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About Gwendoline

Master-Certified permanent makeup practitioner and trainer, Gwendoline Johnston, has been helping men and women look their best since January 2000.

My career in the beauty industry began in 1987 followed by intense studies in the cosmetics and skincare industry. As I progressed, my reputation as a sought after special occasion makeup artist at boutique salons in and around Johannesburg soon delivered a full calendar. In January 2000 I qualified and began practicing as a Permanent Make-up Aesthetician at a busy salon in Eastgate. I attained the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics Masters Certification in October 2013. I thrive on staying on top of the cutting edge of my field – performing all the latest techniques by attending numerous local and international Advanced Permanent Makeup seminars, Master Classes. conferences and workshops.

A wealth of knowledge has been accumulated over this period of practical experience combined with on-going study within this vibrant industry. Vast experience, together with a thorough understanding of skin and colour, has placed me in a confident position to advise and perform in all areas of advanced permanent make-up, including para-medical applications.

In our society there is good reason for associating beauty with self-assuredness, confidence and success. If you feel beautiful, then you will be more self-assured and supremely at ease.

Professionalism is the cornerstone of this business. I personally select and use only the finest tools, equipment, sterilisers, anaesthetics and pigments. The colour of the pigments used remain predictable, making them the safest pigment on the world market. Sterile yet relaxed conditions are maintained at all times.

Permanent Makeup by Gwendoline is affiliated with local and international Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Specialists and Medical Spa’s. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest standard of sterility and genuine care for every client. Throughout, I have remained true to my spirit of excellence, a driving passion for my craft and my artistic interpretation has been witnessed by thousands of delighted clients who have passed through our doors since March 2000.

A confidential, personalised and in-depth consultation precedes every procedure performed – to ensure clients peace of mind and requirements are fully achieved.
Don’t hesitate to contact me personally to arrange a confidential consultation, complete with colour suggestions to suit your individual needs. I look forward to introducing you to the exciting range of benefits permanent makeup has to offer!

June 2018 – Masterclass Aquarelle Lips and Magic Liner (Master Sviatoslav Otchenash)

November 2017 – Conquest – Expert in Aesthetic Dermatology

October 2017 – OSHA Compliant BloodBorne Pathogens International Certification (annually renewed)

July 2017 – Genop – Master Class – Skinnovations – Dr Andrew Christie

June 2018 – Mastercalss – Aquarelle Lips and Magic Liner (Master Sviatoslav Otchenash)

May 2017 – Medical Piercing

May 2017 – Advanced Specialist – 123-Tattoo-Free (Tattoo Removal)

August 2016 – AIIC Masters Conference

August 2016 – Master Microblading

June 2016 – Advanced ParaMedical Procedures

May 2016  – Advanced Paramedical Workshop

April 2016 – Advanced Harmony of the Lips – Diana Gulan (Romania)

December 2015 – NPM HFS (Hair Follicle Simulation) Training

June 2015 – Commenced training – 3D Microblade Eyebrow Training – Nationally

May 2015 – Developed the 3D Microblade Eyebrow Course material & Student Manual

September 2014 – Advanced Micro-Needling course with Doc Lance Setterfield

November 2014 – International World Permanent Makeup Conference (Amsterdam)

March 2014 – AIIC Advanced CIT Dry Needling

February 2014 – Advanced Chemical Tattoo Removal

October 2013 – Awarded American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics Master Certification – Permanent Makeup & Paramedical Specialist Practitioner

October 2013 – Advanced Dry Needling / Microneedling

Sept 2013 – AIIC Advanced Course in Intradermal Cosmetics.

Sept 2013 – AIIC ParaMedical Certification

August 2013 – Advanced Rejuvi Tattoo Removal

October 2011 – AIIC Advanced Workshop in Intradermal Cosmetics

April 2007 – Certificate of Attendance in the US-based, AIIC Certified Advanced Intradermal Cosmetics

January 2000 – Certificate of Excellence in Advanced Course – Intradermal Cosmetics at the Premier Permanent Academy