Permanent Makeup Fundamental Classes - Curriculum

Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals
This fundamentals class complies with the curriculum required by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP).  Terry is a certified trainer by the SPCP and has over 23 years experience in tattooing.  The class consists of 5 days hands-on training at Terry's shop North of San Antonio, TX at Canyon Lake. 
Students will be required to complete several zoom training sessions with Terry as well as homework assignments and quizzes  prior to attending the hands-on class.
After successfully completing this curriculum, students are given one year of technical support.   This reinforces the student's  learning experience, as well as gives the opportunity to address challenges the student may have encountered.    Note: Be wary of 2 and 3 days classes offering to teach you micro blading and all procedures.  Be wary of classes with more than 3 students in attendance and only 1 trainer.  See the article "What To Look for In a Permanent Makeup/Microblading School".  
To reserve your place in this class, please read our student contract here  and follow the instructions.  
  1. Introduction to Permanent Cosmetics
    1. History of tattooing as it applies to permanent cosmetics (optional)
    2. Overview of the different types of machines and devices available
  2. Consultation
    1. Client profile
      1. Analyze the character of client and client selection
      2. Client expectations
      3. Discuss overall aspects of permanent cosmetics
    2. Medical history/client information form
      1. Identify potential problems for permanent cosmetics
      2. Determine when physician review is advised
    3. Consent forms
      1. Discuss informed consent
      2. Liability issues
  3. Office set-up
    1. Physical setting
      1. General Equipment
      2. table, chair, work surface, lighting
    2. A check for location/building requirements
  4. Disinfection and sterilization
    1. Equipment
      1. Discuss acceptable forms of sterilization
      2. Disinfectants and antiseptics
    2. OSHA and CDC guidelines (or comparable) regarding bloodborne pathogens
    3. Technician safety
      1. Hand washing
      2. Hepatitis B vaccination
      3. Gloves
    4. Proper handling of devices, needles, and pigments/inks
    5. Sanitary measures during procedure set-up
    6. Sanitary measures during procedure clean-up
  5. Client preparation
    1. Pre-procedure tasks
      1. Preparing the client’s skin
    2. Creating the procedure template
    3. Anesthetics
  6. Color and pigment/ink theory
    1. Knowledge and use
    2. Pigments/inks
      1. Preparing, pouring, mixing
      2. Storage
  7. Skin anatomy
    1. Composition/layers
    2. Healing process of the skin and its care
    3. Diseases, disorders, and conditions
      1. Infection
      2. Herpes
      3. Moles, warts, freckles
      4. Psoriasis, eczema
  8. Machine/manual device theory
    1. Review equipment for technical aspects
      1. Operation and maintenance
      2. Use: speed, pressure, angle
      3. Troubleshooting
    2. Evaluate the capabilities of equipment
    3. Only one type of machine/manual device will be taught at the 100-hour fundamental level once a preferred method is established.
  9. Needles
    1. Appropriate needle selection and applications
      1. Groups, numbers, and configurations
    2. Proper use in the skin
    3. Maintenance
      1. Preparation for sterilization if not pre-sterile when purchased
      2. Check for damage
      3. Storage and disposal
  10. Photography
    1. Rationale
    2. Equipment and methods
      1. Quality of photos
      2. Presentation
  11. Aftercare
    1. Client follow-up
    2. Forms and instructions to provide
  12. Procedure experience: two (2) of each complete procedure:  eyebrows, eyeliner (optional at the fundamental level – lip liner, shaded lip liner) with a total of 6.
    1. Review issues, discuss
      1. Facial morphology
    2. Work on practice medium
    3. Hands-on live model work
  13. Business set-up
    1. Insurance/liability