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This fundamental/basic course is designed to give the new student and transform her/him into a knowledgeable and skilled permanent cosmetics technician. Students who take this course will graduate with the understanding and confidence in performing eyebrows, eyeliner, lip lining and shading procedures.The Fundamentals Permanent cosmetics class will be based on Milady’s Aesthetician Series Permanent Makeup: Tips and Techniques,

The class will be taught by the group of instructors lead by Paola Soto Briceno, whose Master esthetic background will provide the student with an "enhanced understanding of proper safety precautions, including sterilization, sanitation and the avoidance of cross-contamination." which will be crucial for the student’s personal the clients’.


The training will be completed in a period of 90 to 105 hours (depending on the program you choose), which will be divided between 12 days of 5-9hrs each (2-3 days a week for 6 weeks). Classes will have a maximum of 6 students per class, if more students are allowed another trainer will be assisting the class.

Classes will be divided into 6 days of theory, in which students will also complete a minimum of 2 hrs of practical training on fake skin; followed by 3 days of demonstrations by the instructor (1 days per area and its different techniques- Eyebrow, Eyeliner and Lips); to finish with 5 days of practice on live models with a minimum of 2 models per day.


To introduce and the student into the Permanent Cosmetic industry and its techniques by giving them the necessary knowledge, tools and hands on practice


Fundamental/Basic Training Course Curriculum

1. Virginia tattooing laws and regulations.

2. Machines and devices.

a. Coil machine; b. Hand device; and c. Others devices.

3. Needles.

4. Anatomy of the skin

5. Color theory.

6. Transmission cycle of infectious diseases.

7. Immunization requirements

8. Sanitation and disinfection protocols

9. Safety.

a. Proper needle handling and disposal; b. Blood spill procedures; c. Equipment and instrument storage; and d. First aid.

10. Bloodborne pathogen standards.

a. OSHA and CDC bloodborne pathogen standards; b. Overview of compliance requirements; and c. Disorders and when not to service a client.

11. Anesthetics.

12. Procedure Equipment.

13. Professional standards.

a. History of permanent cosmetic tattooing; b. Ethics; c. Recordkeeping:

(1) Client health history; and (2) Consent forms.

d. Preparing station, making appointments, salon ethics:

(1) Marketing (2) Promoting services of the salon and establishing clientele. e. Salon management: (3) Licensing requirements; and (4) Taxes.

14. Permanent cosmetic tattooing.

a. Client consultation; b. Client health form; c. Client disclosure form; d. Client preparation; e. Sanitation and safety precautions; f. Implement selection and use; g. Proper use of equipment; h. Material selection and use. i. Eyebrows; j. Eyeliner; k. Lip coloring; and l. Lip liners


After completing the training the student should be able to:

  1. Discuss the history of makeup and define permanent makeup and outline the career opportunities available

  2. Explain the liabilities for someone who wants to perform permanent makeup treatments

  3. Understand the skin and its different layers by identify the major structures of the skin affected by permanent makeup; the important structures of the eyes affected by permanent makeup.

  4. Understand basic color theory as it pertains to permanent makeup and understand skin tones and how to identify along with Fitzpatrick skin typing model

  5. Apply the different strategies of communication and discuss the purpose of the consultation. Understand how to conduct a thorough analysis of your clients and their individual circumstances

  6. Understand the importance of safety and sanitation for permanent makeup

  7. Explain specific rules and regulations specific to permanent makeup

  8. Discuss and define the recognized techniques used for permanent makeup application and define complications, side effects, and treatment consequences

  9. Understand the importance of training and continuing education

  10. Discuss the significance of technology and the effects of fads and trends on your business

  11. Discuss the value of managing your business properly

TEXT REQUIRED AND SUPPLIES (All these supplies are provided by the academy and are part of the tuition and kit)


1 - Milady’s Aesthetician Series Permanent Makeup: Tips and Techniques, Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Learning, 2006.


1 - DermiSpoint Rotary machine with 10 Cartridge needles

2 - Manual tools with 20 blades

3 - Miscellaneous such as PPE (masks, gloves, etc), cord covers, and others supplies will be provided by the institution at the place of training


Course will be weighted as follows:

Attendance 80% Mandatory (90 Hours)

Drawing and Practice: 80% Minimum

Quizzes: 85% Minimum

Final Exam 85% Minimum


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