Facial Artistry... Microblading and Make-up
Gary is a veteran of the U.S. Army, with an entrepreneurial spirit. His work experience started in the corporate sector slowly branching into more independent endeavors. he has worked in a vast variety of industries including, Accounting/Payroll, IT , Retail and Barbering. He has been a Make up artist since 2010 and in 2019 professionaly trained in Microblading. The experiences he gained throughout his professional journey have made the services that he provides much more accommodating to a diverse clientele. He is licensed in Barbering in Multiple states (VA NC, CA) and has credentials for Makeup and Microblading as well as an up to date Blood Born Pathogen certification.
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Micro-shading & powder brows $400
Micro-shading with powder brows and correction $500
All prices includes a 6-8 week fine tuning follow up!
What is the Difference between Microblading and Microshading or 3D brows?
There are three main differences between Microshading and microblading:
-Although Microshading permanent makeup is not “forever” permanent, it is more permanent than microblading, which can last up to 3 years, depending on the person.
-Microshading 3D or powder brows is done using an electrically powered machine very similar to those regular tattoo artists use.
-Microblading uses a tool similar to an exacto knife that does not require batteries or electricity.
-Microblading is essentially cutting or slicing the skin where Microshading is placing pigment with a fine needle. Microblading is subject to more scar tissue where Microshading is very little to none.
Is permenant makeup a tattoo?
-Yes permenant makeup is a tattoo It is the art and science of implanting pigment through the epidermal layer of the skin into the upper dermal layer of the skin. The epidermis is the outer layer of skin that is visible to all and is constantly shedding and renewing itself. Due to the fact the pigment was placed into the epidermis and the upper dermal layer, the color I have chosen for you will appear a bit darker than the healed and final result. When the color in the epidermis sheds you will see a lighter softer version of the pigment through a thin veil of healed epidermal skin.
Is it safe?
Yes, if your technician/artist is following proper guidelines. It is your responsibility to yourself to do your homework and ask questions. The same strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines followed by Doctors and Hospitals are followed by myself, and are in accordance with The San Diego Department of Environmental Heath. This includes; brand new single use sterile needles which are properly disposed of after each client, all machine parts are disposable, gloves are new and clean for each client and changed during the procedure as needed, a new and clean disposable apron is worn by myself and disposed of after each client, as well as many other precautions to insure my clients safety as well as my own. The possibility that you would have any allergies, reactions, or complications from these procedures or pigments is extremely rare, almost non-existent, especially with today's health standard. It is important for you to follow all aftercare instructions.
Am I Licensed?
Yes. I am licensed/permitted with San Diego Department of Environmental Health. My room is also approved and permitted by San Diego Department of Environmental Health and am registered as a Body Art Practitioner as well as having my Bloodborne pathogen certification. I am subject to unannounced inspections by our local health inspector.
How long will my Brows last?
Permanent makeup will last years for some and others will need to refresh their color annually. Permanent makeup will last longer for some and not as long for others due most importantly to lifestyle, health, and skin type. Some contributing factors that will accelerate fading are: sun exposure, using products that promote cell regeneration (Retin-A, Renova, Glycolics and Alpha Hydroxy Acids), extra oily skin which regenerates more rapidly, unhealthy skin, medications, and smoking.
Who would benefit from permenant makeup?
An active lifestyle
Little or no brow hair
Alopecia (absence of hair)
Difficulty in makeup application
Unsteady or arthritic hands
Allergies to conventional cosmetics
What will I look like immediately following my procedure?
Your procedure will appear much darker the day it is done. This darker color will remain for approximately 3-5 days while the wetting solutions that were mixed with the pigment are being absorbed leaving behind the pigment in its dry form.