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15 Must Have Items in Your Microblading Kit

This is our list of must haves in your microblading kit – learn more about which items made the list and which didn’t in this guide.

The items in your microblading kit can either help you create impressive and beautiful brows or potentially hinder your performance. 

Finding high quality ingredients is therefore a must if you want to build a successful business:


What you Need in your Microblading Kit

Chances are high that if you’ve undergone traditional microblading training that you were given some sort of practice kit to help get you started. 

Changes are also high that that kit may not have all of the things that you will ultimately need!

Some of the items necessary to provide superior microblading results can be expensive. 

When trainers are creating their kits they may have a tendency not to include some of the higher quality items. 

That means you need to learn which items are high quality on your own! 

That’s where this guide steps in. 

But first let’s talk about price:

How much will a microblading kit run me?

You can most likely purchase an ENTIRE microblading kit plus practice materials for right around $500

In that price I am also including a massage bed, an overhead light and a ring light to help with your before and after pictures. 

If you already have those items because you’ve been doing other cosmetic procedures then the price will most likely drop down to $200 to $300 depending on how much inventory you purchase.

In most cases I recommend that you start your inventory with enough supplies to last for at LEAST 30 clients. 

This is sort of the number that you should expect to be doing as you get started and 30 represents a solid number which is required to hone your microblading skills. 

It’s also a great starting point to help build your microblading business

All-in-One Microblading Kit vs Individual Items

What about those all in on kits? Do they work?

I’m sure by now you’ve also seen some already put together microblading kits that are for sale. 

These kits can be a useful tool when starting out, but I don’t think that they contain all of the supplies that you will eventually need. 

Another downfall to these kits is that they don’t really give you the opportunity to try out new products to see what fits your style the best. 

Like anything in life you will most likely find that you are attracted to certain products because of the way that they look or how they feel while you are using them. 

If you purchase a microblading kit that is already put together then you are using the preferences of that particular microblader. 

This isn’t necessarily a problem, but you will most likely want to expand out and try new products over time. 

In addition these kits don’t often come with what I consider to be some microblading necessities that you need whenever you are performing a procedure on another person. 

These basics include sterile gloves, face masks, biohazard bags and so on. 

These basic items you will need no matter what, so if you have to buy those individually then why get a kit that doesn’t contain them to begin with?

Microblading Equipment for your Microblading Kit

Through trial and error we’ve come up with a list of 15 items that should be in every single microblading kit. 

Please note that you might find you like certain items that are not on this list but at least consider that you need supplies in every single category. 

When relevant we’ve included our favorite brands that provide great results.

#1. Microblading Blades

First on the list is microblading blades!

If you’ve ever used low quality blades you know the importance of finding the right blade. 

Some blades seem to have a consistent drag which can cause you to work harder and potentially lead to mistakes while microblading. 

Using a high quality blade will cut back on these mistakes and help you get better results. 

If you’re serious about microblading you’ll need 3 sets of blades: #7, #12 and #14. 

Are these blades kinda pricey?

Yes, but they are definitely worth it. 

It may seem counter intuitive but if you can improve your results then you can increase the price that you charge which will more than make up for an increase in overhead. 

You can find our picks below: 

Learn more about #7 blades hereLearn more about #12 blades hereLearn more about #14 blades here

#2. Numbing Cream

Zensa numbing cream for microblading

Next on the list (and ultra important) is numbing cream!

This cream is a necessity if you want to provide your clients with comfort during the procedure

Some artists choose to not use numbing cream probably because they don’t realize that it’s available without a prescription from your Doctor. 

You don’t have to do this. 

You can find high quality numbing cream on the internet which is perfectly legitimate. 

When using numbing cream make sure you find something with at least 5% lidocaine. 

If you can get numbing cream from a doctor such as BLT which includes both lidocaine and tetracaine then you should, but if you don’t have that option available then at least get lidocaine. 

You’ll also want to use barrier film (more on that below) which will help increase absorption and even further reduce the pain your clients feel! 

Learn about microblading numbing cream here

#3. Box Gloves

latex free gloves for microblading

This one isn’t a fun one necessarily but it’s still a necessity!

You have to protect yourself and since you are performing a procedure which may result in bleeding you need to make sure you are using gloves. 

Stick to gloves that are latex free (or you can get another latex free box if you want) because you never want to be in a situation where your client has a latex allergy and you don’t have any latex free gloves!

You can prevent this problem from ever happening by purchasing and using latex free gloves.

These are the medical grade gloves that I use and love: 

Learn more about Latex free gloves here

#4. Microblading Pigment

If you are doing microblading then obviously you will need microblading pigment!

Make sure to get the right type of pigment and have multiple color sets available so you can always match your pigment to the skin tone of your client. 

Using the right high quality pigment will help reduce discoloration of your results and will help increase the longevity of your brows. 

Learn about microblading pigment here

#5. Barrier Film

Barrier film is supposed to be used in conjunction with your numbing cream. 

Barrier film helps occlude your numbing cream to the face and increases the absorption of numbing cream and reduces the amount of time you have to wait for your clients to get numb. 

This not only helps the experience for your client but can reduce the amount of down time you have between clients and therefore increase your profitability!

Using barrier film is easy:

You apply numbing cream to the brow area and then place the barrier film over it (make sure to cut the film so that it doesn’t get in their eyes, nose or mouth!). 

Then you wait until your client is numb! 

Learn more about barrier film here. 

#6. Microbrushes

Microbrushes are like the jack of all tools when it comes to microblading.

They can be used to push pigment around, to help apply numbing gel/cream, to clean up the brows and so on. 

If you are doing microblading make sure you have PLENTY of these little guys to go around. 

Consider this a microblading staple. 

Learn more about microbrushes here

#7. Chuse Manuel Pen

You can’t microblade without a microblading pen!

You’ll want to spend some time finding a high quality pen with the type of handle that fits your hand and style. 

Your pen and the grip is very important to your overall results. 

I like this pen, but make sure you look at some options to find that one that works for you: 

Learn more about manuel microblading pens here

#8. Brow Stencils

While not absolutely required these are still included here because they can be a huge help. 

Brow stencils can really help increase the flow of your work and the efficiency, especially in clients who don’t have eyebrows. 

You definitely need to learn how to create a brow shape just out of the existing set of brows, facial structure and so on – but once you have this down you can use stencils to help improve productivity. 

Brow stencils can help give an outline of the shape that you are looking for and cut down on shaping time. 

Definitely don’t use them as a crutch, though!

It would be similar to smashing a circle into a square peg, it just won’t work for every client. 

But it never hurts to have them on hand for those clients that they do work for. 

If you do decide to get stencils make sure you get plenty of outlines, shapes and sizes. This will give you options and increase the diversity of your brows! 

Learn more about brow stencils here

#9. Tinkle Razor

The Tinkle razor is one of my favorites and I use it to help clean up the brows and get rid of stray hairs before the microblading begins. 

My clients also love them because I always give the Tinkle Razor to them after the procedure so they can keep their brows nice and tidy after they leave. 

These little guys are quite cheap and your clients will love them! 

Learn more about the Tinkle Razor here

#10. Pigment Rings

Pigment rings are another staple that simply help to improve your efficiency. 

The ring will go on your finger and you place your pigment in the ring. 

This allows for quick application of pigment during the microblading process. 

There isn’t much else to say here, just make sure you get them. 

Learn more about pigment rings here

#11. Measuring Calipers

Measuring calipers are another must if you are microblading. 

They help you identify ratios on the face, find spacing for the brows and create your shape. 

Learning and understanding how to use calipers should have been taught to you during your training course. 

There are different kinds of calipers but I like these ones: 

Learn more about measuring calipers here

#12. Brow Shaping Pencil

Your brow shaping pencil helps you draw the shape on the face before the procedure actually happens!

It’s important that you find a pencil which will stay on the brow through the numbing process so that you can use your shape to guide the procedure!

Don’t make the mistake of spending 30+ minutes creating a shape on the face with a pencil only to have it washed away or smudged with the application of numbing cream. 

Learn more about shaping pencils here

#13. Wipes

Wipes serve to keep your work place clean and can be used on the face of your client to wipe off the brow pencil, clean up the skin and so on. 

Learn more about wipes here

#14. Face Masks

Face masks should be a staple because they will help protect you and keep you from breathing on your client while you work!

You don’t want them to smell your breath and you don’t want to be distracted by them either!

Using a mask will also protect your face and may help to reduce infection. 

Learn more about face masks here

#15. Alcohol Pads

Alcohol pads should be used to clean the skin BEFORE you start blading it. 

Alcohol wipes help to reduce the burden of bacteria on the skin and may therefore help reduce the risk of infection. 

You’ll notice in the medical world that before anything enters the skin – think about shots, blood draws and so on – nurses and Doctors will apply alcohol to the area. 

You should be following these best practices because it makes you look more professional and it reduces your risk of complication. 

Use medical grade alcohol wipes: 

Learn more about alcohol pads here

Wrapping it up

If you are a microblader make sure that you use high quality products and equipment. 

It may cost a little bit more money up front but it will pay off in the long run as you provide superior results to your clients. 

But now I want to hear from you:

What supplies do you absolutely love?

Which products have you found out that make your life easier?

Leave a comment below to share with other microbladers! 

How to Build and Market Your Microblading Business (8 Tips & Tricks)

Are you new to microblading?

Are you looking to build your microblading business? 

Even if you aren’t maybe you are wondering why some artists seem to be overflowing with clients while you may be struggling. 

In this guide you will learn the most effective ways to market and build your microblading business and how you can stand apart from the crowd. 


Quick NavigationMarketing Your Services#1. Be Good at What you Do#2. Focus on a Few Things you Do Really well#3. Before & After Photos #4. Organic Traffic & Your Website#5. Facebook#6. Instagram#7. Word of Mouth Referrals#8. The GrindThe System that Works

Building a Microblading Business

Microblading is an amazing and new opportunity which can help you to build a primary or secondary income stream. 

This is especially true if you are already in the cosmetic industry!

Chances are if you are reading this then you’ve already been through microblading training and your next step is to build your business. 

If you haven’t gone through this step then make sure to check out our training program which teaches you the basics of microblading and also how to market your business (much of this article is from our marketing and business building strategy in our course). 

So how do you go about building your business?

Well first we need to talk about what marketing actually means. 

Marketing is basically summed up as getting yourself out there and showing people what you do. 

Obviously this is a very broad topic which is why you need to understand specific strategies on how to make it happen and we will discuss the specifics below. 

What you need to understand is that you HAVE to be working on building your business. 

It’s NOT enough to simply get training and then have a “if you build it they will come” mentality – because they won’t come!

You need to get ready to get out of your comfort zone, start hustling and building your business

All of the strategies that we are going to discuss are very effective and they are the exact same strategies that we’ve used to build our business. 

Marketing Your Services

There are two main ways to market your services:

Active marketing and passive marketing

Active marketing requires A LOT of time and energy on your part. 

While passive marketing is something that sits back and happens while you aren’t working on it. 

It’s important that you have a mix of both of these types of marketing. 

As you start building your microblading business you will need to focus more on the active marketing and then switch to passive marketing as you grow. 

With this concept in mind let’s talk about the specifics: 

#1. Be Good at What you Do

The first step is to simply be good at what you do. 

All of these strategies that we are going to discuss will only work if you are already skilled and confident in your services. 

If you aren’t then you should go back to the basics and start practicing drawing your brows or maybe consider taking another or more comprehensive training course. 

When it comes to the cosmetic industry you have to realize that most people will judge you based on the quality of your work. 

This quality is immediately evident in your portfolio which includes before and after photos! 

If the quality of your work is not up to par then it doesn’t matter how many eyeballs you get looking at your work, none of those people will want to work with you. 

For this reason the number 1 step is always to make sure that you are GOOD at what you do. 

If you aren’t spend your time and energy on improving your skill before moving on. 

If you are someone who is already a cosmetologist, registered nurse or tattoo artist then you may be able to lean on your other services for some time while you build up your existing business. 

But don’t take this as an opportunity to NOT practice microblading. 

#2. Focus on a Few Things you Do Really well

This next step is relevant only for people who are ALSO doing other procedures. 

Most people who become microbladers are already doing other things such as eyelash extensions, hair, facials, peels, dermaplaning, microneedling and so on. 

If you fall into this category then you need to make sure that you focus on only a few things. 

It may be tempting to offer a wide array of services, but most people get overwhelmed with multiple options. 

Instead you should focus on a business model which outlines only very specific services and focus on doing those services incredibly well. 

This is the same business model used by companies like Apple and In-and-out Burger

If you attempt to build up more than one service at a time then you will only slow down the growth of ALL services. 

Instead focus on ONE service and build that. 

I recommend you do this with microblading first because the cost/hour is high and will allow you to focus on other things at a later time. 

#3. Before & After Photos 

The next most important step is to display only very high quality before and after pictures. 

Before and after pictures will be the lifeblood of your microblading business because they showcase your work in your portfolio. 

You probably know before and after pictures are important, and we will talk about how to show these off later, but here I want you to understand about the quality of these pictures. 

The microbladers that you see with thousands of followers on instagram have AMAZING photos right? 

These people are not simply taking photos with their phone and posting them. 

They are actually crafting high quality images using proper lighting and a high quality camera. 

This means that you should be investing in some basic equipment to help you get these high quality photos. 

It may seem like an extra expense but it’s an expense that you shouldn’t wait for. 

Spending money on high quality equipment will help you build your business faster by helping you take better photos and by increasing referrals to your business.

If you aren’t familiar with getting high quality photos then here is what you’ll need: 

  • Ring Light – The ring light will help illuminate the face, reduce shadows and provide perfect lighting for before and after photos. You can tell if someone else used a ring light in their images because you can often see a ring in their eyes in the picture! 
  • High Quality Camera (Iphone 6+ should work or similar) – Most cameras nowadays provide very high quality images and that includes phones. Even having a decent camera is sufficient as long as you have awesome lighting. 
  • Consistent Background (or White Background using white stock paper) – When taking pictures think about how you want to brand your business. That means using a consistent background or location to take your photos. 

Make sure you spend some time practicing before your clients come so you can easily and quickly get both before and after pictures. 

Also never let a client leave your studio without getting these pictures! This should be top priority for you

#4. Organic Traffic & Your Website

You probably know that it’s important to have a website, but do you know why?

How did you end up on this page?

Did you search for it in your browser? Did the result pop up that interested you?

That’s the exact same way that MANY people find what they are looking for! 

This process is known as organic traffic and the vast majority of this traffic occurs through google. 

Let me give you an example:

Many of your prospective clients are typing in something like this: “Microblading + the name of their city”. 

So for Arizona clients they are often searching for “microblading mesa”. 

What pops up when they search?

You can see that several results all pop up and these are all local businesses. 

organic traffic example for building a microblading business

What you may not have realized is that it’s not an accident that people are up in the higher spots and it doesn’t have to do with reviews. 

Having a website, and using it correctly, will help you get to the top of that list and you will automatically show up for some of these keywords that people are searching for. 

This is a type of passive marketing and it’s something that you want to have for your business. 

You can basically sit back and watch as people continually find your website and call/text you for appointments. 

The problem is that it isn’t super easy to set up and so many artists either don’t have a website or they don’t have a very good one. 

Simply having a high quality website will put you in a different league and really set you apart from the rest. 

#5. Facebook

Now we finally get into social media. 

Social media is a great way to attract new clients but it’s also something that requires a lot of time and effort. 

You need to constantly be uploading new photos, adding new posts, engaging with your audience and so on. 

For this reason you want to stick to the social media platforms that work best for visually oriented businesses (like instagram). 

Does that mean that facebook is not worth it?

No, not at all, but it’s not the platform that you want to spend most of your time on. 

You want to be using facebook appropriately by creating a business account, uploading before and after pictures to build your portfolio, creating business information on the page (hours of operation, services provided and so on). 

Facebook is great because google will crawl the information you put on your business and make sure that it matches information other places on the internet. 

So make sure that you put this information in CORRECTLY!

And also make sure you don’t use your personal account as your “business account”. 

One potential downside to using facebook is that you may innocently log on to post photos or update your business information and inadvertently be sucked into your news feed or something else!

This is one reason using facebook is also potentially a bad idea. 

#6. Instagram

Instagram is probably the king (or queen) of social media if you are in microblading. 

Instagram is primarily a visual social media platform which works out great for anyone who is in a field where it’s easy to show off your business with pictures. 

Microblading fits the bill perfectly!

If you are a microblader you NEED to be on instagram. 

It is one of the easiest ways to build your business as you get started. 

The problem with instagram?

Just like facebook instagram will soon be reducing the REACH of all of your posts if you have a business account

What does that mean?

Well let’s make it simple. 

Let’s say that you have 1,000 followers on instagram. 

If you post a picture you would assume that your picture would be shown to all of those 1,000 followers, right?

Well instagram is limiting that reach down dramatically so if you post a photo it may only show to a small fraction of that total number, something like 50%

Facebook has done the same thing with business accounts over time to the point now that only around 4-6% of your audience will see anything that you post. 

Instagram (now owned by facebook) is most likely following this pattern so you should expect this reach to decline over time. 

In our example that means that out of 1,000 followers only 50 to 60 people may actually see your business posts. 

Why does instagram do this?

Because they want you to pay them money to boost your post. 

Because of this I recommend that you don’t heavily invest in only one marketing method! 

Because at any time instagram or facebook can change their policies and change your business overnight. 

If you have all of these marketing strategies in place then you are protected against changes. 

#7. Word of Mouth Referrals

If you’ve been in business for any length of time then you know that word of mouth referrals are the absolute best type of referrals that you can get

These clients come in ready to get the procedure done and they usually have very few questions. 

These type of clients come after talking to or seeing your results from OTHER people. 

The beauty about these types of referrals is that they require very little effort on your part!

word of mouth referrals for microblading business

All you have to do is provide super high quality work and beautiful brows and your clients will keep coming. 

The downside to this type of referral is that it is VERY slow and takes a lot of time to build up. 

It’s also difficult to get a steady stream of clients from this source of referral traffic alone. 

But your goal should be to have automated marketing systems in place that help drive new clients into your business which you can then have them provide you with more referrals through word of mouth. 

This system is the ultimate system that you should be setting up, but just realize that it can take years for it to kick in and become 100% autonomous. 

#8. The Grind

This is one of the more important steps that we are going to discuss today. 

And while it isn’t exactly a marketing strategy it is still VERY important nonetheless!

The grind is a reference to the fact that working on your business can sometimes wear you down, but the key to success is to grind it out and to hustle. 

Just remember this:

Many people will start a business but very few actually succeed. 

The ones that succeed are the ones that work at it every single day. 

Even just a little bit, but the key is that you can’t stop. 

If you stop putting work into building your business then it simply won’t grow and you will stay where you are now. 

So what does the grind mean?

It means that you grind out the marketing techniques that we’ve discussed above until you start to see results. 

It may take months to start to see real improvement but they will come. 

The System that Works

I can vouch that this system does work. 

The key to success is putting in the time and pushing yourself to continually grow. 

I’m in the process of creating a marketing video series and guide that is designed to walk you through these steps to make this process easier.

It includes how you use facebook appropriately, how to use instagram, how to get more word of mouth referrals, how to incentivize your clients to leave reviews and much more!

If you are interested in learning more about this program please leave a comment below so I can put you on the list and let you know when it’s available. 

My goal here is to help you along your journey and I want you to be successful and happy and do as many brows as you possibly can!

Now I want to hear from you guys:

How has building your business been going?

Are you seeing results?

What areas do you need to improve on?

Leave your comments below!  

20 of the Best Microblading Supplies Every New Artist Needs

This post will teach you everything you need to know about microblading supplies including how to find the best supplies to help improve the quality of your work and get you the best results with your clients!

Learn more about which supplies you NEED to get started with right away to build your own at home microblading kit. 

You’ll also learn why these supplies are important for building your business but also for helping improve the quality of your results (and helping you get amazing before and after pictures!)…


Quick NavigationSupplies to Create the Best Results & Environment for your Clients#1. Microblading Pigment#2. Microblading Blades (#7, #12, #14)#3. Portable Massage Bed#4. Adjustable Overhead Lighting#5. Ring Light Camera for Amazing Before & After Photos#7. Artificial Skin Pad#8. Barrier Film#9. Microbrushes#10. Chuse Manuel Pen#11. Tinkle Razor#12. Numbing Cream#13. Stencils#14. Box Gloves#15. Pigment Rings#16. Sharps Container#17. Measuring Calipers#18. Brow Scissors#19. Biohazard Bags#20. Mannequin HeadBe the Best you can Be

Why you Need High Quality Microblading Supplies

As a microblading artist you know that the quality of your results is the most important thing. 

Getting the best results for your clients will result in more word of mouth referrals which will help build your business. 

Part of getting the best results means that you need to have the right supplies and part of that means you need to know WHICH supplies to get!

Have you ever noticed that some microbladers have amazing pictures while others aren’t so great?

Did you ever wonder their secret?

While their technique is no doubt playing a role, there is also another important element to getting awesome results and that has to do with their supplies. 

Not only will these supplies help you get more referrals they will also make your job MUCH easier. 

Have you ever switched tools while working on a project at home to something brand new?

Or what about how it feels to cut with an old dull knife in the kitchen compared to a brand new and sharpened knife?

Microblading is very similar. 

Supplies to Create the Best Results & Environment for your Clients

This list of supplies will give you all of the information that you need to get the best microblading supplies to help you build your business. 

These are the same supplies that I personally use and I can vouch that they work great!

Below you will find a list of 20 microblading supplies including why it’s worth spending the money on these supplies. 

Part of being a business owner is investing in yourself, and part of that is having the confidence to know that you can do an amazing job. 

Make the investment to help build your business: 

  • Quick Tip: Whenever possible try to get your supplies from Amazon. Purchasing from amazon protects you as the buyer and you can almost always get prime shipping (free 2 day shipping) which means you can get your supplies QUICKLY. You will eventually run out of some supplies for silly reasons but if you can get them back within a few days it will make all the difference. 

#1. Microblading Pigment

Li microblading pigment

By far the 3 most important aspects for getting high quality results include your pigment, your blades and your lighting (for pictures). 

Let’s dive into pigment first:

High quality pigment will help you to produce the most natural brows for your clients and will help your brows look clear and crisp. 

I recommend getting pigment from Li pigment which you can purchase from this store

Learn about microblading pigment here

#2. Microblading Blades (#7, #12, #14)

microblading blade

High quality blades will help your brows look neat, fresh and help reduce the amount of time you spend on each client. 

I didn’t appreciate the quality of my blades at first and until I started using higher quality blades. 

The difference is amazing! 

Purchasing high quality blades will add to your “overhead” but it will be worth it in the end because of the result. 

I most commonly use #7, #12 and #14 blades depending on the client. 

Learn more about #7 Blades hereLearn more about #12 Blades hereLearn more about #14 Blades here

#3. Portable Massage Bed

portable massage bed for microblading

Theoretically you can use any sort of bed for your clients, but I prefer to use a portable massage bed for several reasons:

The first is because of comfort.

You can purchase 3 to 4 inch thick beds which provide superior comfort to your clients. 

Your clients will appreciate it because they may be laying down on whatever bed you choose for hours and hours while you work. 

The last thing you want your clients to say is that they didn’t enjoy the experience. 

Next is portability.

You’ll appreciate the ability to move your bed around and not have it locked in place. 

I’ve taken my bed to my girlfriends houses to 

The third benefit is utility!

Portable massage beds can be used for many other purposes. 

Beyond their utility they can also travel easily and can be hidden away to make room for other events. 

I use this type of bed and I absolutely LOVE it. 

Learn about the Best Portable Massage Bed here

#4. Adjustable Overhead Lighting

adjustable overhead lighting for microblading

Adjustable lighting is all about you!

You need to have proper working conditions to help you stay calm and collected and to prevent frustration while you work with your clients. 

Sometimes it can be difficult to get the right lighting, but having an adjustable overhead light can really help to illuminate all aspects of your clients face and brows. 

I started with 1 adjustable light and then eventually moved to two, 1 on each side and I love it

You can also get a magnifier attachment for your overhead lighting which can help improve your visual field as you work. 

I would at the very least start with one if you don’t have one already. 

I like this one because it is sturdy, easy to move and has a powerful light. 

Learn about the Best Portable Massage Bed here

#5. Ring Light Camera for Amazing Before & After Photos

ring light for before and after pictures when microblading

The ring light is another amazing tool that all serious microbladers should consider. 

The ring light is a light fixture that provides consistent lighting to the face of your clients. 

It banishes shadowing and perfectly illuminates all facial aspects perfectly. 

When I first started microblading I was using other light sources like from my adjustable overhead lighting but they didn’t provide anywhere near the same clarity that ring lights provide. 

If you start poking around you will find that almost all professional microbladers use some sort of ring light to enhance their before and after photos and this is critical to your success. 


Because your before and afters are a way to show your skills to prospective clients!

And we all know that a poor camera or poor lighting may diminish the real results that your clients are experiencing. 

Because of this it’s so important that you actually showcase your results. 

Learn more about using a Ring Light for amazing Pictures here

  • Quick Tip: You’ll know if someone else is using a ring light for their before and afters because you can spot a perfect ring of white light in the eyes of the client.

#7. Artificial Skin Pad

This is something that you will want even if you are an experienced microblader (if you haven’t done at least 50 clients). 

Artificial skin pads allow for you to enhance your skills through practice!

Remember that in order to stay at the top of your game and in order to always be ahead of the curve you need to be practicing. 

I recommend that you consistently practice your strokes and shaping for at least the first 50 clients that you do. 

Practicing at night, and on a consistent basis, will help you be the best microblader you can be. 

Learn more about artificial skin pads here

#8. Barrier Film

Barrier film is a quick and cheap way to enhance the numbing benefit from numbing cream. 

If you aren’t already doing this let me explain why it helps so much:

Numbing cream is considered a fat soluble substance which means that it takes a LONG time to absorb into the skin. 

You can increase the rate that the numbing cream is absorbed into the skin by occluding the skin over the numbing cream. 

This helps increase the temperature and enhances absorption of the numbing cream. 

This process should dramatically reduce the pain that your clients experience! 

Another strategy is to apply heat (like from the clients hand) to the barrier which will also increase the absorption rate further. 

When using barrier cream just make sure to apply a small amount over your numbing cream (but don’t cover their eyes, mouth or nose in the process!) and leave it on for 20-25 minutes. 

Learn more about Barrier Film here

#9. Microbrushes

Microbrushes may not be the most fun supply that you need but they are still very important. 

Microbrushes help you apply ointment, move around pigment, clean up the brows and serve as a helpful tool. 

Make sure you have a ton of these things if you practice microblading frequently: 

Learn more about microbrushes here

#10. Chuse Manuel Pen

The pen is important (but in my opinion not as important as your blade). 

Make sure that the manuel pen that you use feels comfortable in your hand and is something that you will be able to handle for hours on end. 

It’s like finding the right type of “body” to a pen or a pencil. 

Everyone has their favorite type and kind. 

I’ve put my recommendation below: 

Learn more about Chuse Manuel Pens here

#11. Tinkle Razor

I use the Tinkle Razor as a way to clean up the brows before I do any microblading. 

Cleaning up the brows before you work on them allows for greater vision and a cleaner canvas to work with. 

The tinkle razor is basically a razor blade with a handle which allows you to get rid of whispy and very fine eyebrow hairs that don’t follow the regular eyebrow flow. 

My clients love it because I will then give them the Tinkle razor that I used on them so they can keep up with the maintenance. 

You can purchase 12 for around $7-8 so it doesn’t add much to your overhead. 

I LOVE them and I’m sure you will too. 

Learn more about Tinkle Razors here

#12. Numbing Cream

Some microbladers go without numbing cream and for the life of me I can’t understand why. 

Numbing cream helps DRAMATICALLY reduce the pain that your clients experience and will therefore increase their COMFORT during the procedure. 

The more comfortable they are the more likely they are to leave a positive review and tell their friends about you!

Perhaps one of the reasons that many artists don’t use numbing cream is because they believe it’s only available with a prescription. 

That’s actually not the case. 

You can get high quality numbing creams over the counter (at least in the US). 

For best results I recommend using a lidocaine based numbing gel/cream like the product below. 

When using it make sure to apply it, then occlude it with the barrier cream and let it sit for 20-30 minutes (depending on the client). 

If you can get a prescription for Lidocaine, Tetracaine and epinephrine then you should – but this may cost a lot of money and not be available to everyone. 

Learn more about Numbing Cream here

#13. Stencils

I always recommend that microbladers learn to shape and create their own brows just with symmetry and their artistic skills. 

Having said that sometimes a stencil can provide a perfect template for difficult clients, especially for those who don’t have an existing set of brows to follow. 

Just remember to not rely 100% on stencils because then your brows will NOT match the face of your client. 

They can be a great tool but you don’t want to use them as a handicap or else your technique may suffer over time. 

You can find more information about my favorite stencils below: 

Learn more about brow stencils here

#14. Box Gloves

Nothing fancy here, but they are still very important. 

Getting gloves will help protect you AND reduce the risk of infection in your clients. 

It’s also important that you have an extra box of latex free gloves (if you don’t already) in addition to a regular set of box gloves. 

Never run out of these!

Learn about Box Gloves here

#15. Pigment Rings

Pigment rings simply help reduce the time it takes you to finish a client and add convenience to the whole process. 

If you aren’t familiar with what they are you place the pigment that you are using on your finger and wear it like a ring. 

This helps reduce the time it takes to go back to your tray to get more pigment during the microblading process. 

Learn more about Pigment Rings here

#16. Sharps Container

Sharps containers help keep everything clean and safe for both you and your clients!

You should be safely and properly discarding your sharps into a hard box container known as a sharps container. 

This is to prevent puncture of a regular box or trash can and will help reduce the spread of disease. 

Sharps containers are required if you are dealing with needles, scalpels and anything that is sharp that directly enters the skin. 

Learn more about Sharps Containers here

#17. Measuring Calipers

Measuring calipers help you to keep your brows from looking wonky and asymmetrical! 

If you did a training you should have received some in your kit, if you didn’t then make sure you get one below. 

Learn more about Measuring Calipers here

#18. Brow Scissors

Brow scissors help you clean up the brows (like the Tinkle razor) before you start microblading. 

Make sure you get a nice pair to help with thicker brows and stray hairs. 

Learn more about Brow Scissors here

#19. Biohazard Bags

Biohazard bags, like sharps containers, simply help you keep a clean and safe work environment. 

Pretty much everything that isn’t a sharp object will go into your biohazard bags. 

So if you are using 2×2’s or 4×4’s to wipe blood away from the brows then you want to place those in the Biohazard bags and then dispose of them properly. 

You don’t want to leave bloody objects floating around your tray and leave them next to sharp objects which can puncture through bags, gloves and into your skin! 

Learn more about Biohazard Bags here

#20. Mannequin Head

You don’t necessarily need to have a Mannequin head unless you are still learning and growing as an artist. 

The mannequin head allows you to continue practicing (which you will need for at least your first 50 clients) on a more “life-like” object. 

It’s still important to practice on measuring tape and drawing out your brows, but you miss out on the 3 dimensional aspect of a real face if you stick to 2 dimensional practice objects. 

Getting a mannequin head will help give your practicing a more “life-like” experience and help you grow as an artist. 

You can also use measuring tape and place them on the mannequin to help you with the shaping process. 

Learn more about Mannequin Heads here

Be the Best you can Be


It’s so important that you have confidence in yourself and in your ability!

If you don’t it will show in your consultations and in your work. 

Part of having that confidence is knowing that you have a complete microblading kit so that you are prepared for anything that could possibly come up during your microblading session. 

You should expect to spend around $1,500 or $2,000 on these high quality supplies to help get you started. 

The good news is that you don’t necessarily need to invest in everything right up front. 

In addition you should be able to pay back your investment within just a few months of microblading. 

I recommend that you do start with investing in high quality ring lights and lighting to help you get before and after photo’s because this will help you grow your business the most

But I want to hear from you too!

Which are your favorite supplies?

How are you getting awesome before and after pictures?

Leave your comments or questions below and I will do my best to answer them! 

Microblading Training In Arizona: 2-Day Hands-on Microblading Course

(We have now trained over 70 microbladers! We are filling for our next class. You can reserve your seat in the next program by texting or calling Mel at 480-298-7344 or you can email here: browsandbodyaz@gmail.com)

Microblading is exploding and we want to help you get ahead of the curve!

Microblading, as an artist is a rewarding career that can help you make your clients look and feel beautiful while providing a great income for yourself! 

But how can you get started? Where do you need to go to get training? What type of training do you need?

All of these questions and more will be answered here and you will be able to learn about our comprehensive 2-day microblading training course. 

We’ve trained over 60 microbladers to date who have all gone on to add microblading to their toolkit!

We want the same thing for you. 

Our course is designed to provide you with everything you need to know in a comfortable setting. We have cut down on all extra costs related to training and have passed down those savings onto you. 

The result?

A succinct and comprehensive course designed to get you up and ready to microblade over a 2-day period. 

Not only will we teach you the technical aspects of microblading but we will also teach you how to market and build your microblading clientele!

A huge part of getting that clientele means that you have to put yourself ahead of the curve with advanced knowledge and technique like shading, color theory, and softap. 

Microblading education is not standardized which means that some programs contain bits and pieces of information but very few have put it all together. 

That means you are left to take multiple courses or figure it out on your own through trial and error. 

But what if you don’t have the time (or knowledge) to do that? 

Microblading before and after frontal picture

Learn Microblading in this Hands-on Beginner Course

The solution? A hands-on and comprehensive microblading training course.

And that’s exactly what this course is:

Hands-on, which means you need to get ready to practice, practice, practice. 

This microblading training course is for beginners. Designed to take you from someone who has only heard about microblading to someone who is confident taking their very first client.

From start to finish we will teach you everything you need to know, ranging from microblading techniques to how to set up your microblading practice. ​

You do NOT need any experience or licensure to sign up and start doing microblading (but note this might change in the future so getting in early will allow you to be grandfathered in). 

This makes microblading perfect as an extra source of income for stay-at-home moms, or for women who want to break out of their current job and start their own businesses.

Either way, you can get started and make an extra $1,000 to $5,000 per month and up to $150 per hour. 

One of the main benefits of this course is that we walk you through the entire process leaving no stone unturned.

​Many people go through expensive programs and yet come out feeling like they aren’t ready to actually practice on real clients. 

Don’t let this happen to you!

This course is designed for you if you want to take your microblading skills up to the next level. 

Some microblading courses include only basic techniques but don’t necessarily prepare you for the real world. 

More advanced techniques like learning color theory, how to market your services, how to price your services, and how to build a clientele are often left out. 

I have taken thousands of dollars worth of courses and have boiled this program down to the most essential components. 

You can see examples of my work including before and after pictures here

Microblading Testimonials From Our Students

Don’t take our word for it! 

If you are interested in our approach to microblading training please watch these testimonials from people who have taken our course: 

How Much Can You Make with Microblading?

As a microblader, you can eventually expect to charge on average around $350 per client in the Phoenix metro area.

We’ve trained many people from out of state as well and the prices vary based on your city and location. 

At 10 clients per month that is roughly $3,500 per month. 

Getting 10 clients per month as a new microblader is not difficult so you can expect to pay off your training program within the first 1-2 months of practicing!

​You can do as many or as few clients each week/month as you desire and base your income off of that. 

As an example, as little as 20 clients per month can bring in $7,000 of extra income.

As a microblader, you can expect to make around $75 to $150 per hour. 

In our course, we teach you how to get your microblading practice up and going, including how to start your practice out of your home if you’d like and how to do marketing to get your first clients. 

​Benefits of taking this Microblading Master Class:

  • 2-Day of hands-on training so you feel comfortable seeing your first client after the training course
  • ​Practice on both artificial skin and real clients
  • Opportunity to increase your earnings and charge the right price
  • In-depth coverage of basic techniques
  • In-depth overview of color theory so you are comfortable when choosing your pigment on each client
  • Practice materials to hone your skills
  • ​Microblading Manual for you to take home
  • Advanced marketing course so you learn how to show off your skills and get new clients
Microblading before and after subtle strokes

What you will learn: 

  • Microblading theory
  • ​Microblading technique 
  • ​Safety and sterilization best practices
  • Advanced marketing techniques
  • How to build your Instagram account
  • How to use giveaways and other tactics to build your audience
  • How to properly match pigment choice to clients hair/skin texture and tone
  • How to pick your price and increase your price as your skill increases
  • How to customize strokes, pigments, and design for individual clients (including tough cases)
  • Color Theory
  • How to get new clients
  • Aftercare instructions
  • The best products, blades, tools, and pigments
  • How to design brows from scratch without using stencils
  • Proper microblading technique including the order in which to fill in your brows

Included in the course: 

  • Study guides & Practice worksheets
  • ​Certificate of completion
  • ​Marketing information
  • Note: A complete microblading kit is available for purchase

Meet your Instructor: 

Melanie Childs microblader

Message from Mel:

I’ve been doing brows for over 11 years and microblading for almost 2 years. 

I know what new microbladers go through after their training course (and the problems for microbladers looking for training) which is why I wanted to make this program. 

I spent thousands of dollars on programs to learn more about color theory, shading, advanced techniques and I have taken the best of each one and have applied them to my current style. 

I’ve seen other microbladers come and go because they don’t have the confidence to continue after training. 

The truth is that microblading can be difficult and unless you have the right tools and knowledge it may be difficult to get started and build your business. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask, I really just want you to be successful and LOVE what you do. 

Curriculum Sneak Peak & What you will Learn: 

We have put together the most comprehensive microblading course out there. Designed take you from no experience to someone who is capable of doing a client ALL on your own immediately after the training.

Some programs teach you the basics but leave you feeling not ready to take on clients in the real world. ​

Day 0

  • ​Training starts with taking a Blood Borne Pathogen class. This is both for your safety and your clients. 

Day 1

  • ​Day one is focused on microblading theory and basic aspects of microblading that you need to know including color theory, safety issues, microblade handling, patient communication, etc. 

Day 2

  • Hands-on microblading training with a model. We also go over the basics of setting up your microblading business, how to market and how to be successful upon completion. 

Post Training Shadowing & Practice:

  • After training, you can shadow one of your instructors. This will give you an idea of what a complete client looks like start to finish. You will also be given practice sheets so that you can continue to practice and hone your skills over time. 

What’s inside your Microblading Starter Kit: 

  • 5 Li Pigments
  • Microbrushes​
  • Zensa Numbing Cream
  • Microblading pen
  • Mascara Wands
  • Brow scissors
  • Tinkle Razors
  • Variety of microblading blades & sizes
  • 2 Types of measuring calipers
  • Shaping pencil
  • 3M foam tape
  • Mannequin head
  • 70+ microblading training manual (with microblading theory, practice pages, consent forms, and client walkthrough)
  • Exacto blade
  • Pigment rings
  • Alcohol pads
  • Face masks
  • Sharps container
  • Box gloves
  • Wipes
  • Chucks
  • Tattoo practice pads
  • Biohazard bags

Our microblading kit is valued at over $500 and includes EVERYTHING you need to get started. 

*Note: Your kit contains enough pigment/blades for 15+ microblading clients (with over 30 blades for both practice and clients). 

Microblading training kit open
Microblading training kit closed

How it Works: 

We hold our training program every month. 

We keep these training groups small and intimate with a maximum of 4 students per class. 

This allows us to pay more attention to each person and allows a higher quality of teaching. 

Our focus is making sure that YOU feel comfortable and capable when you walk out of our 2-day program. 

In order to reserve your spot for a specific date, you must put down a deposit for that date.

Once you have reserved your seat you will be sent pre-course instructions.

The actual 2-day hands-on training is located in Chandler, Arizona we will meet on two consecutive days. 

Day 1 we go over basic information which is necessary to build your foundational knowledge of microblading and aesthetics in general (it helps if you have an aesthetic background for this portion). 

Day 2 we focus on models and hands-on training to ensure that you feel comfortable at the conclusion of the training. 

Day 2 we also focus on practice building, marketing and how to jump-start your business to help you succeed!

Cindy shaping and after microblading

Microblading Training FAQ

How Much does your Training Cost?

Please reach out to us via email or text us and we can give you information about the cost of this program!

We have done our best to make our training program highly affordable by cutting out extra costs and passing the savings on to you. 

What is microblading?

Microblading is the process of using a “microblade” (which is really just a series of tiny little needs) to place pigment in the dermal-epidermal junction. 

This process results in crisp “drawn-on” lines that look exactly like a normal brow.

The beauty is that this process (if done correctly) results in beautiful brows that look amazingly natural and last for as long as 15 months.

Microbladed brows look better than permanent eyebrow tattoos and can be done in around 3-4 hours (including the initial visit and touch-up). 

Do I need to be a licensed aesthetician or cosmetologist?

Currently, Arizona law does not require you to be licensed to do microblading (this may change in the future), but we do recommend that you have some sort of beauty background. 

Microblading is more of an art than a science (we will teach you all of the techniques that you need to know, but we can’t turn you into an artist in 2 days!). 

For a 2-day course, we recommend that you have a “beauty” background of some sort (cosmetologist, aesthetician, tattoo artist, registered nurse, etc.). 

This is for YOUR benefit. 

If you don’t have any beauty background and you want to do microblading then we would recommend that you participate in a longer training program (5-day course). We do not offer a 5-day course (only a 2-day course) at this time. 

We have found that a 2-day course is just the right amount of time for those with at least some background in the beauty industry. 

Most people know if they have this type of background! If you’ve done lashes, facials, brows, injections, tattoos, etc. then you most likely won’t have any problems. 

Is This a Good Time to Start Microblading?


Now is the perfect time to start microblading. Currently, we are experiencing HUGE growth in the field and the people that come out on top with the right knowledge and technique will be able to build a perfect clientele that will last for years.

​If you are on the fence about adding microblading to your current skill set then let me tell you not to wait any longer. 

​As you wait other people will come out well trained and simply be ahead of the curve, that is why it’s best for you to get your training under your belt so you can be 5 steps ahead. 

Do You Offer Financing?

Yes, we have partnered with PayPal to offer financing.

With this opportunity, you can choose to make monthly payments or pay off the entire purchase over 6 months without paying interest. 

If you choose to go this route then we will need to send you an invoice first so that you can start the process to see if you are approved. Please text/email me if you want to go this route (phone #: 480-298-7344  or email: browsandbodyaz@gmail.com)

You can learn more here:

What’s the Difference Between a 2-day Course and Longer Training Courses?

The difference is all in you!

We have found that a 2-day course is the perfect amount of time as long as you have some background in the beauty industry. 

If you are a hard worker and have some experience under your belt then you will have no problem with a 2-day course. 

If you have zero experience in the beauty industry or don’t feel that you have natural artistic talent then we recommend that you consider a longer training course. 

We just want you to succeed! Whether that is with our course or another.

If you have any questions about if this is right for you feel free to reach out to us directly via text or email (phone # 

Can This be Done Out of my Home or Part-time?

Yes to both!

As long as you have a dedicated room and some basic equipment (I will share with you what you REALLY need and what is the best quality) you can do this out of your home.

You can also do microblading part-time (as little as 5 hours per week) depending on how busy you want to be and how quickly you want to build your clientele. 

Microblading before and after split screen
How much does microblading cost for the client?

Microblading prices vary based on the skill of the artist.

Prices range from $350 to $800 for the entire process (2 visits which include the initial and follow-up appointment).

The initial appointment is about 3 hours and the follow-up appointment is about 60-90 minutes.

​The more skilled that you are, and the more clients you have completed the higher your price. 

To charge higher prices you must be highly skilled and proficient in techniques such as shading and softap technique. 

​Can I do training online?

I wouldn’t recommend online training only.

There is no substitute for hands-on training which includes you going through the entire process step-by-step with a model.

The model allows you to gain confidence and sets the stage for what you should expect

It’s also very helpful to have someone holding your hand through the process so that you KNOW you are doing everything correctly. ​

Do I Need to be Certified to do Microblading?

Right now in Arizona, you do not need to have any certifications to start microblading.

I believe this will change in the near future, but likely people who are already trained will be grandfathered into the new rules.

Another reason to get your training done early! ​

How Long Does Each Client Take From Start to Finish?

Each client ​requires two visits: 

The initial visit which is around 3 hours and the follow-up visit with is around 60 to 90 minutes.

So around 4 to 4.5 hours total per client. ​

Microblading training picture
​Will I be ready after the training program to start microblading?


Part of the program includes practice sheets and study guides which are designed to get you practicing, practicing and practicing.

Practicing will help embed your microblading strokes into your head so that it becomes second nature when you start using them on clients.

The important part here is understanding HOW to do it correctly!

It’s not helpful if your strokes are not done correctly, then you are simply practicing the wrong technique over and over. ​

How soon can you get me in for the beginner course?

Generally within 1 month (depending on availability), but our classes fill up very quickly. 

If you are serious about getting started text, call, or email me and we can reserve your payment and your seat in our next class. 

How much does this training cost?

The total cost for this 2 day training is $997.00. 

If you have any questions about payments, pricing, or anything else please reach out and we can help answer them!