Setting up your Microblading Studio with All the Supplies Needed
Microblading Bed and Chair
What to do after you complete your microblading training. After you get your studio licensed by the state you are free to start ordering and unboxing all of your amazon goodies.
I remember starting out in the industry and feeling vulnerable because a lot of things including studio equipment were things that I had to venture out and hunt down on my own. If I had this list, I would have saved a lot of money from trial and error as a lot of things look alike but come in lower quality.
I had my share of cheap and fancy equipment but as you season you learn that white chairs may not be the smartest choice as you are working with heavy concerted pigments. Go figure. I replaced my white chairs twice before I switched to my black ones. Not to say that you shouldn’t buy white chairs however one must really wrap and protect them between each client otherwise a tiny spec will show.
I have attached quick links to everything that we use in our studio and I will give a brief explanation as to why you should use them too and give you some alternatives also… phew. Ok, here we go.
Let’s start with the bed. When I started out, I had this beautiful white bed
And then eventually switched to its black version because the white one stains very easy and it will look dirty over a very short period of time.
To increase the longevity of your beds I suggest buying the disposable bed covers below.
If your budget allows, I’d highly suggest you go for an electric microblading bed. This will make things easier as you don’t have to use your strength to bring clients up and down. It’s a little more complicated to assemble, and you’re definitely going to need some help because it’s heavy.
When I first bought my microblading bed a rolling chair came with it. Last time I checked they no longer do and honestly, it’s ok because the rolling chairs made sitting for long periods of time very uncomfortable. We soon switched do a bigger chair with much better cushion quality. Simple to assemble.
While performing Microblading or any other body art procedure you need two working areas a clean and dirty. I use my cabinet countertops as a clean and an instrument tray as my dirty one. Mine is black but it is currently sold out so I’m listing the Aluminum version of it below. It’s very easy to put together.
You will also need bibs to put over your tray and so I will list them below also (I prefer the black ones because they look totally badass, but the color is just a preference. Do not be afraid of the high bib count as you will go through them like oreo cookies.
Let us talk about lighting, a HUGE essential to your success. Not only a good light source aids you in capturing incredible pictures, but it will also shine light onto your work area without the need to overwork and strain your eyes. We use ring lights is our main source of light during the procedure and for clients before and after pictures. The market is saturated with ring lights, we have tried a variety of different ones and we have concluded that the following is the best investment choice for the money. You might consider getting a flexible arm for the light HERE.
What we love about this is the sturdiness of it. We have had ringlight fall onto clients (not the best feeling). SO yeah, stick with this one unless you know of a better one than please share, but first buy this. We LOVE it and it is SUPER bright, and you can adjust the color to your needs.
Headlights and Magnifiers
We also use a headlight magnifier to aid us during our pmu procedures. It does come with a light (you don’t buy this for the light, you buy it for the magnifying power. But the light is handy) Until we can get our 3 G custom made magnifying glasses from the Optomistrist, we will still to this MUCH cheaper version and reduces eye strain.
Update: Now they have come up with Rechargeable ones, so you don’t have to worry about replacing batteries. Also, we found another version that we really like, so there are 2 options below for you to choose from.
Below are some ESSENTIAL supplies that you don’t want to do without in your microblading studio.
Disposable Shaver Razors these are great and easy to use while making great gifts to send your clients home with. I always use razors for almost each and every one of my clients. I never use tweezers as I don’t want the pigment to get into the open follicle, you’re welcome 😉
These Razors are old school and sharp So make sure to stretch the skin. I also use these to sharpen my pencils. (thumbs up) * Dispose of them after each client. Relatively cheap, and sanitary.
Disposable mascara brushes make for a wonderful tool as you are cleaning up your client’s brows. They go well with the razors.
Microbrush applicator dispenser makes it easy to get organize your micro brushes and keep them inclosed. They’re tiny and if you keep them in the open they’ll go all over the place.
My little favorite tools. ” Drum roll please “ for the Micro Applicator. Thank you to the creator of these little guys, I appreciate your imagination.
Green Soap it’s much easier on the skin than alcohol wipes. It doesn’t dry the skin and removes access pigment after the procedure. You can dilute it between 1-5 and 1-8 ratios. (1 part green soap, 5 parts water)
Broad-spectrum medical grade disinfectant to clean your tray and bed after each client. We like this one because it’s ready to use, you don’t have to worry about mixing it. Just pour it into a spray bottle and you’re good to go. Make sure you label your spray bottle correctly and always use your mask and gloves when applying it and wiping your work area.
You’ll need a mop for your floors,
Paper Towels will be used a lot in your studio, so having them delivered saves you some time.
We also use a lot of cotton pads for our procedures.
Microblading Tools and Pigments
The reason why I did not put cups or brushes here is that we always use Nova Microblading disposable tools. Each disposable tool comes with a brush, cup, and blade wipe. Not to mention that its the most comfortable grip in the market. So if you haven’t tried them yet, definitely give them a try. They also have pre numbing creams, numbing Gels and Shape Drawing Pencils.
Last but the most important one is the Air Purifier. You need a HEPA air purifying system for your studio. This will protect you and your clients, from infections, viruses, and chemicals. We use 2 Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA for our studio. Depending on how big your area is, you might need 2. One unit will cover an area of 360 Square feet.
Setting up your studio can be very stressful but I hope this guide helped you out a ton. xx Elda
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