Microblading Live vs. Online Training: Which One Is Right for You?
A career in microblading is an exciting journey. One that can embrace your passion for beauty, and turn it into a high-income profession with low working hours. Before you reach this goal, you will first need to develop your skills and attend a microblading course to get certified. And that’s where you have to make your first decision – to choose between a live and online microblading training. That’s exactly why you’re here.
It might not be an easy decision, but we’ve broken down each training and compared their differences. Once you read through this article, you will have a better understanding of how both trainings work, what they offer, and which one is right for you.
What Is Live Microblading Training?
A comprehensive live microblading training is a workshop about microblading. It is a live event where an instructor (usually a master artist) teaches attendants (students) of the course various skills, techniques, theory and best practices. Students also have a chance to get to work with tools and practice microblading for the first time on skin simulators and at some trainings even on live models.
Basic live trainings usually last from one up to three days, depending on the course provider. After that, a student of the course usually receives a certificate of attendance and access to a certification course. The certification course is where students will improve their knowledge and further develop the skills they learned at the training. For students of PhiBrows microblading trainings, this period can last anywhere from three to six weeks, depending on their level of commitment.
No previous experience is required to attend this type of training. Anyone with the desire to learn can do so, whether he is a complete beginner or a beauty professional looking to include another service in their existing offer.
These kinds of courses are very popular and are gaining even more traction. They are being held all across the world, but you can usually find them in bigger cities. In the US, microblading trainings often take place in cities like New York, LA, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Chicago and Miami.
How Much Does a Live Microblading Training Cost?
The answer to this question may vary, depending on several aspects. Live microblading trainings can cost as little as $2000 and as much as $6000. On average the best trainings cost somewhere in the area between $3000-$4000. A lot depends on your location since there can be a lot of microblading training instructors offering the same service in the same area. A lot also depends on the quality of training that is being offered, and what is included in the price.
One of the key tips for finding a good microblading training in the US is choosing the training that includes a microblading starter kit and access to additional material. For example, PhiBrows microblading students receive access to the Craft Master microblading app and future support.
Despite the amount, training fees do sometimes include lunch, but they don’t include transport and accommodation costs at the city where the training is being held. This might be a deciding factor for some, especially if there isn’t a microblading training near you. The good thing for people who live near big cities is that trainings at these locations usually occur often at the same place. So even if you miss one, in a short while there will be another just like that.
What Are the Main Benefits of Live Microblading Training?
Although it costs more, live microblading trainings remain popular. Primarily this is due to the overall learning experience and how knowledge is presented, but also the motivation of a presenter that encourages its students.
First of all, live trainings are almost always thought by master microblading artists. These professionals have years of experience working in the industry, not just as service providers but as educators, as well. They also understand how overwhelming it can be to be at the very beginning, and have the patience to explain everything patiently and in a language, they know a student will understand.
Beginners also react better when they can see, hear and touch what is being required of them. For example, after unpacking a microblading kit the instructor is expected to explain students on the spot each tool, what the each one is used for, as well as which is the best way to hold it.
Another important part is the step-by-step approach. Although all trainings follow a guided approach, at live trainings an instructor can stop and pay more attention to a certain course segment if it’s hard for students to overcome it. Additionally, instructors at live trainings always give demonstrations, so you can see for yourself how something is supposed to be done.
Finally, it is easier to get certified after a live training. In our case, at the Art of Beauty Academy, most of our live microblading students become certified artists after 6 weeks. This is down to the fact that they already have a very good understanding of the process and have performed a microblading procedure on a live model. This makes students especially motivated, plus they have the full support of other students from the group.
How Can I Attend a Live Microblading Training?
Live microblading trainings are usually created for a class of up to 15 students. To attend a training, students are usually required to pay the aforementioned fee. You will also need to bring two medical certificates required for practicing microblading.
The first one is a bloodborne pathogen and communicable disease certification, which can be attained at your local Red Cross for a $25 fee. The other is a Tattoo License acquired at the local Health Department in your state. This license may be called differently in each state so it is advisable to check with the local office.
Additionally, you should check the health and safety regulations regarding body art and beauty treatments, as this too varies from state to state.
What Is Online Microblading Training?
A structured online microblading training is a virtual microblading certification course for beginners. Students who choose this type of training rely on themselves and the online material that is provided by a training provider. It includes videos, guides, audio instructions and text, to learn the basics of microblading. This is often achieved through a learning app.
Students usually have a limited timeframe in which they can complete the course. In the case of PhiBrows online trainings limit is 6 months from the moment they first access the Craft Master microblading app.
Another way how PhiBrows microblading is revolutionizing eyebrows is through its online community. Students are motivated to share their work online and access resources uploaded by other students. Inside these virtual meeting grounds, they also tend to support each other with their experience and best practices.
As with live microblading trainings, there is no experience required to start the online training. All you have to do is pay the fee, get the health and medical certificates required by your state while you wait for your kit to arrive, and you can begin your online training. All of this from the comfort of your home.
What Are the Main Benefits of Online Microblading Training?
Online microblading trainings are popular for two major reasons. The first one is the price, while the second one is better time management.
The price of an online microblading training never exceeds $2000. That’s all you pay, and there are no hidden fees or extra purchases you will need to make. You receive an app or access to a website, and all you have to do is follow the instructions and videos, learn and practice. Once you have had enough practice, you will have to find volunteers to be your models to practice on real skin.
Additionally, you cut costs on travel and accommodation expenses by staying and learning from home. Everything you are required to do to pass the certification course can be achieved from the comfort of your home, online and for free. You will send and receive emails to your instructor and communicate via messages, all you are required to have is a stable access to Internet.
The second great feature of online courses is the fact that you can learn at your own pace. This helps out people who have to spend a lot of time focusing on different things. If you have a job you can’t quit just yet, or you go to school, or you have children, the ability to pause your microblading training really comes in handy.
This feature is also well-suited for established professionals, who offer different beauty services during their working hours. They usually only want to expand their offer into microblading, and can’t afford to travel to receive their training. They choose to learn online because it helps them stay on top of their business and invest in a new lucrative venture.
Many students choose online training also because they are more suited to learning on their own. They can concentrate more easily and motivate themselves better if they determine how they will learn.
Choose Your Training Today
Have you made your decision? Whatever it is, remember that you can always change your mind. At Art of Beauty Academy, students who have chosen the online microblading training can always attend our live classes. All you have to do is pay the difference in fee and bring your microblading kit with you.
We might have live microblading trainings near you. Visit the page and find out where the next one is being held!