Janette, SMP Artist and Permanent Makeup Artist

Training and Expertise

Janette studied at Elegance International Academy of Professional Makeup in west Los Angeles, receiving her certification in makeup artistry for television and photographic makeup in 1978.

In 1979 she received her certification in esthetics from Richard’s Beauty College in Huntington Beach and worked as a freelance print and video makeup artist to numerous top photographers, modeling agencies and video production companies providing location makeup and styling for their exclusive celebrity clientele.

After receiving her Adult Education Teaching Credentials from California State University at Long Beach in 1983, she taught makeup artistry at Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach adult school education districts in southern California for the next 7 years while continuing to work simultaneously as a freelance photographic makeup artist to the industry in west Los Angeles.

 In 1989 Janette opened Ambiance Esthetics in Carmel and specialized in skincare and facials, receiving certification in micropigmentation (permanent cosmetics) first from the Lam School of Cosmetic Creation in southern California that same year.

Featured work credits include:

  • Playboy Video
  • Penthouse Magazine
  • Playboy Channel
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
  • Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions
  • CNN
  • NBC Today Show
  • Dallas (T.V. series)
  • Celebrity clientele includes: Betty White, Julia Childs, Rip Torn, Beverly Foster, Tonya Poole, Kimberly Foster, supermodel Gia, and many more, as well as modeling agencies including Nina Blanchard, Wilhelmina, John Casablancas’ Elite among many others. She has also worked on location for photographers Kim Mizuno, Peter Kredenser, Dick Braun, and Teke.



Additionally, she holds certifications from SofTap Permanent Cosmetic Academy in Livermore, California for the SofTap manual method of microblading and permanent cosmetics as well as nipple areola paramedical tattoo, a service which she provided to various plastic surgeons’ clients for post mastectomy nipple areola reconstruction (1997 and 2021)

She is certified by the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics in Texas (2004) for advanced permanent makeup techniques in the creation of  lipliner and color, eyeliner tattoo, permanent eyebrows, and advanced machine knowledge and technique.

She is certified by Evon Academy in Huntington Beach for microblading, ombre and nano brows (2020) and specializes in hyperrealistic hair stroke technique.

In 2021 she was certified by master trainer Shane Herrera at Scalp MicroNation in Huntington Beach for SMP (scalp micropigmentation procedure) a paramedical cosmetic hairline tattoo procedure for men and women.

In July, 2022 she was certified again in SMP and trained by master trainer John Chandler at ScalpCo Academy for SMP. She continues her advanced training and ongoing education yearly.

Janette has founded permanent cosmetic makeup studios in Capitola, Los Gatos, Rio del Mar, Carmel and Beverly Hills.
Micropigmentation is her passion and her mission is to create a look for you that you will love and improve your self confidence!