Yoko Hamaguchi EN

Yoko Hamaguchi

Frequently Asked Questions

Cosmetic Tattoos

Cosmetic tattooing is a treatment generally used for eyeliner, eye shadow, lipliner, lip shading, and some practitioners do eyebrows and beauty marks.

Permanent make up is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos to produce designs that resemble makeup by applying pigment deeper into the skin than semi permanent makeup.

Semi Permanent make up implants pigments into the Dermis layer of the skin. Our Lip service only implants to a depth of 0.10mm.

Yes, however it will depend on your response to the numbing cream. But our mission is to make it as painless as possible. Lips are especially sensitive.

Cosmetic tattooing can last from 1-5 years and will vary individually. It is very low maintenance, however it still requires some upkeep, so touch ups are recommended in the meantime.
I do mine annually, sometimes stretching it out to 18mths, but I like mine to look rich and strong.

It depends on the procedure, however ordinarily up to 90mins. Set aside 2 hours.

Eventually yes! It will take years before you may start to see noticeable fading.

Initial cosmetic tattooing will be your highest cost. How soon you come back for touch ups will be the factor on your maintenance costs. However, you can’t calculate how much time you save applying penned eyeliner, lipstick or lip liner over 12-24 months…

Very Safe. A non toxic, naturally derived, vegan base pigment is used.

We recommend that you avoid sport on the day of the procedure, and avoid swimming (fresh or salt water), saunas and steam rooms for at least 6 days or until the skin has fully healed as this could cause infection and the tattoo to fade!

It will vary largely by the individual. However generally about a week for the top layers and a little longer for the deeper layers. Our After-Care Instructions will help make it safe.

Not without prior medication. Stimulation from the needle can trigger your cold sore, therefore we recommend you take medication, as instructed by your health practitioner, prior to treatment.

We do not tattoo outside of your natural lip line.

MicroBlading

Microblading is the application of creating semipermanent hair strokes cut into the skin with
specialised hand tools and pigments.

Semipermanent make up is a form of temporary cosmetic tattooing done by hand without a
machine infusing pharmaceutical grade pigments into the skin.

Semipermanent make up implants pigments into the first layers of the skin above the Dermis.
No. Microblading/Shading will create the shape you desire that perfectly matches your style and facial structure.
Blonde, orange, red, mocha, chocolate, black and anything in between.
Yes. We provide a comprehensive preparation plan when you make a booking with us.
Depending on your skin type and threshold for pain. The cream may be more or less effective for you. We find a way to make the procedure as painless as possible.
Absolutely not. Our philosophy is ‘natural and fresh’ and that is how you will look after any of my procedures.
A non toxic, naturally derived, vegan pigment is used. Made in Australia.
Up to 18 months. This will largely depend on skin tone and type, how your skin retains the pigment.
It will vary largely by the individual. However generally about a week for the top layers and a little longer for the deeper layers. Our After-Care Instructions will help make it safe.
We provide a comprehensive After-Care system which can be emailed or for you to take home.
Indeed yes. They can certainly be fix. It may take a couple of visits before an old tattoo is completely replaced due to the pigments. Shaping may be laser edged. A consultation will determine the best approach.
We recommend that you avoid sport on the day of the procedure, and avoid swimming (fresh or salt water), saunas and steam rooms for at least 6 days or until the skin has fully healed as this could cause infection and the tattoo to fade!

Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions is a method where individual strands of silk hair are carefully positioned on your existing eyelash to make it longer and fuller.
The application of putting on eyelash extensions is painless.
Eyelash extensions are applied with a glue.
If you have allergies, is likely you may react to the glue. We don't recommend eyelash extensions for people who suffer from allergies.
You will love your new eyelashes.
No. Extensions, properly applied, wont affect your natural eyelash growth. Extensions are attached your natural lashes and will fall out when your natural lash do.
Up to 5 weeks. This will depend on how you care for them.
Although extremely rare, if it ever does fall out the next day, it’s likely due to improper care. Please call us to arrange an appointment to come in and go through the after-care process together and a free infill.
Yes you can wash your face, but please avoid washing your eyelashes as much as possible, particularly in the first week.
There are many styles and shapes to choose from. We focus on the modern, main designs that are listed in our website.
Eyelash extensions will not be affected by sweat and water, so you can carry on with your normal activities. However, you should avoid getting your lashes wet for 24-48 hours after your appointment to allow the glue to fully dry and bond to your lashes.
Extensions generally eliminate the need fo mascaras, but you can freely use mascara after 48hrs with a water based, oil free product. Allow the glue to fully dry and cure before applying makeup.
Indeed yes! I use the highest quality products and materials available, sourced from Japan and Australia.