What to consider when enrolling onto a brow training course
When exploring the options for brow shaping and colouring courses, make sure you follow these top tips.
1. Take it seriously
“Microblading isn’t something you take on lightly,” says Teresa Frake, master technician and head trainer on LCN’s microblading and semi-permanent make-up (SMPU) courses. “Whenever a treatment becomes popular, people set up courses with no previous experience. There are people out there who’ve done training then been unable to get a licence or insurance because the course wasn’t right for them,” she says.
2. Make sure the course teaches a variety of looks
“Have a more open mind about how each brow is different. It’s so important to be able to create brows that suit the client,” says Jessica Jane Hannah, training manager for KLM, which distributes Billion Dollar Brows. “You could have a 19 or 70-year-old and there’s not just one look.”
3. Be prepared
“Before you start a more advanced course do as many brows as you can, be it waxing, tinting or just make-up. Think about the symmetry and how you’d balance the brows. It’ll help build confidence,” says Emma Apps, trainer for the Eyelash Design Company.
4. Commit to practising
“Make sure you’re serious about wanting to do this – you’ll be tattooing people’s faces. Really consider if you’re going to have the time to commit to practising,” advises Karen Betts, founder of KB Pro. She adds: “Research the trainer – how long have they been training others?”
5. Do your research
“We advise prospective students to contact their local council before enrolling to make sure they can get their licence. You need a place to work and a licence or each premises – you can’t do microblading in your house; it must be in a room that meets clinical requirements,” says Frake.
Professional Beauty North, taking place at EventCity, Manchester, on 13-14 October, will bring a vast array of brands offering brow treatments and products, as well as offering training on different treatments, including the new brow lamination.
Make sure you visit The Eyelash Design Company (stand F34) and Hello Gorgeous (M83) to find out more about this game-changing brow trend and don’t miss out on the brow lamination live demo on the Trend Watch stage, on Monday 14th October at 3pm – book your place here.