Few careers offer the fun, flexibility, creativity and career opportunities as that of a makeup artist. Professional makeup artists are “cosmetic beauty experts” who understand how to use various application techniques and color palettes to diminish the appearance of flaws and bring out a client’s best features. Makeup artists must also stay on top of the latest trends in the cosmetics industry to ensure they’re giving their clients the most up-to-date looks.
In the field, a makeup artist may be hired to work in a salon, a spa, a modeling agency, a performing arts company or on the set of a television or motion picture production. Where makeup artists work depends mostly on their specialty, which could include the application of performance or theatrical makeup, special effects makeup or makeup for special events. A makeup artist may also choose to expand her skills by getting trained in skin care (esthetics) or manicuring.
There is no shortage of demand for skilled makeup artists. As a professional makeup artist, you can look forward to:
If you’re interested in becoming a makeup artist, your first step should be to enroll in an accredited cosmetology school such as Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy. Jolie Academy has a solid reputation for producing top-notch graduates in the fields of cosmetology, manicuring and esthetics. All of our programs are accredited and designed to meet the unique licensing requirements of the states in which our students study. Between the comprehensive classroom study and the hands-on experience, Jolie graduates are more than prepared to work in the beauty industry after graduation -- whether they choose to work as hairdressers, makeup artists or nail technicians.