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What is the difference between Makeup Artist And Cosmetologist?

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E. Stanley

E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered on Sep 10, 2019

No formal education is necessary to work as a makeup artist. Working as a beautician requires a minimum of an approved and completed course in cosmetology. Beauticians are trained to work with hair, skin, and nails. Makeup artists are usually more familiar with the latest trends in fashion, glamour, and the Hollywood industry. However, they would not be able to counsel you on issues such as skin care, hair, or nails. Makeup artists generally do not undertake hair styling as well.

Cosmetologists have more experience with the treatment, therapies, and best practices correlated to the skin, nails, and hair care. There are also courses for makeup artists, but these are more focused on practical knowledge of beauty. Cosmetology courses are very intense, and a license is needed to practice the craft.

B. Tiffney

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B. Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered on Aug 23, 2019

A makeup artist is someone who can change the way that people look with the use of makeup. Some are particularly good at doing this. Some people are not just able to enhance the appearance of the people; they are actually able to change the way that people look.

Of course, this is only temporary, the moment that the makeup comes off, people will start to look the way that they always do. A cosmetologist is someone who has taken a cosmetology course. They will be in charge of changing people’s hair, nails, and skin. They will be trained to use certain machines in order to make the skin smoother and so much more.

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