Make-Up Artist Training

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.

Makeup Schools in Phoenix
State License Requirements

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.

Get more information on this license by contacting the board:

Arizona Board of Cosmetology

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
Hours required vary by licensure

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.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2433
Working as a Makeup Artist

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 $66,560, with over 3,000 individuals employed professionally nationwide. Most of the performing arts companies that hire makeup artists in Arizona are located around major metropolitan areas, and include:

State board Contact Information

Arizona Board of Cosmetology
1721 East Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282-1611
Phone Number: 480-784-4539
Fax Number: 480-784-4962
E-mail Address:

The Arizona Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology li-cense, updating a change of name or change of address information, getting the forms you need for licensure or renewal, and answering any questions you may have.

Find the Beauty Schools in Arizona that interest you below,

The Skin & Makeup Institute of Arizona

7547 West Greenway Road,Suite 500
Peoria, AZ 85381

Program: Make-Up Artist Training

Empire Beauty School - Avondale-Goodyear

9945 W. McDowell Rd (Gateway Shopping Center) ,
Avondale-Goodyear, AZ 85323

Program: Cosmetology

Studio Academy of Beauty

9897 W. McDowell,
Avondale-Tolleson, AZ 85353

Program: Cosmetology

Studio Academy of Beauty

610 North Alma School Road,Suite 38
Chandler, AZ 85224

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Chandler-Gilbert

2978 North Alma School Road,
Chandler-Gilbert, AZ 85224

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Flagstaff

1790 E. Route 66,
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Program: Cosmetology

Avalon School of Cosmetology

2111 S. Alma School Rd # 21,
Mesa, AZ 85210

Program: Cosmetology

Avalon School of Cosmetology

1107 East Bell Road, #104,
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Program: Cosmetology

Studio Academy of Beauty

8046 N. 19th Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Phoenix-Glendale

2727 W. Glendale Avenue,
Phoenix-Glendale, AZ 85051

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute - Tucson

845 N. Park,Suite #105
Tucson, AZ 85719

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Tucson-University Area

3030 East Speedway Blvd.,
Tucson-University Area, AZ 85716

Program: Cosmetology

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