Make-Up Artist Training
West Virginia

Nothing can make a woman feel like a whole new person like a fresh face of makeup. With the variety of colors and products on the market today, any woman should be able to achieve the makeup look that she desires.

This is why the skills of makeup artists are so important. Even a woman who is not skilled at applying her own makeup can go to a makeup artist and learn the techniques she needs to look great.

State License Requirements
Education Details

The subjects you explore as a makeup artist student in West Virginia should span color theory, application techniques, makeup removal, and skin care. While completing your education, you may work with clients of different skin types, coloring, and styles, to allow you to branch out and explore your skills.

License Renewal
Hours required vary by licensure
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

The field of cosmetology is growing rapidly in West Virginia, which may make this an excellent time to go to school to become a makeup artist. By the year 2022, O*Net anticipates a 13% increase in cosmetology jobs. They claim that the average salary for a cosmetology specialist in West Virginia is $19,200 per year (O*Net, 2014). Of course, your income depends on what type of job you take and how much you market your skills.

Working as a Makeup Artist

One of the exciting parts of working as a makeup artist is the fact that you can take your career anywhere you want if you have enough dedication and talent. If you are looking for traditional employment, you may look for a job at a salon, spa, or makeup store. If you want to be your own boss, you may start your own makeup application business and travel all over West Virginia to provide your services to clients. There are many creative ways that you can use makeup skills. Quite a few makeup artists have had success with creating video tutorials, putting them on YouTube, and collecting ad revenue.

State board Contact Information

West Virginia State Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
1201 Dunbar Ave.
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone Number: 304-558-2924
Fax Number: 304-558-3450
E-mail Address:

The West Virginia State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a West Virginia state cosmetology license.

Find the Beauty Schools in West Virginia that interest you below,

LBI School of Cosmetology

40 Commerce Drive,Suite 201
Morgantown, WV 26501

Program: Cosmetology

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