Frequently Asked Questions
I have been a nurse since 1991 and doing permanent makeup since 2002 – my goal is to exceed your expectations and establish a long lasting relationship of trust and commitment.
- Associate Degree, applied Science, Nursing 1991
- Graduated Phi Theta Kappa
- Moore-Norman Vo Tech, Medical Micropigmentation (Permanent Makeup) 2002
- University of Oklahoma, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2011
- Member of Sigma theta Tau International – Honor Society of Nursing
If you have had your brows tattooed by another artist, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before I can accept you as a client
Since our hair color changes even if we do not color it, it is recommended to choose a color that is close to the color of your existing brow hair.
This is my favorite part; I love to design eyebrows! First we will discuss the different eyebrow techniques and which technique is best for you. While microblading is an extremely popular procedure it is not suitable for all skin types. Next I will look at the overall shape of your face and existing brows (if any) and I will draw a custom brow design for you. Once I have a “template” drawn on I will continue to reshape the drawing until you love and approve the shape.
If you wear contacts please remove them prior to your appointment and bring your eyeglasses with you. It is best to wait 24-48 hours before you resume wearing your contacts. If pigment is trapped under your contact it can cause a corneal abrasion, also putting your contact in immediately after your procedure can increase the chance of infection.
Yes, but because there is an increased risk of infection you cannot have your eyeliner tattooed if you have eyelash extensions on. Please be sure to remove your extensions about one week prior to your procedure and do not reapply them for at least two after your final procedure.
You may still get a permanent eyeliner procedure, though it is very important that you stop using Latisse at least 6 weeks before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Any type of lash serum will cause more pain during the procedure and also bleeding which will decrease pigment retention.
Additionally, do not start using Latisse at least one month after you have completed your final procedure
Absolutely! However, Botox can alter the placement of your natural eyebrows so it is advised to have your brows done prior to having Botox. We recommend waiting at least two weeks after your brow procedure before having your Botox.
It is recommended that you choose a conservative eyeliner staying within your natural lash line and refrain from having eyeliner “wings” if you are considering having a surgical eyelift (blepharoplasty). If you are considering a brow lift, however, you may wish to wait until after the healing process has been completed before your brow procedure.
Permanent makeup is perfect for anyone who desires freedom from daily makeup application. They are particularly effective for athletics, and those whose oily skin tends to shed or smear makeup easily. Additionally, people with little time to apply and reapply makeup will see the wonderful convenience of its application.
Those with allergies to conventional makeup, eyesight problems, or who suffer from arthritis or shaky hands will no longer have to worry about their makeup.
Lastly, anyone who suffers from alopecia, light or thinning eyelashes, or who no longer have eyebrows due to a disease may seek permanent makeup as an effective solution.
There are many choices depending on what you want. Whether you suffer from arthritis, vision problems or simply have a hard time just applying your makeup permanent makeup is your answer.
The benefits of this exciting procedure are being discovered by more and more women and men, those with poor eyesight and unsteady, arthritic hands find permanent makeup beneficial. Women and men with an active lifestyle enjoy the freedom of looking their best even under the most active conditions.
The process is considered permanent because the pigment is implanted into the skin’s dermal layer, so it cannot be washed off, though it will lighten over time. With proper skin care such as the application of sunscreen, the color of the pigment can last for several years. Every person’s skin is different with regards to pigment retention, however, and pigment longevity is further affected by your age, skin thickness, any scars, and the use of skin care products. While permanent makeup can last for several years, color boosts are recommended every 1 to 3 years.
We will discuss your particular needs and expectations and review your medical history prior to any procedure. As a nurse Dawna is experienced at looking at a client’s medical history, medications and overall health to determine if permanent makeup is a safe option (not everyone is a candidate for permanent makeup).
Together we will discuss the brow shape which may best flatter and frame your face, how best to enhance your eyes or lips and which color selections will work best with your skin’s undertones, Dawna, is an artist and very skilled at blending pigments to perfectly match your skin tone . We will work together as a team to determine the best plan for your cosmetic procedure before any work is begun. After your procedure we will carefully discuss any post procedure care instructions and provide any necessary products and a take home copy of all instructions.
Strict sterilization guidelines are followed for every procedure in accordance with all OSHA and CDC standards, as well as the Oklahoma Health Department. We work hard to ensure your maximum safety and comfort
Single use, disposable needles are used for every procedure and all pigments are made from approved compounds and mixed specifically for use in permanent cosmetics.
Dawna uses a prescription-strength compound for all procedures. Formulated by a local pharmacy, this compound is one for the safest, strongest topical anesthetics available.
As a registered nurse, Dawna is able to use medicine to make your experience more comfortable for all procedures.
Everyone’s tolerance level for pain is different, though most clients will agree that permanent makeup procedures are much less painful than they ever expected.