Hey you! Let me guess … You’ve taken a Microblading training and you’re ready to start your new beauty business! I want to share with you a few tips for Beginner Microblading Artists.
Here are the Top 5 Tips for New Microblading Artists:
1. Invest in high-quality tools and products to ensure the best results for your clients.
I know that we all love an Amazon purchase and it’s typically the first place we go to find anything. Well, when it comes to Microblading and the Permanent Makeup industry, Amazon is not where you should be buying all of your tools. Now, I won’t lie, you can buy most of the things you will need on Amazon, but the items you shouldn’t buy on Amazon are the following:
2. Practice on artificial skin or practice sheets before working on a client to improve your technique and gain confidence.
You must do this! Your Microblading trainer should have taught you at least one stroke pattern that you will use when working on clients. Practice, with your blade, on fake skin, over and over again to gain confidence in your pattern. Repeatedly practicing the same stroke pattern will build muscle memory and give you confidence when it’s time to work on a client.
When practicing on fake skin, be sure the table you are working on is at the height of the bed your client will be lying on. Do not sit on your couch and work on your stroke pattern with your fake skin on a book, in your lap. It’s important to have good and proper posture. Keep your Microblading tool upright, at 90 degrees, keep your below in close to your body, and pull the stroke smoothly through the fake skin. If you catch yourself pulling the blade away from your body or in what feels like an awkward direction, you aren’t doing it right.
We suggest blocking time out almost everyday, and sit and work on one side of a piece of fake skin of brows. This is typically 8-10 sets of eyebrows. Doing any more than that will strain your eyes and your work will begin getting sloppy. You can also start creating bad habits. So start small.
3. Take a reputable Microblading course to learn the latest techniques and safety protocols.
There are a lot of Permanent Makeup courses available. Do your homework when shopping around. Contact the academies that you are interested in and find out: how many they have in a class, what they will go over, what you will receive in your kit, if you get to watch a live model’s treatment, if you get to work on a live model, and most importantly if they are available for questions after the course is complete.
Do not choose the cheapest training you find. Likely, it’s cheap for a reason. They likely do not give you quality items in your training kit and/or aren’t available to you when questions arise post training.
4. Communicate clearly with your clients about their expectations and desired outcome to ensure their satisfaction.
We always say, “under promise and over deliver”. You never want to give you clients false expectations because that will only make them upset and ultimately give you a headache. If you’re new, be honest about being new. If a client tells you that they want something that you know you can’t do or that you don’t feel comfortable doing, it’s best to turn them away as a client. I know it will be hard to turn down money but it will be better in the long run, I promise. If you work on a client that you know you shouldn’t and they are unhappy with their brows, you will either spend your time, for free, trying to fix their brows, and/or returning their money, and you risk a bad reputation because they will tell everyone they know, not to go to you. So, save yourself the headache and be upfront and honest with every client you encounter. Grab our Freebie on “How to Talk to Clients”.
5. Continuously educate yourself and stay up-to-date on industry trends to remain competitive and offer the best service possible.
New tips and trends are always coming up so be sure to always know what’s going on in your market. This doesn’t mean that you should jump on every trend that arises but if one seems like it will be a good service to add to your treatment list or a class will ultimately make you a better artist, then take the class. We suggest one class a year.