Fundamental Training, Master Class & Advanced Training

Presented by Paula Becker from Lasting Impressions


Meet Paula Becker, the Principal Trainer and Master Qualified Aesthetic Specialist with over 29 years of practical experience in the field of Beauty Therapy. Paula started her career in 1991 and has been educating and instructing students in the beauty industry since 1997. With a high skill level and unwavering diligence, she has become an expert in her field, always staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends through ongoing education and practice.

Paula Becker’s commitment to the highest quality standards is reflected not only in her work, but also in her hygiene protocols, permanent makeup supplies, and pigment choices. As a result, she offers her students the best training possible, helping them pursue a successful career in the industry.

Paula Becker’s impressive list of qualifications includes CIDESCO (1993), MHBth (Potchefstroom academy), and SAIBTH (1992). She is a registered member of the SPCP (member no. 042641 – USA) and is proud to hold the ITEC Accreditation, PAB Accreditation, SAASHP Registration, and PCASA Registration as a PMU School. She is also an Accredited Assessor, Facilitator, and Moderator for ETDP SETA and a PCASA Board Member since 2012, having served as its Past President in 2020. Paula is also a qualified CPCP and SPCP Member (USA).

Her passion for continuous learning has led Paula Becker to attend various master classes and workshops, including NPM International Master Class on HFS Treatments for Areola Reconstruction and Shaded Eyeliner Technique by Mosha Alul (2016), INDELIBELiner Workshop in Gloss & Go Lips, Ombre Brows, and 3D Hairstroke Eyebrows (2016), and Monica Ivani Advanced Masterclass Feathered Hairstroke Brows (2017). In addition, she is an Accredited PhiBrows Microblading Artist by Branko Babic Microblading Academy (2016) and has received training from Dora Hollos in Budapest on Ombre Eyebrows, Stardust Eyeliner, Watercolour Lips, and Hyper-Realistic Eyebrow Strokes.

Paula Becker’s dedication to her craft has been recognized by her peers, as she was a guest of honour at the SPCP Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in 2018, representing PCASA. She also attended the Eyebrows Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2019, where she continued to hone her skills and expand her knowledge of the beauty industry.

Training Dates

Fundamental Training Dates:

27 – 31 January 2025 (Cape Town)

24 – 28 February 2025 (Pretoria)

24 – 28 March 2025 (Cape Town)

12 – 16 May 2025 (Pretoria)

14 – 18 July 2025 (Pretoria)

18 – 22 August 2025 (Cape Town)

15 – 19 September 2025 (Pretoria)

Training Guidelines

About this qualification:

Aims and objectives:

The main aim of the VTCT (ITEC) Level 4 Award in Micro-Pigmentation is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge in order to provide micro-pigmentation treatments to the general public and to gain employment in the beauty industry. The qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at level 4. It also provides a sound platform into further learning at level 4.


This qualification is for learners who want to work within the beauty therapy industry. The qualification consists of 1 mandatory unit with a total of 75 hours of Guided Learning (GL) to achieve the full qualification.

The main skills you will perform are:

Enhancing the client’s appearance using micro-pigmentation – to include consultation, skin (Fitzpatrick scale) and hair analysis, carrying out relevant tests prior to treatment, recognising contra-indications and contra-actions, treating different areas including eyes, brows and lips and adapting the treatment to the client’s specific needs.

The learner will also develop knowledge about related health and safety, client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the beauty industry.

This qualification also provides:

  • The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the micro-pigmentation treatment listed above effectively, anatomy and physiology and common diseases and disorders that may affect when a client should or should not receive treatment.
  • Opportunities for learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a micro-pigmentation setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving.
  • Opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities, and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a specialist in micro-pigmentation treatments.


    1. Minimum Age: Students typically need to be at least 18 years old to enrol in a permanent makeup course due to the nature of the procedures and the need for maturity and responsibility.
    2. Basic Knowledge of Cosmetology or Aesthetics: While not always mandatory, having a foundational understanding of cosmetology or aesthetics can be beneficial. This knowledge provides students with a familiarity with skincare, facial anatomy, sanitation practices, and client consultations.
    3. Good Hand-Eye Coordination: Permanent makeup procedures require precise and delicate hand movements. Students should have good hand-eye coordination to perform procedures accurately.
    4. No Prior Skin Conditions or Allergies: It’s important for students to have a clear understanding of their own skin health. They should not have any active skin conditions or allergies that could affect their ability to perform or receive permanent makeup procedures.
    5. Commitment to Learning and Practice: Permanent makeup techniques require dedication and practice to master. Students should be committed to learning and willing to put in the time and effort required to develop their skills.
    6. Strong Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills are essential for interacting with clients, understanding their needs and preferences, and managing expectations. Students should be able to communicate clearly and effectively with clients and instructors.
    7. Interest in Beauty and Aesthetics: Students should have a genuine interest in beauty and aesthetics, as well as a passion for enhancing clients’ features through permanent makeup techniques.
    8. Commitment to Safety and Sanitation: Safety and sanitation are paramount in permanent makeup procedures to prevent infection and ensure client safety. Students should be committed to following strict hygiene protocols and maintaining a clean and sterile work environment.
    9. Adherence to Legal and Regulatory Requirements: Students should be aware of the legal and regulatory requirements governing permanent makeup in their region. This includes obtaining any necessary licenses or certifications and adhering to industry standards and best practices.
    10. Professionalism and Ethics: Students should demonstrate professionalism, integrity, and ethical conduct in their interactions with clients and colleagues. They should prioritize client satisfaction, confidentiality, and respect for individual preferences and boundaries.


The trainer is available for postgraduate support.

We pride ourselves in taking care of all our Trainees and assisting them wherever possible, as well as updating their knowledge on a continuous basis. (Once training is complete the will be available to you via telephone or e-mail should any queries about individuals arise).

Fundamental Training

Rotary Training Course (5 Days)

This includes the latest techniques such as hair strokes, eyebrow  reshaping/contouring, natural powdered effect, lash enhancement, eyeliner and full lip blush/colour.

A fundamental permanent makeup (PMU) training covers essential techniques and skills to ensure trainees develop a strong foundation in the field. Here are some key components that will be included:

Theory and Fundamentals: Trainees should learn the basic principles of permanent makeup, including skin anatomy, colour theory, sterilization techniques, and safety protocols.

Overall, our comprehensive fundamental PMU training program provides trainees with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to begin practicing permanent makeup safely and effectively. Our ongoing support and mentorship from experienced trainers is also be valuable for trainees as they continue to refine their skills and build their careers in the field.


Eyebrows, Eyeliner & Full Lip (3 Days)

A masterclass in permanent makeup is an advanced training program designed for experienced PMU artists who want to enhance their skills and knowledge specifically in the different ombre brow, stardust eyeliner and lip blush techniques. Here’s what such a masterclass should typically include:

  1. Advanced Theory and Techniques.
  2. Colour Theory and Pigment Mixing.
  3. Advanced Machine Techniques.
  4. Client Consultation and Assessment.
  5. Correction and Touch-Up Techniques.
  6. Advanced Aftercare and Maintenance.
  7. Live Demonstrations and Hands-On Practice.
  8. Business and Marketing Strategies.
  9. Certification and Continued Support.

Li-FT Removal

Li-FT Tattoo Removal (1 Day)

  1. LI-FT is an all-natural Saline Pigment Removal Solution. LI-FT contains no chemicals and no acids.
  2. LI-FT Ingredients: Sterile Water, Sea Salt, Orange Flower Extract, Lemon Extract in Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula
    Extract, Hydroxyethyl cellulose, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
  3. LI-FT is made by Li Pigments. Li Pigments is a highly credentialed, inspected and licensed cosmetics manufacturing lab located in
    New Jersey, USA. Li Pigments has been researching, developing and formulating tattoo and PMU lighting products for over 15
    years and regarded as one of the industry’s most experienced, ethical and responsible manufacturers.
  4. LI-FT has undergone extensive testing from an outside independent lab for safety, purity, and quality. This amazing saline
    lightening solution has passed all tests with flying colours!

PMU Training Kit Pricelists

Prices on request. Pricing depend on rand/dollar exchange rates and stock availability.
Send enquiries to to obtain your quote for machines, products for kits etc.

Important Need to Know

The trainer is available for postgraduate support.

We pride ourselves in taking care of all our Trainees and assisting them wherever possible, as well as updating their knowledge on a continuous basis. (Once training is complete the will be available to you via telephone or e-mail should any queries about individuals arise).

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Permanent Makeup
    • History and evolution of permanent makeup
    • Industry trends and career opportunities
  2. Facial Anatomy and Skin Types
    • Anatomy of the face and skin layers
    • Skin types, characteristics, and considerations for permanent makeup
  3. Colour Theory and Pigment Selection
    • Basics of colour theory and pigment mixing
    • Selecting appropriate pigments for different skin tones and desired outcomes
  4. Consultation and Client Assessment
    • Client communication skills and consultation techniques
    • Assessing client needs, preferences, and expectations
  5. Sanitation and Safety
    • Importance of sanitation and sterilization in permanent makeup
    • Proper handling and disposal of tools, needles, and pigments
  6. Tools and Equipment
    • Overview of permanent makeup tools, including microblading pens, rotary machines, and needles
    • Maintenance and care of equipment
  7. Eyebrow Shading Techniques
    • Eyebrow shaping, mapping, and symmetry
    • Microblading strokes and feathering techniques
  8. Eyeliner  Techniques
    • Lash enhancement, winged liner, and smudged eyeliner techniques.
    • Safety considerations and precautions for eyeliner tattooing
  9. Lip  Techniques
    • Lip liner, full lip colour, and lip blush procedures.
    • Lip shaping, symmetry, and colour blending techniques.
  10. Aftercare and Client Management
    • Post-procedure care instructions for clients
    • Handling client concerns and ensuring satisfaction.
    • Building client relationships and maintaining professionalism


  • Practical assessments of student performance during hands-on sessions
  • Written quizzes and exams to evaluate theoretical knowledge.
  • Final project or case study demonstrating proficiency in permanent makeup techniques.

Certification: Upon successful completion of the course and assessment requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion in Fundamental Permanent Makeup Techniques.

This course overview provides a structured framework for teaching students the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin their journey in the field of permanent makeup.