True Life Canvas – Permanent Cosmetics and Training Academy was introduced to the Coeur d’Alene community in 2013.
The establishment is owned by husband-and-wife-team Hayley and Aaron Gabriel. With Hayley’s artistry and experience combined with Aaron’s marketing expertise, along with permanent cosmetic artists Heidi Klein and Caitlin Redmond, True Life Canvas provides everything you need—artistry, comfort, experience and safety.
“My background is in fine art—my father Stephen Shortridge is a nationally acclaimed artist and I, too, paint,” says Hayley. “When I discovered I could use my artistic abilities to truly help people and change lives I thought it sounded like I couldn’t ask for a better job!”
At True Life Canvas, they offer permanent cosmetics including eyebrows, eyeliner and lips, scar camouflaging, small tattoo removal and microneedling, and the staff is experienced in 3D areola work for those who have undergone a mastectomy. In addition, they provide fundamental and advanced training in permanent cosmetics.