Permanent Makeup Schools in Hawaii

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Beauty Angels By Hideko Permanent Makeup Academy

1750 Kalakaua Avenue Suite 113
Honolulu, HI 96826

Bia Yuri - Brows, Lip Blush & Lahes

320 Ward Avenue 212
Honolulu, HI 96814

Hawaii PMU Academy

1750 Kalākaua Avenue Suite 113
Honolulu, HI 96826

Honolulu Nail & Esthetics Academy

680 Iwilei Road Suite 665
Honolulu, HI 96817

Mia Rose Beauty

719 Kamehameha Highway Suite B-102
Pearl City, HI 96782

Nouveau Contour Hawaii Academy of Micropigmentation

99-128 Aiea Heights Drive
Honolulu, HI 96814

SUZUKOO International PMU Academy

1750 Kalākaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96826

The Skin Institute Internationale

1050 Queen Street 300
Honolulu, HI 96814

How to Become a Permanent Makeup Artist in Hawaii

Hawaii Permanent Makeup Artistry Careers At a Glance
  • The average salary for permanent makeup artists in Hawaii is $65,475 ($31.48/hour). This is higher than the national average of $55,093 ($26.49/hour).
  • There is a predicted 11% job increase between 2016-2026 for skincare specialists, including permanent makeup artists. This is equal to the expected national growth of 11%.

Cosmetics are pricey and time consuming. Purchasing eye liner, for example, and applying it painstakingly, in a thin, even line, every morning, can become a tedious chore. Many people are seeking an alternative to this ritual, and look to permanent makeup for a solution to defining certain facial features without having to work at it day after day.

Still others turn to permanent makeup to cosmetically reproduce a portion of the body that has been surgically removed due to illness or injury, such as aereola restoration of the breast. Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation and dermapigmentation, are a specialized form of tattooing: the application of permanent ink into the dermal layer of the skin. The most common areas for permanent makeup are the eyebrows, the eyelids, and the lip.

State License Requirements

In Hawaii, permanent makeup may only be applied by trained physicians and tattoo artists working under the supervision of a physician. These individuals must be licensed to practice.

Education Details

Individuals who apply permanent makeup come from many different backgrounds. Most are cosmetologists who chose to add this specialty to their skill set. Some are physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. And some tattoo specialists offer permanent makeup as a specialized skill. Depending upon your background and previous education, your training may take anywhere from a weekend seminar to a full year's apprenticeship. Permanent makeup skills and techniques are taught in most schools of cosmetology, and there are some free-standing schools of permanent makeup as well. In your classes you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of skin, diseases of the skin, how to apply the techniques of permanent makeup, how to sterilize and sanitize your tools, and aspects of the business of running a permanent makeup salon. Programs include components that are both theoretical and hands-on.

License Renewal

If you want to apply permanent makeup or work as a tattoo artist in the state of Hawaii, you will need to apply for a new tattoo artist license by submitting this application, along with a $75 fee. Your tattoo artist license will expire every year by January 31st. But the cost to renew your license is only $7.50, which might be one of the lowest renewal fees for a license we've seen! If you own your own business, then be prepared for inspections by the health department.

Hawaii Permanent Makeup Careers


Average yearly salary for permanent makeup in Hawaii

Permanent makeup artists in Hawaii earned an average salary of $65,475 in 2020, the most recent year for which statistics are available according to ZipRecruiter.

As a permanent makeup artist in the state of Hawaii, you will work under the supervision of a physician trained in this technique. The physician need not be on premise in order to perform supervisory duties. You will work one-on-one with individual clients, performing your services at a beauty salon or spa, in a private and quiet location, or at a tattoo salon, or in a physician's or other medical professional's office. The most frequently requested permanent makeup applications are permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, and lipliner. Or, you may perform cosmetic restorations to body parts injured by surgery or illness, such as aereola restoration, cleft lip enhancement, or scar camouflage. Regardless of specialty, your work day will involve seeing individual clients. In between clients, you will clean and neaten your work area and sterilize your tools in preparation for the next client. It is possible, in the case of cosmetic restorations, that you may need to invoice third party payers, such as insurance companies. Permanent makeup artists not only enhance features, they enhance lives! What they do can transform an individual, adding to their self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as to their appearance. If you want to make a difference, and you are seeking a career in the beauty industry, working as a permanent makeup artist may be a great choice for you!

Contact the Hawaii State Board of Permanent Makeup

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For many involved with beauty in Hawaii, paying keen attention to facial care and style is essential. Permanent makeup is now another option for those who make that a must. With that in mind, those pursuing those skills who use these resources.

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