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“Throughout my career, I have remained committed to delivering excellence. I have a deep passion for my craft and genuine care for my clients, which when teamed with the highest level of professionalism, my aim is to deliver unparalleled performance within the vibrant and ever-evolving world of permanent makeup.”

About Gwendoline Johnston

US Master Certified Permanent Makeup Practitioner


Gwendoline Johnston requires little introduction given her career in the beauty industry which began in 1987 with intense studies in the cosmetics and skincare industry. In January 2000 she qualified and began practicing as a Permanent Make-up Aesthetician at a busy salon in Eastgate. During October 2013, she attained the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics (AIIC) Masters Certification. Gwendoline has kept fully up to date with the latest techniques and trends by attending numerous local and international Advanced Permanent Makeup seminars, conferences and workshops. Gwendoline’s reputation as a sought after permanent makeup artist at her studios in Johannesburg, speaks for itself. A wealth of knowledge has been accumulated over a long period of practical experience combined with on-going studies. This vast experience, together with a thorough understanding of skin and colour, has placed her in a confident position to advise and perform in all areas of advanced permanent make-up, including para-medical applications. Ongoing education is really important to us and we attend as many Advanced Permanent Makeup training seminars, master classes, conferences and workshops as possible. Gwendoline has obtained over eighteen certificates and diplomas both locally in South Africa and internationally. Gwendoline’s vast experience attained over the past eighteen years, together with a thorough understanding of skin and colour, has placed her in the confident position to teach, advise and perform in all areas of advanced permanent make-up, including para-medical applications. Permanent Makeup by Gwendoline is affiliated with local and international Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Specialists and Medical Spa’s.
“I am passionate about empowering fellow Technicians and sharing my knowledge to improve and perfect your procedures. I offer affordable hands-on advanced training either 1-on-1 or in a small groups of qualified Technicians in order to give each person maximum individual attention.”

Accreditations obtained to date, includes the following:

  • Master Conference (August 2016)100%
  • BBP Certification (August 2016)100%
  • Advanced Paramedical Workshop - (May 2016)100%
  • April 2016 - Advanced Harmony of the Lips – Diana Gulan100%
  • December 2015 - NPM HFS (Hair Follicle Simulation) Training100%
  • July 2015 - OSHA Compliant BloodBorne Pathogens International Certification (annually renewed)100%
  • June 2015 - Commenced training – 3D Microblade Eyebrow Training - National 100%
  • May 2015 - Developed the 3D Microblade Eyebrow Course material & Student Manual100%
  • September 2014 - Advanced Micro-Needling course with Doc Lance Setterfield 100%
  • November 2014 - International World Permanent Makeup Conference held in Amsterdam 100%
  • July 2014 - OSHA Compliant BloodBorne Pathogens International Certification (annually renewed) 100%
  • March 2014 - AIIC Advanced CIT Dry Needling 100%
  • February 2014 - Advanced Chemical Tattoo Removal 100%
  • October 2013 - Awarded American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics Master Certification - Permanent Makeup & Paramedical Specialist Practitioner - Advanced Dry Needling 100%
  • Sept 2013 - AIIC Advanced Course in Intradermal Cosmetics & AIIC Para-Medical Certification 100%
  • August 2013 - Advanced Rejuvi Tattoo Removal 100%
  • July 2013 - OSHA International Certificate Compliant BloodBorne Pathogens (annually renewed). 100%
  • October 2011 - AIIC Advanced Workshop in Intradermal Cosmetics 100%
  • April 2007 - Certificate of Attendance in the US-based, AIIC Certified Advanced Intradermal Cosmetics 100%