New Jersey residents are especially fortunate because there are not only over 22 beauty schools located throughout the state but there are six schools dedicated only to makeup.
Makeup schools generally offer a basic course of approximately five weeks that prepares students to become personal appearance makeup artists who work at salons, high-end hotels, spas, bridal boutiques, modeling agencies and cosmetics stores/counters. The program includes topics like the following:
- Fundamentals of makeup
- Application Techniques
- Color Theory / Lighting
- Highlighting and Contouring
- Bridal Makeup
- Correction Methods
- Air Brushing
Personal Appearance Makeup Artist Salaries in New Jersey
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national annual salaries and hourly wages of personal appearance makeup artists are as follows.
Personal makeup artists usually receive tips of approximately 10 to 20 percent of the cost of the service. This considerably increases their overall income.
Theatrical Makeup Artist Salaries Nationwide and in New Jersey
Makeup artistry programs that prepare students for theatrical and production makeup jobs offer the basic courses as well as advanced subjects such as the following.
- Facial Geometry
- Body Painting
- High Fashion Styles
- Fantasy Styles
- Science Fiction Makeup
- Prosthetics Application
- Aging Techniques
- Fake Scars, Burns and Wounds
- 3D Makeup Effects
In New Jersey
USA-Wage reports the following theatrical makeup artist salaries for New Jersey, which shows earnings to be much higher in New Jersey than in the US as a whole.
The following is a Bureau of Labor Statistics table of theatrical makeup artist salaries for metropolitan areas that include New Jersey.