Welcome! Meet Skyla, no r 🙂
Skyla Free owns and operates Pretty In Ink. She has made it her priority to offer the best and the most extensive Microblading and Permanent Cosmetics Artistry to her clients. Skyla launched her Permanent Makeup service based on expertise while also bringing integrity to a state that has little to no regulation.
2x nominated for “Best Brow Artist” KC Pitch magazine
1x Finalist “Best Eyebrow Pro” Kansas City Magazine
Skyla started with Let’s Face It under the instruction of Tina Burch who has 40 years in the beauty industry, specializing in the permanent cosmetics industry for the last 21 years. This course laid the groundwork for fundamentals – including anatomy and physiology of the skin structure – including skin disorders and diseases, basic brow mapping training, color theory, stroke pattern placement, and bloodborne pathogen sanitary procedures. After completion, Skyla earned her Missouri Tattoo License with an emphasis in Permanent Cosmetics.
To further master her craft, Skyla has completed advanced training in several areas including combo brows with Daria Chuprys – owner of Permanent Makeup Academy of Beverly Hills, natural realism with Leo Rosa, and brow mapping with JennBoydInk. She is excited to perfect her ombré powder brow style & technique by training with the highly acclaimed “Brow Daddy” in Hawaii in late July 2021.
Skyla has completed several eyeliner training demonstrations from industry masters from around the world that have greatly advanced her style, including 5-star Academy owner Kristina Melnicenco, Will Anthony, Courtney Stevens, and Oksana Martynenko. Furthermore, Aqua Lips / Lip Blushing with Natalia Vodnik as well as Ombré Lips with Liucija Penkauskiene.
Proudly, her advanced training has elevated her skill set to where corrections have become her specialty. This advanced training applied with her knowledge of your skin type can help to obtain your closest desired outcome when a correction is needed.
Skyla is certified in three different tattoo removal systems / techniques including Li-ft by Teryn Darling of Girlz Ink in Las Vegas. Removal is always the last resort; Skyla’s comprehension of color theory comes into play when correcting another artist’s work.
Skyla’s vast knowledge has quickly set her apart from other artists in Kansas City. Her knowledge and studio’s fun vibe has accelerated her into one of the top trainers in the Midwest. Pretty In Ink has decided to only offer full tattoo apprenticeships as we see time and time again weekend training is NOT enough. Since offering training Skyla has graduated one tattoo artist in 2020 with four more students set to graduate in late 2021. Her waitlist is full until winter 2022.
Lastly, Skyla prides herself on never considering herself a “master” – this means she will always strive to further her education in a continuous effort to offer the Midwest the newest trends and expertise in the Permanent Cosmetic Industry.
Skyla’s other credentials include Mother to 3 awesome kids, wife to the most nerdy IT husband, studying Psychology at the University of Kansas and an Associate of General Studies from Johnson County Community College.
Just a reminder! Microblading is NOT regulated in the state of Missouri, meaning anyone can do it with zero training. Research your artist!