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Glam By Gee Gee Beauty Bar

751 East 63rd Street Suite 103
Kansas City, MO 64110

How to Become a Permanent Makeup Artist in Missouri

Missouri Permanent Makeup Artistry Careers At a Glance
  • 300 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every year.
  • The average salary for permanent makeup artists in Missouri is $54,242 ($26.08/hour). This is higher than the national average of $55093 ($26.49/hour).
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase between 2016–2026 for skincare specialists, including permanent makeup artists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 11%.

Chances are, you've walked past someone who has gotten permanent makeup done.

In fact, it's probably happened multiple times — permanent makeup is very popular and it's becoming more popular every day.

State License Requirements

300 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a permanent makeup license

The field of permanent makeup is considered part of tattooing in Missouri. To earn a practitioner’s license, you must go through an apprenticeship of at least 300 hours. During this time, you must do at least 50 procedures. You also need a bloodborne pathogen training course. Once you’ve met the training and experience requirements, you can submit your application with an application fee of $100.

Education Details

Applying permanent makeup involves using pigments and depositing them on the skin via tattoo needles. Throughout the course of your training, you should learn how to apply permanent makeup to the cheeks, eyes, lips, and other parts of the body. As you move through your program, you'll learn about color theory and how it applies to permanent makeup as opposed to traditional cosmetics.

Licese Renewal

Your application for licensure will need to be renewed on an annual basis. Since Missouri has strict requirements to apply permanent makeup and body art, you should speak with schools about your goals to make sure you map out a path that makes sense for you.

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Average yearly salary for permanent makeup in Missouri

As is the case in many parts of the country, the need for skin care specialists is high in Missouri. In fact, demand is expected to increase 10% between 2016 and 2026 (CareerOneStop, 2020). Salaries vary quite a bit, but the average in Missouri is $54,242 per year (ZipRecruiter, 2021).

Permanent makeup artists can be employed in many different settings, so you may want to explore your options when you get close to the end of your training. A growing number of tattoo parlors now hire permanent makeup artists, as do salons, spas, and dermatology offices. Since permanent makeup is utilized on many parts of the body, it's important to get experience in as many different techniques and colors as possible. Dedicate the first part of your career to becoming comfortable with a variety of procedures and color schemes.

Missouri is a state which has a proliferation of beauty salons and spas. With that in mind, makeup and permanent makeup as an extension is a prized field of study. Those eager to become professionals consult with these groups.

Missouri Board of Barber and Cosmetology Examiners
Professional Beauty Association
International Make-Up Association

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