Becoming a professional makeup artist can be a great career if you love working with your hands and exploring creative outlets. It allows you to show off your artistic vision while earning a stable income. However, knowing how to get there is an important step in your career journey.

Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes offers a cosmetology program and an esthiology program for students interested in becoming professional makeup artists. Here, we discuss the responsibilities of a makeup artist, how to become one, and what your experience can be like at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, with locations in Denver, CO, Provo, UT, and the metropolitan area of Phoenix, AZ.

What Does a Makeup Artist Do?

Makeup is a great way to help people feel confident about their appearance. A makeup artist is a licensed professional in the beauty industry who conducts makeup services. They need extensive knowledge of product application, brush application, and similar skills. A makeup artist’s job goes far beyond simply applying makeup. They must also excel at communication and client interaction to create a truly positive experience.

Other skills makeup artists must learn include:

  • Using makeup products, such as eyeshadow, lipstick, eyeliner, foundation, and concealer
  • Using a variety of makeup application tools
  • Taking a creative and analytical approach to achieve desired results
  • Preparing models for photo shoots
  • Getting creative with makeup to enhance clients’ natural features
  • Conducting client consultations

Makeup artists can also practice special effects and movie makeup. They can potentially move into jobs within the movie-making or theatrical field with the right experience and knowledge.

How to Become a Makeup Artist

Students must attend beauty or makeup artist school to become licensed as makeup artists. They may choose to enter a cosmetology program or esthiology program, depending on the topics covered. During their time, students must complete a certain number of hours to become eligible for certification. These hours include regular classroom learning and hands-on experience.

Some of our locations at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes provide a working beauty salon where students can hone their skills. That allows students to gain the necessary experience with client interaction and learn how to perform beauty services in a professional setting.

Courses at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes

Students wanting to showcase their creativity and passion for makeup art can attend courses at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes. We offer a cosmetology program and an esthiology program, giving students options in their study choices. Both programs cover many important aspects of makeup application, and students leave our institute ready to take their first steps toward a career in the beauty industry.

For our cosmetology program, we offer both day and evening courses. We also provide part-time schooling options for those looking to fit their classes into their busy schedules. Students complete this program over 1,500 to 1,600 hours, depending on the state. They can also complete our esthiology program in 600 hours.

Additionally, students who enroll at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes can work with high-quality, vegan Aveda products. They can also access opportunities for studying abroad, as well as attending the New York and London Fashion Weeks. At our institute, we ensure each student has an unmatched educational experience. We do this by providing quality education, knowledgeable instructors, and chances for growth and networking.

Start Your Journey Toward Professional Makeup Artistry Today

Your journey toward becoming a successful makeup artist starts at Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes. With opportunities for financial aid for qualifying students, we make accessing quality education easier and more affordable for students. We have locations in Denver, CO, Provo, UT, and the metropolitan area of Phoenix, AZ. To learn more about how to enroll in our programs, contact us today.