, Permanent Cosmetics, Esthetic InstitutePermanent Cosmetics

Program Length 90 Hours
Part-time sessions only
Texts: Milady Standard Esthetics: Fundamentals
​CIP 12.0411 SOC Code 39-5091 


Whether this is a new career or an addition to your existing practice, our Permanent Cosmetic program will provide tremendous professional satisfaction and profitability. “Permanent cosmetic tattooer” means any person who for compensation practices permanent cosmetic tattooing known in the industry as basic permanent cosmetic tattooing including but not limited to eyebrows, eyeliners, lip coloring, lip liners, or full lips.​
Successful completion of the basic training provides everything that is required to immediately begin application procedures, from the technique to the equipment and supplies.

A Financially Attractive Career
Attractive to many students are the opportunities and financial rewards of a career in Permanent Cosmetic Make-up. Technicians working in conjunction or cooperation with either a physician’s office or a variety of salons, find that the potential for growth is great.

DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES: The permanent cosmetics program is designed to teach the safest, most effective permanent makeup application techniques as well as a foundation of business practices and marketing.  A career in permanent makeup can be your path to being your own boss, working a flexible schedule and getting paid what you are worth. The Esthetic Institute provides Permanent Makeup Training that will help you get started in this rapidly growing, lucrative field.

Program Highlights
(The below hours may change and be adjusted per section as needed by the school within state requirements)
Theory , lab & Clinical instruction in subjects such as VA Laws and Regulations, Machines & Devices, Needles, Anatomy, Color Theory, Immunization, Infection Control, Client Safety & Sanitation, Blood borne pathogen, Professional standards, Anesthetics, Permanent Cosmetic Techniques. – 90 hours
A minimum of 50 performances shall be completed as part of the required instruction. (2 complete eyebrows or eyeliners count as 1 performance)

Any person desiring to enroll in the permanent cosmetic program shall be required to provide documentation of satisfactory completion of health education on blood-borne disease. (This can be done online or in person). During the program, students are also responsible for providing models for live services, the school will only provide Demo models for Instructor demos.

The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals conducted a survey in 2012, which determined that  most permanent cosmetic makeup artists originally started their careers in cosmetology, esthetics and skin care, nail technology, tattooing, nursing, electrology and laser hair removal, or medicine. About 30% of the respondents indicated that they continue to work as estheticians, and 25% said they continue to work as cosmetologists in addition to permanent cosmetics. This suggests that many individuals pursue an education in permanent cosmetics as a way to add value to their beauty services and augment their income.

The same survey concluded that Permanent Cosmetic Technicians work in:

  1. full-service or multi-faceted salons,
  2. doctor’s or dermatologist’s offices,
  3. day spas,
  4. tattoo studios,
  5. electrolysis clinics,
  6. massage therapy clinics.

More than 83% reported being self-employed, more than 17% reported being independent contractors, and just over 5% said they are employed by other businesses.

This program is accredited by NACCAS but it is not available for Title IV financial aid due to number of hours.

All courses and schedules are available on a minimum class start. Classes may be cancelled, postponed or rescheduled due to class, faculty or instructor scheduling conflict, as well as in the case of insufficient enrollment. The Esthetic Institute reserves the right to make said changes without prior notice. The School offers makeup hours for students enrolled in licensure classes who would like to make up missed hours.
All programs offered by The Esthetic Institute follow similar procedures in that the same instructional methods apply and the same grading procedures are followed for each program. Those policies are stated in the school catalog and are considered to be an integral part of each of the program outlines contained in this site. All educational programs at the Esthetic Institute are taught in English.

, Permanent Cosmetics, Esthetic Institute
, Permanent Cosmetics, Esthetic Institute
Now Accepting Applications for Winter 2021 & Spring 2022. Only Complete Applications will be processed in the order received. If you are applying for Financial Aid, please make sure to submit your FAFSA first.Apply & Reserve your seat today.