Makeup Artistry Schools in New Mexico

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Paul Mitchell the School Albuquerque – Accredited

2201 Uptown Loop Road Northeast Suite F
Albuquerque, NM 87110

The Vanity Make Up

6821 Montgomery Boulevard Northeast Suite E
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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How to Become a Makeup Artist in New Mexico

New Mexico Makeup Artist Careers At a Glance
  • The average salary for makeup artists in New Mexico is $45,397 ($21.83/hour). This is higher than the national average of $43,658 ($20.99/hour).
  • There is a predicted 7% job increase between 2016-2026 for cosmetologists, including makeup artists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 9%.

People love to change their appearance, but they don't always want a permanent change. As a makeup artist, you can help people find a look that they love, whether it's for daily wear, a wedding, or another special event.

If you'd like to work in this artistic and creative field, keep reading to learn more about makeup artist training programs in New Mexico.

State License Requirements

Since makeup artistry is not currently a licensed or regulated profession in New Mexico, you do not have to meet a specific amount of training hours or qualifications.

Education Details

While working through a makeup training program, you should build a wide variety of makeup skills and techniques. Early in your training, you can learn about the tools and different types of makeup you may use. From there, you explore different areas of the face and how to effectively apply makeup. As you become more confident, you can even work with real clients.

License Renewal

In New Mexico, makeup artists typically earn their esthetician or cosmetology license to work professionally. The esthetician license is probably the better path for students who just want to focus on makeup training. These programs tend to be shorter, and won't cover hair and nail courses. However, if you are interested in offering those services, then a cosmetology program may be a good fit. The renewal process for these licenses takes place every year with a $50 fee.

New Mexico Makeup Artistry Careers


Average yearly salary for makeup artistry in New Mexico

Beauty is a field that is always growing—no matter what the state of the economy is, people always want to look good. That's why New Mexico has such a strong job outlook for cosmetology professionals. From 2016 through 2026, O*Net predicts a 7% increase in beauty job openings. ZipRecruiter that makeup artists in New Mexico earn an average salary of $45,397 per year (ZipRecruiter, 2020).

Once you feel confident about your ability to bring out anyone's best features, it's time to start building your career as a makeup artist. There are many ways to go about this. If you are interested in a traditional employment path, consider looking for work at a local salon, spa, department store, or specialty makeup store. If you are interested in becoming self-employed, you can take on freelance makeup artist jobs. This involves setting your own rates and finding your own clients, but it can pay off if you're willing to put in the hours to reach your goals.

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New Mexico Regulaiton and Licensing Department
Make-Up Artist Training
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