Makeup Artistry Schools in Arizona

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2111 South Alma School Road 20-22
Mesa, AZ 85210

(480) 897-1688
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Teacher Training

410 East Bell Road Suite G100
Phoenix, AZ 85022

(602) 443-0076
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training

7547 West Greenway Road 500
Peoria, AZ 85381

(623) 334-6700
Continuing Education, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry

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Kensington Makeup Academy

4213 North Goldwater Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Maxima School of Makeup Artistry

4210 North Brown Avenue Suite D
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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How to Become a Makeup Artist in Arizona

Arizona Makeup Artist Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for makeup artists in Arizona is $47,708 ($22.94/hour). This is lower than the national average of $47,917 ($23.04/hour).
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase between 2016 – 2026 for cosmetologists, including makeup artists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.

The field of makeup artistry in Arizona has a wide variety of success stories. Take these local entrepreneurs behind the best-selling Selena makeup line. They took their passion for makeup as far as the product development phase — and look at them now! Even if your goal is to apply makeup for film, TV, theater, advertising or for private clients, your path to success starts with the right Arizona makeup artist training. Our passion is helping students like yourself become rock stars in the Arizona makeup artist scene.

We live and breathe all things beauty, and work tirelessly to build relationship with schools in all fifty states to bring you the best information we can. We hope to answer your questions about makeup artist training in Arizona below. However, nothing will prepare you for what to expect like speaking directly with professionals who teach makeup courses at cosmetology schools. Use the search box and school listings on this page to narrow your search.

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours

Required to earn a makeup artistry license

To apply skin care products, apply makeup professionally, and use facial treatments, you need an Arizona esthetician license. Esthetics licenses are not required for those who apply theatre for theatrical groups, in the process of selling cosmetics, or to residents of Arizona nursing homes. An esthetics license requires 600 hours of training. Required fees include a $100 written test fee, a $77 practical test fee, and a $70 licensing fee.

Education Details

In Arizona, you should look for makeup artist programs that can give you a comprehensive skillset. This is a field of beauty with many unique areas. From bridal to theatrical, to senior and male makeup, there is so much to learn. That's why some programs are geared towards different types of professionals. The bottom line: compare the curriculum at every school in your area to make the most informed decision.

Makeup artist courses in Arizona include:

  • Color theory
  • Bridal
  • Seasonal
  • Senior and male
  • Special effects

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

While Arizona does not have a makeup artist specific licensure process, you do need to earn your esthetician's or cosmetologists license to practice legally in the state. For makeup artists, we recommend looking into esthetician programs first, since they are more focused on the skills you will be using in your makeup profession. If you earn your esthetician license in Arizona, you will need to keep it up-to-date to stay in good standing. That means, renewing your license every year by your birthday. You will also have to pay a renewal fee of $60 - $90 if you're late.

Arizona Makeup Artistry Careers


Average yearly salary for makeup artistry in Arizona

Makeup artists in Arizona work in a variety of positions working closely with performers applying makeup. The two major industries that employ makeup artists include performing arts companies and the film and television industry. The average annual wage for makeup artists in Arizona is $47,708.

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Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
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