How to chart a successful career as a Permanent Makeup Artist in India

As a permanent makeup artist, I can’t help but laugh at the irony of it all. Despite the high-stakes nature of the job, the pressure to not mess up, and the very real possibility of permanently altering someone’s appearance, I still find it incredibly rewarding. And the fact that there’s less competition in this field than in any other fields of beauty like hairdressing, makeup or injectables, the higher profit margins we can claim are just the icing on the cake. It’s like being a unicorn in a world of ponies. Eyebrow market in the UK in 2018 was a whopping $20millions, imagine that with India’s population. Plus, let’s not forget the best part – being your own boss! I mean, who wouldn’t want to wake up every day and answer to nobody but themselves? It’s like living the dream, just like having permanent eyeliner.

Whether you’re transitioning to permanent makeup from an unrelated field or already have experience in the beauty industry, there are these fundamental requirements for pursuing a career as a permanent makeup artist.

Physical Abilities: A good vision and sturdy back bone. Permanent makeup, especially the brows require the ability to see very clearly. However magnifying glasses can always come to your rescue if clear vision is not your strength. Also it’s important to check if you can sit for 2-3 hours at length with your neck craning downwards? Having a steady hand can be really helpful, many women have an inclination to arts and indulged in drawing, painting & other artistic abilities. That can aid in fast pacing your success, but it’s definitely not a deal breaker if you don’t come from artistic backgrounds. Many of our students come from diverse fields like IT professionals, accounting professionals yet with the right amount of practice they have proven themselves to be successful PMU artists in india.

Choosing the Right trainer: When choosing training for a permanent makeup course or microblading course, it’s important to consider several factors to ensure you receive a high-quality education. Look for a trainer with extensive experience in the industry and a proven track record of success. Check their credentials and qualifications. One crucial factor to consider when choosing a permanent makeup course trainer is their artistry skills. It’s essential to look at the finer details of their work, including their brow shaping techniques and stroke patterns. Analyzing these details will give you an indication of their level of precision and attention to detail, which is vital in the permanent makeup industry. By scrutinizing their artistry, you can gain insights into their personal style and decide if it aligns with your goals and vision for your own work.

Additionally, choose a professional permanent makeup training academy that is dedicated to providing ongoing support and mentorship for a few months after the course is complete. Finally, read reviews and testimonials from previous students to get a sense of the trainer’s teaching style and the overall quality of their course.

As the first diamond certified American academy trainer & first phi certified Nano brow artist in India, Many of my students choose me for two reasons, first is my credential & second is details of my work. Most of the BrowMaster PMU academy students have said that they found our work very soft and natural which led them to sign up for our course.

One of the most important tips when choosing a microblading course is do not go for an online course as your first course. Your first course in permanent makeup has to be a classroom course as a lot of these skills are sensory and require understanding of space, depth & pressure etc which can not be learnt virtually.

Also don’t enroll with someone just because it happens to be the closest or cheapest option available. The cost for microblading classes can range wildly from being very cheap to very expensive as well. Researching well for the best microblading classes across many options is really important. You might end up making costly mistakes on someone’s face and have to consider retaking a more expensive course all over again.

⦁ Can you invest time in Practice?: Before enrolling in a semi permanent makeup course, it’s important to recognize that developing the skills necessary for this art form takes a significant amount of practice. It’s essential to ensure that you can dedicate sufficient time to practice on your own to develop your techniques and gain the confidence required to perform procedures on clients. Therefore, prospective students should consider their availability for practice before committing to a permanent makeup course. Finding at least 3 – 5 hours per week for a few weeks post the course would really go a long way in making it a great career move.

⦁ Behavioral Attributes that help :

1. Patience – to concentrate and artistically work on a feature for 2-3 hours.

2. People skills- enjoying conversation with clients and making them feel comfortable and safe

3. Resilience – to accept criticism & mistakes, you will be perfect very soon but only after you made a lot of mistakes, you have to accept that path to perfection by allowing yourself to make mistakes and dealing with their consequences wisely.

4. Professionalism: Which goes for protecting clients as well as protecting yourself. Maintaining professional distance from the clients is extremely important so that they do not take advantage of you as an artist. Having strict policies with regards to being punctual for appointment, cancellation, rescheduling, touch up charges, etc etc on your consent forms as well as in your verbal consultations will help you a huge deal in having a conflict free relationship with your clients.

Continued education & professional development: Most successful artists in permanent makeup have taken many courses for the same topic. Investment in education is the best investment. It’s not to say that one course may not be enough, but with more courses you learn all aspects and become a subject matter expert. I myself have taken more than 22 certifications from around the world in my 4 years of career and I don’t regret doing so. Yes, some training were better than others but it helped me to learn what to do and what not to do as a trainer and helped me become a trainer who is really appreciated and cherished by her students. As they say – No education goes to waste. I recommend my students who are really passionate about their artistry to take at least one new training every year

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