Sep 18, 2012
I've already been to a few trade schools...I have a huge interest in doing makeup. I've been watching tutorials all summer and I have learned a lot. My question is, should I invest in going to cosmetology school? It's really hard to find a school that teaches you about makeup "only."
I know a guy who's very successful in the makeup industry and he taught himself. What should I do? And how did you guys get new clients and start out?
Hey I have just started a make up course at Delamar Academy in London, there are so many international students there this year!
Although the schools are a huge financial investment if you find the right place then the insider knowledge is absolutely invaluable.
The school you choose should have tutors that have good industry experience and are still working in the industry. You should learn about set etiquette and be given some help in making contacts in the industry as well as product knowledge such as what the ingredients do.
It really does depend on what you aspire to do and only you can decide whether it is worth it for you.
Also have you considered asking this friend of yours if you can be his assistant?
Sep 19, 2012
If you are really serious about pursuing it as a career then going to school for it work only be beneficial to your craft. If it's more for a hobby then spending the money may not be worth it. I was on maternity leave this summer and became addicted to the Youtube videos (and Beautylish of course) and I've picked up alot of tips and information that allows me to do what I need just fine. I saw an online cosmetology school and I sooooo want to enroll at some point. Whatever you choose, good luck in your journey!!
If you feel it's your nitch. ... Then do so do what makes you happy
In my opinion: Getting a college degree (no matter what it is) shows you worked hard with your talents & people will take you seriously with a degree. Self taught is fine but its up to you, if i were you i would definitely go to Cosmetology School. When your done, graduated & have your license, you can show off your skills & when ppl question it, you have your education to back you up.
if you love it, do it, there is nothing better then doing what your passionate about and if you have to invest a bit of money to make it happen, then its worth it
Think about this: If you can see yourself doing this for the next five to ten years of your life, then I say invest into Cosmetology School. Not only will you have credentials, but you may even learn a few tricks of the trade first-hand by masters in the industry.
What is the name of the cosmetology school online
Sep 26, 2012
Thank you all for your useful advice :)
if you really are interested in doing makeup then sure but realize that as a cosmetologist you should be ready to please the client
Jun 28, 2013
I agree with the girls above, you're young and it's time to follow your dreams and find a career that you see yourself in! Where are you from? There is an awesome school in New York called CHIC STUDIOS!
We have Small Class-sizes, Intensive Curriculums, Highly Trained Instructors & The “Chic Community”, which includes freelance opportunities, career development, hiring fairs for cosmetic retailing with top brands like MAC, Sephora, and Macy’s, complimentary 'Power Hour' training workshops, networking events and much more!
We also work with brands like: Makeup Forever, NARS, Laura Mercier, BH Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Eve Pearl, Graftobian, Cinema Secrets, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox and many others.
You should really look into it! --> http://www.chicstudiosnyc.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more questions! :)
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