Microblading Semi Permanent Makeup
ITEC Level 4 Certificate
This Microblading Semi Permanent Makeup Level 4 VTCT Certificate, provides learners with the relevant skills and knowledge to provide microblading treatments.
This course is designed for Beauty Therapists and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a fully commercial advanced microblading practitioner.
This qualification is the only Level 4 qualification offered by VTCT in Microblading. The VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Microblading is about using Microblading, a form of cosmetic tattooing to create make-up effects to enhance facial features. This qualification requires learners to develop skills to carry out Microblading treatments. This qualification allows learners to gather practical evidence and experience in a realistic working environment on real paying clients.
Learners must achieve all mandatory units including:
* Enhance appearance using micro pigmentation treatments
* Management of health, safety and security in the salon.
* Quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector.
Learners will develop their communication and customer service skills
and widen their knowledge of the principles and practices of level 4 aesthetic therapies.
Two Day Workshop
Drawing of the eyebrows is as nail art, a major skill that require attention to detail. It is not enough just to visit, listen, and watch. The point is to practice, practice and practice. The training is just a beginning step in the introduction with the microblading technique, because the skill of eyebrow drawing is built during the long period of practice. Therefore, our general goal during this initial/basic training is to teach you how to practice.
In the period after the initial training you continue everyday communication with us. We are here to assist and help you achieve your goals. We will assist you with demo's, skype calls, zoom meetings, illustrations and more until you are ready to graduate.
There are no marks for your work. It is perfect or not. In overall the average time for obtaining the certificate is about 2 months. 6 out of 10 students in average receive certificate from D P A U. (unfortunately we think that many of them work regardless of the certificate).
Communication with us does not stop after receiving the certificate. During the work and aboundance of questions would arise and then you will need the biggest support. We are at your service 24/7, 365 days of the year.
In order for you to be satisfied with the education you need to have realistic expectation. Success depends solely of your effort, hard work and time necessary for practice. Your utter dedication to microblading will yield you with the expected results and along with them, the certificate- affirmation of your working skills. All the certified students have the right of participation to the Masterclass or Perfection traning. All certified students of D P A U, who have demonstrated supreme technique of eyebrow drawing, have fulfilled the first condition to become Royal Artists one day.
The following conditions are:
– using high-quality materials in work
– forum activities (PMU & microblading world community)
– sharing information selflessly and supporting new students.
Royal Artist’s proclamation has to be unanimous by all D P A U Educators and Examiners.
– Registration and signing of the contracts between D P A U and each student
– Basic information about the course that would help the students to have the realistic expectation regarding the training and mastering the skill of microblading (duration of the course, support, obtaining the Certificate etc.)
– golden ratio and forming the shape of eyebrow on the paper
– putting the blade in holder; opening the bottle with pigment; U blade;
drawing the hair strokes ; video material
– drawing the hair strokes on skin simulation (latex)
11: 15 – Level 1
11:30 – Level 2
11:45 – Levels 3 and 4
12:00 – Break
12:15 – Level 5
12:30 – Level 6
12:45 – Levels 7 and 8
13:00 – Lunch break
Recap on theory and technique
Theory; information for the clients; skin problems
appearance of hairs; pressure (superficial and deep); pigment
note: check the time beginning with the organizer
Positioning in levels according to the practice and works from the previous day
Practice on live models (first group of students)
– drawing the shape
– usage application and measuring the symmetry
– proper stretching of the skin
– usage of anesthetic
– filling the pigment and degree of pressure applied to the skin
– further practicing on live models (the second group of students)
Questions and answers
– delivering the Certificates of attendance to students
note: check the time beginning with the organizer
NOTE: The hotel accomodation is not included in the price of the training.
Being a manual skill, microblading requires a certain amount of time spent practicing. This amount of time is not counted in days. It is counted in months.
The initial two-day microblading course represents an introduction to the technique where the students become familiar with practice and basic problems of the technique and skin.
After this two-day microblading course, the students stay in daily contact with the Academy via email, skype or telephone calls where they upload their works and pass levels. Only when they pass all eleven levels they obtain their certificates. Average time needed for obtaining the certificate is between 3 and 4 months. The students spend about 150 hours practicing during this time.
Theoretical part of microblading course:
Knowing when we must not do the treatment is equally important as knowing how to draw the eyebrows. The theoretical part focuses on skin problems, post-treatment care, pigments, shape, symmetry, etc.
The practical part comes down to practice on skin simulation on the first day and practice on live models on the second day. Practicing on live models represents filling in the strokes drawn by an educator, so that there is no possibility for the students to make mistakes since they are working on the existing marks. The aim of this practice is that the students see how it feels to work on real skin and to eliminate fear in this way. Another aim of this practice is to get the feeling for the right pressure to a certain extent.
The topic of hygiene is the most important one and it is presented through a sequence of preventive steps that need to be taken in order to avoid possible problems. Each microblading course includes a starter kit, regardless of the fact whether it is a basic or a professional one.
more about or Micro Pigmentation Qualifications
Perfection training has been designed for students who want to get additional knowledge and practice after obtaining the certificate.
Perfection trainings usually last for one day and during these students master new skills and perfect the old ones. Perfection training can, but does not have to, include work on live models.
By rule, a small starter kit is obtained within the perfection training. Training prices are not fixed and they vary depending on the educator to work with. Current training starter kit 2019 contains 3 boxes of disposable brush tools and one package of D P A U after care cream.
Masterclass is the biggest event in Permanent MakeUp and Microblading history.
It is being held once a year in Sydney, it is a gathering of most important persons in Permanent and semi permanent make up. Where they introduce others to new skills and techniques, teach others how to keep up with innovations and of course have fun. Also there is a ceremony of D P A U awards. On the first day party is being held with worldwide superstars, dress code for this party is traditionally white.
Premium Kit contains following tools and equipment:
– Brush Disposable Tools / 30 pieces
– Brows Professional Pigment Colors / 10ml / 3 pieces
– Brows Premium Pigment Colors / 10ml / 5 pieces
– Mineral Pencils / 2 pieces
– Phi Compass
– Skin Candy / 5 pieces
– Scissors & Tweezers
– Silicone caps / 50 pieces
– Universal Microblading Holder (Eccentric / Classic / Round)
– Latexes / 3 pieces
– Blades / 50 pieces
Premium microblading kit contains materials needed for professional microblading. This is the most complete microblading kit containing all the possible tools and equipment used in this job.
MORE INFORMATION ON MICROBLADING
What is microblading?
Microblading is a type of eyebrow architecture. It is all about creating the best shape for each face – a totally bespoke approach for each client.
The process is very precise thanks to the tool that is used which is effectively like a pen with the nib being a sloped blade with 10-12 little needles at the end - needles that don’t penetrate the skin but just delicately scratch the surface, much like a paper cut.
The needle very finely implants featherweight strokes with a medical grade pigment on the epidermis layer for the skin, creating fine, realistic and natural hair strokes.
How is microblading eyebrows different to having your brows tattooed?
Microblading, unlike tattooing, is not in the deep layer of skin, but more on the surface. This is also not permanent, and the colour fades within 18 months.
The hair strokes are far more natural and finer than any tattoo, as a handheld needle/blade is used – there is no electrical gadget that permeates deep in this technique. There is therefore more of a scratching noise, rather than a buzz of a tattoo gun which pierces the skin so deeply.
Can you be allergic to microblading?
There are people who are sensitive and allergic to some pigments, but in my experience this is extremely rare. I will always perform a patch or scratch test to check you are not allergic prior to the treatment.
How much does microblading cost?
A microblading treatment costs $350 - $700. This includes a consultation, the initial treatment as well as a top up treatment after 6-8 weeks.
What actually happens when you get your eyebrows microbladed?
1. I shape the brow area by threading the hairs, cleaning up the area and preparing it for the treatment.
2. Numbing – this takes 40mins using a topical ointment. While this is working its numbing magic, I'll show the client colour swatches and discuss together the best shade for their desired look.
3. 10 minutes before the numbing cream has got to a stage of working, I'll use my tools to begin measuring the area around the brows, taking into account face shape, symmetry, facial features etc.
4. Then I begin the needling process - gently implanting the pigment via featherweight strokes. Each stroke is a superficial line in the skin where the colour pigment seeps in and settles then. If there is any discomfort at this stage we add another quick layer of numbing cream to the area which will become effective after 5 minutes.
5. I add on a final layer of pigment that stays on for 5mins, clean the area and et voila – beautiful brows!
6. In 6-8 weeks there's a top-up session to fill in any gaps where the pigment hasn't taken or healed properly.
Why is there a top up session and when does this happen?
The top up session happens after 6-8 weeks. This is the time where I can assess the first steps, and add in any further strokes and add a darker pigment if preferred.
What happens in the mean time?
You'll need to follow the after care instructions (see below) and avoid any picking or scratching. Your eyebrows will start to heal over, much like a tattoo, which might cause irritation but is totally normal.
In the next ten days or so your eyebrows will change colour, might become flaky and look like they've faded but this is totally normal. They'll reveal their final colour and shape after around 30 days. This can then be topped up at the second session.
How do you know what shape to go for? Should we bring pictures?
Clients are welcome to bring in images of the style of brow they like, or come in with the brow make up they normally wear on a day to day basis – but I'll determine the colour and shape to use from my years of experience.
GET THE RIGHT COLOUR...
People come in and tend to want darker than I suggest, but it's always better to go a little more natural – you can always add more into the top up session for a darker colour.
I'll look at your hair colour, eye colour and skin tone using the Fitzpatrick Chart, which also takes into account how your skin will change with sun exposure etc., to ensure the correct colour pigment choice.
GET THE RIGHT SHAPE...
I'll measure up your eyebrows using a Microblading Ruler to choose the perfect shape of brow which is individual to each client. Based on this, I'll freehand the final shape.
How long does microblading last?
Microblading lasts anything between 12-18 months, but the longevity of the pigment will depend on your skin type.
People with slightly more oily skin will tend to last around the 12 month mark before needing a top up, but those with normal skin can last up to 18 months.
Your brows will eventually fade away if you don’t continue with top ups every 18 months or so. There is no scaring or discolouration with the pigments used, so you wouldn’t know if you left them to fade out.
Does microblading hurt?
It doesn’t hurt as such, it is more a sensation. The process itself is not painful thanks to the numbing ointment that is applied. It's sometimes the sound of the blade which people find worse – a small scratching sound.
The whole process is very quick – it's actually the numbing which takes most of the time (50mins), you aren’t under the needle for the whole 2 hours.
Can microbladed eyebrows be undone/removed?
Yes – the pigment used leaves no scarring or discolouration, and I can use a salt/saline solution to remove microbladed brows.
It is very important to know and understand that brows will be up to 40% darker in shade for the first 7-10 days during the healing process where scabs can form and flake off.
Ladies can sometimes leave the studio, and two days later be terrified that their brows are too dark, but please be patient – as this is totally normal! After 7-10 days, you will begin to see the final colouring.
The Pre-Microblading Rules
There's a few of them...
1. Do not pick, tweeze, wax or have electrolysis one week prior.
2. Do not use sunbeds or sit in direct sunlight two weeks before.
3. Do not have any type of facial or peel two weeks prior.
4. Stop using any retinol or Vitamin A products one month prior.
5. No exercising on the day.
6. Do not have botox three weeks before.
7. Do not take fish oil or Vitamin E one week prior (these are natural blood thinners).
8. Do not wax or tint your eyebrows three days prior.
On The Day...
1. Do not drink alcohol 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.
2. Do not drink coffee 2 hours prior.
3. Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen 24 hours prior.
The Post-Microblading Rules
1. Gently wash your eyebrows every morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap such as Cetaphil. Ensure all soap is rinsed away and dry by gently patting with a tissue. This will not remove the pigment.
DO NOT use any cleansers containing acids or exfoliants.
2. Apply a very small amount of coconut or rosehip oil to each brow morning and night.
Things to consider once your brows have been microbladed...
- Use a clean pillowcase
- No picking!
- No facials, botox, or peels for 4 weeks
- Avoid exercise for 1 week
- Avoid direct sun for 1 week
- Avoid long, steamy showers for 10 days
- Avoid swimming for 10 days
- Don't wear any make-up or use skincare on your brows until they've healed.
- Remember, your eyebrows aren't finished until after the second session.
Additional Cost to all courses/per course
$500 Administration Fee
$100 Uniform Fee
$150 ITEC Exam & Administration fee
$500 kit Fee (students can source their own kit)
$1500 Micro-Pigmentation Kit (students can source their own kit)