Makeup Artist Licensing in Washington

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Washington Makeup Artist License Requirements

Do you have a passion for makeup and want to work in this creative area of beauty? If so, then you need to find out how to work legally in Washington. Since there is not an official (WA) makeup artist license, you will need to earn the equivalent, which is licensure in cosmetology or esthetics and skin care. Both of these types of programs can be good complements to your makeup artist programs. That’s why you’ll notice many beauty schools offer all three types of studies.

If you want to look into the makeup curriculum and requirements for estheticians and cosmetologists in Washington, use these links to start your research:

Cosmetology programs in Washington
Esthetician programs in Washington

Many makeup artist students take one of these paths to licensure while completing a make up focused program. When you speak with advisors at beauty schools, be sure to ask how they help students get the skills in makeup that clients and employers expect – while helping them prepare for licensure.

Want to know what opportunities makeup schools in your area of Washington have to offer? Contact the schools listed here to get the details.

Education Requirements to Get a Makeup Artist License in Washington

While there aren’t state requirements for makeup artist courses, you should choose a set of courses or program that is a good fit with your career interests. You will notice that courses can differ greatly from school to school. So can cost, financial aid options and career assistance. Ask questions about all these areas before making a decision.

Makeup courses in Washington:

• Television
• Editorial
• Film
• Theater
• Wedding
• Color theory
• Eyelashes and eyebrows

Makeup artist schools in your area may offer programs that can be completed in just a few weeks or months. While others may take up to a year or more, depending on the scope of the curriculum.

How to Get a Makeup License Renewed in Washington

No matter which path you take towards becoming a makeup artist, you will need to understand Washington’s renewal process. In this state, the cost to renew your cosmetologist or esthetician license is $55. If you fail to pay on time, you will be assessed a $110 late fee. If you let your license expire for more than a year, you’ll have to start the application process over from scratch. You must go through the renewal process every two years.

Are you ready to start charting your course to a successful career in makeup artistry? If so, contact the schools listed on this page to get started!

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