How to Find The Best Permanent Makeup Artist Near You
Beginning Your Search
We love serving our client’s in sunny California and surrounding states, but we often receive inquires from clients all over the world about how to find the best permanent makeup artist near them.
Unless you’ve had experience with permanent makeup already, you might feel overwhelmed when beginning your search and not know which qualifications are important. We’re going to fill you in on what questions you should ask the artist you’re considering, and what answers you want to hear.
4 Questions To Ask Before Choosing Your Artist:
1. Can I see pictures of your work?
Make sure you’ve seen the artist’s portfolio and that they are able to give you exactly what you want. Don’t be afraid to ask to see pictures with your hair color or skin type. You want to see that the artist is an expert and knows how to choose the correct pigment for their clients. The same pigment will look extremely different on two different skin types or tones. Color choice is it’s own science and your artist should know their pigment line through and through. At Nicole Mansur Artistry we keep a portfolio of women of all ages, natural hair colors and ethnicities. We want you to feel confident choosing us and knowing exactly what you’re receiving!
2. Where did you train?
In the state of California, it is too easy for anyone to begin working as a permanent makeup artist. There is no requirement to have formal artistic training or experience before setting up shop. Scary we know! This means that while they may be required to know how to safely handle and dispose of their products and tools, they could be untrained as an artist. Remember we mentioned that choosing pigment color is a science? This is one of the many, many things learned only through additional training at the artists expense and time.
Ask about your artist’s training and when their last course was taken. We proudly have over 20 certifications, and growing, from the best permanent makeup institutes in the country. Permanent makeup is always a growing and evolving field and recent training is required to keep up with the latest developments.
3. Do you have any testimonials?
Ask to hear what their past clients have to say! Word of mouth and artist recommendation by others is incredibly insightful when choosing your artist. If they have been working in the permanent makeup field for long enough, they should have the good reviews to show it. You can visit our Reviews page for examples of what you should look for.
4. Do you provide me with all after care supplies?
Find out what they require of you after your service. Your aftercare will vary depending on the artist’s choice. They should have a healing plan ready for you. Not all artists provide a complete after care kit for for their clients, but we think they should! Our after care kits included full instructions, what to expect while healing, antibacterial cleanser, after care cream specifically for your skin type and depending on your service, (brows, eyeliner or lips), an additional gift unique to that service.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and even schedule an in person consultation. These are your only eyebrows, eyes and lips and they deserve the best!
We hope this has helped you to feel more confident during your search for the best permanent makeup artist near you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call (949) 933-2583. We’d be happy to help you with any inquires you may have.