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Where we make effortless beauty possible
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What Sets Us Apart?

Our goal here at the RPM Institute is to inspire and guide you throughout your educational process and beyond!


The truth is, it takes TIME and support to learn a new skill and even more time and practice to become a great artist. 


That's why at RPM Institute we keep class sizes small so you get plenty one on one attention. We also offer ongoing mentorship to students who have completed any of our classes. We  host regular practice days at our La Jolla clinic where you can continue to grow your skills by working on models in a licensed facility. You will also have the opportunity to apprentice with Vanessa! This offers unique behind the scenes look at how procedures are done day to day at our clinic.


If you are traveling to take our in person training you will still receive ongoing mentorship virtually.  Vanessa will help you as you work on clients and offer advice as you need it, you can send her a photo of who you will be working on before your appointment and Vanessa will assist with color selection, shape, technique and more. 


You are not alone!


What happens once you have completed your mentorship?


We are always looking for talented and dedicated artists to join our team here at Restorative Permanent Makeup! If that is not your goal we are happy to help you on your journey by giving you advice on how to open your own body art facility.  Including advice on how to market your skills to find clients. 


Here at RPM Institute, your success is our #1 priority!

Meet your Mentor

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Vanessa is a pioneer in the medical tattoo industry working alongside plastic surgeons developing techniques to address loss of pigment at a time when virtually no one was doing it.  

She specialized in hair stroke  brows aka Nano, years before it became mainstream. Her background in body art, makeup artistry and fine art combined with 20 years experience sets her apart from other trainers.


For the past 20 years she has focused on perfecting her skills and on serving her clients, highly in demand on word of mouth alone. 


In 2022 she decided it was time to teach and opened Restorative Permanent Makeup and RPM institute in La Jolla. 

Vanessa is passionate about teaching her students. Their success is her highest priority and she holds nothing back!



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