A Career as a Makeup Artist in Florida

Are you interested in a career as a Makeup Artist in the state of Florida? If so, there are some things you need to know. One of the most important first steps you’ll need to take towards your new career is completing a program from a reputable beauty school. From there, the opportunities for rewarding and exciting work are essentially endless!

Licensing Requirements for Makeup Artists in Florida

Florida law requires that all individuals must hold a valid Facial Specialist License (Esthetician), Cosmetology License, or Full Specialist License to lawfully apply makeup and get paid.

Whether you’re dreaming about being a part of the special day for a bride and her bridal party, applying makeup for actors and actresses, assisting with makeup for a photo shoot or runway show – it is imperative that you are properly licensed. If you want to create a career as a Makeup Artist for yourself and get paid – you need to be licensed.

But don’t worry, licensing can be easy when you break down the steps.

  1. Start by choosing the right beauty school.
  2. Complete your program – the right school will set you on the path to becoming a Makeup Artist and show you how to accomplish your goal of graduation.
  3. Sit for licensing. After completing your education it’s time to put it to the test by sitting for your exam. The right school will give you plenty of hands-on experience to help you remember what you need to know for your exam.
  4. Congratulate yourself. You have done it!

Employment Opportunities as a Makeup Artist

One benefit of being a Makeup Artist in Florida is that there are so many opportunities for employment. Florida is home to several large amusement and theme parks, many of which put on their own special Halloween haunts and other events each fall. These parks are always looking to hire talented Makeup Artists to help with applying makeup and FX effects for these events! For example; Halloween Horror Nights by Universal Studios or Howl-O-Scream by Busch Gardens 

Home Shopping Network (HSN) is also headquartered in Florida and has their own licensed Cosmetologist on-staff for handling hosts’ makeup, nails, hair, and the like.

Check Out What AIB Has To Offer Future Makeup Artists

Interested in learning more about American Institute of Beauty’s Makeup Education? Check out aibschool.edu/makeup-school/.

At AIB, we also have our Future Professionals create a fun Scare Fest event around October, which allows them to show off their skills and creativity while celebrating the spooky season! Check out our Facebook or Instagram page for last year’s Halloween looks.