Make-Up Artist Training

Are you flirting with a career as a Pennsylvania makeup artist? Before you jump into a commitment with a local makeup school, you’ll want to check out all your options. There are some pretty stylish makeup artists in Pennsylvania that can provide you with plenty of inspiration. If you want to offer on-location services, check out Julie Fischer, owner of Made Ya Blush, which provides makeup services for all types of events and businesses. If you want to specialize in high-end events and clients, take a look at Kiss and Makeup and the services they provide.

What else is so special about makeup artist training in Pennsylvania? Well, every program is different.. Some salons offer one-off makeup courses that focus on specific techniques, while others offer complete programs. If you have a particular interest, like applying special effects or character makeup, you will want to be sure your program covers it. We recommend talking with multiple schools. This will help you weigh the cost, courses, timelines for completion, and all the details that may affect your decision. Keep reading for more PA makeup license information below.

State License Requirements

To work as a professional makeup artist in Pennsylvania, you should earn your esthetician or cosmetology license. Since there is not a specific license for makeup, these are your two best options. If you are just focused on makeup and aren’t interested in hair or nail services, then we recommend esthetician programs. Cosmetology programs can be good if you want to learn a full spectrum of skills.

Education Details

Many Pennsylvania makeup artist programs can give you a broad set of skills that can help you work in many areas and develop the professional skills to succeed. Since this is a broad field, with opportunities in film, television, salons, theater, advertising, modeling, and more, compare all your program options before making an enrollment decision. Look at the courses each school offers to make sure the learning outcomes align with your professional goals.

Makeup artist courses in Pennsylvania •

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License Renewal
Hours required vary by licensure

The renewal process in PA is every two years, with a January 31st deadline, and $67 fee.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Makeup Artist
State board Contact Information

Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology
One Penn Center, 2601 North 3rd Street
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone Number: 717-783-7130
Fax Number: 717-705-5540
E-mail Address:

The Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer questions about obtaining a Pennsylvania license.

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