Hello everyone! My name is Alicia Shapira, and my entire business is built on the trust and referrals of every person with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working. In the last few years, I have performed many different procedures and expanded to offer more services for my clients. I have spent countless hours researching and perfecting my techniques, always taking extra courses and seminars all over the United States!
The results I’ve been gaining through EliminInk Tattoo Removal have shown to be very exciting and popular. I use EliminInk for body art lightening and permanent makeup corrections, especially the brows. All of the hard work and research has now led me to a close relationship with Cynergy products in Buffalo, NY, the company that produces EliminInk as part of its professional skincare line, which I am now a distributor for. I am also their National Trainer for tattoo removal services. I look forward to my role in the continued expansion of EliminInk Tattoo Removal.
I encourage anyone interested in permanent makeup to schedule a consultation with me. I love what I do and am very fortunate to be able to work at this fabulous art every day. You will find that my college education, my training in paramedical micropigmentation, and my artistic abilities will make you comfortable with your decision to choose me as your professional permanent makeup artist.
Now a little history about my love for this career path. My interest in permanent makeup started many years ago when I first heard that this was an option. I always have loved makeup and the beauty industry, so I thought this was a perfect match for my new career venture. I have always been one to play around daily with makeup and shop for the newest and greatest products. On a daily basis I can’t leave the house without eyeliner and gloss. This is definitely a recipe for a smeared disaster, or as others would say, “a cat eye,” when combined with an active lifestyle like mine. My decision years back to get permanent eyeliner changed my life, and I became fascinated with the industry. I knew that since I loved my permanent eyeliner so much, this was something that many people could benefit from as well. I was a full time speech therapist/cognitive trainer with two of my very own schools. I enjoyed every minute with all my patients at the time but really wanted to change my career. Everyone thought I was insane to make such a drastic change after all my education and extensive training, but it was something that I just kept dreaming of. To have to go back to school for another year or so and start over was very scary but exciting. Once I graduated esthetician school and permanent makeup/paramedical school, I knew I was ready to start doing permanent makeup and open my own business immediately. I knew when I put that permanent makeup pen to my first client’s face, I had made the right decision and followed one of my passions. I have not looked back since and feel beyond thankful for the support my family gave me during this transition.
I decided early on to offer my services at a fair price so that this was an option for everyone and not a luxury service that only celebrities enjoyed. I also made the decision to work with many foundations and offer services to men and women who have battled cancer. I want to be sure my clients get exactly what they want every time, so I take my time with each and every one of them. This has been an extremely exciting and positive career change, and I could not be happier today! I look forward to meeting you and answering all of the questions that you may have in your quest to look and feel your best!
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
** Bachelor of Arts at The Ohio State Univ.**
**Master’s Degree in Speech Therapy**
**Department of Health Tattoo Artist License**
**BloodBorne Pathogen & Communicable Disease Course Completed**
**State Licensed Facial Specialist**
**Biomedical Waste Permit**
**EliminInk/ Tattoo Removal**
**EliminInk National Trainer**
**Hair Simulation Trainer**
**Advanced Cosmetic Enhancement Specialist**
**Advanced Scalp Hair Simulation**
**Permanent Make-up Artist**
**(CIT) Collagen Injection Therapy**
**Eyelash Extension Specialist**
**VI PEEL Certified**