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Kathryn Alexander, founder of Blessing Permanent Makeup began her career in the beauty industry in 1977 working in her parents Merle Norman cosmetic studio. Her love for helping women make the most of their natural beauty has grown from there.

In 1988, she received her first training in the art of cosmetic tattooing. She has since then had her permanent makeup practice’s within some of the finest plastic surgeons offices, spas and salons in the country. Besides having her own successful businesses, she has trained others who have become master artists and some have also gone on to be industry educators, product manufacturers and suppliers of permanent cosmetic products.

Kathryn’s technique and expertise set her apart in the industry. A master of the art of cosmetic tattooing she has performed thousands of procedures and has over 24 years experience in the industry. She feels that having mentors that are legends in this business has helped her success throughout the years.

It has been her desire to see more and more women have the blessing of safe, beautiful, natural permanent makeup. For too long it has been difficult to find a well trained permanent makeup artist that can offer all these things. Blessing Permanent Makeup is changing that. Our goal is to have anyone wishing to have permanent makeup have a safe, relaxing, elegant place to achieve the stunning look they are after. We are truly experts in our field specializing and offering only Permanent Eyebrows and Eyeliner. We are the first Permanent Makeup franchise in the world and are growing to accommodate not only our happy clients, but also beauty professionals who would enjoy making permanent makeup their career by being awarded their own Blessing franchise.

Kathryn knows that every face is unique and every client has a specific want and lifestyle so since its inception, Blessing Permanent Makeup has pledged that each client will receive a beautiful procedure designed just for them. That promise remains the tenet for every Blessing Permanent Makeup studio.

Life-Changing Blessing!

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Looking through photos the other day, I saw my beautiful client Peggy's face. We always enjoy our time together and as her photos show, she looks gorgeous with her permanent makeup. I want to share her story.

Peggy, several years ago suffered the loss of her spouse after caring for him for quite some time. You can just imagine the sense of loss and depression that followed. One day she felt the Lord tell her He wanted her to live again. Peggy decided that she was going to do something just for herself, a pick-me-up, so she picked up the phone and called her nephew who is a plastic surgeon.
 

During her consultation with the plastic surgeon he advised her she really didn't need a facelift proceedure just yet, but that he knew just the person she needed to visit, Kathryn Alexander. blessed 14Peggy wasted no time and came to see me right away. She liked idea of permanent makeup and wanted to just go for it, all of it, eye brows, eye liner and lips.

I have known and seen so many single ladies that after their Blessing experience, whether they were interested or not, soon find a new man in their life. I truly believe it is that confidence factor! I usually tell my single clients this but Peggy just laughed and said, "not me, this really is just to feel better about myself". Of course I laughed with her, but was smiling inside because after working for decades in this industry.. I knew:)

Sure enough, in just a few months, Peggy met the sweetest man and got married!!! She is truly happy and I got the pleasure of meeting her hubby and he told me how beautiful she looks every morning and thanked me. It is not just my work, it is the feeling a woman gets when she has the confidence to throw away a brow pencil or feel like her eyes are popping and sparkling all the time. In 26 years I have heard and seen it all . Gals lose weight, get fit, get great new jobs, get out of a bad situation or relationship, all because of their new self confidence. And yes, sometimes they attract that special guy. OK, I admit sometimes I can be a little cupid:) Be Blessed!!

 

My cupid photo compliments of our marketing director....

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"Not So Good" vs "The Best"

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There is unfortunately a lot of "Not So Good" Permanent Makeup being done out there ... just breaks my heart :(

Here is an example of a gal who went somewhere else to save a liitle on the cost. Look at what someone did to this sweet lady's Eyebrows. Horrible! As you can see it was not worth it. The shape, the color and the unnatural apperance does nothing to enhance her features.

maryjane baccHere at Blessing Permanent Makeup, we were pleased with the opportunity to be able to bless her with some beautiful new Eyebrows. Compare her "After" photo that was taken right after our corrective procedure. Her Eyebrows will soften, the swelling will subside and they will look even better within a few weeks. She was absolutely thrilled with her new Eyebrows. Wow, what a difference! Ladies... it's your face, make sure you rely on us for the very best... Blessing Permanent Makeup!!!

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Always the "REACTION" !!!

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I absoutely love what I do. To see and hear the reactions of our clients after they have been Blessed with their makeup has been rewarding for 26 years now.

jeannie crop ccSometimes the reaction is immediate with a big WOW! as show in the photo. This is... an actual client's respose looking in the mirror for the first time after we finished her eyeliner.

Sometimes it takes after the healing process to hear the awesome responses from our clients. Either way we see every day women filled with confidence in their youthful new look. It's hard to say who gets blessed more, our clients or our artists. :)

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Eyebrow Shape = Instant Facelift!

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Many gals do not know the proper shape for their eyebrows. There really is no "perfect" eyebrow shape as our faces are all so different but after shaping thousands of eyebrows, there is a tried and true rule I follow.

eyebrow shape ccThe illustration shows the basic design for a beautiful brow every time. Use it and you can't go wrong. Remember, the right arch can give an instant facelift every time.

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$ "FACE IT", It's Permanent! $

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While on the internet this morning checking out the latest in the cosmetic permanent makeup industry as I do daily, I found some insight from another respected figure in PM talking about pricing.

When I hear about how little some people are charging for permanent makeup for I cringe. It's like anything else, especially something permanent on your face, you get what you pay for.

colours card browsAt Blessing we use the finest quality permanent makeup supplies available in the market. We use all one use needles and barrier protect everything coming near our client in our work environment. Our artists are all trained in all aspects of what they do in a 25 year proven system.

If you want the best results, go to the best, not the less expensive.

READ THE QUOTE...

"High quality permanent makeup supplies are expensive and those who does it right will not be able to afford to do it for cheap without sacrificing quality of their work! Chances are you will be serviced by someone who has very little to no experience, no talent, someone who has very few color choices available, someone who has no resources to provide clean environment and sterile needles... someone who will have no customers unless they do it cheap! Someone who will not spend any time with you on choosing colors and shape that fits your face! So before you sign up-think twice and ask a lot of questions!"

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Fun! Wild!! Blessed!!!

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Team Blessing had an amazing time in Memphis at this weekends Mistletoe Madness show promoting Sherra Brown, our  Memphis, TN  Blessing franchise owner/artist.

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We had three Blessing artists there doing our complimentary eyebrow and liner shapings on ladies to show what Blessing Permanent Makeup could do for them. The response was WILD! Ladies were clapping for each other when they saw the difference brows and liner made on their faces. We had a blast! Ladies stood in line for 45 minutes to see what we could do for them. Congrats to Sherra and thanks to all the ladies who came out and scheduled their Blessing Permanent Makeup procedures. We know you'll be blessed!

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"Hello Sweetheart"

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and boy I experienced that on Sunday at brunch.

Saturday night I suffered a migraine and hence had a really bad night. Feeling a bit better in late morning my husband took me to get some lunch at Mimi's Cafe. I threw on some cute sweats, pulled up my hair, put on some powder and lip gloss and headed out. As I glanced in the mirror on my way out the door, I thought to... myself, thank goodness for my permanent makeup because as bad as I felt, I still had my makeup on and felt really proud I looked pretty good for as horrible as I felt.

Midway through lunch the booth next to us was seated and they had the cutest 3 month old baby with them. My grandkids are in another state so I am always on baby alert. I looked over and the baby was smiling at me so big, so naturally I say, "hello sweetheart" with a big smile on my face. Let me just say that if you heard a baby scream around 1 o'clock on Sunday, it came from Mimi's. He obviously did not share the idea I looked good, in fact I think I scarred the child for life.

After our entire section of the restaurant got in on the fun, the baby continued to look at me and scream all over again...and again...and again... I literally left the restaurant covering my face from the baby with my purse. At least I have enough confidence to know I am not Freddy Kruger but come on baby geeze...

I shudder to think what would have happened had I not had makeup on at all. Probably counseling for the both of us.

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Classic Brows Are Forever

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sophia repasteMany of my clients ask me what if the styles change once I have my brows and liner done permanently? I tell them classic brow shape never goes out of style. This is a photo of Sophia Loren in 1961. That is 51 years ago! Her brows are beautiful and fit her face. As Coco Chanel says, "Fashion fades, only style remains the same."

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Inspiration For All

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jeannie for testimony less chair ccHad so much fun with my new friend Jeannie. She loves her new permanent makeup. Jeannie has FA and speaks all over to inspire others with FA. She is an amazing woman. Now she has one less thing to do when she speaks and that is apply her eye makeup. Her eyes look gorgeous. By the way, she recommends everyone to watch the new reality show Push Girls. Be ready to be inspired for sure.

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Working With What Ya Got!

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Open Up Those Lashes:)

 

When curling your eyelashes to avoid that painful pinch and get right to the root of the lash, try angling the curler by pulling your thumb upward when settling the curler on the lashes. As always use a quality lash curler. The Tweezerman Classic is a favorite at Blessing. Lash enhancement products are fab but for those that don't use them, the eyelash curler can do wonders for opening the eyes up even with short lashes. As my Aunt Vangie says...always work with what ya got!

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Eyebrow Tweezing

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Tweeze UP...

Many of my clients state that their eyebrows are growing straight out instead of up and out. They assume it is because they are aging. I always ask them which way are they tweezing them out. Most of the time they smile and say, "straight out".

 
It is the way of the hair follicle to grow out in the direction it is pulled. Remember to always tweeze the hair at an angle close against the skin and in the direction you want them to regrow. A slant tweezer is always best and here at Blessing Permanent Makeup we use Tweezerman. They never fail. Invest in a good tweezer or your results will be frustrating. 
 
Many of our clients also say the men in their lives have brows growing every which way. Have them try this, when they get out of the shower and the pores and hair follicles are open, use moisturizer to gently smooth the eyebrows up and out several times in the same direction. As the skin cools and pores close up, the hair is held in place. After a few weeks of this simple trick, the results are amazing.
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Eyeliner... Sign me up... Get Permanently Blessed:)

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Did you know? The human eye has about 150 to 200 eyelashes on the upper eyelid and 75-100 on the lower one. 

As we age this number decreases. There are some awesome lash treatments and mascaras out that accentuate the lashes which is fun but temporary. One of the best parts of having Permanent Eyeliner is that by placing color between the existing lashes, the eyelashes look thicker which defines the color and shape of the eye. The proper design of the color placement can make the whites of the eye appear brighter. An uplifted shape at the outer end of the eye can cause an amazing effect which can take years off the face. We design a natural smiling eye that is permanent. Darn those thinning lashes. Sign me up...

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Where Did My EyeBrows Go?

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Where have all my eyebrows gone? I hear this everyday with my clients. Unfortunately one of the joys of aging is we loose our eyebrows.

Men loose the hair on their head and grow bushy brows. We loose our eyebrows and grow chin hair. It's not fair! Most of the loss is due to hormonal changes and much of it is over tweezing. I have heard too many times..."My sister waxed off my brows when I was 14 and they have never been the same and I am 55!"

Eyebrow hair grows through phases. As new hair grows underneath the old hair, the old hair eventually falls out. The hair cycle becomes shorter for women as they age due to hormones, with the new hair being not as strong as the older hair falling out. Eyebrow hair will grow back only about 20 times before the hair follicle gives up, which can cause eyebrows to thin as the hair is excessively tweezed, waxed or falls out. This explains why women at about 35 years of age begin to pencil in their eyebrows more and more. What a chore for the busy gal. You are not alone.

Permanent Makeup is a wonderful answer to the dilemma. When it is applied correctly, the illusion of having a softer, sexier eyebrow is achieved, permanently. What a Blessing!

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Do You Know What Permanent Makeup Is?

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Permanent makeup provides the opportunity of freedom from daily makeup application of traditional cosmetics.  Specifically, Eyebrows and Eyeliner. Not only is it time saving, any makeup artist will tell you, the correct eyebrow arch and eyeliner shape can take YEARS off a woman's face! Gotta love that ladies.

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Blessing On The Way To Florida

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Blessing Permanent Makeup On The Way To Florida!west-palm-beach-300x186 color corrected

Blessing Permanent Makeup is pleased to announce yet another expansion in the development of our growing number of locations. Further details of our West Palm Beach location will be coming soon!

 

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Blessing On The Move!

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Blessing Permanent Makeup is on the move!first blessing graduates 3 flat 72dpi

The Hendersonville Tennessee location, the home of Blessing, serves as both a full Service Studio and Franchisee Training Center. Recently, after an intensive training event, new Blessing Permanent Makeup Artists were certified, one of whom is the owner of an all new Memphis studio. With several more locations coming on stream in Tennessee and other states, more and more women are experiencing the "Blessing" and are truly being "Blessed" with our services everyday. The words Natural, Beautiful, Elegant, Convenient and Permanent all describe benefits our clients are realizing with the Blessing they receive at each and every location.

Contact us today for a totally FREE consultation and brow shaping. "Be Blessed"

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