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Meet Denise Onstad:

Denise Onstad Professional and licensed Permanent Makeup technician WakeUp MadeUpDenise is a pioneer in the field of permanent cosmetics and corrective permanent cosmetic makeup or micropigmentation, a method of implanting subtle color into a person’s skin. Creating permanent eyeliner, permanent eyebrows (or eyebrow tattoo), as well as permanent lip liner to full lip color.

With over 20 years in the beauty field, including work as a makeup artist at Vidal Sassoon in New York City, she has been committed exclusively to permanent cosmetic make up and enhancing faces since 1992. WakeUp MadeUp was established for the sole purpose of providing a controlled clinical environment to perform permanent cosmetic procedures. After moving home to Minnesota in 1993 to perform permanent make up, she began five years of service at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Center for Cosmetic Care. While at the Center she worked closely with many of the physicians and medical staff. Over the years patients have been referred to her by doctors’ offices such as that of LipoStructure inventor, Dr. Sydney Coleman and two-time “Best Doctor in America”, Dr. Roy Geronemus. Her private practice providing permanent cosmetic makeup flourishes in St. Louis Park, MN, near Minneapolis, Minnesota. She continues to remain current with industry advancements and standards. Safety and comfort are her priorities. The service that she provides is a marriage of art and science that can enhance the look a person already has, create what they wish they had or camouflage what they wish wasn’t there.

If you would like the convenience of waking up with your makeup, especially eyeliner, permanent liner, feathered brows, DesignerLiner™ brows and lip color, you've come to the right place. Trust your face to the most experienced technician in the metro area. Go where top plastic surgeons and medical facilities refer patients

Professional Affiliations, Certification & Training:
  • SPCP Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals
    (life time member)
  • Certified Intradermal Cosmetic Technician;
    American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics
  • Certified in OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens; including Universal Precautions for sterilization and sanitation (annually recertification)
  • Training in Softap: The Hand Method
  • Certified through Allied Credentials/
    Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Certified in Advanced Camouflage; Derma-Medical Institute
  • Completed SPCP “Train the Trainer” to become an approved Permanent Cosmetics Trainer
  • Continuing Education in the field of Permanent Cosmetics
Former:
  • DNA—Dermatology Nurses Association
  • Licensed Cosmetologist in NY & MN
  • ASPSN American Society of Plastic Reconstructive Surgical Nurses   (Former Member)