Permanent Eyebrows - Just For Your Skin Tones
Not every permanent makeup professional understands African American skin types. At The Whitney Center for Permanent Cosmetics, we are well-trained in recognizing and advantageously dealing with all skin tones, however, when it comes to Type V & VI on the Fitzpatrick Scale, it really takes an expert and an artist to understand and work with these subtleties.
Here's what Wikipedia says about the Fitzpatrick Scale:
"The Fitzpatrick Scale or Fitzpatrick Skin Typing Test or Fitzpatrick Phototyping Scale is a numerical classification schema for the color of skin. It was developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, a Harvard dermatologist, as a way to classify the response of different types of skin to UV light. It remains a recognized tool for dermatologic research into the color of skin.
It measures several components: genetic disposition, reaction to sun exposure and tanning habits." Read the full information at Wikipedia. Types V and VI are Mediterranean skin colors and dark browns.
Our client’s satisfaction comes first. If we cannot provide an eyebrow or eyeliner that will "stand out" from a deep Fitzpatrick Scale VI then we will readily advise our client that the difference will be minimal and that a topical application of conventional makeup would give them the results they wish.
We also are experts in giving our deeper toned skin African American clients a natural brow. We never do blue/gray/green brows or eyeliner that we have seen created by other less qualified technicians.
In the photos below, see how The Whitney technique creates not only a beautiful frame around the eye, or liner to make the eye more important, but how our technicians take into consideration facial shape and bone structure.
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the feathered hairline stroke brows. Just click on any image
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