Is 3-day Microblading Training Course Sufficient?
Microblading demand has been growing exponentially over the past few years. It is taking North American beauty industry by storm and creating promising careers for many beauty professionals both new and experienced. Along with this growth comes immense competition and we have recently seen large amounts new artists as well as training centers pop up everywhere. We are extremely glad that this relatively new industry is gaining momentum and being validated by the public, however, with the lack of strong, structured, and uniformed training across board, it is hard to tell which trainer or artist are qualified to perform this treatment.
We were surprised to find that most training centers for Microblading is only 2–3 days maximum and a certificate of completion is given at the end of the 2-3 days period. Can you imagine learning a skill that requires understanding of the depth of the skin, different medical condition that contraindicates this treatment, how different colors of pigments will heal on different skin type, age, and ethnicity plus the actual technical skills to perform the procedure on a real person, all in 3-4 days time.
Having a back ground in medicine, I personally think this is very irresponsible to the clients that are spending on average $600-$1500 per procedure to beautify their face and putting their trust in you as a beauty professional.
When I first stumbled upon Microblading about 2 and half years ago, I was shocked that the teacher I paid 3 thousand dollars to teach me at the time gave me a certificate in 3 days time. After I was done with the training, she said “ You are ready, now go make some money”
But the fact was, I felt so unready. My stomach was in knots thinking that I was actually going to cut open their skin and perform a rather “permanent” procedure on them
At this point in my medical career, I was working with surgeons and nurses in the operation rooms doing open heart surgeries, liver transplants, crazy insane surgeries of all sorts. Needless to say, I was no stranger to blood and the human anatomy. But, I was afraid to perform a small superficial cut on someone’s skin in comparison. This is just to show you 3 days are NOT enough for an artist to grasp the knowledge needed for Microblading, let alone the technical skills needed to be a great Microblading artist.
Since I felt unready, I continued to search for other schools that were teaching Microblading and subsequently paid over 10 thousand dollars for multiple courses. When Peaches and I opened SIX+AIT, we had the vision to someday create a deeply thorough, effective, and responsible Microblading course that would revolutionize how Microblading is being taught currently in North America. That vision is going to slowly come together in the next year. 2018 is going to be the best year yet!