Interview with Dawn Hunter, Founder of VINE Studios Permanent Cosmetics and Training Academy

VINE Studios, Seattle’s #1 rated permanent cosmetics and training academy, recently opened their second location in Kirkland, WA!

(Image Credit: VINE Studios)

VINE Studios services include:

  • Lash extensions
  • Permanent cosmetics for eyebrows (microblading), eyeliner, and lips
  • Corrective procedures
  • Scars & trauma
  • Training Academy

Dawn Hunter is the power behind it all! As the founder of VINE Studios, the Master Esthetician and PMU Trainer, Dawn started life out as an artist, watching her mother as a model. She will never forget watching in awe as her mother draw on her eyebrows daily, completely transforming her look each morning.  As a child, Dawn painted, colored and drew and took those passions throughout school.  After high school, she received an associates degrees in Broadcast Telecommunications, and thought her life track had her becoming a journalist. Then a ski accident changed her career path forever! While recovering from the ski accident with a chiropractor, her passion for science and helping others took her to the Palmer West Chiropractic College, where she graduated from in 2000 with a Doctor of Chiropractic. From there she moved to Seattle and helped others dealing with injuries and sports medicine.

Dawn is the only USA-based tech on the cover of the worldwide circulated Permanent Cosmetics Magazine with Dr. David Santos. (Photo Credit: VINE Studios)

With the rise of popularity in medical spas and Dawn’s passion for beauty, art and taking care of oneself instilled in her from a young age, she decided to create a full beauty and wellness treatment facility. With the beauty business in full boom, she received her Esthetician licence in 2008, sold her Chiropractic clinic and opened a medical spa with a well-known cosmetic surgeon. Through the spa, Dawn honed her skills on laser and light technology for scars, burns and trauma. She eventually opened VINE Studios first location in Seattle!

In speaking with Dawn, you can tell how passionate she is in helping others feel good about themselves. VINE Studios offers discounts to cancer survivors and trauma clients.  She is also developing a non-profit with Board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and ENT, Dr. David Santos, The International FACE Foundation. The aim of FACE will eventually be to help children under 18 who have any facial scarring and trauma. Dawn wants to help these kids, who are living their most formative years, be able to face the world each day with confidence in themselves.

Interested in checking out services that VINE Studios has to offer?

Microblading (Photo Credit: VINE Studios)

What to Expect
Once a client lets Dawn and her team know what they want to have done, Dawn will make sure the client feels comfortable throughout and not be surprised by the process or the end results. After all, this is permanent or semi-permanent makeup on your face, right? Dawn and her staff will work directly with the client to get the perfect result that the client is looking for.  They will look at pictures, create a custom outline design of the face so the client can see the shape and make sure everyone is on board!

For many women like myself, I have eyebrow imbalance! As Dawn says, we all seem to have one good brow and one bad sister. VINE tries to take care of that bad sister for you with microblading! This procedure includes putting the brow colors on the client’s skin so they can see what it will look like and then they use really good anesthetics so the procedure is as pain free and comfortable as possible. Microblading appointments are about two hours long and clients receive after-care treatment and will learn how to take care of their investment.  Sometimes even with the best microblading, VINE will need to do a touch-up. Because the skin is so finicky and always exposed to UV rays, permanent makeup tattoos tend to fade a little bit faster (wear sunscreen!) that other types of tattoos. It all depends on the individual person and their skin.

Scar revision with microblading (Photo Credit: VINE Studios)

If you have burns, scars or trauma on your face, VINE Studios can help! “Scar and skin trauma have a unique texture and set of challenges,” says Dawn. “Just like a Picasso painting we can use light, color and placement to change the focus of where the eye lands to hide virtually any scar or trauma.” VINE is hoping to be able to help older children dealing with burns, scars and trauma very soon as well.

Trauma VINE Studios treats:

  • Hypo pigmenation
  • Pink scars
  • White older scars
  • Burns and skin texture issues
  • Tensions scars (pulling on skin)

It’s a new year and it’s time to pamper yourself! If you are interested in trying out permanent makeup, give Dawn Hunter and VINE Studios a call! They will be more than happy to set up your appointment and work with you one-on-one to help you feel more confident about the already beautiful you!

(Photo Credit: VINE Studios)

VINE Studios – Seattle
1817 Queen Anne Ave Ste 312
Seattle, WA 98109
Ph. (206) 408-8075

VINE Studios – Kirkland
9827 NE 120th Place
Kirkland, WA 98034
Ph. (206) 408-8075

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