Permanent Makeup Specialist
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to help people. It was this desire that led me into my first career as a paediatric nurse.
I studied for 4 years at Middlesex University and gained an honours degree in Paediatric Nursing, going on to work on the surgical ward at The Royal Alex Children’s Hospital in Brighton for 10 years.
I then went on to marry and have four children of my own. Needless to say, juggling 4 children, child care and 13-hour shifts became an increasingly difficult feat and family time was very hard to come by.
This led me to the decision that it was time for a career change.
My love for makeup has stemmed from my childhood; since leaving primary school, I’ve worn makeup every day and I’m an avid follower of the latest makeup trends and techniques!
I love to lead an active lifestyle and I’m a fan of swimming and going to the gym, but having tried every kind of waterproof makeup imaginable, I found I still ended up with those dreaded panda eyes!
As makeup has evolved over the years, I knew there must be a solution somewhere; makeup that would not only stay put but would also save me time. I discovered permanent makeup and haven’t looked back since!
Permanent makeup as a career
As a person, I am artistic and a perfectionist. Whilst I was deciding my change in career, I thought it would be fantastic to look for something that would combine my passions for artistry, makeup and my desire to help people. Given my experience in working as a nurse, I am well experienced with the safe and sanitary use of needles. These factors led me to believe a career as a permanent makeup technician would be perfect.
Deciding where to train was my next challenge. With many companies claiming to be “The Best” it was my husband who discovered “The Permanent Makeup Training Academy.” I knew instantly this was the place that would make me the best I could be with their exclusive 1-1 training.
Since completing my initial training, it’s safe to say that I made the right decision! I have learnt a range of excellent techniques and I have set up my own private treatment room.
Here’s a little about my training and experience in the industry…
Here is just a brief overview of the in-depth knowledge required to perform permanent makeup at a very high level. I trained 1 to 1 with Multi-Award Winning Head Trainer Katy Jobbins at the Permanent Makeup Training Academy.
- Medical Conditions
- Changes In The Skin
- Allergy Testing
- Consultations, Medical History, & Aftercare
- Colour Theory, Permanent Makeup Pigments and Colour Mixing
- The Study of 21 Pigments
- Advanced Colour Correction
- Needle Configurations
- Machine management & Sterilisation
- 7 Advanced Needling Techniques
- Pigmenting Guidelines for Brows, Eyes, Lips
- Total Symmetry, Convex & Concave Faces
- Pre Drawing & Measuring Eyebrows, Lips & Eyes
- Natural Hair Simulation, Powdered Effect Eyebrows, Combination Effect Eyebrows
- Lip Liner, Natural Lip Blush & Full Lip Colour
- Eyelash Enhancement, Safe & Simple Eyeliner Designs
I Use Only the Highest Quality Permanent Makeup Pigments on All My Clients…
All the colour pigments that I use have been specifically formulated through years of research and development using only the finest grades of iron oxides and lakes, the same ingredients found in make-up giants
Lancome, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, Truco, Guerlain, MAC, Channel and Gucci
cosmetic products. All the pigments I use are medical grade and from the leading suppliers to the medical profession worldwide. All my pigments are hypoallergenic and are also designed for concealing imperfections on burns, scars, cancer, vitiligo, and cleft pallet patients. They have supreme colour concentration meaning less touch ups over the years.
All of my lip and eye pigments are fashioned after the top cosmetic manufacturer colours which remain true over the years. All the pigment bottles are sterile, heat sealed and tamper proof for your protection. Each one is encoded with lot numbers and expiration dates.
All pigment has a micron count of between 6 & 8 to the colour last in the skin. I carry the widest variety of natural permanent makeup colours which I custom blend for Blondes, Brunettes & Women with Silver hair. I can also order designer colours for those wanting more dramatic colour results.
Your Consultation & Your New Look Designs
All of my treatments begin with a relaxed, informal consultation, where we will discuss your expectations and what it is you would like to achieve.
We will discuss which procedure will best suit your features, skin tone and lifestyle and discuss the treatment process and healing schedule. I will take into consideration your preferences and combine this with my experience and knowledge in colour theory and pigments to ensure we create a look perfect for you.
You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have to ensure you walk away feeling confident that semi-permanent makeup is right for you.
If you decide at the consultation that you would like to schedule an appointment for a treatment you will be issued with a medical history, consent and aftercare form to complete prior to the procedure. This will ensure you are a suitable candidate for permanent makeup and help identify any medical conditions that may be of concern. A deposit will then be taken to secure your booking.
It is important to take into consideration the healing schedule of your chosen treatment when scheduling your appointment.
(If you live far away then I can post a patch test to you to perform at home. )
Procedure & Anti-Allergy Patch Test
Using conventional makeup I will demonstrate what we are trying to achieve. We will work together to ensure the perfect look for you and only once we are both 100% happy will I go ahead with the procedure. I will take before and after pictures of the treated area.
Prior to the beginning of the treatment a manufacturer’s sealed sterile needle will be opened in your presence and a topical anaesthetic will be applied to numb the skin and make you more comfortable. The initial process will consist of a light amount of pigment being implanted a few millimetres in depth below the epidermis. This will allow a secondary application of topical anasthetic to be applied to the broken skin. Further passes will be made implanting more pigment to achieve the desired look. Following the treatment some vitamin A&D cream will be applied to keep the area soft and promote healing.
During your initial treatment I will always err on the side of caution as any colour intensification or tweaking can be done at your follow up appointment. Going too dark initially would be much harder to rectify.
It is important to remember that immediately after the procedure the treated area will appear thicker and darker than the finished healed look and you may have some swelling. You will be given aftercare instructions to follow.
No treatment will be carried out without a patch test being completed at least 12 hours prior to the procedure.
This is very important to ensure you are not allergic to any of the products that will be used which could cause irreparable damage to your face.
The patch test is very simple and takes just a few seconds. Using a lancet I will pierce the skin and apply some pigment and topical anaesthetic that will be used during your chosen treatment. You should feel nothing more than a slight scratch.
Following your patch test it is important to look out for any reactions. These may include Swelling, Rashes, Irritation, Discomfort or Hardening beneath the skin. If you notice any of these it is important you call me to discuss.
Permanent Makeup Specialist
What To Do Next …
If You Would Also Like To Save So Much Time And Ditch Your Daily Makeup Routine
Then Call Kim Now For A FREE No Obligation Consultation on:
Tel: 07515 339774
(If the line is engaged or I am with another client then please leave a message and I’ll get straight back to you as soon as I am free)