My name is Julie Aston (Steadman)
Owner, SPMU Artist and Aesthetic Practitioner
I started my journey into the Beauty Industry almost 15 years ago, my background and training has primarily been in the field of Art and Design. I have attended Plymouth College of Art and Design and trained at The Regent Academy of Fine Arts in London. I originally wanted to become a Make-up Artist and practice Aesthetics, then I discovered Semi-Permanent Make-Up, a form of medical grade tattooing which has enabled me to produce natural looking cosmetic effects which last for years.
It is an amazing way to enhance and improve your appearance, best of all it is smudge proof, waterproof and lasts all day, everyday!
I started my SPMU training in 2004. After completing a foundation course in Anatomy and Physiology, I was accepted to begin my training with one of the country’s leading specialists Deborah Robson.
I embarked on a period of intensive practical training at the London Medical Centre in Harley Street, London and have been trained in the pioneering FAME® technique (facial aesthetic micro enhancement).
For the past 15 years whilst practicing SPMU, I have continued to train most years, to update my skills and techniques. I believe this is an industry that is constantly evolving. I have been privileged to train with some of the best people in the world. In 2014 I went to Belgrade to train in Micro-Blading with Branko Babic, now of PHI Brows fame.
In 2016 I trained with Sviatoslav Otchenash in Prague (Czech Republic) successfully completing Master Classes in Ombre techniques for Brows, Eyeliners and shadows as well as full lip colours.
In April 2020, I trained with the amazingly talented Nhung Phan in Vietnam, Nhung runs her own PMU academy and pioneered the famous Satori Technique, a method of creating Hyper-realistic Semi Permanent Brows.
During the Covid-19 Lockdown, I finally completed my Teacher training qualification, gaining a level 3 Award in Education and training. I am now an accredited training provider for 4t Medical Group and will continue to teach Semi Permanent Make-up, Skin Needling, Plasma Sublimation and advanced Anti-Ageing techniques.
I am pleased to say after 15 years in the industry I have achieved an outstanding reputation for a sympathetic and caring manner with my clients. I am confident that I will exceed your expectations, producing excellent results due to my natural artistic ability and flawless precision. Follow the link to my Facebook page to see my client’s ratings and testimonials.
This industry unfortunately does not have a governing body or strict regulation, however with my medical studies and training I am proud to maintain THE highest standards of safety and hygiene scoring 95% in my last Environmental Health inspection. Over the past 10 years, I have trained in various Anti-Ageing procedures, all using controlled trauma. I have undertaken intensive training and specialised in the study of the Skin and why it ages.
I believe the best way to slow down the ageing process is to use a more holistic approach and let the body heal itself… you will see results that are long lasting, not just a quick fix. The science behind these treatments is clinically proven, I would not endorse or practice any of these procedures otherwise.
After working for many years at the Hyde Park Clinic in Plymouth, I opened ‘Feature Perfect’ in 2013. A dedicated Anti Ageing Clinic in the Stoke area of Plymouth.
At Feature Perfect the emphasis will be on rejuvenation of your facial features using the latest anti – ageing techniques and Semi Permanent Make-up. Never underestimate the youthful effect of great eyebrows, beautifully enhanced eyes and perfectly coloured symmetrical lips.
It doesn’t matter if you are 18 or 80? we all want to look our best without endless hours in front of the mirror?
We offer a full range of Dermal Fillers, Lip fillers, Non Surgical facelift techniques and muscle relaxing injections with our Medical Professional Independent Practitioner.
Our Beauty and Anti Ageing Consultants have the highest level of training, over 35 years of combined experience and can offer Skincare Analysis, Medically recognised facial procedures including, Meso Therapy and Skin Needling facial treatments.
We have the latest technology in Radio Frequency Skin lifting and tightening for the face. Scientifically proven Nutritional Skin and hair supplements, Cosmeceutical Skincare Products and a full range of Beauty treatments
For Semi-Permanent Make-up, I offer a free consultation that only takes 20-30 minutes, I will be able to inform you fully about what is involved with the procedures, complete an allergy test, take before and after photographs and discuss in full your requirements. Nothing is ever left to chance, you will agree the shape, size, colour and technique used when considering Semi–Permanent Make up, the decision is then yours, there is no obligation whatsoever to book for treatment with me.
A note of caution…. PLEASE do your research, the Micro-Pigmentation industry is not heavily regulated and I see many ladies who have been elsewhere for their procedures and are far from happy. I have completed my advanced training in removal and correction techniques, but I believe there is no room for error; this is your face after all? Please choose your Technician carefully and do your homework.
With a philosophy of “less is more” I believe enhancements to the face should be subtle and natural, so whichever procedure you are interested in, please go to the dedicated page for full details.