This week I had the pleasure of being invited down to Tracie Giles’ clinic on Harley Street to find out more about her cosmetic procedures. Tracie has been working in the industry for 25 years which makes the fact that she looks fantastic even more testament to her work. Making the decision to invest in a cosmetic procedure is a big one and one you shouldn’t enter into lightly. It was great to see that Tracie had a strong policy on making sure her clients want to go through with the procedure, finding out why and what their expectations are before she even starts – in her words “you don’t want people walking around with rubbish work” so she only takes on clients that she can 100% satisfy.
On the night itself two of my fellow bloggers had a procedure in Tracie’s surgery – Priya (from Beauty Wowzer) had a beauty spot added above her lip, whilst Aly (from The Truth About Beauty) had her eyebrows ‘filled in’. You’ll notice that I haven’t used the word ‘tattoo’… these treatments aren’t permanent and last from 1-3 years dependant on your skin/beauty regime. The ink Tracie uses is 100% mineral, meaning you not only get a natural looking result, but you’re not permanently adjusting your face – we all may want those big brows now, but in a few years who knows what the trends will be!
I was surprised how quick the beauty spot procedure was, literally a few minutes from start to finish. Priya was really happy with the end result and we all thought it looked fab, as well as natural. Aly’s eyebrows took a lot longer as Tracie spent a good 30mins measuring out the distance between brows, getting the lines right and making sure they were exactly as she wanted. The first part seemed to be quite uncomfortable, but Aly stormed through it and once the anaesthetic kicked in we didn’t hear a peep out of her.
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Both girls will have to go back in a month for a follow up treatment as the ink will fade slightly, but apart from that they’re done. As someone that’s considered eyebrow tattooing for some time, this evening certainly quashed a lot of my concerns as I was able to see exactly what was done/what the result would be. Tracie’s skills are clearly the thing that has made her business so successful as she’s incredibly talented to get her work looking so natural. She also does a lot of reconstructive tattooing, as well as facial ‘adjustments’ so if you’ve been thinking about treating yourself in the New Year I’d definitely give her a call.