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Working as a Makeup Artist After Beauty School

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Make up

After completing a beauty course in Essex, the opportunity to become a makeup artist is both exciting and challenging.

make-up artist applying make-up at private beauty school

Your dream career after private beauty school

The choice of jobs after attending beauty school is brilliant: from working in a salon, to working freelance, abroad, or gaining further qualifications to become an expert in your field. Our private beauty school in Essex offers a range of makeup and beauty courses to broaden your career in the industry.

If you decide to take a makeup course at beauty school, one of the dream careers for you may be to become a makeup artist. The great thing about this career is that there are different environments depending what type of makeup you like to do. The arts offer an array of different fields: film, theatre, circus, and television. Then there are magazines, fashion shows, and even personal makeup artists for celebrities!

The appeal of this job is obvious, trying new makeup designs, focusing your talents, and having the opportunity to be involved in some glitz and glamour. If you become established enough with a brand or as a makeup artist, you are able to travel the world as you work, another wonderful way to travel the world after beauty school.

While the benefits and excitement of the job are clear, let’s not undermine the difficulties and challenges that can happen when pursuing this career.

Our private beauty school in Essex offers makeup courses to give you the confidence you need for a career in beauty. Our team in Essex have a range of knowledge and expertise which we can share with you to help you get the career you want after a beauty course.

What Does Being a Makeup Artist Involve?

Being a makeup artist can involve using cosmetics and makeup on one or more persons. You will need to be creative and have a very steady hand, paying attention to detail and understanding exactly what your client wants. Be prepared for long and unsociable hours and to keep up to date with beauty trends. Taking time to practise on yourself and others is also essential.

If you’re working in theatre or film, you will need to learn about the context of the film, the characters, the scenery, and era of the setting. This may involve doing some research and further practice to make sure you get it right.

Another significant thing to consider as a makeup artist is the use of lighting. Understand the importance of how lighting can affect makeup and take this on board when working.

Established makeup artist Monika Blunder says the hardest part is keeping everyone happy and working with different personalities.

What skills Do I Need to Learn at Beauty School?

Attending beauty school and taking a makeup course is the first thing you will need to work towards becoming a makeup artist. Our private beauty school in Essex offers a one or two-day makeup course.

During the course, you will learn how to do makeup professionally, including shading, colouring, and working with different skin tones. If you opt for the two-day course, you can develop your skills further to include hiding blemishes and birthmarks and applying false eyelashes. What’s more, on the second day you will learn about bridal and photographic makeup. This is especially important as knowing the effect of lighting is crucial for a makeup artist.

Our private beauty school in Essex also offers NVQs and VRQs. These are ideal for those who want to study part-time. What’s more, we offer a VRQ in fashion and photographic makeup. This nationally recognised two-day intensive course is a great step towards working as a makeup artist in the industry, and it can teach you valuable skills.

How Much Will I Get Paid?

When you first start off in this type of career, don’t expect a huge paycheck. In fact, as you begin to learn the skills on the job and gain experience within the industry, you probably won’t be paid much. However, the experience you gain will be invaluable.

If you become an established makeup artist and focus your skills to one specific industry, you could find yourself earning £200 a day. However, it can vary dramatically within each industry and job to job.

How Can I Get the Dream Job After Beauty School?

Naturally, you’d love to finish your beauty course and start the job right away, but it’s not that easy. You’ll first need to decide which industry you’d like to work in. For example, if you would like to work in theatre, doing a subsequent course to learn about this type of makeup is great. Alternatively, gaining work experience in the desired field also goes a long way, even if it’s not related to makeup. Beginning to understand how the industry works is also beneficial.

If you can’t jump straight into the industry you want, working in a shop or at a makeup counter enables you to practise on endless customers. If they’re happy with the work you’ve done, you can get testimonials and take photos to add to your portfolio.

Additionally, with the rise of social media, getting yourself onto social media platforms and getting your name out there is another way to try and get your foot in the door. Networking is a great way to hear about jobs and get to know people in the industry who can help you get your foot in the door.

Stay passionate and determined and you will be sure to get your dream job as a makeup artist after beauty school.

Elite Beauty School in Essex can help you take the first step towards becoming a makeup artist. Give us a call today on 01279 755077 to find out which makeup course can work best to get you kick started on your career.

How You Can Travel The World After Training At Beauty School

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Ever wanted to travel the world but wondered how you can do it while working too? Beauty training at Elite Beauty School Essex offers amazing opportunities to travel and work.

Woman on a beach, travel after beauty school Essex

Enjoy the world after Beauty School

We are lucky enough to live in a time when travelling the world is much easier than it use to be. Flights are available to almost everywhere, making it so simple to explore, learn about new cultures and see other parts of the globe.

Often the desire to travel is restricted by money, but what if there was a way to see the world and work at the same time? Having practical skills, such as beauty therapy, offers some great opportunities to travel and earn money while doing it.

Our Beauty School in Essex can equip you with all the skills you need to become a globe-trotting beauty therapist, but how?

Working on a Cruise Ship

Cruise ships remain a popular travel and holiday choice for many people. The market is also expanding to cater cruise ships for younger people.

Not all cruises are the same, but many will travel by sea and then spend time docked in a particular area of the world. Often associated with luxury, the essential of any cruise ship is a spa. Beauty therapists are always needed on cruise ships for jobs such as massage therapy, waxing and hair removal, makeup, facials and much more.

If you are trained as a beauty therapist and love the idea of travelling and working, this is ideal. The working hours are long and it will be tiring at times, but a completely different experience to working in a salon. You’ll find some helpful and honest reviews about life working on a cruise ship here.

Why not look into this one you’ve finished your beauty training?

Working in a Hotel or Resort

Good hotels come with glorious spas and a range of beauty treatments on offer. A luxury hotel anywhere in the world will offer these services. Many hotels will welcome international staff and you can apply for said jobs back in the UK. Be sure to find out as much as possible about the job and country you’re heading to beforehand.

Many hotels chains are international and this can be a good gateway to be posted abroad. Working in a hotel spa in the UK can be good for gaining the experience and ensuring you enjoy this style of work. If you choose this career path, it’s a wonderful way to live abroad and fully immerse yourself in another culture. It’s even possible to be a freelance beauty therapist abroad — if you’re in the right environment and can find a good client base.

How Can I Find These Job Opportunities After My Beauty Training?

Although it may seem daunting to take a step into a different kind of lifestyle, it’s a unique opportunity to travel the world. You’ll be able to search online to find jobs you are looking for. Ask friends and family to see if anyone else they know has done something similar.

There are many websites set up to cater for those who want to work abroad. Make sure that you vigilantly check your contract before moving anywhere. Be prepared that expectations may vary from country to country and job to job. You never know, your dream job could be waiting for you abroad!

Completing a beauty training course offers so many different job opportunities. If you have a desire to travel, then it is possible to see the world and work using your skills and qualifications. Check out our hair and beauty training courses at Elite Beauty School Essex to see what you can specialise in before you travel.

What Can I Expect From Going to Beauty School?

Written by: Clare Weyers Date of published: . Posted in Beauty Training

Taking the plunge into a new career or to learn a new set of skills can be nerve-wracking. You’ll want to know what to expect to make sure you’re prepared. Our beauty school in Essex can tell you what to expect.

Beauty tools for make up and hair in action at beauty school

Deciding to work in the beauty service industry is a great investment. Wherever you go, there is always a demand for hair stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists. The National Career Service predict that by 2020, there will be nearly 600,000 people in the UK working as beauty therapists. That’s almost 20,000 more than at the moment!

It’s also a career which you can start at any age, and beauty schools with part-time or evening courses are great for those wanting a career change.

What to expect from Beauty School

Before starting a beauty training course,  you’ll have so many questions about what you’ll learn and what it will be like. It’s natural to want to gain all the information before you invest in a course.

Our Beauty School here in Essex is happy to answer all of your questions before you start.

How Long Will the  Beauty Course Take?

Our courses are very short, with some taking only one or two days. These short courses are ideal for somebody already employed within the beauty industry, or for someone who wants to gain the qualification quickly.

Our beauty school also offers NVQ training. Although it takes longer than our short courses, it is still much quicker than at your local college as the number of students in the class is small. An NVQ course at our beauty school usually takes about 10 weeks.

Is There an Exam? How Do I Practise the Practical Skills?

Our beauty school focuses on intense practical training, which is why we offer a lot of short courses. As such, there is no formal exam at the end of the course, however, you will be assessed throughout the day.  You will practise all the skills on models, or, you can bring a family or friend to test your skills on.

Who Will Be Training Me?

All of our tutors have been working in the industry for many years, with the relevant teaching qualifications, as well as the beauty knowledge. There are also two City and Guild Assessors on our staff.

You will be in very professional hands throughout the course, and will be able to ask questions about working in the profession, as well as learning all the skills you need.

How Many Other Students Will I Be With?

This is what makes Elite Beauty School unique and suitable for so many students, our classes are extremely small. “It’s like having one-to-one tuition,” we’ve heard from students, which is ideal for learning.

There is no more than four students per class, meaning you can ask as many questions as you like as you go through the day, and ensuring you have all the attention you need to gain the skills confidently.

Do I Need to Bring Anything or Wear Anything Specific?

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as you’ll be wearing them all day. If you already have a uniform for your work in the beauty industry, then you are more than welcome to wear this for your training.

You don’t need to bring anything apart from yourself, as all the equipment and products you need will be at the beauty school. You can also purchase a starter kit for when you finish, meaning you’ll have everything you need to carry out the treatments when you complete the course.

Can I Start Working as Soon as I Have Completed the Course?

Yes! After the course you will receive the Elite School of Beauty Diploma, enabling you to practise your beauty therapy skills. It will also enable you to gain insurance to do the treatments from The Beauty Guild. Being insured is a crucial part of being a beauty therapist, so it’s vital to become insured after you receive your qualification, as soon as you begin to offer treatment.


Got any more questions about beauty school? Feel free to email or call us on 01279 755077. Elite School of Beauty Therapy is a leading beauty school in the South East of England, offering a range of hairdressing and beauty training courses.