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The Cost of Microblading

The Cost of Microblading

The Cost of Microblading (Scroll to the bottom for a gallery of microblading done on the wrong skin types!)   What Is Microblading? What microblading actually is is tiny cuts filled with ink. Cutting the skin isn't great for anyone, but especially those with...

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Learn A Little About Your Artist, Courtney

Learn A Little About Your Artist, Courtney

I’m a PNW girl through and through, born and raised in the country south of Salem. I’m the oldest of 3 girls. Our parents raised us to be strong, independent and self-reliant and my dad, lacking sons, had me as his right-hand gal whenever there were projects to do....

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Microblading And The Skin: Sometimes It Ain’t Pretty

Microblading And The Skin: Sometimes It Ain’t Pretty

MICROBLADING AND THE SKIN So here’s the thing, I don’t do microblading so much anymore. I love doing it and I love working on the skin types that take it well (young, dry/normal, healthy, tiny pores, smooth as a crisp apple), but in my experience, maybe only 10% of...

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Why Are Brow Refreshers So Important?

Why Are Brow Refreshers So Important?

There are a gazillion reasons why brows fade and change color over time. Before we dive into the basic reasons, let’s get a little nerdy! The pigments that are the most popular in the permanent makeup industry typically consist of black, yellow, red and blue, in...

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Eyeliner Tattoos And Lid Sensitivity

Eyeliner Tattoos And Lid Sensitivity

There are many things that could affect how sensitive the eyes are for an eyeliner tattoo service! Eyeliner is often regarded as the most challenging service in permanent cosmetics, and possibly one of the most challenging tattoos in general! The lids are so sensitive...

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What Is A Lip Tattoo?

What Is A Lip Tattoo?

Have you heard about lip tattoos and wondered what that means? It might be different than you think. When we say ‘lip tattoo,’ we do not mean something tattooed on your inner lip. Instead, we mean a type of permanent makeup that can enhance the appearance of your...

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Permanent Makeup Aftercare

Permanent Makeup Aftercare

You know how beautiful and convenient permanent makeup can be, but you may be on the fence if you’re worried about the recovery period. However, with just a few minutes a day and good skincare habits, you can get the best results for your permanent makeup. Here are...

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How To Choose The Best Eyebrow Shape For Your Face

How To Choose The Best Eyebrow Shape For Your Face

Good eyebrows can instantly lift your face. They change the look of your features and can help to make facial features stand out. But which shape of brows is best for you? Eyebrows have an interesting history of over plucking but now times have changed and a lot of...

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Considering Permanent Brows? Here’s What To Expect

Considering Permanent Brows? Here’s What To Expect

The application of permanent makeup is more than a standardized A to Z process. Due to the highly individual nature of each client and skin type, in many ways, permanent cosmetics is really a form of art. The best technicians exhibit a high level of artistic flair in...

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