How to Shop For PMU
Keep in mind...
This is YOUR Face ! ! !
Portfolios: Portfolios are the best way to view any artists work in the permanent make-up profession. Always make certain the photos you view are in deed that artists/technicians work. Portfolios should be an accurate presentation of the permanent make-up for the eyebrows, eyeliner and lips. Only choose an artist if you are in agreement that the artist/technician can meet or exceed your expectations. GO TO OUR PORTFOLIO
Experience: How much permanent makeup does the artist do? Like anything, the more one does something, the better you are at it. If your artist also works for nail salon, lash studio or medspa, and only does occasional permanent makeup procedures, you may want to continue your search. Speak to, and/or consult with as many technicians as you can to find the right artist for you.
In the State of Texas, there is no licensing requirement to perform permanent cosmetics. Training and/or experience is also not required. This is your face, and it's important you hire a professional and get the beauty enhancement you are looking for.
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Training-Certificate vs Certified: 2-3 day training classes are not nearly enough education, supervised training and some trainees don't even do hands on at these classes. Please note that a Certificate of Completion is NOT the same as a CPCP-Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional. Certificates mean they attended a class and nothing more. A CPCP has met required training hours, and specific level of skill, education and knowledge of permanent makeup before and artist is considered a professional by the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals.
False Statements: The biggest false statement used in marketing to clients is that this is semi-permanent and will fade completely away. You can call it microblading, micro-pigmentation, micro-shading, ombre, powder, etc. It is a tattoo and IS permanent. Although permanent cosmetics fades over time when done properly, it is considered a tattoo and is permanent. It will never fully fade away as led to believe.
LOCATION: Location should never be a factor in your selection of a permanent makeup artist. Although it may be convenient at the time, you run the risk of not getting the high quality work you were looking for. Typically you will only need to make 1-3 visits, including a consultation. A little bit of a drive just might be the best thing for you.
PRICE: We have all heard it... "you get what you pay for". Permanent cosmetics is no exception. A great permanent makeup artist know the value of their work as a talented professional, and is rarely cheap. Everyone likes cheap permanent cosmetics... until they get cheap permanent cosmetics. Below is a folio of some of the substandard work I have seen in my office.
AVAILABILITY: Most great technician/artists in the permanent makeup industry will be booked up for several weeks and even months in advance. If a technician has an appointment available right away... ask yourself why?
CORRECTIONS: If you are looking for corrections, removals or alteration to existing permanent cosmetics.... make sure you view this portfolio as well. Simply adding more pigment in an attempt to correct an issue or problem, can make it even worse than what you started with. In some cases, removal is required to perform proper modifications or corrections. If your technician does not perform removal services, you may want to find one that does in order to get a full picture of what all your options really are. GO TO OUR CORRECTION/REMOVAL PORTFOLIO
Below is just some of we have seen in our office!
NONE of the permanent makeup presented here was performed at
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