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Permanent Makeup and micro-shading specialist

Permanent Makeup and micro-shading specialist

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301C Commerce Street

Occoquan, Virginia  22125


Call or Text:  (703) 213-5255

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Permanent Makeup and micro-shading specialist

Permanent Makeup and micro-shading specialist

Permanent Makeup and micro-shading specialist Permanent Makeup and micro-shading specialist Permanent Makeup and micro-shading specialist

301C Commerce Street

Occoquan, Virginia  22125


Call or Text:  (703) 213-5255

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Welcome

There's much to see here.

 So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. 

 Have any questions? Give us a call!



Currently by Appointment Only.  

All clients are seen By Appointment Only.... 

  

Regular Hours are  10 - 6 pm  /  Tuesday thru Saturday AND some Mondays.


Hours are flexible upon request to accommodate our many clients. 



What is Permanent Makeup?

CONSIDER THE BENEFITS OF ALWAYS LOOKING YOUR BEST!


WHAT IT IS:

 Permanent Makeup is a cosmetic technique which implants shape and color into the skin by using a specialized device.  This method employs a form of tattoo as a means of producing designs, shapes and complimentary colors to enhance a client's natural appearance on a year-round basis,

 thus saving them time, money and knowing they feel and look presentable at all times.


WHAT IT DOES:

 Permanent Makeup will precisely mimic makeup application that was done by a Professional Artist so that you may permanently acquire beautifully shaped Eyebrows, Eyeliner & Lips.

Your face will looks it's best no matter what the occasion - be it Sleeping, Swimming, Exercising, withstanding rain or humidity,  your colors wont run, smudge or wipe off on clothing or coffee mugs.  


CUSTOMIZED LOOK:

Most women want a natural look and some may want a bit more...

 With mutual involvement and your approval, your Artist will work concurrently with you during the procedure to customize and 

achieve the desired result that you have in mind.


WHO BENEFITS:

For those with physical challenges (such as arthritis or poor vision), allergy sufferers to standard cosmetics,  and active Mom's or Professionals with heavy time constraints and busy lifestyles; No re-applying makeup throughout the day, no makeup smudged on clothing or Lip Stick on coffee mugs, 

 Permanent Makeup can be especially liberating from the challenge of constantly having to draw straight lines and will eliminate the struggle to acquire balance and symmetry on areas of the face. 


ADDED BONUS:

Correcting these issues enhances facial features and adds to a more vibrant and youthful appearance.  In fact, some people who have contemplated Cosmetic Surgery have found through Permanent Makeup they did not need surgery after all. Many of their areas of concern were corrected through having the proper template designed for their face!


BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW???

Permanent Makeup extends even further into other industries to include Medical application by visually improving several conditions to include Scar Revision, Alopecia, Vitilago, Port Wine Stain, Stretch Marks, Hair Loss,  Breast Reconstruction - Aureolas & more!


Please Note: The photos on this web site are a combination of healed results and  those that were taken immediately after each procedure...

  Because of this, some photos may show some redness & swelling and the 

colors may appear more vivid than healed results. This is the normal progression of Permanent Makeup immediately (but temporarily) after...


- List of Permanent Makeup Services -










Note: PRICES are subject to change and are non-negotiable


Comfortable Eyeliner Procedure

During any Permanent Makeup procedure, a topical anesthetic is used to ensure maximum comfort.  


This client is having Upper & Lower Eyeliner applied and you can see she is quite relaxed and restful. 


Message by Stylist Carson Kressley


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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND OF ARTIST

Christina Enstice is professionally licensed In Permanent Cosmetics, Cosmetology and has traveled the world as a former Award-winning Entertainer who specialized in costume design and theatrical makeup application . She has trained in Micro-pigmentation at three Academies and interned with renown Permanent Makeup Industry pioneer Astrid Schneider-Harper.  Her desire to bring the convenience and gift of effortless beauty to others is her driving motivation in being a part of this exciting industry.

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TRAINING

* Licensed Cosmetologist at Potomac Academy of Hair Design; Trained with White House Hair Stylist Norbert Alleman for Nancy Reagan.


* Studied Theatrical Stage Makeup over years of travel as an 

Award-winning Tribute Artist that includes on-going theatrical seminars  and professional Permanent Makeup .

conferences 


* Interned with Permanent Makeup industry pioneer 

Astrid Schneider-Harper;  2015-current


* Studied at the prestigious Premiere Pigments Academy / American Institute of Interdermal Cosmetics in Arlington, Texas.


* Studied at The Aesthetics Institute for Permanent Makeup in Vienna


*Is an Ambassador and partner of  Internationally acclaimed

 Nouveau Contour Academy, Orlando Florida . 

 Certified for Advanced Training,  Masters Needle & Technique, 

Color Theory and various other methods


* Licensed Cosmetic Tattoo Artist 2016 by Virginia State Board


* BloodBourne Pathogen and CPR Certified 





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CHRISTINA’S MISSION STATEMENT

After decades of traveling the world,  

Christina understands how 

Permanent Makeup is vital for today's women...


 Christina's goal and passion for her clients is to to bring the convenience and gift of lasting beauty to others. 


Permanent Makeup is for Women who want to look their best 24/7.  


WAKE UP WITH YOUR MAKEUP ON!

Men also enjoy the benefits of Permanent Makeup for natural looking Eyebrow and Eye enhancement


* Christina has clients of all ages and she specializes in Permanent Makeup Application for today's women ages 35 - to Seniors up to the age of 95.  


Reviews

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What Christina’s Clients Have to Say...

" Christina, 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TODAY... YOU are a master!!!  I just sent a text to Astrid to tell her how pleased I was... Awesome!!! "    - Merydith   (Brows & Lips)

                                           

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"Chris, I want you to know that having Permanent Makeup was the BEST decision ever!  You did such a great job and it has made a big difference in my life not having to fool with applying makeup every morning... Thank you!" 

 - Jackie B    (Brows, Eyeliner & Lips)


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Warm, Knowledgeable and friendly.  Thank you for a wonderful experience. 

- Sharon P   (Brows)

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Christina, I am so VERY pleased with everything you did!  I am beyond happy!  Thank you so much!

-Mary M  (Brows, Eyeliner, Lips, Color Correction, Symmetry Correction)

Current Promotion:

Special :


* Military or Senior Discount 

with proof of ID 

20% off.




These discounts may not be combined.


Contact Us

Contact us:

We Love our Clients!

We will respond as soon as possible!  

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 Feel free to ask questions or stop by the Boutique and say Hello!  


- FOR IMMEDIATE BOOKING APPOINTMENT - 

                       Please call 703-213-5255

                                       




Be Always Beautiful

301-C Commerce Street, Occoquan, VA 22125-0414

703-213-5255

Hours

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11:00 am – 07:00 pm

Closed Holidays 


Chris also can work on location 



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Things to Know Before Your Appointment...

Pre-Procedure Information


Deposit & Payment

A non-refundable deposit of $125.00 is required to secure a consultation and/or procedure appointment.  Upon consent of procedure, the full deposit will be applied to the remaining balance at conclusion of your initial procedure appointment. 

You may pay by cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover..


Late or Missed Appointments


Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to fill out paperwork. If you are more than 20 minutes late, appointment maybe rescheduled for another date and your deposit will be forfeited.Please allow no less than 72 hours notice when rescheduling to allow availability for clients.  Should you fail to cancel or reschedule your appointment within the 72 hour time frame, your appointment and deposit is forfeited. If you are late, a $25 deposit will be required to reschedule another consultation or appointment afterwards. The $150 will be applied toward any procedure of choice. Permanent Makeup deposits are non-refundable (unless it is determined that you are not a good candidate for the procedure).


Do not bring items of value to your appointments.  

Permanent Makeup Artist and  her Associates will not be held responsible for any personal items damaged or missing.


Guest Policy


Due to the artistic and detailed nature of this service, guests are not permitted in the procedure room during your treatment to avoid disrupting the artist. Young Children are not permitted in the studio during a consultation or permanent makeupprocedure.


Consultation


We require a consultation, an medical screening by questionnaire, and strongly suggest a

24- hour patch test (a 24 hours spot test using pigment behind the ear to identify individuals who may develop an immediate allergic reaction to procedure) before taking new clients. Allergic reactions are very rare. You may choose to waive your patch test but in doing so you will not hold Permanent Makeup Artist or her Associates liable for any reaction that you may have during or after said procedure.You also understand that allergic reactions to pigments may appear years later.The Consultation is free of charge; after appointment, should you decide not to have a procedure, the $125 fee is refunded or may be applied towards the balance of desired procedure should you wish to continue. Client acknowledges and specifically disclaims any responsibility to Permanent Makeup Artist or their Associates for any adverse reaction to the application of pigments or topical anesthetics. Initial aesthetic consultation may be done in person or in some cases over FaceTime.  

                                                                                       

We currently work by Appointment Only... 


After Consultation


 A price quote and a copy of these appointment policies are given. Clients are never pressured to schedule a procedure. In fact, all procedures should be carefully considered before scheduling them.  This quote is good for 4 months. After 4 months, another consultation will be required & prices may change.


Photographs


Photographs are required (before and after) for private record of procedure progression by Permanent Makeup Artist.  If allowed, permission to use said photographs for online purposes and in office examples is appreciated.  


Prescribed Viral Medication needed for any Lip procedures or Eyeliner


If you have any history with viral infections such as cold sores, herpes simplex, fever blisters, mouth ulcers etc… You are encouraged to contact your Physician to obtain the proper prescription medication (Valtrex, Aclovier, Tamoclovier, Famier, Lysine, Zoverax) to help prevent outbreaks due to pigment implantation stimulation prior to procedure.  This is also true for those who have never experienced such outbreaks as any procedure can trigger dormant virus’s (although it is optional if you have never had any before).  We require you to take Valtrex (1000 mg per day), 7 days prior to & after procedure. This is for any type of Permanent Makeup – not just lips.

We may be able to refer a Doctor to prescribe these medications to you. 


Dental Work


If you are having any Lip procedures, get your dental work done prior to the procedure or wait until 10 days after.


Stimulants


Avoid asprin, coffee, energy drinks, green tea, smoking, vitamins, herbs, salty food, etc… anything that will stimulate blood flow 24 hours prior to your procedure. Stimulants increase blood pressure thus enhance bleeding which pushes pigment out of the skin.


Pregnancy


If you are breast feeding, pregnant or are planning to become pregnant,

 you are not eligible for Permanent Makeup during this time 

 to avoid risk of infection..  


Electrolysis


Should not be done within 5 days of the procedure. Do not pluck, tweeze or wax brow areas at least 24 hours prior. Do not resume any method of hair removal for a week after the procedure.


Latisse or Similar Products…


May not be used for 6 months prior to a procedure and 3 months after.  These products may cause pigment to migrate and become blotchy.


Contact Lenses

Do not wear contact lenses to your procedure. Make sure to bring eyeglasses if needed. Also should you drive, sunglasses are a good idea to bring in case of swelling or bruising.  After any Eyeliner procedure,  your eyes will feel like you have had a good cry for a couple of hours.


Artist / Client Interactive Process


The Permanent Makeup Artist will work directly with the client during the process at all times.  That means you will have input on the color, shape and outcome as the appointment proceeds.  While we will attempt to deliver your desired results, it is understood that Permanent Makeup procedures are of an artistic nature and no final result is guaranteed.


Compliance


 All procedures shall be performed in strict compliance with all hygiene and health protection measures. All needles used to perform procedures are sterile and disposable. It is our guarantee the Permanent Makeup Artist is professionally trained and licensed. 


Note: Client must adhere to all After-Care instructions for optimal results.

Please Read!!!


- Policies -

DEPOSIT


PLEASE NOTE A $125 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED WHEN BOOKING YOUR CONSULTATION, PROCEDURE OR TOUCH-UP APPOINTMENT for Occoquan, Virginia.



Appointment  Deposit & Consultation Reservation Policy:


  • A $125 (Boutique Location) per procedure or $125 (On Location) deposit is required to reserve and secure your consultation appointment.  This deposit  will be credited towards the balance of your final procedure.  


  • Full balance is due upon of completion of services the day of your scheduled procedure via Cash or Credit card.  Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover cards and Cash is accepted..


  • Should you book directly online, Christina will contact you prior to the date to discuss your procedures and whether you are a candidate for each one.  An ideal candidate may vary depending on the procedure desired, the client's Health History, prior Permanent Makeup work done (if any) and client's desired outcome.   If client is unable to qualify for the procedure(s) deposit will promptly be refunded.


  •  All Permanent Makeup clients are required by law to fill out a Health History record, a consent form and to show a valid State Driver's License or State ID prior to procedure.



CANCELLATION POLICY


A minimum 72 hour notice is mandatory for any cancellations or deposit becomes 

non-refundable.  Any additional consultation or appointment date will require a non-refundable deposit of same amount.


NO SHOW POLICY:


A client who does not show for their scheduled consultation or appointment forfeits their deposit and will be required to pay for any future appointments in full at time of rescheduling  appointment.


LATE ARRIVAL POLICY:


Please arrive on time for your appointment to avoid schedule delays for other clients. Should you arrive 15 minutes or more late it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment.  An additional rescheduling fee of $25 will be required.


CONSULTATION FEES & FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS:


  • Most Procedures will require one or more follow-up appointments to achieve the desired results.  This is normal.  Final results are not to be judged until 6-8 weeks until after your original procedure.  Touch-up and Color Refresh appointments when completed after 12 months post original procedure are half price.  Any additional work needed within 24 months or forward is considered a new procedure and will be charged at full price.


  • The client is allowed ONE follow-up session per procedure which is included in the initial fee - valid up to 4 months after initial procedure. Any additional follow-up appointments will incur at minimum $100 or more anytime after the 4 month period depending on date of original procedure.


PLEASE NOTE... YOUR FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENT: 


  • CLIENTS ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE to schedule their Perfecting Session or follow-up appointments by contacting Christina directly no later than 4-6 weeks following their previous appointment.  Failure to do so may result in additional charges or fees.


  • CLIENTS MUST ADHERE TO AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS!  Failure to do so will run the risk of poor pigment results and retention which the Artist will not be held responsible for.






  • Any remote office procedures located away from Occoquan, VA will incur an additional travel fee of $125.



Coming 2020

Botox & Filler Parties

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Ladies and Gentlemen - Injection parties are all the rage & we will be hosting them here at our Boutique.  Our Injection Specialist hails from a top clinic and will be joining us

in 2020. 

Tattoo Removal

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Tattoo removal and correction for permanent makeup is now available!

Corrective Skin Procedures-

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 Correct scarring with color camouflaging, Alopecia, vitalago, corrective symmetry will be available in Mid-2020.   


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PERMANENT MAKEUP: frequently Asked QUESTIONS

What is Permanent Makeup?

It's Liberating!  


WHY??? Well...  See this picture over to the right? ...That's Me, with NO MAKEUP on!!!  

I have had my Brows, Eyeliner and Lips Tattooed now for over 7 years and I roll out of bed this way every single morning...   (okay truth be told I am wearing mascara in the picture...)


Permanent Makeup is the process of implanting pigment/color into the dermis of the skin to aesthetically enhance the natural features of the face. It can also be applied to other aspects of enhancement or correction via medical purposes such as Breast Reconstruction, Scar Revision, Symmetry Correction, Burns, Alopecia, Burns, Discolorations and more. The recovery time is nominal and the results are pretty instantaneous!  No more uneven lines to draw, smudging, runny makeup when you are swimming or on a hot, humid day... Permanent Makeup is a smart, time-saving way to look your best without any effort.  You wake up each day looking great and saving time that you used to use getting ready in the morning.  Everyone seems to say "I should have done this many years ago" once the start enjoying the benefits that Permanent Makeup provides.


Who Benefits from Permanent Makeup?


In general, today's busy women who want to always look presentable and who want to shave off extra time taken to get dressed in the morning;  Mom's and professional women, those who are athletic or swim, have certain conditions such as Stroke Survivors, Arthritis, elderly and those with sight issues or steady hand issues, dexterity issues, Parkinsons or MS... Permanent Makeup ensures professional application look all year round!   The goal of Permanent Makeup at "Be Always Beautiful Boutique" is to enhance your natural beauty, Making you look like you 

- only better!


How long does each procedure take?


Permanent Makeup generally is a 2-step process that requires two visits (sometimes more) to obtain the desired outcome.. Depending on the procedure, it normally will take 1.5 to 2 hours.  A portion of this time involves a consultation of the Client's desired look, a discussion of color choices and mapping of the area that'll be treated and allowing time for the client to absorb a topical anesthetic so that they are comfortable during the porcedure. Typically the follow-up session requires less time.


How Long Does Permanent Makeup last?


Longevity varies from person to person depending on their lifestyle and factors such as sun exposure, health and medications, smoking, products used on skin, the individual's DNA and metabolism.


Is Permanent Makeup the same as tattooing?  


Permanent Makeup for the faced is different from Body Art.  Body Art uses inks and heavier machinery whereas Permanent Makeup uses pigments designed just for the facial areas. 



Is Microblading the Same as Micropigmentation?


Microblading and Permanent Makeup by machine are very different by way of application and longevity.

Microblading - while recently popular in the media, is essentially a hand-held tool carving hairstrokes into the brows similar to an exacto knife.  Whereas Permanent Makeup by machine is much kinder to the skin and will typically lend much longer-lasting results.


At Be Always Beautiful, a State-of-the-Art Computer/Machine Device is used that functions more like a sewing machine where the needle goes straight up and down into the skin, simulating hair strokes, therefore being less injury and damage to the skin.


Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo process that lasts between 4-6 months on average before needing a color refresh. Microblading can only be performed a few times before it starts to leave scaring or possible keloids.  With the machine the implantation of color is far less taxing to the skin. It is a much gentler technique especially on mature skin.


Is Permanent Makeup safe and is it painful?


When you arrive to have your consultation, your health history is reviewed to ensure that you quality for the procedure. Not all individuals are candidates.  Upon approval, the color applied to the skin comes from a high-end pigment line approved by the US FDA and the procedure is performed with disposable, individually dispensed supplies and digitized, sterile equipment specifically designed for facial 

Micro-pigmentation - making the procedure quite safe.  


With strong numbing agents the process is relatively painless and for most feels like a toothpick scratching the surface of the skin.


What is the Healing Process for Permanent Makeup?

Generally speaking healing is an individual experience however most people can expect a little swelling and possibly some bruising with Eyebrows or Eyeliner after a procedure during the next 7-10 days as the healing process begins.  Lips are a different skin texture, they tend to swell the most and may remain puffy from 2 hours up to 2 days.  The skin will heal from the top layer of the skin superficially healing first, gradually down to the lower layers of the skin - 2nd & 3rd layer healing in that order.  As those layers heal they will cover the pigment with mild scabbing that will push up and out of the top layer of skin during this time. The healing is likened to the texture of small fish flakes and eventually fall off and is very mild. You can resume regular activities shortly after the procedure.  It is advised to stay out of the sun, away from dust, no swimming or saunas and avoid excess sweating such as gym exercise the first few days. Final healing results occur about 6-8 weeks out before results can be determined as the skin is adjusting during the healing period and the pigment color will come and go during this time until the healing is complete.  At that point you will want to secure your second follow-up appointment also know as the "Perfecting Session" to address any uneven areas where the color needs to be boosted or adjusted. 


When can I get Botox or Filler?


It is advised to get Botox or Filler after you have had your Permanent Makeup procedure  or two weeks prior.


When do I need a "Perfecting Session", Follow-up Appointment or a Touch-up?  What are the progressive Stages of Permanent Makeup?


Permanent Makeup is typically a two-step process... Perfecting Sessions take place generally 6 to 8 weeks post your initial procedure.  In this session we will address final details to your procedure to ensure its best final results.  This session is included complimentary to your first appointment and must be completed within the next 4 months of your original procedure.


A Follow-up would be any session needed after your complimentary one  within a year and a half time frame. you have up to 18 months to do a follow-up to freshen up the color and shape of your procedure and is half-price of the original price for the procedure.


Anything over 18 months will be considered a new procedure is subject to the current full price. 









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