WARNING: Know The Must-Ask Questions Before Signing Up For A Beauty Academy or Training

With so many amazing new beauty treatments hitting the market people are chomping at the bit to get certified, but with so many academies and trainings out there, how do you know who to learn from? When researching Beauty academies or trainings there are many Lucrative & Exciting new beauty services to learn such as Microblading, Lash lift, Scalp Micropigmentation, Fibroblast Skin Tightening, Hyaluron Pen and so much more, but there are important things to look out for when researching an academy or trainer. In this article I am going to be going over the important questions you should be asking before signing up to have someone train you in the newest beauty procedures to ensure that you get the best training possible and avoid falling prey to inexperienced instructors just looking to make a buck!


Professional trainings should look like this one below, extremely hands on and focused on helping the students put their new knowledge into a guided practice

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Questions you need to ask before signing up for a beauty academy or training:

How long have they been in the industry and how many clients have they worked on?
With each client that an artist works on they are learning more and more every time and gaining not only a better understanding of the skin, but they also encounter a wider variety of skin types therefore giving them more in-depth experience.

How many people have they taught?
In addition to seeing how many clients they have preformed the procedure on, it is also important to see how many trainings they have given in the past to show that they are not only experienced in what they are teaching but also how they are teaching it.

Do they have a gallery with 2+ years of experience?
Another important factor when looking for an instructor is that they have a gallery that is not only plentiful, but that they have one that demonstrates they have been doing this for multiple years. Just because and instructor shows that they have worked on many clients, does not mean they are not brand new to preforming this procedure.

Do they have a successful business?
One easy way to tell the quality of a training is to look at the instructors business as a whole. Does every aspect of their business thrive? Ultimately, you are looking for a trainer to teach you a skill that is going to further and better your own business, so someone who’s business outside of the training is not thriving should not be teaching you how to grow yours!

Who did they learn from and when?
You are paying money to be certified for this new beauty skill so do not be shy about asking for the trainers background! To ensure that an instructor is not giving out certifications without having the proper training background themselves, don’t be shy about asking for their credentials and when they were trained and received a certificate themselves. This is also a quick way to see how long they themselves have been practicing this procedure for.

Are they trying to make a quick buck? Or are they the best of the best?
Signing up for a training without doing your background research is dangerous because unfortunately there are many inexperienced people out there who are offering trainings not because they want to share their experienced passion but instead because they are looking to make a quick buck! Making sure you ask all of these questions before signing up for a course is a good way to weed out those who are only in it for the money.

Do you admire their work?
Lastly, it is important to admire the work of the person you are learning from. Do your research, look at all of the instructors past work, and if you want to be giving your clients the beautiful results that they give theirs, then thats a good sign that they are the instructor you want to be learning from!


The Beauty Academy/Trainings I Recommend:


Before signing up for a training it is important to make sure that you also understand what it looks like when a procedure is taught incorrectly. For instance, if you were researching where to get certified for the new Fibroblast Blaze Needling procedure, you would want to look up and gain an understanding for what the procedure looks like when it is done correctly and what the things to look out for are when it is taught incorrectly. As a reference I have included examples of proper vs. improper techniques when preforming the Fibroblast Blaze Needling procedure below.








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5 Trader Joes Beauty Products You Need Right Now

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Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer

Although fairly new to Trader Joes, this moisturizer has quickly become one of my favorite new additions to my daily beauty routine! I have combination skin that is not only very dry, but also breaks out when I use the thick ultra-moisturizers my skin wants and needs. This moisturizer is extremely light weight and clean feeling, all while managing to keep my skin super moisturized all day long.

Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo

I have a very sensitive scalp and a budget that does not allow for the high end shampoo formulas that boast how gentle they are- so I was SUPER happy to find this pure, affordable, and not to mention well-working shampoo from Trader Joes. It makes your scalp feel pepperminty fresh and effectively cleanses my oily hair without completely stripping it.

Coconut Body Butter

Okay, I am about to confess a weird habit of mine. I CANNOT fall asleep at night if my hands are dry. It’s like all my tired mind can focus on is how dry and crispy my hands are… so yes it’s weird I know, but because of this I rely on this Super Creamy Coconut Body Butter from Trader Joes. It smells like heaven and I can’t fall asleep without it.

Blueberry & Acai Facial Scrub

There is a reason this facial scrub has become one of Trader Joe’s best selling beauty products- it works! Along with it’s amazing antioxidant powers, this facial scrub gives just the right amount of exfoliation and has the best scent!

Lavender Triple Milled Soap

Whether I am using it in the shower or just washing my hands- bar soap is my favorite for a couple of different reasons. Without going on a rant about it- I firmly believe that bar soaps cleanse more effectively than liquid antibacterial soaps because instead of killing most germs but leaving the strongest bacteria, bar soap simply causes all levels of germs and bacteria to ‘fall off’ and physically rinse away from your hands. This Lavender bar soap not only smells incredible but there are physical pieces of lavender inside of it that help to exfoliate as well as cleanse.

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What Is A Lash Lift?

So this week I had the privilege of meeting up with @mollywoodbeauty at the @beverlyhillsmicroblading salon where she answered all of my questions surrounding Lash Lifts and even treated me to the process itself! This post includes answers to questions about Lash Lifts I was not able to find anywhere else followed by pictures of the process itself!

~Before~

~After~

Questions I Had About The Procedure:

What is the difference between a lash lift and lash extensions?
A: Lash Extensions consist of some form of ‘mock’ lashes being applied to your natural lashes to make them look fuller and longer, the natural lash is not altered in any way. A lash lift does not add any foreign substance to your lashes but instead a treatment is applied to your natural lash to darken, lengthen, and curl them so when people ask if they are your real lashes you get to proudly respond HECK YEAH THEY ARE.

What exactly is applied to my lashes during a lash lift?
A: During a lash lift the beautician will apply a treatment to lift, darken, and curl your lashes over a rounded form that is placed on top of your eyes at the beginning of the process (see pictures below), followed by a deep conditioning treatment to strengthen and nourish the lashes.

Is the process different at every salon? How much does the process of giving a lash lift change from salon to salon?
A: The process of preforming a lash lift does not change much between salons, but the experience of your beautician and quality of products used during your lash lift does. Just keep in mind that a cheaper lash lift most likely means that they are using cheaper products on your lashes and your beautician may not be as experienced!

How long do the effects of a lash lift last?
A: A lash lift lasts the duration of your natural lash cycle, which for most people is about 8 weeks.

Is there pre-care before I get it done?
A: There is no pre-care before you receive a lash lift but it is best to come to the appointment with no mascara or any other eye makeup on.

What is the aftercare?
A: The only aftercare for this treatment is during the first 48 hours after you receive your lash lift while your lashes are still setting. For 48 hours after the treatment you want to avoid water, steamy showers, and eye makeup. Your beautician should also give you a clean mascara wand to comb your lashes during that 48 hours to ensure they set nicely. After the first 48 hours you are free to enjoy yourself with a good swim, cry, night out with makeup on, etc! It is also recommended for continued care that you use a Keratin Mascara to keep the lashes healthy. Find Keratin Mascara here!

Can I wear mascara on top of my lash lift?
A: It is not advised during that first 48 hours after the lash lift to wear mascara because you will then have to take off that mascara and you want to avoid washing/scrubbing your lashes during that time, but after 48 hours- YES!

The Process:

Your eyes are cleansed (my favorite part- it was so relaxing!) and shields are applied under your eyes and a curl forming shield is also placed on top of your eyelid


Eyelashes are carefully separated and placed into the perfect shape against the form where they sit with the solution to help set them. You can see where she is setting my lashes against the form on the right compared to my lashes on the left that have not yet been touched.


Here the beautician is applying a deep conditioning treatment onto my lashes


Lastly, all of the shields are removed and your new and improved lashes are revealed- Ta Da!


Want a Lash Lift too?? Check out the rest of Molly’s work here or look at all the other amazing beauty treatments Beverly Hills Microblading has to offer!