American Academy of Micropigmentation Secretary and East Coast Ethics Chair
Maria “Mimi” DeSantis has been a New Jersey state-licensed cosmetologist since 1984 and a member of the AAM since 2003. Maria’s passion for her profession and desire to expand her education and been demonstrated as she has earned over 23 advance certifications in the newest permanent cosmetics techniques.
Maria has had the opportunity to train with pioneers of the industry mastering the Micro fusion 3D hair strokes, Softap method, micro-blading, scalp-simulated hair tattoo, 3D areola tattooing, scar camouflage and dermal needling.
In 2015, Maria was invited to join the Beau Institute as an instructor educating students in primary and advanced classes along with private apprenticeship training and AAM certification exam proctoring.
Her passion, patience, skills and ability to share this wonderful profession with new students gives her great satisfaction.
Currently, Maria owns a thriving private practice, A Face Forever, in Westfield, NJ, including a satellite office with Dr. Andrea Strauss, MFACS in Bridgewater, NJ.
She is greatly looking forward to serving in her new position as board Secretary and East Coast Ethics Chair to the American Academy of Micropigmentation.
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