Advanced makeup training, also known as supplemental makeup training, is an important part of the beauty industry. Continuing education within the beauty industry is defined as additional training, courses, or workshops that offer new techniques and updated knowledge or practices for adults after they have left a formal education system. Virtually all industries promote continuing education, and some are even mandated as a means to protect the public. For example, continuing education to maintain a license is mandated for physicians, lawyers, truck drivers, and food handlers.
Makeup artists, too, fall into this category. Not only is it imperative that makeup artists stay up to date on sanitation procedures to protect their clients and their products, but they must also continue to learn new techniques and trends in order to thrive within the industry. Whether working within the bridal field or prepping actors for film or theater, seeking out new techniques, updated education, and hands-on training is crucial to survival.
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Jill Glaser is an Illinois state-certified freelance media makeup artist, working in and around the Chicago area. She is also the founder, owner since 2006, and one of the instructors for the Basic, Media, Clinical, Careers, Advanced Media, Airbrushing, and Bridal Makeup courses at Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry. Glaser is also the owner of the agency Artists by Make Up First, LLC, which places graduates of the school in full- and part-time work. She also continues to freelance as a makeup artist and hair stylist for television, film, print, video, music video, weddings, and special events.