Dubai: Sweat Proof Make Up for the Summer Months

Look good even in the Dubai Summer Heat by Lucy Rhodes
Whilst doing my daily exercise running around Safa Park last month I noticed that there are some particularly attractive male joggers out and about. One specific rugby type caught my eye and I managed a quick ‘hello’ and was feeling very pleased with myself when I received a double take and a smiley ‘good morning’. It wasn’t until I returned home afterwards and glimpsed myself in the mirror… mascara all down my face – I looked more like Kung Fu Panda than fitness queen.  With the hotter months approaching even my waterproof mascara won’t stand a chance!
It was at this moment I remembered a lady my friend had been raving about. Her name is Candice Watson and she is a Semi Permanent Make Up specialist from the Harley Street in London.
My friend had completed a treatment of upper and lower eyeliner and eyelash enhancement and could not have been happier. Of course I dismissed this as ‘tattooing’ and a  little bit extreme for someone like myself. At this time I had three options – buy a treadmill for indoors use at home and really annoy the neighbours downstairs – scare off eligible men by risking make-up free outdoor ventures – or invest in some semi permanent make up for myself.
I booked for a consultation with Candice and she was surprised at how professional and down to earth she was..not a tattoo in sight!
Candice explained that Semi Permanent Make Up uses pigments that will fade in 3-5 years and she wouldn’t go near the permanent ink the cheaper make-up tattooists use on their clients – this is the kind of work that fades to shocking green or blue and I really don’t fancy walking around showcasing blue eyebrows!
I booked my appointment and one week later was sporting some very attractive doe-eyes completely sweat proof ! I am so pleases with the results I have booked in to have my eyebrows enhanced next month…to follow my blog on overplucking disasters and how Exclusive Beauty UAE have just the remedy.
Visit www.exclusivebeautyuae.com for more details.
Not sure about Permanent Make Up?  Try our Dynamic Brow range and choose your own celebrity eyebrows – www.dynamicbrows.com
 

Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Micropigmentation Explained

Exclusive Beauty UAE
Semi-permanent make-up & medical micropigmentation in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Middle East
Micropigmentation is well known as a cosmetic procedure within the beauty industry, but what is less talked about is its important role in improving the quality of life for those whose appearance has been affected through trauma, accidents or medical conditions says Candice Watson of Exclusive Beauty who practices her micro-pigmentation at various locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
It is important to realise that this is not only a procedure for cosmetic beauty and vanity-it also has a positive impact on restoring people’s confidence and giving them back a normal life after suffering things such as burn scars, alopecia or breast reconstruction.
An estimated 183,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer occur annually in the USA, these fall into 3 categories based on its location and spread: EARLY INVASIVE and METASTIC.
The treatment options also vary dependant on the cancer and choice of the patient, but many of them will result in a partial or full mastectomy, taking away the breast tissue and the areola of the breast.
This is where we can make a huge difference to the patient both aesthetically and mentally, by replacing the areola after they have breast reconstruction and giving the breast an amazingly realistic looking nipple again.
When dealing with patients who have got raised scarring or burn scars we do a treatment called MCA, this is a dry needling and dispersion technique which relaxes and flattens the scar and causes the scar to naturally re-pigment, this is a lifelong and permanent technique.
Alopecia or hair loss can affect men and women of all ages and cause not only the physical dilemma or having no hair, eyebrows etc but also cause psychological issues with sufferers becoming self-conscious about having skin patches showing through hair or no eyebrows (eyebrows frame the whole face and it is very noticeable when they are not present)
Micropigmentation is amazingly effective in disguising this by applying very natural looking eyebrows or hair strokes.
Semi-permanent make-up with Micropigmentation
Candice has been treating women with semi-permanent make-up for nearly 20 years and it has come a very long way since the day of the painfull noisy rotary machines that would take a long time to heal to the smooth digital high tech machine she now uses that is of the very highest quality on the market.
Semi-permanent make-up is now a comfortable and safe procedure that creates a result of natural and incredible beauty, and a treatment that is almost essential to anyone who wears make-up in the UAE! With the incredible heat and the constant sweating here in UAE how wonderful it is to not have your make-up running down your face every day, or to be able to just get up and go in the morning, or come out of the pool still looking fabulous!
Any look and colour can be achieved with this, so you will look great all the time and you will save time and effort each day by not having to perform your make-up regime time and time again.
Micropigmentation works by implanting a pigment under the top layer of the skin to the dermis which lasts for between 2 and 5 years, sometimes longer, the pigment is carefully chosen to match or enhance the patients skin tone, it is of upmost importance that colour theory is understood and the correct colour is used by the technician says Candice, unfortunately many technicians have not been trained correctly in this, resulting in such things as blue or pink eyebrows and purple lips! Making the area stand out of the face instead of naturally blending in, which is the exact opposite of what you should be aiming to achieve.
Identifying the correct colour and using the best techniques when applying micropigmentation is what every client is looking for and these are the main skills I used to teach my students in my training school back in the UK.
Luckily Candice says, I also do removals of tattoos and micropigmentation so when patients come to me after having a poor treatment I can correct it for them.
Ms Watson, who used to practice in the renowned Harley Street in London, UK – a name synonymous with the highest standards of medical and cosmetic treatment available in the world – is hoping that her skills will help to improve the quality of life for those in the UAE with aesthetic problems or looking to enhance what nature provided with the use of the Semi Permanent Make-Up.
“I have treated thousands of clients over the course of my career and I very much enjoy the ability to make women feel great when they choose micropigmentation as a form of semi-permanent make-up but without doubt the most rewarding aspect of my job is to be able to enable both men and women to go out feeling happy and confident in themselves again.”
Visit www.exclusivebeautyuae.com for more details or contact Hanna to make an appointment +971 4 349 2800.
 
 
 
 

Abu Dhabi: Semi Permanent Make Up, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

Abu Dhabi: Semi Permanent Make Up
Introducing the best SPMU treatment currently in the region.  Permanent make Up, Semi Permanent Make Up or SPMU is going through a transformation in the UAE.  No longer is there a settle for what you can get attitude, now there is a service from Exclusive Beauty UAE offering the best treatment in the region to Harley Street standards in appearance, quality and safety.
At Exclusive Beauty we only use and deliver the best, whether through our Semi Permanent Make-Up (SPMU) treatments or when supplying and distributing our high end beauty machines.
Our Semi Permanent Make-Up services are to the same standard as one would receive on Harley Street, London and our finished look is as natural as one can achieve with SPMU. We are also the only UAE provider working to Harley Street Health and Safety guidelines and guarantee a great result every time.

All our treatments are performed by Candice Watson, founder of Exclusive Beauty, who has over 22 years experience in the beauty industry, the last 15 of which specialising in Semi Permanent Makeup and Beauty Training.   Prior to moving to Dubai, Candice worked extensively at several locations on Harley Street, London performing SPMU treatments to the highest level.  In addition to our SPMU treatments, Exclusive Beauty also offer the following services to the region:
Sales & Distribution – We supply the very best Beauty Machines including the only approved Semi Permanent Makeup machine in Dubai.  Also a must have – The Genie Complete with it’s unique 10 minute face lifting programme. Our sales and distribution department is finally honed to provide exactly what our customers require ensuring a prompt, professional service.
Medical Micropigmentation – We are fully trained at Medical Micropigmentation and offer a complete range of services to hospitals and plastic surgeries.
Beauty Training – We are fully qualified to train in most beauty treatments and all training is in-house for any machine bought through Exclusive Beauty.
Tattoo Removal – Our tattoo removal process is one of the best on the market and a must have if you have any unwanted tattoos or to remove or correct badly performed SPMU treatments.
We operate from several locations in Abu Dhabi, please email info@exclusivebeautyuae.com for more information.
www.exclusivebeautyuae.com
www.spmu-me.com
www.dynamicbrows.com
 

Eyebrows Abu Dhabi: Dynamic Brows by Exclusive Beauty, UAE

Abu Dhabi: Everyone needs….Dynamic Brows by Exclusive Beauty, UAE
Join the fastest growing trend to hit the UAE.
 
Dynamic Brows is a technique to transform even the most difficult eyebrows into perfectly sculptured dynamic looking brows. With our technique, using a set process of applying shape and colour, you can produce Dynamic Brows in little over 30 minutes.  All necessary equipment is supplied to you by Exclusive Beauty UAE and packaged in our very own Dynamic Brow pack.  With every purchase we offer full training and we are always available within Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the region should you require further training or assistance.
Dynamic Brows…..producing perfectly sculptured eye brows in a few easy steps.
Please contact info@dynamicbrows.com for more details.
www.dynamicbrows.com
www.exclusivebeautyuae.com
www.spmu-me.com
 

Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Tattoo Make Up, UAE

Dubai and Abu Dhabi:  The Changing Face of Tattoo MakeUp (SPMU) in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Region.
Tattoo Make Up, Permanent Make-Up or Semi Permanent Make-Up (SPMU) is going through a massive transformation in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the region.
The quality of Tattoo Make Up and SPMU in previous years has been substandard mainly due to relaxed regulations or not enforcing procedures within the emirate.  Whilst attempting to legitimise SPMU in Dubai we were appalled by the number of salons performing treatments for Semi Permanent Make Up with very little or no regard for up to date Health and Safety practices comparable to Harley Street of London.
Established practitioners are able to offer inferior treatments and get away with it as any complaints are often not made to the right department or just not made.
Exclusive Beauty offer the best treatments in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the region.  All our treatments are performed by Candice Watson who has over 25 years Harley Street experience.
Candice is the founding partner of Exclusive Beauty UAE, the Harley Street Specialists now based in Dubai, offering SPMU treatments at various locations within Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We use the only approved machine in the UAE which has the highest medical specifications.  Our needles are one use only and are so fine allowing for a build up of colour using individual hair strokes and not the usual painful block technique.
Do not settle for inferior painful treatments, insist on the best.
Insist on Exclusive Beauty!
Available in the following locations:  Jumeira 1, jumeira 2, Health Care City, Al Barsha and Al Wasl Road and various locations in Abu Dhabi.
www.exclusivebeautyuae.com
www.spmu-me
www.semipermanentmakeup-me.com
www.dynamicbrows.com
 

Dubai: Semi-Permanent Make-up: Eyelash Enhancement By Mona Shibel, April 20th, 2011

Semi-Permanent Make-up: Eyelash Enhancement By Mona Shibel, April 20th, 2011
As owner and current Editor-in-Chief of White, I love to share great experiences and excellent service with White readers. A few weeks ago, I decided to give semi-permanent make-up a shot. I have never considered it in the past because I have seen results on some women with semi-permanent make-up that were quite scary. Dark lined lips, women with eyebrows completely plucked out and very obviously painted back and not to mention once black make-up shades fading into blue-ish and pink-ish tints.
Plus the fact that it is semi-permanent…. yes, it’s for a few years only but a few years can be quite long when it’s something you DON’T like!
However, I changed my mind and decided to give it a try when White’s beauty editor Edwina Viel did an interview a few weeks back with renowned semi-permanent make-up artist Candice Watson. I’d already heard a lot about Candice and thought why not try something new and different? I knew I wanted something subtle because I do not always like to be “made up”. Sometimes I just like a fresh face look with some blush and lip gloss so having eye make-up done was not on my agenda. But I went with an open mind and thought I’ll listen to what Candice recommends for me.
And that is indeed what she recommended when she saw me. She felt that Eyelash Enhancement would be perfect for me because its effects are subtle, giving an illusion of fuller lashes by filling out the lash line. I was immediately “sold” on the idea.
Now here’s where the tricky part comes in. I am an “eye sensitive” person. I can’t bare the thought of anything or anyone touching my eyes… let alone a needle! However, Candice was amazing and she really made me feel at ease. She informed me step by step what she’ll be doing and what I would be feeling. She gave me heads-up before starting and it was much easier than I thought it would be. The sensation is similar to someone gently scratching your eyelid. It was by no means painful. Oh, and I LOVED the results! My eyelashes seemed thicker. Something looked nice but you wouldn’t guess what it was.

Aside from the actual outcome, what was really interesting was to discover that Candice isactually working closely with the Dubai Municipality to set down the correct guidelines and regulations for the application of semi-permanent make-up in Dubai. This follows lack of adherence to basic safety guidelines with some technicians actually  re-using the needles across patients or for the top-up treatment! That, plus the fact that some technicians were relying on permanent pigments rather than semi-permanent pigments, thereby resulting in the pink and blue hues you see going around.
I am due for a top-up soon, which is recommended about 3 weeks following the first application. This is when the colour finally sets. I am looking forward to going again for the top-up and perhaps this time I will share some before/after photos with our readers.
Candice Watson works from London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf 04 375 2393
www.lcas.ae
www.exclusivebeautyuae.com
www.dynamicbrows.com
 
 

Dubai: SPMU Middle East




Dubai:  What is SPMU or Semi Permanent Make Up?
SPMU, Semi Permanent Makeup or Permanent Make-Up is as simple as it is effective. Also known as micropigmentation, a term used for applying coloured pigments into the dermal layer of the skin enhancing Mother Nature’s gifts without ever having to reach for your make-up bag.  Women of all ages are experiencing the difference micropigmentation can make.  After just one procedure you can have stunning smudge free make-up that will last for years to come.  Treatments Include:
Eyebrow Enhancement – Anyone who requires emphasis of the ‘brows’ will love this procedure and the time saved not having to pencil everyday.  If you have no brow hair, or sparse brows due to over plucking the difference balanced brows can make is amazing.
Eyeliner – Make the most of your eyes with micropigmentation.  From subtle todramatic, eyelash enhancement or eyeliner can dramatically define eyes, creating great looks that are long lasting and always perfect.
Lip Liner and Full Lip Colour – For a truly subtle and beautiful cosmetic effect, micropigmentation is an excellent way of enhancing the shape and colour of your lips.  With skilled application, lips can look fuller and more shapely.
Who Will Benefit?

  • Men and Women of any age
  • Women who have little time for the daily ritual of applying make-up
  • Those who have difficulty applying make-up
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alopecia and Cancer patients
  • Contact lens wearers
  • Those active in sports
  • Ophthalmologists recommended eyeliner especially for women with chronic eye infections
  • Entertainers, actresses and models
  • Anyone who desires freedom from daily make-up applications


The quality of SPMU in previous years has been substandard mainly due to relaxed regulations or not enforcing procedures within the emirate.  Whilst attempting to legitimise SPMU in Dubai we were appauled by the number of salons performing treatments for Semi Permanent Make Up with very little or no regard for up to date Health and Safety practices comparable to Harley Street of London.
Established practitioners are able to offer inferior treatments and get away with it as any complaints are often not made to the right department or just not made.
Exclusive Beauty offer the best treatments in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the region.  All our treatments are performed by Candice Watson who has over 25 years Harley Street experience.

Candice is the founding partner of Exclusive Beauty UAE, the Harley Street Specialists now based in Dubai and offering treatments at various locations within Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We use the only approved machine in the UAE which has the highest medical specifications. Our needles are one use only and are so fine allowing for a build up of colour using individual hair strokes and not the usual painful block technique.
Don’t settle for inferior painful treatments.  Insist on the best.
Insist on Exclusive Beauty!
Available in the following locations:  Jumeira 1, jumeira 2, Health Care City, Al Barsha and Al Wasl Road and various locations in Abu Dhabi.
www.exclusivebeautyuae.com
www.spmu-me
www.semipermanentmakeup-me.com
In addition to Semi Permanent make Up we also offer Dynamic Brows, the fastest growing eyebrow trend to hit the UAE.  Please see www.dynamicbrows.com for more details.
 

Permanent Make Up Dubai

Dubai:  The Changing Face of Permanent MakeUp (SPMU) in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Region.
Permanent Make-Up or Semi Permanent Make-Up (SPMU) is going through a massive transformation in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the region.
The quality of SPMU in previous years has been substandard mainly due to relaxed regulations or not enforcing procedures within the emirate.  Whilst attempting to legitimise SPMU in Dubai we were appalled by the number of salons performing treatments for Semi Permanent Make Up with very little or no regard for up to date Health and Safety practices comparable to Harley Street of London.
Established Dubai practitioners are able to offer inferior treatments and get away with it as any complaints are often not made to the right department or just not made.
Exclusive Beauty offer the best treatments in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the region.  All our treatments are performed by Candice Watson who has over 25 years Harley Street experience.

Candice is the founding partner of Exclusive Beauty UAE, the Harley Street Specialists now based in Dubai offering SPMU treatments at various locations within Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We use the only approved machine in the UAE which has the highest medical specifications.  Our needles are one use only and are so fine allowing for a build up of colour using individual hair strokes and not the usual painful block technique.
Do not settle for inferior painful treatments, insist on the best.
Insist on Exclusive Beauty!
Available in the following locations:  Jumeira 1, jumeira 2, Health Care City, Al Barsha and Al Wasl Road and various locations in Abu Dhabi.
www.exclusivebeautyuae.com
www.spmu-me
www.semipermanentmakeup-me.com
www.dynamicbrows.com