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How to Become a Permanent Makeup Artist

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How to Become a Permanent Makeup Artist

Beginning your journey to becoming a Permanent Makeup Artist ? Heres a few key guidelines from Inbox Artistry to to help you get started

First Understand Your State requirements for Permanent Makeup

It's important to start researching what your state or country requires to become a Permanent Makeup Artist.  Tattoo regulations varies from each state in the US. Some states may fall under the state regulation or states health department.

California: Los Angeles  Regulated by California Department Of Public Health


Once you have researched your state requirements, the next step would be where to get your Certification.

Second Getting Trained and Becoming a Certified Professional

If Permanent makeup is not regulated or become certified is not a requirement for your state or county, we highly recommend you to still invest in a proper training with a trained professional.

Thoroughly research the training course you are investing in and understand what they are offering.  Some academies offer a training course that covers eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips. While some offer specific training such as Microblading or Ombre. Courses are divided between Beginners ( aka fundamental, basic etc.) Advance ( aka perfecting training or techniques course) , and Online training ( aka webinars) 

Here are some guidelines to what to look for when researching on your training course and instructor.

  • Blood borne pathogen training
  • Years of experience
  • Continued education as an educator
  • Class occupancy
  • Length of training
  • Previous student work
  • Hands on training with models

Key Topics that should be covered

  • Client Consultation
  • Technique ( Brows, Eyeliner, Lips)
  • Skin Anatomy
  • Health and Safety
  • Sterilization and Sanitation
  • Color Theory & Mixing
  • Previous work and Correction Techniques
  • Eyebrow Design with different facial structures
  • Equipment selection and assembling.

Once you've completed training consider joining consider being a part of an  accredited group of Permanent Makeup. 

1. Society of Permanent Cosmetic Profession 

2. American Academy of Micropigmentation

We hope that this gives you a clear idea of what it is needed to become a permanent makeup artist. Here at Inbox Artistry we wish you a successful PMU journey!!! 

Comments on this post (1)

  • Dec 27, 2021

    Hi there! One of my college mates is considering becoming a professional makeup artist and has been going through some of the available options for him to do so. You did a great job in explaining the importance of complying to the local rules and regulations before becoming a professional. I’ll certainly forward this article to him so that he’ll enroll into the right place later.

    — Amy Saunders

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