Do you enjoy applying makeup to yourself and your friends and family? Do you want to become a makeup artist? If you just said yes to both questions, here are some tips you can use to launch your career in makeup artistry.
Tips for Aspiring Makeup Artists
If you’re wondering how to start a career in the makeup industry, these tips can help you get started:
Practice makeup application: Makeup application is a skill, and it takes years to develop the technical skills required to create high-quality beauty looks. Practice all your skills over and over again. Perfect your favorite techniques and learn skills that don’t come easily and take more effort to accomplish. You’ll need all kinds of makeup skills and techniques when you enter the beauty industry,
Enroll in beauty school: A formal beauty education helps you expand your skill set and beauty knowledge. For example, if you enroll in Brillare’s esthetics program, you learn about comprehensive skin care along with makeup artistry. When you learn additional skin care skills in beauty school, you can use them to keep clients’ skin healthy as you create beauty looks for them.
Follow makeup artists and trends on social media: Aspiring makeup artists use social media for two main reasons: to follow professional makeup artists and beauty trends, and to build their own brands. Research makeup artists who work with your favorite celebrities or create your favorite products and follow them on their social media accounts. Learn about what they do and find a few to use as role models for your career journey. Also follow local makeup artists in your area that you admire and your fellow beauty school students. Along with following other makeup artists, you should follow trends you see popping up in your feed. You can follow hashtags for the trends you like and use those hashtags when you post those looks.
Build your social media brand: Be sure to post your work to social media and build your personal brand because your social media accounts can serve as a work portfolio. Showcase the looks you’ve created and emphasize any specialities you have, such as creating beauty looks for certain demographics or skin types. Your social media presence can help you find job opportunities and show previous work to potential employers. It also helps you differentiate yourself from all the other makeup artists out there.
Consider your career options: Do you know what type of makeup artist you’d like to be after you complete your formal training? You could work in a salon or spa, or you could specialize in theatrical makeup or TV makeup for local news programs. Look at the career options that interest you, but also keep your options open because your interests could change as you progress through your career. Also, take as many jobs as you can. Work as a freelance makeup artist to build your experience. Do everything you can to build your skills and experience to get the career opportunities you want.
Enroll at Brillare today to begin learning new skills and launching your beauty industry career.
Brillare helps aspiring makeup artists through our esthetic and cosmetology programs, which provide hands-on training from day one forward. We help you learn how to build a book of business along with makeup and skin care skills and techniques. We also provide all our students with professional-grade kits they can take throughout their careers. You can bring your kit to any job you get and use its tools to help your clients. Overall, we support you as you receive your formal training so you can enter the beauty industry with confidence.
Become a Makeup Artist at Brillare Beauty Institute
If you want to become a professional makeup artist and you’re ready for formal training, reach out to us today. Come train at our Chattanooga or Cleveland location and learn how to become a beauty professional. Use our hands-on training and educational resources to find your ideal career opportunities. We help you gain the skills and confidence you need to enter the beauty industry’s job market and succeed after you graduate from Brillare.