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Semi-Permanent Make-Up

cosmetic tattooingWe’re pleased to announce a brand new service at our flagship Castlefield Clinic in central Manchester.

We are working with Claire Hobson – semi-permanent make-up artist to the stars – who has done fabulous work on a host of beautiful celebrities. Claire’s waiting list is normally 6 months, but SkinViva have agreed exclusive availability which means we can offer earlier dates for your treatment. Please contact us for latest dates.

Treatments available include:

  • Eyeliner – for more definition and a beautiful shape with or without makeup
  • Eyebrows – adding shape, fullness and colour – transforming thin, pale or over-plucked brows. The unique 3D hairstroke brows are incredibly natural looking and very popular with celebs
  • Lips – creating a fabulous colour and shape – perfect for those with thin or pale lips or where lipstick ‘bleeds’
  • Paramedical tattooing - camouflaging skin imperfections, disguising scars and even recreating nipple colour and shape after surgery

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Client Review:

She absolutely is the best in the industry. I really did my homework before getting mine done (after all… it is your face!).

Chantell, SkinViva

Before & After Pictures

before and after lip tattooing before and after eyebrow tattooing

See more before and after photos

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take?

Appointments for eyebrows or eyeliner usually last 1.5 hours. Allow 2 hours for lip treatments.

What is semi-permanent make-up?

Also known as micropigmentation, Semi-permanent make-up is a form of cosmetic tattooing. The procedure uses pharmaceutical grade pigments which are applied into the second layer of the skin to create beautiful colour that resembles perfectly applied make-up.

How long does it last?

Some people call it ‘permanent make-up’, but the colour will fade over the years so a top up is recommended every 18 months to keep the colour looking fresh.

Am I suitable?

Most people are suitable for permanent make-up, but before any treatment clients will have a one to one consultation, where Claire will discuss their expectations and recommend the most appropriate treatment to achieve the desired look.

Does it hurt?

It is not painful, although some patients may find it uncomfortable. The sensation is similar to eyebrow tweezing or threading.

Which celebrities has Claire worked on?

Famous names include Catherine Tyldesley (Eva – Coronation Street), Lucy Jo Hudson (Coronation Street & Wild at Heart Actress), Nicola McLean (WAG & I’m a celebrity get me outta here contestant), Natalie Cassidy (Sonia – EastEnders), Maria Fowler (The Only Way Is Essex) & Chelsee Heeley (Waterloo Road & Strictly Come Dancing Contestant), Elissa Corrigan & Amanda Harrington (Desperate Scouse Wives) to name but a few. There are many more who we cannot name…

Here are Lucy Jo Hudson’s pictures:

Lucy Jo Hudsons Brows

How much is treatment?

The full 3d hairstroke brow treatment is £595, which includes a top-up appointment 6-12 weeks after the initial treatment.

How does it look straight after?

These images show the eyebrows immediately after treatment. Do anticipate some redness, but this does fade relatively quickly. You can already see how natural the eyebrows look, due to the use of individual strokes rather than a block of colour. This is Claire Hobson’s trademark.

semi permanent eyebrow treatment

Is semi-permanent make-up safe?

Yes, the products used are pharmaceutical grade and Claire uses state-of-the-art equipment.


semi-permanent makeup

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