About Aj


Hi, I’m Aj!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I wanted to not only share a little about myself but also how I became a permanent makeup artist.

Since I was a teenager many would often ask me to do their hair and makeup. It was fun for me. I enjoyed glamming people up and seeing the expression on their faces when they saw how beautiful they looked! The feeling of knowing I could make a difference in someone’s life just by enhancing their own personal beauty felt pretty amazing! I believe I’ve been given a gift to help others feel good about themselves and to see themselves as the beautiful beings we see them as.

When Microblading surfaced I was really impressed with the results people were getting and had considered having the procedure done for myself. As I delved deeper into the research I couldn’t seem to learn enough and I completely fell in love and became obsessed with the world of permanent makeup. The thought of doing something I was already passionate about was exciting and I couldn’t wait to get started!

Knowing the high standards I have for myself and my work, I knew to be the best, I needed to learn from the best. After extensive research, I found Ms. Susan Church of International Institute of Permanent Cosmetics. She is very well respected in this field and widely recognized across several industries. I feel so honored to have studied with her and perfected my craft under her supervision. Now, I am a insured Certified Dermal Artist and also Certified in Microblading, Collagen Rejuvenation Therapy, Scar Relaxation, Melanocyte Restoration, & Color Removal. Because I always want to offer my clients the best I can give, I vow to continue to learn and grow and to remain at the top of my field!

Why the name “Butterfly Kisses by Aj”? Great question! It was really hard trying to come up a name that I would be proud of. One day while brainstorming with my family we were talking about the love I have for butterflies. Then my husband shouted, “What about Butterfly Kisses by Aj”!? Well wouldn’t you know it made sense! First, because I absolutely LOVE butterflies! Second, butterflies go through a metamorphosis of change as would my clients somewhat. We wouldn’t be changing who they are but instead only enhancing their natural beauty. And third, the kisses part made sense as well because butterfly kisses  given to one another are gentle and sweet. I do my very best to be extremely gentle with my clients as I would never want them to feel uneasy, scared, or in pain.

Speaking of husband, I am happily married to the greatest man ever and we have two amazing grown sons. We currently live in Costa Mesa, California and I work in Newport Beach. I am extremely grateful for all of the love, support, and encouragement I have from my family and friends and I am overjoyed with the life I have been blessed with.

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about me. I look forward to working with you soon and enhancing an already beautiful you!