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Aloha! My name is Josalyn.  I am an actively licensed Cosmetologist and I have been helping both women and men achieve their best looks for over 20 years. With the beauty industry constantly evolving, I’ve expanded my passion towards pursuing my certification as a Micro-pigmentation Specialist to provide semi cosmetic tattoo services. I originally obtained my license in the State of Hawaii and now licensed to practice in the State of North Carolina. I have acquired my certification with the Hawaii Academy of Permanent Cosmetics in 2007. I started my PMU career at a well known permanent makeup center in Honolulu, HI for over 6 years, where I earned a senior technician position. My goal was to build up the skills sets needed to help build my own business. By incorporating the skills I have acquired from my instructors and fellow technicians, I developed my very own style that gave me the confidence to take the opportunity to venture on my own. With the love, support and encouragement from my wonderful family and true friends and colleagues, Makeup for Keeps was born.

About Makeup for Keeps and our Mission

Makeup for Keeps is a limited liability company, owned and operated solely by Josalyn. I am licensed & permitted to tattoo by the Wake County Health Department and insured by PPIB. I am always current on my Bloodborne Pathogen certification. My small business was originated in Honolulu, HI in 2013. As our family moved from Hawaii to Las Vegas, NV, to Wilmington, NC, we were fortunate to have been able to establish my business throughout our journey and built loyal clienteles along the way. In March of 2020, Makeup for Keeps has relocated to Roots Salon in Cary, NC.

My mission here at Makeup for Keeps is to deliver top quality work, provide outstanding customer service and help rebuild each client's self esteem while making the health and care of each client a top priority. I will continue to further my education to help improve and advance my skills so I may provide you the best in this industry.    

This innovative method has allowed technicians such as myself to provide a solution to those who suffered from natural hair loss, from a condition such as alopecia or for illnesses such as cancer that goes through treatments and causes hair to fall out. We now have the tools and skills needed to provide this service to restore the look of hair to help gain back their confidence and feel great about how they look again. "To see joy in their eyes the minute they look in the mirror thus far the most rewarding part of my career! It serves a deeper purpose to be able to make a difference in someone going through difficult times by helping them feel good inside and out. "

" Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my website and allowing me to share my passion! I hope to meet you soon and service your cosmetic and paramedical tattoo needs. And to my dear loyal clients, thank you for your continued support and referrals over the years.  

With love, Josalyn"

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