Iris DeSoto Showalter

Having started her career as an Interior Designer, Iris has delved into several creative industries beginning with her love of architecture, music, and illustration. Born in NY and raised in Miami, she spent a decade designing custom residential and commercial spaces throughout the country, achieving awards for best overall design of interiors. After many achievements and inspirations throughout her life, she developed new found passions for both hair and cosmetic tattooing. She studied cosmetology at the Aveda Institute, and graduated at the top of her class, winning first place at the Aveda Institute of NYC for the best overall color design placement in the Edwin McNeil contest, and 3rd place within all Aveda Institutes in the country. She furthered her education by studying under a master colorist, a master senior stylist who worked at Sassoon for over 10 years, and has also worked in several other popular salons in New York. Iris studied microblading at Laurel studio in NYC under Claire Vuillemot, owner of Laurel. She continues to advance her craft in cosmetic tattooing by taking advanced courses all over the country. 

Iris believes in balance and harmony, hard work, and self-dedication. Her creative influences in the design field have lent immeasurable inspiration to redirecting her artistic passion towards making an impact on the world of beauty. For microblading, she works out of Good Face Spa located in Williamsburg Brooklyn. As a hair stylist/colorist she works out of High Horse Salon or her private studio also located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the neighborhood and city that she has called home for over 15 years now. Iris is a Master Colorist & Stylist and Cosmetic Tattoo Artist who takes pride in her work and will always strive for the perfection that her clients are looking for.