About Us

The Permanent Cosmetic Studio was established by Carmella Davies in 1999 in West Chester, PA. Carmella created such a large following doing just about everything in the beauty industry, so it was a natural progression for her to shift her focus on a specific craft.

20 years and over 3,000 happy clients later, The Permanent Cosmetic Studio is highly sought after both locally and nationally for its permanent cosmetic solutions and other beauty services including eyelash extensions and skin treatments.

The Studio

Our modern, yet cozy, studio is located in a professional office park just a turn off of Route 1, Baltimore Pike in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania—not far from the Brandywine River Museum. Walking in our door, you will find a reception area and four state-of-the-art procedure rooms that resemble modern dental offices with a comfy spa environment twist. Extreme care is taken for your sanitation and safety, as well as your comfort and peace of mind. Click here for directions.

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Carmella Davies, SPCP, FAAM

Board Certified by A.A.M. & C.P.C.P.

Carmella Davies is double board-certified by both The American Academy of Micropigmentation and The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP), where she is also a lifetime member. Dedicated to permanent cosmetics since 1999, she has performed thousands of procedures, maintaining a solid and loyal client base. Her love and knowledge of the beauty industry are evident in every procedure she performs.

Carmella is not only a talented artist but also a pioneer in the permanent makeup industry. She has owned three businesses throughout her career. In 1999, she started at a small shop in West Chester, where she began to grow her customer base while also operating a skincare school and a liquor store. After developing an allergy, she sold the skincare school and the liquor store to devote her time to the art of PERMANENT COSMETICS. Over the years, she expanded her business, purchasing a larger office in Chadds Ford. Today, she is a reliable, trusted artist who has significantly boosted her clients' confidence. Carmella is dedicated to the satisfaction of every person who walks through her doors.

Considered the authority on permanent cosmetics in the Delaware Valley, Carmella's impressive portfolio has attracted clients from distant cities. Dozens of qualified physicians, salon owners, stylists, and aestheticians trust Carmella and refer their clients to her daily. Her artistry has been acclaimed in many publications and featured on the news for her outstanding work.

"Carmella’s artist gifts, knowledge, and expertise in the field of permanent cosmetics brings about a natural and finished look."

- Kathy Kane


Kristina Bray


Kristina, a licensed Cosmetologist, is an expert in Permanent Cosmetics and Eyelash Extensions. With over a decade of experience, she began her journey under the guidance of Carmella in 2008. In 2010, she distinguished herself as one of the youngest members of The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. Furthering her expertise, in 2016, she attained associate membership status with The American Academy of Micropigmentation. Kristina's mastery extends to volume eyelash extensions, a prestigious certification she earned from a leading trainer in New York City.

“Kristina started at the studio over 10 years ago. Kristina is a natural artist for permanent cosmetics. Her experience in the beauty industry has given her the skills she needs to perform beautiful, perfect procedures for our clients. She is an amazing talent!” - Carmella

"I love the way the beauty world allows beautiful smiles on all faces and I am a part of it."

- Kristina Bray


Melanie McLaughlin


Melanie has held her Cosmetology license since 2015, but her journey took a new turn in 2017 when she discovered her passion for Classic Eyelash Extensions. After becoming certified, she honed her craft under the guidance of our studio's master lash artist, Kristina Bray, in 2018. With meticulous attention to detail, Melanie excels in creating flawless eye transformations tailored to each individual's preferences. Continuously expanding her expertise, she is currently specializing in Hybrid and Volume Lash Extension techniques. Melanie's dedication to making people feel confident and beautiful shines brightly in her exceptional work.


Emily Stewart

Licensed Aesthetician

Emily, a valued member of our team, has been a practicing licensed aesthetician since 2015. A graduate of Jolie Health and Beauty, Emily discovered her passion for all things beauty early on. She excels in advanced volume eyelash extensions and offers a range of facial treatments tailored to meet your skin's unique needs. Her favorite treatment is the Super H20 Hydrating Facial, a perfect blend of microdermabrasion and deep hydration that cleanses pores, boosts collagen production, and enhances skin elasticity. With Emily's expertise, you can expect your skin to be radiant and thoroughly rejuvenated!


Sadie Graham

Studio Coordinator

Sadie earned her cosmetology license in 2017 and has been a dedicated professional in the beauty industry ever since. She joined The Permanent Cosmetic & Lash Studio in 2020 and has since become an invaluable part of our team. As the Studio Coordinator, Sadie ensures the studio runs smoothly and that every client receives the highest level of care and attention. Her commitment to excellence and passion for customer service make her an essential asset to The Permanent Cosmetic & Lash Studio.

Schedule a Consultation

What Happens in a Consultation?

01. Get to know the team at The Permanent Cosmetic & Lash Studio! 

02. Help us understand you and your goals. 

03. Learn about our services and specialties.

*There is a $100 consultation fee that gets applied towards your procedure.

“Carmella and her staff were informative offering solid advice with minimal sales pressure. They delivered an enhancement of my natural features. I LOVE my new look and so does my husband!”

- D.C.

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