About Permanent Makeup

About Rita
My professional career includes over 20 years of salon and spa industry experience. In 1989, I was fortunate to begin my career as an apprentice to the late Vivian Haven, founder and past president of the N.C. Aesthetician Association. I am a licensed cosmetologist, aesthetician, and certified in permanent cosmetics and I hold a diploma from American Business and Fashion Institute. I enjoy providing my permanent makeup clients with a natural look that enhances their features.

I also specialize in areola repigmentation for reconstructive breast cancer patients. I have also trained and become certified in Oncology Esthetics. I received my permanent cosmetic training at American Institute of Permanent Color Technology in Tustin, Ca. I believe you can never have too much training or education.

I continuously attend conferences and classes in my related fields to provide my clients with the best services possible. I pride myself on a clean and sanitary environment; we follow all sanitation guidelines to secure the safety of our clients. I am a member of American Micropigmentation Association and Allied Health Association. I hold an additional certification for permanent cosmetics through the Allied Health Association.

What is Permanent Makeup

What exactly is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent cosmetic makeup is the art and science of implanting color into your skin. It is putting the right color in the right place so you can look better naturally. Specialized instruments allow your practitioner to place color into the layer of the skin known as the dermis. Because the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis, is always shedding and renewing itself, you are looking at the color through a veil of skin. When your procedure is completed, the color will appear darker than the final result. This is because the color is in BOTH the epidermis and the dermis. The color in the top layer will flake off during the healing process.

Will I really look like myself…only better?

Permanent Makeup helps replenish what time has taken away and gives back precious time you normally spend “putting on your face”. You can save up to 100 hours in a single year that were formerly spent struggling to draw eyebrows evenly or eyeliner half-way straight.


Permanent makeup is not intended to replace cosmetics completely. Because the color is placed “in” your skin and not” on” your skin a more natural, softer look results. When you’re ready for a special occasion, you can apply as much additional makeup as you wish.


How Long will it take to recover?

You’ll look like you’ve had a good cry for several hours following an eyeliner procedure. It is advised to apply ice for 10 minutes at a time during these first few hours. Also, it is important to wear sunglasses, as your eyes may be temporarily sensitive to light. Eyebrow procedures have the least swelling. Lip color often involves temporary swelling. You must let your technician know if you have a history of fever blisters so your doctor can prescribe medication.

How Long will my Permanent makeup last?

Permanent makeup is long-lasting. However, as you become accustomed to your new makeup, it’s not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every couple of years. The darker the color, such as black, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colors are oftentimes more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body. No pigment is FDA approved for tattoos. Both organic and inorganic pigments may be used to achieve the desired color.

A Smart Investment

Your investment in permanent makeup saves you time and money in the long run. Remember that Rome was not built in a day, and that permanent cosmetics may take several sessions of layering in color to achieve your desired result. A conservative approach is best as it is possible to add MORE color, but it is not easy to remove color. Your Certified Derma Professional combines experience with judgment and works closely with other professionals to maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills.

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