3D Areola Paramedical Tattooing Training2019-10-28T23:10:10+00:00

About our 3D Areola Training

Owner and Lead trainer, Hayley Shortridge-Gabriel, has worked full time in permanent cosmetics since 2012 and has a background in professional art. Hayley has fallen in love with restoring what once was lost! You can feel her passion for what she does and the desire to teach others to have the same impact on their client’s lives.

In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. With Hayley’s 3D Areola technique you can use your skills to help survivors restore what once was lost and change lives.



“Hayley Shortridge-Gabriel is truly one of the best Areola Trainers in the world! Her passion and professionalism drives her to get the most out of her Students.”

– Monica Ivani, MyBrows

“I’ve known Hayley for a long time and it’s been so cool watching her evolve into a super skilled areola artist. I think she’s one of the best. She’s also one of the best human beings I know.”

– Teryn Darling, Girlz Ink

“When I met Hayley, I noticed right away her amazing artistic abilities. Her areola work speaks out louder than words. We can see passion through every detail.”

– Angie Kwiatkowski, Center for Applied Aesthetics

We can help breast cancer survivors


IN THE VIDEO: This breast cancer survivor knew something was wrong and opted to have her nipple removed even though 3 doctor’s insisted she was fine. Unfortunately, after the biopsy it was determined she was right all along and had aggressive breast cancer that wasn’t showing up on any tests!! It was incredibly emotional for her to see the results and left the 10 of us in the room deeply moved and emotional as well to be able to share this part of her journey with her.


Our Advanced 3D Areola Paramedical Tattooing class includes live demonstration, practicing on fake skin, 3D drawing and design, tattoo placement, and a goodie bag! (Chicago class includes live model practice.) Space is limited!

3D Areola Paramedical Tattooing Class
October 18th, 2019: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho


3D Areola Paramedical Tattooing Class
October 26th – 27th, 2019: Chicago, IL (Hosted by Angie Kwiatkowski)



Are financing options available?2019-06-20T19:14:54+00:00

Yes, in an effort to make tuition more accessible to our students, regardless of their financial situation, we’ve partnered with the companies below:

Advance Care Card
Interest free periods of 12 to 6 months are available making financing more affordable than you might think. Flexible terms, low interest rates and great customer service.

Finds student-friendly payment plans that fit their needs. Unlike
credits cards, Parasail has fixed interest rates based on your financial information, no fees and affordable payments that can be spread out monthly to fit your budget to ensure that you get the financial assistance you’re looking for. With a single application, Parasail will search loan offers from all of the top online lenders without affecting your credit score – and you can select the right fixed-term loan option for you.

Surv Credit
Their process is safe, simple, and secure.
• 100% Financing Available
• Get Pre-Approved (No Impact to Score)
• Easy Online Application
• Rates as Low as 5.99%
• Funding Up to $35,000
• Fixed Payments
• No Prepayment Penalty
• Up to 60 Months to Pay Back
• 11 Banks with 14 Billion to Loan

For more information please contact us.

What is the difference between microblading and digital microblading?2019-06-14T20:16:22+00:00

Permanent cosmetic techniques for eyebrows are now known by several names including but not limited to; microstroking, microblading, eyebrow embroidery, eyebrow feathering, and 3D eyebrows. Although the names differ, the results are the same; beautiful and natural looking tattooed hairstrokes. Both techniques can accommodate different needle configurations needed to implement custom tailored permanent cosmetics. Both techniques are ideal for filling in sparse areas of the natural eyebrow, either by powdering or hairstroke, where hair isn’t present as well as adding to already full brows. These procedures also help to define and enhance the brow shape. The best possible healed results from any procedure requires strict adherence to aftercare instructions.

Where are you located?2019-06-14T20:15:33+00:00

Our studio and academy is located downtown Coeur d’Alene Idaho. If you are from out of the area, ask about our travel discount.

Do you have to be an esthetician or cosmetologist to be certified in permanent cosmetics?2019-06-14T20:12:55+00:00


What are the prerequisites to take this class?2019-06-14T20:12:13+00:00

Permanent Cosmetics falls under a unique categorization of body tattooing and therefore no further education is required as a prerequisite to be certified.

It is recommended you look into your state laws and regulations for business operation (i.e. required to work on a non-porous surface, quick access to running water, etc). We can discuss in class as well.

Obviously this profession is not suited for everyone.  Take into consideration if you have good hand/eye coordination or not. If there are physical limitations you are concerned about please feel free to talk to Hayley about those concerns.

Why do so many choose our Academy? 


Are you ready to learn the art of