Institute

As a constantly evolving industry moves forward, SoNatural strives to stay current and offering you
the most up to date information available. Our training curriculum is ever evolving as the industry changes.
Our programs offer the student the most comprehensive hands-on training in the industry.

Thirty Years of Experience and Knowledge
Its Time to Learn from the Best!


This 3 day course will teach you the history of tattooing as it applies to permanent cosmetics. You will learn how to analyze your clients,
meet their expectations, go over consents and liabilities, and  how to properly sanitize and set up your work area.
You will also have lots of hands on training! Practice makes perfect!! Students will observe microblade procedures (applied by trainers) 
brow design, sketching, & practical technique, includes TWO direct supervised practical procedures.  

Tuition is just $2,800 for a THREE DAY training totaling  30 hours of course work,
which includes 22 hours of in-class & 8 hours of at-home study.
This course has a classroom size of a total of ONLY FOUR students with TWO instructors.
In addition, a starter kit is provided.

2021 Course Dates

Friday, July 9, 2021 - Sunday, July 11, 2021
Friday, August 13, 2021 - Sunday, August 14, 2021
September. 10th - Sunday, September 12, 2021


 

MICROBLADING 

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Thirty Years of Experience and Knowledge

Its Time to Learn from the Best!

This is a beginner course only which includes learning the application
of permanent eyebrow and eyeliner procedures.
Additional training for lip procedures is available once
the beginner training is completed.

You will receive a certificate of completion
for the appropriate training.

Training will include lecture and practical instruction. 

The charge for 
the apprenticeships & training course is $6000

(unless you have taken OUR Microblading course)
and includes a tattoo machine, pigments, 
a training manual
and enough needles and supplies to get you through the training.


**If you will be practicing in Missouri you will need a total of 300 hours and 50 completed supervised procedures in order to obtain your Missouri tattoo license. You will be responsible for checking the licensing requirements if you will be practicing in a state other than Missouri. It is your responsibility to check your state laws before coming to class.** -- updated 8/30/21




 

APPRENTICESHIPS

APPRENTICESHIPS
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Thirty Years of Experience and Knowledge

Its Time to Learn from the Best!

This is an advanced course and a valid
State of Missouri Tattoo License is REQUIRED. 


This course is a weekend only and will be scheduled individually.
You are required to provide your own models and a total of four models are required. The charge for this weekend 
training course is $4800.



 

LIPS

PERMANENT LIPS
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PCA Chemical Peel Deals!
All month of September
Maryland Heights

Institute Instructors

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CHERI DURBIN

Founder,  Certified Permanent Cosmetic Practitioner, Trainer Cheri Durbin established her business in 1990 under the name
So Natural Institute after receiving her training from Perma-Derm Academy. She recognized the need for permanent cosmetics before it was truly popular. She has continued her education with various technicians throughout the United States and has continued to be a long-standing member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP), a non-profit organization established to promote continuing education and high standards for this field. She was on the board as publicity chairman from 1999
to 2000 and served as the longest running president of the SPCP from 2000 to 2003. She is dedicated to teaching those standards to others.  She works conservatively to keep
the natural look while keeping the client involved in the creation.

CHERI

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ANGELA DURBIN

Co-Owner, Certified Permanent Cosmetic Practitioner, Trainer Apprenticed under Cheri Durbin, Angela Durbin completed her permanent cosmetics training in 1996.
She quickly gained recognition among her colleagues in the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) for her artistic flair and signature trait – perfectionism with professionalism. She was the youngest to ever serve on the SPCP board of directors from 2004 to 2006 and has been an active member since 1999. She is also called upon as a subject matter expert (SME) as recognized by the (SPCP). Thousands of permanent cosmetic procedures and hundreds of clients later, Angela stands as one of the best in the industry through continuous education within the permanent cosmetic industry. 
Angela’s expertise and guidance easily
create a learning environment in which
our students succeed.

ANGELA

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between the Microblade Training and the Permanent Make-Up Training?


Microblading is not regulated by the state of Missouri and most other states.
You will only receive a certificate of completion - YOU WILL NOT BE LICENSED BY THE STATE OF MO.
No other forms of permanent cosmetics are permissible by law including eyeliner and lips. You are restricted to microblading only. You may not use any other method of application for eyebrow procedures.




Will So Natural provide me with models?


YES!




What is the tuition for the Microblading course?


Tuition is $2,800 for a 3 DAY TRAINING totaling a 30 hour course which includes 22 hours of in-class & 8 hours of at-home study. This course has a classroom size of a total of 4 students with 2 instructors.

· A $500 non-refundable deposit is required in advance and does goes towards the tuition.· Tuition must be paid in full 14 days prior to the start of the course. Tuition can be paid in cashiers check, money order, cash or credit card. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. *** Once final payment is completed, you will receive your manual for your at home study. You will receive your kit on the first day of training. ***




What can I expect in the 3 day course?


The 3 day course will teach you the history of tattooing as it applies to permanent cosmetics. You will learn how to analyze your clients, meet their expectations, go over consents and liabilities, and how to properly sanitize and set up your work area. You will also have lots of hands on training! Practice makes perfect!!

Students will observe microblade procedures (applied by trainers) brow design, sketching, & practical technique, includes 2 supervised practical procedures (one on one training).




What is in the kit?


Your kit valued at over $500 will include: Tote, Training Manual, 5 Ink Bottles, 5 Practice Skins, Mapping Thread, Rulers, Microblades, China Marker, Twinkle Razor, Numbing Wrap, Mascara Wand, Lipstick Wand, Sharps Container, Cavicide Wipes, One jar of 1.35oz Max Strength Pain Relief Cream Ointment Anesthetic Gel with Liposomal AND Pigment Rings.




Are there any pre-class requirments?


YES! You must obtain your Bloodborne Pathogens training, First Aid, and Hepatitis B shot. In addition ALL of your pre-class work must be complete.

Training will include lecture and practical instruction. You are also responsible for reading the manual and completely the at home study portion of this course. In addition, you are required to complete the bloodborne pathogens (BBP) class prior to training. You can complete the class online by going www.spcp.org. Click on education and follow the link to BBP class and follow the instructions. If you do not have Internet access you can call the toll free number at 866-333-1092 to find out where can complete the class. Class schedules are coordinated between the So Natural and the student. In addition, we will be covering sterilization, set-up, marketing, and most importantly, how to do safe procedures. (Please review the enclosed general overview curriculum for more information.) It is also highly suggested that you begin your hepatitis B shots prior to training. This is required by the St. Louis County health department.




What should I bring on the first day of training?


PLEASE BRING WITH YOU TO EACH TRAINING SESSION the following...· A box of Nitrite gloves in your size.· A box of Disposable Face Masks in your size.· Magnifying Glasses / Magnified Readers in your comfort level. · Training Manual (this will be provided 14 days prior to your registered class) · Pre-Class Certifications Required for this course· Pre-Class Course Work · Training Kit provided to you on the first day.




What should I wear to trainings?


Please dress comfortable, but professional. A front snap BLACK scrub jacket is strongly recommended,
but not required.




What is the course timeline?


14 days prior to the first day of training you will recieve your training manual and workbook. then the schedule is as follows --

Friday · 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday · 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday · 9:00am - 6:00pm
(Student models must be available and present by noon on Sunday)

Complete attendance is a MUST. You will not complete the course unless you have 100% attendance




Am I looking for apprenticeship......


We are happy to help you with this. Our fee is $4,800 to monitor your apprenticeship, which includes microblading training kit and a linear machine. You are required to have your bloodborne pathogens, first aid and Hepatitis B shot prior to us being able to supervise your procedures. There is also a $100 supervision fee, this fee is per supervision (the State of Missouri requires 50 supervised visits). We will help supply models.





Student Reviews

"The experience during my apprenticeship at So Natural was incredible. Angela's knowledge of microblading eyebrows is outstanding. From the basics to the tricks of the trade her guidance was invaluable. Working with both Angela and Cheri to begin my new career has been so fun and enjoyable. They're collective knowledge has a ton of years experience behind it. I can't be more satisfied with my time at So Natural. If your looking for something new So Natural should be your first stop."  -- 2020