Permanent makeup is not a new concept, but the latest, cutting-edge procedures in the industry have led to a surge in interest in these services. Microblading, one of the techniques of permanent cosmetics, is a procedure to apply pigment on the eyebrow using a manual handheld tool. Microblading has received a lot of interest from clients and is growing in popularity as more and more people are looking for ways to permanently style their eyebrows.
The best microblading procedures are done by professionals who have been properly trained by reputable organizations. Several schools are now offering microblading classes. However, those who want to be a licensed and certified microblading technician need to enroll in an excellent microblading school.
Before you decide to have a microblading procedure, you need to make sure that the person handling the procedure has undergone the best microblading training. Here is a step-by-step guide in finding a person that can permanently style your eyebrows.
1. Check for licenses and certifications.
Licensures and certifications for permanent makeup and microblading services vary from state to state, so you have to check your state’s standards when it comes to these services. Whether or not your state requires it, it is always good to know that your microblading procedure will be conducted by a licensed or certified technician. You need to check if they are either licensed by the state or have personally joined a professional organization that certifies practitioners in the field.
2. Check out their portfolio.
A certified microblading technician will be more than willing to show you his or her portfolio and the wonderful work that she has done with other clients. This gives you a chance to see if the technician has credibility and expertise. Many microblading specialists share their work on social media, so you should check them out. Their style and visual aesthetics should match what you’re looking for.
3. Go to a reputable and trusted establishment.
Not only should you check the work of the microblading technician, but you should also make sure that the service will be done in an established center that has adhered to health, sanitation, and safety guidelines. Trusted establishments should have passed city inspection. They should follow guidelines such as using brand-new blades and fresh ink for each client and using a fresh cover on the bed.
4. Ask questions prior to the procedure.
As a client, you have every right to know what’s going to happen to your brows and the specific work that will be done. You should ask what your brows are expected to look like after the procedure is done. This includes showing you the shape and color of your brows.
Make sure that the microblading technician discusses what you should expect days and weeks after the procedure. On the second to the third day, your eyebrows will get dark and thick, and on the fifth to tenth day the scabs are expected to flake off. High-quality inks will naturally fade out after a few weeks.