Imagine perfectly designed eyebrows, defined eyes and beautiful lips, without the need to reapply every day. With permanent makeup at Red Beauty, this dream can become a reality, and you can look glamourous any time of the day or night.
Red Beauty owner Glenda has more than 25 years’ experience in permanent makeup. The ITEC qualified beauty therapist trained in Auckland and Australia – and she is also an expert in a new eyebrow hair stroke tattooing technique. The virtually painless micropigmentation (permanent makeup) procedures are carried out using the latest in European technology.
Natural pigments create a fantastic finish whether you are naturally fair or dark, depending on your desired result. Whether you want a permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, lip liner, pigmentation corrections, or scar improvements, Glenda can make it happen. Permanent cosmetics allow busy people to look their best at all times. It can even camouflage the scars from accidents, burns or surgery, by restoring the natural skin colouring.
The friendly and professional therapists at Red Beauty provide a full range of beauty therapy treatments from facials using Environ products to fight the signs of ageing, to the latest IPL, e-light laser for hair removal, freckles, acne, red veins, pigmentation and skin rejuvenation treatments, as well as teeth whitening and the latest fat freeze body slimming treatment (cryo). Pamper packages and gift vouchers are also available, which make the perfect gift for a loved one.
Call for a free consultation appointment now on 03-385 8600 and why not have a free Environ skin analysis done at the same time?
Micropigmentation specialist Pip Mcgregor is well known throughout the country for producing stunning eyebrows and now she’s set her sights on the New Zealand cosmetics industry. “Historically New Zealand salons have had it tough sourcing excellent product with healthy margins that clients love,” she says.
“It’s not enough to just sell a makeup anymore – makeup needs to be good for the skin, outperform pharmacy and retail brands for wear and pigment density and, really importantly, consumers are becoming far more socially responsible – makeup now needs to be cruelty free.”
Two years ago, frustrated by trying to find a brand to stock in her own successful Christchurch clinic Making Faces, Pip decided to create her own collection. The brand Lauren & Louise was titled over a glass of wine using Pip’s middle name – Lauren – and her collaborator and makeup artist Tammy’s middle name – Louise.
It took two years to finalise the collection, which is sourced predominantly from New York and Australia. “We tried hundreds of formulations from multiple high-end cosmetics manufacturers around the world and we couldn’t be happier with the final collection – our stockists’ feedback has been fantastic.”
Other than the manufacturing, Pip has been dedicated to sourcing New Zealand suppliers wherever possible. “I love that some of our suppliers are literally two minutes away. During the development stage I felt like I was seeing our packaging and branding experts every other day. The team at Pakworld did an amazing job, as did Spectrum Print and Riana Bennett from Ree Design, who also helped with our entire marketing image and print material. Another award-winning Christchurch business we worked with was Mint Design – they were integral in helping us with our online presence. We are asking New Zealand hair and beauty salons to support local, so it’s important we are walking the walk too.”
The new season’s 37 eyeshadow and pigment pots launching this month also tell a story and personalise the journey of the brand. To name a few there is Tawny Tammy, Samtastic Bronze (after Pip’s fantastic receptionist), Nelliata (after Pip’s best friend and Lauren & Louise National Sales and Marketing Manager Shanelle) and even a holographic fuschia named after Pip’s daughter’s colourful Nanny, Deborah. “Without these people Lauren & Louise wouldn’t exist so it’s just a small recognition of thanks and that they too are part of this awesome brand.”
For more information or to become a stockist, email firstname.lastname@example.org.