So you've always wanted to start your business and you have a passion for cosmetics and makeup? A business in permanent makeup may be just the right choice for you! Permanent makeup has been used for thousands of years, there is even evidence of Egyptian women, as early as 5000 B.C. with permanent eye makeup. But permanent makeup really made it's a comeback in the states, in the late 1970s. Since then, technology and practices have improved, and there are professional training and teachings across the country to teach you how to also get into the permanent makeup business. One of the top permanent makeup artists in the Southern US is Alicia Shapira, of New Image Beauty Bar, where she is the only one to have been hand trained by the inventor of Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage, Rodolpho Torres, of Sao Paulo, Brazil. This form of permanent makeup using skin-colored ink, to cover and hide stretch marks. The first step to start a career in permanent makeup is to do your research, learn up on the technique of color matching (Read our Blog Post on Fitzpatrick Color Testing.) Do your research on where you can receive top training, and be sure to take a look at their results and past students, to see if their work aligns with your vision. Once you receive your training, be sure you get your certification and finish any additional pieces of training online, suggested by your trainer. Alicia Shapira, of New Image Beauty Bar, offers one on one training for selected permanent makeup training, such as lip blushing, Brazilian Stretch Mark Camouflage, Microblading and more. Each of her students receives a full day of training, breakfast and lunch included, live models to practice on and a machine, needles, and ink enough for about 35 clients! All of the materials and knowledge enough to start your own business! Be sure to call us at 954-774-5087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.