Can you give directions to your office?
The address is:
Tribeca Plastic Surgery
44 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
It's located in the Lower Manhattan neighborhood known as Tribeca. Hudson Street begins at the intersection of Chambers Street and West Broadway. Our address of 44 Hudson Street is just two blocks north of there. The beautiful office overlooks historic Duane Park facing its northern most corner.
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from the MTA.
Arriving by Subway:
Take the 2 or 3 train to the Chambers Street Exit.(This is the subway stop closest to 44 Hudson Street). From there, walk north up Hudson Street for just two short blocks.
Take the A, C, or E train to the Chambers Street Exit. At the northern point of the station (Chambers and Church Street), you just walk west along Chambers Street for one block to Hudson Street. Turn right and walk north on Hudson Street. Our office will be on the right across from Duane Park.
Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to the City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge Exit. Before 7:00 pm, go to the most northern exit (Duane Street) and walk along Duane Street to Hudson Street. After 7:00 pm, walk along Chambers Street to Hudson Street.
Arriving by Taxi:
Tell the taxi driver you are going to 44 Hudson Street in Tribeca. It's across the street from Duane Park, two blocks north of Chambers Street and West Broadway.
Driving from the Holland Tunnel:
- Take Exit 2.
- Turn left onto Greenwich Street
- Continue on Greenwich Street to Duane Street. Turn left on Duane Street.
- Continue on Duane Street to the next avenue - Hudson Street. Turn left onto Hudson Street.
Driving from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel:
- Take the Westside Highway to the Vestry Street Exit. Turn right on Vestry.
- Stay on Vestry until Greenwich Street. Turn right on Greenwich Street.
- Take Greenwich Street to Duane Street. Turn left on Duane Street.
- Take Duane Street to the next avenue. This is Hudson Street. Turn left onto Hudson Street.
Driving from the West Side, FDR Drive, or Lincoln Tunnel:
- Take the Vestry Street Exit (just after Canal Street).
- Take Vestry Street to Greenwich Street. Turn right onto Greenwich Street.
- Stay on Greenwich Street to Duane Street. Turn left onto Duane Street.
- Go to the next avenue which is Hudson Street. Turn left onto Hudson Street.
Nearby Parking Facilities:
Edison NY Parking: 15 Worth St. (212) 226-9279, 0.1 miles away
Greenwich St. Parking: 377 Greenwich St. (212) 431-4714, 0.2 miles away
512 Parking Corp: 280 Church St. (212) 431-5732, 0.3 miles away
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, personal checks, and cash for all appointments.
What are your policies?
At Sally Hayes Permanent Makeup we're still operating on "The Golden Rule." It's simple. Just choose actions in line with how you like to be treated.
We ask you to be on time for your scheduled appointments. In fact, being a few minutes early is even better for you. This way you feel more focused on what you've wanted to do for your appearance. And you'll be more relaxed in getting it done. We want you to be able to enjoy a positive experience. It's much easier to achieve this if you're not dealing with the stress of rushing to get there.
If you are running late, please call to alert us at your earliest opportunity. Being late for your appointment impacts other women booked for procedures and consultations on the same day. It also impacts your time because if someone else scheduled is on time for their appointment, you'll have to wait longer.
If you have to cancel your scheduled appointment, we ask for the business standard of 24 hours notice. Failure to cancel or show up for your appointment means forfeiting your payment.
What is permanent makeup?
Put as simply as possible, this is cosmetic tattooing. During a typical procedure with Sally Hayes which requires less than one hour, you'll receive pigmentation beneath the surface of your skin on the dermis layer. This is how to create your desired cosmetic look in the area you've chosen to have tattooed.
This process goes by multiple names. It is also called permanent cosmetics. However, in the medical community, they often refer to the exact same procedures by the more clinical sounding name of micropigmentation.
It is mostly women who elect to have these procedures. But more and more image-conscious men are getting them done, too. The ages of those who have this cosmetic solution range from 18 years old up to those who are longtime AARP card carrying members. (In fact, the oldest woman to get cosmetic tattoos done by Sally Hayes was just…97 years young!)
The face is the place where most permanent makeup procedures
are performed. When applied to this area it is designed to create an appearance which resembles a person wearing topical makeup. The main objective is to deliver a natural-looking enhancement of the colors and features on the eyebrows, eyelids, skin, and lips. The goal is to be undetectable.
Women wanting better-looking eyebrows are the most common segment of the market. Like the process itself, these procedures also have multiple names, known as permanent eyebrows
or an eyebrow tattoo. The other popular procedures are permanent eyeliner
, and permanent lip color
, also called permanent lip makeup. However, some people choose to create other designs such as permanent blush, beauty marks, and lip liner.
Cosmetic Camouflage is designed for covering or concealing certain areas. Commonly, it is sought by women wanting that finishing touch on their face for minimizing facelift scars or scars from accidents or injuries. On the body itself, the art of cosmetic camouflage can be a wonderful solution for women who have had some form of breast surgery. These procedures can improve the appearance of scars on the areolas. They can even create the illusion of areolas and nipples when necessary following surgery.
A number of other medical conditions can also lead a person into wanting a long-lasting cosmetic solution. These include effects from chemotherapy, alopecia, vitiligo, and other genetic related issues.
Is Permanent Makeup just like any other tattoo?
Not really. Here's why. It is important to keep in mind traditional body art tattoos are usually designed to stand out, generate attention, or make some sort of statement.
Permanent makeup in a perfect world is much different. The best applications are completely undetectable. These techniques are produced to provide subtle support of a person's natural features. Therefore, procedures should be performed in a manner which blends micropigmentation with a person's skin tones. This will explain why the most experienced professionals always advise against trying to match current hair colors or using unnatural colors which do not blend with your skin tones.
You definitely don't want your makeup put on too heavy. This would never appear natural. So, Sally does it in two applications. Your first one is done light enough, allowing for some of the color to fade. The second application is done a few weeks later, giving you some time to see how it looks. Then, you're ready for making everything just right, perhaps adding a little more to reach a look of long-lasting perfection.
As for the "permanent" label, this process is again different than traditional body art tattooing which is designed to last for a person's lifetime. Pigments are used in permanent makeup, not inks. So, they do not last an entire lifetime. Occasional touch ups maybe considered every few years. Exactly when one is due depends on a host of factors including darkness of facial features, amount of exposure to the sun, the quality of the procedure performed, and of course personal preferences.
How much experience does Sally Hayes have with Permanent Makeup?
Sally Hayes started in this field back in 1986. It came about as she was attending a hair show in Long Beach, California. A La Jolla based plastic surgeon was giving a presentation about permanent makeup. In his professional opinion it was going to be the wave of the future. He believed it was going to be bigger than acrylic nails were back in the 1970s and the early '80s.
Sally thought the field was fascinating and quickly grew intrigued with it. She did further research and thought about it a great deal. But she wasn't sure it was a very good idea. She kept asking herself, "Who would want their makeup permanently applied?" My how times have changed.
Sally's positive thinking won out and she took the permanent makeup training course of the doctor who introduced her to it. Next, she followed up her training and went to Canada taking another extensive course with a leading doctor there.
When she returned home to Arizona, Sally developed an invaluable mentor. She received even more professional, hands-on training and supervision from Richard Wohl, M.D. a friend of the family, and a highly-skilled and sought after plastic surgeon. Dr. Wohl was instrumental in guiding Sally to refine and perfect her technique. He also gave her endless helpful advice and the encouragement which led her to succeed.
By 1988, Sally Hayes was applying permanent makeup on a full-time basis, and fueling her passion for a new and exciting career helping people. So much so, she surprisingly ended up selling her successful Scottsdale beauty salon and never looked back wondering whether she made the right choice.
Sally has performed literally tens of thousands of successful permanent makeup procedures. She's also trained many permanent makeup artists working in New York and other cities across the country. Today, she loves her work as much as ever. Click here
for more of Sally's story.
Am I a good candidate for permanent makeup?
The benefits of cosmetic tattooing appeal to a wide variety of people. Mostly it's been women who are drawn to them but more men are growing interested in enhancing their appearance, too.
• You're a good candidate if you recognize your appearance is important.
• You're a good candidate if you buy makeup or don't like the time and effort required having to apply, re-apply, and remove it every day at multiple points in the day.
• You're a good candidate if you are a person looking for an easier way to a consistently more beautiful look which appears natural in enhancing the contours of your face.
• You're a good candidate if you would like to give yourself the freedom and pleasure of a great way to look good 24/7 and save a lot of time.
• You're a good candidate if you are someone struggling because you battle allergies to ingredients in topical makeup.
• You're a good candidate if you suffer from vision problems or are limited by difficulties with your motor skills. It's very difficult to apply eyeliner, eyebrows, and lipstick if you have tremors or shaky hands, or you just can't see close up, or live with the hassle of allergies. Permanent makeup will make your life a lot easier and enable you to look as vibrant, beautiful, and youthful as other people who wear topical makeup.
Saving time, making it easier, looking more beautiful and more youthful, and so on…these are some of the valid reasons why permanent makeup is so popular today, and why there are so many viable candidates for it. There are many real benefits, and they last much longer than most other cosmetic options. This means tremendous value for you and your personal beauty plan.
How do I get started?
Think. Be smart before you start.
Use your head before you allow anyone to touch you with permanent makeup. Think before you act on getting any procedure. It is best to make a wise, informed decision in choosing the right technician or artist for you. You will hope to live happily wearing their work for a long time.
Remember you only have one face. Do you think it's wise to trust any service provider with your face just because their price is right or their location is convenient to your home or place of work? Bad permanent makeup can mess up your appearance, self-image, and your entire attitude about life and happiness. Honest. You think a bad haircut was bad? This can be far worse. Needing to fix a big problem with your face will cost you far more than the initial price of the procedure. The pain of overcoming such a common mistake comes with a physical, emotional, and greater financial price to pay.
Make a wise choice. Be smart before you start.
Realize this is a cosmetic industry which doesn't offer you the same consistent experience like walking into Nordstrom's, Target, Macy's, or Walgreens. At these retail regulars, you know exactly what kind of customer experience to expect.
Not all permanent makeup artists are equal. The fact is not all are even trained properly. Anyone can call themselves a professional or an artist. But the ultimate proof is in their performance, and it's those results you wear on your face. To say it as bluntly as possible, not all technicians in this line of work are good at what they do. The one who is closest or cheapest may not be the best or even a safe choice for you.
After using your head to get started, use your fingers to go in the right direction.
It's very important you do your research. The internet hand-delivers a ton of information on the subject. It's right at your fingertips. You can do it any time you want. You can do as much as you want. You can look at websites, YouTube videos
, and before/after photos for the quality of an artist's work. You can learn about their knowledge and skills by the quality of their online content. You can see reviews and testimonials posted by other users and customers. You can get a sense of whose services may be a good fit for you, and much, much more.
Also, ask people whose opinions you value and trust for recommendations or referrals of permanent makeup professionals. Ask your doctor, your hairdresser, or someone whose permanent makeup you like. It is recommended you see one or more artists or technicians for a consultation.
How do consultations work?
It's one of Sally's favorite things to do in my job. And she invites you to take advantage of it. There is no obligation.
You simply come in and tell her what you think you want. Let her make expert recommendations and also show you with topical makeup exactly how you will look if you go forward with the procedure. In less than 30 minutes you can literally see and hear for yourself if it's really what you want to have done. If you do want to proceed, you can schedule your procedure at that time.
Does Permanent Makeup Hurt?
No it does not hurt. It should not hurt. It does not have to hurt. But once again, it depends on who you go to for services to enhance the appearance of your eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, areolas, or facelift scars.
As a longtime professional who performs procedures six days a week, Sally Hayes can often go an entire month without a single client complaining about pain or discomfort. Given people's differing levels of fear, pain and patience, this should give you an idea it's going to be okay for you. Besides, Sally makes your physical and emotional comfort an integral part of the personal service she provides.
As someone who has had the Full Face Treatment
done, Sally can tell you it doesn't hurt. And she's had more than her share of other cosmetic procedures which have definitely hurt. (Oh, the price we pay for beauty). Sally repeats having these other cosmetic procedures done because the benefits are greater and last much longer than the discomfort which is only temporary.
Getting permanent makeup doesn't hurt but the described feelings of the experience can be as different as the people who get it. Five different women can describe five different sensations during their procedure. Here are some of the most common examples:
"I didn't really feel anything."
"I got myself all worked up over nothing."
"Oh, it tickles!"
"I can't believe I fell asleep."
"It feels a little scratchy, like you're using a pencil that's not sharp enough."
For permanent eyeliner procedures and eyebrow tattoos, most women say having it done felt like a scratching or tickling sensation. Usually you don't feel much if anything at all. When getting permanent eyeliner, it is fairly common for you to want to rub an eye after we've done your procedure. But for most women, pain or discomfort is generally not an issue.
As for your lips, you already know they can be quite sensitive. You know this from experiences with cold, heat, accidental bitings while chewing, and of course through sexual relations. This is because the lips consist of tissue, not skin. And while some practicing technicians in New York don't use anything stronger than a topical anesthetic for comfort, clients still manage to make it through the procedure.
Based on her wealth of experience, Sally Hayes knows her clients and cares greatly for them. She believes it is best to take the precaution of added comfort for you. This is why for all full lip color procedures, she always has a doctor or registered nurse with her to help you with what is in essence a superficial dental block. This way, you'll feel absolutely nothing while you are given you the luscious looking lips you always wanted to have.
Frequently, if you are wanting cosmetic tattooing of areolas, you may have already undergone a mastectomy. Thus, you may have very little sensation in the area. But as a woman, Sally feels like you've already been through enough, more than enough actually. This explains why she will still use a lidocaine topical anesthetic as a numbing agent for you just in case you might possibly have some feeling or discomfort.
One good thing about being a modern woman is this: Sally can tell you with confidence and happiness, the process of permanent makeup has come a long, long way on the matter of comfort over the three decades she has been doing it professionally.
Which procedures do you do?
• eyebrow tattoos
• permanent eyeliner
• permanent lip makeup (full lip color)
• cosmetic camouflage (nipple areola tattooing and facelift scars)
After all these years, all of the above permanent makeup procedures
are fun for Sally, and every person she meets is unique. So, her work is never boring. In fact, it's still exciting to her, like opening a Christmas package every time she does a procedure for a client and hands them the mirror when it's done so they can see their new look for the first time, and smile, or say, "Wow! It looks great! Thank you!"
What do I need to know about Eyebrows Tattoo Procedures?
Women do a whole lot of things in life for their men. But eyebrows don't make this list. Men don't notice or care about them. Their eye goes elsewhere. Oh, but you sure notice. Nice-looking eyebrows are essential to a woman. They draw attention to the area of your eyes. They help to frame your face. Your eyebrows have a visible affect on your appearance and really play a major role in defining the expression of all your emotions from sad to happy, angry, amused, and so on.
Getting permanent eyebrows
is a fast and easy fix for a longtime appearance nuisance. It's also a shortcut for giving yourself a bit of a mini-makeover or new look. Because the eyebrows are so noticeable to you and all other women, you want this key component of your appearance done in a way in which the level of quality matches the level of importance.
If your eyebrows look unnatural or misplaced, it can often create a negative impression of you with others. The top of your face is prime real estate with your appearance. This is not the place for showcasing your love for certain colors of the rainbow, or a look which resembles the wings of a couple of birds in flight.
Remember, most people won't come right out and tell you, "Girl, you've got some funky-looking eyebrows!" Oh, but they'll think it. Yes they most certainly will.
Natural-looking eyebrow tattoos will serve to generate positive thoughts about you and your personal appearance. They will also be much easier for you to maintain, giving back valuable time to you every day. You'll enjoy your newfound freedom from constantly applying and worrying about those unwanted and embarrassing smudges, smears, and rub offs of your makeup. If all of this sounds attractive to you, there's a good chance you might really love all of the benefits of this procedure.
Consider finding out for yourself by having a customized consultation. It could be the most informative and insightful 20 minutes you spend on cosmetics. You'll see it can to give you clarity and confidence in the process. When you come in for your consultation, Sally will listen to exactly what you think you want and make personalized recommendations for you. But that's not all. Using topical makeup, she'll be able to actually show you exactly how your enhanced eyebrows will look once you have your procedure.
Color is critical. It should be harmonized with your skin, not the current color of your hair, or anything else. You always want to show natural looking eyebrows. This is the reason why she never puts the colors gray or black in your eyebrows. It is just not natural. Were you born with gray or black in your eyebrows, you would be her first client to do so. And that's really saying something since she has serviced tens of thousands in her career.
Your winning philosophy is this: natural-looking permanent eyebrows look the nicest by far. Even though you and selected others know what they are, we don't want the world to look at you because you have strange looking tattoos on your face.
What do I need to know about Permanent Eyeliner Procedures?
If you don't value your eyes or your time, then maybe this is not the right option for you. Maybe you'll miss the pain and frustration of poking yourself in the eye with a pencil. Maybe you won't have anything better to do with your time than trying to apply eyeliner multiple times every day. Otherwise, this quick and easy solution could be your dream come true.
When you are ready to enjoy life with enhanced and natural-looking eyeliner, you'll need to come for consultation and procedure without wearing mascara or eye shadow. We need a clean canvas to create your new look eyes which sparkle. Also, if you wear contact lenses, you'll have to remove them before we begin. If you wear soft contact lenses, you'll be able to put them in your eyes again as soon as we're finished. If you wear hard contacts, you will want to leave them out for a period of at least three to six hours after your eyeliner is applied.
For your comfort, Sally will apply a lidocaine paste on your eyelid. This will be done just along the area of your lash line. We'll give that a few minutes to deliver support. During the procedure, you will have your eyes closed and I just gently flip up one eye at a time. It's really a very short and simple process. Some women describe the experience as feeling a little bit scratchy. But overall, most say it tickles and causes them to want to rub their eyes.
For all applications of permanent eyeliner, Sally Hayes has long used her own technique. She does it along and underneath the lash line. This is to differentiate from the topical makeup look where the line is applied above the lash line. And there's a very good reason why she developed this technique and why she's used it exclusively for so many years.
Nobody likes wrinkles. Nobody wants to see them. Nobody wants to help them, especially Sally Hayes, especially around the area of the eyes.
Years ago, Sally consulted with some of the top plastic surgeons to help her define and refine this breakthrough permanent eyeliner technique. It's done this way because as we age the thin skin of our eyelids gets more crepey-like, and becomes more vulnerable to wrinkles. And you don't want to look like you had an unsteady hand when you had your makeup applied.
You see, Sally Hayes is a woman just like you. And one who is probably as anti-aging conscious as you or anyone you know. She doesn't want to ever see wrinkles or let them have their way on her face or yours.
Part of her undying passion for what she does is to help you look better and feel better about yourself, not help wrinkles to have a negative effect on your appearance and your self-image.
You'll love this technique for permanent eyeliner, and having it applied along and underneath the lash line. It looks good from the moment it is done, and looks nice as well as natural as we all try to age gracefully.
Sally Hayes is proud of this unique technique and you can see it on her face, not just hear the words from her mouth. Sally's eyeliner is more than 25 years old and she's only had it touched up once in that time.
Finally, here is one last golden nugget women just like you usually want to know. After you've successfully had your procedure, you can return to wearing mascara in only 24 hours. But to be smart and minimize any risk of infection, you will have to use only a new tube of mascara.
What do I need to know about Permanent Lip Makeup Procedures?
People always notice your mouth, don't they? So, your lips are important. Every woman who cares about her appearance knows this and believes this. When you don't have vibrant lips, your vermillion edges are gone, or your lip line has faded away, it causes your mouth to look smaller. Most often this makes you look older. That's not exactly what you want, right? Many clients just like you have said when this happens it also makes them feel older in addition to looking older.
This procedure is your quick fix and long-lasting solution wrapped into one. When your mouth is clearly defined, it adds to your appearance. If you have a pretty lip color, it's powerful like your eyes. It just pops for you. Nice looking lips improve your overall appearance as well as your self-confidence. These are some of the reasons why permanent lip makeup
has become so popular today.
If you are having Sally do your lips for you, she'll ask you to bring your favorite lipstick with you for your consultation. She will then take your natural lip color and formulate pigments for you to match it. It is always best for you to select a lipstick color which harmonizes with your skin. It should be a color you feel good about waking up with daily.
Two key points to remember in lip color selection:
1. Lips are comprised of tissue which is quite different than your skin. Therefore, full lip color tattoos won't be as bright as traditional lipstick.
2. You will still have flexibility as you can apply any topical makeup lipstick colors you want over it should you choose to do so.
Because of the sensitivity of the lips, she always has a registered nurse or doctor on site to numb you for these procedures. You'll be given superficial blocks to ensure you are in total comfort when you have your lips done. You being in pain is totally unnecessary.
Sally Hayes Permanent Makeup highly recommends full lip color. Some women want only lip liner but we advise against it. This leaves you with a "ring around the mouth." We're pretty sure you and your loved one won't find it a very attractive look to wake up with every morning for years to come. This is an important point which many clients frequently say they wish their previous artist or technician was honest or experienced enough to share with them before doing their lip liner procedure.
Creating the perfect line for your mouth is the key to the real art of tattooing lips. Far too often a woman gets an imperfect line which doesn't blend with her lip color. This rears its ugly head time and time again. The end result is it only leaves her feeling disappointed, frustrated, and basically insecure over the "ring around the mouth" no one wants to see every day.
Throughout an unparalleled career of more than 25 years at this craft, delivering undetectable permanent makeup is Sally's foundation for your success. It's her mantra as well as her mindset with every procedure. This should explain why we highly recommend doing full lips with the liner and blushing throughout. It delivers a perfect lip color match for you which looks natural. This will save you time as well as effort, and set you free from worrying about what to do with the dreaded "ring around the mouth."
Here's one last piece of information about lip procedures. If you are someone who has fever blisters, you will need to take a prescription medication such as Valtrex prior to having me work on your lips.
What do I need to know about Cosmetic Camouflage Tattooing Areolas?
Sally is a woman just like you. She gets it. She gets you. She knows what a woman's breasts mean to her femininity. As a woman her approach to cosmetic camouflage
comes with the utmost compassion and sensitivity you deserve.
The fact of the matter is Sally herself has undergone surgical procedures on my own breasts. But while no one can never claim to know exactly what the significance of your breasts means to you personally, at least she shares a pretty good understanding of it. This is a pretty good starting point to get your breasts looking more like the way you want.
Every woman, every case is different. It sounds cliché, but it is also the truth. The best suggestion is to explore your options for excellence in a no-obligation consultation, and take a good look at what solution would be the best for your breasts.
Don't worry if you are a woman who has undergone a mastectomy. We can easily create the appearance of a completely new areola. Then, to personalize it for you, Sally specializes in doing a special 3-D effect in which it appears to blend in quite naturally.
In some situations, the plastic surgeon will create a nipple for the patient. If you are one of these cases, we can successfully blend the best color for you. As a woman, this is really a wonderful service to offer any breast surgery patient. In this very personal matter, tattooing areolas looks very natural and attractive to you and any significant other you might have in your life.
Most times this cosmetic solution requires two applications to achieve the long-lasting results we want. Following your consultation, you will receive the first application tattooing the area. You will then wait about 30 days or more before you return for the next application. At this time you can enjoy a fine tuning of the color for you. There's no need to worry. You actually have a good deal of flexibility here. For example, let's say you want to see more of a beige tone to your areolas. That's something which can be easily accomplished. Perhaps you might like to see more of a light pink tone. You can get that done, too. Let's look back to the time before your breast surgery. Whatever the natural color of your areolas was then should be what you target now.
You know what you've already been through with your particular breast surgery. Areola tattooing represents the finishing touch for a patient like you. This is why it is so valuable. Most of Sally's cosmetic camouflage clients feel like this process has given them a feeling of closure or completion to their challenging experience.
If you've gotten breast implants, you realize this is not just a physical procedure but a bit of an emotional journey, too. Surely, you don't want to go that far and not see areolas with any color or an unnatural color. This would be a constant reminder you never escape. All women want their new breasts to look natural, and to look complete. If you are like them, you'll want to accept and embrace your new breasts in order to feel like the past was finally over.
If you are a woman who feels like it's time for the new chapter in your life with breasts you like and accept, cosmetic tattooing of your areolas done with precision and an artistic flair can quickly become your bridge between the past and the future. And know this, Sally Hayes would be honored to help you get to this place of peace.
What can permanent makeup do with facelift scars?
Sally feels blessed to work closely with and have learned from some of the best plastic surgeons in New York City and the world for that matter. Dedicated professionals like Sydney Coleman, M.D. and Alesia Saboeiro, M.D. at my New York home location of Tribeca Plastic Surgery are cosmetic surgeons who do outstanding procedures which generate amazing results for their patients.
These medical professionals believe micropigmentation is a valuable tool for helping their patients. They are particularly sensitive to the level of quality done in permanent makeup procedures. And that's saying something given their reputation and practice are built upon the need for precision and perfection. As highly respected Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon, Julio L. Garcia, M.D. accurately states, "Bad permanent makeup will make good cosmetic surgery look bad."
When it comes to improving the appearance of facelift scars, permanent makeup is often a successful solution for cosmetic camouflage
of them. We need to be honest when it comes to surgery and scars. Like it or not, you know the two are connected. The reality is if you're going to have an incision in surgery you're going to have a scar. As to what extent scarring occurs, it simply depends on the person having and performing the surgical procedure.
There are some people who are lucky. They hardly get have any visible scar following surgery. Meanwhile, other people may have factors which leave them with more scarring. Whichever best describes your situation, cosmetic tattooing offers a real option for covering up your scar and helping the area to look smooth. If you are a woman who likes to wear her hair up, then quite possibly behind your ears we can take colors and blend that in naturally. Sometimes following a facelift, there will be a small, fine scar right in the front of your ear. But to you it looks rather large. This is something we can cover up, too.
You are unique and so are your personal preferences. Some people are extremely self conscious about the realities of facing a facelift scar. Many women seem to be more focused on the scar they were left with than all of the improvements their facelift procedure gave them. Through permanent makeup you usually can either fix this post cosmetic surgery scar problem for you, or blend it in to the point where it harmonizes with your skin and no longer stands out at all to you or anyone else. This will help you feel much better about it and allow you to enjoy all of the benefits you wanted in having your facelift.
Will my application of Permanent Makeup affect any future plastic surgery?
No it should not have any effect on plastic surgery procedures you might have done in the future. Sally works closely with a pair of the finest plastic surgeons in Manhattan at Tribeca Plastic Surgery
, and others across the United States. They will tell you the same thing.
The only thing which could affect future plastic surgery would be having a permanent makeup procedure done poorly. A key to successful cosmetic tattooing is it must be properly placed. This means you will need to make a sound and informed decision in choosing the artist or technician who performs this service. Otherwise, you could be faced with the process of visiting your plastic surgeon for laser treatments to have it removed. And no one wants this to happen.
What permanent makeup procedures DON'T you do?
This is a question asked quite often. Here it will be answered with honesty despite the chance that it might come across sound negative. Actually, it's being done with a positive intention. The goal here is to save you time should you have your heart set on certain permanent cosmetics options.
Sally Hayes does not do the following procedures:
Permanent Blush: Years ago in her career she did these procedures. But this was before all of the laser technology readily available to you today.
Permanent Eye Shadow: This is a procedure she has never done. She just does not believe in it. Once you get it done you are locked into a look which could easily become dated. In her opinion, most people can apply eye shadow topically.
Permanent Beauty Marks: Sally doesn't at all feel good about creating them. The harsh reality is she has been asked to fix way too many of them done by other artists or technicians over the years. She has seen countless women desperately seeking relief after someone created a beauty mark for them which wound up looking like a nasty blackhead which no one sees as a thing of beauty.
Dark Spots: There is a great reason she won't tattoo dark spots. Keep in mind, you simply can't cover something which is dark and magically make it light. You can successfully cover a white scar but not a dark scar or a red scar.
Sally doesn't tattoo scalps.
She doesn't tattoo under eye concealer.
She doesn't do birth marks.
How must I prepare for my Permanent Makeup Procedures?
The first thing often seems to be easier said than done. You can help Sally to help you by preparing to be on time or even a few minutes early for your scheduled consultation or procedure. You don't want her to rush. Nor does she want to feel like she is forced to rush. You also probably don't want to have to wait for the next scheduled person or persons if they are early or on time for their appointment.
Remember, this is not surgery. You don't require anesthesia. This means you have total freedom to eat or drink what you want prior to your procedure. We feel badly when women with morning or afternoon procedures talk of how they've fasted since midnight when it simply is not necessary.
Really, the only thing which is probably different for you is you need to show up with a clean face. You can wear your moisturizer. But don't wear any topical makeup on your face. Don't wear contact lenses if we're doing your eyes.
You can drive safely yourself to and from any visit. If your job requires you to return right after we're done you can easily do so. Or if you want you can take off the rest of the day. The choice is yours.
As for managing your time, Sally knows you don't want to be sitting in her office all day long. Her decades of experience enable her to work quickly but precisely to accommodate you. If you can set aside one hour of your day for a procedure, you will usually be fine. If you are doing multiple procedures at once this will definitely be a time saver for you. It's good to plan on a period of about 2 hours if you're getting the benefits of a full face treatment which includes eyebrow tattoos, permanent eyeliner, and full lip color.
What is the healing process following my Permanent Makeup Procedures?
Today's added beauty is you don't have to worry about pain. A number of advancements have made the process much easier for you. As a woman you know you're willing to endure pain if it makes you look and feel more beautiful. But you don't have to here. The other point which will plant a big smile across your face is that the healing process after your procedures is minimal. This is an added gift since you already know you'll be looking forward to years' worth of benefits you can enjoy from having your procedures.
Permanent Lip Makeup: Your comfort isn't going the extra mile. Instead it is simply an important part of the journey with Sally Hayes. Some artists or technicians don't care to go to the extent she does during your procedures to make sure you are comfortable. She just feels like, "If it doesn't have to hurt you then why should it?"
Following your procedure you can expect conditions similar to having chapped lips. That's really about it. Usually around the 4th day, your lips will peel around their edges. But it's easy to soothe them by wearing your favorite lip gloss or lip balm. This will also work as a cover up. It's nothing serious to worry about. You should be able to smile over the look of your new lips pretty much from the start.
Permanent Eyeliner: There is basically no downtime whatsoever for a healing process with this procedure. You will be able to wear mascara again in just 24 hours. However, to prevent infection, you are advised you must use a new tube of mascara. Most women find the only real limitation in this process is for three days following your procedure you cannot apply any additional makeup to your eyes.
Permanent Eyebrows: This happens to be the procedure which requires the most healing. But it only takes up to a week to enjoy the long-lasting results. Your eyebrows are going to look a little bit darker for the first four days following your application. It will usually look like you used a pencil on them. And then on the 4th day, they will likely get scaly and it comes off. Don't worry. It is not anything which appears drastic to the point where you need to take time off from work or leaving the house. But fear of the unknown can be powerful so it does help to know what you can expect. As you might expect, you'll be reminded of all this at the time of your consultation and procedure.
Are there really advantages to getting multiple Permanent Makeup Procedures at one time?
Yes there truly are. But it's really not a matter of there being a right or wrong answer to this question. It simply comes down to this being a personal decision for you based on your personal preferences and a variety of determining factors.
If you've done your research and feel confident in knowing you want the benefits of Sally Hayes Permanent Makeup, then by all means doing multiple procedures at once is a thing of beauty which does have its advantages.
Looking at the long term picture, in doing your eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips together delivers the facial symmetry
every woman wants. This is because all of the natural contours of your face will be enhanced in unison…at the same time. All of the primary features of your facial appearance are in a state of balance which looks natural in maximizing your natural beauty.
Many women who have had a single procedure describe it as being like they've had a mini-makeover. Doing all three at once is triple the feelings of pleasure and much easier for you and everyone who looks at you to enjoy.
A fair share of women have already made up their minds to do permanent eyebrows and permanent eyeliner together. But once they love how good that looks, many of them decide they don't want to wait to get their lips done.
Sally's track record over the years shows the rate of slightly more than one out of three women who are clients do the full face treatment of permanent makeup at once.
As for the short-term factors involved, it's important to recognize the full face treatment in one sitting is the most convenient, time-saving option for you. This is due to the fact that you're minimizing your time spent commuting, you're minimizing the time getting numbed and into the chair for procedures, and you get to walk out having all three procedures done simultaneously, and go through the quick healing processes all at once. Then you just come back for your second application a month or so later and the long-lasting beauty and time-saving benefits are yours to love for years to come.
If all that's not enough, now we have the perfect segue to the next frequently asked question.
How long does Permanent Makeup Last?
The issue of longevity is greatly underrated. It comes up because of how natural-looking your appearance enhancements can be through the application of light blended colors.
Your makeup's longevity is unique just like you. Really it depends on a number of factors including your natural features, the color used, the depth of the pigment, whether or not you do proper post-care, and your personal lifestyle choices such as amount of exposure you have to the sun.
Here's a colorful fact to remember. The darker the pigment selected for you the longer it will generally last. And as you would expect, the lighter the pigment selected to blend with your natural skin tone, the faster it will fade.
So, if you're a blonde, it's rumored you'll have more fun than a brunette. However, you're not usually going to have the same longevity she does with her makeup. Your amount of sun exposure also plays a major role. If you are a woman who regularly applies the proper amount of sunblock and limits your sun exposure, you're going to experience greater longevity with your permanent makeup than a tan-loving woman who enjoys basking in the sun's rays or laying in beds at her favorite tanning salon. It pretty much comes down to this:
The darker your skin gets, the lighter your permanent makeup looks.
Here's are general guidelines or measuring tools to consider:
Permanent Eyeliner and Permanent Lip Makeup should give you the greatest longevity. On average, you're probably looking at the possibility of wanting a re-touch of these in the time frame of 7 to 10 years after your initial procedure. Again, it depends on the variables listed above. As stated earlier in this FAQ section, Sally's own permanent eyeliner has only been re-touched once in more than 25 years.
But naturally, she cannot claim the same level of longevity with her eyebrows. This is due to the fact they're located on the highest point of her face and her home is in Arizona's "Valley of the Sun." Even though she limits exposure to the sun the best she can, she still chooses to touch up her brows about every two to three years. This is mainly because her personal preference is never to see them look too dark. And again, you don't ever want to believe in using black or gray near the eyebrows. It just is not natural.
Eyebrow Tattoos generally have a longevity of approximately 4 to 7 years for women who have darker skin and features. For more fair skinned types, it's often a period of about 2 to 4 years when they consider the idea of getting a re-touch. As always, your personal results may vary depending on all of the factors previously mentioned.
As for your lips, the same conditions apply. If you have them done light and natural-looking, there's a good chance you're going to consider touching them up every three or four years. If you are able to do your lips a bit of a darker color to blend beautifully with your natural features, you may find you can go about five years without thinking about a re-touch. In Sally's case, she just recently re-touched her own permanent lip color. It had been six years since the previous application.
If it is "Permanent" Makeup, then why do I need a re-touch?
It's a great question. Now if only there were a great answer for it. The best one can do here is give you the honest answer you deserve. While it is true the revered Ms. Hayes has been active in this line of work since the year Lady Gaga was born, it is not true she had anything to do with the naming of this popular cosmetic technique.
The "permanent" label has its good and bad points. It works well in letting you know we're not talking about any kind of topical makeup you can wash off at the end of the day. Where the term doesn't work so well is it often rightly confuses people who know the word "permanent" implies it will last forever. Perhaps you may want to look at it this way. The reality of cosmetic tattooing is that it falls somewhere in between. The valuable benefits last much longer and wear much better than topical makeup does. Yet, you don't apply it and take it in its original form to the grave as you would with a traditional body art tattoo.
Cosmetic tattooing intentionally makes use of lighter blended colors in order to keep it looking natural than traditional body art tattoos. This is why it will eventually fade. If you like how your appearance looks and how it makes you look better and saves you time and effort, you will likely have re-touches done occasionally. It's entirely up to you to set the calendar for how often this takes place. If you aren't sure, check with the artist or technician who provided your service and ask she or he to help you determine when you might have a re-touch according to your personal preferences and other factors in your life.
What happens when I change my hair color or want another color for my Permanent Lip Makeup?
This is a subject which comes up very often in consultations with women who joke about changing hair colors and styles as often as they change shoes. They really want to know how this affects their choices.
The Hayes Mantra is shared regularly with the women of New York. Sally feels every day she goes to work it's her responsibility to every client. It's important for you to remember:
It's always best to settle on color which harmonizes with your natural skin tones.
Chasing your ever-changing hair colors and styles will only get you into trouble. It will only serve to turn your undetectable, enhanced appearance into a disjointed look which draws negative attention in showing everyone something is wrong or out of balance with your face instead of supporting and showcasing your natural beauty.
By using the best techniques in professionally applying your makeup, you won't ever feel like you're locked into a look. You'll have the flexibility of undetectable permanent makeup which you can enjoy because it looks natural day or night. Wearing topical makeup is still an option or a choice for you whenever you want it. But more importantly, doesn't it feel powerful to have the freedom in knowing the old makeup grind will no longer be a time stealing necessity every single day?
What types of equipment and delivery method do you use?
Well, over the course of more than 25 years in this field, when it comes to the matter of tools and technology Sally can realistically give you a "Thumbs up or thumbs down…Been there, done that" type of answer. This is not due to indecision or being unhappy with products, but more about my belief that she owes it to clients and herself to keep up with the latest developments. You could say it's part of an endless pursuit of providing excellence for you whether it's through skills, products, or personal services.
She has gotten to a place where she only uses digital machines. In her professional opinion, she believes this is a far superior and more comfortable option for you than the soft-tap method. Currently, she is primarily using the NouveauPro digital machine from Nouveau Contour USA, and likes it more every day. But at times she is still using a digital machine from Germany called the PureBeau System which she began using around 1999. Clients enjoy these tools which give them the benefits of quiet technology, ergonomic, easily adjustable, and plenty of options to meet their customized needs.
When it comes to your comfort, there's even better news with these digital machines. They are designed to be used with acupuncture surgical-grade needles. This presents a major upgrade from standard tattoo pins. You would notice the difference if you had permanent makeup done many years ago. The digital machines deliver a delightfully more delicate experience for both your skin and lip tissue. This provides you a way to enjoy greater comfort in getting the beautiful look you want.
What is the difference between the manual method and the digital machine method in Permanent Cosmetics?
It really depends on the person doing them. If performed properly by a skilled and experienced permanent makeup professional, each of these delivery methods can deliver the quality results you want. Both techniques involve depositing pigment into the dermis layer of your skin.
In using the manual method, your artist or technician must provide all of the power behind the pen in applying your pigment. Using the machine method allows for a more automated process. The many options on the market range from more traditional tattoo guns to newer, lightweight digital machines. It comes down to a matter of choice for the service provider.
What are the common questions people have about you personally in choosing to have their permanent makeup done by you?
This is funny. After checking her out here on this website, watching her YouTube videos
, or perhaps catching one of her frequent TV appearances, most people who call to book or inquire about services are really surprised it is Sally Hayes they actually get on the telephone. Often the dialogue will come something like, "Is this… Is this Sally Hayes?" And she'll keep answering, "Yes, this is Sally, you've got Sally. How can I help you?"
Somehow, handling her own telephone calls is quite surprising to people. She takes phone calls personally, makes all return calls, and handles all bookings for consultations and procedures. Sure, it takes time. But most clients like you just think it's a nice personal touch which is helpful and refreshing in business today.
Another thing which surprises most people is when they discover Sally stands in front of the mirror to tattoo her own eyebrows and lips. (No she can't safely do her own eyeliner). As she often jokes with clients, "If I can't trust me with my permanent makeup then I shouldn't expect you to trust me with doing yours!"
And finally so there's no surprise, you won't be the first person to ask about J.D. Salinger's book, "The Catcher in the Rye." One of the characters in the classic novel is from Manhattan. Her name is Sally Hayes. No relation. No mention of permanent makeup in the book either.
Are the real stories of Bad Permanent Makeup as bad as they appear?
Yes they are. It is upsetting. While she is not the Sally Hayes from Manhattan in "The Catcher in the Rye," she could surely write an eye-opening book venting on this topic.
Permanent makeup has grown very popular because it offers tremendous value and benefits. But they aren't automatic for all who seek them. You must choose wisely where you get your procedures.
When you've earned a reputation as an established and experienced expert for more than 25 years in a business, you don't need to criticize the competition in order to lure clients. Sally Hayes has earned the trust of a number of leading doctors and feels lucky and blessed they refer their clients only to her. In addition, she is always touched by all of the referrals from clients who have happily used word of mouth marketing in telling others about how she has been able to help them.
Unfortunately, Sally has more women than ever come to see her hoping she can magically fix their bad permanent work from some poorly skilled technician they went to out of innocence or ignorance. Notice the term "artist" or "professional" was not used here in describing the service provider. This was intentional because some of the work being done every day in every city is not from the hand or eye of a skilled artist, nor is it the work of a professional.
If you think smears, smudges, or rub-offs of your topical makeup is embarrassing, you'll want to hide your face and cry when it comes to having bad permanent makeup.
This is a real problem which runs more than skin deep. Many well-intended women have had the confidence in their appearance shaken or stripped away by this. Wherever they go, they do their best to hide the damage they're suddenly faced to wear. Now since their procedures, doing their makeup takes more time and effort than ever. It was supposed to take less. Many of these women say the feelings to hide their face are so strong, they actually go out in public less as a result of it.
Permanent makeup is supposed to help you enjoy more freedom from time and effort spent looking great! It is not supposed to be a prison or a punishment.
Bad cosmetic tattooing doesn't wash off like topical makeup. So, cleaning up the mess is often pretty bad considering you might need to have the mistakes lasered off or even surgically removed. In an average month, Sally sees 12 to 14 people who she refers to a laser clinic or plastic surgeon.
In a career spanning more than 25 years, there's not a day that goes by when she doesn't feel grateful for it. Having watched permanent makeup grow into a wildly popular cosmetic solution for women of all ages, she takes her commitment to help clients very seriously, and works as hard as ever. Because of her proven experience and standing, she has the courage and passion to speak out about the realities of bad permanent makeup. Hopefully, doing so prevents some women from experiencing such a problem themselves.
Here is sound advice to be sure you have the positive experience you deserve:
• Be sure to research service providers.
• Be sure to have a consultation with the person before letting them do any procedure.
• Be sure you don't allow anyone to tattoo you who can't use topical makeup to show you exactly how you will look after a procedure.
• Be sure to trust yourself and make an informed, educated decision on who applies your makeup.
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