Beauty and Business

You don’t need to be a performer to understand that your appearance and your income may be connected. Whether we like it or not, there isn’t a single business involving face-to-face contact where appearance is not a factor. In fact, studies have shown that even in fields like economics where the way someone looks really should not matter, it still does. It’s not fair but it is a fact of life.

Ironically, however, being a busy and successful person doesn’t always leave a lot of time for concerning ourselves with our appearance. Whatever field you’re in, a good permanent makeup salon should be able to provide services that can make it a lot easier to look your best every day and make the most of your personal and business lives.


Many women spend considerable time every day perfecting their makeup and that’s time many of them don’t really have. Especially if you are in a field that requires a great deal of your time, spending that daily 15-30 minutes on your eyebrows is, at best, a necessary evil – but what if it’s not actually necessary? That’s when microblading becomes an outstanding solution.

Originally developed in Asia, microblading involves the use of extremely fine needles to inject hundreds of droplets of pigment into the skin. What makes microbladed eyebrows remarkable is that they are nearly impossible for most people to tell from real eyebrows.

While men, especially, may not think much about the shape of their eyebrows, people of all genders typically become alarmed if eyebrow hair starts to disappear. Microbladed eyebrows for people of all genders with alopecia can look more gorgeously elaborate or plain and simple so that most observers will have no idea of what’s been done as long as you don’t tell them.

Microbladed eyebrows are also popular for very active women who want camera-ready eyebrows at all times, even when they’re working up a sweat at the gym, playing their favorite sports, or simply performing all kinds of challenging jobs.

Finally, crafting attractive, natural-looking eyebrows can be literally impossible for people who are afflicted with conditions like alopecia that can cause all or part of eyebrows to disappear completely or for those of us who, for whatever reason, are just not able to apply makeup neatly. Allowing a skilled makeup artist to create long-lasting attractive eyebrows that only need to be retouched every year or so, as opposed to every day, is the gold standard solution to all of the issues we’ve mentioned.

Permanent Makeup

Eyeliner can be nearly as challenging and time-consuming to apply properly and regularly as eyebrows. It requires care and dexterity, which means that it’s time-consuming for most people and all but impossible for those of us without drawing skills. Permanent eyeliner removes the hassle and ensures that your eyeliner looks perfect every day without any chance of running. People will unconsciously tend to judge women if they notice imperfections or any trace of messiness in their make-up but having a skilled makeup artist take care of it with a one-and-done procedure ensures there will never be any messes to worry about.

Lip enhancements are for people who want lips that complement their face to the maximum degree. While most people can apply their own lipstick, they cannot necessarily accentuate their lips in the way they like daily. Having a professional makeup artist apply just the right combination of pigments to create the most flattering appearance possible for your lips will help you always to look your best while avoiding the smudging and messiness sometimes associated with regular lipstick.

Choosing a Salon for Microblading and Permanent Makeup

As in every other field, there is a great deal of variation between permanent makeup salons. Your selection of a provider can make a big difference not only in terms of the outcome but also when it comes to what your spa experience. Getting these treatments should be a comfortable process thanks to topical numbing creams. Nevertheless, a skilled and experienced makeup artist will be in a better position to ensure your visit is a pleasant one.

In the Los Angeles Area? Choose Beverly Hills Permanent Makeup!

If you are in the Greater Los Angeles area, we hope you’ll pay us a visit here at Beverly Hills Permanent Makeup. Ellie is one of the most respected makeup artists in one of the world’s most competitive cities for beauty treatments and she is known for her friendly, skilled, and caring approach. If you want to learn more, call us using the tool above or fill out the form on our contact page.

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Microblading – One Cure for the Summertime Blues

“Summertime and the living is easy,” might be apropos when we’re at our favorite resort or lolling on the beach. For most busy Los Angeles area people, however, their summer is more similar to an oft-recorded hit song, the one that threatens to raise a holler about “workin’ all summer just to try and earn a dollar.” Yes, the “Summertime Blues” are all too familiar to us grownups, and we may think wistfully of the days when we had a long summer vacation.

On the other hand, if we’re clever, busy people can carve out some time for life’s pleasures –every summer and year round – by employing the smartest timesaving hacks. Beverly Hills Permanent Makeup offers some seriously time-efficient beauty options led by microblading – a beautiful and extremely natural-looking alternative to traditional eyelash makeup.

“Where Do You Find the Time?”

Busy people can accomplish an awful lot and others often wonder how they manage it, but the truth is that people who accomplish a lot are more judicious with how they spend their time. Taking 20 or 30 minutes every morning to perfect their eyebrows might have once been unavoidable for people whose jobs require them to be always camera ready – but that’s no longer the case. Microblading can save you hours each week and with outcomes that are so hard to tell from natural eyebrows people will wonder how you find the time to do your makeup so beautifully every day – and on such a busy schedule!

If you’re the active type, people may express wonder at how you look so good while engaging in vigorous exercise without any hint of running makeup – even when they can see that you’re perspiring. If you want to look as good on the tennis court or the gym as you do at a cocktail lounge, Beverly Hills Permanent Makeup offers not only microblading for eyebrows but semi-permanent lip enhancements and permanent eyeliner as well.

How Do Permanent Makeup and Microblading Work?

All of our work at Beverly Hills Permanent Makeup begins with placing tiny amounts of pigment underneath the skin. People will sometimes say that permanent makeup is like a tattoo, but that’s not exactly true. It is extremely detailed and may involve adding only one drop at a time. Microblading is somewhat different and it’s even more detailed. More dots of pigment are injected one dot at a time to create an appearance that can be indistinguishable from real eyebrows – especially when performed by a leading makeup artist like our own Ellie.

The realism of microblading makes it a popular choice not only for appearance-conscious people who want to look their absolute best all the time but also for people with conditions that cause hair to fall out, such as alopecia or for those who may be on chemo or radiation therapy. Even very traditional men who would never be caught dead wearing makeup under normal circumstances love their microblading outcomes because they look nothing like makeup!

Is Microblading and Permanent Makeup Really Permanent?

With regular touch-ups, it definitely can be. While the results will appear immediately, at first they may look overly dark but will gradually fade into something that looks more natural. After roughly six months to a year or so, the results will fade to the point that a touchup will be required – but the time required for a bi-yearly or annual touch-up will be nothing compared to that lengthy daily makeup ritual.

Perfect Eyebrows, Eyeliner, and Lips Every Day with Ellie

Our procedures are performed by Ellie, one of the most respected makeup artists in the highly competitive Greater Los Angeles area market. She is known for her commitment to superb outcomes, safety, and gentle care. Our clients also love her for her attitude that always places their comfort and well-being as her very highest priority.

Ready for beauty that sticks with you? To get started on your first appointment with us and to discuss your options, please call us at (424) 247-6411 or get in touch with us via our contact page.

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Microblading for the Hollywood-Ready Look

Celebrities have never been so public about their cosmetic work. In this case, we’re not talking about plastic surgery or Botox. Microblading is a refinement of permanent makeup that creates remarkably realistic-looking faux eyebrow hair. It has emerged as the convenient solution to obtaining close-up-ready eyebrows that look perfect every day, never run, and save clients untold hours. It’s no wonder, then, that the likes of Helen Mirren, Oprah, Mila Kunis, Adele, Megan Fox, Serena Williams, Demi Lovato, Lena Dunham, and Kylie Jenner have all reportedly sported microblading-perfected eyebrows.

It’s easy to see the appeal for performers, especially busy female actors, who are held to extremely high beauty standards even at fairly advanced ages. Helen Mirren told The Daily Mail in 2018, when she was 72, why she was delighted with her brows. “They’re very lightly and delicately done – but it means that when I get up in the morning and I have no makeup on, at least I have eyebrows. It’s made a huge difference.”

People with performing careers need all the help they can get in a field where the hardest part of the job is usually getting it. Every little edge they have can make an enormous difference and conserving their limited personal energy so they can use it auditioning, on stage, or in front of a camera, can be a godsend.

How does Microblading Work?

Microblading is similar to what we call permanent makeup -- essentially a cosmetic tattoo. It may require more frequent touch-ups than standard permanent makeup but in return, it creates a much more realistic effect that is sure to fool almost all casual onlookers and may be hard for people to see even if they’ve been told where to look. The makeup artist then employs a row of extremely small needles to make thousands of tiny injections into the skin, creating the appearance of natural hair.

A numbing cream is applied before the process begins so there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure. Results will appear immediately and will continue to improve as you heal over the next two-three weeks. Final results will appear after a touch-up several weeks after the initial procedure.

Microblading at Beverly Hills Permanent Makeup

At Beverly Hills Permanent Makeup, your eyebrows will be created by Ellie, a legend in the field of makeup artistry, who has spent her career helping people of all ages and genders look their absolute best. Ellie understands that no two faces are the same and she is here to create the kind of custom eyebrows that bring out the beauty in your face. As a makeup artist with decades of experience, she has all the knowledge needed to provide consistently beautiful results with the very highest level of safety.

If you’re ready to boost your career or your overall life – or just to remove some of the hassle from your life – Ellie and Beverly Hills Permanent Makeup want to hear from you. Click the call button above or visit our reach out to us electronically.

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Questions and Answers about Alopecia and Microblading

Missing a small or large portion of an eyebrow due to alopecia can present a real challenge for anyone. Even people who might not be particularly appearance conscious might be embarrassed by the unusual appearance a bald patch can create. Microblading has become the gold standard solution for people of all ages and genders for eyebrows that look full, natural, and attractive.

Below are answers to many of the questions people have on microblading and alopecia.

What is Alopecia?

Alopecia is an autoimmune condition impacting millions of people. The illness causes hair follicles to fall out, though the number of lost hairs can vary greatly. Sufferers are usually able to make adjustments but some find it extremely difficult to get used to noticeable bald patches on their eyebrows.

How Does Microblading Work?

Microblading is a more finely detailed variation on permanent makeup. It uses a row of extremely tiny needles to place thousands of dots of pigment under the skin. The work is painstakingly detailed and requires the skill of an experienced and talented makeup artist.

What Kind of Results Do Most People Get?

When the outcome is complete, clients get flattering custom-made eyebrows that consistently look almost exactly like natural eyebrows. Only experts are typically able to spot microbladed eyebrows. Even after laypeople have been told about the process, they still tend to have difficulty seeing where the natural eyebrow ends and the microbladed areas begin.

Does Microblading Hurt?

Because the needles are so small and a topical anesthetic is applied first, most patients feel mainly a pressing sensation but very little actual discomfort.

Are Eyebrows Shaved Off Before Microblading Begins?

No! Shaving the eyebrows is counterproductive. The idea of microblading for people with alopecia is to complete whatever is there to fill in bald patches. We want to preserve however much of a client’s eyebrow hair remains.

How Long Do Microbladed Eyebrows Last?

They typically last about 18-30 months but they can remain indefinitely with regular touch-up applications.

Are There Special Concerns Regarding Microblading for People with Alopecia?

More caution may be required for alopecia sufferers due to a sometimes increased risk of infection. It’s therefore especially important for clients to make certain they are working with a reputable and experienced makeup artist who has had special training to ensure your complete safety. You should also communicate with your dermatologist before proceeding.

How Do I Find the Right Microblading Provider?

Both your appearance and safety are involved so it’s important to be careful to choose an experienced and reputable provider. Make sure the provider is experienced and expert in the safe application of permanent makeup.

If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area, Ellie here at Beverly Hill Permanent Makeup is an acknowledged leader among makeup artists. She has helped countless people of all ages and genders look their best and feel more confident. With numerous certifications, outstanding and safe results have made her one of the most respected people in the field. Check out her microblading gallery to see the outcomes that have made Ellie one of the most respected and sought-after makeup artists working.

Want Natural Looking, Attractive Eyebrows Every Day?

If so, Ellie and Beverly Hills Permanent Makeup want to hear from you. Click the call button above or visit our contact page.

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