We all have those mornings when we wake up late but still need to be out the door in 30 minutes. No matter how behind we start the day, we’re not going anywhere without our make-up. Whether you are a “just-the-basics” girl with eyeliner, mascara and lip gloss or the “go-all-out-every-day-with-your-make-up” woman, having a few of your daily make-up areas made permanent could help you along in your day. Carrie Hampton, of Feathered Inc. by Carrie, an esthetician and permanent cosmetic specialist in Winston-Salem, can help you find the right options for you, giving you the look you want and some time to spare!
Loving What You Do and Doing What You Love
There are many reasons that Carrie Hampton loves what she does. “My technique of tattooing is called ‘Feathering’ because of the way I do my strokes, thus why my business is called Feathering Inc. by Carrie,” she said. “Making people feel good about themselves is a very rewarding job. The field can be very intimidating, but I truly love what I do, and it has become my life. Permanent makeup is also a field that is ever changing. Trends come quickly, so I have continuing education and training that is ongoing, and I have trained under the best. I recently went to California to train with the legendary Kathryn Alexander, CEO of Minx Mogul, who has worked on many celebrities.”
A Long Way in a Short Time
The idea and technologies behind permanent makeup have come a long way in a short time. Most of us are familiar with permanent eyeliner, a technique that has been available for several years, but not many know about microblading — a procedure where the eyebrow is delicately tattooed. To make sure that you get the look and the brow that best suits your facial features, Carrie starts with a consultation. “I ask that my clients come in for a consultation before their microblading appointment, usually lasting 30-45 minutes,” said Carrie. “I address all their concerns and questions, collaborating on their dream brow design and color choices for them, along with patch testing the pigment to ensure there’s no allergic reaction. Everyone has a different look they like, so the brow design is tailored to them. No face is alike in its structure, so eyebrows have to match the facial attributes of the person. The microblading process is tedious with a series of measurements, then stenciling the shape of the brow and design in with a pencil. Before beginning, I apply a numbing solution to minimize my client’s discomfort, but it is a relatively painless procedure. About a month later, my client has healed and returns for any touch ups that may be needed. Afterward, clients come back every year to year-and-a-half for touch ups.”
The most obvious benefit of permanent makeup is that it can simply save you time. People with busy schedules and numerous commitments can shave several minutes out of their morning routines each day, plus you never have to worry about your makeup smudging or fading after sports like swimming, hiking, tennis or even getting out of the shower. But, there are other reasons people get permanent makeup beyond the timesaving benefits.
“People with physical disabilities or impaired motor skills, such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis may want permanent makeup because it is difficult for them to apply makeup themselves,” said Carrie. “Those with poor eyesight may invest in permanent makeup for the same reasons. Some who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities also find that permanent makeup gives them the look they couldn’t otherwise achieve. No matter why clients decide to get permanent makeup, my goal is to naturally enhance what they already have and make them look and feel young again.” Along with microblading, Carrie offers services that help you enhance other features of your face.
The Eyes Have It!
Along with microblading, Carrie offers services that help you enhance other facial features.
“For years, women have wanted longer, thicker eyelashes using prescription products and extensions to get the lashes of their dreams,” said Carrie. “The Keratin Lash Lift involves putting pads on your eyelids and under the eye, then applying keratin to the lashes. In about 90 minutes, you’ve got eyelashes that look darker, fuller and curvier. No longer do you need to make the investment of extensions. The lash lift lasts eight to 12 weeks, and the results are amazing.”
For more information or to make an appointment, call Carrie at 336.529.5633, or email her at BestOfBrows@gmail.com. To view examples of Carrie’s work, “like” her Facebook page — Feathered Inc. by Carrie.