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Enhance Your Beauty With the 5 Best Studios for Permanent Makeup in Calgary

  • Expertise - We selected services with years of experience and in-depth knowledge of cosmetics and permanent makeup to ensure they know the right pigments and techniques for your face.
  • Facility and Range of Services - Hygienic practices are crucial in permanent makeup, so we checked if they follow strict safety protocols. We also based this on the offerings so you can go to one place for all your PMU needs.
  • Availability - We looked at the flexible hours to make sure you can visit when it's most convenient for your schedule.
  • Rates - We selected services with rates that match the quality and consistency of their work to ensure you get the best deal.

If there’s one thing about makeup my wife hates, it’s that she needs to wash it off at the end of the day. It sucks, I know, especially whenever I see her taking hours to get ready in the morning just to remove it when we get home.

But that’s in the past. Nowadays, she wakes up, puts on a powder and blush (or some kind of concealment, concealer? I’m not sure) and she’s good to go! Can you imagine styling my short hair taking longer than her routine now?

So, if you want to save time in the morning and wake up fresh with makeup, we’ve got you covered! Time to invest in effortless beauty and check out our picks for permanent makeup in Calgary!

1. Killen Ink Beauty

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Services: Eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, freckles, beauty marks, paramedical tattoo

Location: 1420 9 Ave SE #8

Contact: 778-834-7382, [email protected]

Business Hours: 

  • By appointment

Website

Google reviews score5/5
Facebook reviews score5/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency5/5
Expertise5/5
Services5/5
Facility5/5
Range of services5/5
Availability4/5
Rates (A higher score means better value)5/5

Sarah Killen founded Killen Ink Beauty, a haven for all your permanent makeup (PMU) needs. The first thing that wowed us was her expertise, as she’s a permanent makeup artist who previously worked for high-end makeup brands.

She and her team have your PMU needs covered, all at reasonable prices. Their services include microblading, eyeliner, lip blush, beauty marks, and paramedical tattoos.

Women and men are welcome here. And we love that they’re experts when it comes to understanding what will work for your skin tone.

One of the most impressive aspects of their work is the natural results, which exceeded our expectations. Their permanent makeup is always on point and all about enhancing beauty.

Their studio is right in the heart of Calgary, which is a bright and clean space with a welcoming atmosphere.

However, they currently do not have a quick booking system unlike most PMU studios. But that’s okay since they’re very responsive with emails.

Pros

  • Owner worked for high-end brands
  • Wide range of PMU services
  • Sticks to natural results
  • Conveniently located
  • Accepts male clients

Cons

  • No online booking system

Exceeds expectations

“As a first timer, I was anxious about getting microblading done, but I knew I wanted to give it a try. I am so thankful I chose Sarah, she far exceeded all expectations and made the entire experience fun! I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her and the work she did on my brows was perfect. I wanted to achieve a fuller brow that still looked natural and she delivered on it 100%. I will recommend her to anyone I know looking to get work done on their brows, lashes, lips, etc. She is an absolute gem!”

Lilianne, Google Review

Professional service

“I can’t even begin to tell you how professional Sarah is. I was super nervous to have my lips done, but WOW! She put me at ease, kept me super comfortable throughout the entire process, and the results are beyond what I was hoping for. 💯 you need to see her for lips, brows, eyes, etc! Thankyou Sarah!!”

Cat Power, Google Review

2. Beauty by B

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Services: Eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, scar and stretchmark camouflage, scalp micropigmentation, etc.

Location: Inside The Beauty Block, 1409 Edmonton Trail #102

Contact: 587-432-3030

Business Hours: 

  • Monday & Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 100 am – 4:00 pm

Website

Google reviews score5/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency5/5
Expertise5/5
Services5/5
Facility5/5
Range of services5/5
Availability4/5
Rates (A higher score means better value)5/5

A one-stop destination for permanent makeup in Calgary is the clean and well-maintained studio of Beauty by B. The safety protocols here are super extra, which is a very good thing.

They have complete PMU services, like microblading, powder brows, eyeliner tattoos, and lip tattoos. They even offer emergency removals for botched work, which is a very helpful service.

We like that they also have Levels 1, 2, and 3 PMU artists. They each have different rates, which we appreciate because they have budget-friendly artists.

Plus, it means you can choose your preferred artist. But we have to say that their Level 3 artist has limited availability.

Nonetheless, they are available six days a week. It does allow busy clients to pick a weekend appointment.

Price-wise, we found them within the normal range in Calgary. For instance, a level 1 artist charges $300 for a lip blush.

Pros

  • One-stop shop
  • Strict safety protocols
  • Offers different prices based on the artist’s skill
  • Provides emergency removal

Cons

  • Level 3 artist has limited availability

Listens to the client

“I had my eyebrows microbladed for a second time here with Indie and am very happy with the results. She is very good at what she does and gave me exactly the eyebrows I was hoping for. She listened to what I wanted during my touch up and made them better than I could have described.

I would definitely recommend her to anyone. She does a great job and has a fantastic personality to go with her work.”

Nasie Makos, Google Review

10/10 customer service

“My experience with Brittany was awesome. She’s very experienced and professional but also made me feel very comfortable. Costumer satisfaction is her specialty and she helped me get the brows I’ve been dreaming of! She’s very good at her profession & will help you in any way she can! 10/10 recommend!”

Zion Nelson, Google Review

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Services: Eyebrows, eyeliner, lips

Location: 908 17 Ave SW #115

Contact: 587-888-5228

Business Hours: 

  • Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Website

Google reviews score5/5
Total reviews2/5
Score consistency5/5
Expertise5/5
Services5/5
Facility5/5
Range of services5/5
Availability4/5
Rates (A higher score means better value)5/5

Blink is one of our favourite studios for many reasons. One is their place is always clean and has a warm vibe, which adds to the overall experience.

They’re also very welcoming and easy to approach. We appreciate these qualities because you can easily talk to them regarding your permanent makeup preferences.

Their services are for eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips. That includes corrections and removals in case you previously got a botched work, which is very helpful.

A standout aspect is they only create natural-looking results to enhance beauty. We love that their work is not overdone, which you can definitely see from their portfolio.

Another thing we like is their price list. They’re very reasonable, starting at $500 for nano brows and $450 for natural lash enhancement.

We don’t find much of an issue, except they’re only open five days a week. But with the results, taking a day off is worth it.

Pros

  • Affordable prices
  • Offers correction and removal
  • Easy to talk to

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Takes care of the client

“I was nervous for my first appointment with Svetlana as I had never had my brows or permanent eyeliner done before. I shouldn’t have worried as Svetlana took excellent care of me and explained everything in detail. It didn’t hurt, and it looks so natural, I absolutely love how LOW maintenance it is. If you are searching for a permanent make up artist you definitely need to go see Svetlana, she is amazing!!!”

Sarah Jordan, Google Review

Pleasure to be around with

“Could not be happier after first seeing Svetlana for permanent eyeliner then returning a couple weeks later for powder brows. She’s personable and a pleasure to be around – I felt so comfortable during both procedures and was beyond pleased with the service. She cares about and takes pride in the work she does, offering a flawless end result. A great studio and a great provider where you can feel at ease with the quality being provided. Highly recommend!!”

Natalie Desrochers, Google Review

4. Joielene Artistry

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Services: Eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, eyelash enhancement, tattoo lightening and removal, colour correction, etc.

Location: East Tower, 927 10 Ave SW #210

Contact: 403-400-2269, [email protected]

Business Hours: 

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Website

Google reviews score5/5
Groupon reviews score4.7/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency5/5
Expertise5/5
Services5/5
Facility5/5
Range of services5/5
Availability4/5
Rates (A higher score means better value)5/5

Joielene Artistry was established by Amy Joielene, an internationally certified makeup artist. She has been in the PMU field for over seven years and has vast experience working in weddings, film, and fashion photography.

Besides her expertise, we applaud her for the variety of services she offers. Her studio is basically an all-in-one service because you can get any of your PMU needs.

She offers the usual eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip services. But she stands out because she also provides permanent makeup lightening and removal and colour correction.

Her prices are surprisingly reasonable for a PMU artist who delivers solid results. A session for nano brows is only $550, while removal starts at $150.

Her studio’s not the biggest but it’s fine. We actually appreciate the complete privacy since there won’t be any clients waiting inside.

Our only issue? She’s only available five days a week. She’s available on Saturdays, though.

Pros

  • Internationally certified makeup artist
  • Offers lightening and removal
  • Reasonably priced services

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Top-notch customer service

“I had my eyebrows done with Amy at Joielene Artistry and had the greatest experience. I was nervous about the idea of permanent makeup but Amy quickly put my mind at ease with her kind and professional demeanor. She spent a long time making sure everything was perfect before beginning the tattooing and kept me in the loop every step of the way. Her gentle touch combined so well with the freezing gel that I almost felt like I could sleep through the whole thing! I’m so happy with my natural looking brows and I get compliments all the time from people who are so amazed at how great they look! For a first tattoo experience, I couldn’t have asked for better! Thanks Amy!”

Nadine Randall, Google Review

Ensures clients are happy

“I had Amy do my lip blush and an eyelash enhancement and highly recommend! Amy is very professional, friendly and easy to talk to. She took the time to make sure I was happy with her work and I am! I will be going back to Amy for any future permanent makeup.”

Amanda Kozyra, Google Review

5. Cinnamon Girl Clinic

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Services: Eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, stretchmark camouflage, scalp and hairline tattoo, microneedling, etc.

Location: 4616 Valiant Dr NW #208

Contact: 403-288-2769

Business Hours: 

  • Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Website

Google reviews score5/5
Facebook reviews score4.9/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Expertise5/5
Services5/5
Facility5/5
Range of services5/5
Availability5/5
Rates (A higher score means better value)4/5

Cinnamon Girl Clinic is not your typical permanent makeup clinic. They don’t stick to the usual services but offer way more, which allows you to get many treatments in one place.

They offer eyebrow microblading and shading, eyeliner tattoo, lip blush, scar camouflage, and scalp and hairline tattoo. You can also get other face and body services, like microneedling.

It’s awesome they’re also experts at PMU for men. We appreciate their skills because men and women have very different facial features and aesthetic needs.

We also appreciate their hygienic practices, one of the most important factors we assessed. This gave us even more confidence in their clinic.

But there’s a catch to all these: we found their prices are a tad higher. An initial appointment for a lip blush is from $1000 to $1300, but the silver lining is a touch-up is included in the price.

Pros

  • Offers a wide variety of services
  • Provides men’s services
  • Touch-ups are included in the initial prices

Cons

  • Prices are expensive

Results were beyond expectations

“What an AMAZING place – the results were better than expected and the staff are second to none!

I have always had thin eyebrows but lost 90% due to chemo. I was hesitant to do tattoos as they are permanent. I did a lot of research and found Jody from Cinnamon Clinic. She made me feel comfortable, explained the entire process and the results are AMAZING!!

Jody uses your facial features to give you the appropriate brow shape. I am so glad I went here for brows!!”

Kym Evans, Google Reviews

Knowledgeable team

“Love  Cinnamon Girl Clinic!! Seriously so happy with my brows!! I’m fair and typically very light makeup, I was naturally nervous about having my brows done as I’ve always worried about them being to drastic and obvious. Jodi from CG was recommend to me by someone who has amazing brows… sooo glad I went for it! Such a welcoming place, the ladies were amazing and so knowledgable I couldn’t be happier!! Wish I would have gone earlier!! xo”

Elizabeth McNally, Google Review

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