MEET OUR TEAM

+ CERTIFICATIONS

Welcome to SKinfatuated NYC located in the beautiful neighborhood of Prospect Height in Brooklyn. We specialize in bespoke corrective facials and massages that will leave your skin and body feeling rejuvenated.

Our sister company, Color Lab NYC, specializes in all things permanent makeup, brows, and lashes. Learn more HERE.

Meet our team below.

Nneka Garel-Portes

Esthetics | Microblading | Ombre Powder Brows | Paramedical Tattoo | Lip Blush | Scalp Micropigmentation | Faux Freckles | Lash Lift | Henna Brows | Saline Tattoo Removal (Botched INK)

Passion and a healthy obsession with all things skin is what brought Nneka Garel-Portes, LE to the world of skincare. Having acquired a Masters Degree in Business, Nneka knew that she would one day own a business, but was unsure of the direction she wanted to take. After years of soul searching and prayer, Nneka decided to throw caution to the wind and leave her civil service position with the City of New York, and enrolled at world renowned Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics, where she had the honor of learning from the industry’s leading Holistic Healers, Master Estheticians and Wax Experts.

After completing her studies and receiving her esthetics license from the State of New York, Nneka founded SKinfatuated in 2015 and took on the role of Counter Manager for a world renowned skincare brand at Barneys New York on Madison

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Ave. The knowledge acquired during her time working in the luxury beauty industry has made Nneka a well rounded beauty professional, and strengthened her knowledge of the skincare market.

Nneka has since acquired several more certifications over the last nine years including micro needling, lash lift, brow lamination, henna brows, and PCA Chemical Peels. 

Nneka is also a Head Master Trainer for Beauty Angels International Academy in the arts of Brow Lamination and Lash Lift, and Master Trainer for Ombre (Powder) Brows. A complete list of course offerings can be found via ColorLabAcademyOnline.com

Even with 4 children and a thriving business, Nneka makes time to mentor high school seniors from NYC’s City-AS high school via internship with SKinfatuated/ Color Lab NYC throughout the school year.

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kate mei

Microblading | Ombre Powder Brows | Esthetics | Makeup (special effects & bridal) | Nutrition

Having been obsessed with all things beauty for as long as she can remember, Kate Mei became certified in microblading and licensed in tattoo/piercing by the state of New York in 2018.

In December of 2018, Kate received her New York State Esthetics license after having completed her 600 hour certification at Aveda Institute in New York City under the tutelage of Aveda’s top beauty instructors.

Because of her natural talent in beauty, Kate has trained with and worked with top brow shaping experts at Benefit cosmetics, and has trained in the art of threading and brow waxing.

And, in the few short months Kate has been with SKinfatuated, she trained in the art of lash lift and brow/lash tinting under the guidance of our owner and master esthetician, Nneka.

Certifications:

Microblading

Ombre Powder Brows

Esthetics

Makeup (special effects & bridal)

Nutrition

ADRIAN

acupressure | deep tissue | and aromatherapy

A healer at heart, Adrian is a New York State licensed massage therapist with additional certifications in acupressure, deep tissue, and aromatherapy.

With a passion to make others feel their very best, he entered the world of massage therapy with a mission to bring peace to each client who lays on his massage table.

As if his spirit to give back wasn’t enough, Adrian is also a United States Army Veteran.

Certifications:

(4x) Microblading