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The field of permanent makeup is quickly expanding in popularity. Women around the globe are learning the benefits and the convenience that comes with having a permanent eyebrow coloring, eyeliner, lip liner or lip color. Doesn’t it feel awesome to wake up in the morning looking as fabulous as you were in the evening? You could save a lot of time and save yourself from the hassle of putting on makeup.

 

People from all walks of life are discovering the benefits of permanent makeup – from professional women and athletes to people with sensitive skins. The best part about permanent makeup is that it’s so natural your neighbor will never tell the difference from traditional makeup.

 

After deciding that permanent makeup will look pretty on you, the next important task you need to do is to pick a qualified permanent makeup artist to work with you. If you’re looking for a permanent makeup toronto artist, the search process will be more or less like that of searching for a dentist, doctor, etc. Since the industry doesn’t have streamlined regulations yet, we thought we should share some important tips on what to look for when searching for permanent makeup artist.

 

Training and Experience

Appropriate training and experience is one of the most critical factors to consider when picking your permanent makeup artist. The apprenticeships and training your artist has gone through speak volumes on how well they have mastered the art. So remember to ask your artist where they trained and by whom, if they completed the apprenticeship and what it entailed.

 

Certification

Don’t by shy and ask your artist for their certification as required by local regulators. In Toronto for instance, permanent makeup artists and their business require certification from the local Board of Health. The certification ensures that your makeup artist of choice has proper waste disposal mechanism, does not reuse needles, has proper sterilization mechanisms, and completed health-related training, among many other safety considerations. You will most likely see certificates displayed in a public area in the business premises.

 

Portfolio
It’s not recommended to hire a permanent makeup artist without seeing their work first. Request to see photos of their previous customers to give you a good idea of their ability, technique and overall style. Most artists will have photo gallery on their website, booklet of their past jobs at hand and will be more than willing to show them to you. HD Beauty Permanent Makeup Academy for instance, displays their customer photos website and across their branded social media accounts.

 

Read reviews and testimonials
A quick look at the reviews and testimonials can reveal what it feels like to work with that particular artist. If an artist doesn’t have an active website, they will definitely have accounts on social media platforms, this is where you can learn more about and find testimonials from previous customers. Social media reviews tend to be more accurate as they reveal uncensored experience of other customer results. But of course, you will have to apply your own judgment when making your final decision so make sure to do your own research.

 

Be wary of cheap deals

With a number of new and inexperienced permanent makeup artists popping up every now and then, quality of the service is deemed to go down as these artists try to entice new customers with low pricing models. However, when it comes to permanent makeup, anything that comes cheap should really scare you. If it’s too good to be true, ask yourself why they are charging so little and run. In many cases, prices reflect the quality of work and skill level of the artist.

 

Communication Skills

This might not seem so critical at first, but you won’t believe what miscommunication can do to the makeup process. When you meet or speak to your artist, always remember how they make you feel. First, you need to be comfortable while talking to them, they need to be an expert in their own field, and they also need to thoroughly answer all your questions and concerns. Effective communication is an important factor if you want to get the best results with your permanent makeup technician.

 

Bottom line

As you can see, finding the best permanent makeup artist is not as difficult, but only if you have the right tips you can follow. Find an artist with considerable experience, the right certificates, great reviews and you’re good to go. Most importantly, pick a good artist that is trustworthy and one that you feel comfortable with. If you live in Toronto or north of the city in Vaughan and you don’t seem to find the best permanent makeup artist, feel free to check out HD Beauty Permanent Makeup Academy premium location for permanent makeup and all your beauty needs.

 

Feel free to give us a call at (905) 597-6770 if you have any questions or concerns related to selecting a good permanent makeup artist.