Permanent Makeup Schools in Colorado

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9000 East Nichols Avenue Suite 105
Centennial, CO 80112

(303) 330-4969
Esthetics, Permanent Makeup

2109 South College Avenue Suite 102
Fort Collins, CO 80525

(303) 330-4969
Esthetics, Permanent Makeup

16621 North Washington Street
Thornton, CO 80023

(303) 330-4969
Esthetics, Permanent Makeup

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Elite Aesthetics Academy

695 South Colorado Boulevard Suite 300
Denver, CO 80246

Eye of the Tiger Esthetics

3333 South Bannock Street
Englewood, CO 80110

Flawless Glo

200 West Grand Avenue Suite 7B
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Lash Savvy

7560 Rangewood Drive Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Mile High Modern Beauty Academy

4155 East Jewell Avenue Suite 301
Denver, CO 80222

NaturaLash Eyelash Extensions

1501 West Campus Drive Suite E
Littleton, CO 80120

Westland Beauty Academy

2484 Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO 80215

How to Become a Permanent Makeup Artist in Colorado

Colorado Permanent Makeup Artistry Careers At a Glance
  • 132 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every year.
  • The average salary for permanent makeup artists in Colorado is $58,949 ($28.34/hour). This is higher than the national average of $55093 ($26.49/hour).
  • There is a predicted 24% job increase between 2016–2026 for skincare specialists, including permanent makeup artists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

Are you looking for a beauty career that uses high-end technology, changes rapidly in response to market demands, and is increasing in popularity every year? Consider the field of permanent makeup and what it can offer you.

This field does not technically involve the use of makeup. Rather, you use tattoo needles and pigments to create the same effect as makeup.

State License Requirements

132 Education Hours

Required to earn a permanent makeup license

Licensure of permanent makeup artists is overseen by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. To work as a permanent makeup artist, you must provide proof of hepatitis B vaccination. You also need to study universal precautions, sterilization techniques, and infection control. This permits you to work in an approved tattoo or body art facility.

Education Details

If you decide to specialize in this field, you can plan on spending several weeks or months completing your training. Using tattoo needles can be tricky, so you need plenty of hands-on practice before you graduate. In addition, you have to spend a fair amount of time learning about client consent, sanitation, and hygiene. These subjects are of particular importance in permanent makeup.

License Renewal

In Colorado, anyone practicing body art or permanent makeup must obtain licensure that needs to be renewed annually. Individuals and those who own shops will need to meet the deadline of December 31st. You can apply for your renewal as early as December 1st. The fee due with your application will cost $25, which is also the cost of your initial application for licensure. The best way to make sure you qualify for this license is to speak with schools that can help ensure you have the skills to deliver quality work.

Colorado Permanent Makeup Careers


Average yearly salary for permanent makeup in Colorado

Those who go into permanent makeup or other skin care specialties may earn a range of salaries in Colorado. Currently, the average salary for a permanent makeup artist in Colorado is $58,949 per year (ZipRecruiter, 2021). CareerOneStop reports an expected 24% increase in skincare specialist job openings through the year 2026.

Since permanent makeup is still a relatively new field, you may work in a number of different environments before settling on one that fits you. Quite a few permanent makeup artists are self-employed, but you can also look for job openings at spas, salons, and dermatology offices. Practical skills are important in any beauty career, but they are crucial in permanent makeup. Working with as many clients as you can to learn as many different styles and techniques as possible is a great way to build your reputation and become a more confident beauty service providers.

Those in Colorado’s beauty industry may look to add permanent makeup to their resume in order to give clients more quality service. The state currently is incorporating licensing for the art. Interested individuals will be able to access these skills thanks to the following resources.

Colorado Board of Barber & Cosmetology Licensing
Professional Beauty Federation
Professional Beauty Association

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