Ask Dina Richardson

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TEXT DINA AT: 504-909-4696

WHAT MAKES DINA RICHARDSON’S TRAINING UNIQUE?

Internships and shadowing. We allow our students to visit our busy practice for shadowing at anytime during procedures and consultations – it can not be more unique than that! Our graduates can watch Dina performing her procedures, answering questions and see how we run our successful practice!

DO YOU PROVIDE AFTER GRADUATION SUPPORT?

We are proud to let you know that our after graduation support is THE BEST ANYWHERE!
We support all of our students 365 days a year if they need us. We are here if they have questions about procedures, permits, business, supplies and more.

WHERE DO I BUY PMU/MICROBLADING SUPPLIES AFTER I GRADUATE?

We offer full range of best PMU/Microblading supplies at unbelievable prices! You can purchase your PMU supplies over the phone at anytime during our business hours, or visit our online store.

You can also call our office if you have any questions about our supplies, request an appointment if you’d like to try our PMU MACHINES before You make your purchase, ask questions about pigments and anesthetics, request a supply catalog and so much more. We are here to make your PMU journey successful every day!

DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS – WHAT TO EXPECT?

  • We require $1000 deposit to hold your spot in a small group of 3 students. Remaining balance must be payed two weeks prior your class.
  • We accept deposits and payments over the phone during business hours Monday-Friday.
  • After we receive full payment we will mail your study manuals with our exercise book designed by Dina Richardson.
  • We will provide you with directions for what to do with your manuals during the two weeks prior to you starting your class.

DO I NEED TO HAVE AN ESTHETICIAN LICENSE TO PRACTICE PERMANENT MAKEUP/MICROBLADING?

Great question! No, you don’t need to have an esthetician license to practice PMU/Microblading.

The Board of Cosmetology has nothing to do with Micropigmentation. Micropigmentation is strictly handled by the Department of Health. In addition having a Cosmetology license can only be beneficial in our industry.

WHAT LICENSE OR PERMIT DO I NEED TO HAVE TO PRACTICE PERMANENT MAKEUP/ MICROBLADING?

Commercial Body Art permit.
Permanent makeup artist/facility is required to be permitted and registered with the state. For a list of required documents and more information use our provided link for Louisiana Department Of Health. Out of state students – visit your local DOH website.

https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/622

IS PERMANENT MAKEUP A JOB FOR ME?

Wonderful question!
So who can become a permanent makeup artist?
Anyone who has a sense of beauty and true passion to create beauty. If this doesn’t describe you, this job may not be for you. The job of permanent makeup artist is very special, responsible and rewarding – we change people’s faces and lives! Additional qualities that will make you THE BEST Permanent makeup artist is:

  • Dedication
  • Hard work
  • Patience
  • Honesty
  • Kindness

BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN. DO I NEED TO HAVE IT? WHERE DO I TAKE IT?

Bloodborne pathogen is on of the most important requirements of the state to practice PMU. Every artist is required to take an online course every year. It can be easily completed from the comfort of your own home. Use provided link below:

https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/bloodborne-pathogens-training-for-tattoo-artists—online-course/a6R0V0000015FUM.html

DOES YOUR MICROBLADING COURSE INCLUDE SHADING?

Our Master Microblading course includes manual shading.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICROBLADING BROWS, POWDER BROWS OR OMBRÉ BROWS?

MICROBLADING is a form of tattooing, but is semi-permanent. It is a MANUAL METHOD of implanting pigment under the epidermis of the skin. It is done with a pulling or swiping motion of a manual pen and set of very fine blades to create one by one fine hairstrokes.

POWDER BROWS: This type of brows done by a digital device (tattoo machine). During this type of procedure, thousands of tiny little dots/pixels of pigment are inserted into the skin, gradually building up a color and defined shape. This technique has fantastically natural fading results.

OMBRE: The color, which is also applied with the digital device, gets inserted into the skin deeper in certain parts at the brow. The tail, at the end of the brow, is a lot darker, while slowly and gradually fading. It looks a lot more natural at the beginning of the brow. This gives brows a beautiful more defined makeup look. Since the brow will look very perfect, it is a good look for people who wear lot of makeup on a daily basis.

DO YOU ALSO TEACH POWDER BROWS OR OMBRE BROWS? AND WHAT IS THE NAME OF THAT COURSE?

Yes, we teach both of these techniques in our Master Brow course. More information about this course is available on our website.

DO YOU INCLUDE PMU MACHINES WITH TRAINING ON POWDER BROWS OR OMBRE BROWS?

Yes. Digital machine is included with your PMU training, plus 50 count needles comes with it. For more information in what supplies we include, visit each individual training course on our website.

I AM A CERTIFIED BROW ARTIST AND WOULD LIKE TO LEARN LIP BLUSH PROCEDURE. DO YOU TEACH LIP BLUSH/ LIP LINERS?

Yes, we teach all PMU procedures.
Unfortunately, Due to COVID-19 all procedures on the mouth can not be performed at this time. As soon as we get an update from the state, more information about lip training & schedule will be available on our website.

DO YOU TEACH STUDENTS FULL PERMANENT MAKEUP; BROWS, LIPS AND EYELINERS?

Full Permanent Makeup course on three different zones: BROWS, LIPS & EYES will be available in 2021.

I AM A LICENSED ESTHETICIAN AND WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A SEMI PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST. I CAN’T DECIDE IF I SHOULD CHOOSE MICROBLADING OR MACHINE METHOD PERMANENT MAKEUP… WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?

Great question!
There are not a lot of places that can offer both. Microblading is a great semi permanent technique and very popular right now. If you don’t want to limit yourself and your clients, and want to offer more procedures, you will eventually want to get certified in both. Why? If you know how to operate machines, you know it all! You can always extend your services to a medical/cosmetic tattooing and offer your clients : scar camouflaging, scalp micropigmentation, areola, eyeliners, eye shadows, freckles/birthmarks, ombré brows, powder brows, cheek blush and so much more.

I AM OUT Of STATE STUDENT. DO YOU HAVE CLOSE BY HOTELS?

We provided our future students from out of state with four near by hotel links. All of them are located within 5 min drive from our office.

DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?

No.