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 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




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.




Institute Instructors


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.



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.


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