Permanent cosmetics has become more and more mainstream, as people realise how amazing the results you can achieve can be. Now, there are many incredible permanent makeup artists across the UK - and all over the world!
Choosing the right artist is a big factor in receiving the professional enhancements that you are looking for. But, with so many artists out there, how do you decide which one to go for?
Be wary of cheap deals
With there being many artists in the UK, some permanent makeup artists will offer deals from time-to-time to stand out from the pack. However, when it seems too good to be true, it’s likely that it just may well be. Ask yourself - why is this artist charging so little? Take a look at the quality of their work, it may be reflected in a lower price. Pricing doesn’t always reflect the skill or level of the artist, so make sure you consider other factors too. For example, the artist may be relatively new and trying to build their client base but have excellent skills. Even so, remember to be wary, permanent makeup can make a huge difference to your life, so you want to make sure you’re going with the best!
One of the best ways to get a feel for what a permanent makeup artist is like, is to take a look at reviews and testimonials. Often artists will have social media pages where you’ll be able to read real reviews from those who have been in for a treatment. Of course, use your own judgement to make your decision. Although reviews are very helpful, it’s all about you and how confident you feel in that artist at the end of the day.
Ask about training
Permanent cosmetics is a highly skilled craft. It takes a lot of training, skill and practice in order for an artist to produce the best results. Don’t be afraid to ask when and where they have trained and what qualifications or certifications they hold. It’s important to know that they’ve trained with a well-established training academy like Nouveau Contour, so that you know you are in good hands. You also want to know that they have continued their training. Permanent makeup has developed and changed over the years, so make sure you choose someone who’s up-to-speed with the latest industry developments.
View their portfolio
One of the most important areas of choosing a good artist is their body of work. Every artist you approach should be able to show you examples of their work, including before and after treatment pictures. You want to see a wide range of treatments, on varying clients so you can get a real feel for their work. Even if you view their work online, they may have more photos that they can share with you, that are more specific to your treatment.
Check they have the right paperwork
All good artists should be insured and registered. This is not just because we say so - they MUST be insured with an appropriate company and registered by their local authority! You want to know that where they are working from has been deemed as suitable for performing treatments by the right people. If the artist can’t provide these simple things, you’re best moving on with your search.
Make sure you feel comfortable
An essential part of a good artist and a good treatment is making sure that you are comfortable. If you’re confident and happy with your choice of artist, you’re more likely to feel relaxed and get what you want out of your initial consultation. Trust and communication will help you to build a good relationship with the permanent cosmetics artist that you choose. You need to make sure you find someone you feel comfortable with, so that you can openly discuss your needs and expectations of your treatment.
No matter which artist you go with, if you have any questions, queries or concerns, feel free to contact the Karen Betts Professional team. It’s essential you do your research so you walk away from that clinic or salon happy!