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When entering the advanced cosmetic field, it is important for both business owners and permanent makeup artists to know the ends and outs of employee rates. At the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics, our expert professionals have compiled a variety of scenarios to assist business owners and cosmetic professionals with employee salary and payout rates. This article is designed to assist with frequently asked questions and our formula on commission vs. salons suites vs. business partnerships.

Let’s just say a busy spa offers a cosmetic position (Miroblading, Permanent Makeup, Paramedical Tattooing, Lash Extensions) and they have guaranteed clientele and provide marketing. It is recommended that a rate of 60% of the overall earning goes towards the busy spa and 40% of the artist. In this case, the artists would not be responsible for supplies, insurance, and full marketing; the hiring business would cover this. Should the busy spa require the artist to maintain insurance costs, it is suggested to negotiate 45%(spa), 55% (me). In some cases, 50/50 payout works. As an artist or business owner, it is important to determine a rate for the service which should factor average procedure time, supply costs, insurance, touch ups etc.

If an artist is working for a business and is SOLEY aims to build their own clientele through conducting his or her own marketing, this is considered a partnership and the artists are classified as an independent consultant who will receive a 1099 tax statement. AAC recommends a compensation agreement based on commission on the artist revenue from the procedure they perform only.  This commission rate would favor the artists more as he or she will put more work into gleaning clients and for providing notoriety to the business/brand. The artists can negotiate his or her hours and days of service based on their bookings.

Negotiating employment terms and job duties is always important for both the artist and the business owner and should be an agreement that benefits each party. It is important to note that If the business CANNOT provide admin support, some marketing, and clientele, then the artist can command a higher commission rate and would be responsible for generating new clientele. Business owners can set sales goals for the artists. It is ok to negotiate insurance fee costs and in many cases, business owners may opt to provide a monthly/annual insurance stipend. The artist who develops a partnership with businesses can also ask for key access and a stipend for any additional (tattoo) licenses annual fees or education assistance. With any partnership, the artist is solely representing the hiring company brand, location, mission, website, booking system etc.

Many advanced cosmetic professionals have opted to work in salon suites as a sole proprietor. This option has several benefits such as freedom to maintain and operate your own business as you see fit. With freedom, there is a COST. As an entrepreneur, it is the responsibility of the artist to maintain and manage all operations, marketing, payments, insurance and more. The best part about being an entrepreneur is setting your own business rules and taking your brand in a direction you see fit.

Academy of Advanced Cosmetics recommends a new artist to continue to develop their skill set so that the can command a high commission rate. Rates should ultimately reflect an artist skill set, expertise, and experience. For someone who is just starting out, he or she may consider working with an established business to let them do the hard work of getting clients and marketing.

Always keep in mind that ARTISTS IS VALUABLE. Artist has spent a lot of money, time and research on education, supplies, branding and much more.  Business owners have worked hard to build their brand and reputation and ultimately is financially responsible for their practice. This should also be considered in the negotiation process.  Both business owners and artist should keep in mind that SKILL will speak louder than words. Spas and other businesses look for the best and will pay for the best. LET WHAT YOU CAN DO BE YOUR BEST NEGOTIATOR.

Have you heard of the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics training courses? Visit aactraining.com to learn more about their courses and how an education at AAC can benefit your career and business endeavors.

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Mastering The Microblading Consultation
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At the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics, we aim to provide our students with adequate training by covering all areas of importance, especially the consultation process. When students take a course with AAC, they learn how to conduct a full consultation and get hands-on training during their live model sessions. Students are provided with forms and have access to downloading a customizable template. This is one of the many benefits of the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics. Our team of cosmetic professionals has outlined the key steps needed to conduct a full consultation during the Microblading and Permanent Makeup process. These tools can also be performed before most cosmetic procedure consultations.

Conducting a professional Microblading or Permanent Makeup consultation address concerns and desired outcomes for the procedure. Having a professional dialogue with your client about their beauty needs, pigment color selection, eyebrow shape, lip color, eyeliner style, and stroke pattern are all common topics in order to best determine your clients’ goals and outcomes. You must discuss with your client, his or health current health challenges, medical history, and lifestyle to ensure that you are not putting your client at any risks. Be eager to educate and accommodate your client in a safe, sterile, and warm environment. Remember to be friendly, informative, and set clear expectations and goals.

When you are using pigments, it is important that you are knowledgeable of your pigment ingredients and possible allergens. Clients should complete an intake form, which should identify the clients’ contact profile, health conditions, allergies, authorization to take photos, understanding of the procedure, hazards, pain/discomfort, disclaimers, fees, and waivers. It is important that your consent form addresses what to expect and receipt of provided documents and or knowledge on pre and post-care.

What will you learn during the consultation is critical to the procedure itself. Lifestyle questions will help you determine if the procedure can be done and when, when a touchup may be needed (sooner or later) and gives direct insight to the activities in your client’s life and whether it will be conducive to the service itself. Medical history forms will identify current medical conditions. Always be mindful of any and all medications your client is taking. Waivers are important, as the client is taking ownership in understanding the details of the procedure provided, risks, and expected outcome.

Client consultation fees are recommended, we recommend a 10% non-refundable fee of the service or a flat fee of $25.00 to be assessed for a client consultation. Deposits are typically applied to the service fee if the client proceeds. Consultations can include as much as an in-depth conversation, patch tests, brow mapping, review of products that will be used, and visuals of your previous work. It is important to provide your client with a written or emailed document on pre-care and aftercare so that the client is aware of what to expect both prior to and after the procedure.

Addressing contradictions can be a tough conversation to have but is necessary. Microbladers & Permanent Makeup artists must be prepared to tell a client that he or she may not be a good candidate. Explain in detail your reasoning and if the client’s health may be at risk by moving forward. Be sure that you are being safe by avoiding legal risks in accepting clients you should not. Contradictions to remember including; anyone under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing, skin diseases, Botox treatments, chemical peels, and compromised immune systems. Diabetics can sometimes get the procedure they just have a slower healing process and Botox treatments must be done at least 3 weeks prior when Microblading.

All students of AAC learn the consultation process and are provided with consent forms. Students are instructed on the importance of before and after pictures, how to properly treat the brows, who is a good candidate and who isn’t, and much more. Learn our consultation process by attending one of our advanced cosmetics courses. Visit aactraining.com or call 770.751.9881 for more information and enrollment.

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NOT YOUR TYPICAL MICROBLADING TRAINING
NOT YOUR TYPICAL MICROBLADING TRAINING 720 400 Academy of Advanced Cosmetics

The Academy of Advanced Cosmetics is an elite institution in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in training for students interesting in learning about eyelash extensions, permanent makeup, ombre eyebrow training, micropigmentation, paramedical tattooing, and especially, microblading. With a mix of hands on training and in-the-classroom-learning, AAC helps you prepare for a successful career in the beauty industry.

Microblading, a type of permanent makeup, helps to both disguise missing eyebrow hair and to improve the appearance and thickness of existing hair. It is one of our most popular courses. Microblading has seen an incredible surge in popularity recently. This means the beauty industry is desperately in need of more professionals with skills and training to meet the increased demand.

We’ve recently restructured our microblading program to offer a new and improved student experience! We now have multiple levels, ranging from artist to brand ambassador trainer.

ARTIST LEVEL

  • This is a great place to start for beginners. It shows that you’ve successfully completed at least one AAC training course.
  • Your options include courses in microblading, permanent makeup, paramedical tattooing, and more.

SPECIALIST LEVEL

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  • A specialist is someone who has been recognized by AAC as performing well and building a following. Specialists have good business practices in the industry and are likely to go on to successful careers.

To become a Specialist, you must have been a certified artist for at least 4 months, as well as:

  • Submit 10 Before and After Pics of your work
  • Submit a video of you working along with that same models before and after
  • Submit all social media channels

Being a Specialist shows people you truly know what you are doing. It can be an invaluable asset on your resume and to your career.

BRAND AMBASSADOR LEVEL

  • It’s not easy becoming a Brand Ambassador, but it’s an honor if you do, an honor that is sure to help accelerate your career in the beauty industry. Being a Brand Ambassador establishes you as a true professional in the industry.
  • In order to become a Brand Ambassador, you must already be a Specialist and you must submit 5 Before and After Pics of your “Best Work.”

BRAND AMBASSADOR TRAINER LEVEL  

  • You can become a Brand Ambassador Trainer by completing Trainer Program. If you’ve already completed Brand Ambassador level training and are interesting in becoming a trainer yourself contact us.
  • Becoming a Brand Ambassador Trainer is also a great way to supplement your income and teach others the things you’ve learned during your time in the beauty industry.

If you truly want to become an expert microblader with all of the experience and credentials that that entails, then it is essential to complete all of our training levels. And they must all be completed in order. It requires some hard work and focus, but ultimately it is worth it because completing all of the training levels can have an enormous impact on your career.

So, if you’re interested in learning how to microblade, apply permanent makeup or how to do paramedical tattooing, enroll in the Acadament of Advanced Cosmetics today!

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE CAN BE CHALLENGING, HERE’S SOME HELP
CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE CAN BE CHALLENGING, HERE’S SOME HELP 720 400 Academy of Advanced Cosmetics

Microblading, tattoo training, and permanent makeup, oh my! Choosing the right course can be challenging, here’s some help:

PERMANENT MAKEUP TRAINING

Permanent makeup mimics the look of just-applied lipstick, lip liner, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, etc. It’s done through a process called micropigmentation, where a tattoo pen is used to inject permanent ink into the skin. Permanent makeup can make it easier than constantly having to do and redo your makeup. However, it is a serious cosmetic procedure and it’s important to weigh the risks along with the benefits. We offer 2 training courses for permanent makeup which cover a variety of procedures.

  • Full Permanent Makeup Course: In this course which lasts 5 days students will learn hands-on techniques & the art of permanent cosmetic makeup application to the eyes, brows, and lips. Permanent makeup can be used to accentuate or darken the skin around the eyes, or on the lips to simulate a subtle sort of lipstick.
  • Lip And Eyeliner Course: This 3 day course will help students learn hands-on techniques about the application of permanent cosmetic makeup for the eyes, brows, and lips. Permanent makeup can be applied as eyeliner to accentuate the eyes, it can also be used to provide shape and/or color to the eyebrows, as the lip liner defines the lips, or to add color to the lips similar to lipstick.
  • Microblading Certification Course: This course is specifically designed for students interested in learning how to aesthetically work on eyebrows. Learn the art of three-dimensional hair simulation through a hands-on intensive education. Among other things students of the academy will learn about medical tattooing and cosmetic pigmentation. Students will be exposed to training in a specialized combination of art and science.

EYEBROW TRAINING

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We offer eyebrow training courses in 3 specific procedures: elite, ombre and extensions. Elite brow procedures are a semi permanent eyebrow tattoo treatment which lasts 12-18 months . Hyper-realistic hair strokes are created using a microblade and very precise placement of these hair stokes to mimic the movement to that of a natural brow. Ombre procedures give a gradually darker appearance whereas eyebrow extensions, as the name suggest, make your eyebrows appear thicker and more beautiful in much the same way as traditional extensions do for the hair on your head.

Ombre Eyebrow Course: In this intense course you will learn the art and science of Ombre eyebrows over the course of a day. This is a great course to take either alone and or in addition to our 2 Day Microblading Course.

Elite Brow Specialist Course: In this intense 3 day course you will learn the art of Microblading and Ombre Eyebrow by utilizing a digital machine, Microblading hand tool and using proper shading needles. Our course will help prepare you for a career in the beauty Industry. This is a great course to take as you will gain the essentials need to become an Elite Brow Specialist.

PARAMEDICAL TRAINING

Paramedical procedures are like quasi-medical and often don’t need a medical degree, but usually require at least some sort of certification.

  • Paramedical Tattooing Course: The Paramedical Tattooing Training Course which lasts 5 days requires trainees to have a previous Permanent Makeup certification. As a current experienced Permanent Makeup Specialist, this class is a must for those who would like to work in the medical field working closely with doctors. Feleshia, as a Master Pigmentation Specialist has created a curriculum that will prepare you to do color theory, color selection, proper needle selection.
  • Areola Tattooing Course: Our areola repigmentation course is a must for those who would like to work in the medical field working closely with doctors. Feleshia, as a Master Pigmentation Specialist has created a curriculum that will prepare you to do color theory, color selection, proper needle, etc.
  • Scalp Micropigmentation Course: Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is the hottest new concept in Micropigmentation (Permanent Makeup). Our course will teach you how to properly give both men and women hair-like follicles that replicate actual hair on their scalps. This is a very precise and meticulous procedure that takes time and skill. In 3 Days our course will prepare you to immediately start earning your way to well over 6 figures. What are you waiting for?

EYELASHES

The Academy of Advanced Cosmetics’ eyelash courses are among the best in the country. Not only will you learn the basics of eyelash extensions, but our one-on-one training and student-focused atmosphere are sure to help you become an expert eyelash in no time!

  • Eyelash Extension Course: In this course which you will learn the art of individual lash application is comprised of both fundamental and complex techniques. Our Master Instructor Feleshia Sams is a leader in the permanent makeup industry. Her advanced education and extensive experience provides an in-depth learning experience for each student.

Now that you know how to pick the right course for you, it’s time to get started! A great way is by attending AAC’s 2018 Microblading and Permanent Makeup Conference.

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SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION (SMP): THE HOTTEST MALE COSMETIC PROCEDURE
SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION (SMP): THE HOTTEST MALE COSMETIC PROCEDURE 1024 538 Academy of Advanced Cosmetics

Scalp Micropigmentation is the new thing. Falling under the larger banner of paramedical tattooing, which is growing at astonishing rates, it’s safe to say that SMP is the cosmetic procedure for men in 2018.

This is to say that practicing scalp micropigmentation not only a lucrative career choice but a smart one. Your earning potential is large, you have the unique ability to be your own boss, and you join a growing industry of professionals helping men and women improve their appearances.

Sound good, right? Keep reading to learn how to become certified scalp micropigmentation artist and take the next step in your career today!

WHAT IS SMP?

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For all its popularity, there are a lot of misconceptions about scalp micropigmentation. People tend to think it’s as simple as tattooing someone’s hairline. While this is true to an extent, SMP is much, much more.

At its most basic, SMP is a cosmetic tattooing technique that helps men and women replicate the look of hair on their scalps. It’s a form of permanent makeup, though don’t let the makeup moniker scare you away. SMP can be used to help with the following conditions:

  •         A receding hairline
  •         Male pattern baldness
  •         Alopecia
  •         Hair transplant mistakes
  •         Scalp deformities
  •         Hair deformities
  •         And more

HOW LONG DO SMP PROCEDURES TAKE?

Scalp micropigmentation procedures vary in length. They all start with a consultation. This is when you meet with potential clients to go over their goals for SMP, why they’re seeking SMP in the first place, their medical history, and any other relevant information. The SMP consultation process is also a great way to get to know your potential clients and start to form a connection that will lead to referrals down the road.

The actual scalp micropigmentation procedure will usually take two to three sessions. Each session will usually be between three to eight hours, depending on your client’s specific conditions and goals. It’s important to give your clients a minimum of thirty days between each session, so their scalp can heal and be ready for the next step.

A common question we get from students and people considering SMP alike is if the procedures are painful. This makes sense, remember SMP is a form of tattooing. One of the coolest parts of the entire process, though, is that SMP doesn’t hurt at all! This is thanks to a numbing agent you’ll use on your client’s scalp prior to beginning the procedure.

Another question we get asked quite often is how long does scalp micropigmentation last? It can last for up to five years, though everyone’s body is different and individual results are likely to vary. Regardless, it’s SMP is a great long-term solution to thinning hair and much, much more.

WHO ARE GOOD CANDIDATES FOR SMP?

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It’s important to know your market. After all, not everyone who contacts you for scalp micropigmentation is going to be an ideal candidate. While SMP can be used to help treat receding hairlines, alopecia, and those other conditions mentioned above – it’s NOT for everyone!

SMP is generally used to help men who are experiencing balding, thinning hair, want more hair density, or are looking for a more dramatic hairline. According to the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, SMP can also be utilized in other ways, including to help women with thinning hair and alopecia.

SHOULD YOU LEARN SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION?

The quickest response to any questions about whether you should take the time to invest in learning SMP is a resounding YES. Not only is the industry itself undergoing rapid growth, but your earning potential is nearly unlimited.

The “ideal student,” although really there isn’t a single ideal student, are people with backgrounds in the hair industry, tattoo artists, and anyone with an interest in tattooing and micropigmentation.

Your earning potential with SMP is almost unlimited. Sessions usually start at $500, but as you perfect your craft and build a reputation as an SMP expert, your prices will rise. It’s not uncommon for former Academy of Advanced Cosmetics students to charge between $2,500 and $4,500 per client. You can see the appeal!

What are you waiting for? Check out our course schedule and sign up for your scalp micropigmentation training today!

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START A CAREER IN SCAR & STRETCHMARK CAMOUFLAGE
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Most people can find areas on their face or body that they want to hide or make less visible. This can be due to a skin disease or condition, genetic blemishes, scars, surgery signs, and even burns. Whatever the case may be, you now have the ability to change someone’s life, and give them the peace of mind of having the look they’ve always wanted.
Want to know how? Continue reading!

WHAT IS PARAMEDICAL TATTOOING?

Paramedical tattooing, also known as corrective camouflage, is the process of camouflaging through the tattooing of the skin with flesh tone pigments. The main objective of this treatment is to hide or lessen the appearance of a scar or skin area that has a deficiency in pigment or color.

As a paramedical tattooing professional, you must know and understand the science behind human skin, tissues, and pigmentation. Such methods require sophisticated knowledge, skills, and even an artistic inclination for implementing skin color and tones. You can learn all of this and become an expert quickly if you dedicate yourself to learning!

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Before determining the length of the procedure or the number of treatments needed, you will first need to book your patient’s consultation. This will help you, the specialist, determine exactly what they need, and how many sessions they will require to fulfill the desired goal. Typically, an individual will need 2-3 sessions depending on the area targeted. Each session can take between 2-6 hours, depending on the area. If the individual is undergoing multiple sessions, each should be spread 30 days apart to allow healing time.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

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Not everyone is eligible for paramedical tattooing. This depends on the patient’s skin history, and perhaps the type of burn or marks. If a patient has port wine birthmarks, spider veins, freckles, aging spots, hyperpigmentation, under eye circles, or unstable Vitiligo, they are not fit for the procedure.

Any of the skin conditions mentioned above are best improved via non-micropigmentation medical methods such as chemical peels and lasers. Depending on what the patient is trying to treat, there are other solutions out there will be a better fit for them. Make sure you can guide them in the right direction. They have their hopes up!

The ideal candidate is one who is trying to rid of surgical scars, burns, stretch marks, and those who need micropigmentation.

PROCESS AND DURATION

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When it comes to cosmetic procedures, many people immediately think of whether or not it is painful. Luckily, as the individual is numbed before the procedure, it is not painful. Before receiving the treatment, you will be able to desensitize the area so they do not feel any discomfort. This will ensure that the individual does not need to deal with unnecessary pains.
Once the paramedical pigmentation takes place, the individual will be able to maintain the new image for up to five years. If they wish to renew their look, they can always come in for another treatment.

EARNING POTENTIAL

Given you will be specialized in scar and stretchmark camouflage, your earning potential can be high. Each session starts at $500, and can range between two or three thousand, depending on size and series of the procedure. This area of expertise is in high demand and can bring you a great income once you become certified and start taking in clients.

IDEAL STUDENT

The best students to take on this career path are those already in the cosmetic and beauty industry, who want to specialize in something unique. PMU, microbladers and micropigmentation artists are also great candidates as they already have a great background in tattooing and pigmentation. Lastly, entrepreneurs out there looking for a good service to offer that is in high demand, this is your breakthrough.

Now that you have the insider’s look on paramedical tattooing, you should take the next step in pursuing your career. The top-rated and most credible academy for this course is here to guide you. Sign up now for AAC’s 5-day Paramedical Tattooing course now!

 

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OUR TOP FIVE STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
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We love our students here at the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics. Not only are they talented and eager to learn, but they’re incredibly thoughtful and nice. We couldn’t be prouder to have worked with them and them on their way to permanent makeup success.

But hey, don’t take our word for it. Find out what past students have said about their time at the Academy below. We know you’re going to want to check out our course schedule after hearing their glowing five-star reviews!

NINA G.

5 out of 5 stars for Service, 5 out of 5 stars for Total Experience, 5 out of 5 stars for Will Recommend on Customer Lobby

Nina gave us the following review after taking our 5 Day Paramedical Training course. We’re blushing.

This 5 days class has been a life-changing experience for me. The whole process was more than I could expect. Kilby is amazing and helped me with all my first questions and I cannot thank Feleshia enough for guiding me through all this journey. She is so inspiring and knowledgeable. Miss you guys already!!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!! See u soon!!!

KRISTIN C.

5 out of 5 stars on Facebook

Kristen gave us the following review after taking our 5 Day Permanent Makeup course. We’re glad she mentioned how we include supplies in our trainings and make them easily available online. Our goal is to make sure you get all the tools needed to succeed!

I just finished my permanent makeup certification class. Felicia was amazing and so personable and easy to learn from. I felt very comfortable asking a million questions and very confident moving forward doing permanent eyeliner and lip color. I was so afraid that I would be scared once I left training to attempt this on my own, but it’s quite the opposite. I’m actually extremely excited and feel that I have been very educated. It’s also great that most items are included in your kit and you can also order, and take home any additional items you need at the end of class. With other trainings I have had to wait weeks before I could actually get started waiting on my supplies. So this is another reason why I LOVE AAC!!! I am able to get started right away! Everyone is awesome here and I will definitely be coming back to add other certifications!

LISA S.

5 out of 5 stars for Service, 5 out of 5 stars for Total Experience, 5 out of 5 stars for Will Recommend on Customer Lobby

Lisa gave us the following review after taking our 2 Day Microblading Training. Her wordsleft us feeling incredibly grateful:

My learning experience with AAC is unmatched. Awesome! awesome! awesome! My learning experience with AAC is unmatched. From the staff to the one on one training. My instructor was very attentive and made sure that I understood everything that was being taught to the letter. I highly recommend this institution!

ASHLEY D.

5 out of 5 stars on Facebook

Ashley gave us the following review after taking our 5 Day Permanent Makeup course. Thanks Ashley!

Just finished my full 5-day Permanent Makeup course with Felicia!!!! She was amazing in every way, she walks you through your procedures and answers all your questions to make your experience a very comfortable one! Highly recommend this school to anyone looking for more one on one time with your instructor. Kilby is so pleasant, upbeat and gives such a welcoming feel to the school!! Thank you so much!!

TEE L.

5 out of 5 stars for Service, 5 out of 5 stars for Total Experience, 5 out of 5 stars for Will Recommend on Customer Lobby

Tee gave us the following review after taking our 5 Day Permanent Makeup course. We couldn’t be prouder of having helped her launch a great career!

I highly recommend them if you looking to start a career in permanent make-up. I have taken several classes at the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics and have not been disappointed. The curriculum is in-depth and the staff are very professional. Plus the facility is warm and inviting. I highly recommend them if you looking to start a career in permanent make-up.

AAC TRAINING’S SUCCESS RATE

As grateful as we are for these awesome reviews, the really cool part is watching our students succeed. From opening their own businesses to becoming some of the permanent makeup industry’s most respected influencers, our students are the greatest.

This is thanks to their incredible talent, yet also by virtue of how we structure our course. Enrollment is limited, so our instructors get to give each student personal training and help. These aren’t one-day, 1,000 plus participant trainings. These are personalized and intimate classroom sessions. They’re the first step to a successful career in paramedical tattooing!

Want to learn more? Be sure to check out the 2018 Microblading and Permanent Makeup Conference. This is a great way to see live demonstrations, network with the industry’s best, and get an idea of what your future will look like. Seats are going fast, though, so make sure to register today.

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WHO’S THE BOSS
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Job security is a nice concept, but it’s becoming harder to find in today’s economy. The unemployment rate is down, but that doesn’t always mean you have a secure future. Plus, with the rise of the gig-economy, part-time work doesn’t always cut it.

So why not be your own boss? Seriously, why not start your own permanent markupbusiness? It’s easier than you think and there are some serious benefits. We would know! We’ve been helping people redefine their lives through entrepreneurship for years here at the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics.

Keep reading to learn the benefits of being your own boss below and contact us today to start being your own boss!

WHAT BEING YOUR OWN BOSS LOOKS LIKE

With the popularity of microblading exploding, and the advanced cosmetic industry in general growing around 12% per year, there has never been a better time to start your own business. It isn’t always going to be easy, but it’s sure to be rewarding.

What does starting your own business and being your own boss look like? Well, the first thing you need to decide is the type of business you’re going to run. Georgia offers several types of incorporation, including: Limited Partnerships, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Sole Proprietorships, and General Partnerships.

You’re probably going to want to choose a sole proprietorship. In a sole proprietorship, you’re the single owner. All profits, taxes, and liability rests on your shoulders alone. This is also the least regulated type of business you can start, which makes it a good option if you want to avoid forms upon forms upon forms. You report your business income on your personal taxes. All you really have to worry about is keeping accurate records of sales.

CREATING AND GROWING YOUR BUSINESS

After picking the right type of business entity, it’s time for the fun to start. How are you going to market your business? How are you going to build your brand? How are you going to grow your company? How are you going to keep your clientele list?

We’re glad you asked! The very first thing you need to do is become the best permanent makeup artist you can. This means learning and mastering the following:

  •        Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
  •        Paramedical Tattooing
  •        Ombre Eyebrows
  •        Lip and Eyeliner Permanent Makeup
  •         And more!

After you’re a certified master (literally!), it’s time to start marketing your business. This means the obvious: create a website, get active on social media, and run ads when appropriate. It also means networking with your teachers and other successful paramedical tattooing professionals.

Networking can be overwhelming, we know! That’s one of the reasons the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics offers a lot of tools to help you succeed. There is the 2018 Microblading and Permanent Makeup Conference. This is a great opportunity to meet hundreds of successful men and women who are their own bosses. You can learn from the best. There are also live demonstrations and more.

Now, what about keeping your clients once you have them? We hear that concern a lot and for good reason. Your business is only as successful as your clients. How can you keep them and keep being successful? The answer is much simpler than most people think.

You rock at what you do! Become the best, become a recognized industry professional, and your clients won’t leave. It’s that simple.

TIME TO TALK MONEY

This is the part everyone wants to hear about. How much money can you make as your own boss? How much does a career in permanent makeup pay? Well, it all depends.

The average salary for paramedical tattoo experts is around $50,000. It varies, of course, but that’s a good number to keep in mind. That’s the average salary, though, it isn’t how much you can make as a business owner.

You can make as much money as you want when you’re your own boss. You aren’t paid a salary, you’re paid everything. This is what people mean when they talk about financial independence.

Of course, it isn’t as simple as open up shop and start making money. That’d be nice, right? To be truly successful, you have to put in the time, work, and energy mentioned above. This isn’t difficult, but it isn’t simple either.

Sold on being your own boss? Then check out the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics’ course schedule and enroll today. Your future self will thank you!

8 reasons why you should attend microblading conferences
TOP 8 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND AAC’S MICROBLADING & PMU CONFERENCE
TOP 8 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND AAC’S MICROBLADING & PMU CONFERENCE 720 400 Academy of Advanced Cosmetics

Hold on to your seats! The Academy of Advanced Cosmetics has something special for you. For all you inspired permanent makeup artists and microblading pros, a new 2-day conference is coming to town, and you’re going to love it. With nationally recognized professionals in the industry and interactive workshops, this is your once in a lifetime opportunity to rise to the top.

We have a million reasons why you should join the party, but let’s start with the top eight:

SPEAKERS

What is a conference without extraordinary speakers? Coming from across country, you will have the opportunity to listen to a diverse lineup of experts on microblading, permanent makeup, and even cosmetic surgery. As an ambitious individual working in the cosmetology field, you will be able to hear experiences, stories, ideas, and effective techniques from successful people in the industry. They will be there to inspire, teach, and nurture you.

After all, what’s a successful individual without the motivation behind them?

LIVE DEMOS

During this conference, you will also be able to witness live demos performed by known permanent makeup artists, microbladers, and more. You will get the inside scoop on their personal strategies, and techniques they use for every session. If you want to stand out from the crowd, it’s important that you experience these live demos to learn the secrets of various treatments and services. You can then take these ideas and implement them in your own sessions. Just like you, every permanent makeup artist, microblader, and professional in the field has their own routine. This should not stop you from learning through others and enhancing your methods for the better. These live demos are your new game-plan!

HANDS-ON PRACTICE

As an attendee at the conference, you will have a lucky chance to not only watch live demos but to practice yourself! You will be able to interact and hone your skills. You will even be able to use the new techniques you just learned from the live demos, and apply them right then and there! What’s more exciting?

DISCOUNTS ON SUPPLIES

In the cosmetics world, especially when it comes to permanent makeup and microblading, products can get quite expensive. As an expert, you already know the importance of having high-end products available for your clients, even if it comes with a price tag. This is why at the conference, AAC Training will offer you exclusive deals on the best merchandise on the market. From CHROMA pigments to Microblades, we have a wide variety of absolutely everything you need to succeed! Who are we as professionals without our high-quality tools?

INSIDER SECRETS

Sometimes, what makes all the difference, especially when it comes to the world of cosmetics, is knowing the hidden techniques that known experts use. Whether it’s a certain method of microblading or an additional step during a permanent makeup session, this can be the factor that makes you stand out. By attending the conference you’ll be able to learn these hacks and use them to your advantage.

MEET EXPERT PROFESSIONALS

Imagine meeting your role model, or the one that got you into the cosmetics industry in the first place. It would be pretty exciting, wouldn’t it? Well, guess what? We’ve got nationally-renowned makeup artists, doctors, surgeons and microbladers, all coming to see you! You will finally be able to meet and greet these successful experts and build a relationship with them. They may just be your golden ticket to the top.

NETWORK

Many successful people agree that one of the most important components of success is networking. Sometimes, it really is about who you know. In the 2-day conference, you’ll be able to meet so many people just like you who are thriving in the cosmetics field. Not only will you make friends and talk about doing what you love, but you may connect with people who will inspire you, help you, and perhaps change your perspective. By bringing a diverse group of people together, innovation and creativity will spread!.

LEARN ABOUT NEW COURSES

Last but not least, as a conference attendee, you will have the chance to look over brochures and get a visual idea of all the new courses the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a microblading refresher course, or lip and eyeliner training, you can find a variety of training sessions.

There you have it! The top reasons why you need to register for the Microblading and Permanent Makeup Conference right now. The next success story could be you. Go ahead, register and start down the road to success!

microblading conference announcement
AAC’S MICROBLADING & PMU CONFERENCE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
AAC’S MICROBLADING & PMU CONFERENCE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 720 400 Academy of Advanced Cosmetics

On May 5th, everything is going to change. Put your phones, headsets, coffee mug, or pens down and get ready. We are so excited to announce the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics’ first Permanent Makeup and Microblading Conference!

We are exclusively presenting a diverse line up of nationally recognized Permanent Makeup Artists, Microbladers, Cosmetic Medical Doctors & Surgeons and much more! Hosted by Mrs. Feleshia Sams, this select 2-day event has been specially designed to offer professionals the opportunity to expand their talented horizons.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Whether you’re a Permanent Makeup artist or more into the Microblading scene, this conference is going to be the event of the year. By going to this 2-day event, you will have a chance to meet and network with top professionals in your industry, mingle with others just like you, and get exclusive tips and tricks to take your career to the next level.

To top it off, you will have live demonstrations and participate in interactive presentations, where you will get hands-on practice. You will have the ultimate opportunity to network, ask questions, shop top products, eat, and most importantly enhance your knowledge!

We know, it’s a dream come true.

ALL THE DETAILS  

The conference will take place on Saturday, May 5th until Sunday, May 6th. It will be located in Georgetown on the Perimeter, with the partnering Sonesta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. There is a general admission fee or AAC Alumni admission fee that covers the entire two days, including food, drinks, unlimited presentations, networking, shopping, and more.

WHY YOU CAN’T MISS IT

More and more people want to get permanent makeup and microblading done. It is no secret that everyone who wants to have a service done to their face is careful with their choice. The most important thing they consider is the professional’s credibility and experience.

By going to this conference, you are not only drastically increasing your credibility and your portfolio, but you are learning new skills and enhancing your potential. Engaging in national conferences and meeting well-known makeup artists will give you the extra push to be the best you can be.

There is no price tag in the world when it comes to investing in yourself. The difference between those who are successful and those who are not is taking advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. Don’t miss a chance to attend this once in a lifetime conference!

Reserve your spot now. Seats are limited and are held on a first-come-first-serve basis. You do not want to miss this conference for the world! This is your chance to become the next success story, and use every opportunity you can get to show off your talent. Especially with widely recognized makeup artists and microbladers, you’ll be able to get the perfect networking in and start making an impression in the industry.

So what are you waiting for? Register now!! AAC Cosmetics is here to make your dreams a reality. All it takes is a few clicks, and you’re in.

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