How Long Does It Take to Learn Microblading? Estimated Timeline

By Emily M.| Last updated on April 29, 2024
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Microblading is still a hot career choice. One of the biggest advantages of learning this skill is that it doesn’t require standard education. Just a course is enough.

But how long does the course actually last? And how long does it take to learn microblading?

3-6 months should be enough to finish a course, but the learning doesn’t end there. Becoming a good microblading artist requires a multidimensional approach. 

Here’s what you need to consider.

What Does Determine How Long Does It Take to Learn Microblading?

In order to become a microblading artist you will need to complete a course. So, the first thing that determines how long does it take to learn microblading is the duration of the course.

The Choice of Microblading Course

The courses sometimes say learn microblading in 2 days, but that’s not really possible. Live courses are usually 2-5 days long, and they teach the basics. No course can prepare you to be client-ready after a couple-of-day workshop.

So, after each microblading course, you will have to practice and learn on your own.

Some microblading courses offer additional education via an online platforms, where you can continue to upgrade your knowledge. Others offer shadow lessons with the teacher where you can pick up useful tips and tricks.

Also, it’s important what kind of course you choose.

  • Live Course

If you choose a quality live course that gives you a good base and a chance to work on a live model, then you have an advantage.

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  • Online Course

If you choose an online course, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice on your own. If you dedicate yourself fully, you can learn microblading in a couple of weeks. But if you have a busy schedule and distractions, you may even need a couple of months.

So, yes, the courses cover the theory and just teach you how to practice at home. But you will have to spend some time practicing on your own.

That leads us to the second factor that determines how long does it take to learn microblading.

Your Dedication and the Time You Spend Practicing

Now, this is something individual. It depends on how much free time you have for practicing microblading. It is normal that a person with a job or younger kids will have less time than an unemployed person.

Then, it’s how motivated and dedicated you are. If a person who has less time is more motivated, they are more likely to succeed.

Microblading requires hours and hours of practicing until you develop the necessary muscle memory.

Here are some tips on practicing your new craft.

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Your Previous Experience

If a person already has some experience in a similar thing, they are more likely to progress faster. For instance, a lot of tattoo artists decide to learn microblading, since it’s easy for them to understand the technique. Microblading is, in fact, a type of tattooing.

Or if a person is already an esthetician, and does eyebrow shaping, it’s easier for them to progress since they already know how to map eyebrows.

Your Talent

Okay, this is something you don’t have that much control over, but some people are simply more detailed, more precise, and have steady hands.

Not everyone learns at the same pace – some pick up the skill faster than others. This is one of the reasons why you shouldn’t get discouraged if you don’t progress at the same pace as your fellow students.

Don’t worry, hard work does pay off and usually beats talent.

When You Feel Ready

We won’t recommend taking clients before you feel ready and confident enough to work on real skin. Again, microblading is a tattoo and the worst enemy of success is insecurity.

So, practice hard, invest in your knowledge and when you are satisfied with your work, start taking your first clients.

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What Are the Things I Will Need to Learn?

Microblading classes usually include the theoretical and practical parts.

The theory covers all about skin. You will need to understand skin structure, different skin conditions when the treatment shouldn’t be performed i.e. different contraindications for microblading, and much more.

Then you will learn about eyebrow anatomy, face structure, and brow symmetry.

Color theory is one of the most important parts of the learning process.

Also, you will learn everything about pre-care and post-care, what to do if any complications occur, as well as how to keep a salon hygienic, and all about microblading tools and pigments.

The practical part will include creating hair strokes on latex and maybe even on real skin. Fake skin is your practicing tool and the training will show you the right technique which you will perfect on your own.

What to Learn When It Comes to Microblading
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Some training courses even include business and social media tips to help you start your own business.

So, How Long Does It Take to Learn Microblading?

As we already explained, it’s hard to determine how long does it take to learn microblading. But, let’s say, if you practice regularly and are really committed, the average timeline is 3-6 months.

At this point, you’re still a beginner, though. Learning doesn’t stop there. Always keep up with the news and latest trends, innovations and permanent makeup improvements.

And there’s no better place for that than PMUHub! You can find hundreds of educational articles on permanent makeup on our blog.

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