A career in permanent makeup, - also known as micropigmentation, dermagraphics, tattoo makeup or cosmetic tattooing - can be your path to being your own boss, working a flexible schedule and getting paid what you are worth. Chicago Permanent Cosmetics Center, LLC provides Permanent Makeup Training Program that will help you get started in this rapidly growing, lucrative field. Our goal is to provide you a solid theoretical foundation coupled with practical, hands-on experience.
We recognize that every student's learning curve is different and specialize in highly individualized one-on-one or small group instruction that allows us to custom tailor your curriculum and schedule to meet your special needs.
- We offer our students:
- Unparalleled in the industry hands-on training on multiple live models, different skin types and genders.
- Unparalleled in the industry free apprenticeship program for our graduates who need additional hands-on experience
- Training with machines and products from different vendors.
- Training in the setting of the operating, state-of-the-art permanent makeup facility licensed by the State of Illinois
- Reduced rate at nearby quality hotel for out-of-town students
With our program, you will learn the safest, most effective permanent makeup application application techniques as well as foundations of business practice setup and marketing. On successful completion of the program requirements, you will receive certification reflecting your level of proficiency in the chosen program.
Your first step to this lucrative career can begin right now, right here, by reading the information below and calling us at 773-706-9531. We look forward to teaching you!
BASIC PROGRAM OUTLINE
A) Introduction to Micro-pigmentation
History of tattooing
Devices used / description & development
B) Clinic Set-Up
Necessary supplies, instruments and furniture
Frequently asked questions
Pre and post procedure care
D) Health Requirements / Sanitation & Sterilization
American Red Cross and OSHA standards
Proper devices, needles and pigment handling
Sanitary measures during procedure set-up and clean-up
Disease and Infection control
E) Client Preparation and Artistic Techniques
Marking the skin
Effective topical anesthetics
Application techniques of eyebrows, eyeliner and lips
F) Color Theory
Preparation, mixing and storage
G) Review of Proper Forms
Hold Harmless Release
New Client Forms
Pre and Post Care Forms
Needle selection and application
Storage and disposal
I) Client After-Care
Follow up appointments
J) Practice Procedures
K) Study Materials
Student acknowledges that starting a career in micro pigmentation requires understanding their state and local health department regulations for permanent cosmetics. Chicago Permanent Cosmetics Center, LLC is not responsible for obtaining information concerning establishment or local permits/licenses. Student is required to contact their state or local health officials directly.
Setting a good foundation is where we begin. We cover the basics to start your training.
Machines – Learn about the different types of machines
used for the application of Permanent makeup.
Hand Tools – Learn about the different types of needles that are used for the application of eyebrows & eyeliner.
Color Theory – Understanding Color Theory is one of the main factors in developing a successful career in Permanent Makeup. Applying color theory to the field of permanent makeup requires the knowledge of pigment and skin tone = final results!
OSHA Standards – Get the latest information on governmental regulations concerning sterilization & decontamination. Learn proper procedures in setting up & breaking down your workstations. We also cover MRI Safety, the dangers of Hepatitis C, HIV, blood borne pathogens & OSHA Standards.
Business Practices & Marketing – In this portion of the class we discuss “industry standards” for finding a good location, setting up your business and what to pay or not pay for rent, sales and how to service your clients during a consultation; networking & marketing; the availability of support when you become a member of a national or local permanent makeup organization.
Aftercare – Learning aftercare and the importance of educating your clients on aftercare are discussed. An educated client is a happy client.
In this lesson you will learn about the application of Permanent Makeup to create Eyebrows.
Preparation - You will learn which topical anesthetics to use to numb the brow and how you can save time and money by mixing your colors and designing brow shape while waiting for client to numb.
Eyebrow Shaping – Learn the proper way to draw brows!
We instruct you in the proper techniques of placement, symmetry, and
choosing the best color for your client. As the beauty industry
has said for many years “brows are “sisters” not “twins”. We discuss
how to get your client to see their brows as a vital part of their whole
face, not just matching brows.
Application – You will work with your instructor on performing an actual eyebrow procedure learning technique, stretching and the difference between regular eyebrows and hair strokes eyebrows.
Eyeliner may seem to be the hardest procedure to learn but once you know the secrets of great eyeliner techniques you will see it is the easiest and quickest procedure to perform.
Preparation – Learn all about the eyes and the structure
of the eyelid. The importance of using the correct topical anesthetics
and set up is emphasized.
Practice - You will practice the hand tool technique’s
rocking motion on practice materials until you learn the proper movement.
Application – You will work with your instructor to perform an actual eyeliner procedure on a live model. It is absolutely vital to a successful eyeliner procedure to understand stretching techniques. You will go over these techniques as well as keeping your client’s eyes safe and comfortable. You will perform the hand tool technique for your eyeliner procedure.
Lip liner and Full Lip Techniques
Lip procedures have come a long way over the years; however, they still are considered a process not a procedure. You will learn the possible concerns with lip procedures as well as how fun and profitable they can be.
Preparation – It is important that you and your client
have a full understanding of the lip procedure. You will learn
how the tissue of the lip is very different to work with than regular
facial skin with pores. Color theory is the most important part
of every lip procedure and we will discuss that in great detail.
Application - You will choose and mix the correct color for your client as well as learn the various lip techniques and when and why we choose each technique for optimum results.
ADVANCED PROGRAM OUTLINE
A) Lips, Lip Liner
Overview of the color red
Lip structure, anatomy
Diseases of the mouth
Review basic issues, procedures
B) Areola Repigmentation
How to determine if areola repigmentation is medically stable
Correctly measuring for areola placement
Color/ pigment selection
Techniques used for areola repigmentation
Areola post-care instructions
C) Cleft Lip Repigmentation
How to apply lip liner and full lip color
Color/pigment selection for natural lip color
D) Camouflage, Scar Correction
Overview of skin-toning pigment
Abnormal skin: disease, discolorations, growths
Review basic issues, procedures
E) Scar Relaxation
Techniques used for scar relaxation
When to use scar relaxation techniques
F) Advanced Color Theory
In depth discussion of skin undertones
Troubleshooting with pigment selections
Understanding your machine and fine-tuning skills
How to work with flat needles
H) Advanced Techniques
"Softening" and "Smudgy" effects
Maximizing thin lips; lip color blending and pigment selection
"Pouty" Lip shaping and blending
Two-toned Lip liner and color blending
Two-toned Eyeliner effects
Hairline Eyebrow strokes and creation of a 3-dimensional look
I) Corrective Pigments and Techniques
Proper selection of Corrective pigments
Proper placement of Corrective pigments
Correcting misshapen procedures
Permanent Cosmetic / Tattoo removal techniques
Discussion of determining whether or not to accept new clients for Corrections
Liability issues regarding Corrective procedures
Consent Forms for Corrective procedures
J) Marketing Strategies
Discussion of what works and what doesn't
Cost-effective marketing ideas vs. Dollar-draining ideas
Methods of affiliating with physicians/plastic surgeons
Methods of networking with salons and spas
Discussion of advertising options, i.e., TV, radio, newspaper, booths, etc.
Discussion of what will catch your client's eye
K) Communication/Public Relation Skills
How to listen carefully to your clients...keywords to zero in on
How to handle dissatisfied clients with grace
How to encourage your clients to be your best form of advertising
L) Liability Issues
When to contact the insurance company
Tuition Fees and Terms
Basic Course - no prior experience required.
Advanced / Paramedical Course and Specialty Classes are open to Basic Course graduates or Practicing Professionals only.
5 days one-on-one Basic permanent makeup course - Tuition and training materials: $5,000.00
5 days group (2 students) Basic permanent makeup course - Tuition and training materials: $4,200.00 per student
5 days group (3 students) Basic permanent makeup course - Tuition and training materials: $3,500.00 per student
5 days one-on-one Paramedical / Advanced course - Tuition and training materials: $5,000.00
5 days group (2 students) Paramedical / Advanced course - Tuition and training materials: $4,200.00 per student
5 days group (3 students) Paramedical / Advanced course - Tuition and training materials: $3,500.00 per student
Hands On Practical - 1 day one-on-one: $1,250.00
Hands On Practical - 2 days one-on-one: $1,750.00
Specialty Classes for Advanced Students or Practicing Professionals:
Color Correction (1 day) $1250.00
Color Correction (2 days) $1750.00
Ethnic Colors & Results $750.00
Tattoo Removal $750.00
Hairstroke eyebrows $750.00
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
$200.00 deposit via cash, cashier’s check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express will reserve space in class. Student will receive a full refund of deposit if notice of intent to cancel is received within 72 hours after receipt of initial payment. Please allow an additional three business days to receive refund. Deposit is deducted from tuition and balance of tuition is due ten days prior to start of class. Student will receive a full refund of tuition minus deposit if notice of intent to cancel is received within 72 hours after receipt of payment. Neither deposit nor tuition are refundable if student fails to show up for class. However, if there is a proven emergency, we will offer the student the next available opening dates for two classes in which they can participate at no additional charge. Student must clear their schedule and pick from one of the two classes offered or they forfeit their deposit and tuition.
Chicago Permanent Cosmetics Center, LLC certification program does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexual orientation.
Attendance and Tardiness
To receive a certificate of completion, you must arrive on time for class each day such classes are scheduled. Unless changed by mutual consent, the classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 7:00 p.m. each day. Students who arrive late or miss class time, will be responsible for additional charges as listed in the Enrollment Agreement.
We do not offer advance standing for previous training or course work.
All student records will be kept for a period of 5 years from the date of graduation. Records are private and can be accessed only with a written request from the student. Records will only be sent directly to the student.
Satisfactory Progress Policy & Evaluation
Students must maintain satisfactory progress while enrolled in training. Each student is evaluated during each phase of the class. If a student's comprehension or performance falls below the passing level of 75%, re-evaluation or additional time will be recommended for practice and study before conclusion of the program. If the student chooses not to bring their skills/understanding up to a level that allows them to safely perform services, no certification will be granted even though they may complete other requirements.
You must work on live models and complete your required hours to receive certification. It is the instructor's sole discretion whether a student is ready to work on live models. If a student is unable to meet minimum standards as required, there will be no refund of tuition.
We do reserve the right to withhold certificate of completion if a student does not exhibit minimum standards of skill required to perform procedures satisfactorily. Each student may sit in on (for viewing purposes only) one additional scheduled class free of charge if either the instructor or the student feels it is necessary. If additional one-on-one training is required, student will be required to pay fees for private classes at $100 / hr until minimum standards are met for certification if student desires to continue to pursue certification.
Records are kept by the school and are available to the student as required by Illinois law.
Any questions concerning this training program which have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved prior to class should be directed to Elena Astor, 3612 W. Lake Street, Wilmette, IL 60091. 773.706.9531.
Student Conduct And Drug Policies
Students are expected to behave maturely. Students displaying disruptive behavior will be terminated from the program. Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to: harassing other students, models or instructors, possession or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or abusive language.
Students who behave inappropriately will receive a written warning. A second infraction of conduct policy will result in termination from the program. One year after termination, student may reapply for admissions to an upcoming class. Admission not guaranteed.
Ownership & Governance
Chicago Permanent Cosmetics Center, LLC is a limited liability company located in Wilmette, Illinois.