Stephanie Wilson

Microblading & permanent makeup, paramedical tattoos
Stephanie Wilson, Permanent Makeup & Paramedical
Stephanie Wilson, CPCP

Permanent Makeup

If you’re looking for an eyebrow artist or permanent makeup (PMU) artist in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody or the Vancouver area, you’ll find few as skilled as Stephanie Wilson.

Stephanie has been working in permanent makeup and microblading since 2000 and was one of the first artists in Canada to become a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (CPCP) with the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP), where she is also designated Trainer Member that has been teaching permanent makeup for over a decade.
She initially trained in Australia as an esthetician and skin care specialist and successfully combined her understanding of skin health with cosmetic and paramedical tattooing. Stephanie is skilled in the art of microblading & permanent eyebrows, eyeliner and lip colour and has been fortunate to work and train in a variety of countries, moving frequently in her early years to support her husband’s career. Now settled in beautiful Port Moody, Stephanie brings her talent and experience to clients at Halcyon Cosmetic Clinic.

I look forward to helping you look and feel your best — Stephanie

In 2016, she was invited to join Micro-Pigmentation Centre, Canada as an instructor for fundamentals in permanent makeup & microblading at their school in Toronto. She has continued to teach here in BC, offering private and semi-private advanced classes in PMU and microblading on behalf of Halcyon Cosmetic. Her specialty is in private focus-training for existing permanent makeup technicians.
She is committed to her own education and continues to travel frequently to take advanced training. She is a Certified Permanent Cosmetics Professional (CPCP), member of the worldwide Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) and a Certified Trainer & Assessor.
Stephanie became a partner in Halcyon Cosmetic in 2019 and works alongside Kelly Hallam in Halcyon Cosmetic & the online Halcyon Cosmetic tattoo supply and pigment store. It is the official Canadian Distributor for Li Pigments, Canadian distributor and trainer for LI-FT Tattoo Removal Solution, and Canadian distributor for Skinful Beauty tattoo products.
With over 20 years experience working on all types of skin and a strong knowledge and practice in colour theory, Stephanie is skilled with colour and shape corrections and also the removal of poor permanent makeup.
Stephanie’s specialty is soft, natural results. Her knowledge, skills and experience with various application techniques enables her to choose what will work best for you and your skin type, whether brows, eyeliner or lips.
​Stephanie welcomes questions and is pleased to offer a complimentary consultation for you to meet her and to educate yourself on all the options available.

Q & A with Stephanie

  1. How long have you been in permanent makeup?
    I completed my original certification in Australia 1999.
  2. Why did you get into this field?
    I was an aesthetician and already did brow shaping and waxing when a permanent makeup artist came to our salon to offer permanent makeup services. I really liked her work because it was so much more natural looking than most I had seen. After she moved away, I had the opportunity to train with the same lady who taught her, so I decided to register and learn the same natural techniques.
  3. What type of certification and training do you have you have?
    I have CPCP certification for permanent makeup. CPCP certification requires over 100 hours of education, a comprehensive exam, and up-to-date Bloodborne Pathogens certification. It also requires ongoing education every year to remain certified. I am a licensed beauty therapist, a Certified Trainer and Assessor, and an SPCP trainer member. I also have dozens of advanced certificates from all over the world, from many different professionals.
  4. Does it bother you that so many untrained people offer these services?
    Many people have trained in these services, but it’s the quality of training that is the issue. Canada does not have any regulation whatsoever for permanent makeup, including training. Because anyone can teach, and there are no requirements for course content, most courses do not cover enough to ensure success in this industry. This has led to a country filled with poorly trained artists and many are turning to social media forums to learn.
  5. What is your favourite procedure?
    I probably love doing eyebrows the most. For many years, I didn’t enjoy doing lips but techniques have improved and pigment choices are better so I really enjoy doing them now too.
  6. What procedure do you dislike the most?
    None, I like what I do. 🙂
  7. What do you think are the biggest factors to consider when applying permanent makeup?
    Keep it as natural looking as possible! I like to work with my clients natural features and apply permanent makeup in a way that will enhance. Less is best when applying permanent makeup. Pigment appears different when its first applied and colour changes once it has settled under the skin, so it’s essential to allow the first session to fully heal before assessing the colour. Working over 2 sessions allows me to build colour slowly and ensure a perfect result for the client.

Stephanie’s Credentials

  • Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP)
  • Licensed Esthetician
  • Certified Trainer and Assessor (TAE40116)
  • Micropigmentation & Microblading Specialist
  • Skin Care & Makeup Professional
  • Active Member of the Society of Permanent Makeup Professionals (SPCP)
  • Certified medical laser tattoo removal technician
  • Advanced certification in Colour Theory
  • Advanced lip and brow techniques
  • Colour correction specilaist
  • Dermatude Microneedling technician and trainer
  • Areola and scar camouflage micropigmentation
  • LI-FT & Eliminink tattoo removal certification
  • Certified in Oncology Aesthetics​
  • Current Bloodborne pathogens certification

Stephanie’s Recent Work