More Information About Jamilla
Jamilla has been practicing the art of micropigmentation, also known as permanent cosmetics, since 1994. She is a board-certified Fellow of the American Academy of Micropigmentation. With over 21 years and thousands of hours of procedures to her credit, her work is held in high regard by both the medical establishment as well as the beauty industry. She is New England’s most sought after Permanent Cosmetics Specialist.
She has a background in art and brings her training and “artful eye” to her work. Her artistic sensibility is what sets her work apart from her competitors.
“My art background has given me extensive training in color theory and aesthetics, and this gives me an understanding of what is necessary to assess a client’s face to achieve harmony of facial features,” says Jamilla. “This background has also led me to a deep understanding of how to mix pigments for the perfect color to compliment skin tone. At least 30% of my work consists of correcting unsatisfactory work done elsewhere, and it is usually because of a color problem,” says Jamilla.
Jamilla received a high level of training in Micropigmentation at the Rochester General Hospital, Plastic Surgery Division, in New York. She also receives advanced training in addition to attending multiple conferences in her field each year. Jamilla holds an Advanced Aesthetic Diploma from the Catherine Hinds Institute and a diploma from the Electrology Institute of New England. She entered the beauty industry over 22 years ago as an aesthetician, but as soon as she performed her first brow procedure she knew that Permanent Cosmetics would be her life’s work.
She specializes in both cosmetic and paramedical procedures, such as the enhancement or correction of eyebrows, eyeliner, as well as scar camouflage and restoration of the areola complex. Jamilla developed a “trompe l’oeil” technique for creating realistic-looking brows with delicate strokes which mimic hair. Her natural-looking brow work has earned her a national reputation, as her clientele travel to New England from all over the country to avail themselves of her unique expertise.
When she is not in her office, she can be found in her art studio. Jamilla enjoys painting–especially portraits–as she loves faces and the stories that they reveal. Jamilla also makes art to wear as a silversmith. She finds much in common between practicing permanent cosmetics and creating jewelry, as both require artistic vision, steady hands and a great deal of fine precision. Jamilla feels that both permanent cosmetics and jewelry can enhance a woman’s beauty and bring her joy.
As a child, Jamilla suffered from alopecia areota, so she is very sensitive to the needs of those suffering from hair loss, and she has dedicated her work to improving and enhancing a person’s appearance, which can result in an improvement of one’s self-esteem.
“I enjoy painting and creating in my studio, but nothing is as gratifying as knowing that my Permanent Cosmetics work has made a positive difference in someone’s life,” says Jamilla.