Jenice is an incredibly skilled, experienced, and trustworthy permanent makeup technician, who I highly recommend. She considers your skin tone along with hair color when choosing the pigment color to use, she measures carefully to create a shape that will enhance your face and age well over the years, she frequently pauses to check the shape and symmetry throughout the application process, she uses high quality needles that apply the pigment cleanly and don’t scar your skin, and she keeps your skin numbed well so the procedure isn’t uncomfortable. She has done a great job correcting my shoddy eyebrow job done 5 years ago by Winnie with Lashe Love in Durham.
I trust Jenice wholeheartedly and I’ll keep seeing her for touch-ups as long as she keeps working, which I hope is a very long time! Getting my permanent eyebrow makeup is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself and Jenice’s expertise and skilled application is worth every penny. Seriously, do yourself a favor – don’t fall for Groupon deals, and run away from technicians who use stencils or freehand without measuring to create the shape for your eyebrows – go to Jenice and know you are in the very best and most qualified hands! – Google Review January 2019
Nothing compares to a client taking the time to compliment my work than the privilege of doing their Permanent Makeup in the first place! In my 20+ years, I’ve helped 1,000’s of women (& men) achieve their personal goals, whether it was enhancing, correcting or camouflaging. I enjoy seeing my clients that can go right from the pool or gym to work without putting on makeup & clients with alopecia can ditch the eyebrow pencil!
One thing that is kept from the general public is the fact that the Permanent Makeup Industry is not regulated in NC. If you can pass a basic health inspection, you are in business! While I am a 20-year Board Certified member of the 2 Worldwide Certifying Organizations, the majority of Permanent Makeup Technicians have pursued no continuing education or advanced training. Without a State Licensing Board, educational & skill competency testing, you will find that most of the technicians have insufficient certification & many started up after a weekend class in a hotel.
In the last few years, there is an alarming increase in clients that need corrective work. Many years ago, I posted a page on my website ‘Before You Schedule’ and the punch list of questions to ask before you let someone touch your face are more relevant than ever. Even with my experience, I have seen mistakes that rival my skill level and they cannot be fixed.
I’ve had clients that read ‘Before You Schedule’ and used it to ask questions while looking for a technician. One client commented that a local technician told her ‘that they didn’t need professional training & they learned from You Tube’. Another client said ‘the technician used her I-Phone to review step-by-step instructions on how to do brows’. This woman came to me for correction and it took 3 visits to correct the mess that was done to her brows.
So, thank you Amelia for your spot-on assessment of the current state of Permanent Makeup & for anyone reading this, make sure you ask all the questions Before YOU Schedule! ~ Jenice Hickman