Posted on July 9, 2022

How to Start Your Own Microblading Business

Eye Mapping and Shaping

The microblading business has become an essential grooming service in recent years. The procedure has helped women embrace — or reclaim — their confidence and beauty. For keen entrepreneurs, the demand for microblading makes becoming a technician very appealing.

Is Microblading a Profitable Business Opportunity?

If you’re wondering if microblading is the kind of opportunity you should pursue based purely on it being a lucrative business, the answer is yes. The cost to get started is $3,000 for in-person microblading training and $2,000 for online training. Coupled with the earning potential, means you make a profit shortly after becoming a microblading technician.

Given the procedure is non-invasive and requires maintenance, you can be assured you’ll have a full roster of clients, each paying around $500 a session. With only six appointments a week, you can make $3,000 a week or $156,000 a year.

You can also expect to make money regardless of the state of the economy because even when there’s an economic downturn, most clients will still want to keep up their appearance.

What Do You Need to Do to Become a Microblading Technician?

To become a microblading technician training is imperative. Every successful microblading technician has completed the in-person or online training.

Training can help you obtain the licence or certification that microblading technicians are required to have by state legislation. To be a microblading technician, you essentially only need training, some startup money, and a place to work that you may set up in your house.

5 Steps to Start Your Microblading Business

Despite the fact that microblading is profitable, starting a microblading business might be difficult if you don’t know where to begin.

Thankfully, these five steps give you a guide on setting up your business.

Step 1: Get Reputable Microblading Training

Training is the foundation of your business. Your business will be more successful the more in-depth the training, as your technique and results will serve as all of the marketing you require.

Your microblading training should cover the fundamentals, such as brow shape and mapping, skin physiology, facial anatomy, and pigment implantation, to offer you an advantage. The training should also cover business support and aftercare to help you become ready for certification, which is essential for starting your own microblading business.

Step 2: Become Certified and Licensed

To make sure you’re working lawfully, educate yourself about the license or certification requirements in your state and pursue certification. Having a license and certification also promotes trust with customers.

Step 3: Find a Suitable Location

In some states, obtaining a license requires your workspace to pass an inspection.

But even if a clean space is not necessary to operate legally, a professional and clean environment will make clients feel comfortable, help you work better, and improve your reputation. Additionally, your workspace doesn’t need to be in a salon, but it should have everything needed to operate efficiently.

Step 4: Set Up Your Social Media and Website

You don’t need thousands to build a successful ad campaign for your microblading business.

All you need is a website with a list of services, the option for clients to schedule and pay for appointments through your website, and a gallery showcasing your work.

With social media, you can run local ads showing off your techniques and your clients’ results. Try being responsive to potential clients’ messages to get more appointments.

Step 5: Network With Salons, Technicians, and Clients

Networking with salons, other microblading technicians, and clients can help you fill your schedule. Additionally, it ensures your microblading business remains profitable in the long run.

Networking never stops, whether that’s exchanging numbers with a potential client. Offer clients discounts if they refer friends, or partner with a salon owner, you should always explore networking opportunities.

But keep in mind that training will always be crucial before you start your microblading business and become a #shepreneur. Check out our online and in-person training!

Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know before microblading.


Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo, used for the purpose of reconstructing sparse eyebrows or simply to enhance already full brows. The proper ink is chosen and mixed to fit your exact skin tone to look the most natural and realistic. We then create small, hair-like strokes to perfectly mimic natural and gorgeous eyebrows.


Healed microblading results last anywhere from 1-2 years, depending on your skin type. If you have oily skin, results usually fade a little faster than those with dryer skin types. Touch-ups are required to maintain the microbladed look. First touch-up is included.


Please read the faqs page completely to ensure that you are an eligible candidate for microblading. Prior to your procedure: -Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E ,drink alcohol or take caffeine within 24 hours of your procedure, go tanning within 24 hours of the procedure, make sure to not have had facial fillers done at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure. Do not do facial fillers at least 2 weeks after the procedure.


-Anybody can get microblading done as long as the following does not apply. Those who are: Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor),Viral infections and/or diseases,Epilepsy, A Pacemaker or major heart problems, Had an Organ transplant, Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.), Sick (cold, flu, etc.), Pregnant or Nursing. Please contact us if you have had any facial fillers in the past two months*. Please contact us if you have used any prescription acne medication in the past year*.


Microbladed brows typically take 6 weeks to fully heal. Within the first week the pigment will appear much darker, and your eyebrows will look very bold. Do not worry! This is part of the healing process and it means that you are healing properly. After the first week the eyebrows will begin to get lighter, as by now the scabbing should be taking place. This is also normal! Around week 2, most of the scabbing should be done, and you will begin to see your full and natural eyebrow shape come through. Let it heal naturally, and only begin to wash your eyebrows with a mild foamy anti-bacterial soap after 14 days.


There should be absolutely NO picking at your eyebrows for the first 10 days. The first 10 days are the most crucial for having healthy healed eyebrows. Let the epithelial crust and natural scabbing occur on its own. After the first two weeks, you are allowed to begin washing them again. Try to keep the area as dry as possible in the first 10 days. Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated pool water for at least 2-4 weeks following your procedure. Limit sun exposure for 14 days following the procedure. For the first two weeks, avoid:Water, cleansers, creams, makeup, heavy sweating in the brow area, tanning and heavy sun exposure, Facials, facial fillers, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion.


Discomfort is minimal, although a numbing cream is applied to alleviate any discomfort.