SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A North Park business has found a way to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New PMU Academy opened in March, as the pandemic was slowly shutting things down. The academy offers a course that teaches students how to apply permanent makeup, also teaching them how to run their own business.
The course can be completed in six days.
Owners Maru Oderzhakhivska and Anna Kara admit 2020 hasn't been easy for them as business owners. They dealt with all of the state shutdowns and have only been able to operate for four months of the year.
Permanent makeup isn't actually permanent, like a tattoo, instead it's semi-permanent and will slowly fade years after the procedure. These procedures can also help people with alopecia, vitiligo, or skin pigmentation.
The owners say they've had students sign up after losing their jobs during the pandemic, many taking the opportunity to start anew career.
Maru and Anna hope to continue their academy with January's course starting on January 19th. The courses will have less students and New PMU will pay for everyone's COVID-19 tests to make sure everyone is safe.
The owners are also offering a discount on the course if people use the code word HOPE to sign up before January 2nd. For more information on how to sign up click here.