Make-Up Artist Training

A huge part of the beauty industry is transforming a person's appearance, and makeup artists can dramatically change a person's style with a few brush strokes!

If you're artistic, creative, and dedicated to making people feel beautiful, you could be a very successful makeup artist.

Makeup Schools in Atlanta
State License Requirements

To become a makeup artist in Georgia, you must earn an esthetician license. Before taking your licensing exams, you must complete 1,000 hours of training in a standard beauty school esthetics program or 2,000 hours of apprenticeship training. The application fee in Georgia is $30.


Get application forms from the licensing agency:

Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers

Education Details

Makeup artist programs vary in length, but in general, you can plan on spending at least two months in school. This is because makeup artistry is such a diverse field. You need to know about styles and colors for different seasons, customer preferences, skin types, and occasions. Learn more about makeup artist programs for Georgia students today. Contact the schools in our complete directory to get started! As a beginning makeup artistry student, you may start off by learning about the many tools used in makeup application. When you take a look at your makeup kit, you may be amazed by how many brushes, applicators, and containers you have. Early in your education, you'll learn what each tool is used for, how it's used, and how to take care of it. Makeup application is all about the colors! You'll delve into color theory, which involves figuring out which colors work together. This also helps you choose colors that work well with a customer's coloring and face shape. Now, get ready to add some makeup application techniques to your toolbox. Makeup artist training in Georgia can teach you how to apply makeup for daily use and how to do makeup for special events. Many programs even teach you how to do artistic or stage makeup application.

License Renewal
Hours required vary by licensure

If you take get an esthetic license, you will need to renew every two years, no later than March 31st. The fee is currently $50.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

While beauty professionals tend to have a positive job outlook throughout the country, the job outlook is even better in Georgia. Between 2010 and 2020, O*Net expects job openings for cosmetology professionals to increase by 27%. This is considerably higher than the national average growth rate of 13% (O*Net, 2013). You may be curious about how much money you can earn as a Georgia makeup artist. A lot depends on where you work. If you work for a salon, spa, or department store, you may earn a base hourly salary and get a set number of hours. If you become a freelance makeup artist, your income may differ from week to week. O*Net indicates that the average salary for a cosmetology professional is $20,900 per year. Their estimates show salaries of $16,400 to $38,200 per year (O*Net, 2013). Makeup artists in Georgia do not have to worry about licensure, so you can begin your career once you have the skills and tools needed to serve your customers! You may want to look into membership in a local organization, such as Makeup Artists of Atlanta.

Working as a Makeup Artist

Who knows where your career as a makeup artist will take you? You may work in a department store, helping people discover the full potential of their beauty and showing them what a little bit of makeup can do. You may work for special events, making women feel gorgeous on their wedding day. If you have aspirations of working in the entertainment industry, maybe you'll even work on the set of a film or television show. It's clear that there are lots of different ways to use your training. No matter where you decide to take your career, you can anticipate some long days and erratic hours. Lots of people get their makeup done during the evening or on the weekends, so plan accordingly. If you decide to work on a freelance basis, you may work zero hours one day and 12 the next. It all depends on market demands! Makeup artistry is truly a career where you can start with nothing and end up with everything. The Fashion Spot interviewed Sonia Kashuk, a well-known makeup artist and entrepreneur that began as a video stylist and worked her way up to creating one of the world's best-known makeup brands. With an education in makeup design, you can create your own path.

State board Contact Information

Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone Number: 404-656-2881

The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating 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 Georgia state cosmetology license.

Find the Beauty Schools in Georgia that interest you below,

Health and Style Institute, LLC

615 Ernest W Barrett Parkway,
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Program: Make-Up Artist Training

Empire Beauty School - Northlake

Briarcliff Village, 2190 Henderson Mill Road,
Atlanta, GA 30345

Program: Cosmetology

Health and Style Institute, LLC

2450 Piedmont Road,
Atlanta, GA 30324

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Atlanta-Dunwoody

4719 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Suite 205,
Atlanta-Dunwoody, GA 30338

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Atlanta-Kennesaw

2615 George Busbee Pkwy,
Atlanta-Kennesaw, GA 30144

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Atlanta-Lawrenceville

1455 Pleasant Road, Suite 105,
Atlanta-Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Morrow

Southlake Pavilion II,1958 Mt. Zion Rd. Ste. 205
Atlanta-Morrow, GA 30260

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Augusta

3241 Washington Road,
Augusta, GA 30909

Program: Cosmetology

Georgia Career Institute (GA)

900 Flat Shoals Rd SE,
Conyers, GA 30094

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Savannah

7400 Abercorn Street, Suite 901,
Savannah, GA 31406

Program: Cosmetology

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