Make-Up Artist Training

While there may be a variety of exciting makeup artist jobs in film, TV, advertising and salons, think how cool it would be to wind up on this list of Connecticut’s top bridal makeup artists. If you pursue a career in this area of beauty, you can choose from many different paths to express your passion for makeup and making other people look and feel truly special. Our job is to give you a simple, but useful introduction into this occupation. We can also help you start your search for cosmetology school programs.

So, are you ready to add some color to your career as a professional makeup artist in Connecticut? Then take that next step and contact cosmetology schools in your area that offer makeup programs. They will be able to answer all your questions about licensure, tuition and fees, financial aid, course topics, and which local employers they work with. And when you start working in the beauty industry, be sure to share your success with us on your favorite social media platforms.

State License Requirements

Connecticut is one of only a few states without any licensing requirements for estheticians. You do not need a license or any specific certification to work as a makeup artist in this state. While you can work without hands-on training, you may still find it helpful to attend a makeup artist training program. These programs provide experience with various types of makeup, makeup tools, and styles.

Education Details

Connecticut makeup artist students need to check out all the course and program options available to make the best decision about training. Makeup artist programs can differ greatly, because this is such a vast field. Make sure the makeup courses fit with your career goals. And always ask advisors if they have career services to help you transition into employment after completion.

Makeup courses in Connecticut •

  • Seasonal •
  • Film/TV •
  • Bridal •
  • Color theory •
  • Sanitation
License Renewal
Hours required vary by licensure

If you go this route towards licensure, you will need to renew every two years for a $100 fee by the last day of your birth month.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Makeup Artist

Cosmetology is a rapidly growing industry. With new products and techniques developing constantly, the demand for skilled and knowledgeable makeup artists is high. Makeup artists can earn fantastic wages; the national average is around $30 per hour. With its proximity to major urban centers like New York, Connecticut is a great place to build clientele. Below are some salons and websites you may want to visit if you plan on working as a makeup artist in Connecticut.

  • MyWedding,com
  • The Beauty Bar
  • Naomi's Studio and Salon
State board Contact Information

Connecticut Dept. of Public Health - Cosmetology & Licensing
410 Capitol Ave., MS #13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone Number: 860-509-7603 x6
Fax Number: 860-509-8457
E-mail Address:

The Connecticut State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating a change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Connecticut cosmetology license.

Find the Beauty Schools in Connecticut that interest you below,

Sono Academy

84 North Main Street,
Norwalk, CT 06854

Program: Make-Up Artist Training

Academy Di Capelli

1010 Main Street,
East Hartford, CT 06108

Program: Cosmetology

Porter and Chester Institute

30 Waterchase Dr.,
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Program: Cosmetology

Academy Di Capelli

950 Yale Avenue #20,
Wallingford, CT 06492

Program: Cosmetology

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