Lara Johnson is an established and world-renowned permanent make-up and micropigmentation artist based in Manchester and Cheshire.

Lara specialises in providing the very best for her clients, with many years experience and a skill-set acquired during time worked with the industry’s most revered artists both in the UK and overseas.

Lara also provides a number of exclusive courses, sharing her expertise with those who are new to the industry and existing professionals alike.

Having both a creative and artistic skilled background, Lara realised that permanent makeup was an industry that would suit her perfectly.


All of our courses are ABT approved.

Machine To Microblading

20 Hours Pre-course Study
1-2-1 Training
Tutor Live Demonstration
Practical Training
Live Models
Assessment Day
Case Studies
Full Support

6 Day Permanent Make Up Course

30 Hours Pre-course Study
Max class size 2-4 students
Theory Day
Tutor Live Demonstration
3 Days Practical Training
Live Models
1 Shadow Day
Assessment Day
Starter Kit
Case Studies
Full Support

Advanced PMU Machine Training – 1 Day Course

1-2-1 Training
Brow Mapping
Brow design and hair patterns
Tutor Live Demonstration
Practical Live Model training
Case Studies
Full Support


September 25, 2018

Hosting Perma Blend’s first UK Colour Theory Workshop Presented by Gemma Winstanley

This month we were delighted to host the UK’s very first Perma Blend Colour Theory Workshop here at our Cheadle SPMU Training Academy. Read on to […]


  • I have just recently started my training with lara and the team it has been amazing over the three days met some beautiful people and have started my new venture in learning microblading with the talented lara. I look forward to learning more and taking as much as I can out of this experience to enable me to become the best I can be. Thank you for all I have been taught my new knowledge and for making me friendships. It's was a lovely three days training. Can't wait for the next chapter xxxxx
  • I came as a model for the trainees and they all made me feel comfortable having my eyebrows done! I was a little nervous but soon felt at ease.. the tutors were very good with the students and reassuring, would highly recommend anyone to go to Larra..!
  • Lara is always incredibly helpful and shares her knowledge, wanting the best for all in the industry. I would highly recommend her for treatments and training.
  • Lara is the BEST!!! a true professional Semi Permanent Makeup artist, a perfectionist, careful and meticulous. I wasn't a particularly ideal client to start with , having previously had the most awful tattooed on eyebrows, uneven and in dark brown ink , plus scarred tissue after having had several laser treatments to remove the old ink, so this time around I did my research very carefully , I had to travel to see Lara ....I'm so glad I did as I have no regrets whatsoever and I absolutely LOVE my brows  ....Lara has put her heart and soul into transforming my brows into beautiful , shaped, natural brows I've only ever dreamed of having!!...... I'm so happy I cried when when I got home , happy tears of course! .....Lara spent lots of time to measure, pencil, tweak and refine the perfect brow shape suitable for my face shape and my approval, Lara also took lots of photos and was very reassuring. Numbing cream was applied but seriously it wasn't that bad at all just a slight scratching sensation and the odd sting. Lara then took time to mix a custom colour for me to work with my pale skin and light blonde hair. I have very little brow hair to begin with and also scarred tissue from laser treatment plus a very faint line from previous tattoo. Lara has worked her wonders and has proven yet again just how talented she is, I've viewed lots of her previous work , its pays to do your research and check your technicians reviews first. I'm over the new moon with my new brows, they have completely transformed my face and given me lots of confidence, thank you Lara. I know I will definitely be seeing Lara again for a top up and I should like to highly recommend Lara Johnson to anyone seeking a skilled Semi Permanent Makeup Artist. DO IT !! you'll be so happy 
  • After thorough research i went to Lara as a client for combination brows 4 years ago. She is amazingly talented and professional. Top of her game in my opinion. On seeing her career progress to running her own training academy. It was a no brainer to choose her Microblading course for beginners for my plans for a new career. The training was exceptional, a class of only 3. It was in depth, fun and personal to your needs. Receiving one to one tutoring on live models. You also receive continued support after training, which is much appreciated and comforting in a new & daunting future.. I met some lovely people in the 3 days, and look forward to a future in Microblading. Thank you to you all 
  • I have recently done the beginners Microblading course with the very talented and lovely, Larra Johnson. I was trained in digital machine brows last year with another company who are up there as being the best in the business and all I will say is that I wish I had of found Larra first. Wow. The training is bespoke, the class room is small and you are lavished with the attention and help that you need. Having Larra there herself speaks volumes about her passion and ethos about her work and her training. There are places where you will never get to see the person behind it all even when you've paid double or triple what I paid for this course.
    I am a total Microblading convert now, my machine is redundant! I cannot wait to do more training in the future with one of the loveliest lady's in the business. Thank you Larra and all the girls that made my training so much fun
  • I trained with Lara this year for the beginners microblading course, and I absolutely loved it! She couldn't be more helpful and thorough with her knowledge. The classes are only a small group so you get the attention you need. Even after your training she is there if you need anything and to go back for a shadowing day. She puts real confidence in your work and I couldn't recommend her enough.
  • I have trained with Lara this year for microblading, I did my research on Microblading training and so pleased I came across Lara. She has taught me so much within such a short time of starting a new career in semi permanent make-up! Lara is an amazing trainer, with so much support to give you! Thank you so much xx
  • I was in yesterday as a model for Emma Cohen and I am chuffed to bits with my brows. The whole process was so easy and comfortable and the trainers were so lovely and made me feel at ease all the way through! Emma did a brilliant job and I can’t wait to go back for my top up in Jan!
  • I was in yesterday as a model for microblading, first I'd like to say a massive thank you for allowing me the opportunity. I absolutely LOVE my brows, I finally have some I was made to feel at ease & was made very comfortable, everything g was explained brilliantly to me. And I look forward to going back in 5 weeks for my top up
  • Absolutely over the moon from step 1 - top up treatment amazing iv seen botched jobs and was very unsure .. trust me larra is amazing thankyou so much no more pencil for me so glad I had no problems during healing process this couldn't of gone any better for me my shape and colour is perfect x
  • I acted as a brow model for Lara in January after finally being brave enough to take the plunge! I had been following her for over twelve months and could see just how good she is. Well, five weeks on and I could not be happier with my brows. She took so much care over the fine details, and is a perfectionist when it comes to her work. I am due to return for my top up soon, and actually cannot wait for my final treatment. Listening to her tutor her students filled me with confidence that those ladies would also go on to be successful in their careers. Lara was patient and explained everything thoroughly. I would highly recommend her for microblading. Thank you Lara! X