Born and raised in Daytona Beach Florida, Kari began a career in the Aviation & Aerospace industry. Her passions, always focused on people, creativity, and beauty, soon led her in a different direction. While modeling in New York City, she had permanent eyeliner applied. The results convinced her that permanent makeup would be part of her future. Kari’s artistic ability, attention to detail, “can do” attitude, and heart for helping others all found an outlet in permanent cosmetics. To become the best in the field, she sought out the finest training the industry had to offer. "Excellence is not an accident" is the motto that underscores every procedure that she performs.
Kari’s reputation for excellence has led to invitations to be the key-note speaker and certified technician (CPCP) for the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals as well as elevation to the highest levels attainable within the American Academy of Micropigmentation. Her unique approach to cosmetic application has resulted in domestic and international clientele and students. Kari served as an integral component to the cosmetic team at Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates in Daytona Beach for 18 years. She currently provides services in Florida at EVOLVE MD Modern MedSPA in Port Orange, and at VITALITY Regenerative Medicine in Suwanee,GA. She provides a clinical approach to all of her permanent cosmetic services while also providing services for other physician offices within the medical community.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
1988 Bachelor of Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1997 to present: Board-Certified Technician, American Academy of Micro-pigmentation
2002 to present: Board-Certified Instructor, American Academy of Micro-pigmentation
2004: Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional Exam (CPCP)
2006 to present: Expert evaluator, National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC)
Lifetime Member, International Society of Female Professionals and Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals
PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND RECOGNITION (SELECTED)
2006-2011: Voted “Best in Permanent Cosmetics” The Daytona Beach News Journal Readers’ Choice
2005: Featured Speaker and Panel Expert, Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, Houston
2003: Featured Artist on OH! The OXYGEN Network show “Her Domain"
2002: ELLE Magazine, "Best Places for Permanent Make-up
PROFESSIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION (SELECTED)
Wake up with Make-up, Oahu, Hawaii
Saline/Salt Tattoo Lightening Techniques
Li-FT Tattoo Removal Course, GIRLZ INK, Las Vegas
OSHA Compliant – Blood borne Pathogens and Infection Control
OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ASSISTING WOMEN
1999-2007: Inventor & Manufacturer, IAT Instruments
2005 to present Co-Founder and Master Instructor, “Train with the Masters”
Co-Founder & Participating Provider, The Millennium Woman Project
Kari is a single mom raising twin boys in Buford, Georgia. Active in athletics, the boys, Major and Thor, earned their 2nd Degree Black Belts and Kari her 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Additionally, Kari has dedicated the past 9 years to helping her clients improve their "inside beauty" by providing nutritional and fitness guidance. "I've been helping women LOOK more beautiful on the outside for years; what a gift it is to help women also live a strong, vibrant life by helping them make their health a priority."