Few things in life are permanent. Except at Shaderz Ink, where the team includes tattoo artists, body piercers, and a permanent-cosmetic professional, all waiting to help customers to embrace long-lasting self-expression. Tattoo artists Angel Silva, Antonio Duran, and Josh Hartsfield etch skin in custom designs, with past work encompassing everything from vibrant, flame-flicked scissors to life-like portraits of beloved family members. Free-hand piercer Adam Harris draws upon a decade of experience to add hardware to any body part. For those looking for more subtle enhancements, permanent-cosmetic artist Sheley Davis literally wrote the book on the subject. The Handbook for the Permanent Cosmetic Professional is based upon her more than 15 years of experience in the business, which includes paramedical tattoo work performed for area surgeons. Her customers at Shaderz seek out Sheley for everything from smudge-proof eyeliner to kiss-proof lip liner, and her services may also be employed to help camouflage imperfections such as scars or Elvis-shaped tan lines.
After spending more than 13 years in the dental field, Joanna Ybarra knows how to keep a steady hand. Today, she harnesses this concentration as a permanent makeup artist, carefully accentuating the brows, eyes, and lips of her clients. She begins each treatment with an application of topical anesthetic, and uses the SofTap hand method to prevent any further discomfort. Joanna creates custom color formulations for each client, looking to their hair color, complexion, or favorite lipstick to generate complementary shades. She has worked with a broad range of people, from those suffering from shaky hands, poor eyesight, or permanent hair loss to those who are just looking to shave some time off their morning or post dunk-tank routine.
Permanent Cosmetic Center's permanent-makeup artist, Denise Stockdale, has been enhancing eyes, brows, and beauty marks for more than a decade. By using natural-looking hues—and offering eyebrow designs—her tattoos enhance natural beauty. Whether clients choose permanent eyeliner or another form or permanent makeup, the service is ideal for anyone who is allergic to traditional cosmetics or who needs more time in the morning to transform waffle cones back into breakfast waffles.
Denise's studio lies inside a Tijuana Tan, whose main service is also to beautify bodies, albeit impermanently. Instead, lie-down tanning beds and stand-up booths bronze skin with high-pressure technology that filters out all but UVA rays.
If you bring along your favorite lipstick or eyeliner, Sheley Davis can ensure a nearly identical shade lives permanently on your face. The founder of LypsInk matches the permanent makeup that she implants on the lips, around the eyes, or amid existing eyebrow hairs with her customers' favorite makeup colors. But unlike the makeup, her pigments beautify the face indefinitely and without daily touchups. After 17 years in the permanent-cosmetics field and with more than 200,000 procedures under her belt, Davis can vouch for pigments' staying power with confidence.
The staff members at Anaya Skin Care have a big job to take on—the body’s biggest, in fact. They tend to its largest organ with facials and body scrubs that cleanse pores and remove dead cells to reveal youthful, soft skin. During waxing services, they unveil even more skin by removing unwanted hair from the root. Spray-tanning services darken complexions for a sun-kissed glow during months when the sun is on vacation in the Oort cloud. Meanwhile, permanent-makeup services enhance facial features by lining eyes, filling in brows, and creating full lips.
Inside Vivaldi Salon Suites, all the coiffeurs are master stylists and master colorists, with an average of 10 years of experience. Along with the estheticians, make-up artists, and nail technicians, they are also their own bosses and set their own schedules and pamper guests from inside their own suites. The beauty entrepreneurs expertly dispense their mastery skills that include face-framing highlights, refreshing facials, permanent eyeliner applications, acrylic nails, and quickie tans without the need for the sun or a vat of melted pennies.