Fascinating. I've tried having my brows dyed, but they always got them too dark. (I need light brown.) I could really use something like this. I've never seen work that good, Chai.
I dye my own eyebrows every time I dye my own hair....good old Q-tips. I do that because I've got a stray gray hair or two in my brow, and I don't want to pluck out the few hairs I have, so I just apply the color to all the hairs I have. I can't imagine paying anyone to do it. Dye does get on the skin, as I push the brow hairs backwards to get under them. But that's no big deal as I currently apply brow pencil on the skin under the hair now anyway. Plus the dye comes off the skin in a day or two. You just have to use care.
I tried to copy some actual work from off her website, but it wouldn't let me.
I'll pm you her link so you can see her work
Which brings me to another thing.
When I got there and she called me in to watch her work on someone else, she asked me how I heard of her.
When I said I'd found her on the internet, she seemed slightly surprised. She said she gets most of her work from word of mouth, and I can see why. After she finished with the woman she was working on, she showed me and someone else who was waiting (the nurse) her digital portfolio.
So, we got to see her work without the special effects lighting above, and it was very impressive. Part of the portfolio was the work that she did to fix other peoples crappy work. If you've ever had a botched haircut and had someone who fixed you up where you didn't think anything could be done except let it grow out, you appreciate what she was able to do to fix something that would have made me not want to leave my house, ever.
She also does reconstructive work, to like mastectomy patients who have had implants put in, to hide the scars.
I'll tell you what, she was also an excellent sales person as well. She never pushed, or even asked you if you want this done.
I'm sure she arranged the consulation appointment with me and the other person to coincide with her being able to demonstrate her technique, and while she worked she described her training, said that she did all her own makeup to herself (perfect), and described her clientele. She said "I guess some people might think I'm coming off as slightly.....conceited....but as you can see, this is an art, and I am that good. This is my work and I'm proud of it"
THEN she said "I don't fool around with different prices for brows, eyeliner, lips, etc. I charge one flat rate for each one you choose, and that $XXX an area.
I'm not posting the price, because it was exactly 50% more than I had in my mind as the top price I was willing to pay. Now, ya'll know me well enough by now to know I don't throw my money around on foolishness, and I try to get the best deal I can I what I do want. When she said her price, it was only natural for me to say "uh huh" In fact, I'd aleady made up my mind to do the eyeliner too.