My vanity is only matched by my laziness, so traveling nearly 3,000 miles to touch up my semi-permanent eyebrows can be a stretch. Since micropigmentation makeup artist Amy Kernahan was completely booked during my last trip to New York, I started hunting for an alternative in Los Angeles. 90210 has plenty of permanent makeup artists, but none as good as Amy, and most specialize in reconstructive cosmetic tattoos, filling in 40-year-old boys’ hairlines, and lifetime lip liner for apricot-haired old ladies.
As an admirer of K-pop stars’ plastic surgery beauty, I figured Korea Town a better bet than Beverly Hills. And it was. Permanent makeup artist Sherri‘s English is a few notches above my non-existent Korean, but she made it clear she’d give me an even more natural semi-permanent eyebrow, Korean style. It’d just take six months to allow my current permanent brows to fade, $300, and two trips to her salon.
Well, maybe less than six months. I wasn’t sure how to say “poison for cat-sized rat” in Korean, so Sherri doesn’t know my nighttime beauty routine consists of a combo of chemicals that could kill a large rodent…