10 MIND-BLOWING CAREER PATH FOR MAKEUP ARTIST
So you want to learn a new skill, and after much deliberation, you’ve decided that makeup artistry is the best option for you, or you’ve recently graduated from a makeup school, congratulations!
You’re probably on the internet looking for ways to advance your makeup career and, of course, make money and become a household name in the industry.
The makeup industry is a multi-billion dollar industry with a lot of profits to be made, so it’s reasonable to assume that the sky is the limit for everyone who wants to shine.
As a makeup artist myself (you can book me here)I was once in your shoes, I understand how overwhelming starting up can be.
There are varieties of career opportunities/path /options in the makeup industry that a beginner like you can pursue, pay close attention to this post as I guide you through excellent ways to kick off your career as a makeup artist.
10 Successful Career path for makeup artist In The Beauty Industry
Freelance makeup artist
As a freelance makeup artist, the possibilities are endless; and I mean who doesn’t want to be their own boss?
Starting a career as a freelance makeup artist is one of the simplest things you can do, and it allows you to explore several niches in the industry. You have the choice of taking jobs as they come up.
It can be difficult to find paid gigs as a freelance makeup artist these days, so you must be on your game. Make sure your amazing makeup skills set you apart from the rest of the crowd.
Runway Makeup Artist
I’m sure you’ve read of or even seen runway shows. Have you ever wondered how the models get their makeup? For runway shows, there are makeup artists who specialize in making the models look glamorous.
This style of makeup work can be stressful because you must be constantly on your toes and work quickly, and you must also have a wide range of skills in producing bold and provocative looks.
BRIDAL MAKEUP ARTIST
The wedding day is a very special day for most women, and they are willing to go to great lengths to look their best.
Thousands of photographs are taken on the wedding day, so it’s important to look good .
In a country like Nigeria, where parties are prioritized, bridal makeup artists are becoming increasingly common, you should consider pursuing a career in bridal makeup.
Red carpet and celebrity makeup artist
These type of makeup artists have the opportunity to work with big names in different industries; some of these big names can choose to work with you only once or hire you to do their makeup on a regular basis.
A very good example of this is Anita brows and Toke makinwa. Anita does Toke’s makeup done every single time.
Celebrities’ photographs are often circulated around the world, so they must always appear beautiful in their photographs hence the need for good makeup artists
salon and spa makeup artist
Working as a salon and spa makeup artist entails working with experts such as experienced cosmetologists, estheticians, beauticians, cosmetologists, hairstylists, and other industry professionals, giving you the chance to mingle with brilliant minds in the beauty industry.
This is an excellent way to begin your makeup career because it allows you to explore their client base by presenting your services to them.
Let’s say you have a spot at a saloon and someone comes in to have their hair done. They can easily switch to the makeup department and get their makeup done by you.
PRINT MAKEUP ARTIST
I’m sure you’ve seen how beautiful people appear in commercial videos and photos.
When creating advertisements, the focus is not solely on the goods being promoted the models in the ads need to look nice.
If you want to be a print makeup artist, you’ll have to work closely with photographers and models. They’ll always have a mood board in mind, so you’ll have to be willing to bends rules to please them.
To get jobs as a print makeup artist, you’ll need to be a pro at networking and meet people in the advertising industry.
MAKEUP COMPANY SALES REP
As the popularity of makeup grows, new makeup companies emerge, necessitating the hiring of sales representatives.
These makeup brands tend to hire people with makeup experience as sales representatives. To be effective as a makeup sales agent, you must have both makeup and sales skills.
If you are willing work as a makeup artist/sales rep for someone else, you can look into this opportunity as well.
People who find satisfaction and enjoyment in teaching others how to do makeup are referred to as makeup educators. If you have attended a makeup school/ academy, you should be very familiar with this makeup career path.
These individuals teach students how to become certified makeup artists, as well as others who want to practice makeup for personal use.
This form of makeup career is extremely lucrative, particularly in the digital era, where you have students from all over the world.
Makeup classes are being organized via Zoom, Whatsapp, and Telegram, among other platforms.
FILM AND TELEVISION MAKEUP ARTIST
On set film and television makeup artists are responsible for applying makeup to actors and actresses.
You must always work with a mood board, much like a print makeup artist. If you are fortunate enough to work on the set of a horror film, you will be required to have special special effects skills, so be prepared.
To work regularly and effectively as a film makeup artist takes years of preparation and unwavering commitment.
The only reason you found this post on the internet is that a makeup artist decided to venture into beauty blogging and that person is me…lol its that simple
Beauty blogging entails writing about beauty-related subjects on the internet to assist others, so you must have a strong desire to assist others.
To succeed in this field, you must learn how to write for search engines. This can be difficult, but you can do it.
I’ve said everything, and I hope you’ve given this article your full attention.
Which of these ten makeup artist career path would you pursue? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
Do you know someone who wants to be a makeup artist but doesn’t know where and how to start? send them the link to this article.
peace and love.
IS MAKEUP ARTIST A GOOD CAREER?
I am happy to inform you that makeup artistry is a fantastic career choice. But, just like every other profession, there are a variety of challenges you may face when beginning your career as a makeup artist.
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