Creating Pathways through Hands-On Training and Online Courses to Build a Sustainable Career in PMU

Owner & Instructor

Mary Hall Scott

My background is extensive in both the corporate and medical professions. At the age of 30, I enrolled in school after many successful years in business. Entering the medical field as a Radiologic Technologist and a Radiation Therapist, I worked for over 15 years in emergency rooms, level one trauma settings and cancer centers. I also pursued my passion in the fitness industry, I embarked in health club ownership that lasted for more than 13 years. Although there have been many chapters in my life I have landed in a place that I adore. Currently I am a Cosmetic Permanent Make-up Artist and a Paramedical Tattoo Artist.

My mission is to provide clients with alternatives to look their best, enhancing the way they feel about themselves. I provide my clients a feeling of comfort, as they relax in a beautiful spa setting. As a make-up artist, I have an “eye” and "artistic talent”, that helps clients decide on the procedure that will be appropriate for them. My medical background gives me the knowledge and experience to assure my clients that the procedures are safe. My passion for this field continues to grow as my abilities allow me to help endless numbers of people. My portfolio of services includes both cosmetic and medical. This is a winning combination and my clients receive the full benefit of my experience and knowledge.

After years of experience I advanced my career by opening Permanent Makeup Designs Academy. I now have the incredible opportunity to teach artists both cosmetic and medical tattooing. I teach students from all over the United States. Due to today’s technology I also have international students. As an artist and an instructor I quickly recognized there were some gaps in our industry. I combined my physics education along with my practical knowledge and developed products for my industry such as unique tattoo cartridges among other items. I have a keen eye for new trending products, therefore, I combined that talent with my design skill set and created an international tattoo supply company. I bring together top notch products from leading distributors, combined with my products and deliver them to individual artists. Micropmu Tattoo Supply has now entered the arena of being a wholesaler as we have added distributors from around the world to carry out product lines.

Most importantly, while doing all of the above I am a mom of 3 children and a grandmother to 7 children. I enjoy biking, golfing, gardening and family time. Volunteer work has always been important and continue to do that when possible. I love warm weather and try to vacation during the winter in Wisconsin.

Mary Hall Scott

Director of Education/Educator/Coach/Mentor

Laura McElroy

I have been in the beauty industry for over 23 years. Though my love affair with beauty and color has been going on since early childhood. I currently own a studio (Laura McElroy Beauty) in the Historic East Bank area of downtown Sioux Falls, SD, where I do services and am an educator and mentor.

I decided to pursue the beauty industry full-time after receiving my BS degree. While working for Estée Lauder and freelancing, I found my love for teaching people about makeup and skincare. I left Lauder to dive deeper into skincare and became an esthetician in early 2002.

I spent the next 10+ years working in the field, educating clients, and training makeup artists and estheticians in different techniques and services. I have been fortunate in working for industry giants, Estée Lauder and MAC Cosmetics, leading salon & day spas, and a plastic surgeon before heading out on my own completely in 2014.

My passion and purpose throughout my entire beauty career has been a combo of two things... helping people to feel beautiful and confident in their own skin and educating others with total transparency.

With my passion and purpose in mind, I knew I was not done. In 2017, I added another facet to my career, Permanent Makeup... followed by Scar Revision and Diminishing Stretch Marks in 2021.

I am a forever student. I love to learn and will continue to grow and evolve in this amazing industry!

I am thrilled with the opportunity to be the Director of Education for PMD Academy and an Educator/Coach/Mentor for PMU Collaborative, aka, "The Collab." I look forward to speaking with all of you!

In my free time, I like to drink coffee, watch the sunrise, read books (especially mystery/thrillers and self/business development), meditate, do yoga, and spend time with my fur baby kitties, friends, and family. I have also been known to binge Netflix/Hulu.

Laura McElroy
Esthetician, Scar Revision/Diminishing Stretch Marks Specialist, Cosmetic Tattoo Artist, & Makeup Artist