Our Artists

Hotaru is dedicated to embracing and enhancing each client’s natural beauty. Her passion for the craft developed because of her own struggles with hair loss at an early age. More than 6,000 clients across Florida and Kentucky have trusted her to make them look and feel more beautiful.  Hotaru goes beyond eyebrows and is experienced in paramedical, lip, and eyeliner tattooing. Breast cancer survivors can take advantage of her areola reconstruction services and receive one areola at no charge. Awards include:

  • Speaker and Live demo- The World Wide Eyebrow Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Seventh place in Areola Competition – The World Wide Eyebrow Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • First Place in Lips and third place in Areola Competition – The International Permanent Cosmetic Show, Miami, Florida.
  • First Place Western style Lips Award – International body art awards and The Federation K-Beauty Professional, Seoul, Korea
  • Judge-  Amiea Competition, New York.
  • The Voice of Louisville Bestie – Best Eyebrow winner 2020
  • The Voice of Louisville Bestie – Best Eyebrow Artist winner  and 1st Runner up Best Eyebrow salon 2021
  • Speaker Paramedical Tattoo- Louisville Women Expo 2021
  • Judge- Global Champion PMU USA Los Angeles, California 2022
  • Chief Judge-The world wide PMU Festival- Osaka, Japan 2023

She continues to train with leading industry experts and uses her education and expertise to teach other artists. When she’s not in the studio, Hotaru enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband, family, and dogs. Reach out to her anytime at permanentmakeupbyhotaru@gmail.com. 

Kayla

Kayla is a licensed lash technician and brow artist who specializes in lash extensions and lash extension training. Her style includes all aspects of classic, hybrid, and volume lashing as well as henna brows, brow lamination, and powder shading. 

After taking the leap into the beauty industry, Kayla was certified by the Academy of Intradermal Cosmetics, where she learned the fundamentals of permanent makeup as well as brow mapping and shaping. Though she began exclusively with brow clients, she later wanted to further her education and discovered a love of lash extensions. She received certifications in both basic and advanced comprehension from Lavish Lashes. She is also a licensed lash educator and trainer through the Lash Training Academy.

Kayla’s passion for beauty and attention to detail ensures that clients are taken care of from the moment they book their appointments until they walk out the door, looking and feeling fabulous.

 

Justin is a licensed and insured permanent makeup artist who specializes in microblading, powderbrow, and ombre eyebrows; reshaping and color corrective work; saline tattoo removal; and scalp micropigmentation. He has spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours studying with artists in Louisville, Las Vegas and New York. 

Prior to his career in permanent makeup, Justin worked in the entertainment industry as a master carpenter. His transition to permanent makeup was a natural fit since he had always wanted to be a tattoo artist. In 2015, he followed his wife to an eyebrow appointment, where he met his mentor and friend, Hotaru Ichinose. He was immediately enamored with a tattoo style that was previously unknown to him. He loves seeing clients feel confident in themselves and feels grateful to work in an industry that can be truly life-changing.

 
Justin

Sierra is a master cosmetologist who has worked in the beauty industry for more than 16 years. Her certifications include permanent makeup, Brazilian blowout smoothing treatments, Zenagen hair loss treatments, and invisible bead extensions. 

When she’s not in the studio, Sierra enjoys spending time with family and friends and helping others. She also loves doing crafts and spending time in nature. 

 

Cheyenne has been a licensed esthetician since 2018. Cheyenne specializes in body waxing, permanent eyebrows, brow shaping, and skin health. Cheyenne’s certified in Face Contouring and Buccal Massage by Esthetics Los Angeles, chemical peel by PCA Skin,  Dermaplaning by Dermaplane Pro.

Cheyenne’s main passion comes from wanting people to feel better about themselves and being a positive part of her client’s day.

Mailyn is a permanent makeup artist that has been practicing since 2020. She specializes in lip blushing, nano hairstroke eyebrows, and eyeliner. She is bilingual and fluent in Spanish and English.

If you don’t find Mailyn dancing in the studio, you will find her spending time with her family. She provides a calming environment in her space and is dedicated to providing detailed and excellent work for all of her clients.

 

Lyndsey is an artist who is never satisfied with just one form of art. She has trained in Powder Brows and Lip Blushing for 4 years, 3 years with areola reconstruction and just under 2 years in body art. Originally a makeup artist it was a no-brainer for Lyndsey to transition into the life of a permanent makeup artist. 

When she is not creating Lyndsey loves spending time with her 2 dogs outdoors and her closest friends/family. Trying new restaurants and seeing this city for all of the wonderful new things it has to offer. 

 

Katie is a licensed hairstylist specializing in extensions and color. Her passion includes creating custom looks that five guests confidence! What makes her unique is the experience she gives. From aromatherapy neck massages, warm eye pillows, and hand and arm massages she transforms you appointment into ultimate relaxation. 

“My passion is people. There’s no better feeling than giving another person confidence.”

When she’s not in the salon she spends her time with her family and friends. She loves reading, puzzles, and being a mom and wife.

Grace is a licensed cosmetologist that specializes in vivid colors, natural glam and makeup and hand tied extensions. Her mission is for every person that leaves her chair to feel their most beautiful self, loved on and pampered. She offers a relaxing spa-like experience with aromatherapy neck massages, warm eye pillows, hand/arm massages.

When Grace is not in the salon she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, enjoying her hammock in her backyard and painting.

“I want to be that person for someone who adds a bit of shine and brightness to their life while also making them feel gorgeous!”