Rhiana Leigh

Name: Rhiana Leigh
Business Name: Nice Look
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Email: [email protected]

Rhiana started her journey as a permanent makeup artist because she had actually been getting permanent brows and eyeliner for a few years. She has alopecia which is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss and she started losing all of her hair when she was 13. After a few years doing PMU Rhiana realized that saline removal was a skill that is a must in the repertoire of any artist! Approximately 30-50% of the work that she does is corrective work, and often times requires getting some old pigment removed/lightened to achieve the best result!

“I love to share my experience and want to make sure future artists are getting the best knowledge and support!”





KenDreeka Carrington

Name: KenDreeka Carrington
Business Name: Facial Xpressions
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Email: [email protected]

KenDreeka Carrington, also known as The Brow Savior®, is a celebrity permanent makeup artist and educator. She has been in the PMU industry for 5 years and truly enjoys changing lives daily. She is a retired makeup artist of 10+ years and is so happy that she traded her makeup brush for the tattoo machine! She believes in hard work and dedication, and through her strong belief in God, she believes anything is possible.




Jillian Fawal

Name: Jillian Fawal
Business Name: Haute Ink
Location: Sacramento, California
Email: [email protected]

Jillian was born and raised in Sacramento, California where she owns HAUTE INK. Skincare and makeup have been a passion of hers since she was a teenager and she turned it into a career. She is multi-certified in the beauty industry and has worked with clients for more than a decade in the greater Los Angeles area. She is extremely proud to be a certified PhiBrows artist specializing in permanent makeup including microblading, powder/ombre brows, lip blush and Li-FT® saline tattoo removal. Jillian has trained with some of the best in the business, from the Girlz Ink Academy where she became certified in Li-FT® removals, to Daria Chupry, RApowderbrows, Jenn Boyd Ink, and Shay Danielle just to name a few. She is constantly learning and keeping up with the latest trends. Not only is she certified in permanent cosmetics, but she is also a Licensed Esthetician with over 10 years’ experience. With that, Jillian brings her knowledge of skincare and beauty to every set of brows and lips she helps to shape.




Jackie Batts

Name: Jackie Batts
Business: Brows by Jackie Batts
Location: El Cajon, CA
Email: [email protected]

Jackie Batts is a San Diego native, with 19 years as an esthetician and 6 1/2 years of PMU tattoo experience. With over 18 different PMU certifications and trainings, she has been located at Ooh La La Salon in El Cajon, for the last 14 years. Jackie has been able to help countless people, in many different ways, with Li-FT® Removal solution over the 4 1/2 years she has used it in her practice, making her a very well known PMU corrective artist in San Diego.




Lucy Sandoval

Name: Lucy Sandoval
Business: Brows By Lucy / BBL Beauty Academy
Location: Berwyn, IL
Email: [email protected]

Lucy has been in the Brow & Beauty Industry since 2004 providing eyebrow threading services and facial hair removal. In 2015 she decided to join the PMU industry and has grown such a passion for it. She loves being able to provide all types of brow services catering to each individual with services such as hair removal, Brow Tinting, PMU Brows, or even removing old PMU Brows with Li-FT®. Lucy owns her own salon, Brows By Lucy, located in Berwyn, IL, which is only 20 minutes away from downtown Chicago.




Caitlin Estep

Name: Caitlin Estep
Business: Sugar Tattoo
Location: Westerville, OH
Email: [email protected]

Caitlin Estep is the owner of Sugar Tattoo, a cosmetic tattoo shop in Central Ohio. Along with being a permanent makeup artist, she performs Li-FT tattoo removal and is an Advanced Esthetician. She’s been doing permanent makeup for a little over three years now, and became certified immediately after becoming an esthetician. Having knowledge of the skin has allowed Caitlin to understand more in depth how the skin heals, reacts, and accepts permanent makeup which she finds fascinating! Caitlin’s drive is fueled by the desire to make others feel empowered and beautiful, however that may look to them.

“I want everyone to experience self confidence and happiness, and the fact that I get to help my clients with that every day is why I love what I do! ”




Gina Huskin

Name: Gina Huskin
Business: Chicago Academy of Permanent Makeup
Location: Algonquin, Illinois
Email: [email protected]

Gina Huskin is the founder of Chicago Academy of Permanent Makeup and is certified by the Illinois Board of Higher Education Private Business Vocational Schools. Gina has been performing permanent makeup since 2015 and specializes in Microblading, Powder, Ombre, Hybrid Eyebrows, Machine Hair Strokes, Hand-Tapping, Eyeliner, Lips, Areola as well as Li-FT® tattoo lightening and removal. She has been recognized for her commitment to her students and clients alike. Her passion is helping others achieve their goals and dreams by offering constant support and encouragement.


Raquel Mack

Name: Raquel Mack
Business: Elysian Color
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Email: [email protected]

Raquel Mack is a cosmetic and medical tattoo artist based in Auburn, Alabama.
She has a background in fine arts and started her journey in the permanent and medical tattooing field five years ago.  She is a CPCP.
She is constantly learning new techniques to improve her craft.




Shelly Kaplan

Name: Shelly Kaplan
Business: Shelly Kaplan Permanent Cosmetics
Location: Chicago, Illinois & Tampa, Florida
Email: [email protected]

With a passion for all things beauty and a Bachelors Degree of art in fashion design, Shelly combined her skills and dove into a career in permanent makeup in 2018.

Building confidence in others is something she takes great pride in and this profession has given her a unique opportunity to do so.



Valerie Weber

Name: Valerie Weber
Business: Dermagrafix
Location: Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Email – [email protected]

Valerie is an internationally recognized permanent makeup expert with eighteen years in the industry. Valerie is known for her direct personality, poised business demeanor and for her commitment and passion for the PMU industry. Her focus is not in one particular facial area but in applying realism in her work. She developed her own eyebrow technique called Bi-fusion Eyebrow and recently began the ever-popular new industry related show known as Valerie Weber’s INKcredible Podcast! She is also the founder, owner and head trainer of the Dermagrafix Permanent Cosmetic Studio and Training Center in Bucks County, Pa. Valerie has been training since 2007 and performing and teaching tattoo removal since 2008. She’s a regular guest speaker at multiple domestic and international conferences. As a PMU and SMP specialist Valerie has been called upon to lend her professional advice for PMU business setups, forming non-profit organizations in the SMP industry, contributing to articles and co-authoring publications for the PMU, SMP, or aesthetic industries. Valerie has been an expert guest in multiple publications, radio talk shows, television segments and podcasts spreading positive vibes and educational information for her love and passion for her industry.