Welcome to Customized Beauty! When I was first introduced to Permanent Makeup in 2003, I decided “Not only do I want to have the treatments, I want to do it for others!” So, I did both. My knowledge of skincare, as a licensed esthetician with over a decade of experience in the industry, gave me the perfect foundation to be a dermapigmentation permanent cosmetic technician. As an artist, I have worked with many different mediums including painting, sculpture, and design. Now I have chosen the human skin to be my canvas. Every face and body for me is a work of art for me. Each individual has specific needs. For some it is permanent cosmetics for face or areola repigmentation. For others it is to turn back the clock, or even just to have better looking skin. It is my pleasure and my privilege to have you as a client and address your goals. At Customized Beauty, you can be confident that I have the expertise, knowledge, and technology to provide the best results available today at reasonable prices. I thank you for choosing me as your artist. For my future clients, please allow me to assist you in achieving the result you desire.
Esthetician and Derma-pigmentation technician
April Meese trained at American Institute of Permanent Color Technology studying permanent makeup procedures under Dr. Kristanne Matzak and received her certification.
She is a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP) by Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) and is an active member of SPCP. Active members must meet the highest standards for safety and technical expertise. As a member, she is kept appraised of advancements and techniques in the industry, through continued educational classes and conventions, as well as regular announcements and newsletters.
She attended SPCP conference in Philadelphia, PA in 2009 to acquired 18 CE hours and current Bloodborne Pathogens training meeting the requirements of OSHA(29CFT 1910.1030)
2009 She renewed her Red Cross CPR certification
In 2009, She furthered her permanent makeup training by taking advanced 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 two of the top pigment manufactures including Elizabeth Finch-Howell, past SPCP president.
She attended SPCP Spring Convention in Las Vegas, NV and the SPCP Fall Conference in New Orleans, LA in 2010. Acquired 18 CE hours and current Bloodborne Pathogens training meeting the requirements of OSHA(29CFT 1910.1030)
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas, she went on to study esthetics in Dallas, TX. She has worked at prestigious spas, including Elizabeth Arden's Red Door, The Spa at the Cooper Aerobics Center, Equinox Spa in New York City and more. Her resume includes over a decade of experience with this country’s best spas.
Ms. Meese furthered her studies with specialized training from Dr. Pugliese and The International Dermal Institute.
While working with a NYC dermatologist for over nine years, Ms. Meese traveled as the company’s National and International Educational Manager and Spokesperson.
She has been a featured guest speaker at top destination Spas and Resorts, including Cal-a-vie Spa Havens and Miraval Life in Balance Spa. As a leader in her industry, Ms. Meese has been a frequently requested speaker for International Skincare conferences and has given lectures at skincare conventions for many years. She has often been quoted in trade magazines.
April Meese has been trusted by many high profile clients and celebrities for her expertise in skincare giving facials before important events such as The Emmy’s, The Oscars, and other red carpet events.
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