Make-Up Artist Training

What's the fastest way to change someones appearance and give them a new lease on life?

Changing their makeup, of course. Not only do lots of women rely on makeup to boost their confidence and look their best, many women actually love trying out different makeup looks and techniques.

State License Requirements

Makeup artists are not licensed in Nevada, but you do have to register with the state board before working as a makeup artist. You must have the name and address of the business where you’ll be providing makeup application services. You submit your registration application, a $25 fee, and affirm that you are allowed to work in the United States. You can then work as a makeup artist.


Learn more about the registration process:

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology

Education Details

Makeup artist training is a comprehensive program that teaches you a wide range of practical skills. You may learn about the many tools used in makeup application, including brushes, applicators, and sponges. Instructors should cover color theory, how it affects the palettes you use on your clients, and how to tune your color choices for the seasons. Hands-on application is a major focus of this program. By the time you graduate, you should be able to confidently apply makeup to any part of the face.

License Renewal
Hours required vary by licensure

The renewal process in Nevada takes place every two years, with a deadline of your birthday. The fee for renewal is $70.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Nevada has a strong cosmetology industry, which may make it the perfect place for you to work as a makeup artist. Keep in mind that Nevada has many live shows and theatre productions, many of which rely heavily on the services of makeup artists. Whether you want to work with regular clients or theatre, this may be the right place for you. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net expects to see a 13% increase in cosmetology jobs. By their estimates, cosmetology professionals earn an average salary of $22,200 per year in Nevada (O*Net, 2014).

Working as a Makeup Artist

ou may keep a diverse and changing schedule as a makeup artist. If you work for a traditional employer like a makeup store, a department store, or a salon, you may work nights and weekends as your employer needs. If you go the freelance route, your days may be guided by the client appointments you have. Those who go into stage makeup may work only nights and weekends to be on hand for performances. Explore your options before graduation.

State board Contact Information

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
1785 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 255
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone Number: 702-486-6542
Fax Number: 702-369-8064
E-mail Address:

The Nevada State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license as well as answer all of your questions about obtaining a Nevada cosmetology license. They may also help in-state applicants apply for a duplicate license. However, you must submit a notarized application and pay a fee of $25.

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