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How do you tell a friend...You need a makeover.

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How do you approach a friend and say..."You need a makeover" without hurting her feelings?
Their clothes are out dated, hair is frizzy or fly away, and they look drained and tired.

Try saying, "Let's get a makeover, together!".  Let's face it, there's always room for improvement and updating.  Select one task at a time...hair, clothes, makeup, skin, jewelry, whatever you want, revamp yourselves!!!!

Save time and money by seeking help from professionals.  For example, hire a makeup artist to teach you how to apply makeup correctly.  Hire an expert for few hours for private tutoring.  They will teach you secret techniques that will have your face glowing.  Through the use of makeup, you can create an illusions such as narrow nose, bigger eyes, fuller lips, higher cheekbones, narrower face, etc...  Otherwise, you'll buy a bag full of makeup and come home to find that it looked better when the gal at the makeup store put it on for you.  A private tutor …

Permanent Makeup Eyeliner options

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Permanent Makeup Eyeliner

The thickness or thinness of permanent eyeliner is a personal choice.  However, there are a few things to keep in mind when selecting the width (thickness) of your liner:

1.  All pigment fades over time, nothing is permanent.
2.  Black pigment fades to blue/grey over time, regular touch ups are needed to keep it black.
3.  The thicker the eyeliner, the faded blue/grey is more visible.
4.  There are several colors to choose from: black, brown, teal, blue, purple, etc...
However, my recommendation is to keep it natural looking by using black or brown.  The colors teal, blue, and purple look great at first, but you will ALWAYS look like you're wearing makeup and the color looks washed out over short period of time.

The most common Eyeliner options are as follows:

1. Permanent Eyelash Enhancer- the artist will tattoo the liner thin and close to the eyelash on both top and bottom.  The purpose of this procedure is to give your eyes definition when not wearing ma…

Tattoo Lightening vs. Tattoo Removal

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I want to talk briefly about the terms "Tattoo Lightening" and  "Tattoo Removal".

Tattoo Lightening:Whether you choose the laser or saline method, both treatments are considered tattoo "lightening".  Multiple visits will be necessary for the pigment to fade.  Permanent Makeup lightening sessions vary from skin to skin, therefore, there are no guarantees.  Some pigment colors lighten faster than others, certain skin types heal with less scarring than others, all pigment manufacturers use different ingredients and colors to create their pigment, as a result, they will fade differently.

Tweeze, Wax, or Thread Brows?

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Tweeze, Wax, or Thread Brows?

The benefits of having your brows waxed or threaded by a professional are that they shape and clean up the brows for you.  It takes the guess work out of tweezing.

However, I find waxing to be painful.  Afterwards, my eyelids are pink and the skin stings for a few minutes afterwards.   Not only does the wax remove unwanted hair, but it also removes layers of the epidermis, leaving skin with a burning sensation.

Threading is my preferred choice of brow hair removal.  The thread pulls out the targeted hair and leaves the skin intact.  Initially, it can be painful, but over time, we become less sensitive.  Most malls now have Threading Salons.

Clients ask me if they should continue to wax or thread after permanent makeup brows.  My answer is, "No".  Since the shape is already there, just tweeze hair growth below the permanent makeup each month.   Permanent Makeup Brows also takes the guess work out of tweezing.

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San Ramon, CA

Hair style completes your new look

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How do you know when your hair is outdated?

Have you had the same hair cut and color since 1985.   As we age, our hair feels dryer, finer and grayer.  Ugh!  Therefore, it's possible that a hair style that may have worked for your hair texture 25 years ago, may no longer works for you today.
Don't be afraid and try a new hairstylist.  There are many salons that are Paul Mitchell Certified.  These salons are current with trends and pride in using the latest techniques.   These salons also seek models to try different hair cuts.  
I understand that we are all attached and "friends" with our hair dresser.  It may feel like you are "cheating" on them, if you try someone new.  However, we are paying them fortheir services.  It's ok to try a new hair dresser, then once a new cut is established, you can always go back to your current hair stylist to show her the new look.  If he/she cannot duplicate, perhaps it's time to move on to new talent. 
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