Being in the beauty blogging industry for a couple of years, I have always wanted to dabble into a career that could help change lives and especially in the beauty area hence when I came across Ouni.kr, I thought why not learn a skill that could maybe land me a job that would allow me to fuel my passion.
When I first heard about Ouni.kr, I was skeptical as there are no Korean academies around and they were the only one. However I later got to know that they are a franchise from Korea and has expanded quickly in other countries already. They also provide a recognised certification at the end of the courses.
There are several courses available. I took the Ouni 5+1 Korean Semi Permanent Make up and skincare course. Prices wise, I suggest you contact them directly. You might wish to check out the course structure below:
Here’s some of the before and after looks of the different procedures done to the real life models. Some were done by the teacher and some were done by students. The teacher would perform the procedure in front of us students.
The course I took costs around 2k+ which includes course materials. Besides being an academy, they also distribute cosmetics and materials which you can purchase from them when you start your business. I will answer some of the FAQs I came across when I was taking this course:
WHAT DID WE LEARNT
First and Second day, we learnt about semi-permanent makeup both theory and practical. We first learnt about how to create the outline of the brows before filling in the brow color. There was two techniques learnt – traditional and modern wu mei. These two techniques required two different tools and could be done manually or by machine. It was easier to go forward to lip and eyeliner after learning the brows as its the same technique just different areas. We were given faux skin to practise on.
Third Day was several demo sessions by the teacher. Fourth and Fifth Day we had real life models to do on. The models just kept coming in! We also learnt how to handle customers and their issues along the way. If you are unable to pick up everything during the class, you are welcome to return to the next intake to enhance your skills. This is how committed Ouni.kr is.
During the last day of class, we learnt face and body skincare techniques such as Korean Water Shine Covered BB glow skin treatment and more.
Here is the before and after of the Korean Water Shine Covered BB glow skin treatment.
DO YOU THINK ITS WORTH IT
Honestly, in this volatile economy, it is quite difficult to find a decent job that you enjoy and most young people around are finding it easier to do their own business instead. This is definitely a skill that you can always fall back on if say you can’t find a job.
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF THE COURSES
It costs 2k++ and includes course materials.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS COURSE AND OTHER SIMILAR COURSES OUT THERE
For a start, I spoke to some other students taking the course who have previously learnt from elsewhere and they mentioned that our course syllabus is more up to date and in trend. We also have an abundance of real life models to test our skills on. Our teacher actually guide us through step by step and gave us ample guidance on how to perform on real life models.
WHO SHOULD COME AND LEARN
Many existing salon owners have come to learn. This course can serve as a beginner course or a refresher for experienced beauticians. If you are looking to start your own mini house business or even wish to expand your current line of services, this would be for you!
IS THE TEACHER EASY TO UNDERSTAND
Even though she is Korean, she does speak very good Chinese and English. There is also an assistant teacher that is fluent in English and Chinese to translate and help out in the class.
HOW IS THE CLASS CONDUCTED
There are around 10 students in my class and the ration is about 1 teacher to 10 students.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INCLUDE
It includes theory lessons, practise sessions and hands on training on real life models.
WHICH COURSE IS RECOMMENDED
I would definitely go for the entire 6 days course as I think its just a short period of time and it isn’t too expensive too.
OVERALL THOUGHTS ON THE COURSE
Being quite shy, I like that this course builds up my confidence in performing on real life models. I think this is the biggest hurdle I had to go through because I am very scared of causing physical pain to others hence I am really thankful that I have the teacher to guide me step by step in how to create perfect brows without causing too much pain. It was not only about making it pretty for the customer but also putting her at ease and lessening her “suffering” and pain during the procedure too. In addition, I find it very satisfactory when I finished the brows of my model. You can see the before and after look of my model below.
Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions!