Micropigmentation Academy started with humble beginnings in a 10×10 room. Working as a team from that start, Phivi and Anthonye, the two founders, have dedicated everything to creating the successful Academy you know today. From that 10×10 room to a sprawling 10,000 sq ft building at one of the best cosmetic tattoo clinics and academies in the nation. When we tell our students that dreams come true with hard work – we mean it because we’ve lived it!
In addition to successful careers and work as educators, Phivi and Anthonye have also crossed over their love and passion for the industry by creating leading-edge products and services that have become incredibly popular in the industry. From their signature FusionBrows and a patented 2RL SMP needle that replicates hair follicles for a natural and realistic look – they continue to push the limits on beauty and aesthetics.
At Micropigmentation Academy, we also pride ourselves on the quality of service that comes from having knowledgeable staff members who are like family to us. Not only do we have high standards for excellence, but we also continuously seek new ways to refine our skills through regular practice sessions twice or three times per week. Our standards are high, and we keep up with continuing education 2-3 times per week to stay ahead of industry trends and perfect our techniques.
In addition to this constant learning cycle, we also run apprentice programs, which provide us with great insight into the industry while also showing aspiring entrepreneurs how they can build up their businesses by correctly utilizing various techniques, strategies, and tools.
We are proud of our journey so far and look forward to what the future holds. Our commitment to excellence and passion for the industry will continue to drive us forward and help us achieve even greater success.
MEET THE TEAM
Phivi Tran is a world-recognized and celebrated beauty professional and artist. She is a Board-certified, Grand Master Trainer with Micropigmentation Academy & Clinic where she provides best-in-class services and leads training courses for aspiring permanent makeup artists from across the globe.
She is young, fierce and has always pushed to move to the next level of success.
Born in Vietnam, Phivi immigrated to the U.S. in 2010. Her career in beauty started long before she came to the States. As a child, she dreamed of being a fashion designer with models showing off her designs on the biggest runways.
That same desire to be in a high-performance industry that was focused on beauty and aesthetics is where she began her career at a very young age as a nail technician. Phivi made her rounds working at various salons and set a goal to save up her money and eventually open her own salon – which she did! Her vision was to add additional services to her offerings and so she began training in the emerging technique of Microblading.
“I always had a vision – not just to be in the beauty industry – but I wanted to work less and make more. I wanted to have more time for myself and for my family.”
Immediately upon starting her first Microblading training course, she knew things were going to change in her life. Phivi practiced the skills she had learned day and night and was told by so many that she had the talent to excel in this up-and-coming technique.
“I felt proud, accomplished, and overjoyed that I had found that thing I was looking for – but I wanted to do more. I wanted to share my experiences and help others too.”
Phivi has helped many clients feel beautiful and regain their confidence and has mentored thousands of artists – helping to shape their drive and goals to also achieve financial success in the PMU industry.
In addition to work and family, Phivi loves shopping and keeping up with the latest trends. When she’s not practicing and perfecting her skills, you can find her by the pool enjoying all the joys that life brings.
Anthonye Angelillo is the President, chief developer, and International Grand Master Educator here at Micropigmentation Academy. He is also a Board-certified GrandMaster Trainer with Micropigmentation Academy and an official board member. Anthonye is also the acting USA governor for the Association of International PMU Artist Inc. since 2020.
He has instructed students from around the world and has amassed a skillset unsurpassed by most others. Prior to this, Anthonye owned a very successful hair salon, El Salon. In addition to being a licensed tattoo artist, Anthonye is also an aesthetician with 15 years of experience in SMP & PMU and 35 plus years in the studies of Dermatology and Herbal Medicine.
Anthonye also has multiple Patents pending on tools he invented like the world’s only 2rl needles True Follicle® exclusively for Scalp Micropigmentation. His desire was to improve the technique and contribute to the development of diversity, style, and hyper-realistic results for the art of SMP.
Anthonye specializes in “SMP” Scalp & Areola Micropigmentation, Scar camouflage, and plasma skin tightening. As a life-long artist, with extensive experience in all types of mediums including Realism, Surrealism, and Abstract, Anthonye is always bringing his broad spectrum of knowledge to new horizons.
Amy Pham is an extremely talented and dedicated artist known for her PMU work both locally and internationally.
She began her Microblading profession and PMU work studying at Phibrows Academy and also attending national and international courses in Europe and Asia.
Amy’s dedication to her work and artistry can be seen in her ability to work well with clients and potentially cater to all of their questions and needs. Her ultimate goal and a permanent makeup beauty professional is to satisfy all her clients with life-changing results.
Her work speaks volumes of itself and the pride she exudes from the results she brings clients is a contagious kindness that leaves forever relationships and friendships with her clients!
Location: Middletown, NJ
Alondra Melgoza is a Micropigmentation Academy expert PMU artist who joined the team after completing training courses with the Academy and continues to excel in her artistry.
She is also the mother to 3 beautiful girls and works hard to show her girls and other females that with determination and focus, you can do anything!
Focused on the same dedication as her mentor, Phivi Tran, Alondra is inspired to continue learning and perfecting her skillset further. Her greatest enjoyment is the opportunity to help people improve their self-esteem by enhancing their natural beauty and the happiness they express with their new permanent makeup.
Linda Patron, expert
Linda’s passion for beauty has been an integral part of her life since an early age, and it continues to flourish. With her cosmetology license and Lash extension certificate acquired in 2015, Linda embarked on a career in the dynamic world of permanent makeup artistry.
Linda soon emerged as a highly sought-after Lash extension artist and eventually was named Master instructor at Micropigmentation Academy. Drawing from her expertise, Linda now empowers other aspiring lash artists, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to carve their own paths to success.
Guided by the influential mentorship of Phivi Tran, Linda pursued and obtained her Tattoo license, further expanding her repertoire as a licensed expert PMU artist. It is within this diverse realm of permanent makeup that Linda truly shines, harnessing her meticulous attention to detail to bring out the beauty of her clients.
In every facet of her work, Linda’s dedication to her craft and client radiates brightly. Her empathetic nature enables her to genuinely listen to her clients’ desires and aspirations and using her artistic expertise, she creates tailored, personalized looks that enhance their unique features.
Whether she is crafting exquisite looks for her clients or empowering the next generation of artists, Linda’s ultimate objective remains resolute – to provide the highest level of service and assist others in unlocking their full beauty potential.
Maria Nguyen is a dynamic entrepreneur who embarked on her career journey as a lash artist specializing in Classic, Hybrid, and Volume Lash Extensions. Surrounded by a supportive team of empowering business women, Maria found the inspiration to expand her services into the world of specialized cosmetic tattooing.
Believing wholeheartedly in her potential to thrive in this new endeavor, Maria took a bold step forward by enrolling in her first Lip Blush Training course. She firmly holds the belief that education is the cornerstone of her success, and she has consistently pursued opportunities to learn and grow in her field.
Under the expert mentorship of Phivi Tran, Maria has not only accumulated valuable knowledge but has also honed her skills through dedicated practice. Armed with her newfound expertise, Maria employs the latest and most effective techniques to enhance her clients’ natural features.
Never one to rest on her laurels, Maria continues to elevate her craft by investing in further education. She recently completed her Microshading course, adding an innovative dimension to her repertoire and allowing her to offer even more options to her valued clients.
Maria Nguyen, Lash Artist