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Education Requirements

Unfortunately, I do NOT get asked about my training very often. The general public assumes that because I have an established business, the office is clean and respectable, and I sound like I know what I am doing, I must have good training and experience. And this all holds true for me and my Lasting […]

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Does It Hurt?

Permanent Cosmetics is a tattoo. Needles are lightly inserted into the top layer of the skin.  This area does have nerve endings. So, yes, you will feel the procedure.  Unlike body art, most technicians that do permanent cosmetics use a topical ointment or cream anesthetic to numb the area.  This does not render the process

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What is SofTap®?

First and foremost, SofTap® is a brand. The company, located in Livermore, CA, is dedicated to supplying needles, pigments and miscellaneous accessories to permanent cosmetic technicians that use a manual hand tool method. Since their beginnings in 1988, their needle configurations have become synonymous with the hand tool. SofTap® is hand tool, but not all

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Recently, the demand for permanent cosmetic hair stroke brows has increased. Many estheticians and lash artists are rushing to train in an advanced permanent cosmetic specialty called “Microblading.” Unfortunately, many are taking 1 to 2 day training courses from inexperienced people with no understanding or fundamental training regarding permanent cosmetics. They are being poorly trained

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Parabens in Skin Care

Parabens are a commonly used group of preservatives found in skin care products.  While they offer benefits to such products, including protection through antibacterial and antifungal activity and a longer shelf life, they also come with risks and potential side effects.  Parabens can mimic hormones in the body, disrupting the endocrine system.  In fact, studies

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As aestheticians, we see women regularly with Rosacea.  It is a very common condition, but often misdiagnosed.  Rosacea symptoms include redness on the cheeks, nose, chin and/ or forehead; increased skin temperature (not unlike blushing or hot flashes); pimples and papules; dilated capillaries; rough textured skin on nose and chin; and watery or irritated eyes. 

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Spring Shedding

Did you think this was just for your dog or your cockatoo?  Surprise!  We all do it.  And unfortunately that includes the hair on our head AND our eyelashes. We see this in clients as Spring starts.  We go through a natural shedding.  Your lashes may turn over more quickly, hence, you feel like you

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