While a new micro-blading service in Orewa offers women an easy-care beauty regime, owner Tristine Sauvat says it is a procedure that has wide ranging benefits.
She says it is perfect for women who have busy lifestyles or play a lot of sport, but is also a solution for women with failing eyesight or who wear contact lenses, who have injured or arthritic hands, who have alopecia or who have had chemotherapy.
“The advances in the treatment mean that the results are natural looking,” she says. “You can wake up in the morning knowing your make-up is already done.”
Tristine specialises in micropigmentation and has had more than 30 years experience as a beauty therapist. She has run her own businesses, and has spent many years teaching and demonstrating procedures and products for Elle International.
“When I was on my OE, I lived in a kibbutz, learned Hebrew and studied at a beauty college in Tel Aviv,” she says. “I returned to the Hibiscus Coast 35 years ago and more recently, I have been very involved with my four lovely grandchildren. They are nearly all at school now, so I felt I was ready to return to work, albeit in a semi-retired capacity.”
For the uninitiated, micro-blading and machine shading are semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo procedures. By implanting pigment into the upper dermal layer of the skin, it can create upper and lower eye-lining, eyebrows, lip lines, beauty spots and nipple reconstruction.
Tristine says the microbladed eyebrow treatment involves drawing fine, hair-like strokes to mimic eyebrow hair using colours that best match the client’s own colour scheme, for a very natural look.
Microbladed eyebrows normally last around a year, while machine shaded eyebrows and eyeliners can last three to five years.
She says the treatments are suitable for women of all ages, from 20 to 80.
“When women come to me they are in safe, professional hands. Micro-pigmentation is my passion and my service is delivered using all disposal products with the highest standard of hygiene.”