Permanent Makeup

Permanent Makeup Artists

Within both the tattoo artist community and the cosmetic professional community, permanent makeup artists have become a specialized sect. They typically take classes on permanent makeup application that primarily focus on permanent eyebrow, eyeliner and lip makeup, but before they can become licensed, they must work under a qualified instructor to learn advanced techniques. If you're looking for a permanent makeup instructor, the American Academy of Micropigmentation maintains a database of qualified teachers with permanent makeup technician certifications [source: American Academy of Micropigmentation].

Permanent makeup artists offer a consultation, application and touch-up for each treatment, and they typically charge about $400 to $800 for a procedure. Application usually takes one to two and a half hours [source: Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals].

For more information on permanent makeup, see the links on the following page.

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