Eyebrows, eyeliner, blush, lip liner – these are all steps that we’ve taken in our daily makeup routines at one point or another. However, with the reemergence of permanent makeup, these time-consuming practices are taking a back seat.
Permanent makeup is nothing new. The 90s saw a huge boom of interest in permanent makeup, but died down at the turn of the century as modern makeup sophisticated. Today, permanent makeup is widely popular – how many friends do you know with microbladed eyebrows?
With such a large customer base, even more, consumers are becoming practitioners with there very own permanent makeup business.
How do you go from customer to permanent makeup artist? First, you must get the appropriate permanent makeup training. We’ve created a few suggestions on what you should consider before signing up for your first permanent makeup training session.
How To Select The Right Permanent Makeup Training:
We’re going back to school, ladies! Take notes because these permanent makeup training tips will determine if you score big or have to repeat the class.
Ladies, we know this may not come as a surprise, but select a class taught by an individual that has credentials and experience. A quality instructor will have current credentials and will have at least two years of experience working on clients. Even better, a highly qualified instructor may be a trained cosmetologist or esthetician. These aren’t requirements; however, individuals in these fields have experience in human skin, how to treat it, and what the best practices are when manipulating it with a procedure such as this.
This is a factor that you should not take lightly. With a procedure such as this, it is important to find an instructor that is knowledgable and experienced. After all, taking a course from an inexperienced individual would be like the blind leading the blind.
Participating in a permanent makeup class is a huge time and financial investment. Once you successfully complete the course, you should have the confidence to service clients. This confidence comes with hours of classroom training, and real-life model experience. Model experience allows the trainee to apply their classroom knowledge on a canvas. During this time, the instructor will be able to guide you through the process and critique your work. Again, it is important to practice on a model because it is the medium that you will be working on throughout the rest of your permanent makeup career. In other words, if your permanent makeup training class only allows you to practice on oranges, you are in the wrong program!
At the end of the day, you want to perform your best on your clients. These consumers have put their trust in your capable hands to get the desired outcome. Without real experience on a model, it is hard to gauge your comfortability, accuracy, and technique.
Once you’ve found recieved your accreditation, it is important to have support in the following months. This can come in the form of employment, counseling, or referral. Don’t get us wrong – the training program does not have to have this service. Hoever, as a new permanent makeup artist wouldn’t you want support as you move into this field.
In all seriousness, permanent makeup application is a hefty procedure that should be performed by a technician who is confident and skilled at what they do. In addition, it will affect the way your client views themselves for months or years to come. Excellent service and proper technique start day one at your first permanent makeup training. Use these tips to make the most of your permanent makeup career, and find the best company that will help you flourish.