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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 an amazing seven 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

Gina Antonelli

Certified Prettyology Micropigmentation Specialist

Gina Antonelli

Gina is a talented and experienced makeup artist, brow stylist, and lash enhancer who has worked tirelessly to become an amazing micropigmentation specialist. She is truly a natural. Gina is passionate about empowering women and makes each client walk out the door feeling confident, with a genuine smile on her or his face.

Credentials:
  • Licensed Body Art Practitioner (Micropigmentation) by the Boston Public Health Commission
  • Massachusetts Licensed Cosmetologist Type 2
  • Graduate of the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics
  • Certified Lash Specialist

Toshia Galligan

Makeup & Brow Artist

Toshia Galligan

Toshia is a makeup and brow artist with a unique esthetics background and a genuine love of makeup. She connects with clients with her infectious laugh and warm personality. Clients always leave feeling refreshed from the inside out after their appointments with Toshia.

Credentials:
  • Massachusetts Licensed Esthetician Type 7
  • Graduate of the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics
  • Certified Lash Specialist

Brittany Tambeau

Makeup & Brow Artist

Brittany Tambeau

Brittany is a talented makeup and brow artist with a penchant for makeup and a true love of beauty. With a degree in prosthetic and special effects makeup, she loves working in an environment where innovation is top priority. Brittany enjoys enhancing her client’s natural features, and makes them feel confident with or without makeup.

Credentials:
  • Massachusetts Licensed Esthetician Type 6
  • Graduate of the Spa Tech Institute
  • Graduate of Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects Program
  • Associate’s Degree in Specialized Business

Rebecca Hertrich

Makeup & Brow Artist

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.

Credentials:
  • Massachusetts Licensed Esthetician Type 6
  • Graduate of the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics

Alexa MacDonnell

Certified Prettyology Micropigmentation Specialist

Alexa MacDonnell

Alexa is a makeup artist who now specializes in micropigmentation. A self-proclaimed beauty junkie, she has a warm, bubbly and friendly personality and is also one of our most diverse Prettyologists. She has an incredible balance between the art and science of beauty. Alexa 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:
  • Licensed Body Art Practitioner (Micropigmentation) by the Boston Public Health Commission
  • Graduate of the Spa Tech Institute of Aesthetics in Westborough, MA
  • Massachusetts Licensed Esthetician Type 7
  • Associates Degree in Business Administration

Elicia Soltesz

Certified Prettyology Micropigmentation Specialist

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 quickly became a makeup artist and then a Certified Prettyology Micropigmentation Specialist. 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:
  • Licensed Body Art Practitioner (Micropigmentation) by the Boston Public Health Commission
  • Bachelor Degree from the Boston Conservatory of Music
  • Graduate of Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics
  • Massachusetts Licensed Esthetician Type 7
  • Certified Lash Specialist

Jackie Dalton

Certified Prettyology Micropigmentation Specialist

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 micropigmentation specialist. 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

Certified Prettyology Micropigmentation Specialist

Shalyn Gamba

Shalyn is a highly experienced micropigmentation specialist and Senior Brow, Makeup and Microblading Trainer who has an absolute knack for enhancing her clients’ beauty and teaching them how to look their best every day. Winner of Boston Magazine's 2017 Best Eyebrow Shaping award, Shalyn is focused primarily on training her fellow artists and performing microblading and micropigmentation.

Credentials:
  • Licensed Body Art Practitioner (Micropigmentation) by the Boston Public Health Commission
  • Graduate of the Je Boutique College of Beauty
  • Massachusetts Licensed Esthetician Type 6
  • Certified lash specialist
  • Trained in TV, film, bridal and photography makeup