Microblading now offered in the Sacramento area!

Before and after microblading on my client with an Everlasting Brows 11 point needle tip

Before and after microblading on my client with an Everlasting Brows 11 point needle tip

Most people were not born with perfect brows, and either can't see well enough to fill them in, don't have the time, lead an active lifestyle and don't want to wear makeup, don't have the hand dexterity to fill them in, or they plain just get sick of putting makeup on every day and want to simplify their routine. Microblading can help! I was a skeptical about it when I first saw it being offered a couple years ago. Little did I know I would be the one offering it today!

Microblading is the process of using a small hand tool called a microblade to implant a fine hairstroke line of pigment into the upper layer of the dermis. The fine stroke line means there is less pigment implanted into the skin, therefore making it fade within the course of a couple years. Since fading happens rather quickly, it is suggested to come in every year or so to touch up the color and make adjustments as needed. The microblade itself has a small needle grouping of anywhere between 7-14 very tiny needles packed together in a row. These needles can also vary in thickness depending on the diameter of the client's hair, and the amount of needles determines the length of the hairstroke it can create. The etching of the skin with this needle creates a fine hairstroke. It. Is. BEAUTIFUL!

The microblade tool from Everlasting Brows using an 11 point needle tip

The microblade tool from Everlasting Brows using an 11 point needle tip

When it came to learning permanent makeup, I wanted to do it right. I knew that learning to microblade was the end game, but as a perfectionist and a person who wants to continuously learn, I went the correct route and took a 100-hour fundamentals permanent makeup training, where I learned brows, eyeliner, and lips with a digital hand piece machine. I trained under Karen Holvey of Huntington Permanent Makeup Academy in Orange County. With her vast knowledge spanning 30 years in this industry, I learned many things about the industry, about tattooing, about skin, and about client issues. I knew that it would set me apart when I took my microblade training. Back in April when I first decided this, I purchased microblade tools to practice with at home. It turns out that when I took my microblade training recently, that my work and experience did stand out against the other students in the class. I took my training with UK based Everlasting Brows, which was a 3 day course offered in the San Francisco area. 

Now, why YOU need microblading! If you know me, you know that I do not bullshit you! I stopped working in retail cosmetics ten years ago purely because I was never 100% committed to any one product line, which didn't make me a very good salesperson. This means that I don't back anything that I don't really believe in, and microblading is one of them. 

Microblading is meant to mimic hairs. This is important to understand because while traditional permanent makeup applied with the hand piece CAN offer a shaded in look as well as hairstrokes, microblading cannot do that, nor can it cover an existing tattoo. Think of the microblade as an exacto knife. The fine angled blade can only cut in one direction, which creates a hair. You cannot continuously cut over and over again in the same spot with the microblade, or you would traumatize the skin. The hand piece can do this, because it goes in and out of the skin like a sewing machine, creating a fine dot pattern that eventually blurs out, instead of a precise cut that remains sharp. Since I have been trained in both, I can offer a blended look which combines both traditional permanent makeup and microblading, giving you a realistic looking brow that also retains a look of being filled in with powder. Most people are a great candidate for microblading or permanent makeup, but there may be a temporary or permanent contraindication that would prevent you from having it done. Please refer to the FAQ section on my Permanent Makeup page. 

With microblading, you don't have to have existing brow hair to obtain a natural look. Since microblading is meant to look like real hair, it is still totally realistic looking! If you do have hair, or want to change your shape or fill in sparse areas, you are also a great candidate for it. Many of my clients tell me that they're mostly happy with their brows, but that they just want to fill in a few spots, lift their arch, or just make them look fuller. Guess what? These are all GREAT reasons to have it done!. If you are in Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, or anywhere in the Bay Area, Tahoe, or Northern California in general, you can come have them done! There is a shortage of well trained artists in Sacramento, so I decided to change that. As a makeup artist for the last 12 years and an esthetician for 3, the amount of clients I have asking for this service is ten fold what it was when I first started in the industry. 

My salon is located within the Rocklin Phenix Salon Suites, and my business name is Mandie Fenrich Permanent Makeup. Please email me through the form on my website, or visit my facebook page here!

As a deal for any new clients who book before December 31, you will save $100 off microblading or traditional permanent makeup for brows! Your appointment includes a touchup at 6-8 weeks, and then it is strongly suggested to come in every year for a color boost. Once you book a day, I will send you an invoice via Square of $100 to retain your date. Your deposit is non-refundable and if you need to change your appointment for any reason, I need 24 hours notice to be able to rebook your time slot. Please respect my time and I will respect yours!

I am a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and a BBB Accredited business.



Ten items to winterize your skincare and makeup kit!

When I think of fall and winter, I think of cold hands, pumpkin spice lattes, dry skin, ankle boots, cozy sweaters, rainy mornings, foundation that doesn't match me anymore, and more dry skin. Prepping your skin and switching up a few items in your makeup bag will make a world of difference when getting into the colder months. Below I am compiling a list of skin care and cosmetic items to combat harsher climates!

1. Sonia Roselli Sex-A-Peel Instant Exfoliation Spray. This liquid exfoliant is super gentle on even the most sensitive of skin. You spray it on, rub it in, and watch the skin bead up and peel off. Our skin may be losing moisture during the winter time, but exfoliation is just as important to keep new healthy skin growth and to combat those dry patches. 

2. Image Skincare Vital-C Hydrating Repair Creme. This rich, non greasy moisturizing creme is loaded with antioxidants and emollients to hydrate stressed, dehydrated skin and gives the skin a great base for foundation. 

3. Image Skincare Ageless Total Eye Lift Creme. This glycolic/retinol blend eye creme will help to resurface fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and texture around the eye area. It is better to use retinols and acids in the winter, when the sun's rays aren't as strong to minimize any sun damage that can happen while the skin is sensitized. 

4. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick. These shadow sticks are a favorite of mine for winter because I can use a light one such as Golden Pink for a soft wash of color, and then bump it up to a smokey eye by adding Rich Caviar or Heather Steel for a holiday party or a night out with friends. They go on creamy, but dry down and become long wearing and crease proof. 

5. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for lip and cheek. Another Bobbi Brown favorite! This lip and cheek creme is perfect for adding a glow from within for those dreary months. Use a natural color like Powder Pink for a soft natural nude pink wash of color, or bump it up with Raspberry for a richer flush across the cheeks and a beautiful berry tone to the lip. 

6. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. Finding a great concealer that doesn't crease, is long wearing, and can cover up dark circles while looking natural can be a difficult find, but this concealer from NARS covers all your bases. Dotting on a tiny bit of this concealer under the eye instantly brightens and diffuses any trace of dark circles or hyperpigmentation, without looking cakey or amplifying any skin texture issues. 

7. Picky individual lash clusters. These are such a great find! If you are not one for fake lashes, but want a little bit of drama in your holiday party eye makeup, these small lash clusters are easy to apply and give volume without looking like false lashes. You can also mix and match styles to customize your entire look. 

8. Tom Ford lipstick. What else can I say about Tom Ford except that he owns my soul? His rich, creamy lipsticks combine luxury with true color payoff, comfortable feel, and long wearing properties. For the holidays I prefer a classic red like Cherry Lush, or a natural pink like Pink Dusk or Spanish Pink if you're pairing the lip with a smokey eye. 

9. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. This is the PERFECT liquid highlighter because you can wear it on it's own patted over the high points of the face, or mixed in with your favorite foundation to give yourself a glow. Try Moonstone for light skin tones, and Opal for medium to deeper skin tones.

10. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille perfume. The ultimate sultry warm scent for winter. Tom Ford's perfumes come with a hefty price tag, but one spray will last through the entire day. Tobacco Vanille has warm notes of tobacco, spices, tonka bean, vanilla and cocoa. It's warm, sexy, rich, and perfectly luxurious. It's the perfect scent to warm up these cold nights.