November 18, 2020
What are you going to do when you graduate from Chic Studios? Gain insight into 7 of the most viable career paths you could pursue as a Pro Makeup Artist!
At Chic, we are committed to giving you the skills and confidence needed to secure employment after graduation. We know there is no one path to a rewarding career, but many. By pursuing an education at Chic, you will gain access to the ‘Chic Pro Community,’ providing the opportunity to network with beauty professionals of various titles.
Below, we introduce 7 exciting career paths you can gain confidence and build qualifications for at Chic (and who said it only had to be one of these?!)
- Bridal or Freelance Makeup Artist (can include hairstyling)
- Beauty Influencer or Content Creator
- Makeup for Fashion Shows and Red Carpet Glam (or working with a Photographer)
- Editorial, Digital Print and Advertising Stylist
- Film and Television
- Theater, Events and Performance
- Retail Beauty Expert and Sales Consultant
1. Bridal or Freelance Makeup Artist (can include hairstyling)
Become an integral part of the most glamorous day of a woman’s life. Our Bridal Makeup and Beauty Business module grants you the practice and skill to become a Professional Bridal Makeup Artist. At Chic, you learn from the best. You can add to your career by taking a hairstyling course as well, to maximize your profit as an artist (the more you offer the more you can make!) Oh, and what about Airbrush Makeup? This is another way to boost your profits as an MUA. Your clients, both Bridal and Freelance Artist, will love the expertise you bring as a professional makeup artist. At Chic Studios the Hairstyling Course and the Airbrush Makeup Course are 2 days, over 14 hours of hands-on learning per course.
2. Beauty Influencer or Content Creator
Anyone can create a beauty blog, so how will yours stand out? Chic’s Digital Beauty and Social Media course provide the relevant tools to equip you with stellar social media skills. You will leave this course well-versed in Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, Pinterest and more. Ever wondered how much an Influencer makes? This course is for you – we cover the profits and perks to the life of a beauty influencer and content creator (hint, it’s a LOT!).
3. Makeup for Fashion Shows and Red Carpet Glam (or working with a Photographer)
Do you ever picture yourself behind the scenes at New York Fashion week, doing the makeup of a celebrity you thought you would only ever see on TV? At Chic, we know this isn’t just a fantasy. We have the network and education to prepare you to work on editorial gigs, fashion shows and celebrities. The Fashion & Runway Course and the TV & Music Video Makeup Course will cover the fundamentals of these industries, giving you the confidence to pack your makeup kit and start getting booked for jobs.
4. Editorial, Digital Print and Advertising Stylist
Get behind some of the most iconic looks that appear in magazines, TV commercials and billboards. At Chic, we teach you how to prep models and create memorable looks, varying from flawless skin to avant garde looks that are found on the pages of digital magazines like Vogue, Allure and others. The Fashion & Runway Course at Chic included looks from current and past trends, with a realistic module for a career in this field.
5. Film and Television
This is a great career and one that provides stability and confidence. Becoming an MUA for the Union and working on-set for shows, movies or commercials generally takes time but is a rewarding career. In the TV & Music Video Makeup Course at Chic, these career paths are discussed further.
6. Theatre, Performance and Events
There are various directions you can take with this career choice as a makeup artist. You can become an MUA for special events, work backstage with a theatre production company, or in the performing arts sector.
7. Retail Beauty Expert and Sales Consultant
Not only do Chic Studio’s graduates become master MUA’s, but they also develop exceptional product knowledge. At Chic, we provide job postings for reputable brands, such as Lancome, Kiehl’s, Makeup Forever, and YSL beauty, just to name a few! We give you the skills and opportunities to capitalize on your expertise and work for glamorous brands!
At Chic we offer a variety of courses, to help with your new career. Regardless of which path you decide to take, there are opportunities in all fields.
Becoming a Professional Makeup artist is a rewarding career, and it helps make it more fun when you have the support of an entire community at Chic Studios.