Eyebrow Renovation and Permanent Makeup
Permanent makeup is available in downtown Charlottesville by a trained, certified professional specializing in eyebrow renovation, eyeliner, and lip color application.
(434) 825-0481 (mobile)

Charlottesville, VA      

Areas of benefit from permanent makeup

* Saves time -- effortless good looks, both day and night

* Serves your active lifestyle -- won't run or streak during your workout

* Gives a natural, "beautiful without makeup" look

* Ends the difficulty of applying makeup with glasses

* Minimizes those aging changes around eyes and lips

* Eliminates a challenge for arthritic or shaky hands

Frequently asked questions

Is it really a tattoo? Yes. For procedures such as eyebrows, eyeliner and lip color, I use a rotary device which looks similar to an electric toothbrush. It holds sterile needles, either single or in a row or a group of two or more. These needles are discarded after one use. The needle penetrates the skin to a depth equal to the thickness of a dime (.137 inches).

Does it hurt? A little, yes. The sensation is a pinprick, and the discomfort passes more quickly than for a cut or a bruise. I use topical anesthetics, such as lidocaine (similar to novocaine), to make you more comfortable both during and after the procedure.

How long does it take? Including the prep time, most procedures take a little over an hour. You should allow two hours so that you don't feel rushed.

What are the risks? I do everything I can to minimize the likelihood of allergic reactions -- this is why client profiles are so detailed. I use sterile needles and universal precautions against infection, just the way your doctor does. I take your picture three times: before the procedure, without makeup, to show our starting point; with makeup, showing the desired result (in an effort to give you exactly what you want); and after the procedure.

What are your qualifications? I have been trained in a course of permanent cosmetics study approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia. My teacher is also certified by the Commonwealth. She is one of only four in Virginia who have been accredited to teach permanent makeup. I am certified by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP), a national organization that promotes safe and ethical practices. For more information, call me:

Mary Hunter

(434) 825-0481 mobile


Located in Downtown Charlottesville 100 2nd Street NW (second floor among The Hook offices), between McGuffey and the Mall.

Monday through Friday 10am-7pm by appointment and by chance

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