Colette LiPari is our digital microblading specialist. Her interest in women’s portraiture and fine art began at a very young age. That passion led her to acquire a BFA in Fashion Illustration at Parsons New York City / Paris.
During her career working in advertising, doing commissioned portraits and scenic work (where she assisted makeup artists backstage during New York Fashion Week), Colette was able to hone the skills needed for success in Paramedical & Cosmetic Micropigmentation. It was an easy and seamless transition for her.
When Colette started in this business, she learned that there were two methods being used. One using a blade to slice into the skin, known as Microblading. The other was using a Rotary Machine known as Digital Hair Stokes or Digital Microblading. Once Colette learned the differences between these methods, she chose to do all of her work solely using a machine because it is not only way more flexible and produces the same realistic results, but it does it with way less trauma to the skin. Today, this is also the direction that the industry of Permanent Makeup is quickly moving towards. We are proud of the many certificates that she has acquired from many of the Master teachers, and continued learning on all of the most up to date techniques in my industry. Her goal is always to create a realistic natural look, shaped to perfection, with a focus on the details that are necessary to meet each client’s needs for brows, eyeliners, lip blush and areola tattooing. Click here to see our patient photos.
Coletti is certified by the American Academy of Micropigmentation, Blood-borne Pathogen approved, fully insured, and ready to enhance your beauty and style.
Why did Colette choose nano blading or digital machine hair strokes over microblading Brows?
- Here’s the difference; The machine and digital device used Creates small dots in the skin. The picture of the Hairstroke is formed with these pixel dots to look like a hairstroke. The skin between the dots will not be damaged so there is no scarring. The word Microblading means “small cuts“ the Microblader implants pigment afterwards.. This may turn into scars and women may then have scars forever. Your eyes can’t see the scars but most doctors do not recommend blading into the skin. So why does the industry defend this procedure?
- Clients are not aware of the healing process of years of Microblading and simply not aware of its peculiarities. Performed on the wrong skin type can lead to ink migration washing the color out or simply just fading away.
- A person can learn Microblading with a Pen and blade within three days. So Yesterday’s eyelash girl or hairstylist can start Microblading unsuspecting clients within a week. Many Microblade classes are given in a 2 to 3 day training class.
- Learning to perform a beautiful digital machine, nano bladed brow demands years of master education as well as practice.
- And last, but not least, pens and blades are rather cheap, Whereas a digital machine and cartridges is 100 times more expensive.
This is your face! It is important to understand these differences and stay both safe and beautiful.