Are you artistic, detail oriented and love to apply makeup and beauty treatments? Do you enjoy helping others look and feel their best? Consider becoming a makeup artist or esthetician. Here is an overview of what they do.
What does a makeup artist do?
Makeup artists are people who are hired by their clients to apply make up and prosthetics to individuals for theatrical productions, movies, magazines, television shows, or personal appearances.
Where do makeup artists work?
Makeup artists work from home, in corporate settings, in studios and in outdoor settings. Some work with celebrities and others work with clients in doctors offices or funeral homes. There are also career opportunities for makeup artists in trade shows, fashion runway, music videos, retail and bridal.
How much do makeup artists earn?
Makeup artists can earn anywhere from $20,000 per year to over $100,000+ per year depending on the number of bookings/jobs they have, who their clients are, and what their fees for services are.
How can I become a makeup artist?
Makeup artists have to be knowledgeable about different skin types, cosmetic products, facial structure and application techniques. Formal training is usually provided in a classroom setting, seminars or workshops and by one-on-one mentoring. Another good way to learn to be a makeup artist is by interning or assisting another makeup artist.
What does an esthetician do?
Estheticians are individuals who are hired by clients to provide beauty treatments for the skin. An esthetician is a trained skincare specialist who administers facials, chemical peels, waxing, pore cleansing and skincare maintenance instruction. Estheticians utilize different medical devices to provide skincare treatments for their clients all of which are non-invasive.
Where do estheticians work?
Many estheticians work in doctors offices, spas, and beauty salons. Some have private practices with their own offices or work from home.
How much do estheticians earn?
Estheticians can earn anywhere from $20,000 per year to 100,000+ per year depending on the number of appointments they have, their fees for services and who their clients are.
How can I become an esthetician?
Becoming an esthetician requires a formal training program and state licensure. Most esthetics’s programs are available through beauty schools and community colleges. After completion of the program, passage of your states exam is required.
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Makeup and Skincare Sales Representative
What is a makeup and skincare sales representative?
Makeup and skincare sales representatives promote and sell cosmetics and skincare products to targeted consumer markets. Some beauty and skincare sales representatives sell both cosmetics and skincare products, others specialize in one product type or brand. Career opportunities for makeup and skincare sales representatives range from direct sales to manufacturers’ representatives.
Where do makeup and skincare sales representatives work?
Independent makeup and skincare sales representatives work primarily from their home offices. Much of their time is spent calling on potential customers, following up on orders and meeting with clients. Makeup and skincare representatives may also work at retail stores, cosmetic or skincare companies and trade shows.
How much do makeup and skincare sales representatives make?
Makeup and skincare sales representatives can earn anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000+ depending on who your clients are, how many products you sell, what your compensation/commission structure is.
How can I become a makeup and skincare sales representative?
Research makeup and skincare companies. Determine which ones you are interested in working with. Some will require strong sales background and a list of contacts, while others will provide training and ongoing support. Two great ways to gain some experience in makeup and skincare sales are by starting out in an entry level cosmetic sales position at a retail specialty or department store or assisting a makeup and skincare sales representative.
Makeup Artists Agent
What is a makeup artists’ agent?
Makeup artists’ agents package, promote, market and sell the makeup artists’ services to their clients. A makeup artists’ agent’s clients may be photographers, advertising agencies, television personalities, celebrities, film production companies etc. The makeup artists’ agent represents the makeup artist in negotiating rates, terms, conditions and contracts.
Where do makeup artists’ agents work?
Makeup artists’ agents work primarily from their offices calling on current clients for available work and putting together promotional packages to send out to potential clients. Some makeup artists’ agents work for artists’ agencies, while others have independent offices or work from home.
How much do makeup artists’ agents make?
Makeup artists’ agents make anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000+ depending on how many clients they have, how many artists they book, how much their artists earn and what their fee/commission structure is.
How can I become a makeup artists’ agent?
The best way to become a makeup artists’ agent is to obtain an internship at an artists’ agency or assist an artists’ agent. Some makeup artists’ agencies prefer that their candidates have a bachelors degree, but most do not. As a makeup artists’ agent 80% of your time is spent communicating with others via telephone, email and in person. Therefore, it would be helpful to acquire some training in sales, marketing or communications in order to develop and refine your skills.
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Makeup and Skincare Journalist.
What is a makeup and skincare journalist?
Makeup and skincare journalists report on the latest trends and products from cosmetic companies. Makeup and skincare journalists may report on anything from the latest trends in color to new device technologies.
Where do makeup and skincare journalists work?
Many makeup and skincare journalists work for beauty publications in a corporate office environment. Many more, however, do freelance work from home and sell their articles to different places, such as magazines. newspapers, blogs etc.
How much do makeup and skincare journalists make?
Staff makeup and skincare journalists can make anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000+ per year. Freelance writers may earn anywhere from $25 per article to more than $5000 per article and can earn from $25,000 to $100,000+ per year depending on the market you are writing for, how many articles you sell, whether the articles are printed in a local publication or a national publications and how well written and informative the articles are.
How can I become a makeup and skincare journalist?
To be a makeup and skincare journalist, you must be able to write and edit well. You need to be able to research and interview others in order to create a good article. Makeup and skincare journalists must also be able to adhere to deadlines and be willing to do some traveling if necessary. While a formal degree in journalism is not required, it is recommended that you get some training in journalism and creative writing. Start submitting your resume to publication companies if you are looking to become a staff writer. If you are interested in becoming a freelance writer, call your local editors and ask them what types of beauty articles they are looking for. When you get your first assignment complete it to the best of your ability and be sure to submit it on time.
Makeup and Skincare Instructor
What is a makeup and skincare instructor?
Makeup and skincare instructors train others in anything from makeup application to skincare techniques. Makeup and skincare instructors may specialize in either makeup or skincare or teach in both areas.
Where do makeup and skincare instructors work?
Makeup and skincare instructors work in a variety of venues. Some work at community colleges and beauty schools while others teach one-on-one courses privately. Makeup and skincare instructors also work for cosmetic companies and teach at industry seminars, workshops and trade shows.
How much do makeup and skincare instructors make?
Makeup and skincare instructors can make anywhere from $20,000 to $100,000+ per year depending on what type training they are providing, the number of bookings they have and what their fees are.
How can I become a makeup and skincare instructor?
To become a makeup and skincare instructor you will need to get some training in makeup and skincare. You do not need a formal degree in teaching. However, you do need to have up-to-date knowledge of the subject that you are teaching. Once you are well versed in the makeup and skincare material that you plan to teach, begin applying to beauty schools or community colleges for teaching positions. If you plan to run private lessons, courses, seminars, or workshops, develop information materials for your students and start advertising your services.
Tips and Considerations
Always stay current with trends and developments in your industry.
Be patient. In this business, success rarely happens overnight. Be persistent, hone your craft and keep moving towards your goals.
Network. Network. Network. The more people you become acquainted with in this business, the more opportunities for advancement you will have.