Welcome to our dedicated FAQ blog post for Permanent Makeup Training with K.B Pro! Here you will find some of our most commonly asked questions along with the answers.
How long does training take?
Our training courses vary from 3 months to 1.5 years depending on the level that you wish to attain. The great thing is that once you’ve completed your first Assessment Day, you can begin to work as a Brows Artist. This enables you to earn while you learn if you do choose to train to a higher level.
What qualifications do I need?
You don’t need any qualifications at all. Karen, our founder, is dyslexic and really struggled with academic qualifications at school. This is one of the many reasons why she first chose a career in permanent makeup over 20 years ago. Karen has since gone on to win the NatWest ‘Woman of the Year’ along with many other awards including the English hair and Beauty Awards Permanent Make Up Specialist of the Year Award! She is proof that you don’t need to be armed with qualifications to be successful.
Do I need to be artistic?
Having an artistic flair will help but it’s definitely not essential! What’s most important is having the willingness to learn. We will teach you how to design templates bespoke to your clients using special tools. We will also teach you how to design every hair stroke in the brow – you’ll become a natural with practice!
You won’t need to change your accommodation. Training starts with interactive online studies (you can do this element of training from home, on a train, in the park…anywhere where you can get online!), prior to attending our academy for one-to-one training by the UK’s top Elite-Artist trainers. Academy days are spread out, so you’ll simply need to stay in a nearby hotel for a couple of days at a time when necessary. Lastly, you’ll complete a series of case studies followed by a final assessment day.
Will I receive a qualification?
Yes, you’ll get a Level 4 qualification* in one of more of the following:
- IQ Level 4 Organisation in Facial Permanent Cosmetics (Machine Method)
- IQ Level 4 Organisation Certificate in Hair Stroke Eyebrows (Machine Method)
- IQ Level 4 Organisation Certificate in Hair Stroke Eyebrows (Hand Tool Method)
*If you can demonstrate you already have a Level 3 qualification. If you don’t have one, that’s not a problem. We can provide you with a fast track Level 3 qualification with The Guild of Beauty Therapists which only takes a week to complete.
What is a Level 4 qualification?
Level 4 qualifications are designed for people working in technical and professional careers. Examples of Level 4 qualifications include NVQs, professional diplomas, HNCs, higher apprenticeships and certificates of higher education. For permanent makeup and microblading artists like you, Level 4 provides professional recognition of your training and skills and safeguards your career in the event of a change in government legislation.
No – not in the sense of sitting a written exam anyway. We don’t believe in putting our students under that sort of pressure and besides, it’s not a good method of determining if you’ve reached the standards expected. To check you’ve retained the knowledge needed, you’ll complete case studies and our online study modules. Your practical work will be reviewed on Assessment Days, along with your case studies which are completed in your own time.
What happens if I fail my Assessment Day?
We’ll determine what support you need and provide additional training free-of-charge. Once we think you are ready, you’ll then be able to re-sit your Assessment Day. Please do not worry about failing, we will help you every step of the way and give you everything you need to enable you to pass.
How much can I earn as a Permanent Makeup Artist?
Let’s look at how much treatments retail for: Hair stroke brows (the most popular treatment) typically retails for £395. Of this, about £370 is profit. The treatment takes about 2 hours to perform. It would be irresponsible of us to say you’ll be working flat out performing these treatments, but if you perform only 3 of these treatments a week – that’s over £1,000 per week. In fact, permanent makeup artists can earn more than Doctors, Judges and even your local MP. Don’t expect to earn this from the outset. You’ll need to reduce your price to build up your client base first, but once viral marketing takes effect, you can then expect to increase your prices and number of treatments you perform.
Besides giving people naturally flawless brows, eye liner and lips, if you choose to develop your skills with our advanced levels including Medical Tattooing, you will be able to do the following:
- Cover scars in the brows
- Realign cleft lips
- Apply permanent natural-looking hair stroke brows and eyeliner for alopecia sufferers and cancer survivors
- Recreate the appearance of the areola on survivors of breast cancer
- Treat burns (including acid) victims
We hope that our post was helpful and that we’ve managed to answer your questions. Got a question that we didn’t feature? Please send it to us over on our Facebook page or Twitter and a member of our team will be in touch to help you. Alternatively, you can call us on 01977 655 630.