HOW TO BECOME                      A MAKEUP ARTIST                          7 steps to launch                           yo...
Need Makeup Artist Training? Need makeup artist training? Find a school through the Beauty Schools Directory, which has ov...
How to Get a CosmetologyLicense and What You’ll Need Obtain a cosmetology license through your state’s Board of Cosmetolog...
How to Build Your Portfolioand Meet Potential Clients                                      Develop your skills even more  ...
Supplies You’ll Need and  Where to Get ThemOf course, you’ll need to stock up oncosmetic supplies, includingprofessional m...
How to Find ClientsFinding clients and landing jobs as a makeup artist can be challenging if you don’thave a network of pe...
The Easy Way to DisplayYour Portfolio on a Website                  You want people to be able to see your                ...
How to Put Together a Makeup Client ContractWhen you start working with clients, you want toprepare a contract that lays o...
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7 steps to launch your makeup artist career, including makeup artist training, getting a cosmetology license, building a portfolio, getting supplies, finding clients and drawing up a makeup client contract.

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    1. 1. HOW TO BECOME A MAKEUP ARTIST 7 steps to launch your freelance makeup artist careerwww.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cosmetics.html
    2. 2. Need Makeup Artist Training? Need makeup artist training? Find a school through the Beauty Schools Directory, which has over 1,000 school listings. Programs usually cover a variety of makeup applications like glamour, fashion, beauty, bridal, body art and airbrush. Some programs also help students build a portfolio and provide marketing tips for finding clients. www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cosmetics.html
    3. 3. How to Get a CosmetologyLicense and What You’ll Need Obtain a cosmetology license through your state’s Board of Cosmetology. Each state has different requirements, but typically applicants will need to complete a certain amount of training hours and pass an exam prior to licensing. www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cosmetics.html
    4. 4. How to Build Your Portfolioand Meet Potential Clients Develop your skills even more and build a portfolio of your work by volunteering at local fashion shows, community theater shows or other events. In addition to growing your portfolio, volunteering enables you to show off your skills and make connections with people who may hire you or refer you to others in the future. www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cosmetics.html
    5. 5. Supplies You’ll Need and Where to Get ThemOf course, you’ll need to stock up oncosmetic supplies, includingprofessional makeup brushes, palettes,disposables and makeup tools , portablemakeup stations, cases and organizers.The more prepared and well-stockedyou are, the better impression you willleave with potential clients.Makeup Supply Resources www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cosmetics.html
    6. 6. How to Find ClientsFinding clients and landing jobs as a makeup artist can be challenging if you don’thave a network of people who have seen your skills and know what you’re like towork with. Many makeup artists grow their businesses exclusively through word ofmouth advertising.Because a network is so important, you want to start creating your group ofcontacts early, and donating your services can be a great way to do this. The timeand effort you spend volunteering can pay off significantly in the number of clientsyou can acquire and the money you can save on advertising.Network with modeling agencies, party planners, wedding planners and businessowners of salons and spas. Hand out professional business cards and brochures thatshow off your skills, and also refer them to your website portfolio. For peoplewhom you don’t already know, provide them with testimonials and references frompeople who have used your services. www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cosmetics.html
    7. 7. The Easy Way to DisplayYour Portfolio on a Website You want people to be able to see your portfolio, and the easiest way to do this is through a website. Websites also give you the ability to reach more people with less effort, and you can easily set up a professional layout online with web hosting companies that offer website templates. www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cosmetics.html
    8. 8. How to Put Together a Makeup Client ContractWhen you start working with clients, you want toprepare a contract that lays out the terms of youragreement. This typically includes the date, timeand location of work to be done, the cost andpayment terms, cancellation and change policiesand of course, the names of the parties involved.You can usually find free sample contracts on theinternet that you can customize and use. Look for“contract for services rendered” or “freelancecontract” or “service agreement”.For more resources and instruction guide, go here. www.homebusinesscenter.com/how_to_start/cosmetics.html

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