By Camilla Seton
“Rewind 30 years and I never would have thought of becoming a permanent makeup artist.
The truth is I started my journey in response to losing someone very dear to my heart through Cancer. During this period I met some truly inspirational and amazing ladies who, due to their invasive treatment, lost their hair or experienced physical changes. Chatting to these women made me realise how hair plays such a vital role in not only our physical appearance but also our self-confidence and outlook on life. I wanted to try and help ladies in similar positions.
Almost straight away I began studying to become a permanent makeup artist and as soon as I qualified, I set up my own business! My drive and ambition comes from my father and a long line of military!
This was over 15 years ago and today my business is thriving more than ever. I qualified as a Trainer for the Nouveau Beauty Group and I was one of the first Elite permanent makeup artists in the UK to be recognised by the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals in the USA. I find it incredibly rewarding to be able to give something back to new therapists and pass on my “gems of wisdom”.
Every one of my clients is an individual and each bring a different story and reason for choosing permanent makeup. Whether this be for their wedding, holiday, party or body confidence reasons. However the one thing they all have in common is the desire to leave my salon with the “Gift of confidence”. And that is something I pride myself in being able to deliver every time.
Permanent cosmetics is not for everyone and I’m not interested in trying to change that. I just thrive from being able to make a positive impact on someone’s self-esteem and inevitably their big day.
Permanent cosmetics can be whatever you want it to be, from natural, glamorous, obvious or understated. Whatever you choose. However a permanent makeup artist should never let enhancement look anything less than perfect. You’d be surprised how a simple enhancement can make such an impact.
Receiving a photo after a client’s big day melts my heart. I feel as though I had a part in their special day, and probably no one else will ever know. Just the way I like it.
To say I love my job is an understatement.
Life has not always been kind to me but the gift that I am able to give to so many women motivates and drives me forward.
Life is incredibly short so if there is something you want, strive to get it and never underestimate the power of an eyebrow!”