The Center For Permanent Cosmetics
Summer 2008

Considering Permanent Makeup for the First Time?

Brow Shape Tips
from Melany

News & Info

Art Imitates Life

Thinking about permanent makeup? Here are a few comments from our clients.

"A face-lift made me look younger, but permanent makeup made me feel pretty again."

"I love the personal freedom of waking up looking refreshed."

"I had brows done by Melany, and now I want to add liner and lips"

"Melany is a true perfectionist. Her esthetic and artistry and true love for what she does distinguishes her from the rest."

"I experienced only slight discomfort during the procedure but I so much enjoyed talking to Melany and listening to music in a very comfortable, clean medical facility. I left so pleased that I was ready to go out immediately to celebrate with my friends!"

Considering Permanent Makeup For the First Time?

You can beautifully enhance your natural beauty with permanent makeup.If you're considering permanent makeup for the first time, you've come to the right place. This newsletter and our website will help you to understand why permanent cosmetics should be your new beauty enhancement. With a permanent makeup application there is literally no "down time", you'll be ready to show off your new prettier you. Visit our FAQ page for more in-depth information.

Looking for freedom from makeup? Permanent makeup can give you the freedom to look your best at anytime. You can transition immediately from work to an evening out without having to be a slave to the mirror for touch ups; just a quick powder and you're out the door. Permanent makeup has now even become a complement to many plastic surgery and dermatology cosmetic enhancements. After a permanent makeup procedure, we frequently hear "Why didn't I do this sooner?"

Permanent makeup looks more natural than any topical application of makeup as the pigments become a part of your skin and don't smear or smudge. It's an investment that is worthy when done by the right professional... where the results are natural-looking and provide a prettier you.

The enduring benefits of permanent makeup, done by Melany Whitney, will give you years of looking your best. (Read information in our last newsletter on makeup tips and refreshes.) Permanent makeup is a long-term beauty investment that keeps giving returns daily. If you've been thinking about permanent makeup now's the time to consider "Why not today?"



Brow Shape Tips from Melany Whitney CPCP, DAAM

Melany Whitney applying new permanent eyebrows.We've interviewed Melany on how she selects a brow shape for a new client. We think that you will find her artistic insight interesting reading.

Interviewer: Melany, you do such a wonderful job on eyebrows, how do you identify what is right for a new client?

Melany: I love doing new brows. Eyebrows add so much to a person's individual beauty. First, I start with a careful review of the client's facial bone structure. They can change their hair color and style, but they cannot change the shape of their face, nor the placement of their features such as how close or far apart their eyes are set. (This is also an important point in which to factor in when determining the proper placement for brows.)

There are natural parallels established by drawing imaginary lines from the inner corner of the eye straight up to the inner "bulb" of the brow. Yet with all these "rules", some are necessary to either "break" or as I prefer, "bend a bit". Finding this perfect combination of design and reality is found by using the "artistic eye" taking the whole face into account. There is not only balance in determining the position, arch, and placement but artistry to select the correct shape for the face as well.

Heavy and close set brows can give the impression of displeasure or frowning. Just like flat brows can cause the eyes to look smaller and the entire face to appear shorter in length. A very high and arched thin brows is not only outdated but can give an unnatural surprised look, like a "deer caught in a car's headlights". With permanent makeup, and the artistic skill that I have honed over the years, I can even narrow or widen a client's facial appearance cosmetically by just selecting the proper placement of their new permanent eyebrows.

With skill and training a technician should be able to follow the natural "diagonals" of any brow's hairline or decide on a soft powder fill to compliment the client's natural head of hair. But what sets me apart from any technician is the wealth of experience and artistic eye to see you how you may not be able to see yourself thereby enhancing your natural beauty.

Color selection of the brow pigment is also important in this ever changing world of hair color, shades, and highlight options. I never use prepackaged formulas. I mix pigments individually for each client's skin tone. One of the newest techniques I am using is the hair stroke simulation technique giving brows a wonderfully natural look.

I'd like to share with you a comment that one of my clients sent me just this past week via email...

"I wanted to once again express my thanks for the new brows.  It is amazing how much their nonexistence affected my life.  Thanks for the terrific, professional and artistic job you did!"
- High-Powered Woman Executive

They say that eyebrows define the face. Are your brows defining your face to accentuate your beauty. If not, I am here to help give "mother nature" a hand and enhance your personal beauty with artistic skill.

Interviewer: I think that I am ready for a new brow shape just listening to your explanation of how you select a look for each client. May I ask about color. I've noticed that in some of the Gallery photos the colors are stronger than I might want on my own brow, is there a solution?

Melany: Thank you for bringing that up. Most of our Gallery photos are taken just after the color implantation procedure. All the colors will soften to a natural look within seven days as part of the skin's natural healing process. Permanent cosmetics is not an exact science, it is an art.

Interviewer: So true Melany. Which brings me to noting that you are a "true artist" whose medium has moved from oil on canvas to the face. I was intrigued by your canvases and your artistic eye for balance and color on the selections you have on your website. One final comment to our readers, at the Center for Permanent Cosmetics, we invite you to visit our Eyebrow Gallery to review before and after photos of clients. It is amazing what the "right" brow shape can do to enhance a person's individual beauty!



News & Information

Melany Whitney the "Voice of Permanent Cosmetics".Melany Whitney has been recognized as a leader and spokeswoman in the permanent makeup industry. Her career in providing natural permanent cosmetic enhancements as well paramedical procedures is what sets her apart from others in her field. As an expert, Melany is sought out by the press and nationally recognized medical professionals.

Bravo TV's AmerIconic Documentary

Planned for distribution in October, this one hour cable television documentary will explore America in a way you've never seen before. The show is an unpredictable journey traversing American popular culture through its fashion, food, love & sex, beauty, and design.

Led by a connoisseur and his eager foreign counterpart, the audience is taken from one end of the continent to the other, effortlessly leaping through time and space, making observations on America that are sometimes revealing, sometimes surprising, but always insightful and informative.

Melany Whitney has been chosen as the leading representative of the permanent cosmetic profession as part of the documentary's expose on American beauty enhancements today. Check your station listings for dates and times in October.



Art Imitates Life - Specialized Paramedical Tattooing

"Art imitates life, a unique canvas and a desire to make a difference has inspired artist Melany Whitney."

We routinely receive referrals from prominent physicians.As featured in the summer Women and Cancer magazine, "artist Melany Whitney provides many women with what they have come to consider the final step in the process of their breast reconstruction. Her artistry provides a 3D (nipple protrusion) and very realistic look for the completion of the areola and nipple complex." Issues are now available at Barnes & Noble, Borders, and physician offices.

The paramedical use of cosmetic tattooing is a highly specialized field and one in which Melany Whitney is a nationally recognized expert. Clients are frequently referred to her by prominent plastic surgeons and cancer specialists nationwide and by major cancer centers.

Permanent makeup provides a finishing touch to surgical procedures, camouflaging scars and burns, and breast reconstruction. Micropigmentation's ability to break up scar tissue and Melany's ability to add color to better match your natural skin tone gives self confidence.

We invite you to visit our Photo Gallery to marvel at the differences these highly specialized micropigmentation procedures make for breasts and scar camouflage.



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