Permanent Makeup Schools in Ohio

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Allegria Studio and Micro Hair Clinic

215 West Garfield Road Suite 200
Aurora, OH 44202


2700 Dublin Granville Road Suite 510
Columbus, OH 43230

Brow Envy Ohio - Cincinnati

21 Village Square
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Brow Envy Ohio - Columbus

1200 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201

Brow Envy Ohio - Liberty Township

7130 Haskell Street
Liberty Township, OH 45069

Gem City Beauty

1100 Brown Street
Dayton, OH 45409

My Golden Beauty Academy

3000 East Main Street A
Columbus, OH 43209

Ohio Micropigmentation Center

3159 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44109

Renew Image Advanced Esthetics & Training Center

7182 Liberty Centre Drive Suite O
Liberty Townshp, OH 45069

Shaterra Jenkins Makeup Artistry

848D East Franklin Street
Dayton, OH 45459

Studio Hue

8401 Claude Thomas Road Suite 1
Franklin, OH 45005

The Lash Academy

28790 Chagrin Boulevard
Woodmere, OH 44122

How to Become a Permanent Makeup Artist in Ohio

Ohio Permanent Makeup Artistry Careers At a Glance
  • The average salary for permanent makeup artists in Ohio is $58,561 ($28.15/hour). This is higher than the national average of $55093 ($26.49/hour).
  • There is a predicted 13% job increase between 2016–2026 for skincare specialists, including permanent makeup artists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

If you really want to make people look their best while saving them time every day, permanent makeup artistry is a field you should look into! As a permanent makeup artist, you can tattoo pigment on clients' skin and enhance their best features.

You may help clients that simply don't want to apply makeup every day for the rest of their lives. In addition, you may work with people who want to minimize the effects of aging on their skin.

State License Requirements

Before you can begin offering your services as a permanent makeup artist, you have to apply for a license through the Ohio Department of Health. You may be subject to inspections; this is to verify that you are following proper hygiene and sanitary standards.

Education Details

Working as a permanent makeup artist is entirely different from working as a makeup artist, so you have to spend a lot more time on patient consultations, informed consent, and paperwork. With permanent makeup, you can't just wipe it off if the client doesn't like it! That's why a lot of your education may cover thorough patient consultations. You can also learn about how to obtain informed consent by providing information on the risks and benefits of the procedure. You should expect lots of instruction on color and pigment theory while studying permanent makeup schools in Ohio. After all, people with permanent makeup likely don't want seasonal or trendy colors — they'll want something that is appropriate and attractive year-round. Learning how to use tattoo needles to apply permanent makeup is an essential part of your curriculum. Plan on learning about different types of needles, how to pick the right needle for each procedure, and how to use them correctly on skin.

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

Any person, who gets their tattoo permit in Ohio, must renew the permit by November 1st, every year. You must also take specific courses and meet requirements that are processed through the Ohio Department of Health. The exact fees for renewal are not clear. However, to make sure you meet the requirements to become a licensed permanent makeup artist, you need to compare as many programs in your area as possible. This will help you prepare to pass the inspections and deliver the quality of work your clients expect.

Ohio Permanent Makeup Careers


Average yearly salary for permanent makeup in Ohio

Salons, spas, and tattooing clinics throughout Ohio have a significant need for permanent makeup artists. Completing permanent makeup training gives you a specific set of skills that are in high demand! Permanent makeup artists fall into the category of skincare professionals; CareerOneStop reports an expected 20% increase in cosmetology jobs between 2016 and 2026. You may find that you have a better job outlook as you build a reputation and become known for your permanent makeup skills. The statewide average for permanent makeup artists is $58,561 per year (ZipRecruiter, 2021).

Permanent makeup artists often work in sterile work environments like separate salon rooms or tattoo parlors. This is because you need a place to safely store and clean equipment between clients. If you are pioneering permanent makeup artistry in your area, you may become self-employed or even open your own salon. In this field, you often have to adjust your hours and schedule to meet your clients' expectations. As a result, you might work evenings or weekends as needed. You might offer lots of different services to reach as many potential customers as possible. Amy Campbell, owner of her own permanent makeup business, offers eyelash extensions, scar camouflage, and skin needling. It may be worth your time to find out what services are needed in your area and tailor your skills to those services. If you want to thrive in permanent makeup, you must develop a strong ability to communicate with your customers. If you can find out what they want and then discover a way to make it happen, you'll likely have a customer for life! One good review can bring in lots of new business. Building a base of customers that rely on you for touch-ups throughout the years can really help you succeed.

Contact the Ohio State Board of Permanent Makeup

Beauty professionals in Ohio have taken to offering more eclectic treatments that their customers request. One of these is the involved treatment of permanent makeup. It’s a field that requires a lot of training and information, and potential participants get both from these groups.

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
Professional Beauty Federation
Association of Cosmetology Salon Professionals

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