If you have a professional makeup career on your mind but you aren’t sure if you should invest time and money into studying before you find work, then read on. We discuss the top 4 reasons why a makeup academy should be your first stop in your career journey.
1. Learn From Industry Professionals
All good makeup academy’s will have industry professionals write and teach the course material. This means that you are not only getting the theory you are being taught by those that have been there, done that. They take the theory to the next level as they can provide practical examples of their own personal experience. It is the insight you need before you get started.
2. Grow Your Networks
Whether you study at a makeup academy in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or another city, you should be able to create your own networks to help you get a foot in the door when you finish your studies. The best makeup academies will offer work experience in the field. That could be something as exciting as being on set for a film. This practical experience opens doors to new contacts and networking opportunities.
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3. Find Your Niche
You get to experience and explore the full range of techniques and applications. This means you can test out what you feel most comfortable with or what area of makeup artistry you love most before you start your career. Sometimes what you think you will love or are best at, turns out to be very different.
4. Grow Your Confidence
One of the most underrated and forgotten benefits of studying at a makeup academy before going into your career, is developing your confidence as a professional. Throughout your study you will find your confidence in your ability as a makeup artist will grow. This is critical when starting out in your career as clients want to feel like their makeup artist is skilled and will do a great job. Your confidence will give your clients confidence and that is a game changer.