THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN FINDING THE RIGHT CLASS FOR YOU!
If you want to be a professional...
be trained by a professional.
IS THE INSTRUCTOR INSURED AS AN INSTRUCTOR OR TRAINER?
Do they have enough experience to be insured as a an instructor? If not, you can be held responsible for any mistakes made working on your models.
RX Beauty Inks: Yes, we are insured to teach and have students work on models.
WHEN DID THE INSTRUCTOR TAKE THEIR TRAINING FOR THE CLASS YOU ARE CONSIDERING?
Don't just take their word for it, get a copy of their certificate and check to make sure it is authentic. Many classes taught these days are by beginners that still don't even know what they are doing much less how to teach you what you need to know.
RX Beauty Inks: Angela has more than 1600 hours of training in the paramedical tattoo and permanent cosmetic industry and travels around the world continuously studying to be up to date on all the newest techniques.
PRIVATE TRAININGS AVAILABLE?
Most will not offer one on one training because they make more money doing large classes.
RX Beauty Inks: Yes. We offer one on one and semi private training for those that prefer a intimate training program that focuses on your learning style to get the most out of every training day. The additional benefit... You can select days that work best with YOUR schedule. Many can't afford time off from work to take up to10 day courses. Days do not have to be consecutive.
WHAT IF THE TRAINING DATES OFFERED DO NOT WORK WITH MY SCHEDULE?
RX Beauty Inks: With flexible class scheduling, you can text date requests for consideration that meet your scheduling needs .
IS FINANCING AVAILABLE?
RX Beauty Inks: We are not affiliated with finance companies or directly provide in house financing. You can finance through personal loans, no interest credit cards or use the links at the bottom of this page to apply for the financing that best suits your needs.
WHAT KIND OF MACHINE WILL YOU BE TRAINED ON?
Needles and machines are not created equal. A great digital machine will cost more than $4000 and is never included in the price of the class. Needle cartridges for these machines can run $10-$30 each and the configurations are limited to the manufacturers. Most "off brand" machines that may be included with training. However, will not have enough power or consistency to deliver quality work that every one of your clients deserve.
RX Beauty Inks: We have trainees try a few types of machines to find what suits them best. The machines utilized in class are top of the line brushless rotary LACEnano, the Dragonfly Rotary and Super Ultra Mini Coil Machine. All are used exclusively in our own studio, utilized in our classes and are widely used by tattoo artists around the world. Permanent cosmetics is tattooing and quality equipment is key to your success. Having a wide variety of needle configurations to choose from to meet your needs as an artist. Machine package is included with all 6, 7 and 10 day courses. For all other courses, purchase is not required, but recommended. Special Student package can be purchased on the first day of class. Only $895 Value $1750
MACHINE PACKAGE INCLUDES: Choice of machine, power/clip cord, assortment of needles and tubes, machine bands, silicone grommets, power supply, silicone ink caps, practice ink and foot pedal.
ADVANCED COURSES AND TECHNICIANS: Only experienced, advanced technicians may bring their own machines and needles to class. RX Beauty Inks does not teach fundamental lining and shading techniques on your own equipment that you should already know how to set up use efficiently.
DOES THE INSTRUCTOR OFFER ONGOING SUPPORT?
Instructor support is crucial to a trainees success. There will be questions that need to be addressed to continue the educational needs of someone new to the industry. Even though they offer support, they may not address your questions or concerns as they arise... They already have your money.
RX Beauty Inks: Offers the following ongoing support:
Shadow Observation: Any procedure you have been trained in, you can come watch full procedures to ask questions and continue to learn.
Sit In: All students may "sit in" on any class they have already taken for additional understanding, comprehension and practice.
Model Practice: A trainee can bring in models and/or their clients and perform procedures at our studio (studio fees apply). Angela will be available to answer questions and concerns along the way.
DOES THE INSTRUCTOR HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO ?
Just like shopping for a technician to do cosmetic tattooing, check their portfolio. Make certain it is indeed their work. If you don't like the portfolio, you will likely not like what is taught in the class.
RX Beauty Inks: Our portfolio can be found at BeautyInks.com
HOW MUCH TRAVEL DOES THE INSTRUCTOR DO?
If an instructor does a lot of traveling, do they actually have a working studio and perform procedures? If an instructor travels nearly every weekend, chances are they are a "fly by" training. They take your money and leave.
RX Beauty Inks: Angela is occasionally a guest instructor for private groups. Every trainee will have ongoing support and instruction. Our classes are in Houston and we have a fully operational, licensed studio for hands on procedures.
WILL I GET A CERTIFICATE?
Certificates issued less than 100 hours may not meet the lowest of standards in some states, professional associations and professional insurance company requirements.
RX Beauty Inks: Beginners: we offer certificates for all courses upon successful completion and comprehension of study materials, practice and executing full procedure hands on. There are NO shortcuts to proper training of tattooing the human face. Full 6 day courses will be issued a 100 hour fundamental certificate. 7 day-120 hours, and 10 day-150 hours. A minimum of 100 hours are required by most reputable, professional liability insurance companies, PMU associations and States.
ARE THERE ANY CLASS DISCOUNT OFFERS?
RX Beauty Inks: Register with a friend for the same class and you BOTH receive 10% tuition discounts. We also offer CA$H discounts of 5%.
Permanent cosmetics training in such a specialized field should not be fast or cheap! Some students have felt ripped off by taking cheaper, shorter classes with way too many students to learn anything. Unfortunately, inexpensive classes will have 12-30 students with limited ability to learn and understand, watch demo procedures and will share models for hands on due to time restraints. Trainees leave the class unable to perform the services and end up coming to us for additional retraining.
RX Beauty Inks: Limits the number of students for hands on training to offer individual attention and supervision that every trainee needs to execute a successful procedure. Classes with hands on training, will have FULL procedure hands on for every student.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR CLASSES?
First, make sure that any class you sign up for has the terms of the class clearly defined. Payments, dates, what will be taught, what is included, expectation and after training support.
RX Beauty Inks: Registration fees are due at the time of scheduling to confirm a seat for you. The training agreement must also be returned with your signature. Any additional concerns or arrangements should be discussed PRIOR to registering for our courses.