26 Jan Unvarnished truth for those who think about the profession of permanent makeup master
Among those who are thinking about offering a basic tattoo course, I meet two types of scholars. The first group think that they get a diploma, learn a profession and the money will flow to him like a river at once. The others have doubts in demand for this profession, they are not sure in prospects and results of future work. In fact, both are wrong! Today I will tell you what the profession looks like from the inside.
What is basic training?
Permanent makeup basic training is is mostly dedicated to machine techniques and usually lasts from 3 to 7 days. If you are lucky to choose a good school, during this time you will also learn:
- the basics of color (extremely important for permanent make-up)
- makeup basic techniques
- skin structure basics
- medical aspects of the procedure
- consequences of herpes, etc.
Next, you will get basic skills and begin a long training of basic feathering techniques on paper and artificial leather. And only when the coach sees your efforts and success in creating sketches and feathering on rugs, you will be allowed to work on models.
It depends on the student’s talent and perseverance whether he can leave the basic school with confident skills or with fear and uncertainty about the procedure. Therefore, at this stage you have to absorb information like a sponge, take notes, practice and ask questions. And do not be lazy, do your home tasks. We’ve carefully created them to consolidate the skills acquired in the training of popular techniques of permanent makeup..
After the ball …
The graduate returns home with a diploma and a great desire to work. As a rule, the period of training starts with relatives: mother, sisters, and girlfriends. And thus, practical skills continue to develop and consolidate. But it happens that the young master is overtaken by panic when confronted with the first difficulties or ambiguities. It seems to her that she can do nothing – and this is quite a natural stage. It is good if you can quickly contact the trainer and ask a question or get advice. It is a pity that such an after training “support service” does not exist in many schools – it is, of course, provided at our academy. But even if you do not have the opportunity to get an answer, do not despair – there are local and Internet professional communities, websites and forums at which the masters communicate. Now they are a magic wand for you! There (and here, on www.rudko.com.ua) you can learn about almost everything.
But the practice can not be suspended for a day! If there is no client for the procedure – draw sketches (lips, eyelids, eyebrows) on the face, take into account the relief and makeup basics that you’ve learned on the base training. Work out a stroke on artificial leather every day! Watch master class videos in YouTube, periscope and other sites. Follow famous masters on Facebook, read professional magazines. And so, step by step you will collect more and more valuable information and gain skills.
Then comes a next stage – learning of the new techniques. Your clients will ask you for new services, for example, powdery eyebrows or eyelids feathered arrows. The best practice is to study new techniques individually with a trainer – one on one. So you are able to ask all the questions and give immediate answers. Moreover, you’ll made your first work on the model and become more confident in your abilities. Such a master class is more effective for experienced master. Most of the information is given in a quick and professional manner, and for a beginner it may be a little difficult to understand.
Become an artist – professional growth master permanent makeup
The process of becoming a master can go on an infinite number of ways. But you should remember that the beauty industry is extraordinarily dynamic. Every week new pigments and equipment are released, new machines are being developed – and all this needs to be monitored. To be in demand, it is necessary to master a variety of techniques and become a broad specialist. You should offer your client a variety of techniques, high quality, and at the same time be able to convince, reassure, and earn trust. The image of the master consists of these strokes and it depends only on you what it will be.
I always say that a permanent makeup technician should be not just a master, but also a psychologist, accountant, and administrator. This is such a complex profession that you can not achieve success while remaining in place. If you want to become a first-class master – get ready for continuous learning, self-analysis, and improvement.
Demand for the profession
For some reason, many do not believe in the future of high-quality permanent makeup. And in vain! After all, it gives a woman convenience, the ability to feel like a queen in any situation, at any time of the day, makes the face expressive and at the same time natural. And for such bliss any woman of any age is ready to pay. The question is what kind of makeup you will offer! Offer a quality unobtrusive permanent makeup that emphasizes the natural beauty and avoid the unnatural “clown war paint”. And further. Open any job site and see for yourself that at the moment almost every elite salon is trying to get a tattoo master and, it should be noted, with very pleasant salaries.
Payback of training and materials
If you are the owner, at first you will have to invest a substantial amount of money in your business to buy equipment, learn, buy consumables. But if you feel the strength to give beauty, to make people beautiful, you will not stop at any difficulties – and all investments will quickly pay off. Many questions arise on the pricing policy. It depends on the city where you will work, your skills and ability to serve for one or another clients category, whether they are VIP clients or in the average price category – decide for yourself in advance.
All questions will be answered in the comments or e-mail. Feel free to ask!
Viktoriya Rudko, international permanent makeup trainer, leading specialist of the Purebeau Academy (Ukraine, Kyiv)