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 LeeJacqueline, two highly successful assistant instructors whom have been trained by Julie. Each has several years of micropigmentation experience and thousands of procedures performed. 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 Dalton has over 15 years of experience as permanent makeup artist and has been with Prettyology since the day we opened. Jackie is a master of eyeliner 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

LeeJacqueline Dacosta

Jackie DaCosta begin her career in aesthetics over 22 years ago after graduating from Florida College of Natural Health. She subsequently began practicing both electrology and permanent makeup. Jackie holds permanent makeup trainer certifications from Nouveau Contour, Scalpa, and KEC Academy. Her 20+ technique certifications include Ombre Brows, Scar Camouflage, Advanced Eyeliner, and many others.