By The School of Professional Makeup
A career in makeup requires tremendous dedication and a lot of hard work, yet it is exciting, creative, rewarding and ever changing.
So you've decided follow your dream, and become a professional makeup artist. Congratulations!
Deciding to take the plunge is sometimes the hardest part. Once you've made that decision, however, you now you have the daunting task of figuring out how to make your dream a reality.A good first step is to enroll in a makeup school. But before choosing which makeup school you'd like to attend, or which makeup courses you'll need to take, you'll first need to decide which kind of makeup artist you want to be.
What are your interests? Are you drawn towards special effects makeup? Or are you interested in mostly fashion makeup? Would you like to work behind the scenes in the television and film industry, or would you prefer to work in retail?
Once you've figured out what direction you'd like to go in, deciding on which makeup school to attend can be tricky. There's lots of establishments out there, and selecting the right one is crucial. However, there's a few things you can keep in mind to help you make the right decision:
- Look for an establishment that will offer you smaller class sizes.
- Ask them, are they using the latest techniques in training?
- Are their instructors makeup artists currently working in the industry?
- Do they offer a field work program?
- What are the tuition costs? Are they affordable? Can they recommend financing options?
A good makeup school will offer all of the above. Ask if you can take a tour of the school before you make your decision. This will help you get a feel of the school, and whether or not you will enjoy studying there.
You're not far away from realizing your dream. By keeping the above tips in mind you can get there that much quicker.
About The School of Professional Makeup: The School of Pro Makeup is registered and approved as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act. Our instructors are professional makeup artists currently working in the industry. Our training is savvy and our intention is clear: we take great interest in our student’s success. Now celebrating 10 years!