The Intro to Microblading Training Course is a 3-day intensive designed to introduce you to the world of microblading and shading so that you may become a working microblading or shading artist. This comprehensive class, taught by owner & trainer Lisa Pizzello. You will learn all aspects of microblading and manual shading, from profiling clients to drawing eyebrows to consent forms. You will leave this class confident and eager to practice and master your craft. Class is limited to 6 students.

Once qualified though, the rewards can be substantial. Treatments by licensed and insured technicians are charged at between $300 and $1000, depending upon skill and demographic. There’s no huge investment in equipment or materials other than preparing your treatment area. It’s also a treatment that can make a lasting difference to clients with damaged, over-plucked or badly shaped brows and it can bring a huge amount of job satisfaction.

In theory, you don’t need to be qualified to perform microblading but, in practice, you won’t be able to get a licence for your premises or treatment insurance if you do not have proper training. Performing the treatment while unlicensed and uninsured leaves you exposed to legal action and it is, at the least, irresponsible, to carry out any invasive treatment with lasting effects, if you have not had the proper training.

How is Microblading different than Machine Tattooing?

Microblading is not the same as cosmetic tattooing carried out using a machine. Microblade strokes lightly score the surface layers of the skin (Epidermis) while machine tattoos penetrate into the deeper layers (Dermis). The surface layers are renewed over time, so microblade strokes will naturally fade while pigment implanted by a machine will remain deep in the skin. Microblading therefore, can be a semi-permanent makeup technique. Follow-up appointments will be necessary to maintain the full effect. 

So What Makes the Best Microblading Training?

You will firstly need to learn how to perform the treatment safely, how to avoid infection and cross-contamination; both for your client’s sake, and your own.

How to identify contraindications and ensure that your client suffers no ill effects.

You will need to be able to design eyebrows that compliment and enhance your client’s face.

Recognizing how the eyebrow affects our perception of face shape.

Color theory is a must, not only knowing how to match pigments, but recognizing skin undertones and understanding how they will affect color selection.

Last but not least, you will need expert instruction in the microblading procedure itself.

From drawing a balanced and well proportioned template to implanting the pigment with the manual pen at the correct depth in the skin. Other aspects of manual brow tattooing such as pain management, skin stretching and aftercare must also be covered in sufficient detail to give you the confidence to get on and actually perform the procedure as soon as possible.

There are definitely a lot of options when it comes to semi-permanent/PMU makeup training so you might ask what makes our microblading course different?

  • Our Microblading Masterclass covers the A-Z of semi-permanent manual eyebrow tattooing over 4 days of intensive instruction.

  • You will get to perform your first treatment on a live model in the class, with every step supervised by a master eyebrow artist.

  • You get on going support from your trainer so you do not feel left alone.

  • You get a course that is Approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. This ensures that we set and maintain standards at the highest level. 


In this class you will learn Microblading & Shading


  • Duration: 3 Days

      (2 Theory, 1 Hands On (2 Models))

  • Work on live models with instructor supervision

  • Includes: All training material and a kit

    • (enough for 10 clients)

  • Receive Pre-Care & After Care Instructions to give to your clients

  • Learn the health behind microblading, what are the contraindications and why

  • Learn realistic hair strokes

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Class is limited to 5 students to ensure you get individualized attention and support

  • BONUS Learn Shading technique

    • (powder brows) as a bonus to your class

  • Color Theory 


  • Learn how to Map the Brow and Design

  • List of preferred vendors

  • Sanitation Requirements to avoid Cross Contaminations

  • How to start your business and be in compliance with heath department

  • Where to obtain insurance and what you need

  • Info on how to obtain permits/licensing in the state of Illinois

  • Client Release Paperwork/Health Questionnaires provided

Permanent Eyebrows Makeup in Progress
Student Paper Writing


  • A Valid Bloodborne Pathogen Certificate** If you do not have this, CLICK HERE
  • $500 NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit

  • Classes are non-refundable but can be transferred once to another course at a later date.

  • Pre-requisites: Students must be a licensed beauty or medical professional. This includes estheticians, cosmetologists, laser techs, MUA, PMUA, nurses, and doctors. If you have a question about your credentials, please contact us for help.


Class Fee: $3,495.00

$1,000. Deposit Required

Class deposits are non-refundable, they may be applied to another class. We make every effort to be accommodating, however after your second class cancellation your deposit will be forfeited.

Green Eyes and Makeup

If you're considering microblading training in Chicago,  you've found it! I took a hands on microblading class at The Beauty Crew Academy and I'm so happy I did. Lisa was such a patient instructor and really stayed with me until I "got it". I was worried I wouldn't learn enough in four days, but she made it so easy to take everything in. Since taking her class I've reached out for help and she's not shy with her tips! Best investment I've made.

Nichole A.

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