Haylee Johnson has opened new business Blooming Cosmetic Tattoo in honour of her father and others who suffer hair loss through illness and treatment.
Watching her father, Stephen Bloom, go through cancer treatment inspired Haylee to help people who suffer hair loss from chemotherapy and cancer treatments.
“My dad passed away from cancer,” she said.
“But when he was going through treatment, I would be with him, I watched women who were going through cancer losing their eyebrows and eyelashes along with their hair.
“It put a fire in my belly to start something that can help them.”
As a trained beautician Haylee said she buckled down with a year of study and learned the science behind cosmetic tattoo.
“I started out dyeing eyebrows in the front room of my house, while my young kids slept and I trained,” she said.
“It was always my goal to move onto tattooing in honour of my dad, Stephen Bloom and that’s why I named my business Blooming Cosmetic Tattoo.
“Once people have been cleared from chemo, this helps to give them a little normality again.
“I want to change people’s lives making it better for them.”
For those who aren’t familiar with cosmetic tattoo, Haylee said it had changed significantly over the decades.
“I have found cosmetic tattoo is starting to ramp up now and become very popular,” she said.
“It’s totally different than the eyebrows and lips of the 1980s-90s.
“Natural pigment is used now, and the design is unique to the person.”
Haylee said cosmetic tattoo was a semi-permanent makeup, and she offered lip, brow and eyeliner tattooing.
“It’s all measured using the bone structure of your face,” she said.
“Making them symmetrical and mapping them out is the longest part.
“I work alongside my client to create the desire look.
“It is semi-permanent makeup, so there’s no need to wear makeup.”
Blooming Cosmetic Tattoo is now open at shop 2/17 Barolin Street Bundaberg.
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