FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We've compiled a list of the questions we get asked the most. We have done our very best to provide you with as much information about the academy and its courses as we can, but if there's anything we've missed, please simply get in touch with us here and a member of our team will get back to you.

Microneedling Skin Therapy

What does Microneedling mean?


Microneedling is an advanced skin treatment that involves working over the skin with a metal cartridge needle causing intentional, light trauma to the epidermis and epidermal junction. This action helps to stimulate the body’s natural repairing mechanism and in-turn boost collagen and fibroblast production. The results will leave the skin looking rejuvenated and refreshed and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and pigmentation. Take a closer look at our Microneedling course here.




I don’t have any industry qualifications; can I still enrol on the course?


Microneedling is an advanced skin therapy treatment. Its use of needles causing light trauma to the skin means that it does require some previous experience and/or existing qualifications to train in. Please take a look at the course in detail or information here, and if you're still unsure of whether your qualifications cover you to carry out microneedling skin treatments, please get in touch with us here. If you are looking for a course that requires no previous experience in the industry, take a look at our SPMU course here.




How much work will the Microneedling course entail?


This course requires some at-home learning via your course training manual followed by a concise online assessment to ensure you have read and understood the contents of the treatment theory. We estimate you will need around 2-4 weeks to learn the theory in your spare time around a busy lifestyle. Once complete, you will be required to attend a half-day morning session at our academy where you will undergo a full treatment procedure on a live model with our lead technician Danielle where she will assess your learning and understanding of the procedure. You will then be awarded a certificate of completion and able to offer microneedling treatments as a qualified technician. For more information, view our microneedling course page here.




When will I be able to charge to perform Microneedling skin therapy treatments?


Once you have completed your MAE Cosmetics Academy course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion which qualifies you to perform microneedling skin therapy treatments commercially. It is your responsibility to have the correct insurance and procedures in place that comply with law for the safe practise of your new skill. You will be taught about the various areas you will need to comply with on your course.

Take a look at our microneedling course here.




Where do I get all the equipment I’ll need for the course?


We’ve got you covered! When choosing our full microneedling course, a full treatment kit is included in the price of your course. This includes everything from the microneedling machine and needles, to the product kit to create fully bespoke facial treatments for your clients. The course option without a treatment kit means it will be your responsibility to ensure you have your own microneedling device and product kit to use on your academy session and beyond.

Once your course place has been paid in full, we’ll send you your learning material ahead of your practical academy session. You will then recieve your treatment kit at the academy on your practical day.

For more information, take a look at our microneedling course here.




What is included within the price of the course?


- Practical Academy Half-Day Session (from 9:30am at our clinic in Norwich) - Treatment Kit: MAE Cosmetics Illuminate Microneedling Device, needles, full treatment product regime by Medik8 including cleansers, SPF, serums, vitamins and masks. - MAE Cosmetics Academy Theory Manual - MAE Cosmetics Trade Portal Access + Discount - On-Going Tutor Support - Acredited Certificate on Completion For more information, view our microneedling course here.




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What are the entry levels required for the microneedling course?


Due to microneedling being an advanced skin therapy treatment that causes intentional trauma to the skin, you are required to have at least one of the following qualifiations to be able to enrol in this course. - NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy - Qualified nurse - Qualified doctor - At least 1 year proven experience and competency in needling treatments, ie. SPMU. If you are looking to get started in the industry and do not yet have any qualifications, you may want to take a look at our Semi-Permanent MakeUp course for beautiful brows where we offer a 'no previous experience' course option to kick-start your career with a creative and incredibly profitable new skill.




What is the price of the course and various options available?


+ Microneedling Treatment Course - With Full Kit: £775 (£195 deposit required) Full course includes all learning material, assessment and practical session as well as the MAE Cosmetics Illuminate microneedling device and Medik8 product kit, together worth over £300. + Microneedling Treatment Course - Education Only: £545 (£195 deposit required) This course option includes all learning material, assessment and practical session. You will be required to aquire your own microneedling device, needles, skincare products and other treatment equipment necessary. All courses include on-going support and access to our online student store. To view dates and secure your space, enrol here. A non-refundable deposit will be required to secure your course date (and procedure kit). Payment plans are available to spread the cost of your course, but are required to be paid in-full at least 4 weeks before your course start date. Course fees are non-refundable.




What dates are the microneedling skin therapy courses running?


MICRONEEDLING HALF-DAY PRACTICAL SESSIONS The dates for 2021 below are when each practical half-day session (9:30am-2pm) will take place. This is where you will learn the microneedling technique and carry out a full treatment procedure on your live model. There is a limit of 4 students per course date and so you will have plenty of on-on-one learning with your tutor. You will have already completed all of your at-home theory learning and online assessment ahead of your practical course date. As soon as your course is paid in full, you will receive the at-home learning theory part of your course to get started with your studying. Details of model requirements will be sent to you in advance. For full course options, you will receive your microneedling device and Medik8 product kit at your practial acdemy session.

  • JANUARY 2021 | Fri 15th
  • FEBRUARY 2021 | Thu 11th
  • APRIL 2021 | Fri 16th
  • JUNE 2021 | Thu 10th
  • AUGUST 2021 | Fri 20th
See dates and enrol on your Microneedling Skin Therapy course here.





General

What courses do MAE Cosmetics Academy provide?


Rght now, we provide courses for two of our clinic's favourite treatments. + A course in semi-permanent makeup (SPMU) where students can qualify with a Diploma of Excellence in Cosmetic Tattooing for brows. We have options for people with existing beauty qualifications and people with no previous experience in the industry. This course is great for creative people who want to take their career to the next level. Take a look at our SPMU course page here. + A course in microneedling treatments where students qualify to safely work with this advanced skin therapy treatment with confidence. We have options that include a full treatment kit including needling device and product kit by Medik8. This course is great for advanced beauticians or medical professionals to provide clients with a proven skin regenerating treatment. Take a look at our Microneedling course page here. We are working on additional courses including our long-awaited foundation course in Dermal Fillers to add to our academy for 2021 and so please register your interest via our contact page here and we’ll keep you updated.




How can I be a model for your academy students?


Want to help our students on their academy days and have signature MAE Cosmetics treatments for a reduced price? We're always looking for models to undergo treatments by our students. Please follow us on social media and turn post notifications on to receive updates of when we open our model books. There will be complete instructions of how to apply ahead of our course dates. Note: All models will be required to complete a health questionnaire and sign a model release form as well as place a deposit to secure their appointment. Models under the age of 18, or women who are pregnant or breast-feeding will unfortunately not be considered for any treatments due to safety precautions and insurance purposes.




What qualifications does MAE Cosmetics Academy have in order to provide training and deliver treatments?


We want to ensure that our students, models, clients and team members feel confident that all our treatments are carried out to the very highest standard to make for an extensively comprehensive learning experience. We ensure each of our courses have a strong focus on the science behind them, the anatomy of the body and its natural processes, along with the essential laws and proedures that must be complied with for safe practise as well as a thorough understanding of client consent and treatment contraindications. Here is a complete list of qualifications that our lead technician Danielle has in order to provide the best possible training accredited and insured fully by the industry's governing bodies. - Level 7 in Aesthetics Practice (on-going) - Level 5 in Aesthetics Practice (on-going) - Level 4 Diploma in Semi-Permanent MakeUp - Level 4 Microneedling + Skin Peels - Level 3 Anatomy + Physiology - Level 3 Award in Education + Training - Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement If you require any further information regarding our positioning within industry training and education, then please get in touch with us here.




Where can I see a full list of services that MAE Cosmetics provide?


If you're feeling inspired and would like to take a look at our clinic and the full list of services and treatments we provide, please head to our website here. Don't forget to follow our clinic on Facebook and Instagram for all of the latest news and our most recent work. We will see you soon x





Semi-Permanent Brows

What does Semi-Permanent MakeUp (SPMU) mean?


Semi-permanent makeup, often known as cosmetic tattooing, dermal-pigmentation, permanent makeup or micropigmentation is the process by which we tattoo pigment within the dermal layer of the skin to create a lasting makeup effect. Most commonly used for eyebrows, eyeliner, and to line or colour the lips, the process uses a motorised (rotary) pen with precision needles to deposit the pigment within the skin. SPMU eyebrows are not to be confused with micro-blading, which is another form of cosmetic tattooing, whereby the technician uses a hand tool to deposit pigment. Take a look at our SPMU course here.




I don’t have any industry qualifications; can I still enrol on the course?


Yes you can! We have designed our SPMU course to suit everyone, whether you are new to the industry, or already an experienced beautician. Depending on your level of experience, you will either be enrolled on our 2 or 3 day course which will be tailored specifically to your existing qualifications so you’ll complete the course with everything you’ll need to perform SPMU eyebrows yourself. Take a look at our SPMU course here.




How much work will the SPMU course entail?


This course aims to shape your career, providing you with a new skill with excellent potential for self-growth and high-earnings and so your time is an investment into your future. Each course is tailored to your existing qualifications and will be made up of at-home learning, a number of model case studies over a period of time, as well as 2 or 3 in-house training days with our lead-technician and founder Danielle, and a final assessment day where your skills are put to the test. To complete, this course will take hard-work, dedication and on-going passion in order to reach your full potential. For more infomrtion, view our course page here.




How long will it take me to complete the course?


With a mixture of at-home learning, case studies, training days and assessments, it is hard to say exactly how long it will take you to complete the course, as everyone learns at different rates, with lots of variables that may affect the time it takes. However, on average, we estimate it will take approximately 6 months to complete your MAE Cosmetics Academy course.

The course incudes 2 or 3 in-house practical Academy days at our clinic in Norwich. The number of days will depend on if you are enrolled on the course with existing beauty qualifications or without. This course involves plenty of study and on-going practise and so it will vary between each student as to how long it takes.

Take a look at our SPMU course here.




When will I be able to charge to perform SPMU eyebrows?


Once you have completed your MAE Cosmetics Academy course, you will be awarded a certificate accredited by ABT which qualifies you to perform SPMU eyebrows commercially. It is your responsibility to have the correct insurance and procedures in place that comply with law for the safe practise of your new skill. You will be taught about the various areas you will need to comply with on your course.

Take a look at our SPMU course here.




How do I get insured to perform SPMU treatments once qualified?


We have written a whole module on all elements of insurance, laws and legislation that you will need to adhere to within our course, and so be rest assured you will know how to get insured to perform SPMU once qualified. You will also receive a unique code from our accreditors ABT giving you an exclusive offer to their insurance policies during and after you learn with us. As a rough guide for compiling the cost of your new skill, we usually find that insurance ranges between £100-£200 for one whole year.

Take a look at our SPMU course here.




Where do I get all the equipment I’ll need for the course?


We’ve got you covered! A full course kit is included in the price of your Diploma of Excellence. This includes everything from the micropigmentation machine and needles, to pigment, course manual and client forms. Once your course place has been paid in full, we’ll send you your learning material ahead of your practical academy days. You will then recieve your treatment kit at the academy on your first practical day.

Take a look at our SPMU course here.




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I don't yet have a clinic space or treatment room to work in, can I still enrol?


Of course! We understand that not everyone will have use of a clinic space or treatment room to work in until you are qualified. This may be because you're starting out on a new venture into SPMU, or maybe you want to get your certificate before committing to a workspace. As a MAE Cosmetics Academy student for SPMU, you are able to use our academy clinic room for free for use of your case study clients. You can use the room by appointment with our team until you have qualified, just let us know when you'd like to book it. You'll also get a feel for working in a clinic envionment and get to know our clinic team too.

Take a look at our SPMU course here.




What are the prices and course level options?


+ No existing beauty or anatomy qualifications: £6,495. (£1000 deposit required) No experience necessary, existing qualifications are not required with this course option as the 3-day practical session will cover the in-depth knowledge you will need in full. + Level 2 and 3 qualification(s): £4,995. (£1000 deposit required) Relevant qualifications include level 2 and 3 NVQ Beauty and/or Anatomy + Physiology level 2/3. Other qualifications may be relevant, please email our team to clarify if you are unsure. The in-depth nature of the safety and procedures of this course requires high-level existing qualifications. All course prices include a full course-kit including SPMU machine, learning material and access to our trade portal with extended on-going support to all students. A non-refundable deposit will be required to secure your course date and procedure kit. Payment plans are available to spread the cost of your course, but are required to be paid in-full at least 6 weeks before your course start date. Course fees are non-refundable. Secure your space here.




When are the SPMU courses running?


SEMI-PERMANENT BROW PRACTICAL ACADEMY SESSIONS The dates for 2021 below are when each practical session (9:00am start) will take place. This is where you will learn the SPMU brow technique, complete further learning and carry out full treatment procedures on your live models. There is a limit of 2 students per course date and so you will have plenty of on-on-one learning with your tutor. The number of days spent at the academy for practical sessions will vary depending on your SPMU course level; 2-day course students will attend both Mondays and 3-day course students will attend both Mondays and the Tuesday.

  • JANUARY 2021 | Mon 18th + Mon 25th (and Tue 26th for 3-day course students).
  • MARCH 2021 | Mon 22nd + Mon 29th (and Tue 30th for 3-day course students).
  • MAY 2021 | Mon 17th + Mon 24th (and Tue 25th for 3-day course students).
  • JULY 2021 | Mon 19th + Mon 26th (and Tue 27th for 3-day course students).
  • OCTOBER 2021 | Mon 4th + Mon 11th (and Tue 12th for 3-day course students).
You will have already completed all of your at-home theory learning ahead of your practical course date. As soon as your course is paid in full, you will receive the at-home learning theory part of your course to get started with your studying. We recommend that you begin learning in your spare time at least 4-6 weeks ahead of your practical dates to make the most out of your time in the academy to have a good understanding of the work you will be carrying out. You will receive your cosmetic tattooing machine and full treatment kit to carry out all 12 case studies and beyond at your practial acdemy session. See dates and enrol on your SPMU for Brows course here. Although there is no set timeframe for you to complete your diploma, with a mixture of at-home learning, case study procedures and practical academy days at our clinic in Norwich, we estimate you will have completed the course in around 6 months.




What's included in the price of the course?


- Practical Academy Days (2/3 depending on course level at our clinic in Norwich) learning the art of 3 brow techniques and finishes - Hair Stroke, Ombré Shaded and Combination. - Treatment Kit: MAE Cosmetics Academy SPMU tattoo machine, needles, pigments, pigment pots, protective equipment, brow-mapping kit, practice skins etc. - MAE Cosmetics Academy Theory Manual - Client Form Booklet - Marketing Material + Workshop - Academy Assessment Day - ABT Insurance Discount - MAE Cosmetics Trade Portal Access + Discount - On-Going Tutor Support - ABT Acredited Certificate on Completion To view course dates and secure your space, enrol here.