist . The waiting time is typically 2 months for new procedures and 1 months for touchups. Thank you for your patience.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please provide at least 72 hours notice or a cancellation fee will be charged.