Are you interested in taking a Permanent MakeUp class, but feeling unsure about which trainer to choose?
What’s up everyone, it’s leann here and I want to help you find a trainer who will help you achieve the results you desire.
With the explosion of permanent makeup artists flooding the industry there are PMU trainers available everywhere. However, choosing the right one can be a critical aspect of your journey towards becoming the artist you aspire to be.
I've spent 10’s of thousands of dollars on trainings and I’ve experienced amazing trainings and some that weren’t so good. So before I select a training to take, I have 7 non- negotiable criterias that I always consider before I book a training.
So lets get into it.
Tip# 1 Choose a trainer whose skills you want to emulate.
This should be the first step before even looking to see if they cover your other needs. If the artist does not produce work that you admire and want to replicate, then why consider them as a potential candidate? Finding an artists that has the style and results that you want to achieve should be the initial step in finding a trainer.
Tip #2 The Trainer has to have experience and a good track record.
Many artists have become popular quickly by leveraging the power of social media. Some of them even become popular before their healed results come back to them. Therefore, when I look for a trainer, I look for healed results. I want to know how their clients are healing one month, six months, a year, and even 2 years down the line. If an artist can’t show you how their clients are healing after a year or 2, do you think they can answer all your questions about their technique.
Tip #3 They prioritize Safety and Sanitation.
Due to the lack of regulations in our industry, safety and sanitation are often neglected. However, the truth is that we work in a dangerous and critical environment where even a small oversight can lead to catastrophic consequences for our clients, students, and loved ones. A trainer's top priority should be to ensure that their clients and students conduct themselves in a facility and manner that is safe and clean. They must have knowledge of regulations and emergency procedures.
Tip #4 Supports the community.
This tip is more of a personal choice. Many artists and trainers are solely focused on themselves. They attempt to have the most significant impact by putting down others. This attitude does not necessarily make them bad trainers, but I prefer to support businesses that want to help the industry grow and become a positive and supportive space. I believe that this industry will flourish if we continue to grow through positive influence.
Tip #5: Offers Ongoing Support
This is a crucial one, and I've gone back and forth on it myself. However, I've reached a point where I believe that ongoing support is one of the most critical parts of the learning process. Many trainers charge over $1500 a day to train with them, and while the information received in that day has infinite value, retaining it all is nearly impossible. When looking for a trainer, seek someone who provides some form of ongoing support, whether it's through email or phone support, additional class time, or being part of a group where the artist goes live to answer questions and provide help. Knowing that your trainer cares enough to help you after the class is an absolute must.
This leads me to TIP #6
Find a trainer that is truly invested in your Success. There are trainers who teach to make money, and then there are trainers who are passionate about teaching. Finding an artist who genuinely wants to see you succeed is an important step in selecting a trainer.
In my experience, finding someone who is passionate about teaching and dedicated to their students' growth results in an educational experience that is second to none. They’ll usually fill the curriculum with tips, tricks, secrets and personal experiences that others won't share.
You want a trainer who won't hold back and won't give up on you. They should be committed to your growth as an artist as much as you are committed to learning.
And my last tip to choosing a trainer is choosing someone that actually knows how to Teach.
There are sooo many amazing artists that are passionate about the industry and their students and they want to give their all, but they are not gifted with the ability to actually convey their message effectively. I have taken some classes from amazing artists who do beautiful work, but their teaching methods were not effective. This is a little trickier to figure out before you take a training, but my advice is to do your do diligence and check reviews, talk to passed students, or see if they are educating on-line somewhere first.
Having a mentor whose class and curriculum are well thought out and planned can completely make or break a course. Try to make sure their teaching style works with your learning style. If you are someone that learns by reading, then maybe a well written manual as part of the course is a must. If your more hands on then you would look for a trainer that spends the majority of time doing intense hands on exercises with you. Find a mentor that appeals to your learning style.
So there you have it, my 7 tips to choosing trainer.
Let me know in the comments below what you think or maybe you have some additional advice on how to choose a trainer.
I’d love to hear about your experiences.
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