Are We a Good Fit to Work Together?
No. Around half the students we train have no prior beauty experience. You will be trained 1 to 1 with our head trainer, Katy Jobbins, meaning you will get have 100% of the trainers attention 100% of the time
Our training centre is based in an idyllic location in West Sussex. It is also Katy Jobbins’s main clinic, so you will be learning in a real life permanent makeup clinic not a classroom environment. There is also free parking all day long for those who are driving. The nearest mainline train station’s are Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill, where you will be a 5-10 minute taxi drive away.
The nearest airport is Gatwick, which is about a 15-20 minutes train ride from Haywards Heath. For those not driving, we will happily arrange and pay for all your journeys to and from your hotel/B & B to the training centre and back each day, leaving you a stress free stay so you can concentrate 100% on your training.
Find/Contact The Permanent Makeup Academy
Unit 10, More House Business Centre
Tel: 01444 300 157
Our head training centre is based in Wivelsfield, West Sussex, which is where most of our training courses are competed. If you have your own clinic/salon, then we can also train you in house, if you prefer. We also are able to train in a number of other locations around the UK, including Harley Street in London. If you require this service, please call the office on 01444 300157 to discuss available dates and additional requirements & costs involved.
Every single person we train here at the Permanent Makeup Training Academy is trained on an exclusive 1 to 1 basis with multi-award winning industry expert and the founder of our training company, Katy Jobbins. Please click here for more details on your trainer
All of our start up courses are insurance approved and the first years treatment risk insurance and public liability insurances are actually included in your course price. We will set them up when you come for your training and be insured from the time you start your first case studies.
All our startup students get unlimited 24/7 support for their first 12 months (as do most of our re-training students). This includes being able to access your trainer whenever you need her, as each and every student will receive Katy’s personal mobile phone number. This is for calls, texts, messages, asking advice and also to send your pictures through to be critiqued.
Having this support when you finish your training is of paramount importance and is virtually priceless. You can see from the hundreds and hundreds of student video testimonials on our website and YouTube channel how useful this is. You will also see from lots of students who re-trained with Katy after training elsewhere initially, how it was often the number 1 reason why they had to pay and re-train having not had that support in the first place, leaving them feeling unconfident to perform treatments.
Although we do not have any particular finance companies that we work with, where you can complete the course first and pay later, we can offer you the option to pay via a 6 or 10 month
period for your course and then complete the course once your final payment has been made at no additional cost. You simply pay the first payment of £1,997 + VAT then spread the rest of the course balance over 6 or 10 months. Monthly payments plans start from £300 + VAT.
This way you can book the course in for later in the year and pay if off monthly making it a little easier to manage, rather than having to come up will all the money immediately. If of course you manage to come into some extra money before then and want to pay the balance off a little earlier then as long as we have the dates available, we can move your course forward to save you waiting. Feel free to contact us to request a breakdown of the monthly payments should you wish to pay in this way.
Most students want to start their courses sooner rather than later so usually pay their first course payment to book their course (normally £1,997 + VAT= £2,396.40) and receive their pre-study manual etc. then pay the balance of their course off anytime up until 10 days before their course is due to begin. This can be done with any Credit/Debit card or via Bank Transfer.
No. And if any training company says differently, then they would be lying.
Let’s be really honest here. At the end of the day, we can train you to the best of our ability: we can give you the best machinery, inks, needles and equipment on the planet: we can develop a fabulous website for you: we can show you the many ways that Katy herself has been successful, by showing you not only what has worked for her, but also what didn’t work for her, therefore also helping you avoid the common mistakes new permanent makeup artists make when setting up their businesses; we can mentor you and encourage you to be the very best you can be..
…but honestly, at the end of the day, we cannot knock on your door at 7:30 am every morning to tell you to get out of bed and get to work. Your ultimate success has to come from you. We can give you literally every tool necessary to be successful and train you in a way that will give you the very best chance of success, but you need to be determined to succeed and do your part as well.
We have noticed a pattern of some of the most successful students we have trained in the past and those who maybe have not done as well as they would have liked. So if you want us to chat to you about this and give you an idea of whether or not we think you would be suitable for a career in permanent makeup then please call us at the office on 01444 300157.
Yes, of course. We have well over 500 student video testimonials spanning from nearly 10 years of successfully training students on a 1 to 1 basis. In fact, we have more student video testimonials than every other permanent makeup training centre in the UK combined.
Considering we train less students per year than most training centres do in a month, this is quite an achievement. We 100% focus on quality training, not quantity & who better to listen to than students who were once in your shoes thinking of training in permanent makeup than those that have gone through the process of training with us.
We have recently put together a video montage of some of these students, along side some useful information for people thinking about training in permanent makeup which you can see below:
We also are the only training academy in the world that has an entire website dedicated to our student success stories, journeying some of our students from Day 1 of their training course to a year, 2 years, 5 years & even up to 8 years down the line. You can see this by clicking here
Yes it is. However we are very different to most training companies.
Each and every student we train gets exactly the same machine, inks, needles and accessories that our head trainer, Katy Jobbins personally uses on her clients, that she charges up to £1297 per treatment for. This way you know that you are always going to be working with the best tools, to increase your chances of success. In fact, during your training course, Katy will fine tune your machine to your hand and give you the selection of needles & inks that she feels you work best with.
With no ties to any suppliers, you can rest assure that when you train with us you will always have the very best and most up-to-date machinery and products on the market. When you are on the course we also give you our secret suppliers Rolodex, listing every place we purchase our equipment and accessories from, so you can go direct to the very suppliers we use, saving you literally thousands of pounds on your ongoing restocking costs.
Yes. It is natural for most of our students to want to have their own permanent makeup done by Katy when the come down for their training course. So if you want to make a killer first impression on your own clients, then you can enjoy highly reduced treatment rates with your trainer Katy.
Alternatively, you can jump the queue and be a student model at special model rates on future training courses. We will put you to the top of our model list so you can be a model for one of our next students for just a small fraction of the cost of a normal full procedure. This will be watched over by Katy but performed by the student. Man students who choose to come back over the years, say it’s like have a refresher course.
We estimate that it costs around £7 – £10 in physical costs to complete a treatment on a client using the equipment and accessories in your kit. With the industry average price of having a permanent makeup brow treatment being around £450 (and even up to £1,000) then you can see that once you have paid for your initial training, your ongoing costs are very little, and profit margins very high.
Fact: in February 2020, Professional Beauty magazine, recognised that semi permanent makeup took all 5 top slots as in the list of beauty treatments with the largest profit margins.
TOP TIP: When considering your overall treatment costs, you need to remember that you also will perform a top-up treatment as well on each client, doubling your initial outlay in cost per treatment. Therefore if you are tied into buying supplies off of your training company at relatively high costs, the typical cost to a technician to perform a treatment in permanent makeup in will be something like £35 in costs + £35 top up = £70 in total.
This may not seem a huge amount at first, but consider the fact that if you become successful (and you do right?) then if you complete 4 treatments per week & work 48 weeks a year, then by being tied into your training company for restocking your goods, could cost you almost an additional £10,000 per year just in needles, inks and accessories, whist at the same time restricting you in you ability to try the latest products on the market. For every 10 years you work in permanent makeup that’s and additional £100,000 in costs to you, going directly to your training company.
Suddenly the few thousand pounds you managed to ‘save’ by training with a ‘cheaper’ training company (probably in a group format), doesn’t seem such a great deal any more. This is also one of the reasons why over half of the phone calls we receive at our training centre are from experienced permanent makeup technicians, looking to retrain with Katy, as they know that as well as receiving inspiring training & having a great mentor to call upon 24/7, the money they save by no longer being tied to their existing training company, will far outweigh the re-training costs associated with it.
If you have done your research into this industry and other training companies, then you may have found out that one of the issues many new students face is that often, after training with a particular company, that student is then faced with the dilemma of having to use that company’s branded machine, pigments, and accessories on an ongoing basis.
These are usually at very inflated costs as well, meaning your average cost per treatment will be very high, reducing your profit margin for every client you work on. In fact, in many cases, if for example a new ink becomes very popular and you want to try it or move over to it, then simply by changing this single thing, could invalidate your insurance cover.
Needless to say, it’s important to be 100% clear on what you get and what you are expected to continue to be tied into buying, when you commit to training with any training company.
We have always tried to avoid this problem with our students. Therefore, we have no ties to any suppliers at all. We do not sell any machinery, equipment, inks or accessories. This way we can remain completely independent and unbiased in regards to what machines and equipment is the best on the market at any given time.
We will also not try to sell you lots of inks and needles and unnecessary equipment, and try to keep your training as simple & easy to understand and pick up as possible.
So although we do supply all students with full kits on our start up courses, with no ties to any suppliers, you can rest assure that when you train with us you will always have the very best and most up-to-date machinery and products at any given time. You will also be free to test and try any new products as and when they are released should you wish to.
Our head trainer & founder of The Permanent Makeup Training Academy, Katy Jobbins, trains 1 new student nearly each and every week of the year. As all training is 1 to 1 (unless you specify otherwise) our courses can get very booked up in advance so it’s always best to give us a call at the head office on 01444 300157 to find out the next available training dates are as they can change daily.
The first 12 months of your permanent makeup business are the most important. Get the foundations correctly laid out from the beginning and you will ensure your long-term success.
We know from experience, that it is very easy for you to leave training, enter back into the real world and simply not know where or how to get your business started. Many people tend to lose focus, get bogged down with the daily grind of real life & forget what they originally set out to achieve.
As a result over the last 10 years we have designed and developed an optional, award winning, 2 year business & mentoring support package which is designed to keep you on track and positively encourage you to grow your business & reach your life goals.
As well as 24/7 access to an award winning permanent makeup business & marketing expert, this ongoing programme will give you help on things like: choosing your business name; designing your logo; setting up & creating your website & business email address; packaging your expertise; building a strong credible reputation; getting free publicity; how to enter & win awards; how to get salons and other high end beauty professionals to recommend you to their clients; successful offline as well as online marketing strategies; setting up profitable permanent makeup clinics; running Facebook Ad Campaigns; and much, much more.
We also run regular optional semi permanent makeup business & marketing bootcamps and are also the only company in the world that develops and produces websites exclusively for permanent makeup artists.
Make sure you check out some of our hundreds of video reviews from students who have used our business & mentoring programme to see how it has helped them grow their businesses.
All the prices and course options are in the course training package booklet you which you can download from our website. Just put your name and email address in the form on the home page or below, confirm the email that comes to you and you will be sent another email with a direct link to all the startup course information.
Once you have done this, you will also be sent regular emails that will include helpful advice and information about starting a career in the permanent makeup industry & you will get to meet some of our past students and see their journeys from brand new technicians to award winning successful entrepreneurs.
Unfortunately, over 50% of phone calls we get each day, week in week out, are from people who have recently trained with other companies in Permanent Makeup and for some reason or other, are not confident enough to work on clients.
Many have not even finished their courses or case studies that they have already paid for and written off ever going back to their original training company.
With hundreds of calls from new permanent makeup technicians each and every year we have found the common issues are; that they:
were in a group setting, did not get enough actual hands on experience & were worried about making mistakes
were constantly fighting for the trainers attention and they got lost in a crowd
had no real connection to their trainer before, during or after their training
did not feel that they could contact their training company with issues and questions they needed answering as when they did, the solution was always ‘you need to pay for more equipment or training’
felt like they were simply a number, not a person & the course was structured like a well oiled production line
were over promised and their training company under delivered
were tied into only buying from their training company for ongoing supplies at very high prices and felt very restricted
The list goes on and on, but what is clear is that they were seeking for new guidance, a new mentor and usually more training to become the confident technician they know they could be with the right training and on-going support.
Although we have been offering bespoke retraining & confidence boosting training for many years, now, for the first time we have developed specific package deals for those permanent makeup artists who are struggling and need to get back on track including our 3 and and half day, 100% 1 to 1 ‘Retrain, Refresh & Reboot’ package.
Full details of this package along with all our other retraining & confidence boosting options will soon be available to download from our website. For now please call the office on 01444 300157 for more details and prices.
If you would like to see some of the students who we have helped kick start their careers in the past, make sure you check out our ‘Help I Trained Elsewhere’ Page.
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