Cosmetics are pricey and time consuming. Purchasing eye liner, for example, and applying it painstakingly, in a thin, even line, every morning, can become a tedious chore. Many people are seeking an alternative to this ritual, and look to permanent makeup for a solution to defining certain facial features without having to work at it day after day.
Still others turn to permanent makeup to cosmetically reproduce a portion of the body that has been surgically removed due to illness or injury, such as aereola restoration of the breast. Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation and dermapigmentation, are a specialized form of tattooing: the application of permanent ink into the dermal layer of the skin. The most common areas for permanent makeup are the eyebrows, the eyelids, and the lip.
In Hawaii, permanent makeup may only be applied by trained physicians and tattoo artists working under the supervision of a physician. These individuals must be licensed to practice.
Individuals who apply permanent makeup come from many different backgrounds. Most are cosmetologists who chose to add this specialty to their skill set. Some are physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. And some tattoo specialists offer permanent makeup as a specialized skill. Depending upon your background and previous education, your training may take anywhere from a weekend seminar to a full years apprenticeship. Permanent makeup skills and techniques are taught in most schools of cosmetology, and there are some free-standing schools of permanent makeup as well. In your classes you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of skin, diseases of the skin, how to apply the techniques of permanent makeup, how to sterilize and sanitize your tools, and aspects of the business of running a permanent makeup salon. Programs include components that are both theoretical and hands-on.
If you want to apply permanent makeup or work as a tattoo artist in the state of Hawaii, you will need to apply for a new tattoo artist license by submitting this application, along with a $75 fee. Your tattoo artist license will expire every year by January 31st. But the cost to renew your license is only $7.50, which might be one of the lowest renewal fees for a license weve seen! If you own your own business, then be prepared for inspections by the health department.
Cosmetologists in Hawaii earned an average salary of $29,500 in 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available according to O*Net. Tattoo specialists and physicians who apply permanent makeup stand to earn considerably more.
As a permanent makeup artist in the state of Hawaii, you will work under the supervision of a physician trained in this technique. The physician need not be on premise in order to perform supervisory duties. You will work one-on-one with individual clients, performing your services at a beauty salon or spa, in a private and quiet location, or at a tattoo salon, or in a physicians or other medical professionals office. The most frequently requested permanent makeup applications are permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, and lipliner. Or, you may perform cosmetic restorations to body parts injured by surgery or illness, such as aereola restoration, cleft lip enhancement, or scar camouflage. Regardless of specialty, your work day will involve seeing individual clients. In between clients, you will clean and neaten your work area and sterilize your tools in preparation for the next client. It is possible, in the case of cosmetic restorations, that you may need to invoice third party payers, such as insurance companies. Permanent makeup artists not only enhance features, they enhance lives! What they do can transform an individual, adding to their self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as to their appearance. If you want to make a difference, and you are seeking a career in the beauty industry, working as a permanent makeup artist may be a great choice for you!
Hawaii Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Fax Number: 808-586-3031
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hawaii State Board of Cosmetology can help answer additional questions about obtaining a Hawaii state cosmetology license.
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