"They must be the best, because they've been doing it for years"
It is easy to assume that the longer a technician has been qualified, the more experienced and skillful they will be at creating enhancements. However, clients need to take into consideration how many treatments that person performs, and on how regular a basis.
A technician that qualified in 2012 might have 5 years of owning the title of ‘permanent makeup artist’, but they may only have been performing 2-3 treatments a month. In contrast, a technician whom performs several procedures a day on a weekly basis, despite only having had a year or two in the industry, may be more experienced and skillful due to the fact that they are consistently in the skin.
Artistic flare and natural creativity play a big part in producing a successful and flattering enhancement, and having an eye for detail, symmetry and balance is sometimes something that must be possessed rather than learnt.
Clients should request to see a technician’s portfolio before making a decision to pursue treatment, including images of their healed work. Social media is a great method of determining whether a technician performs treatments regularly. Do they post new work often? Are they performing treatments on a wide range of skin colours/types/ages? Do they update in regards to extra training or courses that they have undertaken? Do they have good reviews from previous clients?
Remember, no amount of artistic skill can make up for poor standards, so it is still imperative to confirm that your technician is licenced, insured and working to the highest of hygiene standards.
For more information on treatments at Micro Art LDN, please visit www.microartldn.com/treatments to view the full portfolio. Regular updates and reviews are posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/microartldn.
Carrina performs treatments on a daily basis, 4 days a week for the Sian Dellar Evanescence Clinic in Harley Street, and on Wednesdays and Sundays for Micro Art LDN.