So you’ve learned about microblading and are excited to launch your new business. Whether you’re already practicing, in training, or just looking to enroll in classes,  these 7 business habits to become a successful microblading artist will put you on the right path.  

PMU artist happy with her work

1. Planning 

Any new artist would already have a plan in mind. But how thoroughly and orderly you do this one thing will have a ripple effect. 

Abraham Lincoln said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first three hours sharpening the axe.” After your apprenticeship, don’t just start taking clients. Plan every detail including your budget, services menu, the customers to target and where to find them, then set specific goals and organize everything you need to achieve them.  

2. Finding the Right People 

Building networks is powerful. Stay connected with the microblading industry experts and peers and maintain a healthy relationship with them. Grow them by attending conferences. You will have a network of support to always steer you in the right direction.  

3. Focusing on Providing Value 

Your commitment should be on providing value to your clients. This means developing a mindset of understanding what your customers need and how to provide them better than others. You will be surprised at the loyalty you will get back. If you develop this habit, your growth and profits will follow effortlessly.  

4. Looking for Opportunities 

No business runs its course without problems. You will gain some, you will lose some. Instead of being discouraged, look for opportunities in your business’ weaknesses as well as your own. This means finding solutions to what’s missing and filling the gaps.  

Take advanced classes to always keep your skills updated. Find a microblading training establishment that offers advanced classes and training on newer techniques in addition to regular PMU classes.

It’s important to research and compare these academies to ensure that you land in a place that will give you the tools and support you need to keep growing with the industry. This would vary per state. Las Vegas has a great number of PMU schools in the country. Only trust those that have a legitimate license from the Southern Nevada Health District. Inspect their policies, check their artists’ portfolio, and see the information they offer on their website.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first three hours sharpening the axe.”

Abraham Lincoln

5. Measuring Success 

Develop a habit of measuring your performance. Just because you have steady clients at the moment doesn’t mean everything’s under control. Successful business owners set specific measurable standards. How many of your clients came back for a touchup? How many of them referred their friends? Did any of them get lash lifting after microblading?  

6. Fostering Adaptability 

In relation to finding opportunities, learning to adapt to changing situations will help you succeed as an artist. The beauty industry is an ever-changing world. Not everything will go as planned. Examples: A new notice says the pigments you use are unsafe. A new treatment is taking over. Do you stick to what you know or learn the new technique? Build a habit of adapting to changing trends and use it to your advantage. 

7. Keeping a Balance 

Lastly, no business owner can keep their business afloat if they’re not taking care of their personal lives. Balance your lifestyle and remember what and who you’re doing this for. This is what makes microblading an excellent career if you want to make a living doing what you love while prioritizing those you love.  

The only way to master these is to commit to continuous learning. This means enrolling in an apprenticeship and getting as much practice and taking as much clients as you can to keep getting better. An apprenticeship is an invaluable experience. Learn how you can choose the best microblading apprenticeship program here.