Sherry Akins at Arkansas Permanent Cosmetics Institute

Sherry Akins
Lead Instructor

Sherry Akins is a Permanent Cosmetic Micropigmentologist, Tattoo Artist, and Body Piercer licensed by the State of Arkansas since 2007. Ms. Akins professional background includes creating Divine Lines Body Art Studio, LLC in 2008, and Divine Lines Academy of Tattoo 2009. In addition, Ms. Akins is an Instructor (licensed by the State of Arkansas since 2010) in Permanent Cosmetic, Tattoo, Body Piercing and Microblading. Her educational background includes several apprenticeships and artist-in-training schools in Arkansas: Enhancements, Beeline Academy, Renewed Beauty; and, Premier Pigments in Dallas, Texas. She has Advanced level training in Permanent Cosmetic application and Master level training in paramedical procedures. In addition to her contributions to the Body Art Modification community over the last decade, Sherry is Mom and Nana to two highly successful daughters, two wonderful sons-in-law, three beautiful grandchildren.

Meagan West at Arkansas Permanent Cosmetics Institute

Meagan West
Instructor Assistant

Meagan West is a licensed Permanent Cosmetics Micropigmentologist from Solgohachia, Arkansas. Meagan spent 2 years working as the assistant-director of Laugh and Learn Child Care Center before making the decision to go to permanent cosmetics school. She attended Hot Springs Permanent Cosmetics Institute, learning the basics of permanent cosmetics but also paramedical services such as Areola Restoration for breast cancer survivors. She is dedicated to helping students learn exactly what they need to know and more in order to create well rounded, informed artists who are confident enough to leave the school and start their own business; as well as providing excellent services to her clients. Meagan specializes in natural permanent cosmetics that are designed to enhance your natural beauty. When Miss West isn’t at work, she spends her free time practicing trumpet and piano as well as doing various community service activities in Conway and Morrilton.

Christine Taylor at Arkansas Permanent Cosmetics Institute

Christine Taylor
Licensed Permanent Practitioner

Christine Taylor is a Licensed Permanent Cosmetics Micropigmentologist licensed by the State of Arkansas. Mrs. Taylor has also been certified in paramedical procedures such as 3d areola and nipple tattooing for breast cancer survivors. She is the owner/operator of Cardī Professionals (Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dermal Inking). In addition to her dedication to Permanent Cosmetics and reconstructive dermal inking, her greatest love is her family. Christine and her husband share six amazing children. With lots of laughter and love her family is what truly keeps her going and inspires her to be the best in every area of her life.

Darren Taylor at Arkansas Permanent Cosmetics Institute

Darren Taylor
Chief Executive Officer

Darren Taylor is a business executive from Arkansas with over 30 years of diverse professional corporate management, marketing, sales, and healthcare experience. As a graduate of Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas, Darren has invested the majority of his professional career building numerous businesses from the ground up. Darren has founded many state and national business brands, while currently serving as the Chief Business Development Officer for the 6th largest massage brand in the nation, Massage Advantage, that he founded in 2008. After Darren’s wife, Christine took a personal interest in permanent cosmetics; he noticed a very serious lacking of proper student education and training offered within the current local field. Drawing from his previous successes, he assembled a team of Instructors and professionals to offer the solution for his fellow Arkansans. Our #1 Goal is to build the Most Successful Permanent Cosmetics & Mirco Blading School within the state of Arkansas. “We don’t just want our students to graduate; we want them to be successful”! When Darren is not working on one of his businesses, he is spending time with his family or enjoying the outdoors. Darren and his wife Christine share six children: three boys and three girls, often laughing about being the real-life “Brandy Bunch.” Family is our life, and we are so blessed to be in a position to help others while supporting our community and raising our family in the great state of Arkansas.

Mallory Holiman at Arkansas Permanent Cosmetics Institute

Mallory Holiman
Executive Director

Mallory Holiman, a native of Arkansas, has spent many years serving her community and surrounding areas. She has worked in the medical field, retail, customer service, and administration. With experience in the healthcare field, Mallory specializes in sterilization and sanitation. Mrs. Holiman is also AED and CPR Certified. Mrs. Holiman goes above and beyond to ensure that not only are the medical staff taken care of, but the customers as well. She has also attended College of the Ouachita’s in Malvern, Arkansas where she majored in Office Administration and minored in Accounting. She is the Executive Director of Arkansas Permanent Cosmetics Institute, LLC and has a desire to see all students achieve the best education possible. When Mallory’s professional life is paused, she spends quality time with her husband and their four children.