Hi! My name is Celena. I am a licensed Esthetician & have been in my practice for 3 years now. I have my certificate in NovaLash Eyelash Extensions, Eyebrow Microblading through World Microblading, Microdermabrasion, Cosmetics Chemistry, Lash Perming, Lash & Brow Tinting, Threading, Waxing, and Airbrush Makeup. Micropigmentation & Plasmalift is next on my list. I am working to improve my techniques every year by taking classes. I am a native to Hendersonville, NC and have a passion and drive for what I do. In my free time I love to try new things and set goals for myself. I do travel a lot due to my second job as a professional published model & actress. I’m just living life to the fullest while trying to make my dreams come true. I am a wanderluster with a strong work ethic that strives to better myself every day. I adore and cherish all my clients and after the first initial visit you will receive a personalized hand written thank you note. I would be nothing without my clients. They are family to me.
This is my 11 year old pup Corina. She is a long haired Chihuahua, Papillion mix. The sweetest dog you will ever meet! I really do believe dogs start to act like their owners. She is my child and my heart.
No, they do not. As long as you go to a professional using high quality products and you do not rub, tug or pull on your extensions. This could cause breakage.
Typically, without a fill in about 5-6 weeks but they get very sparse depending on how well they are taken care of. Fill ins are recommended every 2-3 weeks for maintenance. An average person has 120-150 lashes per eye and shed 2-5 daily. EX: 3 weeks=100 lashes lost. That’s why you would need a fill in. Mascara & solvents in products break down the bond of the adhesive. Also, using ingredients such as glycols and carbonate can also break down the bond of the adhesive.
Cosmetic tattooing is considered semi-permanent and will not wash off. However, it will fade over time and may need a touch-up every 1-2 years, likely to completely dissipate after 3 years.
Touch-ups are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring 2 visits. The initial procedure followed by a touch-up procedure 6-8 weeks later. Both visits are included in the initial cost and it is recommend to schedule your touch up during your first session. With most procedures, the color looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second treatment, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment.
Previously tattooed eyebrows may require additional appointments and rarely achieve similar results to those who have no previous tattoo work. Additional services are offered at a lower cost within the first two years of your cosmetic tattoo if you feel that it may need just a little bit of extra love after the 8 week period.
Permanent makeup is designed to fade over time. All of this can make it sound a little not worth it. But honestly, fading is desired as it allows alterations to color and shape over the years while your natural coloration, facial structure, and fashion trends change.
You will get a lash brush that you will gently use everyday when the lashes need groomed. Clients with dry eyelids I recommend to wash the lashes with baby shampoo and water, extra virgin olive oil, or you can purchase a lash extension cleanser from me and then place moisturizer on the lids, not on the lashes. To remove any makeup or to clean the lashes use an oil or I highly recommend the NovaLash Cleansing Pads. The less you mess with the lashes the better. You can put mascara on the lower lashes if desired but never on the extensions even if it is made for them. It breaks down the bond of the adhesive. You will not need mascara since the extensions give the illusion as if you are wearing mascara. Every client is not the same and lashes are customized to each individual depending on your eye shape. The process is never rushed. My work is all about quality. Do not tug, rub or pull as this will cause breakage to your natural lashes. You will notice more growth with the extensions. NovaLash adhesive cures instantly, you can get them wet immediately.
Only 2% of people in the world are allergic to the main ingredient in the adhesive cyanoacrylate. Most adhesives have latex but mine are latex free. If you have inflammation, swelling, burning, itching or oozing you need to contact me right away so we can remove them. It causes a contact dermatitis so antihistamine medications will not work. It is very rare to have an allergic reaction. Test patches are done on all clients before the application process of the lash extensions.
Cosmetic tattooing or permanent makeup (also known as semi-permanent makeup or micropigmentation) is a technique similar to tattooing, in which a needle is used to place pigmented granules beneath the upper dermis or first layers of skin. Cosmetic tattooing is soft and subtle, and is meant to be a natural-looking beauty enhancement.
The answer depends on the desired procedure(s), as well as the quality of the studio and experience of the artist. When you’re shopping for something as long-lasting as permanent makeup, you want to look at more than just price. Consider how long the studio has been operating, the education and experience level of the artist, client reviews and testimonials, proper sterilization, and good equipment. Remember, you get what you pay for. It can save you a lot of money and embarrassment to do it right the first time. All pricing is listed on procedure pages.
To ensure the most comfortable experience possible, topical anesthetics developed for permanent makeup procedures are applied to the area before and during the procedure. Some people describe a ‘tingling’ feeling, while others describe some discomfort. It all depends on the procedure and your particular tolerance level. We do hear often that there was not as much discomfort as expected.
The average appointment takes 2 hours. Numbing and mapping the area takes an hour, while actual microblading takes about an hour. 30 minutes on each brow,
I use the highest grade, pharmaceutical vegetable glycerin, water, alcohol & color coded based pigments. While the FDA does not regulate colors, permanent cosmetics are considered generally very safe and adverse reactions are rare.
In some cases, we can revive traditionally tattooed eyebrows. Cover-ups depend on the current color, age of the previous tattoo, and scar tissue. Scar tissue does tend to reject pigment. In a lot of cases, there is a great chance microblading will not hold.
Previously pink or orange tattooed eyebrows have a better chance for coverage, but still can look pretty solid depending on each individuals skin. Darker, previously tattooed eyebrows are harder to cover because the hair strokes applied disappear into the previous tattoo. Think of this like drawing on black paper with a black pen. You wont see much. If the issue is to adjust the color from blue back to brown, we CAN color correct. We can also make them thicker but they will always be solid where the old tattoo exists.
If you need cover up work, please email me for a consultation. If you are unable to schedule an in-person consultation, please send photos so I can do my best to assess to your eyebrow.
During your appointment, we will analyze your skin's undertone to anticipate how pigment colors will fade in the future. We will also mix pigments to ensure color remains in the same tone. The majority of cosmetic tattoos stay true to color. There are some cases, however, where colors may fade to different tones according to the individual’s response to the pigments. Many factors affect these changes. At your follow up appointment, we will analyze how your body has responded to the initial color. Special formula alterations to correct the color and to prevent further color change is made at this time.
Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Please view my aftercare instructions for details about the healing process.
UV rays fade pigment faster. Sun block may be used to prolong your enhancement, despite the natural deterioration of the pigment.
Some colors fade quicker than others. A blonde color will fade quicker than a dark brown color.
The area of treatment:
For example: Enhancements to the face fade more quickly due to constant exposure.
Natural body functions:
The longer it takes for your body to regeneration new cells, the longer the pigment holds. Your body will also absorb the pigment over time. The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold.
If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI, or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area.
If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.