Fundamental Online Microshading & Ombre Brow Training

Make this your first six-figure year with microshading!

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Admit it. You’ve been interested in semi-permanent makeup, probably microshading, but you’re struggling to commit to a career change. Your head is full of thoughts like: Will I make enough money? What if I don’t get any clients? Are people that interested in semi-permanent brows?

We understand what it’s like to be frustrated, unhappy and terrified of starting over. You keep telling yourself that you don't have time or can’t afford to lose the security of your current job. But microshading and/or ombre brows and entering the beauty industry is something that we all know you want to do.

What if we told you that you could learn how to create beautiful semi-permanent brows online at your own pace? You wouldn’t need to travel or try to cram all the information in two days at a workshop. You can position yourself to build a six-figure business in 6-months around your schedule.


Introducing Color Lab Academy, an online microshading and ombre brow course for anyone looking to go from $0 to six figures in 12 months.

Did you know that Google searches for "microblading/shading" increased a whopping 800% from 2016-2017? From 140,000 searches in 2016 to 820,000 searches in 2017 and over 1.8 million searches for 2018. 2019 saw an increase in searches for "ombre brows" as this newest method is taking the beauty world by storm! The clients are plenty and the demand for highly skilled artists is at an all time high. What are you waiting for?



Course Curriculum

  Welcome to Color Lab Academy Online
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  1. What are Microshading/ Ombre Brows?
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  2. Before Procedure: Client Consultation
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  4. Hygiene
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  8. Preparation: What you need to know
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  10. After-care
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  11. The Healing Process
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  12. Touch-up Session
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The Color Lab Academy online training is a brand new concept of teaching the techniques using a classroom system in a specially designed online training program.

Can you imagine...

  • A $200+ hourly rate doing something that you enjoy?
  • Success and financial freedom on your own terms?
  • Creating your own schedule and designing a life that you love?
  • More time with your family and the work-life balance you've always craved?

Because we want you to succeed in this industry, we've included the following perks to assist you during your training:

  • ACCESS TO CURRICULUM FOR 6 MONTHS for you to come back and reference your lessons as needed
  • 90 DAYS OF SUPORT through direct communication with Master Artist, as questions will arise during your training and want to provide you with answers as you learn
  • LIFETIME ACCESS to closed Facebook group for our students to receive continued support via your peers and tips/ tricks from Color Lab NYC master artists
  • SOCIAL MEDIA tips and tricks to gain the kinds of clients who want to pay you for your services
  • BUSINESS TIPS to get your brand started should you want to go into business for yourself
  • ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS through our partners for: supplies, website/ landing page development, logo design, business development, and more


Your Instructor

Nneka Garel-Portes
Nneka Garel-Portes

Nneka Garel-Portes is a wife, mom of 4, and the owner, Master Brow Artist and trainer for Color Lab NYC. With years of service in the beauty industry under her belt, she has quickly become one of NYC’s leading semi-permanent brow artists because of her ability to create bespoke brows for a very diverse client base.

Having acquired a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Scranton, Nneka spent years working in corporate America, then for the City of New York, but felt she wasn’t walking in her purpose. After soul searching and realizing life was meant to be lived in passion and service, she decided to take a leap of faith by following her passion for beauty.

As a New York State licensed esthetician, Nneka believes in the power of education and has trained with several industry experts in the fields of microblading and ombre brows (microshading), and continues to do so annually.

Nneka's dedication to Color Lab NYC and her clients has catapulted her to become highly sought after, and provided her the opportunity to now have a storefront location in Brooklyn, a studio in Manhattan, an educational academy and now this creative online program. She started Color Lab Academy after recognizing that many practitioners weren’t getting the hands-on experience they needed to perform microblading and microshading competently, confidently and successfully. She felt compelled to teach to ensure women like herself gained the proper knowledge and techniques to flourish. Her passion for teaching is unparalleled which led her to create this program which allows a global audience the opportunity to obtain financial freedom all while doing something they absolutely love. Her students have gone to open successful semi-permanent makeup studios of their own in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and New York.

"Thanks to the Color Lab NYC Academy, I went from a waitress relying on tips to now opening my first salon. My revenue for 2017 was $103,000 in just 10 months after training! This has transformed my life!"

- Madeline Pax, Owner, Brow It Up

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be an Esthetician or Cosmetologist to offer microshading/ ombre brows?
No, you do not have to be an esthetician or cosmetologist to perform microshading/ ombre brows. What you will have to figure out is if the city/ county you plan to work in requires a tattoo license to operate. We do assist those who reside in the United States with resources to tattoo licensure. Residents outside of the United States will need to check in with their local health departments or governing boards for further information.
When does the course start and finish?
The course begins immediately after enrollment and is broken up into modules spread across 14 days for those who've chosen to pay in full. For those on the payment plan, the course begins immediately and is spread over 90 days. ALL students will have access to the course for a total of 6 months from the time of enrollment so as to revisit content as needed.
What if I'm confused or need help as I make my way through the course?
We are here for you! We have developed an exclusive Facebook group which we will give you instructions on upon enrollment allowing you to access the Master Artist directly. In fact, the Master Artist has an obligation to reply to all messages within 48 hours. This is where you will share your progress photos, concerns, questions, etc. For 90 days, you will have the ability to work at your own pace and contact us for clarification. In addition, you will have access to the course content for 6 months AND lifetime access to our closed Facebook page for students only!
How do I know this is for me?
Whether you’re someone who has already taken one of our live courses, or classes with another company, or even someone who has absolutely no experience in beauty, we’re ready to share our exclusive techniques and strategies with you! Imagine yourself, on your own schedule, making an average of $650 per client! Whether you’re a student, a busy parent, or an accomplished beautician who simply wants to expand: our Microshading/ Ombre Brow online training is for you! Semi-permanent brow sessions, on average, can range between $400-$1,500 per client depending on the experience and location of the technician.
Why should I take the course online?
- Saving on travel costs AND your precious time - We mail you a complete supplies kit to your home; enough for 15-20 clients - No need to attend live training for a few days just to forget half of the information weeks later - Revisit information as many times as you like for 180 days - Practice whenever and wherever you want - Precise and dedicated DAILY guidance from the Master Artist via our Facebook support group
Is this course refundable?
The course is non-refundable due to its digital nature.
Do you supply a kit for this course?
Normally, yes. Due to COVID-19, we will NOT be shipping kits out. Instead, we are offering the course at 50% off using code: HALFOFF and this will allow you the opportunity to use the money saved to purchase a kit. We provide details of all materials used and where to purchase them within this course.

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