Beauty enhancement specialist
A little bit about me
I am a beauty enhancement specialist.
My whole life I have lived for taking care of people and making people feel great about themselves. It was only natural for me to choose an industry and do it full time. Since 2002 I have been in and continued growing in my industry. Performing services that help people feel beautiful is my number one passion, I have spent the majority of my life learning, practicing and perfecting my skills in a wide range of beauty services. My many years of experience range from hair, makeup inlcuding weddings, airbrush tanning, body hair removal, and natural/artificial nail art and for many years eyelash extensions. My focus is currently in Microblading, Permanent Makeup and Skin. I am also a expert in clinical extractions, focusing on acne and aging skin.
When not working with clients you can most likely find me barefoot playing with my son outside or in the water. Austin has been my home for over 10 years, and I love it here.
I truly love helping people, and I am here to help you. I am here to make you feel beautiful on the outside so you can feel beautiful on the inside.
I am lucky to work at one of the best spas in Austin, Betty Lash. The incredible staff here will take care of your scheduling, payment, and give you a world-class beauty experience. All you have to do is show up, relax, and let me give you the results you have always dreamed of.
My goal is to never stop learning.
The beauty industry is an innovative culture filled with constant new technologies and methodologies. I make it a priority to stay up to date with the most up-to-date research, products, and science to ensure my clients are getting a world-class treatment.
I am a licensed cosmetologist originally from New York. I also am certified with several skin companies such as Bellus Medical, Image Skincare, Rhonda Allison and have done several years of training with Skin Ceuticals, Eminence, Glymed and Hydropeptide skin lines.
As far as my permanent makeup qualifications I have be certified by the elite, London-based company called EVERLASTING BROWS. I then did my advanced micropigmentation and peri-medical pigmentation training to further my knowledge and certifications to eventually be able to offer areola creation, pigmentation, scar camouflage services for those who have undergone surgeries.
I taught and continue locally to teach aspiring estheticians how to microblade.
I was also an educator for Betty Lash, Betty Brow Microblading in Austin Texas and the Chicago-based GLAMD Microblading beauty academy and routinely participated in national workshops to strengthen my skills and train aspiring microbladers.
Whether you are in need of beauty advice, microblading permanent makeup or other services, I look forward to meeting you!
A month ago I decided to try microblading at Betty Lash, I have gotten multiple skincare treatments in the past at BL and trust them. This was the same experience- top notch, professional and the of the highest quality! I am extremely happy with them- I have dark eyebrows and knew people with light colored brows to have done the procedure but no one who had dark, successfully while still keep them looking natural. Wow!!! I absolutely love the results, why did I not do this sooner?!!! When I go to the gym with no makeup on, you can still see my eyes :-)
As a musician, having stage ready eyes is something that is extremely important for my career. I never realized just how happy it would make me on a daily basis. Whenever I'm in a rush, and I usually always am, the last thing I have to worry about now is my brows. I've gone to Melinda for other services and I knew I could trust her for microblading because of her expertise in the beauty industry. My eyebrows came out exactly how I wanted them too, and I can't reccommend Melinda enough to anyone who is ready to make this life-changing investment.
I'm not the kind of girl that gets alot of beauty services, but I knew that having perfectly shaped/filled eyebrows would make me feel really good about myself even with no makeup on. I was suuuper nervous because I have a low pain tolerance, but after letting the numbing cream set I literally did not feel a thing! Melinda explained every step so thoroughly that I really felt at ease. It's so incredible realizing you have the ability to look the way you've always dreamed - and Melinda made this a reality for me. I'm so so grateful to her!!