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For makeup artists, the human face and body are the canvas. Working in industries such as theater, fashion, the cosmetics industry and the media, makeup artists use paints, pigments, wigs and other tools to alter appearances. Because the career opportunities for makeup artists vary widely, training to become a makeup artist can offer a diverse set of options for graduates.

BeautySchools.com specializes in helping students find the right programs for aspiring beauty professionals. We make it simple for you to find programs in your area, so you can make the best decision for your education. Enter your zip code or click on your state below to get started!

Makeup Schools and Programs

Because the field of makeup artistry is so diverse, training takes many forms. Privately owned career and cosmetology schools offer training courses of varying lengths, ranging from three to six months or longer, on makeup and cosmetic artistry. Regardless of where you go you will practice on live models, and may also offer services to the public while in training.

Some community colleges offer makeup programs in cosmetology or aesthetics that have a makeup component. These programs can lead to an associate’s degree or a certificate in cosmetology with an emphasis on makeup. Large cosmetic companies and salons may also offer their own private makeup training programs of varying lengths, and online courses are also available.

Browse All Make-Up Artist Training Schools in the U.S.

East Hartford, CT
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
Wallingford, CT
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
Largo, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
St Petersburg, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training / Nail Technology
Layton, UT
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Mesa, AZ
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Phoenix, AZ
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training
Austin, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Boca Raton, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design / Electrology
Nanuet, NY
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training
Newburgh, NY
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Miami, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Electrology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Laser Training / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
San Francisco, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Sandy, UT
Cosmetology / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
Arlington, TX
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
Cromwell, CT
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
Linthicum Heights, MD
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
Maitland, FL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
Pompano Beach, FL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
St Petersburg, FL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
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Make-Up Artist Training
Oak Brook, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design / Teacher Training
Las Vegas, NV
Make-Up Artist Training
Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Kennesaw, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Plainville, CT
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Wethersfield, CT
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Midlothian, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Makeup Academy NYC – Accredited
New York, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Des Plaines, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Continuing Education
White Plains, NY
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Laser Training
Boise, ID
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Nampa, ID
Cosmetology / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Voorhees, NJ
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Boynton Beach, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Peoria, AZ
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Continuing Education
Ambler, PA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Philadelphia, PA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Stroudsburg, PA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Whitehall, PA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
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Make-Up Artist Training
Philadelphia, PA
Make-Up Artist Training
Howell, NJ
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Erie, PA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training

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Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training
5 T Beauty Academy – Accredited
Raleigh, NC
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Falls Church, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
New York, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Cooper City, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Nashville, TN
Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Provo, UT
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Burbank, CA
Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
Chicago, IL
Make-Up Artist Training
San Diego, CA
Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Haverhill, MA
Make-Up Artist Training
Garland, TX
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Altoona, PA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Electrology / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Rahway, NJ
Make-Up Artist Training
Miami, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
San Antonio, TX
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Laser Training
AML Academy – Accredited
Glendale, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design / Permanent Make-Up
Herndon, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Austin, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Arlington, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up
Milwaukee, WI
Make-Up Artist Training
San Gabriel, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Greensboro, NC
Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up
Des Plaines, IL
Make-Up Artist Training
Hollywood, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up / Electrology / Teacher Training
Doraville, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Washington, DC
Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Austin Kade Academy – Accredited
Idaho Falls, ID
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
West Chester, OH
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Indianapolis, IN
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Chapel Hill, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Columbus, OH
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Vancouver, WA
Make-Up Artist Training
Roanoke, VA
Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Pikesville, MD
Make-Up Artist Training
Hialeah Gardens, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Raleigh, NC
Make-Up Artist Training
Rochester, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Washington, DC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Braiding / Teacher Training / Salon Management
Hampton, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Kissimmee, FL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
City Of Industry, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Buffalo, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Voorheesville, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Sioux Falls, SD
Make-Up Artist Training
Dallas, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
Farmers Branch, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
San Antonio, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
Tampa, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Branford, CT
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Bridgeport, CT
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Bronx, NY
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Continuing Education
Brooklyn, NY
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Continuing Education
Levittown, NY
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Continuing Education
Orlando, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Murray, UT
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design / Permanent Make-Up / Electrology
Dearborn Heights, MI
Make-Up Artist Training
Vancouver, WA
Make-Up Artist Training
Charm Beauty School – Accredited
Dearborn Heights, MI
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Pittsburgh, PA
Make-Up Artist Training
Arnold, MD
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Tampa, FL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Denver, CO
Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
New York, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
New York, NY
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Clary Sage College – Accredited
Tulsa, OK
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training
Albany, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Saratoga Springs, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Downey, CA
Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Cerritos, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Orange, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Cosmotek College – Accredited
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training
Amherst, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
Reston, VA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up / Teacher Training
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up
Vacaville, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
Dolce The Academy – Accredited
Waterbury, CT
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Tampa, FL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Permanent Make-Up / Electrology / Laser Training
Woodbridge, VA
Cosmetology / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Norristown, PA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Dallas, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up
Medford, MA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
Hooksett, NH
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
Laconia, NH
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Somersworth, NH
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
Everett, WA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Shoreline, WA
Cosmetology / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Seattle, WA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Plano, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Paducah, KY
Make-Up Artist Training
Minneapolis, MN
Make-Up Artist Training
Brea, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Vancouver, WA
Make-Up Artist Training
Huntington Beach, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Cheektowaga, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Schaumburg, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Kansas City, MO
Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up
Tonawanda, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Chicago, IL
Make-Up Artist Training / Continuing Education
San Francisco, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Sarasota, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Arleta, CA
Make-Up Artist Training / Laser Training
Goodlettsville, TN
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Parkland, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Bridgeport, CT
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Queens, NY
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Fort Myers, FL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up / Electrology
Tucker, GA
Make-Up Artist Training
Garland, TX
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Jacksonville, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Charlotte, NC
Make-Up Artist Training
Winter Park, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Carrollwood, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Atlanta, GA
Make-Up Artist Training
Chantilly, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design / Teacher Training
El Paso, TX
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
North Richland Hills, TX
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
South Daytona, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
New York, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Ivy Glam Academy – Accredited
Virginia Beach, VA
Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
San Diego, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Orlando, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Dallas, TX
Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
National City, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Boston, MA
Make-Up Artist Training
Scottsdale, AZ
Make-Up Artist Training
Beverly Hills, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Agoura Hills, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Dallas, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
Las Vegas, NV
Make-Up Artist Training
Southlake, TX
Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Hialeah, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training
Miami, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Provo, UT
Make-Up Artist Training
Levittown, NY
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Santa Monica, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Lu Ross Academy – Accredited
Ventura, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Vienna, VA
Make-Up Artist Training
Naperville, IL
Make-Up Artist Training
Burbank, CA
Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
New York, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
San Francisco, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Denver, CO
Make-Up Artist Training
Mandalyn Academy – Accredited
American Fork, UT
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
San Diego, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Chicago, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
Oklahoma City, OK
Make-Up Artist Training
Master Academy – Accredited
Long Beach, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
Scottsdale, AZ
Make-Up Artist Training
MediaTech Institute – Accredited
Dallas, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
Memphis, TN
Make-Up Artist Training
Sacramento, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
North Hollywood, CA
Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Kissimmee, FL
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training
Orlando, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Lees Summit, MO
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Overland Park, KS
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Hayes, VA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Norfolk, VA
Make-Up Artist Training
Plainville, CT
Make-Up Artist Training
Naples, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up
New You Med Spa – Accredited
Gainesville, VA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Kissimmee, FL
Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up
Houston, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
Jacksonville, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Sacramento, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Boise, ID
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
New York, NY
Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Culver City, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Gloucester City, NJ
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
King of Prussia, PA
Make-Up Artist Training
New York, NY
Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Albuquerque, NM
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design / Teacher Training
Memphis, TN
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
North Haven, CT
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
San Diego, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
Schenectady, NY
Cosmetology / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training
Gloucester, NJ
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Orlando, FL
Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Greensburg, PA
Make-Up Artist Training
Pivot Point Academy – Accredited
Bloomingdale, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Elk Grove, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
San Diego, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Jacksonville, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Pro Beauty Academy – Accredited
Edison, NJ
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training
Annandale, VA
Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
New York, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Burlington, VT
Make-Up Artist Training
San Antonio, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
Voorheesville, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Branchburg, NJ
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Addison, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Riverside, CA
Cosmetology / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Upland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
West Covina, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Totowa, NJ
Make-Up Artist Training
Rosemead, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Atlanta, GA
Make-Up Artist Training
Tampa, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
Renton, WA
Make-Up Artist Training
Los Angeles, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Provo, UT
Cosmetology / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up
St. George, UT
Cosmetology / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up
West Jordan, UT
Cosmetology / Barbering / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up
Williamsville, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Knoxville, TN
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Richardson, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
Portland, OR
Make-Up Artist Training
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Vienna, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up / Teacher Training
Southfield, MI
Make-Up Artist Training
New York, NY
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Virginia Beach, VA
Make-Up Artist Training
Lyndhurst, OH
Make-Up Artist Training
Houston, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
New York, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Miami, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Albuquerque, NM
Make-Up Artist Training
Alexandria, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Mitchellville, MD
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
Jacksonville, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Houston, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
Jonesboro, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design / Hair Braiding / Teacher Training
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Make-Up Artist Training
Winsted, CT
Make-Up Artist Training
Orlando, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Albany, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Fresno, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Huntington Beach, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
West New York, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
West Allis, WI
Make-Up Artist Training / Permanent Make-Up / Hair Braiding
Maple Valley, WA
Make-Up Artist Training
Laguna Niguel, CA
Make-Up Artist Training
Orlando, FL
Make-Up Artist Training
Vuu's Beauty School – Accredited
Seattle, WA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Arlington, TX
Cosmetology / Make-Up Artist Training
Amherst, NY
Make-Up Artist Training
Parkersburg, WV
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
McAllen, TX
Make-Up Artist Training
Brandon, FL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training
Zara Academy – Accredited
Wenatchee, WA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training
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Make-Up Artist Training
School Accreditation

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.

Makeup Artist Licensing Information

Once you have completed a program through a makeup artist school and received a cosmetology degree or certificate you can become licensed by your state by taking the licensing exams administered either by the State Board of Cosmetology or the Department of Health. Many employers, especially in spa and salon settings where a wide variety of services is offered, prefer to hire licensed artists.

Although makeup artistry is a field that overlaps with other cosmetology careers, professional makeup organizations do exist. The International Make – Up Association grants certification to its members who pass a set of exams and provide an acceptable portfolio and evidence of training. Larger cosmetology organizations such as the American Beauty Association and the National Cosmetology Association also include makeup artists, offering professional support and education.

Necessary Makeup Artist Skills

After completion of a makeup artist school, you will have an understanding of color and design, as well as knowledge of human anatomy and the skin. As a professional in  the cosmetics industry, you may do demonstrations and makeovers to help sell products, or custom makeup work in salons or spas. Creativity is also a must, and chances are you got into the field because you love being creative in your daily life.  Additionally, trends are ever changing so you must be willing to stay current in the cosmetic industry.  Not just in makeup, but fashion and cosmetology as well.

Career Opportunities as a Makeup Artist

There are several employment options for you to pursue after completing your makeup artist school program.  You may choose to be employed by the media, working with broadcast journalists and other on-camera individuals to present the best look. In addition to applying makeup, you may be looked to assume a larger role, advising on wardrobe and hairstyles as well, or coordinating the work of all these different departments.

If you enjoy fashion, the fashion photography world may be the place for you.  In this capacity you may find yourself doing makeup for models in runway shows, or preparing subjects for photo shoots. In these fields, you will also be given the chance to work with a wide range of creative professionals, including photographers, designers and producers.

You may also be interested in pursing makeup artistry in theatrical industry, working closely with film or theater directors and producers to create specialized looks that illustrate a script. As a theatrical makeup artist, you may also work in the music industry, preparing performers for the stage.

If you become highly specialized, you may decide to work in a private practice that specializes in doing makeup for brides, speakers, presenters and other individuals in the public eye.

Makeup Artist Salary Information

Salaries for makeup artists vary widely, depending on the location and type of work. Those working in the entertainment and fashion worlds can command salaries of several thousand dollars a job, while those working privately or in small salons earn much less. With a wide range of career options, many of them highly flexible, the field of makeup artistry can offer many opportunities for creative work in a variety of settings.

Make-up artistry is made up of a variety of distinct categories. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the make-up artistry industry is broken down into the following main categories: Motion Pictures and Video Industries, Performing Arts Companies, Amusement Parks and Arcades, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Personal Care Services and Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. There are other smaller components of the industry; however, these listed ones are the groups with the highest percentages of industry employment. To put the other components into perspective, the Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services counts for .01% of industry employment and is still higher than the unlisted ones.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics divides each of these categories down even more by creating a section for both the hourly wage and the annual salary of employees in these fields. Individuals in Motion Picture and Video Industries make a mean hourly wage of $42.40 and a mean annual salary of $88,2000. The respective numbers are $29.28 and $60,890 for the Performing Arts Companies sector and $19.58 and $40,730 for the Amusement Parks and Arcades group. Individuals who work in the Personal Care Services can expect to make an average of $14.60 per hour or $30,360 per year. Numbers are unavailable for both the Radio and Television Broadcasting and the Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services fields. It is very important to note that these salary and hourly figures are only means of the entire industry. An individual could make a significant amount less or a significant amount more, and one of the factors that affects the wage is the location where the professional works.

Salaries for Make Up Artists Depends on Location

In addition to providing statistical information for the field broken down by specific industry, the Bureau of Labor Statistics goes on to demonstrate how the geographic location of the employee could significantly affect his or her income. The Bureau’s chart indicates that the states with the highest levels of employment in this field are New York, California, Ohio, Texas and Nevada. In the same way that the hourly and yearly wages were listed for each of the industries, there is also a chart dedicated to showing the means for each of the aforementioned states. In New York, the mean hourly wage is $44.90, and the mean annual salary is $93,390, while in California, the numbers are $35.21 per hour and $73,420 per year. $22.21 and $46,190 are the numbers for Ohio, and $20.51 and $42,650 are the numbers for Texas. Nevada rounds out the list with a mean hourly wage of $22.07 and a mean annual salary of $45,900.

Again, these numbers are only averages. Furthermore, these numbers are taking the entire field into account, as opposed to breaking it down into industries. Therefore, while one industry professional may earn over the mean in New York, a professional in a different industry may earn less than the mean in another state. The Bureau of Labor Statistics website for this field provides additional information on this matter for individuals who wish to conduct further research. For example, statistics on the wages and salaries in states such as Michigan and Massachusetts are also provided. The website also goes on to break down some of the areas of the states into the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, for example, to provide a more accurate idea of where the jobs are located in these states that report the highest paying figures for people in these diverse industries.