The History Behind Semi-Permanent Makeup
The initial step towards gaining your level 4 certification in semi-permanent makeup is to understand the history behind pigmentation, how it is developed and how pigments have evolved over the years. You will then be guided through the autonomy of the skin and cellular structures, along with how pigmentation will react and affect the skin.
During your career as a semi-permanent makeup artist, you will be faced with many different clients with different requirements; it is vital always to have the ability to provide the client with their desired end result. During training, you will be taught the colour theory aspect including the different types of pigments you may have to work with. This is important when matching a shade to the exact tone of the client.
Hygiene and Safety
Hygiene and safety is a critical factor involved in semi-permanent makeup, failure to comply with regulations will result in fines and risk of closure. You will be guided through the most effective, proven sterilisations methods for needles and equipment along with infection control procedures. The trainer will have extensive experience in the industry, so will also teach you how to enforce waste segregations in your facility. The disposal of equipment, especially needles must be done professionally and safely.
An in-depth assessment of the client must be performed before attempting to start any form of semi-permanent treatment, which is why it is vital to always embark in an initial consultation. During training, you will understand all contraindications that must be considered pre-treatment.
Your trainer will also cover the importance of pain management and how different individuals react to pain. You must be able to take a professional, medical approach to pain control discipline and be aware of several different ways to calm stressed clients.
A full application tutorial will be performed including how to prepare the treatment room, practitioner and client for the application of pigments.