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Career outlook as a Make-up Artist
If you’re considering a career in Make-up Artistry, you may be concerned about the options you have available. With a few google searches and some research, you’ll quickly find that there are a vast number of options available to you. If any of these appeal to you, then the next step is to find out what you need to get started. Below are just a few of the possibilities you can pursue.
- Working on cruise liners while seeing the world
- Working with fashion houses & magazines
- Freelance Styling for TV, Film and Theatre
- Freelance make-up artist
- Working for photographers
- Theatre make-up artist
- Representative, product trainer or manager of a professional product house
- Make-up artist for cosmetic companies
- Opening your own business
- Working in conjunction with dermatologists for clinical camouflage
- The use of prosthesis / special effect in the television & film industry
- Working in wardrobe departments on set
- Working as personal artist for celebrities
- Working as an image consultant
- Working as a nail technologist on cruise liners
- Working in a beauty salon / managing a beauty salon
- Representative, product trainer or manager for cosmetic companies
- Working as an airbrush artist
With all of these options available, you career may require you to take on a variety of different responsibilities. These may include things such as:
- researching and designing make-up and hairstyles to suit the client working to detailed notes or to general design instructions
- preparing the skin for make-up application and removing make-up as required
- demonstrating cosmetic products to clients
- designing wigs, beards, masks and prosthetics (artificial body parts) and applying them to create the appropriate character appearance
- standing by on set to redo make-up and hair.
With the right mindset and work ethic, there are many options for anyone interested in this career. And with the variety of work you could be handling, it won’t easily become a very boring industry to be a part of. The only thing left now is to figure out how you want to get started.
How to get started as a Make-up Artist.
Most make-up artists start by taking a specialist course in make-up or beauty therapy and building up their practical experience. Building a work portfolio to show employers and networking with people in the industry is advantageous. Our courses give you the opportunity to learn the basics and start building up your portfolio for future opportunities.
If you would like more information about the programme, or wish to consider studying with us, simply contact us or complete the form on this page to request a call back, and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.
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