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MEET OUR FABULOUS TEAM OF PRETTYOLOGISTS

There are a lot of tricks of the trade that go into looking great and our team knows them all. Our devotion to selecting and developing our team ensures clients are thrilled regardless of whom they come to see. We’re confident you’ll agree.


Julie Michaud

Founder & Creative Director

Julie Michaud

With over 30 years in the business, this award-winning beauty guru skyrocketed from doing makeup for the stars in New York, Paris and Boston, to opening her first makeup studio in 1998, and finally founding Prettyology, Boston’s first beauty lab focused on the natural beauty of the face.

Julie's focus at Prettyology is to scout, train and develop the very best talent in the industry. She carefully selects only people with the right mix of talent, professionalism, and personality to work at Prettyology, and has trained and mentored no less than six Best of Boston award winning artists and estheticians. All our clients can be confident of high quality services and an experience to match, no matter which team member they see on any given day.

For more on Julie, read her Welcome Letter to Clients.

Credentials:
  • Fellow of The American Academy for Micropigmentation
  • Member of The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals
  • Massachusetts Licensed Cosmetologist 1
  • Nine-time “Best of Boston” award winner
  • Fluent in French

Rebecca Hertrich

Rebecca’s love for enhancing her client’s natural beauty came full circle when she learned the tricks of the trade, first through aesthetics school, and then later on after having perfected her knowledge with Julie Michaud. Rebecca says that her favorite part of esthetics is that when someone feels beautiful, they are more confident in all areas of their life, from their relationships to their careers. With a natural yet polished style, Rebecca loves to bring out her client’s elegance through both skin care and makeup.

Credentials:
  • Licensed Class 6 Esthetician in the State of Massachusetts
  • Graduate of the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics

Amanda Greco

Amanda Greco

With a vibrant and charming personality, Amanda is one of our most dynamic team members. Lucky for us, she is a makeup artist who fell in love with skincare, which means she is able to help our clients achieve the perfect results, whether they are in need of a skin treatment, brow shaping, makeup lesson or lash service. Amanda has an insatiable appetite for learning and a keen eye for attention to detail.

Credentials:
  • Licensed Class 6 Esthetician in the State of Massachusetts
  • Graduate of the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics

Alexa MacDonnell

Alexa MacDonnell

A self-proclaimed beauty junkie, Alexa has a warm, bubbly and friendly personality and is also one of our most diverse Prettyologists. She has an incredible balance of the art and science of beauty. Alexa is both a skincare expert and makeup artist. She says that working so closely with Julie has taught her to look at beauty differently – that feminine and natural is the key to creating perfect harmony.

Credentials:
  • Graduate of the Spa Tech Institute of Aesthetics in Westborough, MA
  • Licensed Class 6 Esthetician in the State of Massachusetts
  • Associates Degree in Business Administration

Elicia Soltesz

Elicia Soltesz

At first a client of Prettyology, Elicia quickly fell in love with our vision and knew she wanted to be a part of it - so she enrolled in aesthetics school with the single goal of joining our team. After completing aesthetics school, she apprenticed under Julie Michaud and is now one of our most sought-after makeup and micropigmentation artists. With a unique background of musical theatre and makeup artistry, Elicia is passionate about making women feel confident. She believes that even the smallest changes can give us the courage to change our lives.

Credentials:
  • Bachelor Degree from the Boston Conservatory of Music
  • Graduate of Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics
  • Licensed Class 6 Esthetician in the State of Massachusetts
  • Licensed Body Art Practitioner (Micropigmentation) by the Boston Public Health Commission
  • Certified Lash Extension Specialist

Jackie Dalton

Jackie Dalton

Trained in micropigmentation by Julie Michaud in 2004 during Julie’s previous run on Newbury Street, Jackie has been with Prettyology since the day we opened and has quickly become an in-demand senior micropigmentation artist. Her passions are art and beauty and her goal is to make everyone and everything as pretty as can be.   In June 2015, Jackie left her life-long career as a nuclear cardiology technologist to practice micropigmentation full-time with Prettyology.

Credentials:
  • Licensed Body Art Practitioner (Micropigmentation) by the Boston Public Health Commission
  • Certified by the American Academy for Micropigmentation
  • Certified in Micro Needling

Shalyn Gamba

Shalyn Gamba

Shalyn is a Senior Makeup, Brow, Lash and Micropigmentation Artist who has an absolute knack for enhancing her clients’ beauty and teaching them how to look their best every day. Her ability to see solutions that other people can’t continually amazes our clients. She believes that there is beauty in everything if you take the time to see it.

Credentials:
  • Graduate of the Je Boutique College of Beauty
  • Massachusetts Licensed Esthetician Class 6
  • Certified lash extension specialist
  • Trained in TV, film, bridal and photography makeup