Nneka Garel-Portes

Nneka Garel-Portes is a native New Yorker, and the owner of Color Lab NYC/ SKinfatuated NYC. Having grown up in the Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn, Flatbush for all the Brooklynites, she became very aware of beauty services in her local neighborhood at a young age, and the positive role it played in the lives of the adults in her life.

Leaning on the knowledge she acquired in her MBA studies, she acquired certifications in esthetics and microblading then launched her first beauty studio in Manhattan in 2017. In 2019, she purchased Brow Zing NYC in Brooklyn, and rebranded it to Color Lab NYC, where it includes several specialties in permanent makeup, scalp micropigmentation and tattoo removal.

“My business philosophy is simple: maintain a peaceful space, listen, educate and provide a phenomenal experience for every single client. Always.”


Esthetics, (3x) Microblading, (2x) Ombre Powder Brows, Nano Brows, Combination Brows, Lip Blush, Eyeliner, Scalp Micropigmentation and Li-Ft Tattoo Removal. 

Kate Mei

Kate Mei is a Brooklyn girl through and through! Raised in Williamsburg, she is definitely a saavy, smart New Yorker with a flare for beauty and fashion! From as far back as she can remember, Kate knew she wanted to work in a field where her skills would allow those she serviced to feel not only beautiful on the inside, but beautiful on the outside.


Microblading, Ombre Powder Brows, Esthetics, Makeup (special effects & bridal), and Nutrition.

Meet Yliana, our resident microblading master. Yliana Guzman holds a finance degree from St. Johns University and quit corporate America to pursue the artistry of permanent makeup. She has been a licensed NYS tattoo artist since 2015 and holds 4 microblading certifications. She has performed over 1,400 microblading services and takes pride in delivering world-experiences + results.


(4x) Microblading

Yliana Guzman

Alexandra Hernandez

Alexandra moved to NYC in 2020 from Miami where she was an accomplished permanent makeup artist. Her specialities include microblading, ombre brows, combination brows, eyeliner tattoo, lip blush and tattoo removal. She believes in enhancing each clients’ natural beauty by honoring their personal sense of style.


Ella se hable español.


(2x) Microblading, (3x) Ombre Brows, (2x) Eyeliner Tattoo, Lip Blush (tattoo) and Tattoo Removal.

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