Makeup Artistry Schools in New Jersey

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121 Watchung Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ 7060

(908) 754-4247
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology

1458 Route 35 South
Ocean Township, NJ 7712

(732) 695-6800
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology

312 State Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 8861

(732) 442-6007
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology

70 East Holly Avenue
Pitman, NJ 8071

(856) 553-6079
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology

5518 Bergenline Avenue
West New York, NJ 7093

(201) 866-4000
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology

4741 U.S. Route 9
Howell, NJ 7731

(732) 845-6289
Cosmetology, Teacher Training, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Barbering

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AMA Artist Makeup Academy

1530 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065

Artistic Academy of Hair Design

301 Gibraltar Drive Suite 1-A
Morris Plains, NJ 7950

Parisian Beauty School – Accredited

21 Passaic Street
Hackensack, NJ 7601

PB Cosmetology Education Centre – Accredited

110 Monmouth Street
Gloucester, NJ 8030

School of Makeup Effects

490 Riverview Drive
Totowa, NJ 07512

Shore Beauty School – Accredited

3003 English Creek Avenue
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 8234

How to Become a Makeup Artist in New Jersey

New Jersey Makeup Artist Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for makeup artists in New Jersey is $49,021 ($23.57/hour). This is higher than the national average of $47,917 ($23.04/hour).
  • There is a predicted 24% job increase between 2016 – 2026 for cosmetologists, including makeup artists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.

Do you daydream of making New Jersey brides look like fairy tale princesses on their wedding day, with picture perfect makeup elevating their look? If so, use NJ makeup artist Victoria De Los Rios as your prime example — and follow her blueprint for success. She's just one of the many makeup artist success stories in New Jersey that you can emulate. No matter what kind of makeup artist career you choose, the key to your success is awesome makeup school training.

What else does the Garden State have in store for students who want to color the world beautiful with their passion for good looks? Well, after you absorb the information below that reviews license requirements and career facts, we suggest you take the next step and compare your options. To get started, simply use the search box or school listings on this page to see what beauty schools in New Jersey offer training that align with your goals in makeup. And when you're rockin' and rollin' in your makeup career, share your success with us!

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours

Required to earn a makeup artistry license

To become a makeup artist in New Jersey, you will need to earn your esthetician's license. These types of programs will give you a solid foundation in makeup, plus facial and skin science knowledge that can be helpful in your makeup career. Plus, esthetician programs tend to be shorter than cosmetology programs, which also cover hair and nail topics that aren't related to makeup. But, if those areas appeal to you, then maybe cosmetology could be the better option.

Education Details

Finding the right makeup artist program can be tricky, and requires a close examination of your course and program options. Since makeup artistry is a broad field, many programs focus on certain areas, while others may cover all the bases. When you speak with advisors at New Jersey makeup and cosmetology schools, tell them your goals and ask how their courses prepare you for employment in the role you want.

Makeup courses in New Jersey

  • Seasonal
  • Special effects
  • Bridal
  • Color theory
  • Safety and sanitation

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

The renewal process for these licenses in New Jersey is every two years by September 30th in even-numbered years. The fee is $60.

New Jersey Makeup Artistry Careers


Average yearly salary for makeup artistry in New Jersey

Contact the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology

New Jersey Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling

The New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology can help you with updating your name or change of address information, acquiring out-of-state licensing, renewal and other useful forms, as well as answer other questions about obtaining a New Jersey cosmetology license.

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