MEET THE ARTISTS
Who is a microblade artist?
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing. It uses a thin blade made up of tiny needles to create small, very precise cuts in the skin of your eyebrows. Then pigments are applied to the cuts to mimic the look of individual hairs. The result is very realistic and natural.
A microblade artist is one is able to perform microblading incisions and tattooing with the utmost professionalism and safety, to ensure client satisfaction and beautiful results.
How do you become a microblade artist?
Microblading is a very rewarding profession, with super high earning potential and the satisfaction of helping others. To get started, the four essential steps are:
- Learn about microblading as a profession.
Like any worthwhile endeavor, this is a commitment that requires an investment of time, money and effort.
- Get trained.
Microblading is semi-permanent makeup. Your clients won’t want to suffer from your mistakes, so it’s very important to learn how to do it correctly.
- Get certified.
This shows potential clients as well as licensing boards that you have learned all aspects of microblading, including safety and hygiene.
- Obtain any required license for your state.
This is the final step and it varies by state.
The process to become a licensed permanent makeup artist varies by state. Some states require very few hours of training, while others will require anywhere from 300 or more with an apprenticeship program approved by the state’s board of cosmetology, or whichever board regulates permanent cosmetics. The spectrum is huge — some states don’t even regulate permanent cosmetics.
What makes a great microblade artist?
1. The brow artist should be licensed and trained in microblading.
The brow artist should have training from a reputable institution
such as 3D Brows Academy, Occhi Lash & Brow Studio & Training and PhiBrows.
These organizations specialize in keeping up with the latest techniques and machinery, and ensure that the microblade artists are also on top of their game!
2. The brow artist should offer you a consultation where you get to meet them, have your brows analyzed, and be able to check out the cleanliness of their studio.
Consultations are very important in choosing a great microblade artist. A brow artist who knows her stuff will be happy to share her insights with you and also show you the professionalism with which she upkeeps her studio.
3. The brow artist should take great precautions to be sanitary during all steps of the process.
The treatment room should look and smell clean.
Artists should change their gloves frequently and disinfect surfaces between clients.
Also, a professional brow artist will ask the clients about their health history, to avoid any adverse reactions.
They should exclusively use single use blades that are in pre-sterilized, sealed packages. Do not settle for anything else! A great microblade artist knows that when it comes to our face and skin, no amount of saved money is worth using cheap instruments or unsanitary materials.
4. The brow artist should be a master of her craft through years of practice, practice, and practice.
Brow artists typically practice constantly on latex skins and mannequins in order to maintain their skills. After they gain experience and are comfortable with the different techniques, then they practice on real eyebrow art models. They are willing to be humble and constantly learn.
Ask them about their journey in becoming an eyebrow microblading artist, and how often they practice or how they stay updated on their technique and methods!
5. The brow artist should have an accessible portfolio or social media of their past work and happy clients.
Look for healed results on the brow artist’s website / Facebook / Instagram page. Healed results are what make a true brow artist shine. The brow can look good at first, but depending on the precision of the strokes and technique used, the final look can differ.
6. The brow artist should be always willing to hear you out and take into account your opinions and concerns.
Although the one making the strokes and doing the procedure is the artist, a great brow artist is one who knows how to listen to their clients’ opinions and concerns about what is desired and what needs to be done.