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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What Exactly Is Microblading?



Questions I Had About The Procedure:

What Exactly Is Microblading?
Microblading is a semipermanent technique which uses a small blade to scratch pigment into the skin to mimic fine hair strokes.

So Is This A Tattoo?
Kinda…but not exactly. The main difference is that the pigment in this procedure is put in with a blade instead of needles (although needles can be used for shading using a differnt technique) and the pigment does not go as deep into your skin as it does with a tattoo gun.

What Makes It Semi-Permanent?
In contrast to a traditional tattoo, the pigment in microblading is not being pushed as deeply into your skin. This means that over time the pigment can start to fade from sun exposure, exfoliation, or from natural oils being pushed through the epidermis. It is recommended that you get an annual touchup to refresh the strokes.

Why Is Semi-Permanent A Good Thing?
Pigments that are pushed too deep into the skin have a tendency to not look as natural as the fine hair strokes that can be created with microblading. Microblading also has a lower risk of scarring and damaging sensitive facial skin than traditional tattooing.

Does It Hurt?
Yes and No. Pain tolerance is very differnt for everyone so it can vary depending on the person. The salon I went to used a high quality numbing cream and I personally could not feel anything at all until the very end of the procedure and even then it just felt like a small scratch. Having said that though, they are slicing into your face… so even though numbing cream is used and I didn’t experience pain, don’t be surprised if there is some pain involved.

What Is The Pre-Care?
Don’t drink any caffeine the day of the procedure. Do not drink alcoholic beverages 48 hour prior to procedure or take blood thinners. Discontinue Fish Oils, Omegas, and all alpha hydroxy products one week prior. Let your artist know if you are on Accutane, Antibiotics or Proactive. Botox procedures should not be done 3 weeks prior to microblading. Lastly, It is best to NOT schedule an appointment during your menstrual cycle week and you cannot get microblading done if you are pregnant or breastfeeding!

What Is The Aftercare?
Aftercare can vary by artist and skin type but listed here is the most common aftercare. Every two hours after your initial microblading session, it is recommended that you cleanse the eyebrows with gentle soap or a make up remover wipe(Only the first day). Remove all the lymph to avoid crusting the first day. Gently wipe in direction of hair. This will not remove the pigment. Do not scrub, lightly cleanse. After 24 hours apply Aquaphor to the brows as needed to prevent dry scabbing. Over the next 7-14 days you have to avoid all extreme water exposure, saunas, heavy sweating or working out, steamy showers/jacuzzi, sun tanning, picking/peeling/scratching the microbladed area, sleeping on your face, or touching the microbladed area.

What If I Don’t Like It?
A long as you do your research and go to an experienced artist who uses high quality pigments, trust me you’re going to love it. BUT. If it eases any anxiety you may have, the pigment can be completely dissolved immediately after the procedure if you are unsatisfied with the results.

The Process:

Step 1: Numbing

Before numbing cream is applied be sure to let your artist know if you have any allergies to Lidocaine or Rubbing Alcohol.

Step 2: Mapping/ Approval

The artists uses measurements to map out the perfect brow for your face and then works with you to ensure you love it before getting started.

Step 3: Blading

The blade is dipped into the pigment and then scratched into the skin mimicking small hair strokes.

Step 4: Masking

Ahh the most attractive step in the process. After scratching the pigment into your skin, more pigment is applied on top to ensure that all the color is absorbed.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 &4 As Needed

Step 3 and 4 combined is called a ‘pass’. Artists will usually do about 3 passes to create your new brow.

Step 6: Check Out Your New Brows!

Heyoooo the best step in the process! It is important to keep in mind that at this point your brows will still be about 20% darker and thicker than the final brow will be since the inflammation makes the initial color appear darker and the strokes will shrink as they heal.

I am so beyond happy with my brows and have gotten the best confidence boost from them! If you are looking for fuller brows I would highly encourage you to check out microblading. I got mine done by the amazing artist Erica at Beverlyhillsmicroblading.com. You can also check out her work on Insta @beverlyhillsmicroblading !