I am a California licensed esthetician since 2002. I moved to Redding and bought a home in 2007, just as the economy was imploding. Through a series of events I ended up working at a day spa in Red Bluff in early 2009. I loved the people I met here, and in July 2009 opened my tiny basement day spa, The Spa Downstairs.
I decided to train in Permanent Makeup in 2011. I took a fundamentals course, over a period of 9 days, in Sacramento, with an accredited trainer with the Society of Permanent Makeup Professionals. The course covered Hairstroke Brows, solid Eyeliner and Lips. After investing almost $10K in training, equipment and supplies, I was ready to come home and ply my trade.
The Permanent Makeup (PMU) industry is constantly evolving. New and upgraded pigments and equipment are released, new techniques are perfected. It is an industry in which you never stop learning. In an effort to remain current I have taken the following trainings:
2015 November: Las Vegas Powder Brow, Hairstroke & Microblading with ileaderWill Anthonyndustry leaders Teryn Darling, Mary Ritcherson and Daria Chuprys. Three days of invaluable instruction and networking.
2017 February: San Diego Smoky Lash Enhancement(TM) with another industry leader Will Anthony. Two intense days of hands on training with live models.
2017 September: Sacramento 3D Areola Restoration hosted by Defining Beauty and taught by two incredible, influential women with over 50 years of tattoo experience between them, Vicki Hansen and Pam Winnie. Two days of extraordinary, emotional, hands-on training with breast cancer Thrivors, reconstructing that which had been damaged or lost through surgery, treatment and the healing process.
2018 February (upcoming) Huntington Beach: Refresher Course for Lips
I love this field and the opportunity to empower all these wonderful ladies to feel confident in their appearances.