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Iowa Makeup Artist License Requirements

If you want to work as a professional makeup artist – or apply any type of make up or perform facial work for financial compensation, you probably want to know what it takes to earn your makeup artist license in Iowa.

Iowa requires that professionals earn their cosmetology or esthetician license to apply makeup for compensation in the state.

So if you are looking for a make up license, Iowa you have one if you plan to work in film, TV, theater, or photography related makeup positions.

To get details, you can visit our pages dedicated to Iowa cosmetology and esthetician programs:

Iowa cosmetology programs
Iowa esthetics and skin care programs

Many professionals take makeup artist programs, and enroll in cosmetology or esthetician training to fulfill licensing requirements.

In a cosmetology program you will learn makeup, hair, nails, and other facial techniques. Esthetician programs focus mostly on facial science, and typically have a makeup curriculum, since it is part of their occupational duties. Both types of programs can enhance your skills and expand your service offerings to clients.

Meeting the state requirement is important from a legal and business perspective. But having the best makeup artist training is the most important step in your success in this colorful area of beauty. That’s why we urge you to compare makeup artist programs, along with these other types of programs.

If you want to talk to schools that offer makeup artist programs about finding the right approach to education, contact the schools listed here to get started!

Education Requirements to Get a Makeup Artist License in Iowa

Cosmetology, esthetician, and makeup artist schools can provide a variety of skills and benefits, in addition to helping you meet state requirements. No matter which route you take, make sure the curriculum you choose includes makeup artist courses that apply to the type of work you want to perform. That’s part of the reason why you will want to review the curriculum of all the makeup schools in your area before enrolling.

Makeup Courses in IA may include:

• Color theory
• Facial structure
• Eyebrow and eyelash
• FX
• Bridal
• Seasonal
• Senior and male makeup
• Airbrush
• Editorial
• Character

How to get a Makeup Artist License Renewed in Iowa

If you earn your cosmetology or esthetics license to count as the equivalent of your makeup license, you will need to understand the renewal process to keep your professional status in check.

For cosmetologists and estheticians, Iowa lets you renew up to 60 days before your license expires, and you can renew up to 30 days after it expires – but there is a $60 late fee. The cost to renew is also $60, and the dates for doing so are no later than April 1 of even-numbered years.

To find out more about becoming a make up artist, contact the beauty schools listed here to receive more information today!

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You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.