Register today for our upcoming Microblading class August 18 – 19, 2017 in Austin, Texas.
Training Class fee is $3100.00. A non-refundable deposit ($1,000.00) should be made in order to hold your space in class.
We want to ensure you will learn this technique so we keep classes small. Classes fill up quickly so register today!
After we receive your deposit we will reach out to you to help you get started with class preparation. You will be mailed a practice kit that you will use at home and bring to class.
Location To Be Determined…
You must complete a bloodborne pathogens course prior to Microblading Training.
Visit: http://courseforbbp.com to take the Tatoo Artist course.
You will need this certificate BEFORE you can start Microblading Training.
What to Expect
DAY 1 SCHEDULE
09:00 – Registration and signing the contracts between the Instructor and each student
10:00 – Basic information about the course that would help the students to have realistic expectations regarding the training and mastering the microblading skill (course duration, support, obtaining the Certificate, etc.)
10:15 -How / Where to send photos of their 5 models in their own town/space. Obtaining their Certificates after they have completed the 5 models on their own,
10:30 – Learning the Golden ratio and how to map the shape of eyebrows on paper
10:45 – Putting the blade in holder; opening the bottle with pigment; U blade
11:00 – Drawing the strokes on latex “skin.”
12:00 – Lunch break
01:30 – Theory; information for the clients; skin problems, appearance of strokes; pressure to use on thin or thick skin- epidermis and dermal layers of the skin; pigments
03:00 – Theory; information for the clients; skin problems, appearance of strokes; pressure ( light or heavy; pigments to use.
04:00 – Work on practice skins, learn different cultural / ethnic eyebrow shapes and work on these different shapes while I work the room to see individual work.
05:00 – End of day 1 training.
DAY 2 SCHEDULE
09:00 – Positioning on levels based on the practice and works from the previous day
10:00 – Practice on live models (the first group of students)
- drawing the shape
- using tools for application and calculating symmetry
- use of anesthetics
- proper stretching of the skin
12:00 – Lunch break
01:30 – Further practice on live models (the second group of students)
04:00 – Questions and answers
05:00 – Delivering the Certificates of attendance to the students
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading, also known by a variety of names such as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair like strokes is a form of permanent makeup that provides a natural looking eyebrow with individual eyebrow “hairs” to partially or fully fill in missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. The technique of implanting pigment after the creation of fine incisions in the skin may date back thousands of years however the trend towards using the technique for eyebrows emerged in Asia and was known as feathering or embroidery prior to becoming known as microblading. Dr. Linda Dixon coined the term “microstroking” which is used synonymously with microblading.
Microblading is performed by depositing pigment superficially in the upper dermal layer of the skin with the use of a hand tool with attached needles fused together in a curvilinear grouping. Similar to permanent makeup brow treatments using a machine, the Microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that can be very natural looking. However, over time the strokes can blur and fade and will need to be refreshed.
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing. Some microblade needle groupings may contain needles that are extremely fine in diameter in comparison to the needles used in traditional tattooing however recent advancements in cosmetic tattoo needle technology has also produced extremely fine needles gauges for machine use. Technicians usually use topical anesthetics to limit discomfort and consequently like all forms of cosmetic tattooing if performed correctly the procedure causes minimal discomfort. Microblading is a tattoo. Pigment is deposited into the upper dermal layer of skin so as to make the pigment last. Like all tattoos, they will fade depending on the pigment used, the environment and skincare products used. In order to keep the color crisp, a touch-up service is required up to every 2 years depending on the individual’s skin and how well it holds the pigment. The needles used come in a variety of diameters so that the thickness of each individual hair stroke can be customized to each client depending on the width of their natural hairs as to make the microblading process look more natural.
Microblading should be performed using aseptic technique, needles must always be sterile and single use, the technician must disinfect the area of the skin prior to the tattoo service and clinical grade single use associated equipment and consumables are highly recommended (hand piece, skin wipes and saline, micro-brushes, etc.) preferably sterile. The most common complications and client dissatisfaction that results from any form of tattooing is misplacement of the pigment, pigment migration and color change. Serious complications are uncommon though it is important to stress that like all forms of tattooing risks associated with Microblading include the transmission of Blood Borne Pathogenic Organisms (e.g. HIV, Hepatitis C Virus) as well as short term or long terms reactions to pigment ingredients. Therefore, it is essential to check that the technician holds appropriate licenses and registrations for the provision of tattoo services as well as inquiring about the standard of training that has been attained by the technician.
Procedures performed by technicians who have completed a comprehensive course of instruction can minimize the risk of unwanted outcomes and client dissatisfaction.
HOW MICROBLADING WORKS
This technique is a process that may be used to improve or create eyebrow definition, to cover gaps of lost hair, to extend the eyebrows, or may be used as a full reconstruction if the brows have little/no hair. Each microblading stroke is applied individually, allowing the tattoo artist/beauty therapist control of the shape, color and density of the completed eyebrows.
The treatment begins with developing the desired shape and color, then using individual tattoo strokes in the area to match the shape and style requested. The color choice is client specific and is mixed using a natural selection of permanent makeup pigments to complement hair color and skin tone. Varying shades of hypoallergenic pigments react differently with each skin type and fade accordingly, depending on skin regimen, sun exposure, environmental and after care precautions. Immediately post treatment, eyebrows will appear darker than expected, but will fade 50% during the healing process over the following 4 weeks. The 2nd application 4 to 6 weeks later includes a touch up to reinforce the color and accentuate each hair stroke.
Microblading, although semi-permanent, lasts between 1 to 3 years if proper aftercare instructions are adhered to. The treatment is typically a 2 step application process, the initial appointment includes consultation and initial application, the second appointment is 4 to 6 weeks later to touch up and ensure longevity of the colors used.
The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes regardless of the amount of hair present. People suffering form alopecia, trichotillomania, alopecia or any other condition that causes hair loss would benefit greatly from microblading as well as those who simply aren’t happy with their eyebrows. The pigments used in this method have been formulated to match your original eyebrow color and if the eyebrows are still present, blend perfectly into them.
With all of the social media attention through Facebook and Instagram in particular, microbladed brows are the most requested cosmetic enhancement. Tattooed eyebrows have been around for years, but they never looked so natural until now. Skilled permanent makeup/micropigmentation practitioners have been producing beautiful, natural looking brows for years. Using a feathering or hair stroke technique with a digital pen or a manual hand tool is very similar to the microblading tools marketed today.
The difference that sets microblading apart is the technique, in which the hand tool is used to implant the pigment. Instead of softly tapping pigment into the skin, it is used like a blade, and scratches the surface, creating a shallow thin line of pigment to simulate a fine brow hair. The key to a successful application is knowing that sweet spot at the upper dermis where the pigment must be placed for color retention.
No matter what you have heard or read on social media, microblading is tattooing, an advanced technique of implanting pigment into the skin. Anything that is considered advanced takes practice and time to perfect. Knowledge is power when making decisions that affect your future! Do your due diligence as a professional and learn the facts.
HIgh School: Henry M. Gunn High in Palo Alto, California.
1973 : Started working for my father (a family practice physician). He trained me to be a medical assistant. Worked with him until his retirement in 1997. I took off 10 years to raise my children in their teenage years.
2006: American Institute Of Intradermal Cosmetics Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Certificate.
Trained in all areas of PMU and Eyelash Extensions.
Classes included: Basic Eyebrow Design, Vibrant Lips, Designer Eyeliner
2006: International Congress of Permanent Cosmetics and Aesthetic Professionals.
2006 to 2007: Apprenticeship with Lauren Jordan in permanent makeup.
2006: Became a member in good standing with the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals.
2007: Train with the Masters Class, 3 days with Certificate.
With: Marjorie Grimm, Robin Hays, Pamela Horton, Pat Connell, LiZa Sims, Kari Boatner and guest speaker Elizabeth Finch-Howell.
2008: Annual Convention of the SPCP.
2008: Anatomy of the Wound, SPCP.
2009: Annual Convention of the SPCP.
2009: Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional, by exam, SPCP.