This month we were delighted to host the UK’s very first Perma Blend Colour Theory Workshop here at our Cheadle SPMU Training Academy. Read on to learn more about Perma Blend and the exciting benefits of this exclusive course, which is still running with dates to be confirmed throughout the UK.
If you haven’t heard of it already, Perma Blend is a leader in the premium permanent cosmetic market. They have over fifty colours in their product catalogue, meaning they can virtually guarantee they can supply the exact tone you are looking for. This offers enhanced versatility and precision for you as an artist, and ultimately ensures better results and satisfaction for your clients.
Despite its prominence and large following in the industry, Perma Blend is in fact a fairly new pigment brand. Established in 2014 in the US, Perma Blend is quickly rising to the top of the permanent cosmetic market. Their pigments are proudly certified as vegan friendly and are never tested on animals – further benefits to pass on to more conscious clientele.
Another reason we love Perma Blend – their healed colour does not lighten as much as other pigments brands. These brow pigments can sometimes appear warm when freshly implanted into the skin – especially on lighter skin tones – but this is normal and tones down when healed to reveal beautifully balanced colour.
It was a great pleasure to host the very first UK Perma Blend Colour Theory workshop at our training academy in Cheadle, Manchester. The course was attended by artists from all over the UK who were all eager to learn more about these wonderful pigments and understand how to use them in the best way possible in order to maximise results and progress artistically.
Training the workshop were specialists Gemma Winstanley and Marie Selby – both trainers with many years’ experience within the industry. Together they imparted their expertise and invaluable knowledge, explaining each element in turn to reveal how Perma Blend pigments can be used to enhance and improve brow work.
Gemma presented the course through Power Point and all attendees where given a training manual to study and a goody bag with a free pigment to try.
During the workshop attendees where able to experiment with coloured paints and understand how colours are formed. This deeper understanding informs colour theory and helps artists to more accurately select and blend pigments for brow treatments – a valuable skill to develop both for new and experienced artists.
In our experience the ability to be hands on with the pigments helps students to understand how colour is created to suit clients’ unique skin types. One key aspect of the course was to demonstrate how pigments can be manipulated and used intelligently to improve and enhance the results.
Various tips and tricks were shared that are specific to the brand – for example, Perma Blend’s pigments are generally more runnier than usual pigments on the market and can dry very quickly on the skin. Gemma suggested using aftercare balm or Vaseline to loosen by rubbing over the area when wiping.
Missed the course? Don’t worry! If you’d like to learn more about Perma Blend pigments we will be more than happy to discuss the benefits with you and offer guidance and advice.
The pigments are very reasonably priced and are available in 15ml and 30ml bottles. Should you wish to purchase please contact us for more information. I absolutely love using these pigments – so I’m sure you’ll be delighted with the healed results if you decide to try them!
We will hopefully be hosting another workshop in the near future but courses run up and down the country in various venues and locations – so if you want to find out when the next Perma Blend Colour Workshop will be please get in touch with us and we can pass on your details.
Taupe ( Fitz 2-3 )
Brunnette ( Fitz 3-4 )
Forest Brown ( Fitz 4 )
Mallard ( Fitz 2-3)
You would need to add a few drops of (Tina’s Gold) to certain pigments in the range – for example Darkest Brow or Espresso as they can heal cool due to the Carbon Black and a small amount of Titanium Dioxide. Gemma has also designed a useful Eyebrow colour chart which explains in more detail. We’ll be happy to supply this for our students on request – please get in touch.