ColorLabNYC

Nneka Garel-Portes

about her

Nneka Garel-Portes is a native New Yorker, and the owner of Color Lab NYC/ SKinfatuated NYC in Brooklyn, NY. She has been a licensed esthetician in New York since 2013 and a certified and licensed cosmetic tattoo artist since 2016. With a passion for beauty and making others feel like the very best versions of themselves, Nneka launched her first company, SKinfatuated Mobile Spa in 2015, which then led to her opening a studio in Manhattan in 2017.

After 2 years of working in her small studio as a “solo-preneur” in the city, she was given the opportunity to purchase a successful Microblading studio in Brooklyn, Brow Zing NYC, which she re-branded to Color Lab NYC, and has since expanded the menu of services to include several forms of cosmetic tattooing, brow shaping, lashes and makeup.

With a growing team of beauty professionals, Nneka’s goal is to bring excellence back to the community by way of beauty services that make clients feel and look like the very best versions of themselves.

Nneka also mentors juniors and seniors from City-AS High School through their internship program throughout the academic school year. The students participate in a non-traditional education setting that allows them to gain experience through internships. The students Nneka is partnered with are typically interested in the beauty industry and business ownership.

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

Certifications:

Esthetics

Microblading

Ombre Powder Brows

Paramedical Tattoo

Lip Blush

Scalp Micropigmentation

Faux Freckles

Lash Lift

Henna Brows

Saline Tattoo Removal (Botched INK)

kate mei

about her

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.

Certifications:

Microblading

Ombre Powder Brows

Esthetics

Makeup (special effects & bridal)

Nutrition

Yliana Guzman

about her

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.

Certifications:

(4x) Microblading

Mariela Mojica

about her

Mariela Mojica is a certified and licensed cosmetic tattoo artist, licensed esthetician, and professionally trained makeup artist.

She has been in the luxury beauty industry for over 10 years and prides herself on delivering bespoke services that honor the client’s aesthetic goals.

Certifications:

Esthetics

Ombre Brows

Makeup (contour, special effects, camouflage, bridal, glam)

BUSINESS POLICIES

COLOR LAB NYC’S CANCELLATION POLICY

A debit or credit card is required to reserve an appointment and will be charged at least 50% of the cost of the service to reserve your selected appointment date and time. This deposit is non-refundable but is transferable should you provide at least 48 hours notice for cancellations. Anything less than 48 hours notice will be subject to forfeiture of the deposit. Training/ Academy deposits vary depending on the class and are non-refundable but transferable up to one time before forfeiting 100% of the deposit.

COLOR LAB NYC’S LATE ARRIVAL POLICY

While we understand life happens, we are only able to give a 15 minute grace period should you be running late, and your service time will be reduced by 15 minutes where possible. Please understand we must be respectful of our other clients’ time, as well as, our own personal time. Arriving more than 15 minutes late will be considered a no-show and you will be subject to our cancellation policy above. Thank you for your understanding.

NO CHILDREN OR ADDITIONAL GUESTS ALLOWED DURING YOUR APPOINTMENTS

Our goal is to always provide a peaceful, loving environment, so please adhere to the no children or additional guests guidelines, as we must strictly enforce this to ensure the tranquility of our boutique spa space for all guests receiving services. Any client’s not adhering to this request will forfeit their deposit and will not be serviced. No exceptions.

COVID-19
POLICY

As we all know, Covid-19 is a virus with a very high transmission rate. With that said, the Color Lab NYC team continues to work diligently at reducing the possibility of virus transmission by: disinfecting our space in between clients, wearing proper protective equipment, testing regularly for Covid-19, and requiring ALL clients to adhere to the following policies: 

As we all know, Covid-19 is a virus with a very high transmission rate. With that said, the Color Lab NYC team continues to work diligently at reducing the possibility of virus transmission by: disinfecting our space in between clients, wearing proper protective equipment, testing regularly for Covid-19, and requiring ALL clients to adhere to the following policies: