Microblading training can be the single most career changing thing you do, it certainly was for me. If you are ready or are considering a course in Microblading, here are a few key points to keep in mind.
What should I expect in a course for Microblading?
Our course is one of the most informative Microblading courses out there. When I was initially trained, I was trained in the most fundamental and basic technique possible. This left me yearning for more information to become one of the leading microblading artists in the industry. I quickly realized that what was missing in beginner microblading courses were the vital tips and tricks that really make your work stand out from the rest. Anybody can learn how to hold a microblading tool, but we wanted and still want more for our students. We want to see them thrive by giving them all the tools to do so. This means a microblading course will include but is not limited to:
Microblading Theory, Color Theory, Skin Types, Pressure, Proper Grip, Proper Depth, Mapping, Shaping, Different Stroke Patterns, How To Use Social Media, How To Gain Clients, A Live Model, and so much more.
At first, acquiring a new skill will feel tough. Rest assured, this is normal! You should also expect a detailed plan of practice so that you can have a guideline for success and support after the course is over! This includes regular check-ins with master trainer Aateka, and live model shadowing for both initial sessions as well as touch-ups!
What Type Of Career Opportunities Open Up?
Mastering Microblading can open up so many doors! Many of our students have gone on to be successful business owners, or have worked alongside other Microblading artists while building a loyal customer base! The wonderful thing about microblading is not only that anybody can learn it, but anybody can get licensed for it! This means that all the states do not require you to be an esthetician or cosmetologist. The requirements put into place by your local county are all done to ensure the cleanliness and safety of both you and your client! Proper sterilization will also be taught in our courses. We give you all the tools to be your very own successful business owner or a very successful and talented microblading artist! This is a career change that will give you freedom over your schedule, freedom over your career, and most importantly high job satisfaction.
How Can I Make The Most Of A Microblading Course?
To make sure you get your money’s worth, make sure you are aware and PRESENT in class! This means you are taking down notes and asking all the questions you may have. It is our job as instructors to give you all of our attention, and we want to help you out with any detail you may need help in!
We also give direct access to our master trainers so that we can be helpful not just when the course is over, but in any part of your career as well.
After doing your research on Microblading, you find yourself really wanting to get it done but not sure what a good rate is. On one hand, you do not want to take the cheapest route for a semi-permanent face tattoo, and on the other hand you don’t want to overpay simply because somebody has claimed they are better than the rest. On average, Microblading can range anywhere from $400-$1200, however it is not all the same quality.
Some major factors affecting the cost of Microblading include location, technician experience, and whether or not the recommended second touch-up is included in the cost.
Where you get your microblading done often affects average prices. In more remote locations that do not have as many microblading artists, you will see rates that are higher than average. Conversely, highly populated areas might also have above average prices. For example, the average in Los Angeles is $900, whereas the national average is $500.
Although location affects microblading prices, years of experience has an impact as well. Technicians who have been microblading longer tend to charge more. The more advanced technicians have spent more time acquiring knowledge, have seen several different client skin types, and have had to create more shapes to accommodate facial features. This means that their expertise are worth the additional cost as their work will yield better results. It is very important to check their portfolio to ensure that you love what you see. Artists that have been microblading for years will also have a larger more exhaustive portfolio that will show different work styles. Find the one you like and the one that would suit your face!
Microblading is a two session process, the first session takes approximately 2.5 hours, and the second is 1 hour. Depending on how the artist decides to do their pricing, the session is either included in the initial price or paid for separately in the second appointment. Both sessions are equally as important. In the first session, the whole eyebrow is shaped, mapped, and microbladed. The second session, which is approximately 5-8 weeks after the initial appointment, is also important for longevity of the eyebrow. After the first session, the eyebrow heals with approximately 85-95% of the initial work remaining. The second touch up is also called the “perfecting touch up” because it is used to fill in the last 5-15% of the eyebrows that did not take the pigment right away.
Is it worth it?
When choosing your microblading artist you want to make sure it is worth the pretty penny. Microblading is definitely worth it for those who constantly have to draw on their brows, and no longer want to spend the time doing so. It is also perfect for those who never grew the right eyebrow shape for their face. However if you already have very full brows that only need to be fixed with threading or tweezing, then Microblading may not be worth it for you.
Microblading San Diego by A. Samara Beauty charges $600 for both sessions (with the occasional seasonal sales) due to several years of experience and exceptional expertise.
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Finding a Microblading artist you trust can be a daunting task, I mean come on, it’s a semi-permanent face tattoo! To make it simpler we have outlined 4 key qualities to look for when on your hunt.
- Portfolio – First and foremost, make sure the artist in consideration has their work publicly displayed and easily viewable. Brows can come in several different styles, and you want your artist to do the style that you are looking for. This may take some introspection to find out exactly what it is you want. Here at microblading san diego, we believe every pair of brows should be portfolio worthy work. To see more of our work visit our instagram or our microblading home page!
- Consultation – I like to offer all my clients a consultation to discuss their desired eyebrow goals. You should feel 100% comfortable with your Microblading artist, and fully confident in their ability to bring out your best pair of eyebrows. Feel free to ask questions about the procedure, the tools used, the various shapes and shades of brows, and what you think works best for you. Microblading San Diego offers 15 minute consultations for anybody who wants the chance to learn more in person!
- Certified & Licensed – This would seem like a no brainer because who would practice without a license right?! Well one would be surprised. Feel free to ask your tech things such as “Where were you certified?” and “Are you licensed in San Diego for Microblading?” Microblading San Diego is licensed and 3 times certified.
- Reviews – Loving the pictures, consultation, and licensing is all very important. However, checking in on other customers experiences is also a large component of quality microblading. Take the time to read the reviews that relate to Microblading. You want to choose a salon that takes the time to follow up with their clients and makes sure that they have an exceptional experience. Microblading technicians that do this repeatedly will build a good track record, and those reviews will reflect that.
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I always like to tell my clients that Microblading is a process. The healing time of your eyebrow is actually different than the time it takes for your brow to be complete. This may sound confusing, so here is a break down of what to expect day by day.
- Day 1-10: You are going to be totally in love with your brows, however, since the skin is open and the brows are fresh, this is considered an open scab. You should not get your eyebrows wet for at least 10 days, and 2 weeks maximum, directly following your procedure. This is considered the most vital time of the healing process because it is when the ink is taking to the skin the most! After the initial ten days, all the scabbing should have subsided and you are ready to wash your brows again! This is considered “healed” however, it will take another three weeks before you see the color resurface to its true and final color.
- Day 10-14: After washing your eyebrows on day 11, they may appear much lighter than what you would expect. Fear not! Because the color will resurface.
- Day 14-28: At this point you will slowly start to see a resurfacing in color, and the true healed tone of hair will appear.
- Day 30-42: After 5 weeks your true color will appear! This is when you are ready for the “perfecting touch up”
The Perfecting Touch-Up
Although the perfecting touch-up is not required, it is Highly Recommended. It is about half the time of the initial appointment. At the end of the initial healing process approximately 85%-95% of the eyebrows remain, and that last 15-5% is done in perfecting touch-up.