PERMANENT MAKE UP TRAINING 101
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Well, if you've come this far and are reading this page, you are doing your homework!! That's exactly what I did TWENTY-ONE years ago, when I developed Miche Permanent Cosmetics. At the time I was representing various cosmetic and aromatherapy lines in the Northeast, selling to Day Spa's, and Cosmetic Centers. I also represented these lines working at trade shows all over the country. That's the first time I became intrigued with Permanent Make Up as it was being performed at these shows. I was surprised to see that Permanent Make Up was huge in Florida, California and Texas, but not so popular in the New York area. After researching various schools, I decided to take training out in California (everything starts in California) and later went on to take additional training in Texas. I was very lucky to have found two of the top instructors in the country, Alexis Lawson, and Sandi Hammons.
It is critical to find the right instructor that will take the time to teach you the things you need to know to point you in the right direction. I will never forget the first time I actually did an eyebrow procedure on a "live person!" This actually occurred one day after the class started. I think I was more nervous at that procedure, than all my 1,000's of clients combined over the years. After all, you are "STICKING NEEDLES IN PEOPLE, ALTERING THEIR FACE FOR A LONG TIME!!!" This is even more nerve raking knowing that your average permanent make up class is 100 hours, spread out over 5/6 days. My instructors years of experience made my class memorable and very valuable that has carried me throughout my career. Of course, you never stop learning. Throughout the years, I have been a member of the American Academy of Micropigmentation, an organization whose efforts lye in continuing education for technicians and instructors, and pushing regulations for permanent cosmetics throughout the country. They have a conference every year, with a gathering of professionals from all over the country. Through the AAM, I became a Board Certified Technician, and Board Certified Instructor. This is also valuable and required in some states.
But you will never forget your first class. It either frustrates the heck out of you, or instills the confidence in you to go out there and perform a professional service in a field that has had some bad press throughout the years. I have heard horror stories throughout my career, and believe me, it pays to do your homework and do it the right way the first time. That applies to your getting the right instruction, and will also apply your future clients, who will be coming to you because they want to get it right the first time.
I feel very fortunate to have found a career that is not only lucrative, but has been very rewarding. You will not only meet many interesting people, but you will also make your clients very happy!!!
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR GOOD TRAINING!
And now the bad news.....There is a lot...A LOT.....A WHOLE LOT to learn over your 5/6 day class. The good news is that you will have an instructor who will not only teach you the skills you need to know, but will also share in the experience of permanent cosmetics, the things you will not find in the manual That's important!!!! OK...take a deep breathe and please read on "About the Class"