Artist Recommendations

Many of you ask if I can recommend an artist in your area? Unfortunately, my best answer is NO, not really... There are artists who I admire, what if they only post their BEST WORK, how can I trust that for YOUR face?  

 

My BEST answer is - that I honestly do not know of anyone who freestyles the way I do.  So when you're looking for an artist in your area, here are some questions to ask:

  • IS THE PERSON A TRUE ARTIST?  If they can't draw on paper or canvas - HOW will they do in your SKIN?

  • ARE THEY WORKING IN A LICENSED FACITILY? 

  • DO THEY TRAVEL TO YOUR HOME? IF THEY DO - THEY ARE WORKING ILLEGALLY AND IN AN UNSAFE MANNER. 

  • CAN THEY SHOW YOU MANY PHOTOS OF THEIR "HEALED" WORK?

  • ARE THEY PRACTICING USING SAFE TECHNIQUES? What good are great brows, if you now have hepatitis?  or worse?

  • Look at A LOT of  pictures online and on Instagram of work that you like. When you find work that you like, request a list of 10-20 clients that are happy. Anyone can provide a few...

  • Then request a consultation with the artist. 

  • Ask to see more pictures IN PERSON.   You have to be very careful and not just trust what you see on line. People need to show you REAL photographs (in their camera), just  to make sure that they didn't borrow (steal)  them from the Internet...  Unfortunately that happens a lot...  

  • One major pitfall is... people normally only post their best work. Sounds normal, right?  The problem with this is SOME clients are super easier to work on, while others are extremely difficult.  DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU FIT INTO THAT EQUATION?

  • Find an artist that does great work on clients with no eyebrows, CONSISTENTLY! Then that might a person you can trust!

  • Remember, anyone who is ONLY doing microblading has probably only been in practice for a few years, or less. PRACTICE being the key word here. So be careful! 

 
I do have an idea though...

 

If you happen to know of a QUALITY MINDED ARTIST . . .
I WOULD LIKE TO TRAIN AND MENTOR THAT PERSON!

  1. WHO IS INTERESTED IN A LEARNING NEW CAREER IN COSMETIC TATTOOING . . . 

  2. WHO IS TRUSTWORTHY (you'd invite them into your home... OR take a vacation with them...)

  3. WHO IS HARDWORKING (Understands that the world handed to them on a silver platter...) 

  4. WHO IS POSSIBLY INTERESTED IN BECOMING PART OF OUR TEAM . . .

  . . . PLEASE CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS IN FURTHER DETAIL!  

Tips on finding Talent in your area:

  • IS THE PERSON A TRUE ARTIST?  If they can't draw on paper or canvas - HOW will they do in your SKIN?

  • Find an artist that does great work on clients with no eyebrows, CONSISTENTLY! That might a person you can trust!

  • ARE THEY WORKING IN A LICENSED FACITILY? 

  • DO THEY TRAVEL TO YOUR HOME? IF THEY DO - THEY ARE PROBABLY WORKING ILLEGALLY AND IN AN UNSAFE MANNER. 

  • CAN THEY SHOW YOU MANY PHOTOS OF THEIR "HEALED" WORK?

  • ARE THEY PRACTICING USING SAFE TECHNIQUES? What good are great brows, if you now have hepatitis?  or worse?

  • Look at A LOT of  pictures online and on Instagram of work that you like. When you find work that you like, request a list of 10-20 clients that are happy. Anyone can provide a few...

  • Then request a consultation with the artist. 

  • Ask to see more pictures IN PERSON.   You have to be very careful and not just trust what you see on line. People need to show you REAL photographs (in their camera), just  to make sure that they didn't borrow (steal)  them from the Internet...  Unfortunately that happens a lot...  

  • One major pitfall is... people normally only post their best work. Sounds normal, right?  The problem with this is SOME clients are super easier to work on, while others are extremely difficult.  DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU FIT INTO THAT EQUATION?

  • Remember, anyone who is ONLY doing microblading has probably only been in practice for a few years, or less. PRACTICE being the key word here. So be careful! 

  • Look at A LOT of  pictures online and on Instagram of work that you like.  Then request that the artist send you a list of 10-20 clients that are happy. Anyone can provide a few... but they need to offer more, so you will feel secure.

  • After hearing those client referrals, then request a consultation with the artist. 

  • Ask to see more pictures IN PERSON.  Look at the photos in their phone or camera.  You have to be very careful and not just trust what you see on line. Also, if you see the original photos you know for sure that they didn't borrow (steal)  them from the Internet...  Unfortunately that happens a lot...  

  • Most people only post "their best" work. Sounds reasonable, right?  The problem with this is SOME clients are super easier to work on, while others are extremely difficult.  DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU FIT INTO THAT EQUATION?

  • LOOK FOR A TRUE ARTIST!  If they can't draw on paper  - HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU TRUST THEM IN YOUR SKIN?

  • NEXT . . .  Find an artist that can translate their skill to SKIN!  Do they CONSISTENTLY perform great work on clients with no eyebrows? And does the work flow with the client's face? Is that client happy? If so, THAT might be a person you can trust!

  • ASK FOR PHOTOS OF THEIR "HEALED" WORK. That's what counts...

  • ARE THEY WORKING IN A LICENSED FACILITY?  If not, they are probably working illegally. If they are willing to travel to your home, they are certainly working illegally and are showing that they are willing to take advantage of a broken system that is not equipped to track every microblader who just took a 3 day class. What other shortcuts are they taking? Unless you are also a professional tattoo artist, you will never know for sure.  Is that who you should put your faith in?  

  • ARE THEY PRACTICING USING SAFE TECHNIQUES? What good are great brows, if you now have hepatitis?  or worse?

  • Remember, there are many technicians anyone who is ONLY doing microblading has probably only been in practice for a few years, or less. PRACTICE being the key word here. So be careful! 

Best of luck to you!


I hope you find an artist that you like! 

But if you don't, I'm just a plane ride away! 

My Brow Designs are Unique . . . 

When I first became involved in cosmetic tattooing, (2002) social media didn't exist and permanent makeup was NOT AMAZING.   "Natural hair stroke" classes were rare and still very primitive because the hair strokes looked more like a picked fence that fell down and didn't resemble brow hair at all.  ​I was searching for ways to make brows look like either real hair or beautifully applied dimensional makeup - and I made a personal pledge, that if I couldn't create something amazing, then I just wouldn't do it at all.  So I turned to the world of portrait tattoos to observe how the brows (on good) tattooed portraits looked. I couldn't help but notice that NONE of them looked like solid, filled in brows of one color. I found the dimension of reality that I was seeking and relied on my own artistic training to capture this realism in my own personal work.

ORIGINALLY, I WAS TRAINED TO WORK ON CLIENTS WHILE THEY ARE LAYING DOWN.

However, I began to realize that when a client's face is at rest, the normal signs of facial tension diminishes, making it difficult to construct "living brows" that flow naturally with the face.  Even a slight bit of difference in muscle tension, will make a huge difference when a client is laying down vs. sitting up.  This challenge is intensified to various degrees, depending on client's age, expression, animation, muscle tension and skin laxity.

BROW MAPPING IS DONE ACCORDING TO AN EQUATION USING THE GOLDEN RATIO.

These equations are good starting points. However, I find that when measured down too much, the brows take on a rigid, unnatural look. You can tell right away when someone has undergone over mapping. I want my clients to look great, not done. So I opt for a softer look by using the guide, without making the brows look like mirror images.

 

I inherently knew, that PERFECT does NOT look REAL - and the MOST perfect set of brows, are the ones with the right amount of imperfection is left, or built in - so the observers eyes are not drawn to the brows. Instead, the beautiful brows support the face and the woman gets the compliment - not her brows.

NOW, I START ALL OF MY BROW WORK WITH CLIENTS FACING ME, SITTING IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION, FILLING ONE STROKE AT A TIME!  WHY?  FACES ARE ALIVE! 

 

An artist uses an easel because there is no better way to create a masterpiece, than to paint it in the same way it will be viewed.  Makeup artists don't even draw brows with clients laying down.  Why shouldn't this same theory apply to brow design? I want my work to look BELIEVABLE, so I start building the brow by first filling in missing spots, starting from the middle spine - and work my way out, with the final shape occurring within the last few strokes. This is when the puzzle is complete. 
 

OUR normal MO is:  CONSERVATIVE!

I've always felt that it is better to add layers, once the last session has healed, rather than try to apply too much color in on one session. The skin becomes too traumatized, and causes a delay in healing . . . which in turn, causes more color loss.  It's a catch 22. We can alway add more color later. So please try to be patient with this process. Any first session could turn out a little darker than expected, but will most likely will turn out far lighter than preferred. In SOME rare cases, its JUST RIGHT!  In other cases there is barely any color left.  ALL People are different, needs are different. SKIN is different. 

THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP GAIN OPTIMAL RESULTS!

I'm not saying you will obtain PERFECT results, by following all the rules. I am saying that I feel, that there are things that you can do to HELP you receive better results, than if you didn't prepare at all.  It does mean that YOU will do better if you at least try to do some of the things recommended. Even a marginally better result makes a difference and may even reduce the number of followup appointments that will be required.

And this is WHY my style is different . . . 

I DIDN'T TAKE A CLASS.  

One day, I was shopping for tattoo supplies and I noticed something a little "different" sitting in the display case.  It was a row of 12 hot pink handles that resembled Xacto blades. I asked the owner about them and he told me that he thought they were called Tattoo "Knives", but he didn't know how they were used or what they were for. That was enough information to send my imagination into a tail spin and with that thought, it immediately turned me OFF... 

 

But as I was shopping, I was intrigued as to WHY these knives, were HOT PINK! It just didn't make good marketing sense to me. So I asked to take a closer look at the tools. Then he showed me the the blades that fit into the hand tool. When assembled, it sort of reminded me of a calligraphy pen. It suddenly dawned on me that since I was trained in calligraphy, I just might be able to create some really fine brow strokes with these tools.  At the time, I had not heard of Microblading and there were no classes to take that I was aware of, so I bought all 12 and got to work. 

 

IT WAS A NATURAL AND EASY TRANSITION FOR ME: 

I had three things going for me. I knew calligraphy. I'm an artist who understands color AND at that point, I'd already had 13 years in the skin!  I instantly knew what to do. And I felt the freedom to work on my clients as if I were applying brow makeup, not tattooing laying down.

 

THE PROCESS, STUCK!  

(no pun intended...). And this all happened a couple of years before the world caught on fire with microblading. Only then, did I realize that I didn't invent it. LOL But it did put me ahead of the curve! I do believe that I was the first in my area to use the microblading tools.  And this explains why I never took a class. 

WE WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK IN YOUR QUEST FOR BEAUTIFUL WORK! 

If you have an appointment with us, we are looking forward to forming a mutually satisfying relationship, with you, and that takes preparation and patience on both of our parts! If you want an appointment, just book on line. And if you just need guidance, we hope our tips help you find what you're looking for!

Thanks for reading!
Connie Pearson