Are You Thinking About Taking Makeup Classes?

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Are You Thinking About Taking Makeup Classes?
A lot of people are interested in learning about cosmetology. But how long does that actually take and
when can you complete a beauty program? These questions aren't easy to answer, because it all
depends on the program you are following. First of all, there are different makeup classes you could
choose from. Then, the State you live in will have a requirement for the number of hours you need to
spend on makeup classes before you can complete a program. Lastly, it depends on whether you study
full time or part time. Generally, a cosmetology curriculum that is full and comprehensive will take
quite a number of hours. Usually, it comprises of 1,500 to 2,100 hours all together. However, if you are
only interested in a specific part of cosmetology, it depends entirely on which part you choose. For
instance, nail technology and makeup artists study on average 300 to 600 hours. Electrologists study
around 500 hours. Skin care professionals and esthetics study between 300 to 1,500 hours. This is the
course that varies the most on a State by State basis. Your State will have a licensing board that
determines the number of hours that are required. In Montana, for instance, the requirement is 2,000
hours. In New York, however, the same course only takes 1,000 hours. The main driver to how long it
will take depends mainly on whether you study full time or part time. Very often, a full time program
will take around two years to complete. However, certain modules such as esthetics or nail technology
take only around six months. The best thing to do if you want to know exactly how long things will
take you is to contact the licensing board in the State you intend to study in.



So what can you learn in terms of cosmetology? The programs go above and beyond just makeup
classes. Usually, you are able to pick one or more of the following modules: esthetics, cosmetology, skin
care, laser hair removal and electrolysis, makeup courses, nail technology as well as beauty school
teacher training. More and more cosmetology schools now also offer massage therapy, which is a very
interesting field of work to combine with beauty and makeup. Deciding whether you want to complete
a fully comprehensive cosmetology course or just specific modules is down to personal preferences. In
other words, you need to decide for yourself whether you want to be a cosmetologist, or whether you
want to be a nail technician, a makeup artist and so on. Naturally, this decision is easier to make if you
know exactly what you will learn. Cosmetology is defined as the art or study of cosmetics and how they
are used. If the school you are considering states that they offer a full cosmetology program, they
generally mean they can also include skin care, hair styling, makeup classes and nail care. At these
schools, you will learn all you need to know about working with nails, hair, skin, makeup and anything
else to do with beauty. You learn how to choose services and apply them for clients. This is taught by
following lectures, learning your textbook and doing actual training in salons designed for students.
Again, what the official curriculum for a full cosmetology course is depends on the State in which you
wish to study. However, anybody that graduates from beauty school should have knowledge about
every area of the world of beauty.


So what about makeup school in particular? By taking makeup classes you will learn how to design
creative makeup looks, as well as how to implement them. Good makeup lessons also teach you how to
make sure makeup looks good with a specific hairstyle. You will also be taught how to do spot makeup,
corrective makeup and full makeup. Besides this, you may want to learn how to outline a custom
makeup regimen for individual clients. Very often, a school specializes in only makeup, or has highly
targeted makeup programs. These programs can allow you to work in anything from a beauty salon to
the set of a photo shoot or even movie. It all depends on how much time and effort you are willing to
put into learning this trade.