ABOUT THE CLASS

 

The thought of sticking needles in someone's face should bring a certain amount a fear to anyone wanting to learn this profession, to say the least!!! That's a good sign. It means that you are serious about wanting to get the best education you can when it comes to performing Permanent     Cosmetics. That's a great way to guarantee that you are going to start out on the right foot in your career. That is why I spent a fair amount of time doing what you are doing right now. Checking out all the schools and instructors to make sure I found the right one. I was lucky to find one of the best in  this field in Alexis Lawson, from Softap. And I flew to California to attend her class. It was one of the last classes she taught, before dedicating all her time to her company to make it the success it is today. I then went on to train with Sandi Hammonds, from Premier Pigments. That, combined with 9 years of experience is what I bring to my students. Experience is the key to success. There is a lot of technical information in the training manual. But, unfortunately, it won't tell you the pitfalls, the war stories, the wrong turns, and mishaps that can occur. I try to include this as much as I can, as I feel that this is just as important as the technical aspects of learning Permanent Cosmetics. 

Secondly, I try and teach the "natural" end of enhancement and definition, rather than "make up." Natural, looks as real as it can get, as opposed to overdone or "fake" which is every client's biggest fear. A lot of client's come in wanting EYELINER, and leave with a very natural EYELASH ENHANCEMENT which makes the eyes "come alive." Of course, there will be some client's that  insist on a very heavy make up look. As long as it is a realistic expectation, I will do it. But it wouldn't be the first time, if I politely declined the client's request, if I think it is for the wrong reason. Like I have said, there is a lot to learn in the 60 hour curriculum! I once did a client's request for Ruby Red Lips, Heavy Eyeliner,  & Eyebrows, just like Marilyn Monroe. I normally would not have done this, but as it was, she did a Marilyn Monroe show in the Catskills, 5 nights a week! So I though that was appropriate. 

Lastly, I try and steer my students towards looking at Permanent Cosmetics as a professional service, not something to be done in the salon, or tattoo parlor (not that there is anything wrong with salons, or tattoo establishments!). But more in the Doctor's Office and Day Spa environment. New Jersey has done an incredible job in elevating Permanent Make Up to a Professional Status in making it a regulated field. I think that's where it should be, especially with the increase of MEDICAL TATTOOING. I hope New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut will follow in the coming years. 

BELOW IS A BASIC OUTLINE OF THE 60 HOUR COURSE. 10 OF THESE HOURS ARE PRE-STUDY TO BE DONE AT HOME WHEN THE STUDENT RECEIVES THEIR TRAINING MANUAL.

 
DAY ONE

  Throughout the course there are many “Golden Rules” given to Students. These are usually things you need to remember that will keep you out of “trouble” and lessen the chances of law suits  (Ex-Golden Rule Number 1- “Never, Ever do anything on a client that exceeds your Training Level!!! If you didn’t learn it, Don’t Do It, Don’t even Try It, Don’t even Think It!!”)

  A fair amount of time used in the class is taken up by QUESTIONS from the Students which are highly encouraged!

  Introductions

            Brief History of Permanent Cosmetics

            Discussion of what the goals of each Student are

  LEGAL ISSUES

    Expectation of the client

     Malpractice Insurance

Discussion and Examples given of Consent Forms, Aftercare forms, Cold Sore Release Forms, and all other forms applicable.

Camera Techniques to take “great” Before and After pictures

Sterilization

            Cleaning

            Environmental Control & Housekeeping

            Protective Equipment

Equipment, Pigments and Supplies

Infection Control

Pre Procedure Instructions

Allergic Reactions

THINGS THAT CAN GO WRONG

Procedure Room Preparation

How to Meet and Greet the client, Conduct a consultation, Explain the procedures through “Before and After” pictures, answer all questions, and prepare the client for the procedure.

How to explain to the client all Aftercare Instructions that are essential for a good result!

Anesthetics

How to put your machine together

Demonstration of Technique

Discussion of Eyebrow, Eye, and Lip Procedures

How to get a Good Result when using your machine

STUDENTS WILL PRACTICE ON PRACTICE SKINS CREATING EYEBROW SHAPES, EYELINERS, AND LIP LINES

  Students should be competent, and comfortable enough to create eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip lines on lambskin by the end of the day!

 

               DAY TWO

Live demonstration of an EYEBROW procedure will be performed by the Instructor.

Students will have the opportunity to “go over” the areas where the Instructor created, just to see what it really feels like to implant color into the skin of the client

Students will then, under the direction of the Instructor, perform the following:

1.      Meet and greet the client (Model)

2.      Conduct a consultation-Find out what the expectations of the client are???

3.      Explain the procedure(s) through Before and After pictures

4.      Answer all questions

5.      See if the Client wants the procedure performed at that time

6.      Explain the consent form to the client, and have them fill it out.

7.      Take Before Picture

8.      Applying anesthetic to treatment area.

9.      Student will then Perform an Eyebrow Procedure on  Model

10.  Take After Picture

11.  Explain Aftercare to the client

Students will perform as many brow procedures as time will allow. A discussion will end the class where the instructor will critique the students work, performance, and answer any questions concerning the procedures.

 

DAY THREE

Live demonstration by the Instructor of an Eyeliner, or Eyelash Enhancement procedures on a Model.

Students will then, under the supervision of the Instructor, perform the same procedure on Models

Students will perform as many EYE procedures as time will allow. A discussion will end the class where the instructor will critique the students work, performance, and answer any questions concerning the procedures.  

                                                                                                                                                                      DAY FOUR

 

            Live demonstration by the instructor of a LIP procedure on a Model.

Students will then, under the supervision of the Instructor, perform the same procedure on Models.

Students will perform as many LIP procedures as time will allow. A discussion will end the class where the instructor will critique the students work, performance, and answer any questions concerning the procedures.

   

                                                                                                                                DAY FIVE

 

            Students will be given a quiz to test them on the knowledge they have learned and retained over the last four days!!!!.

            They will then perform, under the supervision of the Instructor, more procedures on Models.

The class will rap up with a discussion and questions.

Discussion of the Board Certification, and the American Academy of Micropigmentation, and the Permanent Cosmetic Conferences, and continuing Education they offer.

The Student, after passing all practical, oral and written tasks, will receive a Certificate stating that they have passed the qualifications in the five day course to become a:

                                                                   “MICROPIGMENTATION TECHNICIAN”

So there you have it. This is just a small peak into the PERMANENT COSMETICS course given by Michael Katz from MICHE PERMANENT COSMETICS. Please feel free to call or email with any additional questions. We run 2 courses a month usually running Monday through Friday. We only take a maximum of 3 students per class to give individual one on one training. We will make the scheduling of the class convenient to all students.  If you are coming from out of the area, there are local hotels to accommodate you. We hope to hear from you soon!

IF YOU WILL BE TRAINING WITH US, AND WILL BE PRACTICING IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE APPRENTICE PROGRAM THAT MUST FOLLOW THIS COURSE.