Introducing Angela Gibbs, CPCP
Permanent Makeup Artist, New York State Licensed Cosmetologist & Esthetician and Certified Tattoo Artist in Nassau County & New York City
The events that occurred in 2009 would have forever change my life. After a rushed flight from New York to California, I met my maternal aunt as she was coming out of the ambulance. Our eyes met as she said hello, and her appearance had dramatically changed from my last visit. Cancer had taken away her beautiful locks, and left her body weakened and frail. I watched her being settled in, trying to embrace the reality of the inevitable. There were no more treatments, no more time, only to spend these precious moments together. That night, my cousins, mother, and me would carefully watch and speak to her. She made it clear that she wasn’t ready to go, but the cancer was too great. She passed away that night and the days thereafter were a blur.
However, a spark ignited in me that day. My aunt’s passing was a reminder to live my life to the fullest, and to ensure that I made my passion in beauty a reality.
For those that know me, and have become my client, being in beauty was not a mistake. My grandmother, Zella was a hairstylist who suffered from alopecia, and my mother, Linette, was a borne seamstress, creating toys and clothing for my brothers and me. They were both strong willed and business minded, instilling me the value of my gift and the importance of servitude to others.
Although I have lost many of my closest loved ones to cancer, I found my love for transforming others during this journey. For this reason, I am able to present my artistry using this platform, to create designs that transform my clients, increasing their confidence, and for some, providing them with closure to a challenging journey.
I thank you in advance for trusting in my craft. I look forward to meeting you soon and thank you again for considering me as your artist.
Angela Gibbs, CPCP