In a hustling and bustling world, time is of the essence. Instead of slaving away in front of a mirror, more and more women are reclaiming wasted hours by choosing permanent makeup.
In this series, we talk about how you can become a top microblading artist.
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Microblading is no casual feat. We artists have a priceless canvas: our client’s face. We can’t afford to make mistakes.
Therefore, choosing a top-notch microblading training school is essential. Without the proper training, microblading (like any other beauty procedure) can become risky, if not outright dangerous. And we know that microblading is supposed to be safe and painless, not potentially harmful.
The actual microblading procedure is often muscle memory for artists; given enough practice, the strokes become instinctive to us. The rest of the whole process, however, is another matter, however simple and straightforward.
Here’s the rundown on what happens when a client comes in for a microblading session.
Step one: Consultation
Put yourself in the client’s shoes. Imagine you’re going to let a stranger draw semi-permanent strokes on your face. You’ll want to make sure that they’re going to get it right—right?
Consultation is for analysis and recommendation. First, you analyze if the client is eligible for microblading. For instance, if they’re pregnant or suffering from a skin condition, they’ll need a doctor’s permit before you can proceed.
If the client is eligible, then you can discuss what the client wants to change or improve about their appearance.
Often, client’s don’t know exactly what they need—they’ll come in with statements like “I want a better brow” or “I want fuller-looking lips.” These are vague instructions, and it’s up to you to determine how to proceed so they can get the look they desire.
Step two: Fill-in
After the consultation, you’ll be filling in the brow or lips with a brow pencil or lip liner. The purpose here being that the client gets to see the finished product before you start tattooing.
The temporary makeup will also serve as your guide as you begin the actual microblading process.
Step three: Numbing
Before you begin the procedure, you’ll need to administer a numbing cream on the chosen area. This is to ensure that clients are as comfortable as can be during the whole process.
The actual microblading session begins once the numbing cream has taken effect.
Microblading is a technique that uses small, precise, feather-like strokes. This is achieved with the use of a specialized microblading pen.
You will need to be prepared for flinching from clients—some have very sensitive skin and will still feel uncomfortable despite the numbing cream. Other than that, the process is extremely straightforward and is often finished in under an hour.
Eyebrows appear darker and thicker than the desired result immediately after microblading. Of course, the pigments will settle after quite some time, resulting in the correct shade and shape.
Microblading requires aftercare, although this part is for the client to do. Just be prepared to field some questions and possible concerns. It’s part of the job description to keep clients informed and reassured.
Clients will likely have to come back after a month for a touch-up. Afterwards retouches are only required once every year.
Up next: What to look for in a microblading school
It’s essential to find a school that is passionate about microblading. But is all that there is to choosing a microblading training school?
Find out what factors make a training school worth your time and talents.
Read: What to look for in a microblading school