December 17, 2020

3 Reasons an Esthetician’s License Can Help Your Microblading Career

Microblading is creating a lot of buzz. We know you have questions and we’ve got answers! Not only does this career allow you the space to be creative, it also has the potential to be lucrative. According to rough estimates, even the low average salary for microblading is above the 2019 United States median income by almost $20,000!

While Hair Professionals Career College does not offer the certifications required for microblading, and an esthetician’s license is not needed to become a microblading artist, we have seen that the education and skills you learn in an esthetics program can help set you up for success.

Here are three reasons why getting an esthetician’s license can help your microblading career!

1. Gain a Deep Understanding of Skincare

Microblading is actually a type of temporary tattoo. Small, superficial cuts are made in the skin and then filled with pigment to mimic the look of natural eyebrow hairs.

Because microblading actually creates dozens of tiny wounds, having a deep understanding of skincare can be important to having a smooth healing process. Your esthetics knowledge can help you best advise clients so they can avoid unwanted scarring or keloids after their microblading service. They will thank you for your knowledge!
microblading service

2. Licensure Can Help Build Client Trust

Microblading is a relatively new industry, which means it is still somewhat unregulated. Because microblading is creating small cuts in the skin, there is a high risk for infection or disease transmission if sanitation best practices are not followed.

Receiving an esthetics education before pursuing a career in microblading means you will have practical experience, as well as professional licensure, in following sanitation best practices. This knowledge and experience can help you build a strong sense of trust and safety with your microblading clientele. Just make sure to receive the proper certifications for microblading as well. Requirements vary from state to state, so check your state laws. In Illinois, you will need to

  1. Obtain a Body Art permit for your location, if it does not already have one
  2. Complete a bloodborne pathogen training up to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) standards
  3. Be proficient in microblading, according to the registration holder’s judgement (most likely the salon or spa owner)

microblading before and after

3. You can Offer More Services

One of the best reasons to receive your esthetician license before diving into the world of microblading? You can offer more services, which could increase your revenue and client-base!
Your microblading clients could come back to you for esthetics services like these:

  • Facials
  • Chemical Peels
  • Hair removal

Being qualified as an esthetician and microblading artist makes you more marketable. Having more than one skill you can offer your clients can help you grow a thriving business for yourself!

Get Started in Esthetics

Interested in becoming a licensed esthetician to give your microblading career a potential boost? We can help get you started! At Hair Professionals Career College, we love helping students turn their passions into a possible career. Contact us online or schedule a tour to see if our esthetician program may be right for you!

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