Micropigmentation has recently boomed and, after it became so popular, new techniques emerged and they are becoming more and more refined. Hyper-realistic 3D micropigmentation is a direct reflection of this growth.
There are different micropigmentation techniques. Each one is recommended according to each customer’s wishes and capabilities, that is, there isn’t one technique better than others, there is only the one that suits your customer best.
3D Micropigmentation is Trending
3D micropigmentation has this name because it defines the shape of the eyebrow without leaving an artificial painting appearance, that is, it is more realistic. Each strand of hair is drawn symmetrically and asymmetrically — similar to nature’s work on our bodies.
The process takes about one to two hours to be completed and it lasts from eight months to two years, according to each person. The tool used is a dermograph or manual inductor.
Since it is a meticulous technique with details that are different from the previous ones, it is very common that micropigmentation beginners have a lot of questions and make some mistakes.
The concern begins when we evaluate the spectrum of the skin tone receiving the technique and we ask: “How will I compose the pigment? And then: What will be the resulting color after healing?” Besides, I realized that the difficulty many professionals face is not only regarding the ‘way of doing it’, but it starts with their business perception.
I decided to develop this article, so that you don’t turn the 3D (three-dimensional) micropigmentation into the 3E (triple-error) micropigmentation.
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Error# 1 – Poor Business Management
You, a 3D micropigmentation professional, might even find it odd to know that business mismanagement is something that frequent. But, unfortunately, the number of beginners that make manage mistakes is high, which negatively affects the evolution of their work.
Self-employed micropigmentation professionals or those who want to be independent need to know about their market of operation. They need to know about taxes, primary expenses (electricity, water, telephone…), rental values, and even marketing strategies.
I get many complaints and even descriptions of technical errors, but I see that the most common mistakes are related to business management, the quality of the education they have received, and the motivation to pursue learning. Also, most of the time, marketing is poorly thought out and ends up becoming ineffective.
It’s no use to be a great professional or aim to be one, but not being able to pass it on to your audience.
Therefore, my opinion is based on the experience I have with SILAM, on the opportunity I had to discover different realities and learn stories from my students.
The professional must have an extensive knowledge in business management and, of course, in the technique of hyper-realistic 3D micropigmentation, when it comes exclusively to eyebrows. By combining these conditions, the chances of growth are great and success will be a natural consequence.
Error# 2 – Lack of Technical Knowledge
The lack of technical understanding is one of the biggest mistakes in the micropigmentation sector. Looking for good training courses in aesthetic centers and reputable schools is paramount to providing quality services to your customers.
When it comes to technical training, it’s not enough to just get the certificate and put what you’ve learned into practice without thinking about what is going on in the aesthetic field. In this universe, qualification and updating must be continuous. Those who do not seek constant update may come to a standstill or may be outperformed by the competition and end up losing the opportunity to evolve as a professional — there is also the risk of seeing customers migrating to other alternatives.
Knowing the market is also part of this constant-learning process. Find out who your clientele are. How to improve my service? And the product? Are there any mistakes my customers may have noticed that I’m still not aware of? All these questions combined with the right attitude compose your professional identity.
There is a popular saying that you can not learn without making a mistake, and I believe in that. We must learn from our mistakes so we don’t repeat them.
Error# 3 – 3D Micropigmentation Using the Wrong Colors
This error is a direct consequence of the second error. Usually, this type of failure occurs because of the following situations:
- The micropigmentation professional does not understand the basic color principles;
- The micropigmentation professional does not know how to compose pigments for each skin type;
- The micropigmentation professional has no real technical micropigmentation expertise.
The combination of all these limitations may harm the final result. In this way, it’s common that, after the application of the technique, the customer’s eyebrows show colors that are totally different from the expected outcome, such as gray and purple.
It’s worth remembering that the 3D is performed strand by strand of hair, that is, it strives for a natural effect. To achieve this, more than one pigment or saturation is applied in different regions of the eyebrow in order to get a natural effect.
Failure to mix pigment colors may have a considerable impact on business management, because a bad result generates reverse marketing, where the professional will be known for his or her poor technical skills and will not be able to attract new customers.
We all make mistakes and there is no shame in that, as long as you acknowledge it and try to correct it. Insecurity is something that may accompany you at some points of your life, but it should not be a constant feeling. Try to evolve with your mistakes and really study what you do. Do not allow failures to hinder the evolution of your business and the achievement of your dreams.
If you have difficulty in composing pigments and would like to have a support material, get the Practical Pigment Handbook 1.0. With this guide, you will learn how to combine colors for each skin tone, which gives you more assertiveness in the final result.
The Practical Pigment Handbook is the revealed secret for those who want to keep on moving forward in the micropigmentation industry.