Yes... I've started a blog about microblading and Semi Permanent Makeup
So, as you can see, I have decided to start a blog. Before you yawn and navigate away thinking that this is just another means of monetising my business by throwing my two pence in about the aesthetic industry, let me shed a little light on why I have decided to put some of my thoughts down on proverbial 'paper'.
For a while now, I have had more and more concerns surrounding the ethical nature of the business that I am in, and following on from this, the legitimacy of it. I have come across so many instances of women begging for my help to 'correct' the bad microblading that they have had done, to then invite them into my clinic and hear that their microblading wasn’t the only sub standard, shady, aesthetic treatment that they have encountered. I am sad to say that it feels as though the explosion of women (and men) feeling as though they need to ‘look better’ as a result of the airbrushed, unrealistic images that we hold ourselves to every time we look on our social media platforms, this problem becomes bigger everyday.
This is a dichotomy inducing problem for me, being in the industry myself and feeling these insecurities to greater or lesser degrees depending on the circumstances, but I feel as though it is time for me to do something to try and help.
It is no secret if you have met me that you know that I'm passionate about what I do, it is not simply microblading to me. The journey extends much further, and the conversations I have with my clients always go beyond some pigmentation beneath the skin. But there are times when my clients have expectations, or misguided facts about the practices that I am meant to be the professional in, that make me wonder who we are turning into as a people. Do we all want to look the same? Do we all believe that more is always better? Do we think that because we googled something we are now the expert? Does all skin take SPMU differently? In SPMU does one type/size fit all?
I pose these questions because the fact is that it is becoming more and more difficult to be a professional in this field and I have a feeling that I know why this is, but because it is an amalgamation of a few problems all converging, it is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate my business away from it and so I have decided to tackle some of these issues head on by writing about them! The hope is that I can shed some much needed light on some of the techniques and practices within my area of this industry, and give you, as the client, better information on what you should be able to expect when you visit someone like me. As a follow on from this, and due to the increasing number of you who typically ask me for advice concerning other areas of beauty, and indeed business, I shall also be using this platform to talk about various other areas of the medical aesthetic industry, and of course, women in business.
Let’s be friends (if we aren’t already!) feel free to comment down below and ask me anything you like...
Topics I will be covering in future blogs:
What type of SPMU is right for you?
Influencers influence on the medical aesthetic industry...
Does more expensive really mean better?
How much regulation is there in the Semi Permament Makeup industry?
All this and much more to come...