Candice Watson

Micropigmentation expert with near 30 years experience

Exclusive Aesthetic Dubai and Middle East

Call LCAS +971 4 375 2393

International Micropigmentation Specialist

Candice Watson launched Exclusive Aesthetic in January 2015 on the back of Exclusive Beauty LLC which was established in Dubai in 2009. Exclusive Aesthetic builds on the same services Exclusive Beauty offered with the addition of more advanced medical micropigmentation and hair and scalp micropigmentation to both men and women.

Candice Watson has near 30 years experience in the beauty industry with the last 24 years specialising in permanent cosmetics including semi permanent makeup and medical micropigmentation. Candice worked and trained on Harley Street London for many years prior to moving to Dubai. Her micropigmentation skills are to the highest level and most consider her a true expert in the field of micropigmentation.

  • International Health and Beauty Certification
  • Dawn Cragg MBE teaching and CPD certification
  • John Hashy masters diploma
  • Finishing Touches Medical Micropigmentation Master Class
  • Moshe Allul diploma for HFS Scalp Micropigmentation
  • LCN Germany SPMU diploma
  • Tunde Mehn advanced skills diploma
  • Licensed to practice in Dubai Healthcare City
Fellowships & Memberships
  • SPCP ( Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals)
  • IHBC ( International Health and Beauty Council)
  • BABTAC ( British Association of Beauty Therapist and Cosmetologists)

Licensed to practice in Dubai, UK and internationally.

Location: Dubai, UAE & UK

Languages: English

The Art of Semi Permanent Makeup

by Candice Watson, Exclusive Aesthetic

In the early years of cosmetic micropigmentation makeup procedures were often permanent as body art tattoo machines and pigments were used. Micropigmentation has evolved at a vast rate since to what is now called Semi Permanent Makeup.

The term Permanent Makeup (PMU) is widely used in the UK, Europe and USA however now permanent makeup is the same process as the more modern name, semi permanent makeup (SPMU). Both, if performed correctly, use ultra-fine needles capable of finer than hair stroke thickness lines to implant pharmaceutical pigments into the upper dermal layer of the skin. Pigments should be semi permanent lasting between 2 and 3 years depending on exposure to the sun and UV rays. However, we recommend a refresher session every 12 to 18 months to keep the pigment looking fresh. Micropigmentation machines should be digital allowing the speed to be adjusted and fine-tuned for use on the delicate areas of the face.

Using the correct equipment goes a long way to achieving good results however the technician also plays a huge part in the end result. Seeking out a technician who is trained to the highest level in most ways ensures your semi permanent makeup treatment looks as you expected. Remember semi permanent makeup is basically a tattoo, the process is the same, only the pigment is semi permanent and is implanted shallower than traditional permanent body art tattoos allowing the pigment to be expelled over a few years. If implanted too deep then there is a strong possibility the pigment will be permanent and result in the horror stories of eyebrows turning blue and green we have all heard about.

When deciding where to have your SPMU treatments remember cheap is not best when applying procedures to your face that could last up to 5 years. Procedures in the Middle East last for 2 – 3 years due to the intensity of the sun. We recommend a top-up treatment 12 – 18 months after the initial course of treatments to ensure the pigment looks fresh.

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Exclusive Aesthetic

Exclusive Aesthetic are micropigmentation specialists and qualified trainers offering procedures and training courses in all aspects of micropigmentation including Semi Permanent Makeup, Medical Tattooing and Hair and Scalp Tattooing techniques to UK Harley Street, London standards.

All courses are headed by Candice Watson and our trainers are Harley Street trained with many years experience training advanced micropigmentation techniques in the UK, Dubai and internationally.

Exclusive Aesthetic also offer specialised procedures in Cosmetic Semi Permanent Makeup, Medical Micropigmentation, Advanced Micropigmentation, Hair & Scalp Micropigmentation, Tattoo Removal and Scar MCA and Dry Needling.

Take advantage of a comprehensive range of training courses that are designed to take you from complete beginner to master technician. Once qualified you will enjoy endless possibilities within the micropigmentation industry. Along the way, you will be supported with workshops, newsletters and networking events as well as professional telephone and email support. Our courses are available to the Middle East region from our base in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

We also provide the very best products as well as ongoing CPD hours to keep you in line with all UAE training requirements.

Ultimate Micropigmentation

Ultimate Micropigmentation by Candice Watson of Exclusive Aesthetic, the Micropigmentation Specialists to the Middle East. Candice Watson has near 30 years’ experience performing micropigmentation in Dubai, UK and internationally. Candice’s skill at micropigmentation is unparalleled and her commitment to being the best ensure her procedures are to the highest industry standards. Candice now offers several micropigmentation training courses in Dubai including Semi Permanent Makeup, Eyebrow Microblading, Medical Micropigmentation and Hair & Scalp Micropigmentation.

APPOINTMENTS – For Dubai appointments please call LCAS reception on +971 4 375 2393. Appointments available Sunday through Thursday 9am to 6pm. For UK Harley Street appointments please fill out the contact form.

LICENSING – All Dubai procedures are performed under the licence of the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery (LCAS), Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Training is located at various locations in Dubai.

Looking for a training course?

Our Introduction to Micropigmentation 1 Day Course gives you an insight into all Micropigmentation techniques so that you can make an informed decision on what is the correct course for you. This course includes a FREE practice machine and kit for you to practice the techniques demonstrated.



I have just completed my semi permanent makeup diploma trained by Candice. Candice is very knowledgeable and a great teacher. I would not have passed without her expert tuition.

Mary Ann - Dubai

I was recommended Candice by a friend who had her eyebrows done with Candice. I was no confident I could pass the course but Candice guided me to believe in myself and practised the techniques Candice taught me and I’m happy to say, I passed and got my certificate!

Debbie - Dubai