How to Become an
Brows are arguably the most talked about facial feature of the 2020s so far. With brow lamination rising in popularity since 2019, salons, mobile beauty therapists and spas have been looking for ways to meet the demand for brow treatments that do it all.
Whether you are new to the beauty industry, or are currently offering other key services like eyelash extensions or gel manicures – two of the top beauty treatments requested by consumers in 2019 – adding brow services to your treatment offering can increase your profits and entice new customers to book in with you.
Brow Treatment Profitability
|Hi Brow Classic (Shape, Colour and Styling)||30 - 40 minutes||£20 - £35 per treatment|
|Hi Brow Lamination||30 - 45 minutes||£25 - £50 per treatment|
|Brow Perfect Microblading||2 hours - 2 hours, 30 minutes||£150 - £350 per treatment|
Brow treatments are in demand, so adding these services to your treatment menu seems like a no brainer - but what’s the best way to learn about brows? There are various ways to learn the skills and gain the qualifications and knowledge needed to become a brow tech, all of which are flexible and can be worked around your schedule. Find out all you need to know about how to become an eyebrow technician below.
What do you need to become an eyebrow technician in the UK?
It is important to attend a recognised training course which qualifies you to perform treatments. Lash Perfect Academy, with premium brow training and product brand Hi Brow, offers fully accredited courses for brow shaping, colouring and styling, brow lamination and microblading. Not only do these courses teach you everything you need to know about your chosen brow specialty, but they also allow you to gain the appropriate insurance. Insurance is available through various bodies, including The Beauty Guild and ABT. When you train with Lash Perfect Academy, you receive a special discount code for ABT.
Brow training is crucial to ensure you are providing the best possible treatments, with the best possible results. It is essential you obtain the correct qualifications and practice your brow techniques before using professional products and tools on any client. With Lash Perfect Academy, this is all part of the training process – our expert trainers will ensure you leave your training feeling confident in your chosen treatment, and we are always on hand to help with any technical queries during and after your training.
So, what are the steps to take to become a brow tech?
Training in brow basics
To start this process, you need to decide what brow treatment you want to offer first. Most brow techs start with the basics – brow shaping, colouring/tinting, and styling. Along with being a popular treatment in itself, techs also begin here because most advanced treatments involve grooming brows as part of the service. It’s also worth noting that most advanced brow training courses will require you to have prior knowledge or experience in brow shaping to aid with learning the new skill.
Hi Brow Classic Training, which is available as a self-paced remote online training course or as a 1-day face-to-face course, is the ideal starting point for beginners. Both learning journeys will leave you with the skills to carry out brow treatments, as well as a recognised brow qualification. On this accredited brow course, you learn:
- How to carry out a brow consultation
- Brow mapping techniques
- Brow tinting
- Brow waxing techniques
- Tweezing and trimming techniques
- How to thread brows to tidy
- Aftercare and maintenance advice
- Retail opportunities
- Health & safety in relation to the eyebrow area
- Anatomy & physiology related to skin & hair
- Contra-indications for brow treatments
After training, there are a few things you need to do to ensure you are ready to offer treatments to clients.
Obtaining insurance for beauty treatments
When becoming an eyebrow technician, one of the first things you need to do after completing your course is obtain insurance. There are a few different types of essential insurance cover you will need, depending on your business.
Click on the buttons below to read more about these types of insurance on our becoming an eyelash technician page - this information is relevant for brow techs too!
Practicing your skills and keeping up to date with brows
It is important to keep up to date with all the latest brow tips and tricks, as well as the latest brow trends. Brows have seen a number of different trends over the years – from the thin brow style of the 90s and early 2000s, all the way to now where bushy brows and brow lamination have taken over.
2021 is seeing more experimental brows and brow makeup come back to play – remember the fishtail brows of 2018?! From straight arches to bleached brows, techs need to stay ahead of the brow game. Social media is a great source for discovering the latest beauty trends.
Training in brow basics
The next step in your brow tech career may be to upskill with an eyebrow lamination training course. The demand for laminated soap brows is showing no sign of slowing down (searches for brow lamination rose by 465% in 2019) - the versatile treatment is a favourite with clients of all ages, genders and ethnicities.
Or, perhaps you want to go a step further and offer the ultimate advanced brow treatment – microblading. This semi-permanent brow treatment has been around for a while now, but is a popular treatment for those looking for longer lasting results. You can find out more about our accredited two-day microblading course here.
How much does it cost to go on a brow course?
The price depends upon the course (and kit) you decide on taking, the location, and what brand or company you choose to train with. Price ranges in the UK tend to be between £250 and £550 for brow courses, and between £2000 and £3000 for microblading courses. Though online courses can be less. If you wish to train with us at Lash Perfect Academy, check out our courses and prices here.
Information on Lash Perfect Remote Online Training is also available here, however, please note we only offer face-to-face training for microblading due to the intricate nature of the treatment.
What tools do eyebrow technicians need to carry out treatments?
Eyebrow techs need various tools to carry out their work, depending on the treatment being offered. Some of these products will be required:
- Brow tweezers
- Brow wax
- Brow waxing strips
- Brow scissors
- Makeup remover and cleanser
- Brow lamination products
- Microblading pigments
- Microblading blades
You can find some of these products on our online shop here.
Hi Brow and Brow Perfect training also includes comprehensive kit options, so you can have all the products and tools you need to get started offering brow treatments!
What’s the best way to build up my client base?
A key step is setting up social media accounts dedicated to your business or salon. Social media is where clients are looking for brow inspo – TikTok has 3.2 BILLION views under the hashtag #Brows. Of course, these won’t all be potential clients, so it’s important to use location-specific hashtags (such as #BrowLaminationLondon, for example) and location specific ads to target people in your area. Competitions, giveaways and client feedback can also help you build up your following - it won’t take long to create an online portfolio of your work to get your salon or business noticed.
Most technicians begin gaining clients by offering their service at a discounted rate, for training purposes. This way you can build up an online portfolio of photos using social media to illustrate your progress. In a very competitive industry, visually documenting your work will be your most effective way of getting it out there. Show potential clients the brows they didn’t even know they needed!
Word of mouth is also an undeniable factor in gaining clients, and you can ask your friends and family to help spread the word about your business.
Ready to upgrade your brow treatment game?
We are currently offering training in Hi Brow Classic and Hi Brow Lamination in London/Essex, Birmingham, Manchester, and Scotland, while we offer Microblading training in London/Essex and Birmingham. Prices start from £199+VAT and include a professional brow kit. Course durations range from 1-day to 2-days.
Lash Perfect Academy has also introduced Remote Online Training, where you can learn at your own pace with our online learning platform. Follow online lessons, in-depth tutorial videos and practice with an expert brow trainer in an online webinar. More information is available here.