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When faced with career options in the beauty industry, not many people think to consider microblading. And yet it’s the most untapped and undiscovered niche in the market.

Permanent makeup is a rising beauty trend, as more and more women find themselves with hectic schedules.

Busy days spell lesser time for their family, friends, and selves. With permanent makeup, women can cut their daily routine in half, giving them more time to sleep in, cuddle with their husbands, or prepare the kids’ breakfast.

With the obvious advantage of permanent makeup over traditional makeup, why hasn’t it become an overnight sensation? A top Twitter trend? The answer is simple:

There aren’t enough permanent makeup artists to go around.

And this is where you can come in.

The need for permanent makeup artists

Permanent makeup allows women to take control of their lives.

It’s an unescapable fact that the business world expects us to look our best. So does social media, our friend groups, and even ourselves. The time and money we devote to makeup can sometimes be too embarrassing to measure—that’s how much importance we give our beauty routines.

With permanent makeup, however, there’s no need to slave in front of a mirror on a daily basis. Women simply need to wait one hour every two years—that’s right: one hour.

Because one hour is all it takes to get your eyebrows done permanently. One hour is all it takes to get your lip contoured permanently. One hour is all it takes to be in control of your life.

Why aren’t there enough permanent makeup artists?

Permanent makeup, unlike other beauty services like manicures and haircuts, require in-depth training.

The dedication needed to learn permanent makeup can be seen as too much of a hassle, especially for beauty professionals who just want a quick buck.

However, what many people don’t realize is that permanent makeup pays. And it pays very, very well.

In fact, one permanent makeup procedure a week can make you more money than several haircuts performed in a day. Here’s a handy comparison chart:

Service 1 procedure per week 2 procedures per week 3 procedures per week 4 procedures per week 10 procedures per week
Eyebrows
$500
$500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $5,000
Full lip
$750
$750 $1,500 $2,250 $3,000 $7,500
Eyeliner
$500
$500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $5,000
Total $1,750 $3,500 $5,250 $7,000 $17,000
Annual $91,000 $182,000 $273,000 $364,000 $884,000

Training for permanent makeup doesn’t just allow you to make more money than other beauty professionals. It also inducts you into a fun, supportive, and loving community. There aren’t many of us—so, we tend to stick together. We form meaningful friendships because we share the same meaningful work.

Now that we’ve established the need for permanent makeup artists, let’s look into how you can join us in our quest for permanent beauty.

The need for organic microblading

Microblading is a specific form of permanent makeup. This procedure involves creating tiny incisions on the client’s skin using a microblading tool. The tool deposits colored pigments into the skin, allowing you to fill in eyebrows, lips, lash lines, and even areolas. This technique is ideal for these small areas of the body, because the fine lines help the pigments blend seamlessly into the skin.

For a clearer idea of the microblading process, check out this short video clip:

Organic Permanent Makeup (OPM) focuses on microblading, because this procedure readily addresses the most common beauty concerns women have today. The popularity of Instagram brows and Kardashian-esque lips means women are deeply invested in their own lips and arches.
Here’s a full list of microblading procedures offered at OPM:

  • Eyebrow microblading
  • Ombre eyebrow microblading
  • Lip contouring
  • Lash enhancement
  • Scalp micropigmentation
  • Areola reconstruction and restoration
  • Tattoo correction and removal

If you’re wondering if all our procedures live up to our brand name, let us assure you that they certainly do. All our procedures involve only organic pigments. These food- and mineral-based pigments have the following benefits:

  • Compatibility with all skin types
  • Zero side effects
  • Lasting power of up to two years
  • Zero downtime
  • No chances of discoloration (e.g. blue eyebrows)

Additionally, our pigments don’t use metals like traditional microblading pigments. So, organic microblading isn’t just healthier for the client; it’s also better for the environment.

When you become an organic microblading artist, you’ll be forwarding the advocacy of beauty for all and a safer planet for everyone.

Read more: Why organic microblading is the future of the beauty industry

The need for world-class permanent makeup training

The reason we bring up organic microblading at OPM is this: we’re the best in the business. If you want to become a microblading artist, then you’ve come to the right place.

Our founder, Lorine Mikhaeil, actually pioneered the use of organic microblading. She saw how microblading was losing popularity because of health and safety concerns.

And she decided that the microblading horror stories had to stop.

With the birth of organic microblading came the founding of our beauty clinic—and our academy.

You see, Lorine wasn’t content with just serving safe and permanent beauty. She wanted to spread her advocacy across the country. The OPM Academy trains microblading enthusiasts and beauty professionals to have the same standards as OPM does. We want you to have a craft you’re proud of and a livelihood that will give you a comfortable life.

Training at OPM allows you to:

  • Learn the basics and techniques of microblading from the pioneer of the field herself
  • Observe and learn from microblading experts as they work on clients
  • Work on dummies and clients alike under the supervision of microblading expert
  • Receive feedback on your work from experts in the field
  • Have access to our resources on microblading
  • Learn how to price and market your microblading services

Training with OPM

Years of teaching microblading beginners have allowed us to perfect our technique. We’ve broken down the teaching process into three crucial steps:

Step one. Our expert artists demonstrate microblading techniques. Students get to observe and ask questions, so they can see first-hand what microblading entails. Our artists then guide you as you attempt your first strokes on practice sheets of paper.

Step two. After learning comes practice. Students are required to accomplish 150 to 200 hours of practice, so the strokes required almost become muscle memory. This second step involves instructional videos and weekly assignments, all under the supervision of OPM artist.;

Step three. OPM Academy is the only microblading learning institution that lets you practice on real people. In this step, students take on a client from start to finish. They learn how to deal with client inquiries, choose the right clientele for them, and upsell their services so they can make a sizable income.

Our students think we’re the best

Check out their reviews:

“[Lorine’s] course is a no-nonsense kind of course. Lorine will tell you if you suck, and she will not hold back if you need to work on something. It’s called honesty. She isn’t sugarcoating things for you. That itself is what makes it an amazing course. Things are not going to get any easier when you leave and screw up someone’s face…IT’S PERMANENT! Take the criticism and CORRECT YOUR MISTAKES!
Having a bunch of crybaby, sort of good, perm makeup artists is not what she’s striving for. It’s her business and her brand, and it’s about time someone raises student standards so that people can go to someone they can trust. “

— Muffin S. of Lakeforest, CA

“OPM is [a] great academy. All the instructors are great. Nancy and Joy really explained everything in detail. Loraine seems really strict, but it’s really great for the students to push them towards perfection. I loved them all. Still going to practice at home, and I am sure that after coming to the advanced class, I will be totally confident in working with my clients. Thank you all.”

— Sweta M. of Anaheim, CA

Read the rest of our students’ reviews here.

But that’s not all…

Perhaps the most fulfilling part of being a microblading artist is the supportive community. And OPM makes sure you get the opportunity to be part of that community.

What are we talking about? Well, all students who complete training are offered to join OPM. That’s right—you, too, can work for us.

Joining OPM gives you the immediate opportunity to forward our cause of safe permanent beauty. Our clientele is your clientele, too. You get to expand your portfolio and have your gorgeous face up on our website.

OPM is a family. Learning with us means becoming part of that family, too.

Get started today

Ready to take a step in the right direction? Well, we certainly can’t wait to meet you!

Check out our training dates on our website.

Questions? Inquiries? Drop us a message. You can also visit our Facebook page for more information (and reviews from former students!)

To learn more about microblading, visit our blog.

Sometimes, the beauty world can feel unwelcoming for aspiring artists. It’s intimidating, having to compete with big names in a big industry. Lucky for us, we work in a world that’s constantly evolving. In this article, we talk about why organic microblading is the future of the beauty industry—and how you can get a headstart.

What microblading is all about

Microblading, in essence, is tattooing. You create tiny incisions on the skin, depositing colored pigments that can last up to two years. It’s part of the permanent makeup movement that’s been taking the world by storm.

The small incisions required in microblading make it perfect for eyebrows, the lips, the scalp, and even the areola. Microblading tools are specifically designed in a way that allows for tiny, precise strokes.

Check out this 2-minute video to get an idea of how it’s done:

Microblading is not, in any way, new. In fact, the practice started in ancient Japan. The beauty industry acknowledges the Japanese tattooing technique called tebori as an early inspiration for microblading.

The practice grew popular in the West as the desire to look beautiful clashed with the increasingly limited amount of time for getting ready in the morning. Working moms, college students, celebrities, and every woman with a tight schedule stand to benefit from permanent makeup.

The demand for permanent makeup, therefore, is only bound to grow as the demand for longer work hours rises.

The advantages of becoming a microblading artist

Breaking through in the beauty industry is a challenge—but a rewarding one. Every big brand we know today started small, too. Although, of course, it helps when your market is untapped and unexplored.

Enter microblading.

The demand for permanent makeup is high, but the supply is low.

After all, there are significantly fewer microblading artists than there are hairdressers, makeup artists, waxing technicians, and nail technicians. You have fewer competitors—a strategically placed clinic means you’ll probably have the permanent makeup market all to yourself.

And while that in itself is reason to consider microblading as a livelihood, that’s not all there is to it.

Here are four other advantages of becoming a microblading artist.

1. You can make a better living

If you’re already part of the beauty industry but wanting to switch lanes, consider microblading. Our research shows that microblading artists make more than other beauty technicians.

Here’s a comparison table:

Service 1 procedure per week 2 procedures per week 3 procedures per week 4 procedures per week 10 procedures per week
Eyebrows
$500
$500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $5,000
Full lip
$750
$750 $1,500 $2,250 $3,000 $7,500
Eyeliner
$500
$500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $5,000
Total $1,750 $3,500 $5,250 $7,000 $17,000
Annual $91,000 $182,000 $273,000 $364,000 $884,000

Even if you perform only one procedure a week, you could still make more than our peers in the industry.

2. You can help transform lives

Like all beauty procedures, microblading can do wonders for a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

In fact, microblading is a popular procedure among survivors of cancer, alopecia, and other conditions.

Areola reconstruction can give breast cancer survivors comfort in light of their operations. Scalp micropigmentation is an ideal option for people suffering from hair loss.

When you become a microblading artist, you can rest assured that you’re making a difference.

3. You’ll be part of a great community

Enrolling in a microblading class is a surefire way of making friends with your fellow microblading enthusiasts. And since there’s not a lot of us around, it’s easy to stay in touch and offer support to each other—even when we don’t work in the same microblading clinics!

4. You’ll have a craft you’re proud of

Imagine a job that’s fulfilling, has a great support community, and pays well. The combination of these three factors is what makes microblading an excellent career option.

Having a career you’re proud of is essential; in fact, experts say that a meaningful career is more important than happiness.

Thinking ahead, permanent makeup is also an excellent path because microblading is a teachable skill. And as more and more people pay attention to microblading, your skills will become more valuable because you can teach them to excel in this field.

Additionally, a theory in psychosocial development posits that humans need to feel like they’re making a mark on the world, particularly in the midlife stages of their life. We reach a point where we yearn to nurture, whether it’s raising a child or showing the ropes to a subordinate at your office.

In short: no matter how many years you put on, microblading will leave you feeling fulfilled—whether it’s by helping someone regain their confidence or by teaching an enthusiastic student your skills.

Why organic microblading is the future of the beauty industry

Establishing yourself as a reliable and trustworthy microblading artist means giving clients the best possible experience there is. It’s also important in this day and age for your business to have a stand on an issue, which will show clients that you’re not just in it for the money, that you have something essential to contribute to society.

Organic Permanent Makeup (OPM) is a believer of environment preservation and natural beauty. We’d like to try and convince you to believe in our advocacy, too.

So, without further ado, here’s why organic microblading is the future of the beauty industry.

Simply put, organic microblading is safer and longer-lasting than non-organic microblading.

Organic microblading uses food- and mineral-based pigments for microblading. Using 100% natural pigments reduces the risk of skin complications and allergic reactions. It also helps the environment by lessening the need for mining, since non-organic microblading uses metal-based pigments.

Traditional microblading often results in the unsightly fading of color, hence the occasional blue or orange eyebrows you encounter on the street. Organic microblading yields no such results.

Organic microblading also has the following benefits:

  • Zero downtime
  • Zero side-effects
  • Compatibility with all skin types
  • Ability to last up to two years with proper maintenance

Why study with OPM

If you’re interested in studying organic microblading, then might as well study with the best.

OPM founder Lorine Mikhaeil is a pioneer in the industry. She was the first to create organic pigments for microblading. Best of all? She also teaches how to microblade at our very own OPM Academy.

Check out our reviews:

Our OPM Academy is highly-reviewed among beauty professionals. Check out these excerpts:

If you want to be the best in perm makeup [and] microblading, this is the school to sign up for. Unlike other teaching schools, they will work with you one-on-one until you can get to the next step. They provide models and not just one, but one after another—and all models leave happy. I provided a picture below of my first brow client I did alone in my spa after training. I am so grateful…”

Adrian L. of Redondo Beach, CA

OPM is [a] great academy. All the instructors are great. Nancy and Joy really explained everything in detail. Loraine seems really strict, but it’s really great for the students to push them towards perfection. I loved them all. Still going to practice at home, and I am sure that after coming to the advanced class, I will be totally confident in working with my clients. Thank you all.”

Sweta M. of Anaheim, CA

“I absolutely love Lorine and the OPM academy. There is no match for the extensive education you will receive for microblading and permanent makeup. After researching many permanent makeup companies, I was so pleased to find a company that focuses on science-based information while training and a class that is more than a week long.”

Melanie M. of Coalinga, CA

“[Lorine’s] course is a no-nonsense kind of course. Lorine will tell you if you suck, and she will not hold back if you need to work on something. It’s called honesty. She isn’t sugarcoating things for you. That itself is what makes it an amazing course. Things are not going to get any easier when you leave and screw up someone’s face…IT’S PERMANENT! Take the criticism and CORRECT YOUR MISTAKES!

Having a bunch of crybaby, sort of good, perm makeup artists is not what she’s striving for. It’s her business and her brand, and it’s about time someone raises student standards so that people can go to someone they can trust. “

Muffin S. of Lakeforest, CA

Join OPM after your training

In addition to learning at the hands of experts, you can choose to work at OPM after you successfully complete all the training.

By joining OPM, you can:

  • Have your photo up at our microblading artists’ page
  • Build your portfolio with our loyal clientele
  • Work with and learn from the best microblading artists in the industry

OPM also offers free areola reconstruction for breast cancer survivors, as well as offers tattoo correction and removal. By joining a company that genuinely cares for its clients, you can rest assured that clients will love you, too.

Our full list of services includes:

  • 3D organic eyebrow microblading
  • Ombre eyebrow microblading
  • Lip contouring
  • Permanent eyeliner
  • Scalp micropigmentation
  • Areola reconstruction
  • Tattoo removal and correction

Organic microblading is the key to your success in the beauty industry. Inspire women to keep raising their self-esteem, work with expert artists, and build a career that fulfills and challenges you on a daily basis.

To learn more about microblading, click here. Discover the history of OPM by reading this article.

Visit OPM Academy to find out more about available classes.

If you’ve ever considered getting lip fillers, this woman’s horror story will probably make you grateful that you didn’t.

Rachael Knappier of Leicestershire, UK, witnessed her top lip swell to twice its size following a lip filler injection at a Botox party.

The 29-year-old rushed to a hospital in London, where a medical team treated the vascular occlusion by injecting her lip with a dissolving agent.

Rachael has since discovered that the beautician lied about the type of filler she used.

Here’s the full story.

How it happened: Lip filler accidentally injected into her artery

Rachael was at a friend’s Botox party back in August when she decided to get fillers for her lips. The party had a beautician in attendance, administering the Botox and fillers to partygoers.

The British woman’s top lip swelled to twice its normal size following the injection. Prompted by this development to go to a hospital, Rachael discovered that the problem wasn’t an allergic reaction.

The problem was the lip filler accidentally injected into her artery.

A lip filler horror story, a Botox party background

“My friend had raved about this beautician and how great she was, so I decided to go ahead,” Rachael told The Sun.

“The beautician—[whom] I assumed at the time was a nurse—didn’t ask me to sign any consent forms, so alarm bells should have rung,” she added. “But being at a party with friends took away all the seriousness of having filler injected into my face.”

“The combination of the party atmosphere, my own naivety, and the beautician’s lack of training meant I could have lost my lip.”

Botox parties are becoming increasingly common in the UK, partly due to Botox being cheaper at parties than at a clinic. Lip fillers average at £300 in the UK, but Rachael got hers for only £220 during the party.

The Sun estimates that the UK sees more than a million Botox procedures annually. It also says that this number is only bound to rise.

Beauty and empowerment

“[The beautician] noticed the bump on my lip when she was doing my Botox and said she could inject a bit of filler for me if I wanted her to,” Rachael relayed.

“To be fair, she told me to go and have a think about it in the kitchen, but she’d found my weakness,” she added. “My lip is the one thing that really bothers me about my appearance.”

The desire to “fix” her lips lead Rachael to agree to the beautician’s offer of lip fillers. Rachael has a permanent bump on her lip from an encounter with a door back from her childhood.

Beauty enhancement procedures are safe in the hands of licensed professionals. However, Botox parties create an environment where women can be peer-pressured to an operation they would otherwise research about first. The ingestion of alcohol at such events can also impair judgment.

Cosmetic doctor Jane Leonard told The Sun that this isn’t the first time she’s encountered a victim of Botox parties gone wrong. The combination of unlicensed and untrained beauticians plus low-quality products often results in complications.

There are two problems that I commonly see in women who’ve had treatment at a party,” Dr. Leonard explained.

“Either they are dissatisfied with the results such as lumpiness in the filler or drooping from Botox, or they have a medical issue such as a blockage in the blood supply in the face, which is an emergency.”

Fulfill lip filler dreams risk-free

All beauty operations come with risks, but there are options that don’t endanger you as much as the others.

Organic Permanent Makeup (OPM) devised organic lip contouring as an alternative to lip fillers.

Our lip contouring uses all-natural food- and mineral-based pigments, making our microblading safe for all skin types.

Additionally, OPM employs only the best microblading artists in LA. And we’d know they’re the best—after all, we’re the premier microblading academy in LA, as well.

Interested? Drop us a message, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

what microblading is for

Today, we live in the golden age of the eyebrow. And what’s the best way to thrive in it? With gorgeous arches, of course—which is why it’s time we talked about what microblading is for.

Eyebrow makeup became extremely popular in the early 2010s, and there are no signs of it exiting the center stage anytime soon. Microblading is just one of the many ways you can get gorgeous brows—but we argue that it’s the best among the bunch.

What is microblading?

Microblading is, essentially, tattooing. The process involves using coloring pigments to recolor or fill in small areas of the body that need retouching.

What makes microblading a distinct process are the strokes involved. Permanent makeup artists utilize thin, tiny strokes, often used to mimic a person’s natural hair. This makes microblading ideal for the eyebrows and scalp, as well as the lips and other pigmented areas of the body.

Additionally, microblading is a decades-old process. To understand what microblading is for, we need to look at how it came to be.

Permanent makeup: A brief history

History points to ancient Japanese culture as a starting point for microblading, known also as “permanent makeup.” Woodworkers (known as Ukiyo-e) shifted from woodworking to tattooing as a means to earn a better living. This shift was made despite the taboo on tattoos, as the Japanese common folk was big fans of tattoos.

Horimono (or the traditional Japanese art of tattooing) utilized pigments made from charcoal and cadmium, which made for rich colors. Tattoo artists used bamboo rods with fixed needles to etch the designs on the skin. This technique is known as tebori, which means “to carve by hand.” Tebori is often cited as an early inspiration for microblading.

In the West, microblading gained traction as the economy demanded more and more time of its working population. Women wanted to look beautiful without risking being late to work. Permanent makeup allowed them the luxury of never having to retouch their eyeliner, eyebrows, or lips throughout the day.

As microblading became commercialized, however, the pigments used for permanent makeup became metal-based. This posed health problems to women, not to mention the botched microblading attempts. Fortunately, the permanent makeup industry would be saved by the arrival of organic permanent makeup.

As the name suggests, organic permanent makeup (OPM) uses pigments made from organic materials, such as food and minerals. This allows the microblading process to be safe, as well as compatible with all skin types.

OPM also lessens the need for mining as it has no need for mineral-based pigments. The beauty industry often reflects its clientele, and OPM reflects the movement to save the environment. With OPM, women can finally achieve permanent beauty without damaging Mother Earth or risking their health and safety.

What microblading is for

Contrary to popular belief, the process isn’t just meant for beauty enthusiasts. In fact, permanent makeup is a popular option for those suffering from hair loss due to cancer, alopecia, and other ailments. OPM alone offers the following microblading services that cater to different needs:

  • Organic Eyebrow Microblading. Artists use organic, natural pigments to fill in sparse eyebrows or reshape eyebrows to the client’s preferred shape. This process discards the need for your daily eyebrow makeup routine.
  • Organic Ombre Eyebrow Microblading. Eyebrow experts fill in your arches using the popular gradient method, with a darker inner brow and a lighter outer brow. Ombre brows are perfect for those reluctant to get a full brow look.
  • Organic Lip Contouring. Microbladed lips give clients a permanently flushed lip color and allow them the option of making their lips look larger or smaller.
  • Organic Eyelash Enhancement. Organic, natural pigments are used to emphasize the lashline, giving off an impression of thicker, fuller lashes. This eliminates the need for eyeliner and mascara.
  • Organic Scalp Micropigmentation. Perfect for bald spots or balding hair, scalp micropigmentation involves tattooing tiny dots that mimic natural stubble on your head.
  • Organic Areola Restoration. Microblading can be used to reconstruct or restore areolas affected by cancer treatments.

In addition to the versatility of microblading, there are also several advantages to getting permanent makeup (as opposed to traditional makeup).

The advantages of microblading

Check out the pros to getting microblading done by a pro. If you want one or more of these permanent makeup advantages, then you know what microblading is for: you.

  1. Long-lasting. Unless otherwise stated, you can expect your microbladed eyebrows, scalp, or lips to stay effective for up to two years! With the proper aftercare and maintenance, you can have long-lasting, hassle-free beauty.
  2. Time-saving. Imagine: you get up in the morning, get in the shower, dress for work, eat breakfast, then head out the door. Sounds too good to be true? Permanent makeup is wash-and-wear: no more draining makeup routines for you!
  3. Quick and painless. Eyebrow microblading won’t take up more than an hour of your time. You could visit OPM during your lunch break and be back at your desk in no time. OPM also makes sure you’re prepped and ready before the procedure, so your experience is painless and relaxing.
  4. Zero downtime. Unlike beautifying surgical procedures, microblading doesn’t require you to take a few days off from work or hire a babysitter. In fact, the only change in your day is your aftercare and your constant staring at your own gorgeous reflection!

In addition to all these, organic microblading as offered by Organic Permanent Makeup ensures your safety and health. Our organic pigments are food- and mineral-based, making them 100% safe to use. If you want long-lasting beauty that skips the health risks, go for organic permanent makeup.

The right microblading artist is crucial

We’ve all seen and heard the microblading horror stories. After all, they’re fascinating and terrifying in equal measures. Understandably, these stories have discouraged, if not scared off, many women who otherwise wanted to try microblading. Permanent makeup is no joke (hence the word permanent)—it’s only right to be careful.

The thing is, all these microblading horror stories have the same culprit: unprofessional microblading artists.

Like any other beauty procedure, permanent makeup is safe in the hands of a trained expert. Even a manicure or a haircut could end up being disastrous if you choose the wrong parlor, couldn’t it? The same principle applies to microblading.

If you’re not convinced, check out the brows on stars like Adele and Mandy Moore. These Hollywood staples have microbladed brows, and they look great. Their secret? A skilled and dedicated microblading artist.

Remember that your microblading artist should be:

  • A trained expert. Did your permanent makeup artist learn at an authorized, positively-reviewed microblading academy? Because they definitely should be.
  • Dedicated to helping you find your look. You could find a skilled microblading artist, but the question is: will they help you determine a look that fits you? Or do they just want to accomplish a standard lip and get the job over with?

Finding the microblading clinic for you

Interested in microblading? Then choosing a microblading clinic is the first step you need to take. Here are a few tips:

  1. Location. How far are you willing to travel for a trusted clinic? Chances are, there’s a number of places in your area, but not all of them might pass your standards or meet your expectations. The closer the clinic is to you, the easier it will be for you to get retouches or go in for any questions or concerns.
  2. Sanitation and safety. Microblading is tattooing, and tattooing involves making small incisions in your skin. Proper tool sanitation is essential. Find a clinic that assures you of your safety (and proves it, too).
  3. Expertise. A good microblading clinic will hire only the best microblading artists. Research on the artists in your shortlisted clinics, and find out where they studied permanent makeup. This will give you an idea of how good they are.
  4. Reviews. A clinic’s blog and website will only give you the good stuff. If you want to know what a clinic is really like, check out their reviews. Of course, note that clients often write reviews on exceptionally good and exceptionally bad experiences. No clinic is perfect—a few bad reviews shouldn’t discourage you. However, if their reviews are nothing but negative, then you best steer clear.

Organic microblading takes permanent beauty a step further

If you’re still wondering what microblading is for, then we can summarize its purpose in one word: experience.

Permanent makeup allows anyone to have the experience of waking up beautiful and confident. Microblading frees up your time and lets you experience life to the fullest, free of worry and the day-to-day grind of getting ready to face the day.

Read more about permanent beauty today, and take one step closer to a hassle-free life!


Organic Permanent Makeup offers organic microblading for your eyebrows, eyelashes, lips, scalp, and areola. Lorine Mikhaeil, R.N. both invented organic pigments and founded the first organic permanent makeup company in the US. Our in-house microblading academy takes enthusiastic students and produces skilled microblading artists. We also offer microblading pigments and tools for artists across the country. OPM is your one-stop shop for quality microblading that will give you no-risk, long-lasting beauty.

bad microblading job

An Oregon-based woman is suing her permanent makeup artist for the bad microblading job that is confining her to her home—Heidi Sausser, 37, now can not leave her home without covering up her brows.

Sausser’s salon gave her what the internet calls “Sharpie brows”, or brows that look like they were drawn on with permanent marker. These brows look extremely unnatural, almost cartoonish, and are very difficult to cover up.

She is suing salon owner Jenny Day $10,000. Day owns Totally Polished, the salon where Sausser’s brows went to get her brows microbladed.

“They look awful,” Sausser told the Bend Bulletin. “They’re totally uneven. They’re blurry and blotchy.”

She added, “They’re gray…this was never supposed to happen. I’m a natural person. I don’t like to wear makeup.”

“I don’t even know how to do makeup very well,” she said.

How the bad microblading job came to be

Sausser first began going to Totally Polished for her nails, but one day, she asked Day if there was a way she could get fuller brows and get a more natural look.

According to Sausser, Jenny Day worked on her brows with a tattoo gun in a total of four sessions amounting to $275 to $350 each session.

The tattoo produced scabs, Sausser said, which fell off and revealed her “Sharpie brow”.

Sausser tried to get her brows fixed. She went to Susan Gruber of Bend’s Permanent Makeup. Although Gruber was unable to fix the brows, she did write a letter of support.

“[Sausser] wanted help, but there was no way I could help her out, as much as I hate to turn anyone away,” Gruber wrote. “Personally, in the 25-plus years I have done permanent makeup, I have never personally seen such a horrendous job.”

“If that was my work on her face, I would not be in business anymore,” she added.

According to Gruber, the brows were of different shapes. Day also used two different black pigments to draw on the brows. And to think—microblading should never involve black pigments.

Sausser said she had not heard of the technique before she received her bad microblading job.

The court scheduled the hearing for early October.

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How to avoid a bad microblading job

Don’t let one bad microblading job scare you—microblading is safe and effective. Here’s how to make sure you never get “Sharpie brows”:

1. Never agree to an impromptu beauty procedure

Whether it’s permanent makeup or a simple haircut, don’t give in to good sales talk or the thrill of an on-the-spot decision.

Don’t take beauty procedures lightly, especially if they involve anything permanent. Research the procedure, and sleep on your decision. You might wake up and realize you never wanted it in the first place.

2. Find a certified permanent makeup artist

If you’re nowhere near Organic Permanent Makeup in LA where all our microblading artists are world-class experts, do your homework. Ask your permanent makeup artist where they trained on microblading, and read reviews about their healed microblading jobs.

Freshly-done microblading job reviews might be misleading—always look for client testimonials from a few weeks after the procedure.


Never settle for a bad microblading job—ever. Contact Organic Permanent Makeup and ask about our roadshows. We might be visiting your state soon!

top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed

A lot of people are reluctant to get microblading for their brows—and with good reason. Like any beauty enhancement procedure, microblading requires that you carefully considered your options before committing to anything. But, if you’re looking for one last push to get the brows of your dreams, then look no farther. Here’s the top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed.

1) Microblading is safe

The biggest concern regarding microblading is safety. Microblading horror stories abound on the internet—in fact, we’ve written about most of them.

Like getting lip fillers or going in for a facelift, microblading requires that you go to a professional. Don’t go to a shady parlor or settle for a suspiciously low price. Make sure to research the best microblading clinics in your area and read customer reviews.

Safe and reliable microblading clinics should have the proper certifications, as well. Also, check for location photos (to get a feel of what your visit will be like!) and videos that show their procedures (shady microblading “artists” will definitely not boast about their practices).

Of course, don’t forget to ensure that your microblading artist went through proper training and has years of experience under their belt. Never settle for a microblading artist just because they seem nice and trustworthy. Look for proven results—not fancy sales talk.

Proper research should bring you to a reputable microblading salon—one that ensures you get a safe and satisfactory experience.

2) Microblading saves time

If you spend an hour a day perfecting your brows, then you’re wasting 7 hours a week just on getting your arches done. It might not seem like a lot, but in reality, that’s almost a whole work day! Not to mention that that’s 28 hours a month that you could have spent reading a book, playing with the kids, or just plain relaxing.

The good news? Microblading means that you only have to spend one to two hours total on your eyebrows in the span of up to two years.

After one session, all you need is a couple of touch-ups, and you’re done! No more wasting time in front of a mirror. No more wasted hours looking for the brow products that work best for you.

3) Microblading saves money

Spending a hundred dollars every month on your brow pen, powder, and finishing gel? And how much do you spend a year on $50 stick-on brows (a.k.a. eyebrow wigs)?

Microbladed eyebrows don’t just give you a fresh, always-ready look—they also help you save up on your cash.

Consider your annual $1200 eyebrow makeup splurge a thing of the past. For just $500 (the price of ten eyebrow wigs!), you can get perfectly filled-in brows for up to two years.

Sounds like a steal? That’s because it is.

4) Microbladed eyebrows look good

Really, what other reason do you need? They’re convenient, they’re budget-friendly, they’re safe, and they make you look red-carpet ready.

Don’t believe us? We’ve got a list of six celebrities who got their brows microbladed. And we’ve got a bunch of photos to prove it, too:

top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed

top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed

top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed

top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed

Get your eyebrows microbladed today!

Now that you have the top 4 reasons to get your eyebrows microbladed, it’s time to book an appointment. Our experts are always ready to answer questions, and you can get a commitment-free consultation, too!

Organic Permanent Makeup even takes it a step farther: we offer organic microblading, which uses 100% organic ink pigments to give you the brows you deserve. Our services are sure to be compatible with all skin types—after all, we never use any harmful chemicals.

Ready to start looking your best? Read up on microblading today.

kim kardashian's eyebrow throwbacks

Not even beauty icon Kim K was immune to the 90s’ bad brows movement. Kim Kardashian’s eyebrow throwbacks harken back to a time of sitting in front of a mirror, plucking away until our brows looked…well, thin. Shockingly thin.

Kim is now one of the top 15 most Googled eyebrows, but her senior year brows looked about as good as ours did. Translation: they didn’t look that good at all.

Kim’s snap is a video that features her senior year photo. She also exclaims, “That was me in 8th grade. Look at my eyebrows—Anastasia would be mortified!” Anastasia Soare is the founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills and the Kardashian-Jenners’ eyebrow consultant.

The video then pans to another shot of Kim with her 90’s brows.

“Look, I was obsessed…I think this was 9th grade, yeah,” Kim says. “I was obsessed with Drew Barrymore!”

To which we respond with the question: who wasn’t?

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This isn’t the first of Kim Kardashian’s eyebrow throwbacks

This one, however, was posted by momager and mogul Kris Jenner.

“#us 1997 throwback….the best memories #proudmama,” wrote Kris on her Instagram account. The photo is of Kris with a 17-year-old Kim, a toddler Kendall, and an infant Kylie.

Not even award-winning singer Katy Perry could resist poking fun at Kim K’s brows. She left a comment, saying, “Tell Kim to show us that look on makeup tutorial pls”.

Kim replied with a, “I look horrendous! I was obsessed with Drew Barrymore and her thin eyebrows! And I discovered glitter bronze shadow”.

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Overplucked brows? It’s not the end of the world…

Or, at least, it doesn’t have to be! Some overplucked brows stay overplucked—the hair follicles being damaged so badly that the hair doesn’t grow back.

If, unlike the KarJenners, getting the Anastasia Saore treatment isn’t in the picture, don’t worry! There are other ways to get Instagram-worthy brows.

Brow expert Giselle Soto told StyleCaster that committing to a brow serum can help in growing back your overplucked brows. Make your own serum by mixing equal parts castor, vitamin E, and argan oils and putting them on your brows overnight.

“Massage the oil into your eyebrows for two to three minutes before bed, leave it on overnight, and wash it off the next morning,” Soto instructed.

You can also opt for layering castor, rosemary, or lavender essential oil on your brows or finding a store-bought serum that has the ingredients peptides, keratin, and biotin.

It’s also important to give your brows some well-deserved time off. Put the tweezers away and let your eyebrows try to grow on their own.

“Unfortunately, you can’t stimulate hair to grow any faster than your body naturally would,” Soto explained. “Eating a clean diet does increase your chances—however, eyebrow hair growth takes time.”

The good news is there’s a quicker solution

If you’re plagued by an eyebrow that just won’t seem to grow back, Organic Permanent Makeup has the answer for you: organic microblading.

Microblading is using ink pigments to create hair-like lines, resulting in fuller-looking brows. It’s a quick and convenient way to solve overplucked brows. With a single one-hour session, you can say goodbye to hours and hundreds of dollars spent on eyebrow makeup!

Here’s how that looks like:

The best part? We use only all-organic ink pigments. That means zero side effects and 100% compatibility with all skin types!

Curious to know more? We’ve got a guide to eyebrow microblading ready for you. Or, better yet, book an appointment and consult with our experts!

microblading horror story

Microblading should be a hundred percent safe—and yet microblading horror stories abound on the internet. One woman, hailing from Detroit, is one such victim of microblading gone wrong. Here’s her story.

WDIV, a local Detroit news station, reported the story of “Jennifer”, a woman who suffered from a severe, life-threatening infection after a microblading session at an unnamed salon.

Jennifer was initially pleased with the results of her eyebrow microblading session after she left the salon.

“It looked great,” she said. “I was happy.”

However, after a few days, she noticed that something was wrong.

The road to beauty is paved with…bumps?

“Each day got a little more red, but I wasn’t really too concerned,” Jennifer explained. “So, like, a few days after I noticed, they were starting to get, like, little lumps in it.”

After going to an urgent care center, Jennifer found out that she was suffering from cellulitis, a common bacterial skin infection.

“They gave me antibiotics and sent me on my way,” Jennifer told WDIV.

Unfortunately, her conditions worsened. She checked herself into the ER and spent three days confined to a hospital, taking steroids and antibiotics for her condition.

“I was terrified,” Jennifer said. “My face [was] swelling up, my eyes [were] closing, [I was] thinking, ‘I don’t know what’s gonna happen.’”

Dr. Stephen to the rescue

Thankfully, Jennifer is now under the care of a dermatologist, Dr. Stephen Grenkin.

“[Jennifer’s condition was] potentially life-threatening if not treated because what’s right behind here—sinuses,” Grekin told WDIV. “What do the sinuses communicate? Boom: they go right to the brain.”

“There are a lot of variables [for why this happened],” Grekin explained further. “In this case, [is] the patient allergic to the ink that they actually tattoo you with? That’s No. 1.”

“Is she allergic to something they used to prep the skin? Did she get an infection by getting told not to wash her face for two days? We never tell someone, ‘Don’t wash your face’ after a surgical procedure for two, three, however many days. We wash every day, no matter what procedure you do on the skin. [Otherwise], it’s not sterile.”

How safe is microblading?

“[Microblading is] a safe and effective procedure when done by someone experienced,” Debra Jaliman, MD, a dermatologist based in New York City, told Health magazine. “It must be done under sterile conditions, otherwise you can get a skin infection like staph or strep, even herpes.”

For a guaranteed safe procedure, make sure to do your homework: research the best-reviewed microblading salons in your area and inquire about how they keep their procedures sterile.

Organic Permanent Makeup (OPM) offers microblading services that use 100% natural ink pigments—that means no side effects for any and all skin types.

OPM microblading services are also performed by experts in the field—our founder and lead microblading artist is a registered nurse with decades of experience under her belt. She also pioneered the use of organic ink for microblading.

Check out OPM’s many reviews. We’re also on Yelp! You can also schedule an appointment online today; shoot us your questions, and we’ll be happy to get back to you.

nude lipstick

Nude lipstick is fabulous. You can dress it up or down however you like. If you want to go glamorous with a smoky eye, you can balance it out with a nude lip. If you want a barely-there, all natural vibe, you can never go wrong with nude lipstick. Nude lipstick seems easy to pull off, but for something so simple, it can be surprisingly difficult to find the right nude lipstick shade for you. The wrong shade can easily wash out your complexion, and you might end up looking like a zombie, or that you accidentally rubbed concealer all over your lips.

And, after choosing your shade, you’ll also have to pick out the finishes. From glosses to velvety mattes, you have endless options when it comes to finishing your pout. Celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o and Zendaya have been known to rock nude lipstick during red carpet events.

Here’s how you can choose the nude lipstick that’s perfect for your skin tone.

How should you choose your nude lipstick?

Start with your skin

Nude isn’t universal. Nude may mean something different to each person. The search for the best nude lipstick begins in the mirror. Look at your reflection and note your natural skin tone. People with lighter skin may want to go for light nude lips, but they should make sure they don’t go lighter than their own skin tone. They might end up making their lips disappear.

Nude lipstick should make you look fresh and not washed out.

Those with darker skin tones should go for caramels or deeper pink nudes. But, they can still pull off a lip color that’s slightly lighter than their foundation. Hints of orange and red also work great on people with dark skin.

Consider your undertones

Most of the time, lipstick in the tube doesn’t look like the lipstick on your lips. The color of your lips will affect the color payoff of your chosen nude lipstick. Typically, people with naturally pigmented lips will find a hard time finding the perfect nude. If you’re one of these people, you’ll want something lighter than your natural lip color.

Make sure it doesn’t match your foundation

If your lipstick matches your foundation, you might as well have applied foundation on your lips. Sweetie, you don’t want to look like a blank canvas. Be sure your lipstick is a shade different than your foundation. This “breaks” the color and really gives definition to your pout.

You could also try lip contouring to help you color inside the lines!

READ MORE: Mistakes you’re making with your lips!

Be sure to exfoliate

When you’ve finally picked your nude lipstick – congrats, by the way – it’s time to prep your lips. Why do you need to do this, you ask? Because nude lipstick can emphasize your lip’s natural texture and lines. You don’t want your lips to look cracked. Use a lip scrub to eliminate any roughness, and to ensure a smooth lipstick application. Some people prefer covering their entire lip with foundation, but you’re risking your lips looking cakey. Foundation or concealer over the lips should be reserved only if you want your lips to appear bigger. But please, please, please exfoliate if you want your nude lipstick to really “shine”!

 

 

 

microblading brows

Arched, thin like the nineties, seriously straight or au naturel – these days, you can do your eyebrows however you like. One day, you might have feathered brows and the next, you could have selfie-ready Instagram brows. The eyebrow has quickly become one of the most important features on the face. From filling your eyebrows in using brow pens and powders to going for eyebrow tattooing, there are endless ways for you to achieve those “on fleek” eyebrow goals. But have you heard of microblading brows? It’s a new and popular method of having naturally defined eyebrows the moment you wake up! That’s right, no more shaping and drawing on your brows. Microblading brows lets you enjoy brows without the effort.

Microblading brows makes use of an organic technique that utilizes a special microblading pen to draw semi-permanent individual hair strokes over the natural brow hairs. The ink touches only the top layers of the skin, which makes the hair strokes look defined yet natural. Microblading brows takes only a few hours to complete, but your microbladed eyebrows will last up to five years. Microblading artists will help you decide which type of brow to go for during the session.

Benefits of microblading brows

1.It cuts the amount of time you spend each morning doing your makeup

Ladies, how much time do you spend each morning doing your makeup? Okay, now how much of that time is spent doing your brows? If you’re like most girls, probably around fifteen to twenty minutes. Makeup takes a LOT of time, and the eyebrows are particularly challenging. To have perfect brows, you need to have proper practice and expertise. Doing your brows can take up a lot of precious time, which sucks if you’re rushing. No boss is going to take “I’m late because I was doing my brows” as an excuse! Microblading brows cuts all that unnecessary time, so you can always be on time for other things!

2.Microbladed eyebrows do not smudge or smear

Waterproof eyebrow pens are cool, but they can be expensive, and they tend to look boxy and unnatural. Despite being “waterproof”, they also tend to smudge, so you have to be extra careful all the time. Microblading brows adds semi-permanent ink to the first layers of the skin. It allows you to enjoy an active lifestyle without worrying about your brows smudging or smearing at the slightest touch.

3. Microblading eyebrows is pretty painless

Needle. Ink. You might be thinking that microblading eyebrows hurts because of those words, but despite feeling like tattooing, all of OPM’s clients have attested that microblading is actually pretty painless. This is because the ink only goes on the superficial layers of the skin.Plus, the microblading artist will use a numbing cream which makes the whole process painless. You’ll only feel a slight sensation on your brows, but that’s pretty much it!

4.Perfect brows for up to five years

By microblading brows, you’ll have brows that will last up to five years. Unlike eyebrow tattooing, where some clients end up having bluish or grayish brows, microblading leaves your brows looking natural and pigmented for years. When it’s time for a retouch, you can change up your look however you like! It’s way better than tattooing, because with tattooing, you’ll be stuck with the same brow shape for the rest of your life. Yikes!

There are many microblading studios, but for the best microblading that’s safe, organic and loved by many clients, OPM is the recommended place to go. To book an appointment, visit www.opmakeup.com or click this link to learn more about microblading.