Color is one of the most controversial and hotly debated topics in permanent makeup.
In order for a master to pick the right color for you, they must know Color Theory!
Whether they know how to lay out hair strokes or not, choosing the correct pigment is half the battle. Many salons just swab the pigment color on the clients forehead to see if it matches their current hair color. The problem with this is the Permanent Makeup artist is not taking into account how this pigment will interact with the skin undertones. This technique will often produce the wrong color for you.
Nobody wants to leave a permanent makeup facility with red or blue eyebrows, unfortunately, it’s all to common.
I often hear my clients tell me they are afraid of their brows or lips not matching their skin properly. They always tell me of someone they know, who had a procedure and the brows turned blue or red after a short while. This may be due to the permanent makeup artist not having a full understanding of color theory and skin undertones or the artist has poor technique and goes too deep into the skin.
In addition to a developed eye and good taste, the master needs extensive knowledge in the field of color theory.
This knowledge will allow the artist to better understand what colors go with the clients skin, how the pigment will react with the skin and how to avoid unnatural looking shades. The master must anticipate the result, as if looking into a magic ball, but the only magic ball the master will have is their knowledge of color theory and experience.
As a permanent makeup master and an instructor I have many years of experience, a clear understanding of color theory and I do not guess at the outcome of my work. Knowledge is our excellence.