Permanent Cosmetics Info
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Why get permanent cosmetics?
Permanent cosmetics not only gives you more time in the morning, but is long lasting and you will never have to worry about smudging or rubbing off your makeup off while swimming, sweating, or enjoying a late night dance party. Those with cosmetic allergies may also find relief in cosmetic tattooing. It is also beneficial for those who can not apply makeup due to blurred vision, dexterity issues, arthritis, or a simple lack of ability. For up to date, fresh results, a 21 month- 18 month refresher is recommended for most.
Why Choose The Beauty Den?
You have location options! Take a load off and come to a tranquil cottage in the heart of Matakana, see Suz in Warkworth from her studio (Bardot & Brando) or request a service from the comfort of your home! Advanced training from one of the leaders in the industry, Daria Chupry, in the USA has given Suz DeNeen the confidence and skills to implement top techniques for permanent cosmetics. The Beauty Den's point of difference is the strict health and safety regulations and licensing of the United States that is carried over to a more lenient New Zealand. Not to mention, with attention to detail and a no rush policy, you are in excellent, steady hands with Suz.
Suz DeNeen is passionate about enhancing natural beauty! She studied cosmetology in New York City and began her career in a bustling, high end, boutique hair salon in the heart of the Lower East Side. After 8 glorious years, she moved to New Zealand in 2017 and settled in Matakana shortly after. She is fully trained and qualified in the artistry of permanent makeup for brows and eyeliner (manual & machine method), as well as in tattoo removal. Suz traveled back to the United States for her training from world renowned, Daria Chupry, in Beverly Hills, Los Angelos, USA in late 2017. She meets the criteria for Occupational Health and Safety administration (OSHA) and all means are taken to prevent any cross contamination of blood borne pathogens (BBP) and maintains a BBP certification in LA, USA (NZ does not require such certifications but she feels it is of most importance).
With each set of unique eyes and eyebrows, a detailed and thorough consultation is the first step. For approximately an hour, Suz will take the time necessary to consult, answer questions, precisely measure, and perfect the desired overall shape of brows or eyeliner. It is important to cross check with you every step of the way (there's no such thing as being too picky) before committing to anything. Once you are happy with the shape, the topical anesthetic (Lidocaine) is applied and after 15-30 minutes, the session begins; all the while reapplying to stay on top of any discomfort. The experience is comfortable as you get to relax and enjoy the tunes played or bring your own audio book/ playlist with you. Upon completion, you are given an opportunity to make minor adjustments then aftercare is discussed. 'Dry healing' for 10 days is recommended to minimize the risk of infection and allowing the body to do its job. Suz is available any time of day/night for support along the way. 2 weeks later, you come back and meet Suz at Bardot & Brando Hair Studio in Warkworth, for a wash and blowout. This is an opportunity to assess the 1st session, take a photo and schedule the 2nd session.
The 2nd session is much like the 1st and you get another wash and blowout at Suz's hair studio as well as a final photo. For most, that's a wrap and a yearly touch up is planned at a lower rate. *Depending on skin, health, and aftercare, a 3rd session may be helpful in securing pigment and holding shape. Permanent Cosmetics is a multi step process. Due to the uniqueness of everyone's skin, some will have amazing results within the first session and the pigment will hold very well. With others, the skin will retain small amounts of the pigment and will need the refinement session(s). To achieve the best result, 2-3 sessions will reach dreamy goals.
Now... You're ready to book an appointment? Read this first!!!
Permanent Makeup is not recommended for those who are or have (consult with your physician):
Pregnant or nursing
Viral Infections and/ or diseases
Pacemaker or major heart problems
Skin irritations near the procedure area (rash, sunburn, acne, etc)
Sick (migraine, cold, flu, etc)
Before & after care
Take note of all of the following!
DO NOT take/consume alcohol, caffeine, asprin, Niacin, vitamin E, fish oil, or IBU proven 24 hours before procedure. These affect your blood by thinning it. This can affect the pigment retention.
DO NOT get botox in the 2 weeks prior to the procedure.
DO NOT tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.
DO NOT tweeze or wax your eyebrows for at least 48 hours before the procedure.
DO NOT get electrolysis within 5 days of the procedure.
DO NOT resume any method of hair removal 2 weeks prior to procedure.
DO NOT work out the day of the procedure.
DO NOT tan or have a sunburnt face.
DO NOT use Revitalash or any lash growth serums for 2 weeks prior.
DO NOT tint, curl, or apply eyelash extensions 48 hours before procedure.
DO NOT wear contact lenses during or immediately after procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses s soon as your eyes return to their pre-procedure condition.
For 3-4 hours post procedure, clean affected area thoroughly with sterile water and cotton gauzes. (Every hour, for ALL PROCEDURES)
DO NOT apply water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days (Unless technician states otherwise).
DO NOT rub, pick or scratch treated area. Allow scabs to form and heal naturally. Picking can cause scarring and loss of pigment.
DO NOT expose healing skin to direct sunlight, tanning beds, hot tubs, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools for 3-4 weeks following your procedure.
DO NOT do any facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion 4 weeks post procedure.
DO NOT tint, curl, or apply eyelash extensions Revitalash for 2 weeks after procedure (*Eyeliner only).
Long Term Care
Begin using a good sunscreen 10 days after procedure and onwards, as UV rays & sun fade Permanent Cosmetic Makeup.
If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or MRI scan, please inform the technician you have had permanent makeup!!!
The use of Retin-A/ Tretinoin, chemical peels, acid peels or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used on the forehead area will cause the permanent makeup of the eyebrow to fade prematurely.
Permanent Cosmetics Prices
***ALL COSMETIC PROCEDURES REQUIRE 2 SESSIONS.***
More information on "Permanent Eyebrows" "Permanent Eyeliners "Tatoo Removal" pages.
-- 1st appt $400, 2nd appt $200
(Feathering, 3D Brows, Hair strokes)
Ombré Powder $650
-- 1st appt $450, 2nd appt $200
(Star dust at the beginning, then shaded arch & tail)
-- 1st appt $450, 2nd appt $250
(Hair strokes at the beginning, then shaded arch & tail)
Eyelash Line Enhancement $350
-- 1st appt $200, 2nd appt $150
Very thin line at the base of eyelashes to make them appear fuller.
Eyeliner w/ Gentle Wing $450
-- 1st appt $250, 2nd appt $200
Slightly thicker line at base of eyelashes with a delicate wing.
Designer Eyeliner $500
-- 1st appt $300, 2nd appt $200
Thicker eyeliner with ombré shading at the wing or green/ blue/ violet colored halo effect
Lower eyelash line enhancement $200
-- 1st appt $150, 2nd appt $50
Thin line at the base of eyelashes to make them appear fuller.
-- Multiple sessions may be required $150/hour
Remove undesired or faded previous cosmetic tattoos and small body art safely.
⁃ Removal method via professional cosmetic tattoo machine and specially formulated saline solution.
-- Suz will be heading back to the USA for training June/ July 2019. Stay tuned!