You love makeup. You love learning about new trends and trying the latest techniques on yourself and your friends. What if you want to turn your love for makeup into a career? The good news is there are a number of career options for makeup artists. Once you learn the tips and tricks of the trade and master the skills involved, you’ll be on your way to starting a beautiful new career. Here are some tips to get you there.
When it comes to makeup artistry, nothing replaces hands-on, real-world experience. Practice different techniques on your friends, your family, people with different face shapes, skin types, ages, etc. If you can get a job at a makeup counter or store where you can practice your craft, do it.
Study different makeup artists and determine who your role models are. Check out beauty blogs and videos to see what looks and trends you like most, what styles of makeup you prefer, and work on developing your own signature style.
If you are serious about becoming a professional makeup artist, consider different cosmetology, makeup or skincare programs, do your homework, and determine which one is right for you. At Shore Beauty School, our cosmetology program will teach you all about hair, skincare, nails and makeup! Or you can enroll in our skincare program and learn facial massage and treatments, makeup techniques and body treatments. Our hands-on beauty clinic will let you get all the practice you need on real clients, and our expert instructors can teach you way more than you can ever learn on a YouTube video.
Once you have some experience doing makeup, it’s time to build a portfolio so you can show potential employers and clients what you can do. Gather some awesome, well-lit photos of your best work, and upload them to your online portfolio so you can share your talents with the world.
You can also share the link to your portfolio, stunning photos, rave reviews, special promos and discounted rates on social media to spread the word about your new makeup venture. When you are first starting out, take whatever jobs come your way to build up your experience, gain references and referrals, and build a clientele.
If you’re ready to get on the path to turn your love of makeup into a fun and fabulous career, Shore Beauty School can help! Our Cosmetology and Skincare programs can prepare you for a beautiful future. Schedule a virtual tour today, contact us to learn more, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635.