How to choose the right permanent makeup artist

You Only Have One Face — Choose Carefully

Choose your Practitioner carefully by considering their training, experience, and examples of their previous work.

Check for licensing, certifications, and insurance. Ask for references from previous patients and view their website’s before and after photos.


What to Know

You should never shop for price in this matter. This is your face and a bargain price isn’t a bargain if the end result is less than satisfactory.

There are many technicians who have had inadequate training who are performing these services. The regulation is so minimal in most states that consumers need to educate themselves before deciding on where to go.

Permanent cosmetics is truly an art, not just a process. Your goal should be to find a permanent makeup artist, not just a technician. Your results will be only as good as the artist you choose.

You want soft natural cosmetics that enhance your face without being too bold or over done. Color knowledge is one of the most important factors to a quality application of permanent cosmetics. Just look at all the cosmetics on the market to see how important color is. You want an artist who understands skin tones and colors that will enhance your face.

Techniques vary for different results so make sure you ask if the artist is capable of giving you the look you want. You also want an artist who can do corrections, alterations and camouflage. It makes a big difference in the talent and experience of who performs the procedure.

Look for someone that this is their full time job so that they have plenty of experience. Find someone who will give you soft, natural results so that you will look like yourself — only better.

Take time to check out the artist you are contemplating for services. It is well worth the extra time spent to be assured of quality permanent makeup that you can enjoy for years to come.

Check List

  • Years of Experience
  • Training
  • Board Certifications/Licensing
  • Insurance
  • Before and After Photos
  • Patient References
  • Corrective/Camouflage Experience
  • Price (usually too low of a price indicates inexperience)
  • Board Certified Physician Affiliations
  • Complimentary Consultations



Contact us for a free initial consultation, to schedule an appointment, or to ask any questions

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    Elegant Permanent Cosmetics
    35 Marco Lane
    Centerville, OH 45458

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