“Putting your best face forward is my top priority. Enhancing your natural features is always my goal when providing permanent makeup services.”

Ruth Armistead takes beauty seriously. Her extensive training and artistic eye provides even the most discerning clients truly breathtaking results.

The beauty industry changes rapidly, so Ruth studies and uses the latest techniques for every service. Her remarkable skills have even been featured on ABC Columbia.

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“A fun and comfortable experience is what I aim to provide, all while helping you to see the best of yourself.”

Karla Sanchez sees beauty as opportunity. A perfectionist by nature, with an artistic background, she is sure to put you at ease while delivering flawless results.

With the ever-changing beauty industry, Karla continues her education to provide the best methods and techniques. Her latest undertaking was spent at the MARA Cosmetic Tattoo Academy, obtaining her certification in Velvet Lip Blushing to become our specialist.

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Ruth is a Licensed Esthetician in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. She is also licensed as a South Carolina Esthetic Instructor with advanced training in:

  • PRP microneedling
  • Plasmafibroblast
  • Dermaplaning
  • Electrolysis
  • Medical-grade chemical peels

She is also a permanent makeup artist, trained in both Asia and the United States. She has trained with several European artists, as well as renowned US PMU artists. She specializes in:

  • Microblading
  • Powder ombre brows
  • Stardust eyeliner
  • Lip blushing
  • Scalp micropigmentation

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    "Ruth is amazing! I have really light eye brows, and had to use pencil all the time before. Now they look great, no pencil or powder required! I would recommend her to anyone looking for microblading or help with their skin." -Jennifer Collins

    "Ruth is so sweet and kind. She takes her time and makes sure you understand the process and light handed with her work so it doesn’t hurt. I would recommend her 1,000 times! My confidence and self esteem has been lifted because of her!" -Jessica Waltower

    "Ruth was able to balance my brows and reshape my face. The service was so simple and pain free. Ruth is detailed beyond explanation and it’s very obvious why she’s the fixer to other estheticians’ work." -Jennifer Hamre

    "Ruth was excellent! She listened and knew I was nervous about my brows ending up too dark. I told her what I wanted and she used her expertise with microblading and shading. My brows look so natural and I am absolutely in love with them! She is so worth it! The facility was very clean and I felt safe throughout the entire process." - Stephanie Blume

    “My skin has improved drastically in only 2 short weeks. I would definitely recommend Ruth at Skin & Brows Redefined! I have been battling with acne for 7-8 years and I’ve never seen results like these. The consultation was super informative, she explained the state of my skin, what ingredients I should’ve been using and how they actually react with the skin and she recommended products that have decreased my number of breakouts and improved my overall texture.” - Megan Mell

    “If you are looking for a guru in all aspects of esthetics and permanent makeup, Ruth is it! She’s the absolute best you’ll find! She’s very honest and informative about your individual skin care needs and makes appropriate recommendations. You can tell she truly has a passion for her industry. She microbladed my eyebrows a few years back and I’m going back soon to convert over to powder brows! I can’t wait!” - Ashley Flowers

    “I rarely write reviews but I had to after getting such great results with Ruth! I luckily found Ruth after another place made a complete mess of my permanent lipliner. I looked like i put my liner on while i was half asleep....that's ok maybe for one day but this is how i looked EVERYDAY!! Embarrassing!! Ruth carefully and accurately worked on this tiny tiny area to remove just enough of the ink to make things look normal. My second issue relates to some 'ice pick' scars on my forehead. I've had them for 30 years but last year a local spa used a thermoclear device that widened a few of these scars. Ruth reduced the depth of my scars with her first treatment. Once it healed i definitely wanted to do it again. Today i did my second treatment and I cant wait to see the final outcome in ten weeks. Ruth is by far the absolute best and her spa is gorgeous too! I consider myself lucky to have crossed paths with this gem!!” - Patricia Vitilleo

    If you’ve thought about microblading and you’re on the fence and worried about someone not doing a good job, go see Ruth!! She will give you the perfect brows you’ve never had! She is absolutely fabulous at what she does! She’s very meticulous and precise and she takes her time and will work with you to get you the exact look you want! She is also super personable and you will love her! My eyebrows are super blonde and thin and she made them darker and fuller and they look very natural. I highly recommend her without a doubt!

    Trish Blendowski

    Words cannot describe how amazing Ruth is at microblading! I live in Myrtle Beach, SC and she was recommended to me by a good friend, I drove 2.5 hours just so she could my eyebrows that is how good she is. Ruth is very professional and takes her time talking to you to make sure you get exactly what you want. I am a perfectionist and its even worst when it comes to my eye brows, so when I pointed certain areas to Ruth she did not hesitate and made sure that I left happy. Before I found Ruth I would spend about 30 plus minutes penciling in my eye brows which drove my friends nuts when we had plans to go out, and now I can get ready in less than 40 minutes. I would highly highly recommend her, if I could give her 10 stars I would. I can assure you that if you are interested in microblading you need Ruth in your life!

    Andrea Sobrado


    We're so excited to accentuate your natural beauty and help you feel radiant! Putting your best face forward is only a treatment away.

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    To best accommodate all guests,
    we require a 72-hour notice for PMU appointments and a 48-hour notice for all other spa services scheduled, for any cancellation and/or rescheduling.

    A 50% booking fee is required for all services.  Cancellation or rescheduling within the stated window will deem the booking fee ineligible for refund or application towards a future appointment.

    All appointments will be reserved with an active credit card.  A “no-show” (no notice of the intent to cancel an appointment) will be charged in full, as we have reserved the appointment time especially for you.