Name: Clarissa Stefania
Business: Clarissa Stefania Permanent Cosmetics and Training Academy
Location: Milton Keynes, UK
Clarissa Stefania is an international PMU Artist, Trainer and speaker/judge based in the UK, whose forte is designing and creating one of the most desired Ombre brows around. Clarissa has built a highly recognized brand and training academy. Alongside this, Clarissa is the co-owner with Teryn Darling of the Blush to Bold® Pigments Series manufactured by Li Pigments.
Name: Tanya Buxton
Business: Paradise Tattoo Studio
Location: Cheltenham, UK
Tanya began her career as a Traditional Tattoo Artist in 2009. In 2015 she progressed into Cosmetic Tattooing, becoming a qualified Cosmetic and Medical Tattoo Artist. She has travelled all over the world working at various tattoo studios and conventions, establishing herself firmly within the tattoo industry. Tanya has enjoyed a successful tattooing career thus far; she was a speaker at ATB in Las Vegas in 2019 and has been published in a number of magazines, books, podcasts and online blogs both in the UK and internationally, including BBC Radio, Total Tattoo Magazine, Inked Australia, Memento Publishing and Tattoo Life Magazine.
Tanya’s wide range of knowledge in traditional, cosmetic, and medical tattooing make her a unique and highly skilled artist. Her extensive experience and passion for tattooing, paired with her highly developed art skills, make her a go to artist and trainer.
Tanya is also the founder of the Mastectomy Tattooing Alliance, a non-profit organization, created to support the breast cancer community and tattooing industry. Providing funding for mastectomy tattoos and connecting breast cancer survivors with skilled and experienced Areola Artists.
Name: Shelly Plater
Business: Perfect Cosmetic Clinic
Location: Bedford, UK
Shelly, owner, PMU artist & lead aesthetics practitioner has dedicated the past 5 years to perfecting her skill in permanent make up. Her skill has seen her win industry awards, being asked to participate in showcasing her work in multiple industry groups and has recently developed her own brow style PIXEL POWER BROWS™️ for which she developed Beginners & masterclasses for.
Shelly’s passion for brows started over 9 nears ago when she first started offering Brow definition.
“Nothing frames a face so beautifully, or gives an instant lift quite like a perfectly shaped brow.”
NAME: Gabrielle Rock
Business: Gabriella’s PMU
Location: England, UK
Having trained extensively inside and outside of the U.K., Gabrielle has masterclass accreditations to her name…
This is including 2nd world championship winner at ‘the world of microblading’ competition (January 2016).
Gabrielle is constantly updating her training and knowledge as she believes it is vital to keep up with the latest techniques and innovations in her industry. In the past 3 years, she has attended 14 different courses (and counting) with different technicians from all over the world, that are specialists in their own fields to learn their bespoke techniques and then preform it in her clinic at Rodney street!She has many clients come from all over England, but just as many travelling from Spain!
In fact her clientele has expanded as far as Australia… Yes, she has had a client travel 24 hours to have their semi-permanent makeup treatments!
With a natural flair for creativity, Gabrielle has put her hard-earned education which consists of A Levels in Science, Business and Art, into forming her own Professional Reputable Beauty Clinic!
Name: Becci Gibbons
Business: Diamond Quay
Location: Fareham, UK
Director & Technician
After 16 years in the industry, Becci decided to follow her dream, and in 2013 Diamond Quay was founded. Becci has pushed herself over the years and has gone on to win multiple awards for her skills and passion in the industry. Becci mainly specializes in Cosmetic Tattooing and has set up a sister company
Be A Diamond Ltd – which offers all aspects of Cosmetic & Medical Tattooing from Diamond Quay and also in Guernsey once a month.
Name: Tracy Fensome
Business: Tracy Fensome Permanent Cosmetics
Location: Luton, UK
Tracy Fensome is the founder of Signature Training Academy and Permanent Cosmetics UK clinics. A formidable International artist and qualified teacher assessor with an impressive career spanning over 25 years educating clients in Permanent Cosmetics and Aesthetic treatments.
She is known for her passion in supporting her clients at all stages of their education and business development. As a multi business owner she understands what today’s learners need to become successful artists in a competitive industry through her training courses.
Tracy and her team can be found at her award winning accredited VTCT training academy in Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Ideally located in the UK near two airports, motorway and train station.
Name: Naomi O’Hara
Business: The Clinical Academy
Location: Portsmouth, UK
The Clinical Academy specialize in training at all levels and in Permanent Make Up, Microblading and Li-FT® Tattoo Removal. With their team of experienced trainers headed by Training Director Naomi O’Hara, The Clinical Academy put their focus on great education, high standards and the best products. With its head turning headquarters in the South of England and satellite academies around the United Kingdom.
Name; Layla Hinchen
Business: Layla Hinchen Permanent Makeup
Location: Essex, UK
Layla is a multi-award winning artist and educator with over 17 years industry experience and 13 years teaching.
Company director of a successful clinic & training academy, Layla is also the creator of the first online members platform – The PMU Circle. Combining educational content with a community feel & continued support, The PMU Circle is aimed at artists of all levels. With a passion to raise industry standards and share knowledge – The PMU Circle is the perfect platform brining artists together from around the world.
Layla is a UK distributor supplying the UK with what she believes to be the best products out there.
With a strong belief in furthering education and never becoming complacent, Layla has trained with many artists worldwide and thoroughly enjoys passing on her knowledge with other artists.
Name: Elaine Campin
Business: Bespoke Permanent Makeup
Location: Northumberland, UK
Coming from a background of hair and makeup led Elaine into the Permanent Makeup Industry after having her daughter.
Elaine is an independent artist and trainer, sharing with students her knowledge and passion with absolutely nothing held back. Launching her online training platform in the Summer of 2020 enabled students the option to up-skill and train from the comfort of their own home.
Elaine has been fortunate enough to have trained with some of the best artists in the world and to think now her own work is recognized globally is mind blowing.
Travelling to Australia to teach THE PERFECT BROW™ has definitely been the biggest achievement and most memorable to date.
“I’m so thankful for all the opportunities that have come my way.
I get to work on so many beautiful faces every day.
The people I have met and friends I have made on the way, students I have taught from all over the world and my lovely loyal clients… I will be forever grateful.
I feel so lucky to have fallen into a career that I adore and that gives me the determination to progress in my work.
Motivation comes from within, I am the geek who wants to know the ins and outs, why’s and wherefores of everything I do, critiquing my work constantly to improve.
My advice to anyone starting in this industry is to master one thing at a time and to remember you are only as good as the skin you are working in.
Make sure to manage your clients expectations, we are artists, not magicians.”
When Elaine is not at work you can usually find her at the stables with her husband, daughter, horses and dogs, wearing wellies and covered in mud……a far cry from the glamorous world of Permanent Makeup.
Name: Alice Kingdom
Business: Body and Brows
Location: Thetford, UK
Alice’s skills are entered firmly in techniques which require attention to detail, and high-level knowledge of the skin. Semi-permanent makeup and microblading are her passion!
Her achievements include numerous industry nominations and awards, conference speaking and production of content for industry leading press.
Alice’s aim as a Li-FT® Trainer is to arm you with the right skills and knowledge to get the best from the product, and the best removal results for your clients. Alice can train removal in both machine and manual methods, across the UK and online. As a trainer she is patient, concise in her explanations, and super approachable – you will be in safe hands.