About Tori Ponder-Brown
American Academy of Micropigmentation Member
Certified Permanent Makeup Artist
Aquarell (watercolor) Lips
Nano Brows and Microshading
Pigment Eyelash Enhancement
Eyeliner (Cat eyes & Ombre Liner)
Certified Paramedical Cosmetic Tattoo
Certified Tattoo Removal
OSHA Certified Bloodborne Pathogens
I've been playing with makeup for as long as I can remember. When I was eight years old, I was struck by the "makeup bug" upon my first introduction to bright red lipstick and blue eye shadow for a dance recital. I remember being so excited to get my very own Bonnie Belle flavored lip gloss in a Christmas stocking when I was in 6th grade, and beside myself when I got peach-colored blush, pink lipstick, and a pallet of green eyeshadows when I was in 8th grade.
My career as a singer, dancer, and actress in shows like the 20th Anniversary World Tour of "A Chorus Line" and the National Tour of "Crazy for You" fanned the fires of my interest in all things makeup. I thoroughly loved donning makeup for commercial headshots and nightly shows. In between shows, I worked as a makeup artist in Los Angeles for a promotional company, serving big names like Estee Lauder and Lancome. During my stint as a dancer in Las Vegas, I honed my glamorous side at night in the show "Jubilee" and perfected my makeup skills during the day, doing makeup artistry for industrial shows at the Las Vegas Convention Center and fashion shows at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Fashion Show Mall.
I left it for a time because...kids. Who has time to put on makeup when you're getting kids to school, practice, and doctor appointments.....? Now that I am older and my kids are grown, I have rediscovered my passion for makeup and glamour. I have discovered a way to wake up and just about jump out of bed already perfectly put together. I just wish I had found it when my children were younger.
I am thrilled to share my past experience with makeup artistry and my newfound love of permanent makeup (PMU) with you!
Though no one else ever noticed it, a hypopigmented scar left from the removal of a breast lump made me self-conscious in fashions that showed any amount of cleavage. Camouflaging it with a paramedical cosmetic tattoo was such a simple procedure, and it made me feel so much more confident in bathing suits and summer clothes. I would love to do that for you. You've got a scar from knee surgery that keeps you from wearing shorts? I can help with that. Stretch marks from baby? I've got you covered. How about a new 3D belly button after a tummy tuck or bariatric surgery? Yup. I can give you a lovely new belly button too. Got a scar, hyperpigmentation, or hypopigmentation that you just hate? Let's talk about it.
Tattoo Lightening & Removal
If you jumped on the microblading bandwagon with an artist that was not so much of an artists, you don't have to cover your forehead with bangs for two years until they fade (unless that's your style). If it's 48hrs or less, I can make your botched tattoo go away pretty quick. Over 48 hours? That's okay too. I can still fade it and likely make it go away entirely. It'll just take a little more time. With saline pigment removal, you don't have to wait for your bungled cosmetic tattoo procedure to fade on it's own. Any tattoo, anywhere on the body or face, if it is no bigger than a deck of playing cards, your tattoo can be removed with less trauma than a laser!