About GWEN

Gwen Buckles is the owner & Permanent Makeup Artist of Designing Faces. She has performed over 1700 Permanent Cosmetic Procedures.

Gwen has been in the Permanent Cosmetic field for 11 years. She was previously a Radiation Therapist for 20 years, working in Cancer Centers in TN, VA, NC & SC. She was also a Director of a Cancer Center in the Charlotte area for 6 years. 

After her first career Gwen decided to pursue her passion in the beauty industry. She did a 18 month apprenticeship in TN to prepare herself for  permanent makeup business. NC laws do not require proof of training, so many artist in the area have 2 days of training!! So, please pick your artist wisely.

Gwen is permitted by Mecklenburg County Health Department. She has received training for OSHA compliance. She has had advanced training in all areas of Permanent Cosmetics. She also does continuing education classes every two years, to keep up with the latest trends in Permanent Makeup. She has performed hundreds of eyebrow, eyeliner & lipcolor procedures. She is recommended by Doctors offices such as Hunstad-Kortesis Plastic Surgery, Bednar Plastic Surgery, Mecklenburg Eye Center, Rock Hill Dermatology, Charlotte Plastic Surgery & many more! Numerous hair stylists recommend Gwen to their clients. Even makeup counters in the local mall refer to Gwen,


Gwen is professional, detailed & very sterile conscious. Her goal is to give each client a beautiful, natural looking result. Call to set up a free consultation, you will love her!

Advanced Training


Gwen has successfully studied, trained and performed procedures among some of the nations top instructors, including Dr. Linda Dixon, Mary Richardson and Teryn Darlling. 

Advanced Training Includes:

Advanced Brow Techniques

Dixon Technique and Lipcolor

The Powdered Brow

The Hairstroke Brow

Microblading Eyebrow

Eyeliner Techniques

Amazing Areolas

Skin Needling

Scar Camouflage

Color Theory

Advanced Specialty Training

Gwen has been trained in Para-Medical training which includes: Areola restoration for Mastectomy and Breast reconstruction patients. She is one of the few in the area who perform three dimensional technique for areola (nipple) patients.

Gwen is also specially trained in Skin Needling. Skin Needling is a skin treatment that can remove fine lines, sun spots, age spots, tightens sagging skin and improves the overall texture and appearance of your skin by using your own body to naturally build collagen. The results are amazing and is a favorite treatment of many of her clients.