What is Microblading & Microblading Certification?


If you’ve ever wanted to expand your skills as an artist or aesthetician to permanent makeup, microblading training classes are the perfect way for you to accomplish it. There is a high demand for microblading services that utilize the latest technology with training and techniques that give the look of a natural, sculpted brow. Get started now to become a certified microblading artist with OM Design Academy.

What Is Microblading?

Microblading is a form of permanent makeup that gives the client the ideal brow shape and fullness. This semi-permanent process creates tiny scratches that are filled in with pigment to look like natural brow hairs. It is ideal for those who have sparse, disappearing, or overplucked eyebrows, as well as for those who want to improve the architecture of their existing brows. Even clients with alopecia who have lost their eyebrows completely can have multidimensional, beautiful, and natural-looking brows again with microblading.

What Does It Involve?

The professional microblading process uses a handheld tool that looks like a rattail comb with a thin blade and 10-12 tiny needles. It differs from tattooing in that it doesn’t use a typical tattoo gun, the pigment is less concentrated, and it isn’t embedded as deeply in the skin. The blade is much thinner than the microneedles, creating very precise hairlike strokes. Depending upon the individual’s skin type and lifestyle, the results can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years.

Since the procedure does break the skin, there is some aftercare required to prevent infection. The client must keep the area dry, avoiding face washing, showers, or sweat. They will need to apply an antibacterial ointment for the first 24 hours, then a thick ointment for a week. Retinol or acid facial treatments must be avoided until the wounds have healed to prevent fading of the pigments.

Can I Perform Microblading on Anyone?

There are some people for whom microblading is not recommended. In more detail throughout our microblading academy training, we’ll discuss some general guidelines that identify those who are not good candidates for microblading the brows. They include those who answer yes to any of the following:

  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation
  • Undergoing chemotherapy
  • Currently taking or have taken Accutane within the last year
  • Taking blood thinners like aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.
  • Allergic to alcohol or numbing agents
  • Under the age of 18 years old
  • Have diabetes without a medical clearance
  • Have had MRSA in the last six months
  • Have a transmittable blood disease such as HIV or hepatitis
  • Have an abnormal heart condition without medical clearance
  • Have any kind of skin condition on or near your eyebrows, such as eczema, shingles, or rashes.
  • Have very Oily Skin
  • Have dark pre-existing eyebrow tattoos or permanent makeup

How Much Does a Microblading Training Course Cost?

The OM Design Academy offers live and online microblading courses. The 2-3 day live courses in Dallas for microblading and shading start at $500 and go up depending on the options chosen. Our online microblading and shading classes are taught by none other than the world-renowned Lisa Om, founder of the OM Design Academy. As a beginner, you can get certified fast with the base option for $750.

Do You Have To Be an Aesthetician To Do Microblading?

All of the OM Design Academy course graduates are instantly certified upon graduation. Regulations vary from state to state for the practice of microblading. Some states have little to no regulations requiring an aesthetician license to perform microblading services. Some states like California may require you to register as a body art practitioner.

Whether or not your state requires you to be a licensed aesthetician, your potential clients will want to know that you have graduated from a training course and have been certified as a microblading artist. Lisa Om, the founder of the Om Design Academy, has trained all over the world with the masters in permanent makeup and other aesthetic arts before offering her training. She is respected the world over for her achievements, talents, and expertise. Her academy also garners respect and recognition for meeting the highest standards of excellence.

How Much Does a Microblading Artist Make a Year?

An established microblading artist can expect to earn up to $600 per procedure. The average annual income working approximately four days per week can range from $187,200 to $624,000 per year. However, there are several factors that can affect the net earnings, such as supplies and overhead like office rent, utilities, support staff, and other expenses. It is easy to see why investing in microblading academy training has an excellent return on investment.

Building a successful microblading business starts with:

  1. Getting certified as a microblading artist by undergoing our training programs.
  2. Having a complete, high-quality set of tools and supplies.
  3. Having a website and presence on social media.
  4. Practicing your craft to build your brand and reputation.

What Can I Expect From the Course?

Depending upon the type of class and the level chosen, there may be some differences. Let’s look at the options in more detail.

Online Classes

Our online classes taught by the famed Lisa Om allows students to progress at their own pace. It is designed for all experience levels, from entry to experienced. It includes detailed videos outlining each step of the procedures and lectures to prepare you to meet the OM standard for certification within six months with ongoing supervision and support. You can expect to receive all the tools and supplies to master the craft of microblading.

Our microblading and shading class covers everything from an introduction to the art and practice of eyebrow microblading and shading to color theory, pigment study, skin anatomy, brow study, and brow mapping. You will be expected to complete all lessons to receive a certificate. You will also receive six months of access to the forum, lifetime support from the master trainer, and manual shading supplies. Shading machines are available for purchase.

Live Classes in Dallas

The OM Design Academy live classes in Dallas give our students the ability to learn with hands-on training. The final day of the 3-day course allows students to work on a live model under instructor guidance. Upon completion of the live class, students are automatically enrolled in the online program. For those new to the microblading or permanent makeup profession, we highly recommend enrolling in the Gold or Platinum Package to ensure that you meet all the requirements to begin practicing your craft upon completion.

The Gold Package includes blades and a manual shader. The Platinum Package includes blades, a manual shader, and a machine bundle. With the Platinum live class option, you’ll also be admitted to the apprenticeship program to continue to hone your craft while working with your instructor in a real-world environment. To begin your exciting and lucrative career as a permanent makeup microblading artist, enroll in our courses today. Classes sell out quickly, so don’t hesitate. For questions, please contact us today.

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