Why choose Midwest Centre of Permanent Cosmetics
for your education in permanent cosmetics?
2012-13 Winter Special Pricing
$500 off Fundamental Classes with a $1500 deposit in January!!!
Send in your deposit in January and schedule your class for later in 2013.
Go the the Application page for regular pricing
Become a Professional Permanent Cosmetics artist with-out taking time off from your day job. We are pleased to offer weekend courses for working professionals. Mid-West Centre customizes our permanent cosmetics classes to meet your state requirements in 5 weekend classes -- OR LESS!!
- Our certificates are recognized by both insurance companies.
- You can practice in all 50 states with our certificate.
- You will be eligible for membership in SPCP which offers web based referrals on their official website.
- All classes are taught in our private clinic and educational center and can be custom fit to not interfere with your work schedule.
- 100 hours of intense education and hands on experience per SPCP guidelines.
- Proven techniques used in all procedure applications.
- Instructor Assistance Line available as a courtesy for our graduate students ranging from technical advice to pigment color selection, dealing with difficult clients, to working with physicians in reference to any medical problem or concern the technician or client may have concerning the application of permanent cosmetics.
- Midwest Centre offers more hands-on training for their students that most schools.
- We educate all students in the most advanced techniques of application and work with only top quality products manufactured in the United States.
- We teach successful marketing strategies for new businesses.
- Our graduates are encouraged to return to our beginning classes as a refresher course or just to network with other technicians.
- We are members in good standing of the international organization The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and have been since 1997. We follow all their philosophies and guidelines for trainers and technicians and their Code of Ethics and we teach all of that to YOU.
Regardless of whether or not you choose Midwest Centre of Permanent Cosmetics for your instructional needs for Fundamental Permanent Cosmetics, or our advanced classes is not our main concern. Our true concern, as should be yours, is that you receive the proper information and care necessary for a safe and successful education. Make sure you thoroughly check all credentials before choosing an educational facility.
This is a very big investment and important part of the rest of your life. Here is a list of questions you should ask before considering taking a class:
- Does the instructor and school follow all of OSHA’s and the Center for Disease Control's rules and regulations (Universal Precautions)? Do they have a certificate to show they have attended classes on the subject?
- Is the school close enough to you to allow you to return for additional support and training?
- How many students will be in each class?
- Do they know what barrier film is: how, why and when to use it?
- Do they know the proper micron count of pigments and inks in reference to pigment migration?
- Do they teach color theory?
- Do they know why black pigment used in eyeliner procedures turns blue or grey in the skin?
- Do they know what wetting agents are and what happens to them once inserted into the skin?
- Do they know the proper depth of penetration that pigment should be placed for longevity?
- How many students do they have in a class?
- Are the instructors only instructing, or do they have busy private practices as well?
Additional information you should consider...
- Where are their locations and how many locations do they have? It is a good idea to visit one to determine if they instructor runs their business in a professional manner, just as you want to run yours.
- How many procedures have they completed in the past year? Ask to see their client’s files and photos for documentation. Our students are welcome to look at our files! (We have the client’s permission, of course.) Included in every student file is a Procedure Report that the student signs after class. Their honest opinion of our work, the clinic, sterilization protocol, our attitude and expertise is among the information our students critique us on in this form. In other words, our students grade us!
- Do they offer in-depth color theory? The base undertone of each client along with the base undertone of each individual color pigment will equal the final color tone. For example, ask the instructor this question: If you have a client with yellow undertones that would like green eyeliner, what color pigment would you use? If their answer was green, please be aware that they do not understand the relationship of pigment color with reference to undertones of the skin. This is crucial for proper application, but more importantly, a satisfied client that will send you referrals.
- Does the school provide models for you to perform a complete procedure application on? Or do they only allow you to place one or two implants in the client’s skin? You should perform at least 5 complete procedures in your beginning class: an eyeliner, lip liner, and eyebrow hair simulation. Actual eyebrow hair simulation consists of tiny hair strokes that simulate real hair, utilizing at least 2 different colors. We do NOT teach you to completely fill in the eyebrow, as this gives the client a "painted on" look.
- After you have contacted the other schools do they phone you back in a few days and say, "There is only one opening in our next class. You must decide today if you want that space"? This is a common ploy to get you to sign up for their class. We do not use these tactics. Our reputation stands alone. We do not phone potential students back and harass them, telling them we are the best and only school to go to. However, please feel free to speak with us as often as you need to for assistance. After you receive all of your information - YOU decide which school has the most integrity and best education available for YOU. Please be aware that you cannot possibly learn everything you need to know about permanent cosmetics in a 2 or 3 day class. We strongly urge you to contact the insurance offices of Professional Program Insurance Brokers and ask them about inadequate education and potential lawsuits over technician error. Also, investigate the school's claims on their advertising and promotional materials. Contact the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals to see if they are listed as instructors. Phone the Better Business Bureau and related government agencies for disgruntled student reports, and Board of Education and/or Boards of Post-Secondary Education to check on false and misleading advertising information.
As always, please phone if you have any questions and/or concerns in reference to any of our programs. If you would like to chat with former students, read client or student testimonials or to view our clinic and educational center just let us know.
Our 7-10 day classes include your Fundamental Training Manual, Marketing Manual , permanent makeup machine and pigment starter kit (a $1000 value).
See our pricing by clicking on the application.
Phone Midwest Centre of Permanent Cosmetics
Or email us at:
Carol Kaye, CPCP
Director of Education
Method of Payment:
Visa, Mastercard, Cashier's Check, Postal Money Order