Permanent Makeup Schools in Texas

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Bella Institute of Permanent Makeup

1217 West State Highway 114 #124
Grapevine, TX 76051

How to Become a Permanent Makeup Artist in Texas

Texas Permanent Makeup Artistry Careers At a Glance
  • The average salary for permanent makeup artists in Texas is $62,746 ($30.17/hour). This is higher than the national average of $55093 ($26.49/hour).
  • There is a predicted 20% job increase between 2016–2026 for skincare specialists, including permanent makeup artists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

The cosmetology industry has grown considerably in scope and size since it first made its debut. As an example, look at the field of permanent makeup. The earliest cosmetologists in the United States probably never thought of using needles to permanently etch makeup on skin.

State License Requirements

If you want to be a permanent makeup artist or tattooist in Texas, then you will need to get your license and make sure to keep it up-to-date. The initial license fee for tattoo artists is $928. If you pay late, a $100 fee will be added on to this fee.

Education Details

Proper use of tattoo needles is probably the biggest area of focus in permanent makeup. The improper use of needles can cause skin damage, spread infection, and pose a hygiene risk. For this reason, you can plan on spending several hundred hours learning how to use, clean, and store tattoo needles.

License Renewal

The cost of licensure is also the same cost to renew your license, or transfer the ownership of your shop. Texas also has sanitation and infection control standards that you will need to learn. That's why it's most important to speak with schools in your area that offer permanent makeup artist training.

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Average yearly salary for permanent makeup in Texas

All over Texas, the cosmetology industry is expanding. This is good news for you as an aspiring permanent makeup artist. By 2026, CareerOneStop anticipates a 20% jump in skin care specialty jobs. The average salary for a permanent makeup artist in this state is $55,596 per year (ZipRecruiter, 2021).

Although permanent makeup is part of the tattooing industry, it is still catching on across the country. This presents a great opportunity for you. If you are willing to hit the pavement, educate potential clients on permanent makeup, and even discount your services, you may be able to create a great reputation for yourself and build a base of loyal customers. Once customers get in your chair, it is up to you to make them feel confident in your skills, comfortable during each procedure, and excited about the results.

Contact the Texas State Board of Permanent Makeup

Texas Department of Health Services

Texas is a state where many things involving beauty are celebrated and reinforced. Makeup stylists find fertile ground for expression here as well as their clients, leading to permanent makeup now being more of a possibility. Interested makeup applicants consult these reference points to start.

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
International Make-Up Association
National Latino Cosmetology Association

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