Your Eyebrows are YOUR Eyebrows

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Eyebrows say a lot about us. They’re often the facial features that people notice first and remember longest, and they give a powerful immediate impression. What do your eyebrows say about you?

Your Eyebrows are Expressive

The best message your eyebrows can convey is that you not only care about how you look, you also know and understand your own individual beauty. That’s why it’s absolutely essential to steer clear of hit-or-miss DIY brow routines or fashion fads that leave you looking like an imitation of someone else. Your brows are one of the most important features of your face, and it’s absolutely crucial to work with a consultant who can help you make your brows the best they can be.

Enhance Your Eyebrows with Permanent Makeup

Most women put a lot of time and effort into their brows, using procedures that range from tweezing, threading and waxing to drawing, stenciling, or even transplants to get the that perfect shape, thickness, color and arch. But for the best, longest lasting, and most flattering results, permanent makeup can be the optimum solution.

Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation or cosmetic tattoos, can beautifully enhance even the thinnest, sparsest brows, supplying the shape and fullness you’ve always wanted. Permanent brows are an excellent choice for women who want to recapture a vibrant and youthful appearance; our brows tend to become thinner as we age, and micropigmentation is an undetectable means of restoring the fullness that may have been lost with time.

Your permanent makeup technician can help you decide on how you want your brows to look, making suggestions based on your skin type, coloring, and face shape. However the final decision on the shape, color, and thickness of your permanent eyebrows is entirely yours. Permanent brow shaping is a very personal procedure, and we do everything possible to make sure you get exactly the brows that you want.

What to Expect

Permanent brow makeup can be a painless procedure, but complete healing does take some time. For the first few days following the procedure it will generally look as though you’ve used ordinary makeup, such as a topical brow pencil, and by day four or five you may notice some scaliness or flakiness as the top layer of skin sheds. But within a week you’ll be enjoying beautiful, natural looking eyebrows.

A minimal “touch up” done within a couple weeks of the initial procedure completes the process, and you’ll have the brows you’ve always dreamed of.

Contact Sally Hayes now for your personal consultation or call 480-951-0539.

Quick and Easy Contouring Tips

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Contouring is all the rage nowadays, but in the makeup industry it has been used for countless years to define bone structure and make features stand out. Once reserved for theater, it now plays a powerful role in women’s daily makeup routines. Learn the secrets behind it so you can contour like a pro!

Pick a Shade

Picking the right color to contour with can be challenging. Many women make the mistake of using orange-toned powder to contour, which results in an unnatural and uneven look. For the best results, use a matte color that is no more than two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Depending on your undertone, you may need a cool, warm or neutral color. If you aren’t sure what kind of undertone you have or don’t want to hassle with it, pick a neutral shade.

Find the Right Formula

Contouring products are most commonly available in powder and cream formulas. If you have oily skin, a powder-based product is ideal because it won’t smudge or streak throughout the day. If you have dry skin, opt for a cream-based product that won’t appear powdery or sink into fine lines.

Follow Your Bone Structure

Your natural bone structure should act as your guide when it comes to applying contouring products. Swipe color along your cheekbone in a downward slanted motion and across your natural jawline. You can also apply it lightly across your temples for a more defined look.

Give Yourself a Nose Job

Contouring can create the illusion of a more symmetrical nose when applied properly. Swipe color along the sides of your nose and dab it on the tip to make it appear smaller. Finish it off with a light application of highlighting powder along the bridge of the nose.

Achieve a Sun-Kissed Glow

Shimmery bronzer can be used instead of traditional contouring products to create a healthy and natural-looking tan. However, avoid unnatural hues such as orange. For the best results, pick a bronzer that is no more than two shades darker than your skin tone and apply it along your cheekbones and jawline.

Contouring can make your features stand out more and add more dimension to your face. Follow our tips and tricks to achieve a natural look that can be used in your everyday makeup routine.

Call 480-951-0539 or email Sally Hayes for a personal consultation.

Permanent Makeup Pain Management

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Will Permanent Makeup Hurt?

For those considering permanent makeup, one of the most common concerns is whether the procedure will be painful. Like most procedures there is some pain involved in the permanent makeup process, but experienced technicians have several tools available to reduce pain and discomfort. Pain management is one of the most important considerations when deciding which makeup technician to use for the process.

Topical Anesthetics

Topical anesthetics are often used to manage pain during the makeup procedure. This anesthetic is applied to the skin and then covered before the procedure so that it is absorbed by the pores. Absorption into the pores assures that there will be less pain during the needle’s initial contact with the skin. This is commonly used for the application of permanent eyeliner.

Epinephrine Products

Over-the-counter epinephrine products, commonly used to treat allergic reactions, are also used by seasoned makeup technicians. These products essentially stop skin capillaries from working, act to reduce pain during a procedure and minimize swelling during and after the makeup is applied.

Local Anesthetic

If the procedure is done with a doctor or dentist present, as is sometimes the case with lip makeup, a local anesthetic may be used. Lip makeup application is the most painful for most clients, which is why a technician may do the work in conjunction with a doctor or dentist.

Highly Qualified Technician

A qualified, highly skilled technician is the greatest asset in permanent makeup pain management. An experienced technician has a great understanding of the procedures, is up to date on knowledge from the medical community and uses the best and most advanced technology on his or her clients. Experts in the field know the best means of application to reduce pain, discomfort and scarring to a minimal amount.

Prior to advances in the industry the risk and reality of pain was much greater for permanent makeup procedures. Technicians often lacked the proper pain management products and clients would get burned, scratched or would experience uncomfortable swelling. Now with updated technology and an experienced technician, pain and discomfort are controlled greatly. Many permanent makeup clients experience much less pain than they expected and are overwhelmingly happy with the results.

Contact us online or call us at 480-951-0539 if you have any questions or concerns about pain management during or following permanent makeup procedures.

Only Trust Your Face to the Right Place

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Permanent makeup gives you countless advantages. Number one on the list for many women is the time it will save you during your beauty routine. With permanent eye liner, never again will you have to worry about applying those perfect pencil lines to enhance your eyes – they’ll always be there so you’re ready to go in minutes. Additional permanent makeup enhancements on your lips, eyebrows and more not only save you time getting ready, but can liven up your overall look. Appear younger, healthier and more vibrant with the right permanent makeup.

Choosing the Office

How do you decide which permanent makeup is right for you? The first step comes with the consultation, but even before that you need to make sure you choose the best practitioner. By looking for certain important features in both the permanent makeup artist and in the office itself, you can ensure you’ll get the best care and the clearest and most attractive results.

After all, permanent makeup is made up of a procedure known as “micropigmentation,” or microscopic tattooing of the skin. You need to make sure the practitioner is experienced, has the proper certification and runs an efficient practice.

Things to Look for Before Consultation

There are several features you should check off your list when choosing a permanent makeup practitioner. These include: cleanliness, organization, proper equipment, documents of certification, testimonials from satisfied customers.

  • Cleanliness: The office should be spotless, and the furniture and equipment looking like new. Everything should have a polished edge and nothing should look shabby or run down. You want the best care and attention to detail when your permanent makeup is applied, and that attention to detail should show the minute you walk through the door.
  • Organization: You should not see any evidence of clutter, and everything should be in its place. There should be designated offices, spaces and areas for each step of the process – a reception area, a consultation office and separate rooms where the procedure is completed.
  • Proper equipment: Any reused equipment should be sterilized, but the practitioner should have as many disposable, single-use components as possible. Ask to see the setup in the procedure rooms before your first consultation.
  • Certification: Look for the practitioner’s certificates from permanent makeup training courses. If you don’t see documents or diplomas hanging in the office, ask for the details of the practitioner’s training.
  • Testimonials: Go to the practitioner’s website while you’re doing your research. There should be plenty of testimonials and recommendations from happy customers. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to tell whether you’ll join the list of satisfied customers!

Contact Sally if you have any questions about permanent makeup!

All About The Eyelashes

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If you weren’t blessed with long eyelashes, there are plenty of cosmetic options to give you the luscious lashes you’ve been dreaming of since you were a teenager. Whether you want more length or volume, there are plenty of permanent makeup options for Scarlett O’Hara-worthy lashes.

Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions enhance the eyelashes you already have, giving them length and volume. Your esthetician will carefully apply your lashes fiber by fiber using a special glue that will keep your new lashes secure without damaging the natural hairs. Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and you’ll have to have new fibers reapplied every three to four weeks. If you have naturally long lashes but you just want to give them an extra bit of flair, you can go with a half set of lashes for the same effect.

Permanent Liner at the Lash Base

Permanent eyeliner doesn’t just make your eyes pop; it also gives your eyelashes a dramatic enhancement. When eyeliner is applied to the lash line, it makes the eyelashes appear to be darker, fuller, and thicker. If you don’t have the time to get eyelash extensions done once a month, then a permanent liner is a great alternative. To enhance the eyelashes, the eyeliner is only tattooed at the base of the lashes between the rows. There is no line past the last row of lashes, so many people opt for this when they don’t want to look like they’re wearing permanent makeup.


If you’ve battled with thin or very short eyelashes, then Latisse could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Latisse is a specially formulated medication applied to the lashes to encourage hair growth. The liquid is applied every day to the lashes and patients typically start to see results in their lash growth within sixteen weeks or so. Their lashes will become longer, thicker, and more defined in their growth.

You don’t have to stick with expensive mascaras and eyelash curlers to get dramatic lashes. Whether you opt for permanent makeup or choose to go with monthly eyelash extensions, you aren’t stuck with the eyelashes you were born with!

Contact Sally Hayes today to learn more about your options!

Permanent Makeup Procedures: What If I Don’t Like The Final Result?

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With today’s technology, we no longer need to rely on cosmetics to redefine our facial appearance. Permanent makeup procedures allow an individual to enhance the features of their face with little effort. These procedures are long-lasting and can provide results that make women and men appear more youthful. From eyebrow shaping to permanent lip color, these cosmetic procedures give men and women a long-lasting way to achieve the look they desire.

Because permanent makeup procedures are essentially tattoos, they are not easily removed. This is why it is imperative that you make informed decisions up front. Research your technician and speak to him or her extensively. Read testimonials and look through magazines to find looks that you desire. Choose a technician who honors your requests but also provides useful information to help you make a decision. Avoid choosing colors that do not go well with your skin tone, as this could later lead to regrets about the procedure. Do not proceed until you are fully committed to the procedure and the look you chose.

After your procedure, you might notice that it doesn’t look quite like you had pictured. There are several reasons this might happen. First and foremost, colors tend to appear darker immediately after the procedure. As time goes on, the color begins to soften up. Lip color may take up to six weeks until the true color is reflected, whereas eyebrow color tends to show the true color in as little as a week. Once the area is completely healed, you can better judge the final result (healing times are different for different procedures). You should also take a couple of weeks to try to adjust to the look.

If you do decide, however, that you want the procedure changed, there are some options available. For example, if you feel that eyebrows are too sparse, a touch-up will be able to fill in any areas that need extra color. If your lip color is too light, you can have it darkened with an additional procedure. Lightening areas is not nearly as easy as adding more color, which is why it is crucial that you’re sure about the procedure prior to moving forward.

As long as you conduct proper research, find a well-trained technician, and choose a look that suits your skin tone, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful, redefined face with a permanent makeup procedure.

If you’re interested in learning more and getting started, contact Sally Hayes today to schedule your consultation.

Stop Fighting with Your Makeup and Switch to Permanent Makeup

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Whether you’re a high-powered executive or a stay-at-home mom, it’s likely that your days are rushed and your schedule is full. Even with all the day-to-day demands on your time, you’re also expected to present a beautiful face to the world. If you’re tired of fussing with makeup but don’t want to go without, permanent makeup may be just the solution for you.

What is Permanent Makeup?

To describe it simply, permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing. However, it’s nowhere near as crisply lined and severe as ornamental tattoos people place elsewhere on the body. The tattoo is applied to mimic the soft, natural look of light makeup. Permanent makeup is indistinguishable from applied makeup in person and in photographs.

Problems That Can Be Overcome with Permanent Makeup

There are a wide range of reasons to consider having your makeup applied permanently. Some reasons include:

  • Allergy sufferers love permanent makeup. Whether you’re allergic to makeup itself or your allergies cause your eyes to water and makeup to run, having it applied permanently can solve the problem.
  • Women with busy schedules benefit. Just think, if it takes you even ten minutes a day to apply your makeup, you’re spending over an hour each week. After a year, an entire day of your life has been spent just applying makeup! Not to mention all the time spent on purchasing it and cleaning it off each night.
  • Facial scars no longer show. If you have facial scars, camouflaging them with makeup can be a big boost to your confidence. By having permanent makeup hiding your scars, you won’t need to fear the pool or people catching you without your makeup on.
  • Contact lens wearers gain enormous benefits. Most people put their lenses in and then apply their makeup, as attempting this in reverse can introduce flecks of makeup under the lens. Unfortunately, this makes taking lenses out with makeup applied a problem! With permanent makeup, you’ll never need to flush makeup off your lenses or struggle to fish out a lens without smearing your makeup.

Permanent makeup is a great solution for anyone who always wants to look their best without struggling with makeup every day. If you’re interested in this procedure, call or contact us online for a consultation and find out how we can help you today.

Questions to ask yourself before deciding on Permanent Makeup

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Permanent makeup may seem like the answer to your dreams. Just imagine being able to leave the house with a consistently beautiful, made up face every morning without needing to spend time in front of the mirror or all that money on cosmetics. Before you decide to take the plunge and get your eyebrows, eyeliner or lips done permanently, there are a few questions you should ask the person who will do the work.

Are you certified, experienced and recommended?

While the permanent makeup industry is not regulated, there are classes and certifications that indicate the provider has knowledge about the best practice and health concerns surrounding this procedure. Ask them what school they attended and if they achieved certification in micro-pigmentation, makeup artistry, blood-borne pathogens and have been okayed by the local health department.

Experience is just as important as education. Only trust your face to someone who has successfully completed many permanent makeup applications. They should be eager and willing to show you before and after pictures and even put you in contact with former clients. Your best bet may be to find a permanent makeup artist used by your friends or family or highly recommended on independent review sites on the internet.

What should I expect from the permanent makeup procedure?

The journey to getting permanent makeup on your face begins before the day the makeup is actually applied. You should have a meeting with the technician prior to the procedure being done to make sure they understand exactly what you want and do not want. Colors will be chosen and shapes finalized.

After that is completed, all blood thinning and counter indicative medications are stopped and payment is arranged, you will then be ready to have your permanent makeup completed.

A numbing agent is used for the procedure to maximize your comfort. The actual application of the permanent eyebrows, eyeliner or lip color is completed over 2 to 4 visits. This allows for greater options and mistakes corrections before your eyebrow ends up too thick or the lip color not appropriate for your skin tone.

How do I get started?

After you’ve decided on the permanent makeup procedure or procedures you want to receive contact an experienced permanent makeup artist, such as Sally Hayes.

Cosmetic Tattoos: Will My Eyebrows Look Natural?

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Whether you realize it or not, your eyebrows define your face. The eyebrows work in conjunction with the eyes to help an individual express happiness, flirtation, sadness, and concern. Without eyebrows, your face would appear expressionless and flat.

To get an idea of how important your eyebrows are, cover them up with foundation and then take a quick glance in the mirror. It truly is remarkable how important our eyebrows are to our overall appearance. In fact, numerous studies have been conducted which show that people are able to identify others based on their eyebrows almost as often as their eyes.

Changing the color, shape, and thickness of your eyebrows can revamp your entire facial appearance. For thousands of years, women all over the world recognized this, and have practiced various methods of eyebrow shaping. Through tweezing, shaving, waxing, and threading, women have changed their eyebrows to appear more feminine and youthful. Today, however, we have more permanent options available.

Eyebrow Tattooing

Achieving the perfect size, shape, and color of eyebrows is as easy as scheduling a permanent makeup procedure. This procedure, also known as micropigmentation or cosmetic tattooing, lasts longer than any other eyebrow shaping method and can redefine your entire facial appearance. With permanent eyebrow makeup, you can achieve the look that you desire without ever again having to pick up an eyebrow pencil.

Will my eyebrows look natural?

After the eyebrows have healed, they will look totally natural.

The eyebrow tattooing healing time takes longer than other permanent makeup procedures. After about the first few days, it will look as though you drew your eyebrows on with a pencil. By days four and five, the area begins to peel, just like a tattoo. After about a week, the eyebrows will be complete, aside from a short follow-up procedure to touch up any areas that need it. This touch-up appointment is quick and easy.

Once all of the healing is complete, your eyebrows will appear completely natural. You will never again need to pick up tweezers, eyebrow pencils, or eyebrow shadow because your brows will be the perfect shape. The “tattoo” mimics the tiny hairs of natural eyebrows, leaving you with a face that is feminine and youthful.

Stop wasting time and money on cosmetics and seek out a more permanent option. Showcase your natural beauty by redefining your eyebrows with a permanent eyebrow procedure. Contact Sally Hayes today to get started!

The Joys of Permanent Lip Color

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If you love it when your makeup looks perfectly on point but get frustrated because your lipstick tends to fade easily throughout the day, then permanent lip treatments may just make a superb choice for you. When people receive permanent lip makeup treatments, they not only don’t have to worry about color fading but they also don’t have to worry about unsightly smearing and smudging. If you don’t like feeling embarrassed when your bright red lipstick gets on your teeth, then permanent makeup may just be exactly what you need in your life.

There are numerous benefits associated with permanent lip treatments. If your lipstick tends to bleed noticeably and go beyond the borders of your mouth, permanent treatments can provide you with a neat and tidy lipstick look that doesn’t require any effort on your part at all. If you have a busy and hectic life and don’t have time to constantly go to the bathroom mirror to apply a fresh new coating of color onto your lips, permanent lip treatments can save you a lot of precious time and energy.

Some people appreciate permanent lip color because it makes their lips appear markedly more pronounced and defined. People who wish to achieve more glamorous and prominent lips often turn to these treatments.

Permanent lip color is oftentimes even beneficial for people who are worried that their lips have lost their natural and beautiful coloration with the passing of time. If your lips used to be a healthy pinkish color but now seem to be considerably paler than before, then you may be a good candidate for permanent lipstick.

If you go to an experienced and reputable professional, permanent lip color is a totally safe practice. It functions by delivering cosmetic pigmentation into the skin’s dermal layer. Permanent lip color isn’t the only commonly available permanent makeup solution. Some people get permanent eyeliner that prevents them from ever having to apply eyeliner around their eyes, for example.

If you want to take control of your beauty and feelings of self-confidence, then permanent lip color may be able to help you do so. If you believe that getting permanent makeup on your lips is the path you need to take, it’s a smart idea to have a consultation with a professional beforehand about the exact color you want applied onto your lips. It’s also extremely smart to discuss another key factor of permanent lip color — the specific shape of the color application you want, too. Since these treatments are indeed permanent, people should make sure they’re 100 percent confident in all of the choices they make beforehand. The more prepared you are, the more successful your outcome will likely be.

Contact Sally Hayes to learn more about permanent lipstick.