The style and technique I specialize in is powder eyebrows, powder eyeliner, hair-stroke eyebrows and aquarelle lips – which are, as you may know, very soft and natural looking. For me PMU is not intended to change the features of the face, but rather to accentuate the points of natural beauty.

All devices depend of course on how they function in the artists’ hands, but the particular beauty of the Xion S is that it has an adjustable give mechanism that allows artists to adjust to their style and pacing, regardless of the different types of skin densities. The Spektra Xion S adapts to you. One of the key features is the adjustable needle strike – especially important in PMU when we have to work with the face, which is much more delicate than the rest of the body. The incremental needle depth dial is adjustable and clicks into a secure setting. This allows the artist to set a precise needle depth and avoids involuntary turning of the grip. There’s a project in the works for the very near future. We keep looking for ways to improve every aspect of PMU, including pre-sterilized, disposable slim grips where the needle and grip can be disposed of for speed and ease.

My experience with the Spektra Xion S has been that this device has made life easier for PMU professionals. I have a seminar that I take on the road to the various conferences and conventions, and it offers a master class on my techniques and also on how to use, and get the most out of a Xion S device. To me, this is one of the most rewarding aspects of my profession; to be able to work directly with students who want to learn or improve their own techniques.