Jan 07, 2013
I live in a small town that has NO beauty schools and I found this one online for professional makeup artist which is one thing I want to go into and then want to progress to going to a beauty school for Esthetician. In your option do you think this online school is a good thing?
Oh yeah the school is QC Makeup Academy.
I would suggest matching as many tutorials as possible..you can really learn a lot..if you can getting your esthetician license will def make you more marketable. I would be a little weary of an online makeup course that requires you to pay. tutorials are free and ive learned so much..a few to checkout....makeupbyeman is amazing. also makeupgeek, pixiwoo and gossmakeupartist and kandeejohnson. hope this helped. good luck:)
You can really learn a lot from tutorials, magazines and practicing. Experience is key. I am a self taught makeup artist with over 10 years experience working full time as a stylist/mua. I went to cosmetology school for hair but have learned them most from experience. Invest in yourself and you can go a long way. Formal education and training isn't always necessary. Check out moneymakingmakeupartist.com , there are free resources like guide to building a pro kit and list of all the artists discounts and how to apply. There are workshop/webinars for setting up your business that are really helpful. They don't teach you this i makeup/hair school so you have to learn it somewhere!
Thank you both so much, I always watch videos and try new things I just think I want to go a little further into makeup. You guys have helped me thank you:)
Jan 08, 2013
Is there an Esthetician school near you? I would go directly to that. They cover basic makeup during the course, you will have access to experience and job placement and you will be able to get your license which will allow you to work in a salon.
Personally, I don't think you should pay for an online school. There are too many free videos that you can learn so much from. Plus you don't need a makeup "certificate or diploma" to work in retail or freelance.
If you are considering the special effects field or possibly the makeup union then you will need to attend an accredited makeup school and unfortunately the online schools are not.
Let me know if you need any free resource info, I would be happy to help!
I think it depends upon how deep you actually want to go in terms of learning various elements of technique. While there are some really great tutorials online, I am a huge advocate of formal education. While it's true that you do not need a certificate or diploma to work as a freelance artist, we are in a very competitive industry. There are more Makeup Artist's than there are jobs and sometimes, it really does come down to education. It could make you or break you. The only online school that I would recommend looking at is Robert Jones' Makeup Academy: http://www.robertjonesbeautyacademy...
I have seen syllabuses' for a few of the levels, and if you want to work as a professional MUA, you would benefit by taking his courses. This is a certificate program, not a diploma; however, his courses are very reasonably priced. Like I said before, there are some good tutorials online, and there are some really, and I mean really horrible tutorials online. Why play Russian Roulette? Robert Jones is one of the most well known, and most respected MUA's in the business. Online, or in person, it can't get much better than that. Good luck to you!
I wouldn't pay for an online Makeup Course. You wouldn't get a kit. Also just practice!! I am a Master Esthetician and they didn't really go into makeup too much. I had just been practicing for years, which is where I got my skills. I can answer any questions you may have :)
Jan 09, 2013
Thank you all so much for giving me some advice. I do believe that I want to go through with school online for make because I know it is all experience but I also think I could learn a lot more techniques going through this class and I do not have a beauty school up here or where I could get to at this time but I will get there and I am thinking like Jacqueline H. I think it will be a better marketing tool for me. I have talked with many salons up here and I need a one up because there is a lot of weddings, proms and so on so whatever will help me start up I am willing to do. I do love all the advice thank you:)
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