Our mission is to train career-minded professionals with a discerning eye for beauty and who seek a future in permanent cosmetics.



Our Path to Permanent
Makeup Training


Julie Michaud, Prettyology’s Founder and Lead Instructor, is all about teaching women how to accentuate their true natural beauty. She founded her first makeup studio in 1997 after encountering women with drawers full of makeup and tools that they didn’t know how to use and others who weren’t quite sure how to work around medical issues like cancer, alopecia, trichotillomania or Bell’s palsy. She trained in and started performing micropigmentation (permanent makeup) in 2002 and has been a leader in the field ever since. After 25 years in the industry she opened Prettyology as Boston’s first “beauty lab,” now one of the largest micropigmentation centers in the country.

Julie opened the Prettyology Micropigmentation Academy after recognizing that many practitioners weren’t getting the foundational or hands-on experience that they needed to perform these services competently, confidently and successfully. She felt compelled to not only practice micropigmentation, but to also teach to ensure that proper knowledge and techniques are flourishing.

 Lead Instructor: Julie Michaud of Prettyology Micropigmentation Academy

Lead Instructor:
Julie Michaud

Julie's focus at Prettyology has been to scout, train and develop the very best talent in the industry. She has trained and mentored no less than seven Best of Boston award winning artists and estheticians and is herself a nine-time winner of the prestigious award. She is a Certified Micropigmentation Instructor and Fellow of The American Academy of Micropigmentation, a Member of The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and a Massachusetts Licensed Cosmetologist 1. Julie is also a national training partner for Nouveau Contour USA, Tina Davies Harmony Microblades and EliminInk Tattoo Removal System.

These combined efforts solidify Julie’s true calling at the intersection of technique, innovation and teaching. Her passion for the industry and innate ability to cultivate talent positions her as your lead trainer, teacher, mentor and cheerleader.


Supporting Instructors

We'd like to also introduce you to Jackie and Shalyn, two highly successful assistant instructors whom have been trained by Julie from the beginning. Each has several years of micropigmentation experience and thousands of procedures performed at Prettyology. Alongside Julie, this specialized team is excited to work with you to perfect your craft and help you build a loyal client base.

 Supporting Instructor Jackie Dalton

jackie Dalton

Jackie has over 14 years of experience as permanent makeup artist and has been with Prettyology since the day we opened. She quickly became an in-demand Senior Micropigmentation Artist. In June 2015, Jackie decided to transfer her medical talent and left her lifelong career as a nuclear cardiology technologist to practice micropigmentation full-time with Prettyology. Jackie specializes with clients that like a more defined, stylized look. She is a master of eyeliner and lips and is our in-house lip micropigmentation trainer. She also has an abundance of experience in scar correction, scar camouflage, areola restoration and works closely with our advanced training students.

 Supporting Instructor Shalyn Gamba

shalyn gamba

Shalyn is a Senior Micropigmentation Artist and the recipient of 2017 Best of Boston, Best Eyebrows - awarded by Boston Magazine. She joined Prettyology upon opening in 2013 and quickly became Prettyology’s in-house microblading instructor. She has devoted the last few years to perfecting the art of microblading as well as gracefully cultivating that same talent in our other staff members. Shalyn is a naturally talented artist who has a fine eye for detail and balanced beauty. She has made it her priority to simplify teaching so the newer artists “get it” confidently and quickly. Having trained with several leaders in the microblading world, it was a natural shift for Shalyn to transition into micropigmentation training.