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10 reasons to consider a lash training course

For technicians looking to expand their salon’s services--and therefore, their clientele--we highly recommend our lash training courses.

We offer two dynamic programs: Private Basic Lash Extensions class and Private Volume Lash Extensions class. Both expand your skill set so you can grow your salon!

A definitive history of microblading

Ever wondered where microblading gets its roots? We dug into the archives to find its short, yet exciting, backstory.

Are you ready to learn microblading?

Eye Design University is thrilled to host not one, but three different options for microblading training. We understand that certain students may prefer a relaxed group environment, while others would rather immerse themselves in private learning. Our goal is to accommodate all students and meet the needs of each individual!

Attract & keep the right clientele

Our clients are our first priority, and luckily, we have the best clients in the world. But that didn’t happen overnight; building relationships with the right clients to a lot of hard work on our part. Learn how we did it with a few tips and tricks from our talented and experienced team of professionals!

Becoming a successful Master

We love every one our technicians at Eye Design and appreciate all their beautiful work! But our Master Technician Nadia has a lot to teach us about being successful in the industry.

I chatted with Nadia about her work as a Master so I could get an insider’s perspective. Luckily, I was able to round up all her best tips and tricks for setting yourself apart from the rest.

Continue your education as a beauty professional

So, you want to be a Master Technician? You are totally capable of learning the skills it takes to become the best in the business, but that requires investing some time in the classroom. Continue reading to learn why our founder Nadia Afanaseva still takes training courses.

Finding yourself & your passion in the beauty industry

In today’s growing and fast-paced beauty industry, there is room for everyone--no matter what your skills are! The benefits of working in the beauty industry are endless. Here you will find stability, flexibility and (most importantly!) happiness.

Getting the job done when you're feeling down

Every microblading, semi-permanent makeup and lash client deserves to be treated like a queen for the day. With advice directly from Eye Design’s 5-star technicians, you will be able to create a relaxing and professional atmosphere--even on your worst days!

Improved for 2019: Microblading MasterClass

Big things are coming to Eye Design in 2019! First, we made several improvements to our highly successful Microblading MasterClass. With an updated learning format, this training workshop will provide you with everything you need to succeed in the ever-changing permanent makeup industry.

It's not too late to sign-up for May's Microblading MasterClass!

Our team wants you to reach your full potential! Join us for May MasterClass and we will help you become the best technician you can be. Whether you are an experienced tech who could use some brushing-up, or you have no microblading experience whatsoever, this workshop is right for you.

Leonardo da Vinci knew the secret to perfect brows

Ever wondered what makes Mona Lisa so captivating? It’s not her eyes, which tend to follow admirers around the room, nor her soft smirk (is she smiling or isn’t she--we can’t decide). It’s her brows! While they may be sparse, da Vinci helped develop the formula behind them, which Eye Design technicians use today in our Fifth Avenue studio.

Microblading vs. Powder Effect: When to use which?

Eye Design technicians have a unique ability to create the best brows for each of our clients. In addition to impeccable skills, Eye Design founder and Master Technician Nadia Afanaseva developed three techniques for flawless brows so that we can change the lives of more clients than ever!

New year, new goals: Nadia's tips for staying motivated in 2019

Ready to learn how Eye Design founder and Master Technician Nadia Afanaseva grew her company and became a celebrity favorite in just five years? Nadia herself will let you know exactly how she sets and achieves her goals in this week’s blog post!

NEW! Powder Effect MasterClass coming January 2019

Nadia and the Eye Design team are thrilled to offer our first-ever Powder Effect MasterClass next month! We will be welcoming students who are eager to learn our exclusive microshading semi-permanent makeup technique January 28, 29 and 30.

The perks of the Hybrid Effect

So much goes into what makes Eye Design unique; our Fifth Avenue studio is known for exceptional service and innovative procedures. One of which happens to be our Hybrid Effect technique, a procedure that combines both microblading and Powder Effect for a completely custom brow look.

Tips & tricks for finding the right demo models

New students and experienced techs alike require live practice to develop and perfect their skills, while lash and brow studios need models to showcase their life-changing treatments. Let the experienced Eye Design team guide you in finding the right ones!

Turning your passion for beauty into a career

Nadia Afanaseva began her career as a Master Technician in Russia before becoming a massive success in Manhattan. She is immensely grateful for the success she has been able to achieve in the four years since she moved across the world. Let her story inspire you.

What it's really like to be an Eye Design model

Performing live demos for our students, and even allowing them to work firsthand on live models, is part of what makes Eye Design University the best microblading training facility in the world! Because we work on models so often (it’s a complete necessity for us), our team is constantly on the hunt for new ones--and we want you to apply!