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Permanent Makeup Programs in Hawaii

Hawaii is a place where people do new and exciting things. Maybe they try skydiving, go scuba diving, get married, or get a tattoo. What does this mean for you? It means that you can use your beauty career to work with tons of different people and take on new challenges every day.

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Kailua-Kona, HI
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Hair Design / Teacher Training
Honolulu, HI
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Kahului, HI
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Hair Design / Teacher Training
Honolulu, HI
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Honolulu, HI
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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.

A rapidly growing beauty specialty in Hawaii is permanent makeup. Despite its name, this specialty doesn’t use any actual makeup—actually, it is very similar to tattooing. You use the same tools and pigments. Depending on the client, you may make a dramatic change or just bring a little bit of youth back to their face.

Are you ready to start a career where your work lasts a lifetime? Take the first step now and check out permanent makeup programs in Hawaii.

Education Requirements for Permanent Makeup in Hawaii

Almost every beauty career is regulated in Hawaii, which is the case for permanent makeup! However, as of 2015, the regulations for permanent makeup artists in this state are now much more relaxed than they used to be. You do not have to complete an approved training program to apply for licensure. This doesn’t mean that you don’t need training—in fact, since this field is very technical, you definitely should attend a permanent makeup program. However, you can choose one that gives you the skills that are most useful to you.

You no longer need to take an exam or provide proof of education to become licensed in Hawaii. The Hawaii State Department of Health expects you to meet the following standards and submit the following forms:
• Proof of completion of a blood-borne pathogen course
• Application for New Tattoo Artist License
• $75 fee
• Tuberculosis and Syphilis Report Form

Once you have submitted these documents, the state administers your tattoo artist license. You can use this license to work in any state-approved facility in Hawaii.

As you compare permanent makeup programs in Hawaii, look for programs that offer training in many different types of permanent makeup. While most procedures focus on facial procedures, you may also have clients who have suffered skin damage as a result of disease or injury. In those cases, you want to be comfortable working with other parts of the body. Hands-on experience should be a big part of any training program, since the work you do in this specialty is difficult to reverse.

Working as a Permanent Makeup Artist in Hawaii

With your training behind you, it’s time to break out the tattoo needles and start working. You may find the most success as a permanent makeup artist in a large metropolitan area or a resort area, as these are the places where tourists tend to spend their time. Look for job openings at tattoo parlors, spas, salons, and resorts. The amount of money you can earn depends a lot on where you work and how high-end it is.

In Hawaii, the demand for skin care specialists is growing more quickly than the amount of skin care specialists in this state. Through the year 2022, job openings for skin care specialists may jump 34% in Hawaii (O*Net, 2016). Skin care professionals in Hawaii earn a median income of $23,400 annually (O*Net, 2016).

With a tattoo artist license, you may get to be a leader in one of the newest beauty specialties in the United States. Check out different permanent makeup programs in Hawaii below and contact local schools for more information.