Depending upon what state you practice in you may be eligible to practice permanent cosmetics with a training class. Some state require an esthetics license or cosmetology, RN, you want to check with your local state. Permanent cosmetics is a booming business as more of the mainstream clients are wanting these services. They are seeking highly trained professionals and compensation is high for the practitioner.
Training generally starts with a Fundamentals class that should be no less than 65 hrs. There are some “try and see” kick start mini workshops that are also a good option to see if this is really something you want to invest your time and money in. Just like any program on career training you can expect to pay around 3500 to 4000 for the fundamentals class. There is also ongoing training once you get the basics down.
Typical Fundamentals training program should include:
- Blood born pathogens
- Safety and sanitation
- Needle and machine training
- Color theory
- Basics of skin and dermatology
- Charting, compliance and client intake
- Procedures beginning to end
- Basic Eyebrow, Eyeliner, lip liner
Plan on spending time at home training on practice “skins” mixing color and color testing on real skin. Training your eye to see color, shape and the kinetic practice of needle movement. It takes time with if this is your passion you will see results and have a lucrative addition to your practice.