My journey into permanent makeup started one day while I was having lunch with my mother. She told me she had decided to have a permanent makeup procedure. I had never heard of permanent makeup before. When I realized she was talking about having a tattoo on her face, I panicked! We were both nurses working long hours at the time and she began to explain to me how much easier her life would be if she did not have to reapply her makeup every day. I was skeptical and made sure she did her research. It was important to both of us that she choose an artist who understood cross contamination and health issues; we wanted an artist with a nursing background. I was amazed when I saw the end results, how natural it looked, and how permanent makeup truly made her life easier. My mother has worked very hard and always cared about her looks. To this day she still loves waking up with makeup!
While pursuing my nursing degree in the early 1990’s, I continued with my love of art. After seeing my mother’s results, I knew with my art background and my nursing degree, I could fulfill my passion for helping people feel better about themselves and help make their lives easier. My professional skills and experiences provide me with a keen sense for this specialty trade along with an artistic eye to specialize in creating natural colors and a more symmetrical look.
In August 2002, I attended the first Medical Micropigmentation (permanent makeup) program at the Moore Norman Technology Center in Oklahoma. The program included 450 hours of theory, covering both basic and advanced Medical Micropigmentation. Soon after I received my license, I was honored to be chosen to work in the office of Dr Craig Wooten, an ABOMS board certified surgeon, where I continue to work today. Each year, I continue to fine-tune my craft by attending conferences and one-on-one sessions with some of the best in the business around the country. By continuing my education in Medical Micropigmentation, I can provide my clients with the latest techniques and products available in the permanent makeup market today.
Another passion for me, beyond permanent makeup, is helping those who have bravely fought the struggle against breast cancer by providing realistic-looking areola tattooing after breast reconstruction surgery. My clients are amazed at how much confidence can be found from such a simple procedure, especially after enduring so much in their fight to regain their lives after cancer.
I truly believe permanent makeup is an art that requires talent and skill, the ability to listen to the client’s needs, and deliver a result that exceeds their expectations. My greatest reward is helping my clients see the benefits quality permanent makeup can have on their daily routine and their confidence. I encourage you to make an appointment for a consultation to see if permanent makeup is right for you.