27742 Vista Del Lago, Suite 112 Located Inside PHENIX SALON SUITES, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Do I have to book a consultation before having my procedure done?
Absolutely not! If you've already decided that you'd like me to perform a procedure or procedures on you, then you can book the procedures without a consultation! Before we begin, naturally we are going to discuss what you're looking for and I will go through everything we need to discuss thoroughly with you in order for you to feel great about your permanent makeup. Also - you can book your consultation AND your procedure at the same time as well.
Some women who have never had permanent makeup done before are naturally a little bit anxious about it. Therefore, the purpose of the free consultation is to help answer and questions or concerns they might have.
I love the look of Microblading. How long does it last?
Microblading is all the rage right now as the permanent makeup artist creates hairstrokes using a specific tool. Although the eyebrows look very real, the ink doesn't penetrate the skin the same way that permanent makeup done with a permanent makeup handpiece does, therefore, the length to which it will last is roughly 12 - 18 months. Of course, if you stay out of the direct sun, that could lengthen how long they can last.
With microblading, you really want to choose carefully when picking the person to do this for you. This technique really requires an artistic eye along with the skill in knowing how deep to go. Not everyone who is a permanent makeup artist possess these skills, therefore I recommend choosing based on a combination of quality and price - not just price.
I've heard that getting permanent makeup can be painful. Is this true?
I happen to have a very low tolerance to pain myself, so in doing my own permanent makeup over the years, I've experimented with several products and I believe I've developed the ideal numbing technique. In fact, I've been told by many of my clients that I have the BEST numbing technique around. That's good to know as my goal is to make the experience of permanent makeup as comfortable as I can for my clients. Obviously, everyone's pain tolerance is unique, so what I can tell you is, my numbing technique gets rave reviews, and I will do everything in my power to eliminate any pain or discomfort from the procedure, if and when you come to see me.
While shopping around, I noticed that your prices are higher than some? Why is that?
When deciding on permanent makeup, price shouldn't be the only factor you use when deciding who does your procedure(s). With price comes experience, and I can tell you that I have 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, and thousands of permanent makeup procedures already successfully performed. Yes, my prices may be a little more than others, but feel secure in knowing that your face isn't the tenth or twentieth one I've worked on - I've worked on thousands of faces. Therfore, I have all the confidence in the world that when you walk into my shop, you will leave extremely happy and completely satisfied. Also - keep in mind that my price does include a follow-up - in case you need a little touch-up in a few months. This follow-up usually keeps your permanent makeup lasting much longer than had you just gotten one procedure.
I'm thinking about having at least two procedures done, but I wanted to know if I should do them at the same time or at different times?
The first benefit to doing them at the same time is that you will save $100 right off the top, so that's a nice advantage. The second benefit is, if you do both procedures at the same time, which I highly recommend, you will heal at the same time, and you'll come in for any potential touch-ups at the same time, so it's much easier to manage. Over the years, my experience is that my clients always seem to be happier that they had both procedures done at once.
Can regular makeup be put over top of permanent makeup?
The answer is YES. I work with your natural facial features to enhance them to their fullest. This natural look allows you to apply normal cosmetics over your "Permanent Makeup" for color variety. Therefore, without any applied makeup, you are always naturally enhanced with your AOPMSD permanent makeup!
How safe is it to get permanent makeup?
All technicians must follow strict hygiene and sterilization procedures that conform to OSHA and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidlines. Having said that, some may not, but I can assure you that I do.
Why is a $100 deposit per procedure required to hold my appointment?
I try to accommodate everyone's busy schedule when booking their appointment, so when someone cancels on me at the last minute, most often, I am not able to fill that time slot, and therefore, I lose business. The deposit is simply your promise to me that you are going to come in and have the procedure done, otherwise, I will book someone else into that time slot.
I read online somewhere that it's more sanitary to get permanent makeup done in a doctor's office rather than a salon. Is this true?
I can't speak for any other permanent makeup artist or salon, but I can assure you that I take every necessary step to ensure that all of the equipment used in a procedure is sterilized and sanitary.
As far as getting it done in a doctor’s office, most likely, the doctor is not going to be the one doing the procedure because it's not what he specializes in. So then - who will be doing the procedure(s) and what credentials do they have? How many faces have they worked on? How good is their eye for creating an aestetically pleasing look? These are the questions you should also take into consideration when deciding who should be working on your face.
I've worked on thousands of faces over my 25 years in the Beauty Industry and 9 years as a Permanent Makeup Artist, so I bring a wealth of experience coupled with solid artistic skills. I do have some Before & After photos in the galleries on this site right now, and more are being added every week; However - when you come and visit me in person, you can look through my books of faces that I've worked on, and you can see for yourself exactly what I've done over the years, and the quality of work you can expect to receive at Artistry Of Permanent Makeup.
What is the recovery period?
Some clients may experience slight swelling or bruising and is usually not noticable. Most can return to normal daily activities right away.
Do you think it's worth the price?
Of course, I DO! It is comparable to what most women spend on hair styling, hair color, "perms," and normal maintenance. Considering that "Permanent Makeup" lasts for years before a "touch up" is needed, it is relatively inexpensive.
Who helps me to choose my colors?
Deanna Lien has been involved in the "Beauty Industry" for over 25 years, and is highly qualified to help you make the right decision. She has a tremendous artistic background, as well as a great eye for what will work on someone's face. Deanna takes into consideration your natural skin color, hair color, and eye color. A soft, natural color is always preferred, and Deanna will do her best to deliver the most natural look for you.
What happens during a follow-up procedure?
I request that all of my clients come back in within 2 - 4 months for a follow-up procedure so that I can make any necessary touchups or adjustments. Inks can fade slightly if you spend additional time in the sun, so during this follow-up procedure, I may or may not perform an additional touch-up procedure. Some clients need a touchup while some don't.
I also ask that people come in so that I can take a "healed" photo of your face for my books - and, possibly the website. Although you may feel that you don't need a touchup, I prefer to make the decision as I've been at this for a long time, and I'm the expert in this area.
What happens if I don't come in for my 2 - 4 month follow-up procedure?
That's your choice to not come in, but if you call me in 5 months saying that you want to get some areas touched up, there WILL be a fee to perform the touchups. In fact, it may require more than touchups, and the fee may be more than you're expecting. The 2 - 4 month follow-up procedure is part of the price, but miss that 2 - 4 month window and you can expect to pay for the procedure.