Permanent Make-Up

If you have ever seen someone with permanent makeup, you know how natural and beautiful this procedure can make skin look.

No matter what effect people achieve with regular makeup, it can be replicated through permanent makeup with the help of a skilled technician.

State License Requirements
Education Details

You may explore many technical topics as a permanent makeup student. It’s important to learn about the tools that are used in this field, as they are the same tools that are used in the tattooing industry. Furthermore, you should develop a strong understanding of color theory and how it applies to permanent makeup. Throughout your make up tatooing program, your instructors should cover different permanent makeup procedures, show you how to do them, and offer feedback when you carry out these procedures. This may involve working with the eyes, cheeks, and lips.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period

Permanent makeup artist licenses need to be renewed every year, and include a $200 renewal fee. Vermont also has standards for education and training requirements that you will have to adhere to, in addition to the application and fee. Because of these strict guidelines, it can be critical to find the right permanent makeup artist program ASAP. When you speak with schools be sure to ask how they help students prepare for licensure in this state.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

The field of permanent makeup is going through considerable growth in Vermont. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net anticipates a 19% increase in skin care specialist jobs. This growth rate is higher than average when compared to other professions (O*Net, 2012). With your specialized training and education, you may be in a great position to earn a competitive salary. O*Net claims that the average salary for a Vermont skin care specialist is $41,000 per year. That is $12,000 higher than the national average (O*Net, 2014).

Working as a Permanent Makeup Artist

Permanent makeup is still growing as a field, so you may want to stay on top of local job opportunities to see where your skills can be used. Permanent makeup artists may use their skills in salons, spas, and dermatology offices. Some even choose to open their own salon and become self-employed. By far, the best skill you can bring to this career is excellent communication. Clients may know what look they want, but they may not know how to communicate it to you. Knowing which questions to ask and what clients are trying to achieve can help you meet their expectations.

State board Contact Information

Vermont Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
89 Main St. 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone Number: 802-828-1505
Fax Number: 802-828-2465
E-mail Address:

The Vermont 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 Vermont state cosmetology license.

Vermont’s beauty industry is expected to see a substantial increase in both
the number applying to be professionals as well as those licensed. With
more seeing the potential of different career specializations like permanent
makeup available, they seek out information from these institutions.

Vermont Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
International Make-Up Association
National Interstate Council of Board of Cosmetology


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