Re-Training Case Study : Jo – “I Was Told I Would Never Be Any Good At Permanent Makeup On My training course !!”
One of our students who very nearly quit her career in permanent makeup before it had even begun. After a lot of research and inquiries Jo then went on to spend over £13,000 on training with a top London training company. She trained in a group format with 4-5 other people, also paying a similar amount of money to be there.
The Training Course Advisor Told her see would never be any good!!
Jo had around 13 days booked in for her training to learn both the basics in permanent makeup (i.e. brows, lips and eyes) as well as the advanced medical training course procedure’s. After just a few days training Jo realised that this was not for her. The course instructor advised her that she would never be able pick up the skill and at best would need the full 13 days that she had paid for, to learn just permanent eyebrows alone.
Jo faced a very hard decision as she had spent £13,000 of her husband’s retirement fund, was told she could not learn what she had paid for, would not be entitled to any refund, and decided to quit permanent makeup and write the loss off.
Jo Needed to Find The Right Training Course for her
A few months down the line Jo had a real feeling that permanent makeup was her dream job, and with the right instructor for her and training, she could pick up the skill and do a really good job for her clients. Jo started her research into the permanent makeup training industry once more; only this time took a much closer look into exactly who would be training her, making sure she didn’t make the same mistake again.
After a long discussion with her husband, who understandably was very reluctant to re-invest anymore money into her new career, she decided to give it one more shot. Jo called us at The Permanent Make-up Training Academy, and after booking a further 4 days training with us, said:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]‘If Katy says that I truly can’t do it then I will give up forever and accept that it just wasn’t the career for me.’[/quote]
Jo’s Confidence Sky Rocketed After Just One Day On Our Training Course
When Jo came for her re-training course, her confidence was at an all time low. However, after just one days training with Katy, she had produced the most beautiful set of eyebrows that any client could wish for. Jo could not believe what she was capable of after just one day.
We spent a few more days with Jo, building her confidence and teaching her the skill of permanent makeup from the ground up, taking her completely back to basics.
By the time Jo had finished her re-training with us, Jo’s confidence was as high as we could expect it to be, however, her old trainer then got back in touch with her and told her no matter what, that she couldn’t perform permanent makeup procedure’s on real people, again sowing the seeds of doubt in Jo’s mind.
However, we had so much faith in Jo and her fabulous work and attitude towards her new career and clients, we insured her with our insurers and told her to go out and complete her case studies on real paying clients.
A year down the line and Jo has a very, very successful permanent makeup business and can’t quite believe that she almost gave up on her dream job. Her clients are recommending her to all their friends and family, and almost all her customers come from referrals and word of mouth, truly showing what you can achieve when you don’t give up on your dreams.
Jo is now a friend for life and a huge advocate for our company & keeps in constant contact with us, updating us on her progress (and of course asking for a bit of advice from us now and again). She kindly speaks and gives advice to any students who have trained elsewhere and don’t want to make the same mistake again.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Whether you think you can, or you think your can’t – you’re right[/quote]
The fact that Jo has turned her business around, makes us proud, her husband proud, and more importantly has proved to herself that she can be a great permanent makeup technician.
So if you have a gut instinct that is screaming to you that you can do better than you are now, then give your career another shot by calling us on 01444 300 157 You (like Jo & so many others) wont regret it. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you get your permanent makeup career back on track.
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The Permanent Makeup Re-Training / Confidence Building training Days are aimed specifically at students who may have already had training in permanent makeup with another company but feel they are lacking in confidence or skill set to carry out treatments or even had a break in career for children etc, and need motivation to get started again. See full details on the retraining course page