Top 3 Reasons to go to Makeup School
1. Clients Want Trained Professionals
It’s not news that Youtube and Instagram have profoundly affected the beauty industry. Since YouTube debuted in the late 2000’s, a new generation has become obsessed with makeup products and techniques. Some of them have gathered huge social media followings, while others have managed to cross over into the realm of real-world, working makeup artists. It’s exciting to see so much interest in our creative and lucrative field. It’s also important now more than ever for the aspiring artist to understand that this new wave of people has made an already competitive field even more competitive. While it’s popular to have the phrase “self-taught” in your Instagram bio, it might be sobering to realize the potential client probably reads self-taught as “not trained.” And not trained is one step away from “amateur.” No matter how great an artist’s natural talent is, clients want to hire trained professionals.
2. Practice Makes Perfect
This is an art form that, for most people, requires hundreds of hours of hands-on work. A person can read all the books, watch all the tutorials and hang around as many makeup counters as they want, but until they start practicing, their skills will never get up to speed to start working. One of the many benefits of attending a well-respected training program is entering a disciplined environment where students will practice. Of course, a person can practice on their own, but most people could take five or more years to gather all the experience they need while those same hands-on hours could be attained in a fraction of the time in a certified training program.
3. You Only Live Once!
The thing that holds most people back from their dreams… is themselves. It’s fear and a lack of belief in themselves that will ultimately keep them from going after what they want. We’ve watched many people find their confidence while attending one of our programs. That’s part of what can happen at makeup school as well. Along with learning the products and techniques, we help you find the vision. We help you see the path to your goals. If you can’t see the road, it might be very daunting to take a step forward. A lot of aspiring artists will procrastinate out of fear. They’ll wait because they think they can’t afford it. They’ll tell themselves they can just watch videos and learn on their own. And time slips by. That time is your life! It might feel like a big commitment, but your life and your dreams are worth it.