sacramento brows

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.



Soon to come -- permanent makeup!!

When the State of CA Board of Cosmetology took away my ability to tint eyebrows and eyelashes, I was left crushed. Since then I have been helping my clients with their lashes and brows with waxing, shaping, and extensions. Something still didn't seem like it was good enough, and I am ALWAYS on the hunt for solutions to my clients' problems. Permanent makeup solves MANY of these problems, but permanent makeup today is not the same permanent makeup of the 90s.

When I was first starting to work in makeup, I worked for Macy's and Nordstrom, helping women find the perfect foundation or the perfect lipstick. What also came with this, was full makeup application appointments, some of which were focused on me trying to work around bad, faded, or improperly applied permanent makeup. I would have to conceal brows that had faded to a light grey or red, had drooped down the face, or were the wrong shape entirely. I was absolutely TERRIFIED of permanent makeup and I advised all of my clients against it. Well, that was 10 years ago and I can safely say that times have changed. 

I first rekindled my love for permanent makeup (especially permanent brows) about a year ago, when following various makeup artist on Instagram, and someone had posted the work of a woman in the Concord area. Her work blew my mind. The brows were not the blockish, dark, looming inky brows of the 90s, no, they were beautiful, natural, hairlike strokes placed perfectly on the client to work with their skin tone and bone structure. Little did I know, an obsession was born. 

Over the next year, I followed many artists and researched techniques on permanent makeup, as more of an interest than an actual career path. I found that the techniques for permanent makeup had changed, that inks, tattoo guns, and technique had changed, leaving the brows of yesterday in the dust. It was around this time that my own clients starting to ask me if I was ever going to offer this service, as I would be great at it. I never even gave it a thought, until I did.

About a month ago, I was on a work trip with a friend, and we had a little too much to drink the night before. The next morning, I woke up very early and decided to research some stuff on my laptop, and on a whim I started to look into permanent makeup. I decided, right then and there, that this was something I really wanted to pursue. I had already been a makeup artist for 12 years and an esthetician for two, so a transition to permanent makeup seems like a natural one. 

When I was doing my research, I found an academy in Orange County that offers a 100 hour training, in a facility that is dedicated to providing professional education to many permanent makeup artists around the country. I chose the Huntington Academy of Permanent Cosmetics, because they seemed to really be involved in their student's education, as well as not being flashy or wanting to just make money off the student. For the education I will receive, the investment is completely worth it. 

In August I will be in the week-long class, and after I am complete, I will hopefully be apprenticing under another permanent makeup artist, with the goal to build a full clientele by next summer. With my existing expertise in makeup, bone structure, color theory, and skin type, I plan to specialize in hairstroke brows (also called microblade, 3d brows, 6d brows, or featherstroke brows) and also eyeliner. I will still be taking lash and makeup clients, but over time I will let those fade out. I am hoping to be closer to the Roseville or Folsom area, to be able to cater to all of my Sacramento clientele and also clients further up the hill.

Please check back with me periodically to inquire about being one of my first clients at a very discounted rate!