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Neighborhoods: Back Bay East, Back Bay
I, Julia Bowers, am the President and Founder of Pigmenta Permanent Cosmetics, with over 20 years of experience in the beauty and skin care industry.
Permanent Cosmetics, also referred to as Permanent Makeup or Cosmetic Tattooing, is implanting the right color in the right places to enhance your natural beauty. Our mission is to make your daily routine a breeze and make you look like you, only better.
Pigmenta offers our unique cosmetic services to clients with convenient service locations in Boston, Haverhill, Winthrop, Swampscott, Middleton, Woburn, Framingham, Newton, Norwood, and Shrewsbury.
Permanent makeup services include: eyebrows, upper eyeliner, lower eyeliner, lip liner, full lip color, and scar camouflage. Discrete permanent makeup repair consultation and work available upon request. Additional services include: eyelash extensions, threading, and eyelash perming.
Julia is amazing!! i feel so happy and beatiful when i see what she has done for me (eyebrows, eyeliner & lips) i was feeling old and washed out before going to her. It has been months since my application and i still have all the excitement and joy!! She is a gem and everyone should see her!!
I also highly recommend Julia @ Pigmenta. I had my eyebrows done recently & I am SO happy with the results. I only wish I had known about her years ago. If you're thinking about doing it, stop hesitating & just call her. You won't regret it!
Julia at Pigmenta is absolutely amazing. I have alopecia and I fully lost my eyebrows about 5 years ago. I have been using eyebrow pencils for years and all the annoyance that goes along with it: applying three times a day, dealing with smudging when sweating or on rainy days, never getting a natural look, and on and on. Anyway, I searched around and loved the natural look that Julia provided for eyebrows. I now have beautiful, natural looking eyebrows and I happily tossed my eyebrow pencil in the trash. Very little pain and the healing process was super easy. It is worth every penny!
I highly recommend Julia at Pigmenta. I recently had upper and lower eye liner. I told Julia that I wanted a very subtle effect ;because I don't wear a lot of make up. Julia listens very carefully to what you want and does just that. I am totally happy with the results! Carolee was really helpful in informing me about the procedure and what to do after. The whole experience was painless and the results exactly what I wanted!
Permanent Make Up at Pigmenta – I have been tattooing my eyebrows for a number of years. The first practitioner I had did a beautiful job, by hand. Unfortunately she soon left this profession to become a nurse. Additionally, since my hair was red at the time, she had added a bit too much red into the color.
When she disappeared I searched for someone else. The second practitioner kept changing the shape of my brows without asking me or consulting with me. She also made them too thick and wide and they had different shapes, and one ended in a different place from the other. Also I had to have touch ups much too often. So I was quite upset and gain looked for someone else.
When I found Pigmenta Julia spent a long time consulting with me and explaining that to do these brows properly and be able to establish a new shaping that would complement my features, I would need to remove the old dye. She laid the process and timing out for me and explained that she could absolutely fix it, that she had done it many times before but that I needed to be a bit patient.
I was so delighted so know that she could fix it, and seeing her work, I could see how much I had to look forward too. She got rid of all the excessive width and the old red color that was below. After 6 months (during which time I used mineral powder on my brows and no one ever said a word about it!) she put in the new brows. It was well worth the wait.
Julia always discussed with me before doing anything. I have complete trust in her not only as an artist but as a person. I now have beautifully shaped brows in a natural looking color. I’m so glad that I found Pigmenta!
Thank You Julia – I have been penciling my brows since I was 14 years old. Ever since I could remember, my brows has always been super light and fine, even though my natural hair color is black. So you see all this dark hair and when you see my face it looks like I have no eye brows. That was how light my brows were. I never pluck or shave it either. So it wasn’t because of those reasons I didn’t have brows. It was just how I grew up.
For the next 15+ years of my life I pencil in my brows. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always thought about tattooing it but seeing a lot of older women I knew (my mother included) it didn’t look so great as the years went on. Their brows changed colors, like a greenish-bluish; the original shape they had were no longer there, instead the tattoo began to bleed. When I say bleed I don’t literally mean blood but the colors and shape loses it shape and is not defined. It looks messy. Seeing this on my mother and aunts around me I was always apprehensive in going thru with it myself for I didn’t want my own brows to be looking like theirs as I age. I rather pencil than have the same effect they had. Knowing all of that, I still wasn’t satisfied with just drawing. It didn’t take me long or anything. I’ve done it for so long that it just took me a minute.
I wasn’t satisfied because I hated worrying every single moment if my brows was still there. People around me who I felt comfortable with I would always ask them if my eyebrows was still in place. I always fear it would smudge when someone hugged me too tight and their head might bump the side of my face and in turn, smudge off my brows. No matter how hot I get in the summer I can never rub my face, because why??? It would rub off my pencil in brows. Going to the beach I try not to get my face wet because then that would mean I would have to wipe my face. That’s a no-no. There are many reasons why I wasn’t satisfied with penciling in. It was so inconvenient. I should be able to just go do things without always worrying about my brows right?
So I did my own research. I took my time looking for something that would guarantee I would not be looking like my mother brows as I age. I also didn’t want it to look like a tattoo. I want mine looking natural like I actually have hair. I ended up finding JULIA BOWERS. She’s the BEST!!! I absolutely LOVE her! Her methods are wonderful and beautiful.
The day of my appointment with her I was very nervous. Once I met her and her staff they eased it all away. They were so nice and answer everything I needed. My brows came out beautifully. My family and friends who saw my brows for the first time always told me that it looks great and natural. They loved it too.
I’m about to go back for a touch up. You probably wondering why it took me so long to write a review. The reason was shortly after that I became very ill and had multiple surgeries. Last year was a very hard year for me and I can honestly say having my brows helped me from feeling insecure with everything I was going thru and look. It was nice not to worry about my brows. Something so little can help tremendously. Julia gave me confidence with the brows while I fought to get better with my health. I love her. She truly doesn’t know how much her work effect people. I am so thankful. Thank you Julia.
Professional Permanent Makeup – I always had difficulty applying eye liner. I am more than satisfied with my experience at Pigmenta. It was a very positive experience for me. I had no idea what to expect only that I wanted to have permanent eyeliner. No more smudging with application or during the day. I have gotten so many compliments. I recommend Julia to everyone. Thank you!
A New Me! – I met Julie and Carolee last month with the issue of penciling my eyebrows for the past LONG years! All I can say now is that I can do all the normal things (swim, wipe my face at the gym) that everyone can do. This has been one of the greatest investments for me so far in 2012. I will highly recommend Julia to anyone that I know who is experiencing what I used to deal with. Bye, bye pencil, hello ME!
Thank you Julia! You have made me soooooo Happy!
"Brows Gone Bad!" – Over a month ago, I came to Julia for brows. The first time I saw her, she was nice and informative and my brows looked great. Some weeks later, I went back in for a touch up and had a different experience. My brows did not hold the color and Julia seemed to be annoyed by my questions and concerns. She wasn't so nice the second time around!
I have tried calling Pigmenta several times since my first touch up to fix more spots that did not hold color, after-all it is my face and I would like to look in the mirror and be happy with my investment. It has been a month of leaving messages, and have not received a return call.
I was hoping for a better experience from a company that comes so highly recommended. Obviously, Pigmenta needs to brush up on how they treat their customers and providing quality customer service!
Awesome! I wish I had done this sooner! – I had the eyebrow permanent makeup done here and I couldn't be happier. The results are so realistic, no one will notice that it's not real eyebrow hair. Highly recommend Julia (unless you love filling in your eyebrows every morning, and everytime you go for a swim, and every time you workout...ha ha).
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