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“I’ve always been driven to help people with my lifelong passion for artistic creations, including: makeup, skincare, beauty and fashion.”
– Catrina Tansey
While her Aunties didn’t appreciate her playing in their cosmetics bags and breaking their favorite lipsticks, that was the start of Catrina’s creative journey as a beauty professional. From color exploration to sewing her own dolls clothes while cows fed on grass nearby, her youth in Krakow, Poland fostered her innovative entrepreneurial spirit.
Living a good life with her own esthetic business, teaching in Esthetic school, coaching students in her beauty salon, and studying business management and marketing, Catrina decided years ago to take a vacation to the United States. And felt instantly like she had found her real home. Always up for a challenge, she stayed and eventually created an Academy in 2010 (after being trained by SofTap & Nouveau Contour) and Om Spa was born.
Now an internationally credentialed and licensed professional esthetician, makeup artist, and sought after teacher and mentor, Catrina’s passion for her profession has kept her current on the latest trends and technology. Her detail-oriented drive and perfectionism combined with her innate natural creative abilities have helped her win awards and to successfully grow her business and training programs. With her technical expertise and talented artist eye for micropigmentation treatments, she is dedicated to raising the standards in the industry.
I’m Katarzyna (Catrina) Tansey, and I’m the heartbeat behind Om Spa Microblading & Cosmetic Tattoo Academy in the vibrant city of Chicago, Illinois. I also proudly own Om Spa Permanent Makeup and Skin Care Clinic. My life is centered around what I love most: helping people achieve their dreams, celebrating beauty, and the art of teaching.
Through these passions, I’ve been a guiding light for countless individuals on their transformative journeys through the world of beauty services, from skincare to permanent makeup and paramedical tattooing.
But my commitment goes much deeper. I’m wholeheartedly devoted to reshaping lives, careers, and financial futures by sharing my extensive knowledge of microblading, permanent makeup, and paramedical makeup along with setting up /starting up beauty business.
With over three decades of experience in the beauty industry, I don’t just teach; I actively share wisdom and knowledge to ensure others reach their goals as swiftly as possible.
Whether you’re someone looking for a life-changing beauty experience or a student eager to master the intricate techniques of microblading, permanent makeup, and paramedical makeup, consider me your dedicated guide on the journey to realizing your dreams.
My mission is to push you forward energetically and passionately toward your ultimate goals. When you decide to work with me, whether as a student or part of a group of coaching members, success becomes your destination, and I’m here to make sure you reach it. Together, we will transform your dreams into a vibrant reality.
My journey in the beauty industry began back in 1991, in Poland, where I graduated from Esthetic School. I also hold a diploma in Small Business and Marketing Associate. Before coming to the United States, I courageously operated two beauty salons in Poland. These ventures were launched on a shoestring budget, yet within a short span of time, I had earned the trust of over 400 loyal clients who frequented my spas regularly. I also contributed to the establishment of a government esthetic school, where I shared my wealth of esthetic knowledge because teaching is something I’m truly passionate about.
In 2005, I made a life-changing decision to move to the United States, starting fresh from scratch. It wasn’t until 2011 that I saw my dream of opening my first large storefront come to fruition. This journey was not without its challenges. At that time, my savings were modest, totaling approximately $6,000, while the project required over $20,000 to become a reality. Unfortunately, securing a bank loan was out of the question. Somehow, I managed to obtain two credit cards, which served as the steppingstones to building what you see today as my flourishing, five stars empire. Yes, it came at the cost of paying a 30% annual interest rate over a two-year period, but my determination was unwavering. I knew that if I didn’t seize the opportunity then, my dream business might never materialize. So, despite the financial challenges and overspending, I bounced back within an astonishingly short three-year period.
Throughout this remarkable journey, I learned to navigate the intricacies of licensing, insurance, choosing the right business location, and establishing efficient operational procedures, all on my own and without external assistance.
These experiences gave me a deep understanding of all facets of setting up and running a successful business, along with the closely guarded secrets, techniques, and tips of the microblading and permanent makeup industry.
Now, I’m eager to share this invaluable knowledge with you, to help accelerate your career in the beauty and microblading industry.
Join me on this journey, and together, we’ll make your dreams in the beauty and microblading industry come true.
- Created an Academy in 2010 after being trained by SofTap & Nouveau Contour.
- A diplomat of The American Academy of Micropigmentation. Conforming to the highest standards and ethics within the permanent makeup industry.
- In 2011, Catrina won 1st place in the Micropigmentation Competition, a national permanent makeup contest in Orlando, Florida, organized by The American Academy of Micropigmentation.
- Partner to SofTap since 2011. (certified teacher, distributor, & technician)
Partner to Nouveau Contour since 2015.
- Certified Esthetic teacher in Poland. Taught esthetics in a government school for five years.
- Operated two skincare, makeup and nail salons in Poland since 1999.
Collaborated with the local television station in Gorzow, as an expert professional on beauty topics.
- 22+ years of experience as a teacher and beauty mentor for individuals and professionals.
- Licensed in Illinois and in Poland/Europe.
- Owner of Om Spa, a permanent makeup & skin care services and training & supply center based in Chicago, Illinois.
Meet The Team
Catrina is the founder of OM SPA, licensed Esthetician in Illinois and in Europe with over 23 years of experience with beauty industry, skin care, make up and teaching.
Utterly passionate about her profession and helping people, she created OM SPA and Advanced
Academy of Cosmetic
Tattoo in 2010 after partnering with SofTap Inc. and Nouveau Contour -the biggest internationally recognizable brands in Permanent Cosmetics.
Catrina is a diplomat of American Academy of Micropigmentation and in 2011 won 1st place in the nationall permanent make up competition in Orlando. With her technical expertise and talented artistic eye for makeup and cosmetic tattoo treatments, she is dedicated to raising the standards in the industry.
Catrina’s assistant, permanent makeup instructor, permanent makeup tattoo master artist, scalp micropigmentation specialist, at Om Spa.
Ania is a highly talented and skilled permanent makeup technician and a great instructor with attention to detail. Originally trained with a European instructor, Ania was extensively trained by Catrina with all signature Om SPA cosmetic tattoo applications and all Catrina’s secrets and tricks.