Getting Started as a Microblading Professional

The microblading trend is in full force, as many people are looking for ways to achieve the ultimate eyebrow. There are countless microblading before and after stories, which are prompting even more people to try microblading themselves to get that 24/7 perfect brow.

This rise in microblading customers means that there’s also a need for more beauty technicians to perform the treatment.

Here’s what you need to know about microblading and how you can become a trained microblading professional.

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Get the Perfect Brow Shape

Rather than using an eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows or define their shape, microblading is a semi-permanent way to get perfect brows without the daily maintenance.

The microblading professional starts by working with the client to define the goals and identify the desired look.

For the microblading, the salon technician uses a specific tool with a series of needles. After numbing the skin, the fine needles are pulled through the skin, adding pigment to mimic eyebrow hair, resulting in fuller, well-defined brows. See the process in action in this step-by-step video.

A microblading treatment lasts one to three years, helping clients achieve lasting style without the permanence of a tattoo.

“Unlike eyebrow extensions, which you have to be careful about maintaining, microblading is low maintenance,” said Nadia Afanaseva of Eye Design in New York. “After healing, you can rub them and enjoy swimming. No special care is necessary, except for a brief touch-up once a year.”

Learning Microblading in Dallas, TX

Aspiring microblading professionals can learn the treatment in addition to a professional esthetician training program that covers the basics of face shapes, brow arches, and style. Combining esthetician skills and microblading techniques provides the framework for helping clients achieve the perfect arch.

Students in the Esthetics Program at Ogle School in Dallas learn a range of beauty skills including makeup techniques, facial treatments, client management, and more. The program can be completed in as little as five months for full-time enrollment and 11 months for part-time enrollment, and post-graduate students go on to take microblading courses with our Dallas partners.

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Becoming a Microblading Professional

Microblading professionals are part of the network of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, and they typically offer their services at permanent cosmetic facilities, spas, salons, doctor’s offices, and other facilities. While the industry is fairly new, it’s a thriving one, as more people look to streamline their makeup routine with permanent cosmetics.

In the latest Industry Profile Study from the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, eyebrows accounted for the highest percentage of new treatments and maintenance visits. InStyle prices microblading at $700 to $800 per client, making the skill a valuable one to have in your service offerings.

Learn more about the Ogle School Esthetics Program to find out how you can start your career in the beauty industry.

About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.