Permanent Makeup Training Course
This basic permanent makeup class is designed to ensure every permanent makeup student is trained to become a skilled, confident and knowledgeable professional permanent makeup artist/technician. Students will graduate with the skills and confidence to practice permanent makeup procedures such as eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip coloring.
Basic Permanent Makeup Class Curriculum
- Introduction to Permanent Makeup
- Understanding and history of the art of tattoo
- History of tattooing as it applies to permanent cosmetics
- Overview of the different types of machines and devices available
Color and Pigment Theory
- Understanding the color wheel and how to match or correct color for new or corrective permanent makeup procedures.
- Extensive Instruction about skin undertones and how pigments work together to correct or create the perfect look for your client
- Pigment preparation,choosing, mixing and storage
- Understanding the correct methods of makeup application
- Education on the differences of temporary pigment (makeup) application and Permanent Makeup Application. What should and should NOT do when applying permanent pigmentation.
Anatomy of Skin
- Full understanding of skin composition and layers
- The care and healing process of skin
- Skin diseases, disorders and conditions such as infection, herpes, seborrhea, scars, moles, warts, birth marks, beauty marks, freckles, enlarged pores, wrinkles, psoriasis, eczema, allergies and various reactions various materials including latex.
Machine and Product Knowledge
- Introduction to the various types of tattoo machines
- Appropriate needle selection and applications such as recommended groups, numbers and configurations for specific permanent makeup procedures and personal skill level.
- Maintenance, correct insertion, identify needle damage, proper storage, disposal and preparation for sterilization
Sanitation and Sterilization
- Equipment sterilization Practices
- Disinfectants and antiseptics
- OSHA and CDC guidelines regarding bloodborne pathogens
- HIV/AIDS – The study of cause and prevention
- Technician safety – hand washing, Hepatitis B vaccination, gloves
- Proper handling of devices, needles and pigments
- Sanitation procedures for set up and clean up
- Extensive bloodborne Pathogen education class
- Client profile – analyze complexion and inquire about client’s desires and expectations
Discuss the overall aspects of permanent cosmetics / permanent micro-pigmentation
- Medical conditions (cold sores, medications, skin ailments, etc.)
- Pre-procedure medications if needed (Valtrx for cold sores, antibiotics, no blood thinning medications such as aspirin)
Discuss Informed Consents
- Medical questionaire
- Preparing the client’s skin for permanent makeup application using various anesthetics.
- Work on pigskin or craftfoam
- Discuss facial issues, morphology and variations
- Observe procedures
- Hands-on work using live models
- Forms and instructions
- Topical ointments and anesthetics if needed
Best practices for before and after pictures
Clarity and presentation
- Every student will get take before and after pictures of their work and leave with a portfolio of their work
Best Practices in Office Set Up
- General equipment needs depending upon floor plan and where you intend to practice (Home, Salon, Spa or Private Practice)
- Business, marketing and advertising guidance
- Legal requirements (laws and statures)
- Insurance guidelines – liability insurance
- Discussion of Professional Organizations
Refresher courses are available and we are never more than a phone call away if you need assistance.