Karina was raised in a family of artists.
Speaking French, English, and Spanish, Karina was born in Montreal; she then lived in Peru and returned to Quebec when she was a teenager. Earning her diploma as a beautician, she was employed at a 5-star hotel as a skin specialist for nearly 10 years.
Then she headed to be a medical aesthetic technician (laser removal, anti-cellulitis, microdermabrasion & medical chemical peeling treatments.) Assisting the physician in the Anti-aging & varicose veins treatments by injection. Finally, she became Director in one of these great clinics from this company in 2010.
With a passionate personality while being highly disciplined, Karina has a great sense of humour and makes client satisfaction her main priority. In her view, there is always a “before” and “after” for her clients.
She is an affiliated member of the American Academy of Micro-pigmentation and has given trainings in Europe with doctors specialized in micro-pigmentation.
At her school, she offers paramedical procedures for permanent make-up, thus enabling to correct the scars caused by mammary operations.
After 11 operations for my cancer, my surgeon Dr Fouda Neel advised me Karina Zapata at Studio B4 & After K.Z. for the tattooing of my nipples. What a wonderful surprise to discover this woman and this place. What a warm welcome, she put me at ease immediately. She took the time to explain everything in detail and give me tips to heal as best as possible. Do not hesitate to ask questions.
Free consultation and color testing to make sure I like it. (Surprised, I did not realize how much I missed having nipples, it took that to feel better in my skin and my head) 2 sessions are required with a follow-up and I was able to call her for a question and she answered me immediately. By the way, this is not ink but micro pigmentation or permanent makeup (for 3 to 5 years).
This morning, my 2nd session went very well. She was happy with the pictures I took to show the progress of healing. Next appointment in August, we check if everything is ok.
I absolutely recommend it. ��Louise Raymond
You not only prepared me for the next step in my life, but also made me feel confident about my decision to follow my passion. You are a true coach and mentor, not only for the period spent in class but for life! I know I can always come to you with questions and your positive support is always felt. You’re a mama bear and we graduate from your course feeling like we want to make you proud and have the tolos to conquer the world! Thank you for being an amazing first step to my new career! XoxoJessyka Snitzer
Thank you so much Karina!! Thank to you I can take eyebrow sculpting to next level with Microblading.
I could not have found a better trainer. You are amazing, patient, knowledgeable, and have great insight on what your students needs. I loved how you tailored the training to me. Also I am so glad you are so adamant on Popper higiene to avoid cross contamination. The added bonus was I had so much fun with you girl haha!!Tania Sharma
- Tamsen Rae Makeup Artist / Microblade Technician
- Ha Truong
Hello Karina!! Just wanted to say i had amazing course for microblading eyebrows. I believe it went super because of you and the beliefs of the institution. Always positive, ensuring the knowledge of safety and hygiene for the service, throughout the whole course. Your passion is contagious and I will strongly recommend your course for anyone looking for quality and very complete training!! Thank you again and we will keep in touch!Suzanne Liam
I chose the Centre for Permanent Makeup for their experience in micro pigmentation and their professionalism regarding everything that involves hygiene and safety because this, to me, is the most important aspect of any business related to para-medical esthetics. I really appreciated the one-one-one training and that i had the chance to have two teachers just for myself. Thank you Maureen and Karina for the wonderful and enriching 3 days microblading training.Valerie Clavet, Jan 2016
I’m very happy about my decision to take the microblading course. Karina is super friendly and so generous in teaching and sharing her experiences whit students. I couldn’t imagine after 3 days I can have the courage to do microblading on a live model but actually I did on two models which one of them was a model with no eyebrows at all. Karina is very patient, and after 3 days you can’t believe you have that much knowledge of microblading. We had also the chance of being Maureen’s student who is very famous in this field. For those who are interested in learning microblading, Studio B4 & After KZ is highly recommended.Bahared Abdi, Mar 2016