A new trend is sweeping the cosmetics industry. Permanent makeup (also known as micropigmentation)
is the application of permanent pigment to the skin. This procedure is gaining popularity across
North America with men and women alike. Permanent
makeup is applied by highly trained technicians, often in a spa-like
setting. Because of the recent rise in
interest, more and more training facilities have been opening around the US and
Canada. Thinking of a career in the
micropigmentation industry? This information should help you locate the best
permanent makeup school.
Micropigmentation is the application of makeup or other pigment to
the skin, using a tattooing technique which applies color permanently to the
skin. The most requested procedures are
eye and lip lining and eyebrow shaping.
Permanent makeup allows women more free time and freedom from a daily
makeup routine. With permanent makeup,
women and men of any age can enjoy a fresh faced, natural makeup look that will
never streak or wear off.
There are many good reasons to
look into a career in micropigmentation.
- A growing
industry – as the industry grows, the demand for trained professionals
will too. This trend shows no signs of
slowing, meaning the job market should be secure well into the future.
- Ability to use existing skills – many
technicians are also skilled artists or cosmetologists, though this is not a
prerequisite to job training. Anyone
with a sharp eye and a willingness to work with precision tools will excel in
this industry. A steady set of hands is
- Helping others – Some
clients who undergo this procedure are cancer victims or have survived other
trauma. This profession is a valuable
endeavor – helping men and women look and feel their best after a traumatic
event. Many technicians find this aspect incredibly
- Client service – this is a
client facing career, which means the hours can be somewhat flexible, as shifts
are appointment-based. This career
offers an opportunity to work with and meet a variety of people. This is certainly not a boring desk job!
If you think this career might be for you, the next step is to
look into training courses. The industry
in North America is unofficially regulated by the Society for Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) who outlines
safely standards and certification curriculum.
Training and Education
The best training courses offer small class
sizes and a hands-on approach to learning.
Learners can expect to take courses on everything from information on
color theory and pigment type, to application technique and health and safety
standards. The best way to learn is by
doing, and for this reason, top courses offer some type of experiential options
as well (opportunity for hand-on practice with models).
a new practitioner, it is also important to begin building a portfolio of your
work. In the early days, your work will
be what potential clients look to when deciding to select a technician. The best permanent makeup schools offer experienced
mentors, which is the best way to learn.
So with this in mind, attempt to get an
apprenticeship position and learn from someone with greater experience that you