Its official if you’re unhappy in your current job, you’re not alone. In a recent report by Investors in People, it is reported that 1 in 3 people are unhappy in their jobs. Perhaps you have not even started your career and are looking for viable options to start your own business. You may already be in the beauty industry and are looking at diversifying. Permanent makeup won’t disappoint, as flexible hours and weekend work are part of the job. It’s a career that if planned right will give you more time to spend with your family and friends, whilst still making a good living. Don’t forget that as you gain more experience and confidence, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake advanced training in specialist procedures such as scalp pigmentation, cosmetic camouflage and paramedical tattoo work, which are all lucrative niche procedures, which will add extra income to your monthly revenue streams.
Whilst a guaranteed salary can never be set in stone, especially if you are starting out as a freelancer, it is crucial to set aside time to map out your outgoings and potential estimated income. Pricing on treatments will depend on location, experience, overheads, local competition and customer demands. It is a general rule many new PMUs charge between R900 and R2000 for a set of brows. Add into that, additional revenues that can be generated by eyeliner and lip treatments which will inevitably form the foundation services of your new business. A picture of your projected finances will then become clearer.
The field of Permanent Cosmetics is an exciting and growing industry. As is often the case with a rapidly growing field. Success is directly related to the quality and amount of training you receive. The best way to learn is from someone who will train you privately or perhaps with only one other person in the class. Classes must include hands-on training with live models. Going to a reputable instructor is essential. Continued support you will receive to answer your ongoing questions that are bound to arise is important. Make sure that you are able to come back to work with the trainer if you have a problem? Also be sure to pick a trainer where you are able to call for help at any time? Don’t be shy to ask questions. Ask how long the instructors have been in the industry? How many procedures have they done? Ask to see their portfolio. Some people feel they can train on all levels after only two or three years in the industry. This is just not so. Take instruction from the best and be confident in your decision.
Be sure to talk to someone else who has taken training from them. How much continuing education has the trainers taken? Look for certificates. Any good instructor should be attending continued education. This industry is advancing so rapidly that if a trainer is not keeping current, they are not someone who can teach you the latest advances and techniques. Look for a combination of work experience and continuing education.
In the same way that you’d approach any life changing decision, it’s important to be objective and approach your new career as a true professional, which means taking into account all the fact, both good and bad. Permanent makeup has become a popular beauty treatment, with many celebrities endorsing the benefits it brings. Media and celebrity coverage creates desire and as a result the demand for permanent makeup procedures for both male and female clients alike has never been greater.
If you are interested in taking a course or have any questions please contact Belladerma.