More and more women find themselves with less and less time. Little activities pile up and take up a huge portion of their day, from morning routines to evening commutes. Enter permanent makeup, the beauty industry’s biggest secret. When we regain control of our time, we regain control of our life.
In this series, we talk about how you can become a top microblading artist.
Check out our articles on Microblading 101:
- What is microblading?
- Why microblading is an ideal career choice
- Detailing the step-by-step microblading process
- What to look for in a microblading school
- What to expect in a microblading course
- How much money is in microblading?
- Marketing your microblading business
When you’ve decided on making microblading your new career, then it’s time to plan your next steps. Microblading training should be your number one priority. After all, your skills are your biggest asset. If you don’t deliver quality microblading procedures, then you’re going to start losing clients fast.
Before you begin scouting for the closest microblading training schools in your area, you need to acquaint yourself with what the classes should be like. This way, you’ll know if a school is trying to trick you into the training equivalent of a get-rich scheme.
Here’s what to expect in a microblading course.
1. Excellent instructors
Any class syllabus should include who will be teaching the course. If not, don’t be afraid to ask. Some microblading clinics might have talented microblading artists, sure. However, not all skilled workers are great teachers. Here are some questions you could ask the training school:
- How long has the instructor been teaching microblading classes?
- For how long has the instructor been a microblading artist?
- How many classes has the instructor taught in the past?
- Does the instructor have any other teaching experiences apart from this course?
Instructors aren’t only responsible for speaking in front of PowerPoint presentations. They’re also going to guide you as you learn to do permanent makeup. You’ll pick up on their microblading techniques, so make sure they’re good artists to begin with. Remember: to be the best, you need to learn from the best.
2. Microblading theory
There are classes that aim to help you improve existing microblading skills. These classes won’t be discussing theoretical lessons like what microblading is or why safety and sanitation are important.
However, beginner classes should have these lessons. Understanding the purpose of microblading is crucial to your appreciation of your career. That, and the safety of clients.
Here’s a list of topics you can expect a beginner microblading class to have:
- What is microblading
- The purpose of microblading
- The permanent beauty industry
- Screening and choosing the right clients
- Color theory
- Different hair stroke patterns
Eyebrow microblading classes will also have lessons on the correct eyebrow shape for different face shapes.
3. Hands-on practice
Never attend a microblading training class that doesn’t give you the chance to work on real clients. Otherwise, it’s like you enrolled in voice lessons, only to never perform onstage during your recital.
Microblading training classes will have you practice on “dummies,” so you can perfect your technique. However, nothing beats the real thing.
If you’re worried about messing up, don’t. A good training school won’t let you near a client unless you’re ready. After all, it’s their name on the line, not yours.
Up next: Microblading licensing and certification
As you prepare to become the best microblading artist in you area, it’s important to know how the government regulates the permanent beauty industry. Clients will likely want to see any credentials you have, and it’s also best for you to avoid any legal oversights.
Read: Microblading licensing and certification