Choosing the right microblading instructor can make or break your career.
It’s not enough to just take the first or cheapest microblading training class you find. As we always say around here: if you want to be the best, you need to train with the best. Here’s why a good microblading instructor is important.
What a microblading instructor does
As you surely know, a good teacher can make a huge difference. Think of your favorite high school or middle school teachers. How did they encourage you to become a better student? Were they warm and supportive? Perhaps even strict and a little intimidating?
Good teachers inspire students to become better; they don’t just make students memorize stuff and go through tests. Under a brilliant teacher, any student can become an achiever.
The same goes for a good microblading instructor.
Microblading instructors are responsible for your knowledge and skill on all things permanent makeup, from the theory to the application to the client relations. That’s why it’s important to choose an instructor carefully.
Just how big of an impact do instructors have on your career? Well, in addition to teaching you your microblading skills set, microblading instructors also:
1. Give you an idea of what the industry is truly like
They can recommend partners, clients, and suppliers. Instructors who have been around for a long time can introduce you to the right people.
2. Show you how to handle a client
It’s one thing to apply permanent lipstick. It’s another to deal with a pissed off client or tell an excited client that they’re not eligible for microblading. A seasoned microblading instructor can teach you how to do all three.
3. Give you ideas on starting your own microblading business
If you’re interested in venturing out on your own, then you’ll want to know the tricks of the trade.
Microblading instructors with significant experience can help you from the very first steps (like naming your business) to the launch of your new business.
What you’ll learn from a microblading course
- Eyebrow shape theory
- Color theory
- Step-by-step microblading hair stroke
- Microblading tools and equipment
- Perfecting microblading pressure
- Avoiding cuts and scarring
- Giving consultations to clients
- Choosing the right clients
- Upselling your services
- Marketing your microblading services
How to choose the right microblading instructor
Now that we know the importance of having a good microblading instructor, it’s time to find out what makes an instructor good.
Here’s what you’ll want from the instructor you choose:
Naturally, a good microblading instructor is one who has several years of experience under their belt.
If want to be really good at the craft, you can’t study under someone who only took their own microblading class a few months ago.
For instance, Organic Permanent Makeup offers classes taught by an actual pioneer of the industry. Lorine Mikhaeil created the organic ink pigments used in organic microblading. An instructor like that is pretty hard to top; they pretty much invented a whole new practice.
If you have zero prior experience when it comes to beauty services, then you’ll want an instructor who’s willing to be patient with you.
Some training schools are just out to get your money. Instructors from these places won’t be very enthusiastic about teaching you the ropes; they’ll wwant to get rid of you as soon as they can.
That’s why it’s important to find a reputable microblading training school. You’ll know they’ll have your best interests at heart.
If you’re interested in a specific skill, like lip microblading or scalp microblading, then find someone who’s an expert on that particular skill.
Of course, most good microblading instructors actually have experience in different procedures. However, there is wisdom in seeking a teacher who specializes in your preferred procedure.
At the end of the day, it’s up to you and what you want to be an expert in.
4. Student reviews
A good microblading instructor will have tons of positive student reviews. Search for reviews on Yelp or Google Maps, or even just casual mentions on social media.
While it’s tempting to believe in what the microblading artist tells you from their website or Facebook page, that’s just good PR. If you want to know the real deal about a service, it’s best to consult the people who actually availed of the service.
If you want to be the best, train with the best
When it comes to training, you should never settle for less. Remember: what you learn is what you do. If you want to make a name for yourself as a brilliant microblading artist, then don’t skimp on your education!
Interested in courses taught by a pioneer in the organic microblading industry? Check out our list of microblading training classes here.
Questions about finding the right microblading instructor? Leave us a comment below!