Erik Berntsen, CPCP, is an advanced certified permanent cosmetic makeup practitioner but his clients simply consider him a talented artist who effortlessly transforms their eyes, brows, and lips. With a career in permanent cosmetics spanning nearly a decade, he has worked with celebrities in the music and film industries, and has been a regular contributer to national magazines.
Sought after by savvy clients for his expert eyebrow design, permanent makeup artistry, and lash enhancement techniques, Erik brings experience & skill to his work developed from apprenticing alongside some of the makeup industry's elite including Chanel, Smashbox, and Mac Cosmetics. He combines top of the line products and cutting edge treatments with an open and communicative approach, giving clients both immediate, long lasting, and aesthetically pleasing results with an overall sense of well being.
Erik was raised in Portland and in 1996 moved to Los Angeles where he did all his permanent cosmetics training. He returned to Oregon in 2002 where he met his wife and began his practice. He and his wife are the proud parents of three boys aged 15, 3, and 1. In his leisure time he enjoys composing music, reading, and running. He also loves 80's movies and music and says that his teenager and wife are embarrassed by his taste in music.
Erik attended the Award Studio in Los Angeles where he received his initial media makeup training for camera makeup, film, television, and runway. Erik continually perfects his permanent cosmetic makeup technique and knowledge by regularly investing in advanced training with only the best instructors the industry has to offer, including Teryn Darling of Las Vegas based Girlz Ink. He is a State of Oregon licensed Esthetician and Permanent Makeup Artist and a certified member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) and the American Academy of Micropigmentation (AAM).