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Why do we get scared the minute we hear semi-permanent tattoo?

Whenever we hear the word “tattoo” there are two reactions: Fear or Excitement. I remember telling my mom about the new service coming to the studio Microblading and describing it as a semi-permanent tattoo. Her first response was “Tattoo?! No way! You know how I feel about those.” So, why is it some of our initial reactions are to be so turned off by tattoos. I know as new generations come it is a lot more accepting than before. I also know that eyebrows are the hype of now-a-days. Lets be honest ladies and gentlemen, it’s one of the first things we notice. The good news is now for everyone that has their brows a little too thin, uneven so forth the esthetics field have created ways to fix that. You can do something as simple as filling them in with an eyebrow pencil or now get a semi-permanent tattoo that gives an illusion of real hair.  How it works is it’s a manual “hand” method of permanent cosmetics for your eyebrows which creates extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. The pigment(ink) is applied with a specific brow tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. Your artist will choose needles and the blade type according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. The process can be a little uncomfortable, but pain is beauty ;).

Pictures from L.A.

Hi everyone!  I’m in LA, can’t wait for class and wanted to share some pictures from Venice Beach.  My five day Microblading class starts tomorrow and I am so excited!  I’ve done tarot card reading, the O.J. Simpson tour, amazing food, the Venice boardwalk and now it’s time to turn my esthetician brain on and bring you guys the best brows Fishers, Indiana has seen!  See you soon!

Heather

Why won’t my make-up hold after 4 hours?

Make-up has easily become a lot more popular regimen for both men and women. Now a days, most make-up lines are offering products to prep, put on and maintain your make-up. But, what if I were to tell you one of the best make-up primers I’ve used is from a skincare line? I’ve tried it all NYX, Mac, ext. and none have worked as well as Image’s Vital C Oil. The oil is only $50 and will last you about 5 months since a little goes a long way. Not only is it a primer, but a hydrating skincare product. I apply it with my make-up sponge onto my face allow it to soak in and then begin my make-up routine. My foundation no longer looks splochy or losing pigmentation. The oil gives you a smooth silky finish. The great thing is it puts a layer in between your skin and make-up so not all that gunk from your make-up is going straight into your skin!

So Excited for L.A. and Microblading

I am officially excited about my upcoming trip!  I am going to post some pictures of microblading from Elite Permanent Makeup Center just so we can all be excited!  I haven’t seen anything like these brows in Indianapolis, so I can’t wait to bring L.A. style to Fishers, Indiana!

So, what exactly is microblading?
Microbalding is also micro stroking. It is a method using an incredibly fine and thin row of needles to create marks on the skin that look like eyebrows. This semi-permanent technique is absolutely safe. Experts also call this procedure tattoo eyebrows hair by hair or feathering eyebrows. A single application lasts around 12-18 months. The durability depends on the quality of pigment and depth the blade enter the skin. When using an extremely fine thin blade, the hair produced will look crisp. The ink will not smudge under the skin. It is useful for making full and beautiful brows.

 

 

The Journey of Opening a Beauty Business

I was amazed when I decided to move my garage business to a storefront how many of my clients freaked out.  I had several tell me not to do it, they were afraid it wouldn’t work, I had women every day telling me how brave I was, and how they were just in shock I could do such a thing.  I guess, for me, it all seemed like the right thing to do.  I know the ones who said not to do it are conservative people and change is scary, I get it.  My journey though, really began when I could barely talk.

From the time I was a toddler I was infatuated with makeup, and skincare.  As I grew up I read about skincare tips, I made homemade facial and hair masks, and I spent every dollar of my babysitting money on makeup and skincare.  It was simply inside me, it was part of who I was.

The decision on what my career should be was rocky, I felt like a loser a lot of years.  I waited tables and had a nagging feeling I was messing everything up.  I tried and failed at desk jobs, I even sold cars for three days.  At 28 I had the most depressing year of my life.  I was living in Asheville, waiting tables and I could barely afford gas money to get to work.   I was drowning in my bad decision making, and I knew I had to change.  I remember thinking if I don’t change now my life is going to suck.

Esthetics school was my only option I had to be something more than a waitress (I had a college degree but I was not suited for a desk job).  After that I did massage school, nail school, and it was so hard, but worth it.

The reason I want to share this with you is that when I really stuck with who I was, when I went back to the roots of my younger years, my life became much better.  I simply did this: I followed my passion and it honestly is working out.  When you are passionate about something it feels right, I didn’t feel scared about opening my business, I didn’t feel like I was an amazing human who did something special, I just felt like it was the right thing to do.  I can’t explain it other than that.  If you are passionate about something, if you look back on your life and everything you have every done was fitness related, you should do that.  If you love to decorate your friends homes, you should do that.  Don’t worry about what will happen.  It will be okay.  As long as you love what you do, you really won’t work a day in your life (my dad instilled that in me my entire life and I am so grateful for him).

Xoxo,

Heather

Woman getting pink facial creme mask painted on by skincare specialist.

New Year, New Website

Heather here! We are very excited to debut our new website this February.

As part of the launch, I’ll be starting a beauty blog, which you can visit for tips about maintaining your look, videos and demos of studio sessions, updates on our latest deals, and more!

Be sure to follow and keep in touch! Hope to see you soon!