• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT:
After working in La Jolla for 30 years as a painter and sculptor, Jenifer Broomberg drew upon her artistic skills to successfully develop a permanent makeup business that she named The Artist’s Touch. Jenifer recently moved The Artist’s Touch to a new location in the Village at the La Jolla Wellness Studio, 7580 Fay Ave., Suite 103.
“My inspiration to become a permanent makeup artist was my fascination with the human face and how defects could be improved or eliminated by creating classical beauty with the knowledge of art and anatomy,” she said. Jenifer trained as a fine artist in Houston and San Diego, and over the years has exhibited and sold her work in several La Jolla, San Diego and other galleries.
She said she loves working with people, and finds it easy to shift from painting and sculpture to the human canvas.
Jenifer’s knowledge of and experience in art makes her a standout from other permanent makeup artists. She’s been trained in all permanent makeup procedures and is a qualified and licensed PMU technician.
One of her specialties (along with lip pigmentation and eyeliner) is creating permanent eyebrows using the 3D hair-stroke method.
This creates the most natural looking, realistic hair strokes in eyebrow permanent makeup with the use of Manual Microstroking, also known as Eyebrow Embroidery. This technique allows Jenifer to create crisp, fine hairstrokes that fill in thin brows, brows with bald spots, total brow reconstruction and even create brows from scratch with clients who have alopecia.
Microblading is done by hand with the use of a tiny blade made up of needles. The results are natural looking, crisp, fine hair-like strokes that mimic one’s own eyebrow hairs exactly. This method is ideal for those who want to enhance the look of their eyebrows — regardless of the amount of hair present. People with alopecia, trichotillomania — or any other condition that causes hair loss — benefit greatly from Microblading.
The pigments used in this method have been formulated to match one’s original eyebrow color, and blend perfectly into one’s own eyebrow hairs to create a natural, flawless, fuller-looking brow. Initially, the brows appear darker, but fade significantly over a two-week period. Experts recommend a touch up, as it’s very difficult to predict how well the skin will retain the pigment (one touchup appointment is included at no extra cost at The Artist’s Touch). The results can last anywhere from one to five years, depending on factors affecting the procedure.
Another of Jenifer’s specialties is medical micro-pigmentation, which includes areola and nipple reconstruction after mastectomy, producing three-dimensional realistic results.
She can also camouflage scars and vitiligo (a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches) by matching pigments to her client’s natural skin tone.
She also offers collagen induction therapy, using the Rejuvapen to improve or eliminate wrinkles, dark spots, acne and other scars.
Finally, Jenifer has mastered cleft lip “reconstruction” using pigments to normalize and improve the shape of the lips. For those sensitive about hair-loss, Jenifer uses scalp micro-pigmentation and is one of the only technicians offering this service in La Jolla and San Diego.
••• The Artist’s Touch is at La Jolla Wellness Studio, 7580 Fay Ave., Suite 103 in the Village of La Jolla. Consultations are free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. (858) 945-7297. theartiststouchlajolla.com
Note: If three procedures are booked at the same time, the cost is discounted by $100.
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