Jeanette Wirz Permanent Cosmetic Academy and Studio
Class Schedule for Microblading & PMU Training Programs
Due to high demand, we require that students must register a minimum of two weeks in advance to hold their seats in the class. Registration will be automatically closed 2 weeks before the class. The maximum class size is 5. Please register as soon as you can to reserve your spot.
2022 Class Schedule
2023 Class Schedule
Are you interested in the field of Permanent Cosmetics and Microblading?
Learn the art of Permanent Cosmetics through Jeanette Wirz Permanent Cosmetic Academy and Studio. With our experience and knowledge, we are able to offer the best and most extensive programs for advanced artists and beginners in the field of Permanent Cosmetics and Microblading.
Permanent Makeup sometimes referred to as Micropigmentation, is a Tattoo. The skin is penetrated in order for the implantation of pigment to occur. Permanent makeup should enhance your natural features, without giving a "made-up" look. Topical makeup trends change from season to season, but having thick lashes and defined brows and lips will never go out of style. This is a fast-growing and popular method for enhancing personal beauty.
We are excited to offer a 100-hour Beginners Fundamental Permanent Cosmetic and Microblading training course with a one-year apprenticeship program also available. The cost of the apprenticeship is not included in the class prices. With this training, we equip you with everything you need to be successful in the permanent cosmetic industry. Check out our course offerings.
Pre-Class Requires a Blood Borne Pathogens Certification
Before your training begins you must study and pass a Bloodborne Pathogens/Communicable Disease certification. This training can be completed at the Tennessee Department of Health or online at the Alliance of Professional Tattooists https://tattoosafety.org. The state of Tennessee doesn't recognize any other Certification.
Fundamental Beginner Course
100- hour Fundamental / Beginner course has three parts.
Part 1- you will receive a pre-study manual when you register for the class. The material is intended for self-study and will provide preparation for your permanent makeup course. It is essential to properly study the material before the class is taken. (40 hours)
Part 2- During the fundamental training, you will learn to apply with a machine a shaded eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip procedures. The training consists of theory, practice training, and live models. (57 hours)
Part 3- Review, Q & A, and support going forward, Apprenticeship Day with Trainer. (8 Hours)
Topics covered in the fundamental training include:
- Introduction to permanent makeup - Overview of procedure expectations, maintaining records and necessary forms, setting up and disassembling a workstation
- Health and safety standards- Maintaining a safe and sterile work environment, maintaining records and necessary forms, avoiding cross-contamination, health codes
- Ideal candidates -Determining if a potential client is a good candidate for permanent makeup
- Client expectations-Communicating with clients, setting proper expectations, and fulfilling their requests
- Skin anatomy - Introduction to skin anatomy, layers of the epidermis, layers of the dermis, specialized dermal cells, muscle anatomy
- Color theory- Facts and information on color theory undertones versus skin tones, Clues for how to determine a client's undertones, Fitzpatrick skin chart, Mixing fashionable color
- Room setup - Preparing the treatment room, including recommended tools and supplies
- Brow design - Drawing and designing eyebrows based on clients’ features and desire for optimal results
- Step-by-step instruction on proper technique -Eyebrows, Eyeliner, and Lip procedure, Guidelines to follow for implanting
- Practice pad - Simulation of the procedures with a critical review from a trained instructor
- Aftercare - Training on how to explain the complete healing process to clients
- Live models
- Course review- Review, Q & A, and support going forward
This course is $6,000 with a $550 non-refundable deposit due at booking. The remaining balance is due two weeks before the course begins. Apprenticeship is not included in the class fee.
If you wish to do the 1-year apprenticeship with us after you have completed the course the cost is an additional $6,000. The total for the course and the apprenticeship is 12,000
Advanced Customized Courses
Advanced Courses will allow us to focus on specific areas. Procedures include Brow Shaping(Mapping), Microblading, Eyeliner, Lips, and Eyebrows. Hours will be given for prior training. Artists for these classes must provide training hours to be eligible.
This Course is $1200 a day with a $550 non-refundable deposit due at booking. The remaining balance is due two weeks before the course begins. Apprenticeship is not included in the class fee.
Tennessee requires that you have a Tattoo license to perform Permanent Cosmetics and Microblading unless you are under the supervision of a physician licensed by the State of Tennessee. A Monthly customized schedule will be arranged upon completion of the fundamentals. You will need to apply for your Tattoo Apprentice Permit at your Public Health Center. 1-year Apprenticeships are not included in your fundamental basic training course.
1-year apprenticeship $6000
$2750 is due on the first day of the apprenticeship, the remaining balance is due at the completion of the year. This is a calendar year and cannot be finished early and is not included in the class prices.
I would like to give a big shout out to Jeanette Wirz Permanent Cosmetics studio! I am so excited to be almost halfway done with my training and my teacher Jennifer Wilken is absolutely awesome! They are highly skilled and I feel I am definitely getting the best training I could possibly get anywhere! The studio is absolutely beautiful and immaculate and I enjoy going to my class very much! I cannot believe how far I have come in my training in only five months which goes to show I have the most awesome teacher! I highly recommend this school for anyone who is looking to learn this awesome trade , It is top notch!!
Bonnie Upton 2021
Let me start by saying I knew nothing about permanent cosmetics and tattooing. I was a burnt out teacher who loved art, people, and was ready to work with adults and be my own boss. When I discovered PMU I was instantly intrigued and had a vision. I wanted a training program that was not a corporate program with a big name. I wanted to learn from women like myself who started at the beginning and were ready to share their successes, failures, and very best tips/tricks. From Google, I found Jennifer Wilken and Jeanette Wirz and called to inquire about the training program which was 3 hours away from my home. Jennifer was patient, kind, let me express my thoughts and answered all of my questions. She provided a reference who offered more reassurance that this class would be worth the investment. Ultimately, I chose this training above the others that were closer and slightly less in cost. This decision proved to be right from the get go. Jennifer walked me through the training with each step. She answered all my questions as I studied the manual and filled out paperwork. The 5 day class was well paced and gave adequate time in each area to observe, practice, and ask more questions. She instilled knowledge and confidence in me as I worked on my models for brow, eyeliner, and lips. The learning has continued with the apprentice program. Both Jeanette and Jennifer show that they want to see me succeed by giving me the feedback and support I need to keep pushing forward and improve my artistry. With all said. I highly recommend their foundations course and apprenticeship program. I’m 5 months in and starting at a med spa with confidence and excellent mentorship provided by these talented teachers and artists.
Marianna V. (Memphis, TN)
I finally decided to take a Permanent Cosmetics and Microblading Course recently and I am so glad I did!! Jeanette Wirz Permanent Cosmetics classes are very informative, not only in verbally teaching but also “hands on” teaching. Jennifer taught step by step from when the client calls to make the appointment, aftercare, follow up visit, and everything in between! Jennifer, Jeanette and staff were right beside us, guiding us with our models during our hands on process making the experience less apprehensive and made us feel more confident with our clients. I am so glad I made a decision in my career and made the move!! I highly recommend her PMU Classes and Apprentiship!
Michelle Cooper 2021
I received my Permanent Cosmetic Eyebrow Microblading training at “Jeanette Wirz Permanent Cosmetic Academy and Studio" from Jennifer Wilken. The entire experience was seamless and made me feel as though I was on my destined path. Jeanette allowed me time to ask all the questions I needed before I even signed up for the class. Once I started the course Jennifer was supportive, knowledgeable, and ahead of the trends. She provided me with customized instruction and constructive feedback. I was beyond pleased with the curriculum and decided to continue with these women through my apprenticeship. I would encourage anyone considering this profession to choose Jennifer Wilken as their instructor, you will also be gaining a mentor.
I walked away from Permanent Makeup/Micropigmentation Training at Jeanette Wirz Permanent Cosmetics with a full understanding of the fundamentals of cosmetic tattooing. The comprehensive curriculum covered everything from proper sanitation, tattoo techniques to business marketing. The small class sizes and schedule flexibility created an optimal learning environment. My instructor, Jennifer Wilken, was patient and thorough. Within 24 hours I was working with live models and by the end of the week, I had the confidence and tools to add permanent cosmetics to my service offerings. Questions were not only answered during class but post instruction as well. The staff is delightful, supportive, and wants their students to succeed. I truly believe I received the best training available in the region.
Savannah Meschea of Meschea Artistry
Jeanette’s apprenticeship program was and continues to be beyond exceptional. Her techniques and style of teaching made my year of education in Permanent makeup worth every mile I drove to see her. She has a well-rounded program that teaches everything from color theory and brow mapping to artistry. She had passed on her years of experience and expertise to me that I will be able to carry on into my own Permanent Makeup carrier. As I have begun on my own she has continued to serve as my mentor and Permanent Makeup “guru”. There is not a question I ask that she does not have an answer for. I will also continue furthering my education with her as she adds on continuing courses as well. Thank you, Jeanette, for your dedication to your craft and students.
Monica D. Revive Aesthetics & Wellness Chattanooga TN