Basic Permanent Makeup (Dpor)

What is Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing/Permanent Cosmetics/PMU ?

Permanent Cosmetics, often referred to as Permanent Makeup (PMU), or Dermapigmentation or Micropigmentation. In principle, color pigments are inserted into the skin through the needles to emulate everyday cosmetic makeup, which enhance the facial features. However, recent PMU has been also utilized for various purposes such as cancer patients with damaged skin/tissue. The color theory and the mixture of color to match to the skin tone is the key element for such kind of treatment. The most common PMU consists of eyelash enhancement, eye liners, lip liners, eyebrows, hair simulation, scalp hair simulation, full lip color, skin needling, scar relaxation, areola repigmentation and corrective pigment camouflage. 

The PMU professional license and practice work under State Board such as Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR, Virginia) to ensure that there are safe and standard practices for patient care, which requires students to complete a minimum 90-hour state licensed school for training and pass examination by DPOR. 

The PMU industry enjoys a high growth rate with high value added per hour. As the foundation of Aesthetics Health Academy, we are part of the global movement with a strong network and connections with various partners in the PMU industry such as manufactures for the supplies, clients, marketing strategies to ensure your participation of the Aesthetics Health Academy is your success.

Why you should become a PMU Artist with Us?

Success is Guaranteed

Our placements and our network of clients ensure that each student gets into the market as soon as they are ready to take on!

Flexible working hours

A career in Esthetics can provide added flexibility if you decide to move to a new area. You may be able to choose what hours you work. While some beauty careers will require you to work a specific schedule, others can allow for more flexibility.

Esthetics is a dynamic and growing industry

Beauty careers  are expected to continue growing in the next 10 years which means there will likely be plenty of opportunities. You will find salon/spa services almost anywhere you go!

High return of investment

Beauty careers can be very rewarding (HIGH INCOME). Opportunity to increase your income up to 10 times.

You’ll be part of some major life events like weddings, makeovers, photo-shoots, runway shows and so much more! Plus, many beauty professionals are traditionally very active in charitable organizations.

Certificate Requirements

You will receive a certificate of completion for the class that you’re taking & after you performed the procedure you have learned in the class. In order to receive a Certificate of Completion on 90 hours PMU Fundamentals that includes Brows, Eyeliners, & Lips. Once you completed and successfully performed the procedures on a live model, you will receive a certificate of completion. You will need to bring your own model for your classes.

Improve Your Education and Skills

Join us on your journey of a lifetime; right here is where your career in beauty begins. We can’t wait to share our knowledge and know-how with you.

Join us on your journey of a lifetime; right here is where your career in beauty begins. We can’t wait to share our knowledge and know-how with you.

Aesthetics Health Academy’s Culture and Policy

With the mission to provide the best academy in permanent makeup in the higher vocational education in Virginia, we emphasize high culture expectation from enrolled students and celebrate the highest level of academic achievement, in which students who graduate from Aesthetics Health academy are ready to build their independent career and arts in beauty’s industry. In addition, Aesthetics Health corporation also operates comprehensive service, beauty products (shop), celebrity, franchise systems. 

We also address critical factors in the school’s policies. Students are required to sign in and sign out in the timesheet to attend the classes. Once students reach a minimum of 90-hours and fulfill requirements in both theory with skill sets and hand-on training in our educational curriculum below, they will be allowed to take the final tests.

Why do you choose Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing School (PMU) ?

DPOR license at Aesthetics Health Academy

  • We are located at the heart of McLean, Tyson Corner, Northern Virginia, the most busy and high-end service and highly added value working per hour. In addition, it can be reached to Washington D.C. and MD easily.

    We are leading PMU service with top review in google and Instagram by clients in Virginia, which allow students to learn the basic and advanced techniques to become PMU artists.

    We have experiences in training master PMU artists.

  • We provide modern and interactive learning approaches in combination of both virtual and on campus, which allow students to have different options and choices.

    Our curriculum is built based on the leading program by Milady and other experts in the beauty industry. 

    We provide an opportunity for students to learn “Advanced PMU” once they complete the “basic PMU – DPOR license”.

  • We provide an opportunity for students to work as technicians. Once they are confident in what they are doing, we help them to build their own business of PMU.

    We have in-depth body knowledge foundation in PMU, esthetics and beauty industry and students will be trained by esthetician subject matter experts and high degree in education.

    We provide in-depth consultation for the future business and client relationships..

Course Description

This course aims to provide fundamental knowledge and hand-on to students at the entry-level competency in permanent cosmetic tattooing in a classroom and laboratory setting. The lecture portions cover theory concepts in anatomy, physiology, color theory consultations, tools of the trade, indications, contraindications and techniques, consequences, and the business of permanent makeup as well as the state regulation by Virginia. Hands-on practical skill techniques are instructed in a laboratory setting Throughout fake skins to the actual models using the latest tools on hand-tool devices, stirred needles, and pigments where raw materials used for manufacture are under FDA compliance. Throughout the course, we will evaluate various individual and teamwork’s skill performance in both theory and hand-on skills. The final evaluation is conducted at the classroom where the final score will be taken into consideration. The discipline curriculum will be provided based on the standard requirement by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations (DPOR)

Course Introduction

The permanent cosmetic tattooing course will be composed by 90 hours as Part-time Scheduleunder regulations and requirements of Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR).

This course is divided into theory (45 hours) and hand-on training (45 hours) as part-timestudy.

For the hand-on skills, students need to be in class so we can instruct and teach you basic permanent make up techniques.

In this course, we will cover overall regulations, safety and sanitization, different approaches and techniques, devices used for eyebrows, eyeliners and lips. 

Textbooks and their supplementary documents supporting for courses

1. Pamela Hill, Milady's Aesthetician Series: Permanent Makeup, Tips and Techniques (2007), The 1st Edition by, Publisher: Milady, ISBN-13: 978-1401881733, ISBN-10: 1401881734.

2. Milandy, Milady Standard Esthetics: Fundamentals 7th Edition (2013), Publisher: Milady, ISBN-13: 978-1111306892, ISBN-10: 1 9781111306892.

3. Milandy, Milady Standard Esthetics: Advanced 2nd Edition (2013), Publisher: Milady, ISBN-13: 978-1111139094, ISBN-10: 111139091.

4. Eleonora Habnit, Permanent Makeup and Reconstructive Tattooing (2007), Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. ASIN: B010BCDZJE.

5. Debbie McClellan, The Permanent Makeup Manual (2015), The 1st Edition, Publisher: Beauty Research Industries, ISBN-10: 1634525523, ISBN-13: 978-1634525527.

  • Theory & Demonstrations

    Hand-on section with models

  • Online class (theory)

  • Hands on training at Aesthetics Health Academy (McLean, VA)

    In class training based on student's schedule.

  • Enrollment Form

    Application fee: $100 (link to the booking for payment)


Fundamental Training

Please be aware that not all states or counties require formal fundamental training or licensing, however those that do require a minimum of 90 basic hours and most insurance companies also require a basic fundamental course of 90 or more hours. 
Microblading/Microstroking is in fact tattooing and therefore practitioners are required to have tattoo license, tattoo permits for their business and tattoo insurance. 2-3 day microblading courses are advanced training and should not be taken without a basic fundamental course. Please consider this before being sold a course like this, as your state/county may prohibit you from practicing this technique and you may not be able to find an insurance company to insure you without basic fundamentals.

Fundamentals do not require any previous experience. You will be taught everything you need as a foundation for a career in Permanent Cosmetics.


Career Outlook

Aesthetics Healthschool isa great way for an esthetician to learn practical beauty & skin care skills while preparing for licensing and a rewarding career! Our Graduates have a 95% Success Rate in the industry,