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Creating a Beautiful You

Inspired cosmetic artistry in Coeur d'Alene

By Jillian Chandler

“We want to inspire our clients to become the best version of themselves; to remind them of the unique and beautiful work of art they are and all they have to offer this world.”

Hayley Gabriel’s life is one inspired by art. The daughter of artist Stephen Shortridge, Hayley grew up surrounded by fine art at their downtown Coeur d’Alene gallery—The Painter’s Chair Gallery. Here, she sold her paintings, as well as in galleries from California to Florida.

Her passion for art, and her artistic focus, would soon be redirected. In 2001, one of Hayley’s best friends, at the young age of 19, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She would later pass from the disease. This experience would inspire Hayley, turning her focus to a career in helping others through her artistic abilities.

In 2012, Hayley, along with the encouragement and support of husband Aaron, would unveil True Life Canvas. From day one, the goal has been to help their clients live their best life by offering services that have proven to give them more confidence, freedom, health, strength and time back in their lives.

What started as “a one-man show,” with Hayley specializing in permanent cosmetics and paramedical tattooing (3D Areola tattooing and scar camouflaging), the business has expanded and now has two permanent makeup artists offering natural-looking eyebrows, eyeliner, lip blushing, 3D areola tattooing, scar camouflaging, tattoo removal and training. In addition, they have two highly experienced injection specialists offering Botox, Juvederm fillers and Kybella.

“Our heart is to make you feel cared for and encouraged to be the best version of you because, as far as we know ,we only get one life—so we try to inspire our clients to live their lives to the fullest, and we will strive to always provide the best we can for them to accomplish that,” shares Hayley.

With a background immersed in the arts, it was a natural progression for Hayley to treat each client like a unique piece of art—seeing the beauty of every individual who walks through her door. “We are careful to preserve what makes us all unique in our beauty and don’t try to change you,” she affirms. “Our goal is to make your life better, give you more confidence, as well as more time to truly get the most out of your life.”

True Life Canvas recently launched their Emsculpt Neo, a body-shaping procedure that destroys fat while building muscle, which has already shown to be a huge success to their clients! “Not only are clients reporting lost inches and fat reduction, but even more exciting for us is to hear noticeable increased muscle strength and reduced pain in their body—especially in their back and hips,” smiles Hayley.

The Emsculpt Neo—which treats areas to include the abdomen, buttocks, biceps, triceps, inner and outer thighs, quads, hamstrings and calves—is non-invasive and has no down time. Each 30-minute session is the equivalent of 20,000 muscle contractions. As Hayley can attest, many clients are loving their results so much they are purchasing additional packages for other body parts and signing up for True Life Canvas’ medical gym membership, excited to make this a building block in the foundation of a healthier and more active lifestyle.

In addition to the Emsculpt Neo, True Life Canvas is coupling it with the amazing technology of a fit3D body scanner able to precisely take body measurements and body posture throughout your journey so you can accurately track your progress!

Hayley finds the work she does rewarding each and every day, as she works to help others gain more confidence. “We often hear clients tell us, ‘I know this sounds weird, but you have changed my life.’ We don’t take that lightly. We are incredibly humbled to have that kind of opportunity in our clients’ lives.”

She is also proud of the incredible team they have created at True Life Canvas. They work together to find ways to offer a better experience and outcome for their clients. “They know we care and that we strive to make sure we are always offering the absolute best product or service we can to make their lives better. They can tell we are different from our competitors from the moment they walk through the door.”

There’s no time like the present to create the life you’ve always wanted. Call True Life Canvas today to get started.

True Life Canvas

1859 North Lakewood Drive, Suite 301

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814


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