Client Reviews



I LOVE! LOVE! My new eyeliner. Not only does it look great but it’s so evenly done. I just wake up and look great! She is very patient and it was pretty fast, 2 hours flew by!. The top part didn’t hurt at all for me and she kept asking if I need more numbing cream. The office is nice and clean, she wipes with every client and makes sure we have a temperature check. I come back for my touch up and can’t wait for it! My face looks refreshed every day. Being in a business where I have to look my best, this is great. Im going to do my brows next.

– Lana N.

I went to Athena and she was really nice and helpful. Love the tips and advice she gave me for my eyebrows. I definitely recommend going to Athena to consult for your permanent make up.

– Helen Le

It’s been almost a year and my eyebrows still look beautiful and natural. It’s such a game changer being able to wake up with nice looking brows. Thank you Athena!

– Rayna B.

I had my brows and eyeliners done by Athena and I love them so much!! Athena is so talented and I got so many compliments from friends and coworkers. Healing was easy and procedures were not painful at all! I highly recommended Athena!

– Nhi T.

1st place is clean and inviting, my consultation was excellent and made me feel welcome, the day of my brows and eye liner was even better I got power shade and microblading and I was scare but there was no pain, they where careful and always ask me do you feel pain need more cream and no was just right. I am very happy with the result as many of my colleagues have been impressed of the detail and the job done. Thank you so much for the great service!! Update: 1 year almost and still love my brows ready for the touch up.

– Ana Gallardo

I have nothing but good things to say about my experience. Athena was very professional and polite, and my eyeliner came out perfect! My biggest worry was finding the perfect shape for my eyes, but she knew just what I wanted. I felt very comfortable knowing that she knew what she was doing and she checked in on me throughout the whole process to make sure I was comfortable. I would definitely recommend her, she is both talented and a pleasure to work with.

– Rachel F.

I love my new eyebrow! It definitely save me time in my morning routine. Very professional staff. Brought my mom to get her eyebrow done too:)) Thank you again Athena!

– Marie Santos

Athena knows what she is doing and she’s amazing! I did my eyebrows and both eyeliners and I couldn’t be happier. I’m constantly getting compliments. My partner loves it and thinks it was a great idea because it saves time. The lines are so perfect and it looks natural! My mother loves my eyebrows so much that I’m taking her to Athena tomorrow. She barely has any eyebrows so she is so excited to meet Athena and get them done. Athena gets booked fast, so I know I will be scheduling my annual touch appointments way in advance. Thank you Athena!

– Kimberly R.

Today I went for a 4 week touch up. Athena did an amazing job. I love my eyebrows very much. Also a very sweet lady THANK YOU

– Maria R.

I have been wanting to get my eyebrows done for years, but could never commit to having something semi-permanent done to my eyebrows and could never find the right person to do them. I am so happy that I waited years to finally commit to getting my brows microshaded because Athena was 100% the perfect person to do my brows! Athena is amazing! I was in awe of how perfect my eyebrows looked after she worked her magic on them! She is also an absolute sweetheart, is super patient, professional, and overall just a wonderful person. I am so excited to see how they heal in the upcoming weeks! Thank you so much Athena!

– Vicky L.

This review is so, so long overdue! I came in for my second microblading/shading appointment today because I loved the first session and results so much. For an entire year, I loved waking up in the morning and seeing how perfect my eyebrows looked with zero make up and effort. It completely transformed and framed/shaped my face and cutting down time to get ready in the morning was a game changer. It’s amazing what good eyebrows can do and how they can make you feel. I had no idea how to shape and tweeze my eyebrows before, and they’ve never looked better, fuller, and more (naturally) symmetrical after Athena carefully measured and designed what would flatter my face shape and proportions best. I initially wanted something with a little more arch, and Athena recommended otherwise and to go a little more natural. So glad I listened to her because eyebrows were definitely on fleek and lasted around a year! I think the first session would have definitely lasted longer, but I wanted a touch up before my wedding.

Additionally, Athena is such a wonderful person. She checks in with you during the whole process and makes sure you are happy with the outline and comfortable and not in too much pain during the microblading and shading. Her background in doing bridal makeup makes her extremely talented in knowing what would look best for all of the different shapes, eyes, and sizes of your facial features and also experienced in knowing how to handle such a big responsibility (make up on the biggest day of your life to semi-permanent make up seems like a natural transition).

Her work is not the cheapest but don’t skimp out on such a big decision! You are paying for the artistry and high quality results. If you think about the make up you purchase but most importantly the time you spend trying to get your brows to look right when getting ready, it’ll be worth every penny. Time is money!

– Pearl Kim

My colleagues referred me to Athena to get my eye brows redone and little did I know, she was also my make up artist back when I got married 8 years ago! What a small world and I was so happy to reunite with her!

The appointment setting process was professional and easy to manage. After I called for the appointment, everything was communicated to me afterwards through email and it was so efficient.

When I walked into the beauty center, I was warmly greeted by the receptionist and also offered water/tea while I waited for my appointment time. The office was new and beautifully decorated, lots of modern furniture and clean!

Athena was thorough and communicated the magic shading process to me and noticed my old micro-blading work from 3 years ago definitely needed a touch up. She explained to me that magic shading was a new technique with better technology where it makes my brows look more soft, instead of being tough on my skin. She was informative with my questions and very patient throughout the procedure.

I was ecstatic when I saw my eyebrows after the procedure! It was the perfect shade of dark brown, not too dark and look so natural and soft to my skin! It looked even better than my own eyebrow shading that I do myself every morning. The shape was also very nice and complimented my facial structure, not too thin and not too thick.

I would definitely recommend Athena for your beauty needs, she does more procedures other than magic shading for eyebrows. THANK YOU Athena!

– Kim Ponce

Like other reviewers said, I’m so glad I decided to get my brows done and can’t believe I waited this long! My natural brows are sparse and asymmetrical, and I used to spend so long drawing on brows that wouldn’t even last the whole day. After having my brows microbladed by Athena, I have beautiful, full, symmetrical brows 24/7. She truly is a master of her craft and takes her time to outline the correct shape before tattooing the individual hair strokes. It looks so natural that people can’t even tell I’ve had anything done. It’s definitely pricey to go here, but you get what you pay for!

– Erin P.

The work done at Artistry by Athena is great. I loved the result that came out when I got my eyebrows mircoblading and shading done. Her combined technique is really unique compare to others. She measured and draw my eyebrows carefully. She explained details and answered all my questions. Since It was semi permanent makeup so I did a lot of research before I booked an appointment with Athena. This workplace is very professional. I was able to make very easy appointments when I needed to get my eyebrows done. It was very easy to find and I love everything about Artistry by Athena. Not only offer permanent makeup services, Athena also offer training courses. My family members and friends also went with Athena for their lips tattooed an eyeliners. They all love her work. Thanks Athena.

– Tiffany Do

Wow. I can’t believe I waited this long to get my brows done. I researched for a long time and wanted to be sure I go to someone reputable and I sure made the right choice. The recovery was not too bad but you must follow her directions. Athena’s attention to detail is amazing. She spent so much time on the shape before she did anything. I have received so many compliments on my brows. They are fuller but look very natural.

– Sarah Vently

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Athena and her team! Athena has been giving me beautiful brows for the last 4 years. Her attention to details and artistic skills are second to none. I live in NYC and I fly all the way to Cali for Athena. Sure, there are very talented people in NYC, but they are not Athena. For me, no one else will do!!

– Jennifer To

Searching for a talent artist for permanent makeup in the Bay Area was a challenge for me. I searched all over the area from San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Altos to San Jose and finally narrow down to Athena in Milpitas. She is really knowledge on what she does. I booked for microblading but I ended up with magic shading and hairstoke combined since I have oily skin. I am really happy with the result and I totally trust Athena’s artist eyes. She meticulously measured and draw the shapes to best fit my face. She is truly a master of her work and take time during the procedure. I will definitely come back for eyeliners and lips blush procedures since I saw her work on other client of hers.

– dat le vinh

Went to get my lips and eyeliner done with Athena and wow what a big difference it’s made for my life!!! I get to sleep in 30 more every day.

Service was great and everyone is super friendly and professional. Highly recommended for any permanent makeup services.

– Katelynn Nguyen

Athena is an expert in what she does. I didn’t know what shape brows or technique I wanted/needed so I left it all up to her. I am very happy with the results and can’t believe I waited so long! Because our businesses (separate businesses- I don’t work for her and she did not pay or ask for this review!!) used to be in the same office, not only did I get to see all of her ecstatic clients leave with fantastic looking brows after their first visit, I got to see them return with healed brows for their touch up visit. Occasionally I could hear the clients expressing what they wanted added, or darkened, etc, as well as Athena’s reasoning for agreeing or thought process why that wouldn’t be a great choice. Ultimately, client after client left with beautiful brows, lips, or eyeliner. Amazing work Athena! Thank you!

– Stefanie Yuen Ochs

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