Our Story
A Journey to A Nu Yu
My mother encouraged me as a young girl, to find joy in art! With her prodding, I began to draw and sketch, little did I know my artwork would actually be on the faces of women and men all throughout New England, all seeking to restore a youthful look that time has changed.

As a 12 year old girl watching my mom apply her Maybelline Medium Brow Pencil to her hairless]—brow area was an everyday ritual, I didn’t realize how many people actually suffer painstakingly with drawing eyebrows, both men and women. My mother’s condition was a direct result of a BFRD (Body Focused Repetitive Disorder) called Trichotillomania (hair pulling). Fortunately, her hair on her head remained intact, but all her lashes and brows were lost.
It wasn’t until retirement to a warmer climate that the brow pencil concept of penciling in brows no longer endured. Frustrated with constantly reapplying eyebrow pencil, my mother commissioned me to find her a make-up that would “STAY ON.” Choosing to take the task, and not argue with a menopausal woman, I searched for the miracle product. A product that could handle the Southern heat and humidity as well as be fresh after going in the pool, only to discover it didn’t exist. The one thing that allured me though, was something called permanent cosmetics, a precise way to tattoo make-up into skin and it wouldn’t wash off. For myself as a redhead with blonde brows and lashes, it interested me to give definition to my eyes.

Since I already worked as a Regional Make-up Artist, tattooing the make-up shouldn’t be hard, and after all it was for my mother, no one I loved more! In 2003, I took the training that was about to revolutionize life as I knew it. I learned that tons of people were just like my mom, NO BROWS/NO LASHES. Yes, some were from over tweezing, some BFRD, many from Alopecia, others just sparse or light brows and lashes. I plunged headlong into a most interesting field I could ever imagine and never looked back since 2003 when I opened A Nu Yu in Guilford, CT.

I truly love my work Keeping America Beautiful! The simple request to find a brow pencil that stays on, has resulted in so many finding A Nu Yu! Look forward to meeting you soon and hearing your story too…

Through the years
  • 2017 Worldwide Permanent Makeup Conference in London
  • 2016 Boodborne Pathogens infection control
  • 2016 Online Course for Dermatillomania and Trichotillomania (skin picking and hair pulling)
  • 2016 Microblading Eyebrows, Beverly Hill, CA trained Protégé Bonnie Hall Philadelphia, PA
  • 2016 SPCP Convention Las Vegas, NV, Micro Needling with Lance Setterfeld, Microblading, Tina Davies, Breast Restoration after Mastectomy
  • 2016 Congress of Aesthetics Philadelphia, PA Light Therapy Collagen Building Skin Treatment
  • 2015 SPCP Conference Queen Mary Long Beach, CA Advanced Lip Tattoo/li>
  • 2014 CPR and Blood borne Pathogens updates
  • 2014 SPCP Atlanta, GA Micro Needling(collagen induction technique) BBP Certified
  • 2014 SPCP Convention Philadelphia, PA Eyebrow Masters Class London
  • 2013 SPCP New Orleans, LA Convention Training BBP Certified
  • 2012 SPCP Albequerque, NM Convention Training Advanced Scar Camouflage Trauma & Burns BBPC
  • 2011 SPCP Philadelphia, PA Convention Training Breast Restoration Arcola Pigmentation
  • 2011 SPCP San Diego, CA Convention Training, Blood borne Pathogens Certified
  • 2010 Breast Reconstruction Areola 3D Scar Camouflage Beau Institute NJ
  • 2009 SPCP Philadelphia, PA Convention Training Blood borne Pathogens Certified
  • 2008 SPCP Board Certification Exam, Train the Trainer, Convention, Orlando, FL
  • 2008 Beau Institute Advanced Areola Repigmentation & Breast Scars NJ
  • 2007 AAM Training Del Mar, CA Dry Needling for Scars ( MTA)
  • 2007 SPCP Savannah, GA Convention
  • 2006 SPCP Toronto, CN Convention Blood borne Pathogens Certified
  • 2005 SPCP Mission Bay, CA Blood borne Pathogens Certified
  • 2004 AAM *American Academy Micropigmentation Board Certification Exam, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • 2004 Boca Ta-2 Salt/Saline Tattoo Removal/ Advanced Cosmetic Tattoo Eyeliner and Lip Procedures
  • 2003 Beau Institute Micropigmentation Practical Training, NJ
  • 2002 Universal Cosmetic Tattoo Training with L. R. Connecticut
  • 2001 American Cancer Society Look Good, Feel Good Trainer at St Raphael, Griffin, Yale Hospitals
  • 1998 Catherine Hinds Boston, Ma Scar Camouflage Make-up
  • 1997 Atelier Esthetic New York, NY Advanced Skin Chemical and Acid Peels
  • 1997 Galmar Institute North Haven, CT Aesthetician Training Program
  • 1991 Makeup Artist with Lancôme, Chanel, Ultima, Cosmetics Manager Prescriptives