What to Know Before Getting Permanent Cosmetic Eyeliner Applied

Are you thinking of getting a permanent cosmetics application? Perhaps you hate how much time it takes to put your eyeliner on, it’s too difficult to get it to look good, or you aren’t able to be as precise as you’d like. For any of these reasons- and others- your solution may be permanent eyeliner, applied by the permanent cosmetics experts at Huntington Academy. The preparation for receiving a permanent makeup application is a lot…


How to Start a Permanent Cosmetics Practice

Get licensed Sure, you’re a great cosmetologist with a ton of talent, but that alone doesn’t qualify you as a permanent makeup professional. Your journey begins with proper certification; many states require a license to perform these types of permanent cosmetics procedures. If you’re not sure about the rules in your state, check with your local and state Department of Health.  Understand that your city or county might have extra rules on top of whatever…


Train with the pros at Huntington Academy of Permanent Cosmetics

Train with the best, be the best! Learn from the industry experts and benefit from several decades of experience. We constantly update our training curriculum as the industry evolves so that we can give our students the most comprehensive instruction possible. We’ve been training permanent cosmetics pros since 1994. We’re very proud of our accomplishments, including the development of our own line of permanent cosmetics pigments- Face Inks. Developed in partnership with one of the…


What to look for In a Permanent Cosmetics Training Academy

There are a lot of places out there offering training in permanent cosmetics- but how do you know if a school is right for you, or if they’ve only been in business for 6 months? In California, for example, only a certificate is required, and some states don’t have any licensing requirement for permanent makeup artists at all, meaning someone inexperienced could be training you to perform procedures. Here’s a bullet point list of how…


Post-Mastectomy or Post Augmentation Breast Re-Pigmentation

Permanent cosmetics tattooing can provide great therapeutic value to those who have survived breast cancer and help them feel better and more whole by using cosmetic techniques to either cover scars from the surgery or facilitate re-pigmentation of the remaining breast tissue. With proper color selection, shaping and placement, we will work to achieve natural looking breast(s). The surgeon who performs your mastectomy probably won’t be able to do the cosmetic procedure to return you…


Types of permanent cosmetics applications

There are many ways to apply permanent cosmetics including digital and analog rotary pen devices, traditional coil machines or even manual hand methods known as microblading or microstroking or soft tap. Whatever your preferred technique, Huntington Academy has you covered by featuring Nouveau Contour, Mei-Cha, MIDAS and Tina Davies devices and hand tools. Manual hand methods Microblading (or microstroking) is primarily an eyebrow technique and is performed manually with a hand tool that has a…


Microblading 101

Is Microblading considered tattooing? Yes! Permanent Cosmetics, micropigmentation, dermal implantation, microblading/microstroking, eyebrow embroidery, and long-time/long-lasting makeup, are ALL different names for the same procedure – cosmetic tattooing. Any time color is placed into the skin with any device or hand tool, it is a tattoo process as defined by many well informed regulators, the medical community, and dictionary sources. Denying this process is a tattoo can be problematic for those who would, for religious or…