Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique used to create the perfect eyebrows for any face type. Using this method, you can create pretty much any look your client desires, be it a bold, full brow, or a light, more natural arch.
The first question you might ask yourself if you are planning to take up microblading as a career is what is the price range for permanent eyebrows makeup. Microblading eyebrows costs can range from $350 to as much as $1000. The variation in pricing depends on the your skill, qualifications, experience and quality your art. Another determining factor is the location where you conduct business.
So, if you are looking at becoming a permanent cosmetic professional, you will need to assess your costs to be profitable, while also delivering the best quality results from your customers.
Cost of Training
There are different ways in which you can train to become a microblading professional. There are online courses, live workshops and other methods such as internships or on the job training.
Some are online courses can be really cheap and even promise you a "free" microblading kit. Avoid these!! Look for classes that are certified by the Private Post Secondary of Education, and offer courses that are no more than $2,500 per course.
Cost of Tools/Pigment
The total cost of microblading tools will vary on the brand of your toolkit. You will need to look at getting a really good microblading pen/machine, the needles (blades), pigments, measuring calipers, a microblading ring, a portable massage bed, the right kind of lighting, microbrushes, numbing cream, and other supporting tools such as wet wipes, alcohol pads, face masks, and so on. It would be a good idea to invest in some really high-quality pigment. The better your pigment, the better your results.
Also invest in some really good artificial skin pads so that you can get in loads of practice while you learn the finer nuances of microblading. This part of your training is critical, since microblading can go horribly wrong if not done correctly.
Poor microblading can lead to a bad brow job (at the best) to some serious infections and scarring (at its worst). Customer reviews carry a lot of weight, and it can destroy your business before you have even had a chance to grow. So, practice, practice, practice. Which means investing in those skin pads.
Cost of Accreditation
Depending on where you live in the US, the Department of Health requires you to get Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate with an approved training school. You will also be required to pay for a "registration fee" to receive your "Body Art Practitioner Certificate" in the county that you will be working out of.
However, as we said earlier, the type of permits you need to aquire will depend on you. If you want to work for yourself as business owner or work for someone as an employee. So, make sure you do your homework and find out which licenses you need to operate and the associated cost of that license.
You should also get certified by the AAM or the SPCP. These certifications cost about $250 each, but what they in do in terms of boosting your credibility is worth it.
There will be other costs also associated with stepping into the microblading industry. Advertising and marketing, for one. Even if you use social media, or create online ad banners, it will cost you a certain amount of money, and a lot of time and effort.
If you’re planning to set up your own salon, then the property costs, renovation costs, staffing and salaries and so on will also need to be considered.
The End Result
When you look at the amount of effort, work and practice that goes into becoming a microblading professional, you will understand why the best microblading professionals charge so much for their services.
And if you want to do well in this highly competitive – but lucrative – space, then you need to consider all the costs and commitments you will need to make to succeed at this profession.