30 E. 60th St. #1100, New York, NY (Between Madison and Park)
About the Artist
Ever since I was a little girl I have had a creative personality and a compassionate heart.
My passion to help people look and feel their best led to my career in the skincare industry and ultimately to being a permanent cosmetic professional.
In 2003, I discovered permanent cosmetics. I was an Aesthetician speaking at a skincare convention. Hoping to look more refreshed in the morning and throughout the day without worrying if my eye makeup would run down my face, I decided to try permanent eyeliner. Personally I prefer a conservative makeup look and expressed my concern for wanting a natural look–not overdone.I was absolutely thrilled with the result!It made me wonder why more people did not know about these enhancing beauty procedures and I wanted to share this gift with others!
I flew to CA to study permanent cosmetics with Dr. Kristanne Matzek and that hands-on training was a great professional beginning. Over the years, I have been trained by and learned from many of the best permanent cosmetic artist from all over the world to improve my skills.Becoming a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals (SPCP) and meeting all of the requirements to receive the (CPCP) Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional title was a pivotal point in my career.Recently I was honored to be elected by my SPCP peers, a group of both National and International permanent cosmetic artists, to represent them as a board member.I was re-elected for two terms, serving four years as the Ethics Chairman and Projects Director. Even though I have been a featured permanent cosmetic speaker and leader, I consistently take advanced classes and attend workshops for continuous learning of the latest techniques to be the best.I am endorsed by and get referrals from many of the leading dermatologist and plastic surgeons in New York City.
At Enhancing Beauty, you can be confident that I have the expertise, knowledge, and technology to provide the best results available today at reasonable prices. Thank you for choosing me as your artist and allowing me to give you the beauty enhancements you desire.
Why Choose April?
She has a trusted reputation….which is proven by her long list of regular clients and testimonials.
She is experienced….with 13 years as an esthetician/skin specialist and almost a decade as a permanent cosmetic professional artist.
She is knowledgeable and skilled….She has studied under world famous permanent cosmetic masters and is in constant pursuit of advanced education (at least 30 hour a year) to be kept up to date with the latest techniques.
She is an industry leader….which is exemplified by her 2 term (4 year) board member appointment of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals.
She is sanitary….she operates in a clean environment and observes all sterile practices. She maintains her OSHA blood borne pathogens certification with classes and renews it yearly.
She takes her time and listens to what you want….Seeing each client as an individual with different needs. She explains the entire process and walks the client through it step by step.
She insist on the best….she uses top of the line (made in the USA) pigments, advanced equipment, and supplies such as sterile water are ordered from a medical supply company
She is ethical….demonstrated by her position as the SPCP Ethics Chairman.
She is passionate about and prides herself as an advocate for the Permanent Cosmetics community….she feels helping people look their best is her life’s work.
Certificates, Accreditation and License
Licensed by the New York City Department of Health #1337058
Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals
Served as Ethics Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals from 2011-2015
2005—Completed Permanent Cosmetics Training with Dr. Kristanne Matzek
2009–She attended SPCP conference in Philadelphia, PA and acquired 18 CE hours including current Bloodborne Pathogens training meeting the requirements of OSHA(29CFT 1910.1030)
2009–She renewed her Red Cross CPR certification
2009—Advanced hands on training of Areola Pigmentation with Debbie Guastella, CPCP in New Orleans.
2009–She furthered her permanent makeup training by taking advanced hands on classes at a Master Class in New Orleans, LA from the some of the best technicians in the business such as; “Full lip color retention” from Kathleen Ciampi, CEO of SPCP, “Advanced color theory” training from Marjorie Grimm, CPCP, author of the most comprehensive and widely used permanent cosmetics textbook, “The Art of Areola repigmentation” training in theory and application while working with Debra Guastella, “Understanding your Pigment” from one of the top pigment manufactures including Elizabeth Finch-Howell, past SPCP president.
2010–She attended SPCP Spring Convention in Las Vegas, NV and acquired 23 CE hours.
2010—She attended SPCP Fall Conference in New Orleans, LA and acquired 18 CE hours including current Bloodborne Pathogens training meeting the requirements of OSHA(29CFT 1910.1030)
2011—Elected as a Board Member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals
2011– She attended SPCP Fall Conference in Memphis, TN PA and acquired 18 CE hours including current Bloodborne Pathogens training meeting the requirements of OSHA(29CFT 1910.1030)
2012—She attended SPCP Spring Convention in Albuquerque, NM and acquired 23 CE hours. In addition to the Convention classes, she participated in an extra Advanced Skin/Scar Camouflage Class.
2012—She attended SPCP Fall Conference in Philadelphia, PA and was a featured Speaker on the topic “Skin: Our Canvas.” She received 18 CE hours including current Bloodborne Pathogens training meeting the requirements of OSHA (29CFT 1910.1030)
2013—She attended SPCP Spring Convention in Las Vegas, NV and received 23 CE hours. In addition to the Convention classes, she participated in an Advanced Permanent Cosmetic and Tattoo Removal class.
2013—She attended SPCP Fall Conference in New Orleans, LA and acquired 18 CE hours and acquired 18 CE hours including current Bloodborne Pathogens training meeting the requirements of OSHA(29CFT 1910.1030)
2014—Advanced Hands on Training in the Permanently Perfect Makeup Masters class with 3 days instruction of “3D” Hair Stroke Eyebrows from Mary Ritcherson, Anna Savina, and Nataliya Yeremenko in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Meese trained with Anna Savina in an Advanced Lip Color Class.
2014—She attended SPCP Spring Convention in Atlanta, GA and received 23 CE hours. In addition to the Convention classes, she participated in an extra Advanced Color Theory Class.
2014—She attended SPCP Fall Conference in Philadelphia, PA and was a featured Speaker “Scar Camouflage Practical Matters and Case Studies”