Introducing HD Brows

Introducing HD Brows

I’m delighted to announce that I am now offering HD Brow treatments at the salon in addition to my usual permanent makeup services.  HD Brows are ideal for those looking for a quick, amazing brow upgrade this holiday season. HD Brows are completely unique and bespoke to you, giving you the perfect brows to compliment your natural features.

Contact me today through FaceBook or Instagram today to become the #browboss you deserve to be!

 

Amazing Savings on your Christmas Brows

Amazing Savings on your Christmas Brows

I recently ran an offer throughout October, with a huge saving of up to £120 on all microblading, powder and combination brow services. The deal was very popular, but I have had several messages in the past week or so from people who missed out on this amazing deal. With Christmas on the horizon, I decided to give those people an early Christmas present and honour the October offer prices. As such, I’d like to extend the offer throughout the festive period for all my new customers. That means there is still time to book in for your perfect Christmas or New Years brows! There is still limited availability in November and December but these appointments are filling up fast. Any bookings made during this period will be charged at the special offer price,meaning you can book well into 2020 if you want to buy for a Christmas present (or a present to yourself!) Click Here for all available booking dates and times.

Gift vouchers are also now available. Please contact me directly via Facebook or Instagram and I will happily post them out to you or they can be picked up directly from the salon. All vouchers purchased before the end of 2019 will also be honoured at the offer price. Give somebody you love the gift of amazing brows this Christmas!

 

The Right Brows For You

The Right Brows For You

At Emporium Beauty Specialists, I offer a variety of eyebrow treatments to suit every taste. The differences between these treatments can sometimes be confusing when deciding on which is best for you. Each offers it’s own advantages and each has it’s own unique look and style. Which one is right for you? Read on to find out.

Microblading

Microblading is the most natural looking eyebrow treatment I offer. This is due to the way each individual hair stroke is applied to the skin. As you can see from the image above, every hair stroke is drawn by hand. Pigment is applied in a way that mimics natural hair growth and makes for a realistic brow. I use a method that creates a unique brow for each client, based on the individual structure of their face, meaning that your brows will always look right for you.

Microblading is perfect for people with thin, patchy or non-existent eyebrows. The finished effect is less dramatic and defined than other treatments but offers a full, natural brow to those who desire the most realistic brow possible. Microblading is available to everybody but skin type can have an effect on the levels of retention. Particularly oily skin will retain less of the pigment than drier skin and may need more regular top ups. Most skin types will have at least a twelve month retention but this can increase anywhere up to 24 months with the correct aftercare.

Ombre or Powder Brows

Ombre Brows offer a more dramatic look than microblading, providing a more powdered physical appearance. This is due to the machine applied technique which inserts many more tiny dots of pigment rather than the hairstroke application of microblading. The result is a thicker appearance and more defined outline. Ombre brows are perfect for those looking for a more filled-in brow without the need to apply any further makeup. Ombre brows follows the same initial structure as microblading, meaning that the brow shape is still drawn using your faces unique structure. The brow shape will remain as natural as possible.

Again, Ombre brows are suitable for anybody, but this treatment retains much better on oily skin than microblading. Ombre brows are also perfect for clients who have had previous microblading and are looking to redefine their brows. When clients come to me with microblading from other artists, I always recommend Ombre as this is the best method for covering existing PMU, so if you are unhappy with your current treatment and do not want to go down the route of removal, Ombre brows are the brows for you. It’s also ideal for those who spend hours filling in their eyebrows daily!

Combination Brows

My signature combination brows offer the best of both techniques. You get the natural, individual hair strokes of microblading combined with the fuller, defined effect of Ombre. Combination brows also have the added benefit of retaining for longer on oily skin than microblading. So if you want the hyper-realistic microblading look with longer retention and a touch of drama without the full on definition of Ombre brows, Combination brows are the way to go.

You can find more info and prices for my treatments in our pricing section or if you have any further questions, feel free to contact me directly through Facebook.

Rebecca

Emporium Beauty Specialists

Helping Ali

Helping Ali

 

Meet Ali

Since March of 2017,  As a way of giving back to the amazingly strong women suffering through the after effects of chemotherapy and alopecia, I have been honoured to provide free of charge microblading to some very inspirational people. One of my very first clients was a beautiful lady named Ali Lowe. Mother of three Ali had been recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer and was looking to have her brows microbladed before losing her hair due to chemotherapy. I was incredibly happy to perform this for her and hoped it would provide the smallest amount of happiness in what was a traumatic time. As you can see from her smile, I like to think we did just that!

Undeterred by the long and painful road ahead of her, Ali entered the salon full of hope and determination to beat her condition, not just for herself but for her young family, too. Her attitude towards every woman’s worst fear was truly inspirational and helped me to put a lot of my own problems into perspective. If I had helped Ali feel more like the beautiful woman she is, she helped me more so to evaluate what is important in this life.

It was tough, but Ali fought bravely and her cancer finally went into remission! I was so happy when I heard the news, delighted for her and her family that all her efforts had been rewarded.

Earlier this month, two years after originally meeting Ali, the cancer returned. And so the aggressive chemotherapy starts again and Ali remains as defiant as ever in the face of this heartbreaking setback.

As I said earlier, Ali has helped me to realise the importance of the time we have with our families. As a mother of a young daughter myself, I know how cherished the memories of time together can be. With this in mind, I want to try and help Ali once more. This time I want to help to make the time she has with her young family as enjoyable and memorable as can be.

How YOU Can Help

I have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Ali to spend on days out with her girls to hopefully help take some of the stress out of the situation for everyone involved. As an incentive to help raise as much as possible, everybody who donates at least £5 to the go fund me page will be entered into a prize draw for either

1 Free Microblading Full Treatment worth £300 (including consultation and top up)

1 Free Full Powder Brows Treatment worth £300 (including consultation and top up)

1 Free Refresh Top Up worth £180

Every £5 donation will gain you one entry, so, for example, if you donate £20, that equates to 4 opportunities to win. If you are an existing client and wish to donate but do not need the treatment, this can be gifted to the person of your choice. Please be aware that the treatment will only go ahead if you are deemed suitable during the consultation. If, for whatever reason, you are not suitable, the treatment can again be gifted to the person of your choice. 100% of all donations will go directly to Ali and her girls.

My brief involvement with Ali has shown me how much the little things matter. Whether that’s helping a young lady retain her femininity by providing a free microblading treatment or helping someone have one more day of happiness with their family, it’s important to do what we can for those in their hours of need. We can’t cure Ali’s cancer or make her chemotherapy treatments any less painful, but we can help to put another smile on her face.

Please click the button below to go straight to the GoFundMe page and donate what you can.

Help Ali

Rebecca Morey

Emporium Beauty Specialists.

The True Cost Of Microblading

The True Cost Of Microblading

When people contact me about Microblading and Ombre Brows, one of the first questions that always comes up is the price. It is, of course, understandable that cost is such an important factor when considering the treatment. It is a big investment and a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. With that being said, it has always been my belief that Microblading and Powder Brows are among the most cost effective treatments in the entire beauty industry.

First of all, let’s consider how much we spend on eyebrow maintenance each year. In 2015, a study by The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) found that the average British woman spends £200 pounds on their eyebrows. A massive 81% of women surveyed said they considered eyebrow maintenance to be a vital part of their daily routine, averaging 49 minutes per week spent on caring for their brows.

As I said, this study was conducted 4 years ago in 2015, right at the start of the eyebrow revolution. I can only speculate, but given how the demand for perfect brows has only increased and from conversations with my clients, I can only imagine that the £200 per month figure has increased in the last few years. Be that as it may, if we use the £200 figure as a guide, this works out at £18.50 spent on brows every month.

Microblading and Powder brow treatments at Emporium Beauty Specialists works out at £25 per month. Yes, this is slightly higher than the £18.50, but remember that you will also be saving yourself almost an hour a week from your daily beauty regime. (Again, I think for most people reading this, we would admit to spending longer than 49 minutes on our brows per week before having a semi-permanent treatment!)

Now, here’s where things get interesting…

The majority of my clients treatments last them much longer than 12 months due to the high quality of the pigments I use and the precision of the work. On average, I perform a refresh top up every 18 months. In many cases, this can stretch to as long as 24 months, which is why my top up prices reflect this high rate of retention. So, if we take the average 18 month retention rate, your Microblading or Powder Brow treatment becomes £16.60 per month.  If you are fortunate enough to achieve 24 month retention, this figure reduces even further to £12.50 per month!

Let’s now compare this to another sector of the beauty industry; hair care. A 2017 study found that, on average, British women spend £756 pounds on their hair each year. That’s a whopping £63 per month. This may seem like a very high figure, but when you factor in salon visits and home hair care products, the numbers soon add up.

Maybe it’s a little unfair to compare prices to hair care…how about we look at hair removal? The Average woman spends £23,000 over the course of her lifetime to remove unwanted hair. That’s some £320 per year, or £26.60 per month.

With hair, wanted or otherwise, we usually don’t realise quite how much we are spending. It’s usually a case of smaller amounts being paid over a longer period of time. My point is, it all adds up. Yes, Microblading and Powder Brow treatments are a big initial investment, but when we work out the money and time we are saving over the course of the treatments lifespan, it really is an investment worth making.

 

Rebecca

Emporium Beauty Specialists

 

Eyebrow Self Care

Average Spend
£18.50/Month

Hair Care Treatments

Average Spend
£63/Month
Researching Your Artist

Researching Your Artist

My biggest pieces of advice for anybody interested in having ombre brows or microblading treatments is simple…

Do your research!

Sometimes, however, this is easier said than done. There are so many options and so much conflicting advice, it can be hard to determine the right artist for you. Unfortunately, as with any industry, there are also plenty of people ready and willing to con you out of your money with sub-par work and questionable marketing practices. Just this past week I was horrified to discover that somebody had been using my videos and the work of other respected artists and claiming it as their own.

With all this to contend with, how can you be certain that the amazing artist you are viewing is actually as good as they claim to be? There are a few little warning signs you can look out for including:

1, Check the consistency of the artists work. If they post beautiful brows in one picture then lower standard work in the next, there’s a possibility that the higher quality work isn’t their own.

2, Try not to be tempted by deals that seem too good to be true. Unfortunately, they usually are. Ombre and Microblading artists who are trained to a high standard are always taught to value the quality of their work. Microblading, when done right, is a complex, timely procedure which requires intense concentration from your artist and this is usually reflected in the cost. Those groupon deals may seem like a good idea at the time but can be more costly and undesirable in the long run.

3, Finally, and most importantly, read as many reviews as you can from an artist’s previous clients. Client feedback has been incredibly important to the growth of my salon and I proudly display my ratings for all to see. The following are all reviews left willingly by satisfied customers and can be viewed directly on my facebook page here.

“I had the absolute pleasure of having my eyebrows microbladed by Rebecca. From start to finish, she guided me through the whole process and carried out the microblading with so much care and precision. I am due for my top up in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait to see them completed. I have always hated my eyebrows and dreaded drawing them on every morning. I can honestly say that I absolutely love them now and so many people have commented on how natural they look. I would highly recommend Rebecca. Thank you so much!”

“After years of over plucking my brows were patchy and rubbish! I was recommended Becky by a couple of friends, and having looked at the results showed on all the pics, I decided to take the plunge! I wanted a natural look, and was a little nervous but at the initial consultation Becky put me at ease straight away. She is so professional and obviously passionate about her work, a real perfectionist! I love my new natural beautifully shaped brows – just had my top up today, and have to say she’s a genius!! Thanks Becky”

“I’ve just had the most wonderful experience having my eyebrows mircrobladed with Rebecca Morey!

Her service and attention to detail was exceptional and the results are superb, she is a pure perfectionist!

Anyone thinking about or trying to find someone they can trust, i 100% recommend Emporium Beauty Specialists.”

“Thank you Becky for my fabulous eyebrows, professional from start to finish and totally put me at ease after discussing my fears as I was extremely nervous!! I can highly recommend Becky, she listened to what I wanted and the results look amazing and exactly what I wanted. Thank you xx”

As stated above, doing your research can be tricky. These days, everybody knows somebody who has been scammed or mis-sold a service. These three simple steps can help you to feel more confident in your decision making when choosing an artist. Take the time to ensure you are putting your brows in a safe pair of hands.

Rebecca
Emporium Beauty Specialists