I started my career in permanent makeup in October of 2000, I took a course from a school based in California. Permanent Choices was a school that did beginner courses in permanent makeup, I received my course completion certificate October 2000. I then started doing procedures at a salon and was asked by Permanent Choices to do procedures at a salon show in Minneapolis in December of 2000. After that I was doing procedures, I was then asked by Permanent Choices to be one of their hands on instructors for their course in October 2001, I did that and continued to work in the salon.
In May of 2004, I took an Advanced Intradermal Technician course @ IICE in Dallas, TX. I also took their Intradermal Instructor course in May of 2004, I was certified as an Advanced Intradermal Technician, and an Intradermal
(permanent makeup) Instructor May of 2004.
In October 2004, I took my Master’s Certification for Permanent Makeup and was certified then. Also, in October of 2004 at the IICE Convention, I took the Blush course and was certified.
In October of 2005, at the IICE Convention, I took multiple courses and was certified in them:
- Advanced Areola Course
- Paramedical Procedures Course
- Mucosal Eyeliner Course
- Designer Eyeliner Course
In September 2006, I took the Minneapolis tattooing test and passed, I am a licensed tattooist in Minneapolis.
In October of 2008, I went to IICE Convention and took their Animal Art Course and was certified.
In October of 2009, at IICE Convention I took their Dry Needling course, and Ethnic Skin course and was certified in both.
In August of 2010, Blood Borne Path course passed, and Minnesota State Tattooist Licensed my license #310020.
In September of 2010, I became a member of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists.
In October of 2010, took Prevention of Disease Training course and passed.
2010 became licensed with the state of Minnesota as a licensed tattooist. Opened Blaine location in April of 2014 and is licensed with Anoka County.
The Masters Certification Program proves that I can demonstrate experience as a permanent cosmetics technician. This hands-on certification and industry-recognized credential certifies that I am an aesthetic and technical leader in the field of permanent cosmetics.
— Instructor Certified
Only available to AIIC Certified Masters (or equivalent), this training in the excellence of permanent cosmetics allows me to educate and motivate others in the permanent cosmetics industry.