Today we’d like to introduce you to Courtney Mony.
Hi Courtney, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Originally from Scottsdale, I received my esthetician’s license from Penrose Academy in 2012. From there, I moved to Seattle began working with big beauty brands, and became the skincare expert for Chanel in Seattle’s Flagship store at Nordstrom traveling to San Francisco + New York for training.
I began working on commercials + Editorial shoots + Beauty Campaigns doing hair + makeup. I am most proud of my work with InStyle Magazine when I was given the opportunity to do hair + makeup on Megan Rapinoe for the Beauty Issue Cover in October 2019. It was there that I met Erin Skipley, celebrity makeup artist and founder of Contour + Ink, as she did hair + makeup for Sue Bird.
Erin trained me in all things permanent beauty. I launched my own business as Courtney Beauty + Ink and have recently become a part of Contour + Ink with Erin Skipley. I reside in Seattle but frequent to Scottsdale + Phoenix to be with my family. I have frequent pop-ups in Arizona and my most popular service are the Supernatural Freckle Tattoos.
I feel very honored that I have clients that have traveled from other states to receive the freckle tattoos! I offer a variety of services such as microblading, lash line enhancements, brow laminations, soft contour lip blush, teeth whitening, and Pro-cell micro-channeling.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It hasn’t always been easy, especially in the beginning.
I had to work very hard and do a lot of hustling to grow my business and earn the trust of my clients. The harder you work, the more it pays off and your work will speak for itself.
Like so many things, running your own business is a learning experience. There are always roadblocks but if you learn to pivot and keep your nose to the grind, eventually it will pay off.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I have always considered myself to be an artist.
From a young age, I was always drawing or wanting to do someone’s makeup. Lucky for me, my mom and my three sisters were always willing to be my canvas. I connect well with others and felt that I wanted to do something more personal and long-lasting.
Permanent makeup has been such a game-changer for so many people of all ages, races, and genders. The trust my clients put in me is the most rewarding.
How can people work with you, collaborate with you, or support you?
I am a small business owner and collaborate with Erin Skipley of Contour + Ink. She has paved the way and has given me the tools to grow my business and become successful.
Together with a few other Contour + Ink stars, we hope to take the permanent beauty industry to a new level!
- Freckles $325
- Brow Enhancements $750
- Teeth Whitening $300
- Lash Line Enhancements $450
- Website: https://courtneybeautyink.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/courtneybeautyink/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courtneybeautyandink
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/courtney-beauty-ink-seattle-2
InStyle Magazine – Beau Grealy