Capacity Building

Behavioral Health

Biomedical advances in HIV prevention and treatment have brought us a long way toward ending the HIV Epidemic, but to go the entire distance, it is essential to focus our efforts on the behavioral health barriers to care our clients face.
Columbia University Behavioral Health provides skills-based training and TA for agencies that want to learn new approaches for meeting their clients' mental health and substance use needs.

How long does permanent eyebrow makeup last?

Even though these treatments are called “permanent”, none of them last forever. New techniques have emerged over the year, giving these treatments an updated version and name that seems to be way more suitable – semi-permanent makeup, if the effects are to be considered. Some of them last for more than ten years, while the others last for just 2 years.

What is the difference between Microblading and permanent makeup?

The major difference between microblading and permanent makeup is the method of application. With permanent makeup, a series of needles are either stacked or formed in a circle and a tattoo machine is used, vibrating to put the pigment into the skin. With this technique, the eyebrow area is filled in completely, whereas with microblading, the manual blade consisting of multiple micro needles creates fine hair-like strokes to create the look of full, more natural brows.

How does permanent makeup work?

A pigment is applied to the top layer of skin only, the procedure may still sting -- just like it does when you get a tattoo. Permanent makeup experts like Emily Thomas in St Louis, MO, use a hollow needle that releases color into a hole in your skin.

Is permanent makeup safe?

Permanent makeup is generally considered safe. It carries the same risks as other tattoos. The most serious is the risk of infection from improperly sanitized tools and equipment. At Ink Beauty Bar, we adhere to all of the proper rules and regulations to keep our amazing clients safe.