The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Business

July 11, 2009

Permanent makeup offered locally

Jolonda Freeman Permanent Cosmetics has joined Jamie’s Therapeutic Touch’s full service day spa and medi spa.

Freeman has been doing permanent makeup for five years and is a Certified Intradermal Cosmetic Technician. Freeman is currently living in Dallas and driving in to do permanent makeup work at Jamie's.

"With permanent cosmetics, this is no longer a fantasy and no longer for celebrities only," said Freeman. “It’s so convenient for people who have hectic lifestyles and just don’t have the time to spare each morning.”

Freeman says there are many reasons a woman should love her ‘new’ look without make-up.

“Everyone should consider getting their eyebrows, lips or eyelids done,” Freeman said. “Permanent makeup also is ideal for women with allergies to makeup, or for those who might suffer from poor vision or an unsteady hand.”

The process, known as micro-pigmentation, dates back to the start of the 20th century and became popular in the 1930s. In the last few decades, inks that contained iron-oxides were replaced with all-organic pigments, which prevent the discoloration and fading that made the procedure less-desirable in the past.

Freeman has worked on women ages 16 to 80, who chose permanent makeup for reasons of both convenience and necessity, she said.

“I love what I’m doing because it helps people look and feel better about themselves,” Freeman said.

Not all clients are women. Many of the clients are men as permanent cosmetics may offer some flattering applications for a man as well. For example: lash enhancement, which denses the lashes, adds color and depth to eyes; brow enhancement, which makes the brows stronger and more prominent, and can change the shape of the entire face and expression. Particularly for the very blonde man, a taupe pigment is implanted between the lashes and between the brows creating a greater depth and definition of features.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call 903-723-SKIN (7546) or visit the spa’s Web site online at www.spajamie.com. Jamie's Therapeutic Touch located 1730 Crockett Rd.

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