Permanent makeup has been present for quite some time, becoming more and more popular by the day. The reasons for the rising popularity of this beauty trend are many. We all know how exhausting it can be getting up earlier only to apply your makeup properly, especially if you do it every day. And let’s not even mention the money we pour into all those beauty products!
However, in order to be sure you’ll receive the best possible outcome, you must put an effort into finding the right person for the job. This task can be as quite arduous, which is why we made a list of things which you should take into consideration when choosing the artist.
Choosing the right person for the job
After you’ve decided which permanent makeup treatment you want, the first, and probably the most important step, is to find a suitable makeup artist who will make your wishes come true.Finding the right person for the job is crucial and it might take some time, but do not worry. We are here to help you.
How do I find a good makeup artist?
With the help of the internet, no information is hard to get. A quick google search will inform you about the technicians around you. Make sure you type the kind of procedure you want and your location. There are also numerous websites that rate the artists, based on several criteria such as their reviews, performance and price, so check that as well.
Another great way of finding the technician is to ask around. Recommendation from your close friend or someone you know is perhaps better than any online review. They can tell you about their personal experience, and whether or not you should decide for that particular artist.
#1 Check their reviews
After you’ve shortlisted some of the technicians, a great way to make the list even shorter is by reading their reviews in full detail. There is no better way of knowing if someone is doing a good job or not. Steer clear of places with no or minimal reviews, since they are either new to this business or doing it poorly.
#2 Book a consult and ask away
After you’ve found your potential makeup artist, book a consult and don’t be shy with questions. Ask about the procedure and everything else you wish to know.
Pay attention to the technician’s communication skills because this will tell you a great deal about how knowledgeable and experienced they are. If they talk fluently about the treatment and know how to answer the questions without hesitation, they’ve probably done it many times. If, however, they show hesitation and answer to many questions vaguely, it is perhaps better to choose someone else.
The artist should be knowledgeable about the subject matter and answer your questions clearly and fully. Also, they should be familiar with what to do in case of any kind of complications, such as allergy, irritation or something similar. They need to be fully informed about each skin type and how it behaves during the procedure.
#3 Check their credentials and certification
This step might be more challenging than the others, especially if you are not sure what exactly is that you are looking for. When talking about credentials, we primarily talk about whether the person has the license of the technician and how much training they had.
The technician’s license
We know that the license doesn’t say much about how well this person does his or her job, but it definitely gives validity to the technician’s practice and makes you feel more secure. The license is usually publicly displayed in the artist’s practice, so be sure to check this when you go on a consult, if not before.
The training they received
Another equally important thing that will help you decide is the amount of training the artist received. If they are well-experienced technicians with a lot of hours spent with the needle and the pigment, they won’t be shy to show it.
The world of permanent makeup is constantly changing with innovations happening almost on daily basis. You will want to have the artist who is following these trends and who is constantly improving his or her skills. So, check what kind of training the person went though and check them online afterwards.
In the world of micropigmentation and permanent makeup, years of experience do not necessarily mean a good technician. Therefore, the key question here is not how many years of experience the person has but how many procedures they do on daily or weekly basis? And, are they up to date with the newest trends?
The best way to find the answers to these questions is to try and find out how many procedures they do daily or weekly. If they keep a busy schedule, this probably means they are well-trained and with lots of experience. If, on the other hand, they have one or two appointments a week, they are probably rusty and you might want to avoid them, regardless of the years of experience.
#5 Check their before and after photos
Checking the portfolio with before and after photos is also an important step in your search. Every great artist will want to showcase his or her previous procedures and display what they have done in the past. These photos nicely show their skills and how the end results look like. If they are experienced artists, they will have a comprehensive list of the microblading, microshading, freckle tattooing, or whichever other treatment they performed, not just a single case of each. This will help you get to know their style and decide whether or not it is suitable for you.
If the photos are not enough for you, you can always try and find patient’s reviews and see what is their opinion and experience with the given procedure. There are many platforms and blogs where people talk about their experiences, so you might be lucky and find someone who talked about the treatment you want.
#6 Check the price
The price of any permanent makeup treatment depends on many factors. The most important ones are the popularity of the treatment in your area and the experience of the artist and the quality of the materials used. When talking about the price, the most important rule is to stay away from people charging suspiciously low. The reason for this most probably is their inexperience and perhaps even the lack of license and proper training. You definitely do not want to be the guinea pig they will use to practice on, trust us when we say it. There are numerous examples of botched treatments which will give you chills by only looking at them.
Therefore, first check the price range for the given treatment and go with that, avoiding any suspicious deals. If you haven’t saved enough money, it is better to wait a few months and then do it properly, then do something you’ll regret.
#7 Correction policies
Another thing you should check is the correction policy and whether or not they are included in the price. There are many treatments, such as e.g. microblading that require a touch up session a few weeks after the original procedure, which many artists include in the price. Check this with your artist before you decide.
The benefits of permanent makeup are well-known to many by now. Getting up with your eyebrows already done, or your lips and eyeliner always there can save you so much time and not to mention money. And if you follow the advice and patiently look for the right makeup artist, you shouldn’t have any problems in finding the one who will do a great job.