Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is permanent make up?

    Permanent makeup gives you the look of professionally applied makeup everyday, with natural-looking results that can be as subtle or as dramatic as you want. The effect is achieved by tattooing hypo-allergenic specialist pigments into the dermal layer of your skin. The results fade gradually over 2-3 years, with a “colour boost” recommended around 12-18 months after the initial application – to maintain a fresh look.

  • Why have permanent make up?

    Naturally, everyone wants to look their best at all times, with permanent make up looking good everyday is a reality! Waking up with perfectly shaped brows, defined eyes and beautiful lips without having to apply makeup, your make up is permanently smudge free.

  • What if I have specific medical needs?

    You may have specific requirements for semi-permanent makeup such as scars, alopecia, chemotherapy, vitiligo, loss of sight or other health related concerns. Semi-permanent makeup is an extremely beneficial and very successful for these types of medical concerns.

  • Is permanent makeup safe?

    We use the highest quality sterile needles, which are disposed of immediately after the treatment is completed. Charmaine Harding follows a code of practice that ensures a safe treatment. We choose to work only with top quality pigments that meet European medical standards.

  • Does it hurt?

    We want you to be relaxed during the treatment and in as little discomfort as possible, so we use anaesthetic before and during the treatment.

  • How long does it take to recover?

    Normally the colour will be darker for the first few days. You may experience light to moderate swelling, especially with eyeliner and lip procedures. After the initial few days, the skin will heal and will begin to gently flake the treated area will then lighten. on some occasions it may be too light for you, we recommend that you have a top up around 4-6 weeks after to refine and perfect the result.

  • How long does permanent makeup last?

    It lasts for many years but we recommend having a colour boost around 12-18 months the initial treatment allowing you to maintain a fresh look.

  • Will I need to pluck or tint my eyebrows?

    Yes. Semi Permanent Makeup does not affect the hair growth or colour in any way. It only colours the skin under the hair.

  • Health & Safety?

    Charmaine Harding uses the latest and most advanced equipment available.  Our equipment is designed against cross contamination and the needles we use are disposed of immediately after treatment.  All equipment complies with all Health and Safety requirements.