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Choosing the Right Permanent Makeup School

Choosing the Right Permanent Makeup School

A New Type of Makeup

People who are interested in breaking into the hair and beauty industry often see cosmetology school as their best bet. While becoming a traditionally licensed cosmetologist might seem like the only option upon first glance, there’s a new whole world waiting to be explored.

Permanent makeup and scalp micropigmentation is an industry that is rapidly growing, with people all around using these services. Artists go through special training to ensure that they have the right skillset and can give customers long-lasting, high-quality results. Because these results are permanent, the training is vastly different from a traditional cosmetology school.

Which school is right for me?

If you’re thinking about entering the world of permanent makeup, there are a few big things to consider when choosing the best school to attend.

  1. Cost. Cosmetology school can be pricey, and permanent makeup training is no exception. Some schools boast cheap classes at an accelerated pace, and while this certainly seems enticing, it may result in a subpar education. Take the time to research which schools offer the best training at the best price for you. 
  1. Location. Although permanent makeup is quickly becoming more and more popular, there are not always a lot of options near you. Thankfully, most schools have their locations listed online, like the one from the website of Team Micro. Most major cities have some sort of school available. If there’s not a school near you, you might have to consider either relocating or making the commute. It’s a small price to pay for being able to chase your dreams.
  1. Time. Once you have the first two issues taken care of, you might think you’re good to go! However, you still need to make sure you have ample time to get everything sorted out. A lot of people in school for permanent makeup and scalp micropigmentation have to balance work and school. Both commitments take up large chunks of time, so plan accordingly and make sure you can balance both while also getting proper rest.
  1. Specialization. Are you solely interested in learning how to apply permanent makeup, or are you like the team at Scalp Season and more of a scalp micropigmentation person? While you can always learn both, consider specializing in one or the other. It might cut your clientele at the start, but you’ll get a more in-depth training on what you’re truly passionate about. Of course, if you’re passionate about both, do both! 

From this, permanent makeup can be further specialized. You’ll likely be trained in most areas of permanent makeup, but if permanent eyeliner has a special place in your heart, you might want to focus on that and really perfect your skills. It’s never a bad idea to go with your gut and run with it.

There’s no one-size-fits-all program when it comes to permanent makeup. Everybody has their own needs and wants. Hopefully, these tips will help you make the best decision when it comes time to take the plunge.