You dont have to make a permanent change in your appearance to look great and feel good about yourself. In fact, makeup is one of the quickest, most inexpensive, and most effective ways to quickly bring out a person's best features.
Thats where makeup artists come into play.
To offer makeup application as a paid service in New Hampshire, you must have an esthetics license. To qualify for a license, you are required to go through a 1,200-hour training program at an approved beauty school. Once you pass your written exam and your practical exam, you can offer esthetics services and makeup application services at licensed beauty facilities.
Contact the licensing board to learn more:
Makeup training programs in New Hampshire vary quite a bit from school to school, so you may wish to consider multiple options before selecting a program. In the first few months of your program, you may learn how to assess a client's face and skin, learn about their beauty routine, and choose which techniques and colors work best for them. When you know how to find out a clients needs, you can learn how to apply makeup effectively and beautifully. Skills you may cover include lip color selection and application, color for cheeks, eyeshadow application and blending, and eyeliner application. As you delve into each new area of makeup, you can practice on mannequin heads before moving on to working with real clients.
The renewal process for cosmetology and esthetics licenses in New Hampshire is every two years, with a $40 fee.
Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net anticipates a 12% increase in cosmetology jobs. This includes makeup artists who work in various settings. Salaries differ between work settings, job titles, and even individual makeup professionals, so you may want to look into your options and learn more about what you can earn in your city. However, O*Net reports that the average salary for a New Hampshire cosmetology professional is $22,300 per year.
Makeup artists are hired by many different employers, from spas and salons to specialty beauty stores and department stores. When you choose this career path, you can explore many different brands and makeup products, build your career on the back of an already-successful brand, and earn base pay regardless of how many clients you see each day. With strong makeup skills, you can also become an expert in the industry. Millions of women watch YouTube makeup video tutorials every day, and this platform has given a voice to skilled makeup artists all over. Carli Bybel was a freelance makeup artist when she started her YouTube beauty channel. As a result of her success, she now runs her own beauty website, has an eyelash line called Carli Lash, and makes a full-time living from her YouTube videos.
New Hampshire State Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone Number: 603-271-3608
Fax Number: 603-271-8889
Even though continuing education may not be a required part of maintaining your license, you may still wish to take advantage of local training events for the sake of your career, which you can find through the Boards website.
You can also contact the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics directly for more information or to answer your specific questions.