Other than being a permanent makeup technician my other passion is teaching. Hence why, in 2016 I set up The Clinical Academy.
I have been teaching technicians the art and skill of permanent makeup for over 6 years and decided to go it alone and I have never looked back.
They say ‘By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others’ and I believe that my love for the industry shows whilst I am teaching others.
The Clinical Academy in the past year has grown quicker than I had ever imagined. I have some fantastic students who amaze me day in, day out.
So…. what do I teach? Well I wish I could teach it all, however I wouldn’t have time to run Naomi O’Hara Permanent Cosmetics as well, if I did. Therefore, I have a fantastic team of award winning technicians who assist and take some of the courses in Portsmouth, Hoddesdon and Northern Ireland.
The Clinical Academy offers Permanent Makeup Training, Microblading Training, Beauty Courses and Advanced Beauty Courses. There really is a course for everyone!
My area of expertise is, of course, Permanent Makeup which is often referred to as micropigmentation, semi permanent makeup, microblading or digital permanent makeup
A question I often get asked is what is the difference is between Permanent Makeup and Microblading? Well, the biggest difference is that Permanent Makeup is using a digital machine and Microblading is carried out with a hand tool.
Microblading doesn’t suit all skin types but can create a fine, fluffy hair stroke that lasts about a 6-12 months before needing a maintenance treatment to keep fresh. For a therapist or technician that wishes to offer a form of micropigmentation, this is a more cost effective way of getting into permanent makeup. There are lower set up fees, and no machine outlay.
Permanent Makeup (PMU), uses a digital machine where the needle speed is driven by electricity and can be adjusted and controlled dependant on the area to be treated and the technicians preferred speed. Because of this, oily or mature skins can be treated also.
Different disposable needle sizes can be chosen to create the desired effect for your client and can last 1-5 years. By choosing PMU using a digital machine, you can advance your skills, add to your training and grow your business, by expanding your treatments into scalp pigmentation, medical tattooing for breast reconstruction, cosmetic tattoo, correction and removal procedures and scar relaxation to name but a few.
The world of Permanent Makeup and Microblading has grown massively in the last 2-3 years and I am excited to see where it leads to in the future! The possibilities are endless….