Why organic microblading is the future of the beauty industry
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.
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:
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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!
— 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.