Makeup Artistry Schools in South Carolina

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South Carolina Makeup Artist Careers At a Glance
  • The average salary for makeup artists in South Carolina is $48,472 ($23.30/hour). This is higher than the national average of $47,917 ($23.04/hour).
  • There is a predicted 13% job increase between 2016 – 2026 for cosmetologists, including makeup artists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.

A person who can apply makeup skillfully, quickly, and creatively can be a great asset to a salon, spa, or other beauty employer. If your favorite hobbies include watching YouTube makeup tutorials, trying out new makeup brands and products, and trying to recreate looks on yourself and your friends, contact schools below to learn more about makeup artist training in South Carolina.

State License Requirements

To be a licensed makeup artist in South Carolina, you will either have to earn your esthetician or cosmetology license to work in the state. Your esthetician training is more likely the most direct and relevant route to a makeup career. However, a cosmetology program can give you the hair, makeup and management skills to succeed in more areas.

Education Details

As part of your education, you may learn about the anatomy of the face and the different types of makeup used on each facial feature. Through hands-on experience, you may get a feel for each type of makeup and start developing your own preferences. Your instructors should also cover makeup for special occasions, since many of your customers may come to you for weddings, dances, and parties. This involves learning how to use more dramatic shades and waterproof makeup.

License Renewal

To renew these licenses, you will need to renew them every two years by June for $52.

South Carolina Makeup Artistry Careers


Average yearly salary for makeup artistry in South Carolina

Thanks to South Carolina's growing and active cosmetology industry, you may have many opportunities in your new makeup career. If you decide to become a freelance makeup artist, you may be able to capture clients from a large area if you are willing to travel. In addition, spas, salons, and specialty makeup stores often hire makeup artists. Through the year 2026, job openings for cosmetology specialists are expected to increase by 13% (CareerOneStop, 2020). Across the state, the average salary for a makeup artist is $48,472 per year (ZipRecruiter, 2020).

The work you do as a makeup artist depends on how you build your client base and what you become known for. Word of mouth is a huge success factor in this industry. When you get started, you may do free makeovers to show people what you can do. Depending on where you decide to work, you may have to travel to customers' homes or the sites of special events.

Contact the South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology

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