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So why “Om” Spa?

The healing and restorative power of the Om chant is world renown. It purifies and enhances your environment and everything around you. It is the embodiment of Om Spa’s mission philosophy and what we strive to achieve. “Om” puts your most beautiful positive attributes forward.

“I’ve always been driven to help people with my lifelong passion for artistic creations, including: makeup, skincare, beauty and fashion.”

                                – Catrina Tansey

Meet Catrina

While her Aunties didn’t appreciate her playing in their cosmetics bags and breaking their favorite lipsticks, that was the start of Catrina’s creative journey as a beauty professional. From color exploration to sewing her own dolls clothes while cows fed on grass nearby, her youth in Krakow, Poland fostered her innovative entrepreneurial spirit.

Living a good life with her own esthetic business, teaching in Esthetic school, coaching students in her beauty salon, and studying business management and marketing, Catrina decided years ago to take a vacation to the United States. And felt instantly like she had found her real home. Always up for a challenge, she stayed and eventually created an Academy in 2010 (after being trained by SofTap & Nouveau Contour) and Om Spa was born.

Now an internationally credentialed and licensed professional esthetician, makeup artist, and sought after teacher and mentor, Catrina’s passion for her profession has kept her current on the latest trends and technology. Her detail-oriented drive and perfectionism combined with her innate natural creative abilities have helped her win awards and to successfully grow her business and training programs. With her technical expertise and talented artist eye for micropigmentation treatments, she is dedicated to raising the standards in the industry.


Professional highlights:

  • Created an Academy in 2010 after being trained by SofTap & Nouveau Contour.

  • A diplomat of The American Academy of Micropigmentation. Conforming to the highest standards and ethics within the permanent makeup industry.

  • In 2011, Catrina won 1st place in the Micropigmentation Competition, a national permanent makeup contest in Orlando, Florida, organized by The American Academy of Micropigmentation.

  • Partner to SofTap since 2011. (certified teacher, distributor, & technician)

  • Partner to  Nouveau  Contour since 2015.

  • Certified Esthetic teacher in Poland. Taught esthetics in a government school for five years.

  • Operated two skincare, makeup and nail salons in Poland since 1999.

  • Collaborated with the local television station in Gorzow, as an expert professional on beauty topics.

  • 22+ years of experience as a teacher and beauty mentor for individuals and professionals.

  • Licensed in Illinois and in Poland/Europe.

  • Owner of Om Spa, a permanent makeup & skin care services and training & supply center based in Chicago, Illinois.



Catrina Tansey

Founder of Om Spa Chicago

International, sought after Permanent Makeup Master Artist, Insturctor and Licensed Esthetician

- Microblading Expert

- Master Scalp Micropigmentation Artist

--International Aesthetic and Cosmetic tattoo trainer 

-Paramedical/scar/areola Tattoo Specialist

-Makeup Artist


Anna Klich

Catrina's Assistant 

Permanent Makeup Instructor and Artist

-Microblading/Permanent Makeup Artist

-BB Glow Treatment

-Non Laser Removal

-Scalp Hair Micropigmentation Specialist

Ania is a highly talented and skilled permanent makeup technician. A great instructor with attention to detail. Originally trained with European instructors, Ania has also been extensively trained by Catrina, using all signature OmSpa Cosmetic Tattoo applications.



Catrina's Assistant #2
Certified Cosmetic Tattoo Artist 
-Permanent MakeUp
-Non Laser Tattoo Removal
-BB Glow Treatment

Alli has been greatly trained by Catrina Tansey, our Master Permanent Makeup Artist. Alli is an exceptional artist who is attentive and precise in her work and eager to perfect her skills.

Alliandra Marrufo  


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“It was amazing! Not only does Lisa Meyers know everything about skin, she gives the best facial massage. I also purchased a retinol that she recommended that will address my fine lines and the uneven skin. I will be back in 4 weeks for sure!.”

I had a great experience with Katrina for my first time microblading. Highly recommended for her professionalism and attention to detail.

I have been a client for several years now. Catrina is extremely skilled in dealing with any skin condition. She never does push products or services you don't need, so when she suggests something, I always go with the recommendation. Catrina does a great job and makes you feel very comfortable throughout the entire time. She is truly amazing! I can't imagine what I'd do without her!


Review left on our Yelp profile

I had an excellent experience with Catrina.  She spent so much time on the consultation alone that I felt immediately confident in my choice to have my brows microbladed.   I'm so glad I did it!  Catrina spent so much time getting the color and the shape just right.  She listened to my input and made suggestions.  In the end I deferred to her expertise and the result is fantastic.  The procedure is not painful, just an odd feeling.
I was afraid it would start to hurt after the numbing wore off, but nope, no pain whatsoever!  I'm going back to have her do my lips and maybe my eyes.  I'm sure she will get the color perfect.

Melissa S., Lincolnwood

Found OmSpa online and was happy to see that they were looking for models to train new esthetician's. This made it easy and affordable for me to get my eyebrows microbladed. I went in and was greeted by Catrina and Lucia. The overall process did take longer because Lucia was being trained but I didn't mind at all. I arrived at 1pm and left at 4:30. It was reassuring to hear all of the proper steps and procedures necessary to do a great job.
They took their time finding the right color and measuring my brows. I felt confident they knew exactly what they were doing.
My brows turned out beautiful! I will be back for more permanent makeup and recommend asking about being a model to receive discounted services!

Rachel C., Chicago

The photo attached has four images, the top left is my natural brow before any microblading, the top right is a year after microblading at another location, bottom left is after my second session (touch up that's included), and bottom right is my current brows 10 days after the second session at OM spa. I love how my brows look the most directly after the second session but once they peel and heal, they're slightly lighter but still looking great. Rebecca did my first session and second session was with Catrina. I love the shape of my brows and both ladies were friendly and explained every step to me as we went. Highly recommend!

Cassandra F., Chicago

Katrina is an exceptional esthetician. She has helped me with scarring from an accident that left my face looking rough. My scars have gone down significantly to where people I meet don't even notice that I had skin damage anymore. Katrina has also done wonders to thicken my hairline. I highly recommend that you see if she is able to help you with your permanent makeup needs. She is very impressive!

Jerry P., Evanston