Welcome to the online resource for those
researching permanent makeup classes and training schools.
Congratulations on your decision to enter this exciting field!
We have compiled this site as a resource for those interested in becoming a
certified permanent makeup technician. Whether you are a cosmetologist or
esthetician working in a day spa, a tattoo artist, or are in a completely
different industry, permanent cosmetics can be an
interesting, rewarding, and lucrative business.
If you are the type of person who works hard at something, doesn't give up easily, and has the
patience to learn, this is the place for you !!
Our site includes general industry information, as well as information
on taking permanent makeup classes and OSHA bloodborne pathogens certification with renowned
trainer Terry Lively. Delve into our site
to learn the following:
What to look for in reputable permanent makeup schools.
used in the application of pigments on skin. You have a choice
in the type of equipment you
wish to train on. What are the differences in equipment, and how
do you make a choice? What are the equipment costs? What are the
pros and cons of each type of machine? Does one type
of equipment result in more of a natural look than another, or is
it simply the technique or skill of the technician? Does
the permanent makeup school include an equipment package, or do you
have to pay extra for your equipment and supplies?
State licensing and legislation, what does YOUR
state require? Each state and city has their own licensing
laws, zoning restrictions, and other requirements. We will give
you some information on where to begin your research on laws and
Color theory information and how pigments are made. Why is it so important to understand how pigments are
made? Is color theory really so scary?
Allergic reactions to pigments - are they
common? What does an allergic reaction look like, and can anything
be done if a client has an allergic reaction?
OSHA and NIOSH laws & compliance.
Are permanent makeup technicians under OSHA? How will you know if
your studio falls under OSHA? If you are under OSHA, what can
happen if you fail to comply with these laws?
to protect yourself when working on clients in your spa or
studio. Have you heard of MRSA? Is it something we have
to be concerned about in the tattoo industry? What are other
major concerns regarding safety?
Links to professional organizations. What are
the benefits of joining an organization? Is it
expensive? Is it really necessary to join? How much does it
cost? Are there permanent makeup conventions to attend?
Information on taking a board certification
exam once you have completed your primary classes.
Organizations that offer these exams include the American Academy
of Micropigmentation (AAM), and the Society of Permanent Cosmetic
Professionals (SPCP). Our site contains information on both of
What is the
future of the permanent cosmetics industry? With our economy
in a down swing, is it a wise career choice?
Why it is important to
keep abreast of your state legislation, and how to do so.
Advanced courses such as areola
re-pigmentation and scar camouflage, and recognized
trainers that specialize in these courses. This type of work is
usually referred by a physician. Once you have completed
your primary education, and have some
experience working on skin, you may be interested in an
Terry not only sees private clientele in her studio, but
is a seasoned trainer, and has taught literally hundreds
of students throughout the years. Since the beginning of
her career in 1998, she has completed over 7000 permanent makeup
procedures on clientele. She was designated a
"Master Instructor" by The Permanent Cosmetic Instructor's
Association and served as a certified trainer with the Society
of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals for 8 years. She also
served as the Texas State liaison on the legislation
committee of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. Please see our link to the right of this page if you are interested
in taking a class with Terry.
Terry offers primary and advanced certification
classes in permanent cosmetics to include the OSHA bloodborne
pathogens certification that most states require for licensing, eyebrow design and makeup
artistry . We are approved and licensed by the State
of Texas as providers of continuing education for
beauty professionals. Terry is a licensed skin care and makeup
artist in the State of Texas . She was board certified by the American Academy of Micropigmentation in 2001, and
served as an approved OSHA Outreach Instructor for 6 years. Additionally, in 2006 she became a
certified Softap Instructor. She offers beginning and advanced courses in the
United States. Terry teaches all methods of application, to include
the coil machine,
the Harmonix Digital machine, the Nouveau Contour Simplicity
machine, the standard
rotary, and the hand method (Softap). For a detailed description of each
type of equipment used in the industry, see our page titled
"permanent makeup equipment and machines most commonly used in
Please visit our links to learn more
about this fabulous industry. Each additional page
has even more links on various subjects pertaining to permanent
makeup classes, insurance, board certification, choosing a school,
OSHA, etc. So keep digging through this website and you will find extensive industry information,
and what you need to become a certified technician.
But how do you select a school? This
is a big investment, so make sure you do your homework prior to
signing on the dotted line. The following article will give you
some tips on questions to ask.
How to Choose A Reputable Permanent Makeup
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