Why Online Training Can Be as Good or Better Than in Person

Worried about online training? Do you think it isn’t as good as live? Think again…

In this new age of the internet, we have seen online communication and training programs flourish and the reason is online ability to train has dramatically improved. There are so many ways to create compelling content and communicate that to a student. We are seeing high schools higher level college and universities all offering online training.

So why not PMU?

There seems to be a myth that online training “isn’t as good” as live especially for fundamentals. I beg to differ.
As a trainer in Master Esthetics and PMU, I have seen that online video helps students learn better. Here the top 7 reasons why you may want to move online:

1. Learning takes place with repetition. We don’t just watch something once and get it unless you have a photographic memory (rare). With PMU specifically, repetition is needed as there are kinetic physical skills that must be mastered along with theory and “book” work. Students can stop and rewind unlimited amounts of time to get that one concept. It is so much easier to have that at your whim and schedule to find the information you need at that moment to move you on to the next level. Unlimited repeats.

2. Live Classrooms have other people. When you sign up for live class there are other people. With that comes different personalities and skills sets. Although it does seem fun to partner with other newbies and there is a place for that and community support but that can happen better ONCE YOU have mastered your basics. People are distracting and slower learners can slow a class down. Online you don’t have those distractions.

3. Teachers are human. Just like you have good days and slow days so do teachers. It takes an enormous amount of energy to teach a complex class and you may get a substitute if the teacher is sick. The teacher may not be having a high energy day and miss important points. Some students pull a teacher’s attention more and away from you so group classes may decrease your ability to learn best. Online your teachers are giving the best of the best and editing out anything that was not 100%.

4. You are human. What if you sign up for this live class you must be in good mindset too. You have to show up energized focuses and stay that was of the duration of the 6 days and may miss a lot due to low energy or burn out or just life things going on. With online learning you can to miss a beat and close the computer if your energy is waning or your focus is low. Take a walk, reboot, and then sit for the next lesson better retention. You can learn if you are sick in bed, late at night, 6 am whenever it works around YOU.

5. Zoomed in details. We have all been to classes where the trainers starts a live demo and everyone is cramming in with phones to try to record every snippet when you play it back you see you missed a lot and hear distracting conversations maybe your phone dropped or you ran out of space to keep recording. Also you cannot see the best even with video help at the event there are simply too many distractions to absorb you can do so much better in your own private learning space and see detail you could never get in live demos. See greater details and be able to slow it down to not miss a beat.

6. Technology is so advanced. We can see a match light from outer space. Our technology has grown so much that you can Universities have now moved to virtual human anatomy lessons everything is virtual. No more cadavers and time spend in smelling labs. We can see inside the human body to the molecule. You can learn PMU online easy with technology so advanced now on your phone and any device. Learn anywhere, anytime.

7. Support is everywhere. Support is Global. You can get feedback, support, mentorship, and ongoing education training globally now. There are millions of free Facebook support mentorship groups for PMU artist to ask questions after training to keep learning.

There is no reason now at all why you cannot learn everything you need to with compelling online training.

Then go to live events and organizations events to have fun and interact. Use both to help you grow your skills and business!

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Dawn Hunter: Cover for Permanent Make Up Magazine

I am so excited to announce that I was gifted a chance to be featured in an international trade magazine and showcase my scar and trauma treatments. This has been such an exciting year. Scars and trauma care touch home to me and I have a natural affinity to take on challenging cases. As a former director of esthetics in a medical spa I was able to treat a variety of skin trauma such as burns, scars, texture issues and combined with laser and light we were able to have pretty incredible results.

The skin is an organ and can change with the right challenges up to a point, pigmentation is what I call “icing on the cake.” When the last surgery or laser has been utilized we bring in our “paints” and much like my canvas drawings, I can use my tools to create art.

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How to Decide on a Permanent Cosmetics Training Program

You made the decision to learn permanent cosmetics and are in the whirlwind of excitement to get started but how do you choose the best training program to achieve the highest level of training for your investment?

Location: Finding a local school for permanent cosmetics /microblading requires long term investment of time and ongoing education. Having your training program close by can help in many ways provided it is an excellent training program. After you receive your certification in PMU many. more questions will arise as you move into beginner level services and having a mentor close by can be very helpful. With online moving very fast now this may not be such an issue but there can be something comforting about face to face time.

Trainers Qualifications: Top trainers have years of experience and the industry standard is a minimum of 5 years of active practice to be qualified as a skilled trainer. PMU is a life long learning craft and learning the fundamentals is your launching pad so it has to be solid. Excellent training programs are lead by high-quality trainers and team of support trainers. Much like other crafts, permanent cosmetic training takes years to master and hands-on clients daily is the way you learn the best as each client provides new challenges to overcome. Trainers with years of experience can help you navigate through these challenges.

Ongoing Education: Ongoing education is of key importance for after receiving your certification in permanent cosmetics. Microblading and other techniques required ongoing education with drills and practice. We often say Drills = Skills. Online refresher courses, one on one follow up, coaching all help to create success in your new career. Advanced class offering to create higher levels of education to move up the ladder in ability. Feedback and critiques provide valuable learning curves.

Technology and Tools: Permanent cosmetic training programs have to stay up to date on newest trends and technology in this fast-growing profession. So many new styles, options, machines and products are racing to the front door so to keep up the trainers also become students. Dedicated trainers take advanced classes and stay up with the newest trends in microblading and permanent cosmetics. Worldwide, there is so much to learn and share. Online platforms help bring the world into your hands and training programs that stay up on that trends are the ones to join with.

Ratings and reviews: Reviews and ratings in general and see the overall pattern of review for permanent cosmetics training and certification programs. Are they in any state-funded programs for tuition? The state does extensive background and quality control checks before approving a training facility in microblading and permanent make up for their funded programs.

Training Facility: Is the training facility up to code and have all licensing up to date with proper licensing? Investigate to make sure there are no violations at the state department level, you can also check to make sure they are fully licensed. BBB ratings matter as well. Is the facility up to health code requirements? While that may not be your scope to know what those are yet for permanent cosmetic training or microblading as a new student but you can ask the local state level to check and see if there are any negative issues with the program. Do your homework and make sure you are confident in the training school.

Hope these tips help and if you have any questions feel free to contact us at VINE Studios Training Academy.