Make-up Artistry 3 Ways: Which Program to ChooseBlog ▸ Beauty Career, Beauty Student Advice, News | September 28, 2011
Make-up artistry is just one beauty career you may consider when you become a cosmetologist. However, if you want to become a make-up artist, Empire Beauty School actually offers three distinct programs. You will need to consider how much focus you want on the make-up end of the program. Some are very intense in only make-up artistry. Others touch the basics. With a complete picute of all 3, you can choose the one that fits your career goals the best.
First, all the Empire programs offer an introduction to make-up artistry. You will learn the basics of make-up application. The courses fit in with some of the concepts you’re already learning in cosmetology school, like face shape, skin tone assessments and color theory. You’ll be able to make suggestions to a client based on the few facts you learn as part of your basic studies.
Second, if you still want to learn to cut, color and style hair, but want to focus more on make-up, Empire Beauty School in Manhattan has an expanded make-up artistry focus. In addition to your traditional curriculum, you’ll spend more time focusing on how to apply make-up. Extra tricks and tips of the trade are included to really help you get a feel for what a make-up career is like. Guess what else? NYC is an epicenter for fashion, film and photography. You would be attending school in a city with lots of opportunity in your field.
Finally, the Westmore Academy at Empire, located in Hollywood California, is the place to go for make-up artistry. With a focus solely on make-up artistry, you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about applying make-up. Classes are broken into 4 levels, or segments, so you can do the basics, or continue all the way to specialty make-up applications. At Westmore Academy, you do not learn to do hair. So, if you are considering a career only in make-up artistry, Westmore, with a solid 3 generation history in Hollywood make-up, is the very best choice you can make is the Westmore Academy.
Keep in mind that whatever path you choose, Empire Beauty School has a network of over 12,000 salons to help you find the right beauty career. Simply, make-up artistry is a specialized area of cosmetology. So, if you want to be a celebrity make-up artist, or specialize in make-up for print, fashion and film, consider which beauty school option is right for you.
Did you attend make-up school? What would you tell someone considering the field?