We’re keeping the new treatments coming with the cosmetic treatments this month and this week is no exception. Working with Katrina Kneebone, this month, we’ve launched not one but two new services in the salon, Microblading and Dermaplaning. But what are they? Don’t worry, in this week’s blog post, we’ve done all the hard work for you as well as getting the expert opinion of Katrina so you’ll know exactly what to expect from our new services.
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that involves a doctor of a licensed medical aesthetician such as Katrina, gently scraping the surface of your skin with a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin and peach fuzz. It’s beneficial for a number of reasons including smoother looking and feeling skin, a natural glow and it can also mean avoiding having to use harsh exfoliators. For more on the treatment and if it’s right for you, we recommend this article from Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Microblading is the semi-permanent secret to faking fuller eyebrows that look completely natural. The completely bespoke approach is individual to each client and see’s Katrina use a tool with 10-12 small needles that don’t penetrate the skin but gently scratch the surface.
The needle very finely implants featherweight strokes with a medical grade pigment on the epidermis layer for the skin, creating fine, realistic and natural hair strokes. Unlike tattooing it’s not permanent and the colour normally fades within 18 months but microblading tends to have a much more natural finish with brush-like strokes rather than the heavy dark ink of a tattoo. For more on what to expect, check out this article from ELLE Beauty.
Hey Katrina, tell us a bit about yourself?
I have been in the beauty industry for nearly 30 years and educating students for almost 20 years. I also run my own business and training academy in Devon. I have worked for Steiner, colleges, spa’s, London fashion week and much more.
How did you become qualified?
I took the industry renowned KB Pro Course, it’s an intensive course that took me nearly a year to train in. I had to do 20 case studies, written assessments and from this I achieved my Level 4 qualification, which enables me to be a licensed permanent cosmetic artist.
I specialise in natural looking brows, creating tiny hair-strokes which create an illusion of a natural looking brow.
What made you want to work in this field?
I got into semi-permanent make up as being a therapist and having a mature clientele noticed my clients losing eyebrows due to menopause. Also, no two eyebrows are symmetrical, some ladies require an arch to their brow giving an appearance of an eye lift.
Some brows are missing hair in areas and using the technique of brow strokes allows you give the appearance of realistic hair strokes, done by microblading and digital machine method.
How can your treatments benefit the customers of The Colour Palette Salon?
I’ve put absolutely everything into building a professional, specialised and trustworthy reputation and strives to deliver high end treatments with remarkable results and looks. No two clients are the same and I love being able to offer a completely bespoke service to all of my clients.
So who’s ready for absolutely flawless brows and supple skin? Our bookings with Katrina are now open and for more queries and information, don’t hesitate to get in contact directly with The Colour Palette Salon.
Don’t forget if you’re looking for more style inspiration, we have a Pinterest page packed full of hair, beauty and fashion here: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/colourpalettesalon/
Author: Nerissa Pratt