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Microblading Insurance Cost

Microblading insurance costs as little as £222.50 (inclusive of insurance premium tax) per year for NVQ level 3 qualified beauticians who are working on a self-employed or mobile basis, or ...

Microblading Insurance Cost

Microblading insurance costs as little as £222.50 (inclusive of insurance premium tax) per year for NVQ level 3 qualified beauticians who are working on a self-employed or mobile basis, or those that have their own treatment room in their house or salon.

A claim for an injury from microblading and semi-permanent make up treatments can amount to thousands of pounds so paying a yearly premium to cover you for any claims that may be made against you is something any responsible microblading specialist would do.   It is a relatively small price to pay when considering the negative impact a compensation claim could have on the reputation of your business.

A quick search online will return information on a number of different insurance providers that offer policies, but it is important to remember that each provider will have their own criteria for eligibility and conditions that you must follow in order to be covered in the event of a claim. It is therefore vital that you take your time to familiarise yourself with their specific requirements and carefully read through the fine print to be sure that your policy remains valid.

Taking time to understand what you are paying for is so important as you do not want to find out that you are not insured for something when an incident has already occurred.  You should always seek insurance providers that are transparent in their policies and will inform you of all potential costs and policy exclusions and conditions before you decide to sign up.

Why is microblading insurance important?

As with any business, accidents sometimes happen.  Having the right insurance plan in place to protect you can mean the difference between running a thriving business and one that can’t cover the cost of a settlement for a compensation claim and is forced to close down. An insurance policy that is inadequate for the risks you face as a microblading technician can be just as dangerous for your business as not having one at all.

Here at Professional Beauty Direct, we work tirelessly to constantly improve on our insurance plans to meet the ever-changing requirements of the beauty industry. As the techniques and products used for microblading change, so do our policies. We make sure that our offering is appropriate for the services that you provide - it includes a £6 million Public, Product and Treatment Liability cover, and for a small premium, you can extend your cover to any loss or damage to your equipment. 

Find out more about our Microblading Insurance and what we cover.

5 Reasons why you should become a microblading technician

1. Being a business owner is what we’re all about in 2020

Becoming a microblading specialist can allow you to start your own business. Whether you are starting out from a dedicated room in your home which has been approved for use by the local authority or if you have or have enough money saved up to open that salon you’ve always dreamt about, get ready to become your own boss.

Sounds amazing, right? Working for yourself can be very rewarding, but you have to be prepared to put the work in. The amount of effort and time that you dedicate to your clients will directly correlate with the volume of business that you will receive. Sure, you can take an afternoon off to take care of something personal every now and then, but closing down early every day could make you seem unreliable or simply unavailable to your customers. 

In short, be your own boss and keep yourself accountable -  this is your key to success.

2. The demand for microblading specialists is higher than ever and it just keeps on growing

Who doesn’t want to wake up with amazingly shaped eyebrows?  With increased social media influence, perfectly groomed eyebrows are in high demand all over the world. Just as the demand rises, the amount of time that we have for personal care decreases. We’re all just so busy running around, chasing that next big opportunity. With regular top-ups and great aftercare, microblading provides the feeling of permanence to our look we all endeavour to achieve. 

The beauty industry will keep on expanding over the coming years - seize the moment!

3. It pays well

Depending on your training and experience, the cost of a single microblading session can cost between £150-£250. This includes consultation, aftercare and a 6-week top-up session. By working hard and being thorough, you will build your client base in no time and with just 10 clients in a single week, your monthly income before tax could be as much £10,000.

However, it is important that you keep on investing in yourself and your skills.  Through additional training and attending sessions where you can watch other professionals try out new techniques, you will be able to better yourself and provide exemplary service to ensure your customers keep coming back.

Remember that money isn’t everything - client loyalty is!

4. Working with people on improving their quality of life

A lot of people who are considering getting their eyebrows microbladed struggle with their eyebrows on a daily basis. They might not be able to grow a lot of hair in that area of their face and therefore not feel entirely comfortable with their look. You might also come across customers that cannot grow their brows as a result of a medical condition or injury. Whatever the reason, knowing that you can improve their quality of life by providing them with eyebrows that they wouldn’t otherwise have, is a rewarding feeling.

Remember to communicate with your clients to fully understand their wishes and requirements. As an expert, you will be able to provide them with advice in terms of eyebrow architecture and colour options. Be mindful of the fact that they are not equipped with the same level of knowledge as you, so make sure you explain the process to them from start to finish, pay attention to how they’re feeling during the treatment and make sure they understand how to properly take care of their freshly microbladed eyebrows.  Delivering on your clients’ wishes will leave you feeling accomplished!

It is important to go through a full consultation with your client to ensure that you achieve a look that they will be happy with but also to ensure that you are fully aware of any contraindications or health conditions that would prevent the treatment.  At the consultation stage, you should also do a patch test to ensure that the customer is not allergic to the pigment.  Remember that failing to patch test, failing to do a consultation and record card and failing to provide aftercare advice could invalidate your insurance cover.

5. You get to know your creative side

Everyone has a unique facial structure, hair and skin colour. As microblading technicians work to create a perfect look for each of their clients, they have to get creative. You might have seen them referred to as “microblading artists” and that is no coincidence. They have to understand and appreciate real aesthetics to be able to provide a tailored experience.

If a microblading specialist treated all of their customers the same, the results would look rather disappointing. Each client is and should be treated as a new challenge and an opportunity to create something different, providing that they were fully briefed on the process. 

If you think that you would thrive in a job that will require you to be creative then microblading is for you!

What does a microblading technician do? 

Being a microblading technician is in some ways very similar to other beauty technicians and hairstylists. They are required to train, gain qualifications such as NVQ 4 or VTCT Level 4 before taking on any clients of their own.

Completing courses offered by accredited Professional Beauty Direct providers are a good place to start. A reputable training course that encompasses working on well-structured modules provides technicians with essential knowledge regarding areas such as health & safety. It is important for microblading artists to understand the risks involved with using chemicals and sharp equipment on clients’ faces and learn how to carry out the procedure in a way that minimises any risk of complication or injury. 

Risks of Opening a Microblading Business

When making the decision to undergo a microblading treatment, customers have certain expectations that need to be met in order for you to build and retain your clients base to allow you to make money. You could be offering your services from an already established salon or starting out from the comfort of your own home. Whatever your position, you need to be prepared to welcome clients to clean, professionally equipped and well-presented premises. You should always make sure that your kit, including the products used during treatment, are up to date to help minimise risks such as under or over-pigmentation.

Other potential risks that may impact your business include:

  • Infection caused by unsterile equipment
  • Allergic reactions to the products that you use during and post-treatment
  • Patches in the eyebrows, where the ink didn’t take
  • Swelling and inflammation 
  • Itching - this is common during healing
  • Potential paralysis to areas of the face if any nerves are affected
  • Accidental injury to the person if your hand slips while you’re holding sharp equipment
  • Accidental damage to the client’s property

As a microblading technician, you should always strive to work in an environment and with products that help reduce the risk of all of the above. As accidents can happen, if you follow all of the health and safety precautions, you will at least have the peace of mind that there was nothing that you could have done differently and that your insurance provider will be there to assist you with the compensation claim.

At Professional Beauty Direct, we can help you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the cost of our microblading insurance. Call us on 0345 605 8670 or email us at info@professionalbeautydirect.co.uk today to enquire.

 

3rd February 2020