Since before I started this blog I’ve always wanted to be a makeup artist, but since I live in Maryland there really isn’t a school dedicated to makeup artistry. Most of the schools are cosmetology and only offer hair or skincare which don’t get me wrong, I’ve always had a shared interest in both but it isn’t something I’m passionate about. I love makeup, I breathe makeup, but it seems like in order to go to school and become certified I’d need to relocate, which is not an option financially or in any other sense. So what to do?
I was googling “online makeup certification” and got quite a few online courses, some seemed legit, a lot just came off as scams. I’m not sure how reliable the information I read was, but in the state of Maryland you don’t need a certificate to be a makeup artist if its freelance, and that makes it easier since there aren’t schools. For me however, I want the schooling to back it up. I am not by any means new to makeup but if I have the chance to become more advance and receive a certificate in doing so, why not?
My question for all the MUAs out there, how does one get their foot in the door to this profession, and is it worth it to get the education?