Now that permanent makeup is on the mainstream map, in large part due to the microblading explosion, there are more and more people from all walks of life pursuing a career in this area of the beauty industry.
As an artist and entrepreneur myself, I think this development is exceptional! Especially when statistics show that females are grossly underrepresented in the world of business ownership. The beauty industry, however, has always been an exception to that rule. It's a space that women know well and more and more women are taking ownership of that every day and becoming their own bosses!
As passionate as I am about eyes, brows, and lashes, I am more passionate about women feeling confident and being independent, whatever that looks like for them. For some of the women I interact with, that may mean that I can give them eyebrows that they lost due to Cancer. For others, it may mean that I can teach them the skills they need to finally quit the job they hated and do something they enjoy for a living.
All that said, certainly a job in microblading and permanent makeup is not for everyone! Read on below for my take on the job itself and what it takes to be great!
The truth is ANYONE can learn to be a permanent makeup artist. I had ZERO professional beauty background and worked in corporate America when I took my first class. My students have been stay at home moms, nurses, lab techs, estheticians, and entrepreneurs, to name a few. The three employees that currently work for me as artists worked in insurance, photo editing, and customer service. Your background is truly insignificant - if you have the qualities listed above, and you understand what makes the job tough, you too can do this.
If you'd like more information on our training and mentorship programs, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Amber Harrison is the founder of Brow Envy and now owns two salons with several employees, and also teaches people how to microblade, run a business, and more!