Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Art of Permanent Cosmetics and Permanent Makeup with Licensed Aesthetician, Sovay Reeder ~ The Aesthetic Boutique at Salon Sovay

Permanent makeup should enhance your natural features, without giving a “made-up” look.Topical makeup trends change from season to season. However, having thick lashes and defined brows and lips will never go out of style. Therefore, permanent makeup is not meant to replace topical makeup. It gives you the advantage of looking natural, only better, even when not wearing conventional makeup.

The following client has extremely conservative taste.  She wanted to make sure we would enhance her eye beauty while making it looking extremely natural and almost undetectable to her family and friends.  This is a before and after shot after her first visit with me.  I'm going to visit with her up to 2 more times to ensure we can add more color and/or depth to her liner as she sees fit.  By applying a small amount of permanent color to her eyes, both bottom and top eyeliner, we can make certain she is comfortable with her permanent cosmetic enhancements every step of the way!  ~ Sovay Reeder, Aesthetician, Aesthetic Boutique at Salon Sovay

Before (Baseline photo without any permanent makeup/permanent cosmetic enhancement)

After application of Eyeliner to the top and bottom of her eyelids...notice the subtle enhancement to her bottom lid applied with a light shadow approach and the top eyelid is a tad bit stronger of a liner approach


Friday, December 28, 2012

The Art of Permanent Cosmetics and Permanent Makeup with Licensed Aesthetician, Sovay Reeder

My goal is to enhance each client's natural beauty.  These three photos below demonstrate different phases of natural aesthetic enhancements utilizing color to better define the beauty of the eyes!  The first photo is her baseline photo and represents her eyes without any enhancement work...she is a blonde/red head and has very light hair, light eyebrows, beautiful blue eyes with a unique "teardrop" in her left pupil.  The second photo demonstrates the effectiveness of an eyebrow tint (blue/black color) and eyelash tint (8N with 3 Volume).  This helps add definition and framing to her gorgeous light features.  Photo three shows you how permanent cosmetics/makeup can perfectly enhance and outline her eyes.  We chose a "smudge" natural line to her bottom eyelid and a light but more defined line on her top eyelid.  This third photo was taken immediately after the cosmetic makeup procedure.  We expect up to 50% fading to occur within a month.  I'm scheduled to see her in 4 to 6 weeks for her second permanent cosmetic/makeup follow up procedure. At this time, we will study her remaining results (eyeliner top and bottom) and decide how to refine the work, if needed, to ensure absolute perfection and to exceed her expectations of me! ~ Sovay Reeder, Aesthetician, Aesthetic Boutique at Salon Sovay

Before...au naturel
After...eyebrow tint and eyelash tint

After...eyebrow tint, eyelash tint, permanent cosmetic/makeup eyeliner applied to top and bottom

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Natural Permanent Cosmetic Applications in Austin Texas Permanent Makeup in Austin Texas. Cosmetic Tattoo in Austin Texas. Micropigmentation at The Aesthetic Boutique at Salon Sovay in Austin Texas

Here is an example of  natural looking pigment enhancement (or commonly referred to as permanent makeup) to my clients eyes.  I applied eyeliner to the upper eyelid only. We wanted to apply a very fine, natural liner.  The goal here is to make enhancements that would easily pass for beautiful eyes she was born with...without any help from the micropigmentation wand.  Incidentally, we also performed an eyelash perm and an eyelash tint to her eyes 1 week prior to this permanent makeup service so we "enhanced" the look of her eye optimally :)
At the Aesthetic Boutique at Salon Sovay, we use the Harmonix (Permanent Makeup) Digital Machine.  The needles hit the skin approximately 1800 times per minute, so you can complete procedures quickly.  This particular machine is manufactured in Germany and is top of the line.  ~ Sovay Reeder @ the Aesthetic Boutique and Salon Sovay




Aesthetic Boutique at Salon Sovay Offering Natural Permanent Cosmetic Applications in Austin, Texas

Here is an example of  natural looking pigment enhancement (or commonly referred to as permanent makeup) to my clients lips.  I included lip liner and lip filler.  While defining and filling with lip pigment, I wanted to make some enhancements to the shape, as well.  I thought it might be nice to sharpen the upper "bow" of the lips and lower the "dip" of the lower lip.  I wanted to give an overall look of fullness, healthy and natural color, and an enhanced, beautiful shape that will easily look like her natural genetic lips.  The goal here is to make enhancements that would easily pass for gorgeous lips she was born with...without any help from the micropigmentation wand. 

At the Aesthetic Boutique at Salon Sovay, we use the Harmonix (Permanent Makeup) Digital Machine.  The needles hit the skin approximately 1800 times per minute, so you can complete procedures quickly.  This particular machine is manufactured in Germany and is top of the line.  ~ Sovay Reeder @ the Aesthetic Boutique and Salon Sovay

Before Permanent Makeup to the Lips

After Permanent Makeup to the Lips




Monday, December 17, 2012

Stylist Sovay creates Long Length Blunt Haircut with Long, Choppy Layers

This long length haircut features long, choppy layers to create body and add dimension.  My client is very specific about the exact type of layering technique she likes.  She will not allow me to "blend" them too much with connected and fine layers but, rather, likes to see all the blunt distinctions between the layers.   In addition, we do a partial highlight (lightener and hilift) and lowlight (8N/6G).  We do a fine weave for the lowlight making sure we do not put any of the lowlights around her immediate face and accentuate the highlights (tiny slices) around the face and neck line for her ponytail days. 

We've been working together for a few years and we've made a few modifications in the color and cut but this is tonight's creation.

Stylist Sovay Reeder @ Salon Sovay

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hot Heads Hair Extensions with stylist Sovay @ Salon Sovay

Before application of Hot Heads Extensions ~ Back Profile

  After application of Hot Heads Extensions ~ Back Profile

Before application of Hot Heads Extensions ~ Side Profile

  After application of Hot Heads Extensions ~ Side Profile
Before application of Hot Heads Extensions ~ Side Profile

After application of Hot Heads Extensions ~ Side Profile





Extensions Labor:
Above you'll see a client I saw today, 12/12/12, whose appointment started at 5pm.  During her visit, I removed her previous extensions, washed and dried her hair ("before" photos), applied her new Hot Heads Extensions ("after" photos).  She left the salon ready for a night out on the town by 7:45pm.  It's important to note these are her first "Hot Heads" Extensions as she was experimenting with a different brand before she and I met.  I am not a big fan of the other brand nor was I a fan of the application style for numerous reasons.  First, the hair extensions consisted of a poor quality of hair that was not silky and dense but, rather, thin and sparse with a thicker tape band.  In addition, the hair also tended to "mat" up and the adhesive slipped after a couple of weeks of wear which resulted in losing a fair share of her genetic hair when reapplying these extensions.  It should be noted this client has very fine and thin hair and can not afford to experiment with bad hair extensions because it leaves her hair very vulnerable, impaired, and even more thin than her baseline genetic hair.  Luckily, she agreed to try Hot Head Extensions which I have had a great history of success with due to their superior hair quality, gentle application, and durability.  I expect these extensions to give her hair the length and shine she desires while being extremely gentle to her genetic hair...best of both worlds.  We used two different shades of blonde to match her natural hair while giving some color dimension, as well.

Extensions Maintenance:  She has an important function to attend in February so we have her next maintenance visit scheduled for the first week in February 2013.  These new sets of Hot Head Extensions should last approximately 9 + months with maintenance visits scheduled every 2 to 3 months.    ~Sovay Reeder @ Salon Sovay

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Here are some before and after photos of an Eyelash Perm service with Licensed Esthetician, Sovay, at Salon Sovay

After lash perm ~ front profile



Before lash perm ~ front profile
After lash perm ~ side profile
Before lash perm ~ side profile

Color Correction from Orange to Blonde with stylist Sovay @ Salon Sovay

Before Color Correction with a nice shade of Orange

After Color Correction with a nice shade of Blonde

This is a fun color correction with a client who was doing some experimental color art at home and the color turned a nice hue of orange.  This happens from time to time and, as stylist, we are used to seeing a variety of orange colors resulting from at home color experimentation.  I always encourage clients to paint away at home as long as they can handle the worst case scenario.  In this case, my client had a great attitude about her at home hair color but was ready for some professional color.  She showed me some pretty color shades on her personal pinterest page and they consisted of light blonde on top with shades of brown on the bottom.  This was very popular a few years ago (around 2006ish)and I was excited to revisit this look and create it for her...she had a beautiful face and, quite frankly, would look great with any color.  The "after" picture does not show the color very well but we added some dark brown color to her hair on the bottom layers...hard to see against the black cape but it's there:)  ~Sovay Reeder @ Salon Sovay

Hot Head Extensions with stylist Charlie Hodges at Salon Sovay

Client after Hot Heads Extensions ~ Side profile styled with big barrel curls

Client after Hot Heads Extensions ~ Back Profile styled with big barrel curls

Client after Hot Heads Extensions ~ Side profile styled with big barrel curls

close up view of extension application - notice the vintage 80's crimped look :)

Length of actual hair before Hot Head Extensions


The above photos are before and after illustrations of Charlie Hodges' Hot Heads extensions client.  Charlie chose a couple of colors for depth, interest, and dimension.  Charlie and his client also achieved instant longer length in a matter of 30 minutes with a simple application of Hot Heads extensions!  You're welcome to come in for a complimentary Hot Heads consultation by calling Charlie's direct number at 512-609-9369.  ~Charlie Hodges @ Salon Sovay