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Daily Inspiration: Meet Mary Ritcherson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mary Ritcherson. She will share her story with us below:

Mary Ritcherson is the owner of MR NaturaLines Permanent Makeup & Training, Inc. located in beautiful Fort Collins, CO.   Mary is a Licensed Facial Specialist, Certified Permanent Makeup Artist & 4 times Certified in Micro-needling.   Mary has worked in the beauty industry for over 20+ years as surgical tech, plastic surgery office manager, and med spa coordinator.  Mary was introduced to Permanent Makeup by a highly respected Plastic Surgeon in Tampa, FL.   Mary began to research Permanent Makeup (PMU) and instantly fell in love with the idea of helping women feel better about themselves by enhancing their natural beauty.   Having a background in art has helped her to create natural-looking permanent makeup.  Mary’s specialty  is her signature hair stroke techniques for eyebrows, NanoLines.   Mary spent years mastering her techniques and now shares them with other artists from all over the world.

Mary completed her Certification in Permanent Makeup August 2004 & to date has completed over 17,000+ eyebrow procedures.  She is joined in business by her daughter, Morgan Meyers.   Morgan has trained and is certified in Florida and Colorado in Permanent Makeup, Micro-needling and is a licensed Facial Specialist.   Morgan specializes in Powder & Ombre´ Eyebrow techniques & Micro-Needling.

Mary’s trademarked, NanoLines (Digital Microblading Technique). has gained her worldwide recognition allowing her to showcase her work and share her techniques in advanced classes and conferences all over the world.   She has been invited and traveled to Ireland, England, Norway, and Italy by other prestigious trainers and academies to train other artists with her signature techniques.   Mary has been featured in an international magazine and continues to be invited to other countries and states to train her techniques.   Mary’s passion is training and she truly enjoys helping others  succeed in the industry.   Mary offers private training, group workshops, advanced training, conversion classes, mentorship and support to others in the industry.  Your success is her success!

Mary now offers affordable Online Courses in her NanoLines and Micro-needling techniques to those that are unable to travel to her.

*Mary is a proud co-owners of the Shades & Strokes Brand.

*One of four Co-Founders of America the Beautiful PMU Conference hosted in Las

*A proud member of the highly recognized PMU Association, SPCP, The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals & holds the CPCP credentials, Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional. This organization promotes PMU safety, excellence, and professional standards by providing education, certification, and industry guidelines.

Future plans include collaborating with top manufacturers to bring only the best products to the industry & to her clients.

Mary also plans on opening a fundamental training academy with her daughter, Morgan Meyers in beautiful Colorado. (2022)

Mary has already opened a fundamental academy in Florida, Natural Design Permanent Makeup Academy with the highly respected, talented artist and trainer, Na Seng.   This is a career based course to get you started in the Permanent Makeup industry.

Mary prides herself on maintaining the highest standards in her practice & only uses the best products and supplies when it comes to her clients. She uses high-quality machines and pigments that are made in the USA in FDA-approved laboratories.  All protocols in Bloodborne pathogens are followed in our practice. Our client’s safety is 1st and foremost.

“The results of our work reflects our true artistic ability.  We truly LOVE what we do!” Mary & Morgan

“The passion we feel for our work and sense of responsibility to our clients comes through in every procedure we do, for once we’ve touched their face, it will be changed forever” Mary

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
In the beauty industry, I find that women find a way to get things done. In all honesty, we have had no obstacles along the way.  Covid threw a wrench in opening our new studio in 2020, but will hopefully come to fruition this year.

What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
I moved to Colorado 2018 from Tampa, FL, due to my daughter being diagnosed with MS, getting married and giving us a granddaughter. 3 reasons to move.   She is my only child and I felt as a mother I needed to be closer to her.   She’s doing great. We have always visited CO yearly for the holidays and fell in love with the state. We had planned on eventually moving here one day, but with my daughter’s diagnosis, we jumped started the move.  My husband’s family has lived in Fort Collins for over 25yrs.  I sold my 15yr practice in Florida and moved.   Best decision we ever made.

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