I have loved getting to know Merry and her passion for helping other ladies with their brows! Just got my brows micro bladed and I am so excited to not have to fill them in and have brows while at the pool!! She is very patient, professional and kind!

Kirsty Wingfield

I got my eyebrows microbladed and they are fabulous! #flawless – thank you merry for making me feel so beautiful!

Kimberly Seay

Thank you for the AMAZING job that you did. I am being absolutely, completely honest when I say that my makeup was flawless, and I was so happy with the results. Moreover, I really appreciate you listening and following through with my makeup requests after my trial. You did an amazing job on both applications, but the subtle changes that you made on the wedding day to meet my picky preferences could not have been more perfect. I don’t know how, but you managed to give me the “sunkissed yet natural and glowing yet formal and sophisticated” look that I so desired, and I really appreciate the extra steps that you took to make me confident and beautiful on one of the most important days of my life. Honestly, I am so appreciative of your dedication to your client’s requests and your amazing attitude while doing so. I will make sure I recommend you to all the brides I know!

Brandy Mills

Merry did airbrush makeup for myself, my 3 bridesmaids & the 2 moms for my July 30th wedding. I didn’t initially think I wanted my makeup done professionally because I was worried about looking overdone or not age-appropriate, but thought twice about how well my own makeup was going to hold up in the heat & humidity of July & decided ultimately to leave it in the hands of a pro. I went down for a consultation at Merry’s home a couple of weeks before the wedding so that we could work through what I wanted on the wedding day & am really glad that I did so – she had all of my colors written down from that day & was ready to go on my wedding day. Some of my bridesmaids were also hesitant about having their makeup done – I think everyone has had a bad experience at some point & decided to wash their face & start over from scratch themselves. We all were extremely happy with our makeup & had a lot of compliments throughout the night. The biggest critic of having her makeup done (she was sure she would hate it) said she didn’t want to wash her face at the end of the night because she knew she could never look like that again on her own! One of my other bridesmaids hardly ever wears makeup & she was also comfortable with the amount that Merry used & happy with the way that she looked. I was worried that heavy professional makeup would conceal my freckles & look unnatural, but it was perfect. I am also a little heavy-lidded, so I was really pleased that my eye shadow didn’t crease at all in the heat & humidity! I’ve already recommended Merry to a friend!

Sherri Gibson

I visited Beauty Ink interested in micro blading. I had done research into the procedure for months. A friend of mine recommended Merry to me. Naturally, my brows are thin and blonde so I had to fill them in daily. Even when I didn’t do a full face of makeup, I felt the need to fill in my brows. I just had my perfecting (second) visit and am loving my brows so much! I no longer feel the need to fill them in which has saved me a lot of time in the mornings. I highly recommend Merry at Beauty Ink. She is professional and her studio is very clean and comfortable. She was easy to and was easy to schedule with. Thank you, Merry!!

Jenna Russell

Merry is SUCH a delight to work with! Not only is she easy to chat with and so sweet, but absolutely fabulous at her craft! I have recently had my brows microbladed and again for my follow-up “perfection” appointment and Merry was wonderful each time.  She really takes time to measure your brows perfectly, listens intently to your feedback and personal preference! I also loved how diligent she was with the sterilization of her products, as well as her professionalism. If you’re looking for an AMAZING permanent makeup artist, Merry should definitely be your go-to! XO

Cameron Carson

After having my eyebrows micro-bladed by MERRY I would recommend her to anyone. She is super professional and very nice. She knows what’s she’s doing!! There was no pain at all and my brows look amazing and very natural!!! Definitely go see her!

Amanda Lane-DePersio

Merry at Beauty Ink is wonderful I love my eyebrows she is totally professional and really knows her craft I would recommend her services to everyone.

Cynthia Beightol

I used Beauty Ink for a special occasion and I LOVED it! Merry did an amazing job with my make up! Merry was professional, personable, and very talented. I will definitely be using The Raised Brow again and recommending it to everyone! Thanks Merry!

Karen H.

First of all, I would just like to say that Merry is such a fun person to be around, and exactly what I was looking for in someone when selecting a makeup artist for my wedding. I am from CT, and traveled down to VA for the trial and for the wedding. Merry was very accommodating as we were very busy when we went down to visit and do last minute wedding things. Knowing my stress and time pressure, Merry came all the way to my Hotel in Williamsburg, VA to do the trial for the wedding. She did a fantastic job, and was able to get the exact look I wanted the first time! So, I was very excited for her to be my makeup artist on the day of the wedding. I had a VERY large wedding party and also had Merry do makeup for my mother, my mother in law, the flower girl and all the grandmas. So needless to say, she had her work cut out for her. She brought a wonderful assistant and had everyone done beautifully in a timely manner. Merry did a fantastic job and I would highly recommend her to anyone in the Virginia area who wants a professional and talented makeup artist!!


Merry is amazing!!! She really pays attention to details and is always available if you have questions. She makes sure you aren’t nervous or uncomfortable. I also love that I can go into an appointment and feel at home. We chit chat throughout the whole appointment and she really makes me feel comfortable. I recommend Merry to anyone who is looking for a great experience with microblading. I am so happy with the service I received!!

Diane Shoaf

Merry cares so much about her work and is dedicated to her clients. She is professional with such a sweet friendly personality. I would certainly recommend her.

Tracy J.

After recently having my eyebrows microblade, I would love to promote Merry as your eyebrow specialist. She made me feel very comfortable in her super-cute studio, and was so easy to chat to. Merry pays attention to detail and takes her time in preparing and measuring your brows. You can tell that she is a perfectionist, taking great pride in her work. I would highly recommend Merry as your professional microblade artist. You will not be disappointed!

Margy Smit

Merry is so kind and will take good care of you. She is so thorough with her work. I am very pleased with my microbladed eyebrows. You will leave feeling feeling confident and beautiful!

Taylor Loving

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The Raised Brow - Permanent Makeup Services in Richmond, VA. Serving Mechanicsville, VA and Surrounding Counties. Services include Signature Shade & Strokes Brows, Microblading, Feather Hair Strokes, Shading, Powder Brows, Permanent Eyeliner, Lash Enhancement, Lip Blush, Lash Tinting, Lash Lifts, Lacquer Brow Lamination, Facials & Tattoo Removal (Li-FT and PhiRemoval).


Contact Information

By Appointment Only.
Deposit Required.

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Phone: 804.514.6409
Email: merry@theraisedbrowva.com

9464 Chamberlayne Rd, Suite 101,
Mechanicsville VA 23116