Makeup Artist Training in Arkansas

Make-Up Artist Training

Makeup artists can experience many exciting and unique career opportunities, from theatrical and stage makeup, to makeup for photo and fashion shoots, to the cosmetics industry and the media.

If you enjoy working with people and helping them look and feel their best, or would enjoy helping someone to look a certain way for a particular role or character, a career as a makeup artist may be a great career choice for you! If you want to know your options and compare programs, simply use our site to request information directly from top beauty schools near you!

State License Requirements

You can begin your makeup artistry career with an esthetician license in Arkansas. An esthetics training program includes at least 600 hours, 50 of which are dedicated specifically to makeup and corrective makeup. An additional 40 hours are spent on eyebrows and lashes. To take both the written and practical exams, you must pay a $125 testing fee. Passing both exams is the final step to licensure.

Request more information from the state board:

•      Arkansas Department of Health: Cosmetology Section

Education Details

There are several venues for training to become a makeup artist. Private and cosmetology schools offer programs in makeup artistry leading to a certificate. Some community colleges offer makeup artistry programs leading to a two year associate’s degree. In addition to learning about skin, hair, pigments, and proper application techniques, community college programs will offer you general education courses in areas such as social science, humanities, and sciences that will broaden your general knowledge base. Some of the larger cosmetic companies, and private salons, may offer training courses in makeup artistry as well. Programs vary in length, often from six to nine months or longer, and two years in the case of community colleges. You will practice working on one another and then on live models. Eventually, you may offer services to the public during your course of your schooling. The Arkansas Department of health oversees the licensing of cosmetologists in the state of Arkansas. You will need to complete at least 140 days of schooling at an accredited institution. You will need to take and pass a licensing exam with both theoretical and practical components to it.

License Renewal
Hours required vary by licensure

If you earn your esthetician’s license in Arkansas as your way of pursuing this career, you will need to put the renewal date on your calendar. Currently, the cost for renewal is $50 – due every two years.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Data which is available on O*Net for theatrical and performance makeup artists show that, in 2013, the average yearly salary for a makeup artist across the United States was $47, 200. Of course, your salary will vary depending upon the type of makeup you do, and where you do it, with specialty makeup artists serving the performance, fashion, and media industries earning the highest salaries. Projected growth rates for makeup artists are between 3% and 7%.

Working as a Makeup Artist

Your day will look different depending upon what area of the makeup artistry field you are in. If you are in performance and stage makeup, you will have to be onset early in the morning to apply cosmetics to the actors assigned to you. If you are working on a photo or fashion shoot, you must also be on site, where you will apply cosmetics according to a predetermined plan by the director. You may be asked to consult on related areas, such as hair and fashion, and coordinate looks among all three areas. If you work at a salon or spa, you will see individual clients, usually by appointment. You may specialize in an area such as applying makeup to bridal parties. You must be good at listening to what your clients tell you so you can translate their wishes into the appropriate makeup style and design they are desiring. As a makeup artist, you may work full or part time, with some scheduling flexibility, although you must be available when needed by your clients. This is a career that can fit in with other life obligations, such as taking care of small children.

State board Contact Information

Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology
4815 W. Markham St. Slot 8
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone Number: 501-682-2168
Fax Number: 501-682-5640

The Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology can help you with obtaining an Arkansas state cosmetology license, replacing a lost cosmetology license or updating change of name or change of address information.


Find the Beauty Schools in Arkansas that interest you below,

The Salon Professional Academy

13125 HWY 107,
Sherwood, AR 72120

Program: Cosmetology

Do you Love Fasion and Beauty? Maximize Your Creativity at The Salon Professional Academy Welcome to The Salon Professional Academy in North Little Rock! The vision of our school is to provide you with Do you Love Fasion and Beauty? Maximize Your Creativity at The Salon Professional Academy Welcome to The Salon Professional Academy in North Little Rock! The vision of our school is to provide you with an education in an industry that inspires you! Our instructors understand the skills students will need to thrive in the industry. These not only include the obvious technical abilities, but sharp business skills as well. These business skills help set The Salon Professional Academy apart from other schools. If you are passionate about making a professional career out of your creativity; The Salon Professional Academy in North Little Rock can help you pursue your dreams. We are always looking for the next top stylist. A Beautiful Learning Environment Enroll in a brand new kind of school - The Salon Professional Academy. We are a REDKEN 5th Avenue School. We have a beautiful location in North Little Rock, AR that is a one-of-a-kind school. We prefer small class sizes so that every student receives the attention that will help them succeed in this industry. Visit us to see what we have to offer you. Everything you'll see reflects the finest in salon training. • Quality styling stations • Manicure tables • Pedicure thrones • Esthetic beds • Computer centers • Makeup area and retail center You can also learn using quality professional products from leading manufacturers. Some of these products may include: • Redken hair care, styling products, hair color, and texture • OPI nail products • Sorme makeup • Clinical Care Skin Solutions Program Overview Our approach to education is student-centered. That means we strive to make you a knowledgeable, prepared leader in the salon industry. Rather than relying only on traditional cosmetology practices, we continually update our educational curriculum. Redken educators from across the country come to our facility regularly to educate our instructors and students. Our instructors attend additional training and pass that new knowledge on to our students. Tuition includes books and kit. An enrollment fee is due at contract signing. Convenient payment plans may be used or loans may be arranged for those who qualify. Class size is limited. Enroll today to get the class of your choice. Contact admissions to find out more about SCHOLARSHIPS! The Salon Professional Academy in North Little Rock offers the following programs: Your Career is Waiting! We believe that the most important aspect of your training comes when your formal education is complete: your career. We aspire to help place our graduates in privately held salons and spas, where income is the highest. In addition to helping our graduates find work in local salons, we place some graduates in the 6,000 Redken Club 5th Avenue salons across the country. Contact Us! We want you to experience our student-centered approach to a cosmetology education. Let us help you gain a professional edge and a new career to love!
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