Start a Full Time Makeup Business
Be the boss in a permanent makeup artistry studio that caters to a variety of clients!
What is a Makeup Studio
A permanent makeup business that has a stable client base, specializes in one or more areas of makeup, and employs or partners with other artists to offer a range of artistry services!
Most makeup artists are freelance artists, working either part-time or full-time out of their homes as independent contractors. Launching your own makeup studio is often the next step in that career track: you’ve established a reputation as a great makeup artist, and now it’s time to take your business to the next level. You’ll establish a studio, ramp up your marketing game, and partner with other local professionals (or hire them outright) to help you out.
In addition to individual clients, typically a makeup studio will have the resources to handle larger contracts like local theatre productions, fashion shows, large scale luxury weddings, etc. that require more than one qualified artist for the gig. This is a highly competitive environment but also a very high-paying job opportunity for the business-savvy makeup artist!
How to Launch a Makeup Artistry Studio
It’s hard for any professional to be taken seriously without a certification! Once you open your own business and start hiring employees, you’ll look for professionals who are certified, won’t you? You should be too!
This is a career you’ll build up to over time. You’ll likely start out as a freelance makeup artist and work contracts for a few years while you practice your skills and build a solid reputation as a trendsetting professional makeup artist. Don’t take these years for granted!
Incorporate & start your business
You’ll need a solid business plan, including location, insurance, accounting, marketing strategies, and all the other essentials to make a business run smoothly.
Grow your makeup business!
As you gain more contracts and clients, you’ll be able to hire on additional makeup artists, hair stylists and other beauty professionals to continue expanding. The sky’s the limit!
What Course Should You Take?
If you want to one day launch your makeup artistry studio, start here.
QC’s most popular makeup course is perfect for the makeup professional who wants to grow their career over time. 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. Then you’ll get an additional two training units that get into advanced and niche makeup techniques like basic special effects, makeup for theater, film and television, and much more!
Business Training Included! This course also features QC’s business start-up training. You’ll work with your personal tutor to come up with your business plan, name your makeup business, think about how to price your services, and so much more. You’ll graduate ready to advertise your services!
Set Yourself Apart!
Upgrade your makeup artistry training with these additional courses, and set your future makeup studio up for success!
Never underestimate the value of extra certifications. And remember! As a QC student, you receive a 50% discount on all additional courses!
Though the fundamentals of skincare are included in your Master Makeup Artistry course, this skincare course takes that training to the next level. You’ll be able to offer unique skincare consulting services to your makeup clients. If you plan on running a studio with regular clients, they’ll expect you to offer skincare services on top of makeup artistry!
In this interactive workshop, you’ll get to work directly with celebrity MUA Nathan Johnson. This course will force you out of your comfort zone with bold and daring applications, and will teach you how to use basic techniques to achieve trendsetting styles. If you want to take your skills up a notch, the pro makeup workshop is an essential stepping stone!
In order to diversify your services and expand your services to the widest audience possible, you’ll need to have training and experience offering makeup to all skin tones AND different cultures, religions, etc. This workshop will teach you a variety of regional makeup techniques and trends to prepare you to work with any client who walks through your studio’s doors.
A diverse professional online portfolio is a makeup artist’s best marketing tool. And it’s even more important for a makeup studio! In this workshop you’ll learn how to use every tool at your disposal to obtain killer portfolio shots, and how to set up your online portfolio in a way that’s sure to be noticed by potential clients.
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.