Benefits To Becoming A Makeup Artist
If you have ever wondered whether or not you should become a professional makeup artist, then this article is for you. More than anything we want you to choose a career field that makes you jump out of bed in the morning excited about what you are privileged to get to do all day. This article is going to walk you through some of the specifics about life as a makeup artist. It is our hope that after reading this you will know for sure whether or not makeup artistry is for you!
Before we get started, we’d like to remind you that there is a distinct difference between a Makeup.School Certification and a Cosmetology License. Some think that they are one in the same; they are not. If you’d like some clarification on the differences, you can check out our article Distinction Between a Makeup.School Certification and a Cosmetology License.
Now that we’ve cleared that up, like any career, becoming a successful makeup artist requires passion and a dedication to excellence in your field. This is a career where it is vital that you have a great deal of discipline and internal drive. You’re not going to have a boss drumming up business for you; you are going to have to land your own clients. You are going to be responsible for making sure you have all of the tools you need and for getting yourself to jobs on time. You will also be responsible for collecting money from your clients. If you are self-motivated and goal oriented, you will most certainly go far as a makeup artist.
Some of our prospective students ask if they are too old or too young to become makeup artists. The short answer is no. While some states require that you be at least 18 years of age to work as a makeup artist, there is nothing stopping you from building your knowledge base until that time. YouTube has some great starter videos that will help you learn the basics of makeup artistry and can also give you a head start on learning what the best tools are for the trade. As far as being too old to become a makeup artist, our outlook is if you have a passion for makeup artistry and will honestly love what you do every day, then go for it! The only thing stopping you is you. Young or old, makeup artistry is for everyone who has a love of helping others look and feel their best.
Earlier, we mentioned some of the more demanding aspects of becoming a makeup artist. Now we’d like to take a few moments to focus on some of the incredible perks.
Probably our favorite perk to the job is meeting new people. We work in so many environments from weddings to movie sets to fashion shows. Along the way, we not only get to log some amazing travel miles, but we also meet some of the best people imaginable. Whether we’re helping a bride look beautiful for her big day or applying makeup on Brad Pitt for a blockbuster movie, every client is unique and being able to be a part of their lives is extraordinary.
Another perk to being a makeup artist is the benefit of making your own schedule and being able to hand-pick who you work with. There are very few jobs out there that offer this opportunity and it’s one that we as makeup artists never take for granted. Imagine having a career where you know that virtually everyone you will be working with will be one more incredible experience you can log in your book of life! Yeah, sounds pretty good to us too!
Along with being able to make your own schedule, there is infinite income possibilities working as a makeup artist. To learn more, check out our article How Much Can You Really Earn as a Makeup Artist.
As you can see, becoming a makeup artist has its benefits and drawbacks just like any other career. If you can see yourself as a professional makeup artist, if you truly have a passion for the work and love being around exuberant, vivacious people, and if you are highly self-motivated, then this is absolutely the career for you.
If this article has gotten you super-excited about becoming a makeup artist, we invite you to check out our professional makeup training program here at Makeup.School. We would love to add you to our family of successful Makeup.School graduates!
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