Is Cosmetic Tattooing a licensed profession in the State of Oregon? Judith at Red Lotus Skin and Lash Salon in Beaverton, Oregon, talks about cosmetic tattoos.Read Now
Yes! Oregon has licensed cosmetic tattooing and artistic tattooing since 1994. It is a felony to tattoo in Oregon without a license. Your technician's Oregon license as well as their facility license must be posted in public view. Look for it and assure it is current. Oregon law does not allow any work on minors under the age of 18 even with parental consent. The only exception is for medical tattooing but this requires a physician's prescription and has strict guidelines
I see permanent cosmetics referred to differently. Is there a real name for it? Judith at Red Lotus skin and Lash Salon in Beaverton, Oregon, talks about cosmetic tattoo's.Read Now
Technicians use all sorts of different names to try and set themselves apart from their competition. The implanting of pigment or ink in the skin is tattooing by definition. You may also hear/see it called permanent makeup, micropigmentation, dermapigmentation, permanent cosmetics, permanent makeup or cosmetic tattooing. The later three are the most common terms used when the artist is being up front about the service that they are offering. There are also marketing buzz words that are used: 3-D brows, microblading brows, hairstroke brows. Permanent cosmetics are not medical procedures.
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What are Permanent Cosmetics? Judith at Red Lotus skin and lash salon in Beaverton, Oregon, talks about cosmetic tattoo's.Read Now
Cosmetic Tattooing FAQs:
Permanent cosmetics is a method of implanting pigment or ink through the epidermis layer of the skin into the upper dermal layer of the skin to create a desired illusion of shape and color. Permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip colors are three of the most popular permanent cosmetic procedures.
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Thinking of Permanent Cosmetics? Red Lotus Skin and Lash Salon in Beaverton, OR talks about cosmetic skin tattoo's.Read Now
Here are guidelines to help you have a great experience. People from all walks of life enjoy the benefits of permanent makeup. Professional women, athletes, those with poor eyesight or unsteady hands, those with sensitivities to traditional cosmetics and those whose work precludes wearing makeup. Women today are busy. Permanent makeup makes life just that bit easier. Properly applied Permanent Cosmetics are so natural your neighbor will never know you are wearing them unless you choose to reveal your secret. We hope you will. Many new clients come from referrals by happy customers. Here are some tips for having a great permanent cosmetic experience. 1) Find a qualified technician in the same way you’d find a new doctor or dentist. a. The State of Oregon requires all tattooists pass an exam, show proof of training and become licensed. b. They may only work in a licensed facility. It’s the law. Non-compliance is a felony. c. Licenses must be displayed.
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Each client has their own unique vision of what eyebrows should look like. Selecting an eyebrow style or technique must be matched to the individual client, their goals, their needs. I never do a “cookie cutter” approach. There is no one right or best style except the one that is best for YOU!
Sometimes eyebrows suffer from fads. Skinny little lines or big fat brows that nearly meet in the middle of the nose. Neither is a great choice for permanent cosmetics. Yes, permanent makeup fades, but it takes a long time, years to completely go away. In the mean time you are stuck. Changing brows once they are in place is very difficult. The end result will be better, but not as good as it could have been if done right the first time.
Your face, your bones dictate the best brow shape and placement for you. If we don’t respect the bones, the brows don’t age as well. You want them to look fabulous today, next month and years from now. I always take before and after photos so we can see you in your current makeup, without makeup, and the finished result. I measure and mark, with your input. We design them together.
Brows should always be measured and marked – not done freehand. You get a much better outcome. Why? Because everyone’s face is asymmetrical. We want to give the illusion of them looking more alike but respecting the bones. Together we evaluate your goals, your skin and come up with a plan to get your look.
Microblading is a current marketing style. It is individual hair strokes which has been done for over 20 years. The key difference is it is done with what they call a blade. But is is not really a blade. It is a manual tool with a single row of needles. The skin is stretched taunt and the blade drawn across the skin in a slicing action. Done too superficially, it fades away in 4-6 weeks. Done too deeply, it can scar. Each hair is applied in a single stroke, not reinforced. The finished look is individual hairs with skin showing through between. Because the strokes are not reinforced this technique requires at least annual re-enhancement.
Hair strokes: This technique can be done with a manual, or motor driven device. It uses a single row of needles like microblading. Hair strokes are implanted one at a time. Some may be reinforced for better hold. For a natural look strokes may be done in different directions. This technique needs re-enhancement every 18-24 months.
The Blend: This technique is done either with a manual or motor driven device. Needle choices are slightly broader. Hair strokes are implanted and then portions of the brow, where hair naturally grows more dense are reinforced so the end effect is natural looking, with some hair strokes showing and some blended. Typically re-enhancement is 2-3 years.
Powder fill: If you are used to seeing yourself wearing pencil filled brows, this may be the look you really want. While the pigment is still implanted in hair strokes, they are closer together. Healed, the finished look is you in well designed, makeup. Skin does not show between the strokes. Some clients think they want the hair strokes, but don’t like the “holes” between them where skin shows through. Re-enhancement varies from 2-5 years depending on many factors.
Shaded: This can be done with any of the other techniques. It uses multiple shades of color to create highlighting along the top of the brow and shading along the bottom to give it more three dimensional feel.
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I'm allergic to mascara, what can I do? With eyelash extensions, mascara is no longer needed! Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon talks about eyelash extensions.Read Now
Mascara is not really required since the extensions actually give the illusion of wearing mascara. In fact, one of the many benefits of eyelash extensions is that you do not need to use mascara. If you must apply mascara, however, only use water-based mascara.
DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA as they can dissolve the bonding agent used and they can shorten the life of your eyelash extensions. Use care when washing off the water-based mascara and only use a water based eye makeup remover.
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If you’ve never tried lash extensions before, you should probably experience this beauty treatment at least once in your life. Some beauty professionals are even declaring eyelash extensions to be “the new face lift for women over 50.”
The entire process takes about an hour (most people use it as an opportunity to have a quick nap), during which individual eyelash extensions are glued to the base of your natural lashes with an adhesive. When cared for properly, the extensions can last anywhere from two to six weeks and fall off gently, or as your natural lashes shed.
For women over 50, the natural eyelash growth cycle slows down and lashes become scarce. Filling in your lashes with extensions is an easy and effective way to achieve a fuller, more youthful look – and it can be an incredibly relaxing experience. Some places even throw in a complimentary hand and foot massage during the treatment.
If you’re curious about eyelash extensions and considering them for yourself, here are some of the pros and cons.
Pro: Your eyes instantly look younger.Full, flirty lashes work wonders for giving your face a lifted and youthful appearance. They also distract from the look of crow’s feet and fine lines.
Con: Upkeep can be pricey.For a full set of eyelash extensions, you can expect to pay somewhere in the ballpark of $150. If you’re planning on regular upkeep, it’s recommended to have your lashes refilled every two weeks to maintain a full look, and these refills can cost around $90 per treatment.
Pro: Eyelash extensions look gorgeously natural.False lashes are always a great way to add some glam to your makeup, but extensions are much more natural-looking.Con: They can be high maintenance.It’s crucial not to get your lash extensions wet for 24-48 hours after application. To prolong their lifespan, it’s also important to avoid oil-based eyeliner, mascara, and you have to be careful when washing your face. This can especially be a bit of a nuisance in the shower.Pro: Your daily makeup routine will be super easy.One of the main reasons why people are obsessed with lash extensions is because it cuts down on the need for actual makeup. When you wake up, your eyes will already look perfect. Add some concealer, blush and lip gloss, and you’re ready to go!Con: Eye creams reduce staying power.Oil-based or extra-rich eye creams can reduce the staying power of your lash extensions. Of course, discontinuing the use of anti-wrinkle creams (or keeping the delicate eye area moisturized) isn’t a good idea. So for women over 50, lash extensions may have a shorter lifespan.THE VERDICT:Eyelash extensions are a fantastic way for women over 50 to look younger – and not having to worry about wearing tons of eye makeup is worth the investment alone. But unless you can afford to refill them every two weeks, it’s best to save lash extensions for special occasions such as weddings, or when you’re going on a vacation.
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What is a facial treatment that I can have done for my dull, tired skin? Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon talks about treatment facials.Read Now
THE FOUR LAYER RESTORATION GREEN TREATMENT
This is an amazing deep tissue facial that smoothes, softens, clarifies and restores skin using the elements of our GREEN products. Green Tea, Green Papaya, Green Enzyme, Green Italian Herbs, Green Clay, Green Rosemary Basil and Green Growth Factor. Many skin types will benefit from the enzymatic exfoliates and purifying and stimulating masks, reducing oil, blemishes, rough texture, sensitivities, dehydration, and dull complexion.
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What is a facial treatment for oily skin? Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon talks about treatment facials.Read Now
Pumpkin Peptide Polish
Infuse the skin with vital nutrients and vitamins. The Pumpkin Peptide Polish exfoliates skin cells, provides antioxidant support, and stimulates collagen activity, leaving skin feeling smooth and looking bright for a more youthful appearance; an excellent facial for normal, dry and oily skins.
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What types of Chemical Peel treatment should I have? Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon talks about chemical peels.Read Now
All Rhonda Allison treatment procedures are considered superficial; they do not penetrate beyond the epidermis or papillary dermis. They are not to be confused with medical or physician-strength peels that affect the reticular dermis.
This refers to a treatment that does not usually cause immediate exfoliation and only removes the outer layer of skin or the stratum corneum. As treatments are repeated, the skin will experience a mild sloughing.
These peels affect the intra-epidermal layer, and exfoliation occurs within two to three days after application. The skin goes through very little down time. Peeling consists of light flaking similar to a sunburn peel.
These peels affect the deepest intra-epidermal layers. The skin becomes brown and crusty then undergoes considerable peeling, which occurs three to four days after application. The skin peels in large segments as opposed to flaking. The entire process takes about seven to ten days.
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