All you need to know about permanent makeup career opportunities
Have you ever wished to rock the beauty word with a unique knowledge of permanent makeup?
If the answer is Yes, than you are already halfway to your dream career!
In this article we will help you to understand the process of obtaining the desirable license and to start the career by answering all the questions you might have.
Permanent makeup career is a fast growing and creative opportunity to engage into a beauty world.
Tattoo makeup artists are professionals who are in charge of implementing pigments under the skin in order to enhance the beauty of the eyebrows, eyeliners, lips and other parts of the skin by achieving the same appearance of makeup.
This is a very fast growing industry, as modern women are trying to save as much time as they can for their careers and families. Getting permanent makeup, which will lasts for years, while keeping your face always look beautiful and fresh without wasting any time for it- is a great way to do it.
If you are considering to enroll into permanent makeup school you probably want to know how long the program will take to complete, how much it costs and curious if it will be easy enough to find a job after.
We will try to answer all the questions you might have in the article below.
How much the course costs
To finish the school and become a certified permanent tattoo artist will cost you about $5000-10000 ,depends on the location of the school and the level of the instructor’s professionalism.
Just remember, that this is a lifetime investment which will pay off quickly after you start getting clients. Also you wont spend 4 years in college and after that spend long months looking for a job.
How long the course takes
According to the law, the whole studying process before completion is not more than 100 hours (it varies from state to state and requires to check with a health department on a more detailed information).
Can you work without a certificate?
Even if you are a truly talented artist and you think you may perform tattoo makeup on clients without getting a special education and getting certified-you are wrong. Tattoo makeup does require an additional knowledge as it is all new field of study which is different from general tattoo artistry.
Not many people will trust you to tattoo their face while they have doubts in your professionalism. For this reason obtaining a certificate is very important step.
In order to work legally you need certificate(s), license and insurance.
Do you need a prior medical or artist education?
You don’t necessarily need a prior medical education as at the permanent makeup school (training center) you will get a full range of knowledge which you will apply to your job later, including anatomy and physiology, understanding of needles and colors. Sterilization and disinfections. Skin types, tones and undertones.
An artist education is also not needed as the course includes understanding of proportions and symmetry along with color mixing and theory.
What is the potential salary?
Tattoo makeup artist’s salary ranges from $150-1750 an hour.
The amount of money you will make directly proportionate to your effort, talend and a ways of finding new clients and the ability of keeping existing clients to come back.
Finding a job
Making first steps in your new career shouldn’t be very challenging if you have a plan. Here are some tips on finding first clients :
- Training on models or other people in exchange for services. First clients are not just give you an opportunity to break into the industry with before and after pictures and review, but also they may become your returning customers and even bring the new clients to you. So make sure you are providing outstanding services from the very first clients. They are your first business card and the faces of the company.
- Service exchange with other beauty professionals. It is very good idea to offer your treatment for free in the beginning in exchange of promotion of yourself as an artist. It is especially realistic to do if for you first step you chose to work at the beauty salon.
- Post your before and after treatment photos on all possible social media, your own website, which in the beginning you will use as your business card, start a beauty blog. Be creative!
- Get involved and regularly visit workshops and seminars, not just to get an additional knowledge and unforgettable experience, but also to meet new people in the beauty world who can help you with promoting your career.
Other opportunities of the profession.
The biggest advantage of this career is that you will be your own boss, making yourself a desired schedule and meeting clients anytime is good for you. This opens opportunities to travel and having enough time for a personal life and family while making above the average salary.
Hopefully this article was informative enough to understand all the incredible opportunities of permanent makeup career and help you to make this life-changing decision.
Remember, you will be successful in this business after you will receive a qualitative training in the accredited school and perform the best services from the very first clients.
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