8 Month* Makeup Artistry Career Training

Makeup Artists use their talents and their tools to makeover and transform a person’s appearance. They are professionals with advanced artistic skills and are experts in the use of makeup to enhance the beauty of their clients.

If you’re a creative, hard-working individual with an eye for colour and style, our dual-licensed program that offers both a Makeup Artistry and Eyelash Technician license, could be a great fit for you.

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Makeup Artists use their talents and their tools to makeover and transform a person’s appearance. They are professionals with advanced artistic skills and are experts in the use of makeup to enhance the beauty of their clients.

If you’re a creative, hard-working individual with an eye for colour and style, our dual-licensed program that offers both a Makeup Artistry and Eyelash Technician license, could be a great fit for you.

The Makeup Artistry Technician Diploma in Halifax is the only dual-licensed program in Atlantic Canada that offers you both a Makeup Artistry and Eyelash Technician License. You will gain practical application techniques for various makeup artistry topics including Bridal, Introduction to Special Effects (SFX), High Fashion, Film and Television, Glamour, and more. You will also master the latest lash techniques including lash extensions, lash lift and tint. Unlike other makeup schools in the Atlantic province, all our students are provided with a 4-week work license so you can confidently demonstrate and develop skills for real-world experience.

With Eastern College’s hands-on Makeup Artistry Technician program, you can get the knowledge and experience you need to pursue a rewarding career in 8 months*.

With modular learning, hands-on training, and job placement assistance, you will feel prepared and supported to pursue your career goals upon graduation. Contact us today to find out more about professional Makeup Artistry training and start down your path to success.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Why Become a Makeup Artist

COMPETITIVE SALARY

Makeup artists’ salaries reflect the demand needed for skilled professionals. According to the Job Bank of Canada, the median hourly wage for makeup artists in Nova Scotia is $16 per hour**. With additional experience or specialization, you could earn up to $35 per hour**.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE

Whether in the salon, backstage at a fashion show or anywhere in between, makeup artists have the chance to use their passion for creativity every day. As a makeup artist, you can express yourself through your work, challenge yourself and explore the bounds of style all while you help others to look and feel their best.

MEET NEW PEOPLE EVERY DAY

Whether you work with professional models, or a bride and her bridal party on the most important day of her life, the nature of the beauty industry requires makeup artists to meet people and make lasting relationships. They have the chance to directly impact the confidence and mood of their clients, helping them to look and feel amazing.

A FLEXIBLE CAREER

Experienced makeup artists may have the opportunity to choose their own schedule. If the idea of a typical Monday-Friday 9am-5pm job holds no appeal, a beauty career allows you to break out of that routine and build a career that suits your schedule. Many makeup artists go out to run their own businesses. Imagine being your own boss!

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Click the button below to request details about our Makeup Artistry Technician Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

What Our Graduates Say

Anthony Waddell

“Great atmosphere and caring staff”

The material that is taught is always hands-on and allows students to stay ahead of the “curve” in their career choice. Great atmosphere and caring staff make for an exceptional vocational college.

Joy

“Great classes, and still so many months to go!”

Wonderful staff, great classes, and still so many months to go! I’m sure they are going to be fantastic. If you’re looking for a school, this one is the best!.

Devon Green

“I was given the tools to be successful”

I am so thankful for the people and the education I received at Eastern College. I was given the tools to be successful and create an income off the education I received. Not only did this school land me the career I have now, I have life long friendships with the people I met here! I highly recommend this school !

Why Study Makeup Artistry with
Eastern College

14-WEEK FIELD PLACEMENT

Eastern’s Makeup Artistry Technician program includes a 4-week internship at a business or organization within the industry. You’ll enhance your skills, make industry connections, and feel more confident pursuing your career.

2INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION

Our program prepares you to write the licensing exam for the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia. You’ll feel confident pursuing new career opportunities because you’ll know that you’ve invested time and energy into developing valuable skills.

3FAST-TRACK TRAINING

You will receive the job-specific skills you need to get into your career within a condensed amount of time, so that you can get to work right away. Get job ready faster!

4ONGOING CAREER SERVICES

Eastern College offers job placement assistance and ongoing Career Services to all of our graduates. Get expert advice on how to nail interviews and take your resume to the next level. You’ll feel prepared to enter your chosen field with our Career Services team on your side.

5HALF-DAY CLASSES

At Eastern, you’ll only put in 4-hour days, so you’ll have the flexibility you need for your busy life. With half-day classes, you can continue to put your energy into what matters most in your life.

6MODULAR LEARNING PLATFORM

When learning at Eastern, you will never feel overwhelmed in your program. You will complete one course at a time, allowing the focus to be on excelling in your studies.

Get Program Details

Click the button below to request details about our Makeup Artistry Technician Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

Not Sure You’re Ready for Career Training?

Take the Eastern College “Career Training Readiness” Quiz

This fun online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style, plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

Becoming a Professional Makeup Artist

Our hands-on Makeup Artistry Technician program gives you the skills, techniques, and theory behind the practice of makeup design so that you can build a stable and rewarding career.

Cosmetology school, more commonly known as beauty school, covers a wide range of topics related to beauty, skincare, haircare, makeup, and related services. Our Makeup Artistry Technician program offers both a Makeup Artistry and Eyelash Technician License. There is a growing need for qualified, professional stylists as lash extensions increase in popularity. As an eyelash technician, you can enjoy a variety of benefits. Here are some reasons why you might be interested in this career:

• Repeat business! Lashes wear off and need to be replaced which means your clients will be coming back for your services frequently.
• Work in an industry that is thriving
• Flexible schedule (can be full-time or part-time)
• Work creatively every day by creating custom looks for your clients

Makeup Design Training Focused on Your Success

Along with taking interesting cosmetology courses, you’ll work with real clients through a 4-week field placement. With this work experience under your belt, you’ll have what employers look for when hiring new graduates.

Beauty Courses Tailored to a Career in Makeup Artistry

As you progress through your training at Eastern College, you’ll get a chance to learn and develop through a variety of courses, such as:

  • Introduction to Cosmetics & Hygiene
  • The World of Fashion & Photography
  • Foundation of Makeup Artistry
  • Special Character & Effects Makeup
  • Lash Enhancement
  • Evolution of Cosmetics and Fashion

You Can Work Locally with the Training You Get at Eastern College

Our Makeup Artistry Technician graduates have been hired by:

  • Make Up Forever
  • Sephora
  • Glow Parties
  • Halifax Boudoir Photography
  • Needy’s Aesthetics and Spa

Want to know if a career as a Makeup Artist might be right for you? Talk to one of our dedicated Academic Advisors to start launching your new career in the beauty sector.

Is Career Training in Makeup Artistry Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about career training in Makeup Artistry at Eastern College, fill out the form. A helpful Career Advisor will assist with everything from career questions to financial aid and help discover the perfect career path for you.

*Program length when completed in normal time

** Source: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/wagereport/occupation/14034

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