Careers in Make-Up Artistry

March 22, 2011

Guest Blogger Judy Edelman, Director of Make-Up Artistry

There are a vast number of careers in the Make-Up Artistry industry, from assisting in a doctor’s office after a client has had plastic surgery to working in the corporate world for a large cosmetics company. If the bright lights of Hollywood are calling, there are many make-up artistry positions available on television and movie sets, commercials, feature films, and game shows. Do you dream of moving to New York City and going to Fashion Week? Every runway model has a team of hair and make-up artists working hard to achieve that perfect look.  Do you love to travel? Cruise ships employ salon and spa professionals to service their high end clientele. You also have the option to work as a freelance artist, setting your own prices and hours. You can team up with resorts and wedding planners to help bridal parties look their best on the big day. Make-Up Artistry is an exciting field, and you need passion, an open mind, and a creative eye to succeed!

Another component to a successful career in Make-Up Artistry is to obtain a cosmetology or esthetician license to bundle with your make-up certificate. Opportunities become unlimited when you have a license to pair with your make-up certificate. A spa or doctor’s office is going to look for an individual who not only knows how to wow their guests with their makeup skills, but also has the license to go along with those skills. If you are also licensed in hair or skin care, you are much more marketable and can command higher fees.  Bellus Academy offers many licensure programs to go along with your Make-Up Artistry certificate, as well as Advanced Workshops to supplement your skills and knowledge.

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