Find a Makeup Artist School in Chicago

If you’ve ever spent the evening comparing color palettes or imagining yourself creating the signature looks of your runway idols, you owe it to yourself to explore a career in makeup artistry. “Great!” you say, “but how do I become a makeup artist?” Whether you attend a makeup school or enroll in a beauty school with makeup classes, dozens of Chicago schools offer programs that can help you earn the cosmetology license that’s your ticket to the dazzling world of professional makeup artists.

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Finding the right Makeup Artist School

Now that your interest is piqued, maybe you’re asking yourself, “Is there a Chicago makeup school near me?” Keep in mind -- Chicago is a big city with 2.7 million people (Wikipedia, 2017). Take a look at the list of area schools we’ve compiled below -- chances are several beauty schools offer makeup classes near you. Don’t rush your decision -- request information from a handful and keep your career goals in mind when you review their literature.

Your review should actually prompt more questions, which you should jot down in preparation for a campus tour of your top makeup school choices. During your visit, pay attention to faculty-student interaction, the techniques being taught and the classroom energy. Will you learn the cutting-edge techniques you seek to master? Are the ideas flowing? Is there a good mix of students you can imagine yourself learning with? This additional step will add a little time to your research phase. But it will pay off when you confidently make your final makeup school choice.

Becoming a Makeup Artist in Chicago

Once you’ve selected a Chicago makeup school and completed your program, you’ll be licensed to work as a professional makeup artist. Depending on where you work -- finishing salons, bridal specialty boutiques, local news stations, and clinical makeup offices are just a few of the possibilities -- your average annual wage for creating amazing looks through makeup will be in the $28,250 range (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).

Browse these Chicago-area makeup providers for a quick look at your makeup artistry career opportunities:

Fine Makeup Art & Associates
Phone: (847) 847-8972
207 E Ohio St #123
Chicago, IL 60611

 

Glam’d
Phone: (773) 564-0401
351 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

 

Crystal Eyez Makeup & Beauty Lounge
Phone: (312) 465-2639
1933 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

 

Beauty inspires artists, who in turn create more beauty. And since famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright predicted Chicago would be “the most beautiful great city left in the world,” you can clearly keep your artistic mojo well nourished on the city’s streets, in its neighborhoods, and among its residents. From the rugged beauty of Lake Michigan’s shores to the polished sophistication of Michigan Avenue, Chicago has everything you need to channel your natural talent into a successful career as a makeup artist.

 

Makeup Artist Schools in Chicago

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Below are other beauty schools that offer similar programs

Cameo Beauty Academy

Cameo Beauty Academy 9714 S Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Program: Cosmetology

Capri Beauty College- New Lenox | New Lenox - IL


, Capri Beauty College 1938 East Lincoln Highway New Lenox IL 60451

Program: Cosmetology

Capri Beauty College- Oak Forest | Oak Forest - IL


, Capri Beauty College 15815 Rob Roy Drive Oak Forest IL 60452

Program: Cosmetology

Cosmetology & Spa Academy

Cosmetology & Spa Academy 700 East Terra Cotta Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Program: Cosmetology

Cosmetology & Spa Academy

142 East Golf Road
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Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools

1166 East Lake Street
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools

3106 West North Avenue, 3106 West North Avenue
Stone Park, IL 60165

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty Schools

226 Hawthorn Village Commons, 226 Hawthorn Village Commons
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Program: Cosmetology

Hair Professionals Career College

2245 Gateway Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178

Program: Cosmetology

John Amico School of Hair Design

John Amico School of Hair Design 15301 Cicero Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

264 South Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123

Program: Cosmetology

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

751 East Park Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048

Program: Cosmetology

University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts

University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts 2913 West White Oaks Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

Program: Cosmetology