Work at a Salon or Spa
Help clients look and feel their best by offering makeup artistry services at a local salon or spa!
What is an In-House Salon Makeup Artist?
A salon makeup artist is one who works as an employee of a local salon or spa. This makeup artist offers makeup artistry services to the spa’s clients.
Salon and spa clients will book appointments with you in advance for makeovers as part of a day of pampering, or makeup for a special occasion (perhaps a night out or a wedding, for example).
This makeup career track is a great way to have stable salary-based employment as a full-time makeup artist!
How to Become a Salon or Spa Makeup Artist
Very few businesses will want to hire you as a full time makeup artist if you don’t have a basic certification indicating you’re well versed in makeup safety, skin types/conditions, makeup techniques and more.
Build a Portfolio
Before getting hired as a makeup artist at a salon or spa, you’ll need to have some experience working on clients. Your portfolio will be your proof that you’re able to complete different flawless makeup looks on a variety of people!
Get an Interview
Keep an eye out on local job boards and websites for openings at your local salons and spas. You can also apply directly to a local business of your choice; but don’t be pushy! A good portfolio along with a solid resume & cover letter will help you get your foot in the door.
Once you’re hired on as a full-time makeup artist, it’ll be your time to shine! Start making a name for yourself in the community by offering exceptional services to your clients and customers!
What Course Should You Take?
If you want to start a career as a salon or spa makeup artist, start here.
QC’s most popular makeup course is a great place to start for most makeup artists. This course will teach you the core skills that every artist needs to master, from blending & contouring, to daytime and evening makeup, to everything you need to know about bridal makeup. These skills will be your bread and butter once you get a job at your local salon!
Career Resources Included! This course also includes QC’s business training and career resources. Career resources will be particularly helpful to you when writing your resume and cover letter to land the interview that will get you your dream job!
Set Yourself Apart!
Upgrade your makeup artistry training with these additional courses, and help yourself stand out from the competition.
Never underestimate the value of extra certifications! And remember! As a QC student, you receive a 50% discount on all additional courses!
A lot of brides will ask for airbrush makeup for their big day. If you’re working at a salon that attracts brides, airbrush makeup can help you stand out from your competition in a BIG way! Offering this service can bring an extra revenu stream to the business, and increase your makeup artist salary at the same time!
Businesses like to hire professionals who are versatile in their abilities. Just like airbrush makeup can increase your salary and the business’s client base, so can hair styling! As a hair stylist, you’ll be able to help clients get their up-do’s done for their special day. Who wouldn’t want to hire a professional that can do it all!
If you want to increase your client base, the Global Beauty Workshop will help you appeal to clients from different religions and ethnic groups. Weddings in particular are highly influenced by the bride and groom’s culture. Being trained in traditional makeup techniques from different cultures and religions can greatly improve your chances of booking brides! This workshop will help you get there, and also includes an entire unit on henna makeup!
Skincare is a fundamental component of most spa experiences for clients. While clients of the spa will probably already have seen an esthetician during their visit, they’ll expect you as the resident makeup artist to have thorough knowledge of skin conditions, products they should use (or avoid) and consult on their regular skincare routine. This education is one more way you can stand out as a spa makeup artist!
Wondering what your full tuition costs would be once you add up all these courses? Remember that you get a 50% discount on all additional courses with QC Makeup Academy! Use the tuition calculator below to get an idea of the tuition fees on your Freelance Makeup Artistry training plan.