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Job Options For a Make-up Artist

If you enjoy being creative and you have always loved cosmetology why not explore a career as a makeup artist? There are lots of ways you can use training in makeup artistry to make money. Take a look at the following ideas for job options for a makeup artist to get your imagination started.

Work for Advertising Agencies

All advertising agencies need to hire the services of a skilled makeup artist. Every advertisement that uses people must have someone to make these people look great on television or in print. Working for an advertising agency can be exciting because you will always be called upon to work on a different project and you’ll constantly meet new people.

Work for Modelling Agencies

Another route you can take is to work for a modelling agency. These agencies need to have a makeup artist on staff as well because the models need to be polished according to the requirements of the particular shoot. You may be able to get more creative in this job because some fashion shots give a lot of room for the makeup artist to explore different looks.

Land a Job Doing Make-Up for Television

Makeup for television is actually a specialist area within cosmetology. If you want to work in a more demanding area this could be it. Television personalities need to be able to look great on location as well as on set and their makeup has to look fresh although they are constantly under bright hot lights. This means the makeup artist has to be available for touch ups between breaks.

Open a Make-up Studio

You can also use your cosmetology degree to open your own makeup studio. By investing further in your own business you take an even bigger step towards independence. You can either; open this from your own home, operate by making house calls or get a store front in a more commercial area. There may be times of the year that are busier than others. For instance, wedding season or graduation season can be extremely fast paced, but over time you can learn to find business in slower periods and handle the peak seasons with more finesse.

Work for a Salon or Spa Owner

Alternatively you can work as a freelance makeup artist for a salon or spa owner. This way you don’t have to take on the responsibility of the rent but you have the perks of being your own boss. Basically you would rent a chair or take bookings out of someone else’s spa or salon. Your service complements their own but does not provide competition so they work well along side each other.

There are so many options for working as a makeup artist that you are sure to find something you enjoy in the field.

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Kungfu123 wrote on February 21, 2015, 10:09 AM

It's such a pity that I am not good at this.

GemstonePink wrote on February 21, 2015, 12:18 PM

That would be one area of artistic talent that would such fun. You post is very helpful to many interested in using their creativity.

nataliajones wrote on February 23, 2015, 12:45 PM

Thanks for being so encouraging GemstonePink