What happens when two stars collide? Well, if we talk about PMU stars, it’s guaranteed that their collaboration will lead to something very special. We are delighted to announce that in 2020 two legendary artists, Milla Rosen and Alina Soloveva, are starting their common educational project that will be held in the Institute of Micropigmentation in Atlanta!
Permanent makeup, being a relatively new direction comparing to some others, is taking the beauty industry by storm. It’s evolving every month: innovative techniques, modern devices, and of course, great artists, some of who have become real live legends of PMU.
One of such “wizards” in the industry is Milla Rosen. USSR-born Master in Engineering, she started her fairytale working with Trish McEvoy; after that, she got her esthetician license. As a big fan of art, Milla started doing permanent makeup about 20 years ago. To this day, she continues to improve her microblading and PMU skills by taking master-classes and training with greatest professionals from all over the world. Her experience as an esthetician combined with makeup background and engineering skills helps her create perfect and natural looking eyebrows and enhance the beauty of lips and eyes.
Now Milla runs the Elite Institute of Micropigmentation in Atlanta. The Institute helps people with skin discoloration issues; the scar camouflage and reconstructive micropigmentation procedures give clients a chance to feel confident again. These services are for those who need even skin tones and breast reconstruction or augmentation. There are also many clients with alopecia. The main aim is to help men and women suffering from hair loss, to empower them and to show that there is nothing wrong and nothing to hide. The exceptional results of her work made her not only one of the most competent technicians, but also a great business owner and trainer. She is also the head of Scalp Masters of Atlanta. Milla has all possible certificates from American Academy of Micropigmentation (AAM), including “Certified Micropigmentation Instructor”, so her Institute can provide master-classes for both experienced artists and beginners.
In 2015, Milla collaborated with top-ranked Russian PMU artist, Alina Soloveva. They held their first master-classes, but were so overwhelmed with working with clients in both countries that the idea of training was delayed for a while. They always kept in touch, though, and the thought of collaboration never left them. Milla and Alina really wanted to implement all the creative ideas they had connected with their project, and to set a very high bar first of all for themselves. This is how they decided to resume studies at the Institute with a bunch of new programs.
Alina Soloveva is a top-rated PMU artist with almost 20 years of experience. Having a degree in art and quite a lot of experience as a tattoo artist, Alina found her calling in the field of PMU. She is one of the most recognizable PMU artists in Russia, former Soviet countries and Europe. Alina runs one of the biggest tattoo salons in Moscow, a PMU studio and the magazine which you are reading right now – The PMU International magazine. By creating this magazine, Alina’s main aim was to increase the quality of permanent makeup education across the globe. The issues contain articles focused on artists, products and current trends in the PMU industry, as well as reports of PMU events and classes from all over the world. Alina is a judge at various PMU competitions; she also runs master-classes from Siberia to Brazil.
Alina’s highly developed artistic taste helps her to create the perfect shape of lips or eyebrows and to make the right choice of colors. She’s got lots of international awards for coloristic that show her achievements. Her absolutely fantastic and unique hair stroke technique made a revolution in brow modeling.
“Permanent makeup is getting more popular day by day and becoming available for pretty much everyone. After all, what would you prefer – to spend hours and hours in front of the mirror, or have one procedure of PMU? Lots of people choose the second option. There are certain pitfalls, though. You should pay more attention to the portfolio of the PMU artist you know nothing about. Professional skills are as important as the tools that this artist is using. You should remember that it is OK to ask any questions regarding PMU, even if they seem naïve, and expect proper and clear answers, because a good specialist must know everything about permanent makeup and tattoo”, – Alina remarks. She has a very large client base which includes famous actors, it-girls and popular bloggers. Her works are always accurate, delicate, very natural looking, and somehow different from what people see in PMU. Her uncanny approach is much appreciated by the clients.
Apart from being a remarkable PMU artist, Alina’s been teaching as a trainer for many years. One of her biggest projects, PMU Academy called “SOLO”, now remains one of the best PMU schools in Moscow. This is not just a typical training school; in fact, it is a new approach in the sphere of PMU education. The main aim of the educational program invented by Alina is to bring through the next generation of highly skilled and professional PMU artists. The Academy mainly focuses on practice. A lot of practice, to be precise. So far, there are about 700 students raised by the Academy successfully working around the world.
There are various programs for beginners or for experienced artists, developed with care and tested at the SOLO Academy.
Basic Course, which lasts 6 days. This course is held by teachers with 10 or more years of experience and includes classic PMU techniques as well as make-up basis. Students will be able to learn artistic approach in the PMU, the psychology of master-client relationships, and a lot of practice provided during the course will be enough to start students’ own work. Knowing of the rare ruses gives the opportunity to become a star in PMU.
Hair Stroke Technique Course, which lasts 3 days. This course consists of learning four types of brows’ hair styling, positioning of hand, color theory for hair strokes. It is focused on how to make hair strokes remain longer.
All Types of Shading, which lasts 3 days. The course includes eyeshades, color and light ombre gradations, and aquarelle, powder and pixel shadings.
Detailed Color Theory and PMU Correction Course, which lasts 3 days. Students will learn how to “read” and understand colors, correct older pigment, neutralize adverse colors and much more.
Areola Course. This course is for experienced artists and includes not only the coverage of scars and changing areola’s color, but also the creation of a 3D image.
Camouflage, Work with Scars and Cicatrix.
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