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Welcome to Brows Embroidered Academy! Established by talented and renowned San Francisco Bay Area Microblading Specialist Shawna Gaitan, Brows Embroidered Academy is designed to teach our students the best theoretical and practical knowledge needed to be successful in the world of Microblading. Our Strokes and Shading course is a fun, yet extensive 3 day training course covering the fundamentals of Microblading, a popular service that is quickly taking over the beauty industry like no other!




During our comprehensive course, we teach you the main fundamentals of Microblading and Manual Shading, in order for your future clients brows to look as natural possible. We also teach the business aspect of the equations, which you will need to be successful in your new venture. It’s exciting, but takes a ton of work and personal commitment! But once an owner of your own business, you make the business hours and your dates of work. You won’t have to be at the mercy of a boss anymore.


Cosmetologists, make-up artists, lash technicians, stylists, estheticians, makeup gurus and tattoo artists with knowledge of cosmetic application, facial structures and features of all different shapes and sizes, are encouraged to register! ​No experience necessary.


Course Overview: ​


Skin Anatomy


Color Theory & Pigments






Safety Protocols


Proper Sanitation/Sterilization Practices (Hygiene Standards)


BBP (Blood Borne Pathogen)




Microblading Needles/Supplies


Hair Stroke and Technique


Eyebrow Mapping and Symmetry


Three-Point Stretch


Procedure/ Work Preparation


Before/After Procedure


Aftercare Instructions


Regulations & Insurance


How to obtain City/County Permits/Certification


Client Conversation, Customer Service


Marketing and Promotions to Grow your Business




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What’s Included: ​


Starter Kit Includes- Manual Disposable Microblade Tools and Manual Shaders 

Pigment Cups/Rings, Mapping and Symmetry Caliper, Practice  Latex Template Skins 

Pigment, Brow Pencils, Brow Razors, Pencil Sharpening Blade Tool, and More.


Microblading Fundamentals for Beginners Manual


BBP Certification


Live Model Demonstration & Practice


Clean, Licensed and Permitted Facility


Professional Training Environment


Certification of Completion


6 Months Phone/Email Support


Terms And Conditions For All Students:


Please Note: You are signing up for an instruction course with high standards, thus your practice and serious attention to detail is required.

Cancellation Policy


- No refunds are allowed.

- We only reserve space for serious participants, who are completely confident in their decision to participate in our training course.

- Your payment and registration is valid only for the date and time that you registered for, as indicated on the invoice.

- Any changes made to your training dates, by you (the student), will incur a fee of 20% of the total course fee.


- You are only allowed to change the date (with above fee assessed), if it is more than one month prior to the date of your class, with a valid reason for said change.


- If you need to change your training dates, you will be provided with the next available dates to choose from (on our calendar).


- If you haven’t submitted your Blood Borne Pathogen Training Certification, at least 2 weeks before the class, you will automatically be moved to the next class session date/time and will incur a 20% rescheduling fee. Any separate expenses that you may incur such as hotel lodging, air travel, uber/car rental, parking/bridge tolls, food, etc., are entirely your responsibility.



General Rules


- You are attending the Brows Embroidered Academy on your professional behalf.


- Training fees and Starter Kits are Non-Refundable. NO EXCEPTIONS!


- You understand and agree that during training, you will be provided with the fundamental knowledge in the field of Microblading and Manual Shading, a skill you must hone, by practicing individually for at least 6 months after training.


- You understand and agree that in order to keep your clients safe and satisfied, you will not be able to perform permanent make-up treatments immediately upon finishing your training.


- Further, you agree that you must follow the individual practice rules (practice on paper and artificial skin) before practicing on human skin.


- An additional agreement will be sent to you separately after registration is complete. The agreement must be signed and sent back fully completed, along with a copy of your driver’s license or government issued ID.




Prior to the class -


In order to perform your practice on a live model, for purposes of completing your training, you must:


- Complete Blood Borne Pathogens Course and provide a Certificate for the state of California, at least 14 days prior to your training dates/times. This requirement is valid for all states and countries. To be directed to the approved Blood Borne Pathogens Training Site, CLICK HERE.


- Get a tattoo license (body art permit) for Solano County (where training is taking place) Body art permit must be sent to, at least 14 days prior to your training date. You must also have your permit on the day of class. This requirement is valid according to California’s State rules (California, being the state in which our training is held). CLICK HERE – This link will direct you to the website page for Solano County Health Department, which governs tattoo/body art permit applications. ​


- For your safety and that of clients, you are required to take the Hepatitis B Vaccine in order to participate in this training course. Please contact your primary care physician to schedule an appointment for this vaccination. Proof of your vaccination must be provided at least 2 weeks before training date. 


Post Training

In order to practice on models after the training, you must:

- Have a completed a Blood Borne Pathogens Course and provide a Certificate. This requirement is valid for all states and countries. 

- Get a tattoo license (body art permit) for the state and/or county you will be practicing or working in. This requirement is valid according to California’s State rules.

- Work in a health department inspected, licensed and permitted facility or get tattoo facility permit for a facility of your own. 

- Obtain insurance and license for your business. Valid for all counties.





Brows Embroidered is proud to provide you with all the fundamental knowledge that you will need to successfully complete your training as a Microblading Artist, however; your achievements and results (during and after training) solely depend on your dedication and practice spent improving your skills.


Live Model Demonstration is provided and Live Model practice is available as well, only if an existing tattoo permit is provided and brought to training sessions and Blood Borne Pathogens Training and Certification are fully completed.


Brows Embroidered has a database of models, however we do not guarantee providing a model for you, hence you are required to provide your own model.



You Understand & Agree That


- Microblading and all Permanent Make-Up training is a long-term learning process that consists of intensive practice. Such is a long-term practice without models (on paper and artificial skin) for a minimum of 6 months after your training. You will not be able to perform individual practice on models directly after training, it is required that practice take place for a minimum of 6 months after training completion. During your training, you will get the fundamental knowledge, which you must improve day by day, after your training is complete in order to perform individual practice on a live model and clients. ​If you have any questions, please email us at



Age Restrictions:


- All students must be 18 years of age, or older to register.  There will be no exceptions. 

If you have any questions, please email us at

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Who is eligible to access the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1B?

- People aged 50 years and over

-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 55 years and over (or younger who meet other Phase 1b criteria, i.e. specified underlying medical condition, health care worker, critical or high-risk worker)

-Household contacts of quarantine and border workers

-Healthcare workers currently employed and not included in Phase 1a, including:

  • Doctors, nurse and midwives, allied health professionals and dental practitioners
  • All public and private staff
  • Health care workers in private practice
  • Community pharmacy staff
  • All workers providing in home and community disability aged care, including centre-based care.
  • Workers who regularly engage in person with those receiving aged care or those with a disability in phase 1a or 1b; including aged care assessment workforce, those conducting regulatory activities and advocacy services.
  • All health care workers in clinical settings, including students on placement
  • Onsite administrative staff in healthcare settings
  • Cleaners, kitchen staff and other ancillary staff in healthcare settings

-People with specified underlying medical conditions, including:

  • Poorly controlled blood pressure (defined as two or more pharmacologic agents for blood pressure control, regardless of recent readings)

  • Heart disease - including Ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies and pulmonary hypertension
  • Those with severe mental health conditions - including schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder
  • Chronic inflammatory conditions on medical treatments - including: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and similar who are being treated with Disease modifying anti- rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or immune-suppressive or immunomodulatory therapies. Generally, not inclusive of people living with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, myalgia encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome or similar non-immunocompromising inflammatory conditions.

  • Chronic lung disease - including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung
disease. Does not include Mild or moderate asthma

  • Diabetes

  • Severe obesity with a BMI ≥ 40kg/m2

  • Solid organ transplant recipients who are on immune suppressive therapy
  • Adult survivors of childhood cancers

  • Bone marrow transplant recipients or those on chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy or those on immune suppressive therapy for graft versus host disease

  • Haematological diseases or cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma - diagnosed within the past 5 years or on recently completed active treatment including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted anti-cancer therapy or with advanced disease regardless of treatment

  • Non-haematological cancer - diagnosed within the past 5 years or on recently completed active treatment including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted anti-cancer therapy or with advanced disease regardless of treatment
Primary or acquired immunodeficiency - including congenital causes of immunodeficiency and HIV/AIDS
  • Chronic renal (kidney) failure with a eGFR of <44mL/min (Does not include mild-moderate chronic kidney disease)

  • Chronic liver disease

  • Some neurological conditions - including Stroke, dementia, Multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy. Does not include migraine or cluster headaches

  • Those living with significant disability including Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury

-Critical and high-risk workers currently employed, including:

  • Emergency services personnel- front line police officers, fire and rescue personnel and corrective services officers
  • Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service Volunteers
  • Active Australian Defence Force personnel
  • Australian Government officials about to be deployed or currently deployed overseas on official government business
Workers involved in manufacture of AstraZeneca vaccine and distribution/delivery of COVID-19 vaccines
  • Workers at licensed meat processing businesses (this does not include retail settings, or butchers)

-Carers (paid and unpaid) OF:

  • a resident of an aged care facility or residential disability 
accommodation who is eligible under phase 1a 

  • a person 70 years and over who is eligible under phase 1b
  • a person with a specified underlying medical condition who 
is eligible under phase 1b 

  • a child with a specified underlying medical condition 
Disability and aged care support volunteers who provide support to people in their homes, respite care, educational, employment, leisure and/or residential settings, including those providing transport and advocacy services. 
People with a disability or with age-related conditions (e.g. early onset dementia) attending centre-based services (e.g. day programs, respite care, supported employment). 

-Licenced meat processing workers

  • Including abattoir workers, including attending veterinarians, workers in boning rooms, small goods manufacturers, Cold chain transport workforce, Seafood processing. It does not include retail workers including fishmongers and butchers. tail workers including butcher shops, fishmongers

Do I have to provide proof of eligibility?

Yes, for each criterion you will need to provide proof that you fulfil the requirements. These are different depending on which area of eligibility you are receiving the vaccine under.

Eligibility checker: can be accessed here.

Underlying Medical Conditions

  • For individuals attending their usual GP, the clinic’s records may be relied upon as evidence

  • My Health Record

  • A referral from treating GP or Specialist

  • Alternative medical records including:

    • A printout of an individual’s medical history as recorded in their clinical records

    • A printout of an individual’s chronic disease care plan; a discharge summary from a hospital or other medical facility; or

    • A valid script or medication prescribed to treat one or more of the relevant conditions

  • Where none of these are available, individuals may complete an Eligibility Declaration Form

All other categories

  • Proof of occupation (ID Card, letter from Employer) or Eligibility Declaration Form available here.

Which Vaccine will I receive?

We will be provided with the AstaZeneca vaccine by the Australian Government.

How many doses of the vaccine do I need to have?

For the AstraZeneca vaccine, you will need to have 2 vaccines, spaced 12 weeks apart.

I don’t have a Medicare Card OR I’m not a regular patient of this practice.

To receive a COVID-19 at our practice you will need to have a Medicare Card Number. If you don't have one you are still eligible for a vaccine but will need to attend a GP-Led Respiratory clinic.

If you are not a regular patient of ours and you are finding the wait time too long you are able to attend the GP Respiratory Clinics.

Information of where GP Respiratory Clinics are located can be found via the Australian Governments Eligibility Criteria Checker.

If you are eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine bookings for the Bondi Junction Respiratory Clinic can be made here

How can I prove that I've been vaccinated?

Your proof of vaccination can be accessed via Medicare online or via the Medicare app.

You can also ask us to print off a copy of your immunisation history statement.

Where can I access more information regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Please head to the Department of Health Website for more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.



- Cost of course is $2,900 -
- A $500 deposit is required to register for course (Form Below) -
- All Deposits are Non-Refundable -
- Remaining Balance Due 1st Day of Course -
- Register below by filling out the registration form - 
- You will be directed to deposit payment page -  
- Questions? Call 707.853.5385 or Email us at -

Thursday September 19th - Saturday September 21st

Thursday November 14th - Saturday November 16th