Makeup Artist Licensing in Kentucky

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Kentucky Makeup Artist License Requirements

If you love makeup and want to work in a profession that lets you show off your creative flair, you are probably wondering what kind of make up artist license Kentucky professionals need to acquire.

In Kentucky, the equivalent of your ‘makeup license’ is earned by going one of two routes. You can either earn your cosmetologist or esthetician’s license to work in an occupation where you apply makeup for financial compensation.

To earn your cosmetologists license, you will need to complete 1,800 hours of training and education. For esthetician training and education requirements, you will have to complete 1,000 hours.

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Cosmetology programs in Kentucky
Esthetician programs in Kentucky

Now that you know what Kentucky makeup licensing requires of makeup artist professionals, you should really speak with makeup artist schools in your area that offer these types of programs. They can help you determine how to turn your interests and professional goals into an actionable plan for professional training.

Education Requirements to Get a Makeup Artist License in Kentucky

While you may not have a set criteria for makeup artist education requirements in Kentucky, you should consider the courses that will give you a well-rounded education. Having the best training in all areas of makeup artistry will help your job prospects as much as anything.

Makeup Artist courses in KY can include:

• Color theory
• Wedding
• Runway modeling
• Theater, Film and TV
• Airbrush
• Special effects
• Daytime/evening

Every program will have similar and unique makeup artist courses, so you will want to look at all your options. Be sure to also ask every school you speak with how they help you connect with prospective employers after you complete their makeup artist program.

If you choose a cosmetology program, you will also learn hair and nail skills. An esthetician program will give you more of a facial science based skillset. Both types of programs will include makeup artist curriculum, but may not be as extensive or beneficial as a makeup-focused program for your aspirations in the beauty industry.

How to Get a Makeup Artist License Renewed in Kentucky

Make up professionals need to consider license renewal whether they earn their cosmetologist or esthetician license in the state of Kentucky. While the process of renewing both of these is the same, the fees involved are not.

The cost to renew a cosmetologist license is $20, while the cost to renew an esthetician license is $50. These licenses must be renewed by July 31 each year.

Do you want to start working as a make up artist in Kentucky? Simply contact the makeup schools in your area today to learn how!

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