If you’re looking for a creative and challenging career, consider makeup school. Colorado is home to some of the best makeup schools in the country, and applications are now being accepted for the upcoming semester.
Makeup artistry is a rapidly growing industry, and there are many opportunities for talented professionals. The best makeup schools will teach you everything you need to know about beauty and fashion trends, color theory, skincare, and more.
Below you will find a list of the top makeup schools located in Colorado as well as career information and advice.
Makeup Schools in Colorado
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|59||makeup schools near Aurora CO||0||1||1||0||1||0||1||0||Cosmetology, Esthetician, Makeup||Colorado Beauty College||13410 E Mississippi Ave, Aurora, CO 80012||13410 E Mississippi Ave||Aurora||CO||80012||M5V8+V2 Aurora, Colorado||(303) 745-6302||39.69||-104.83||39.6947662-104.8348187||Beauty school||4.90||7 reviews||6||1||0||0||0||Wednesday, 9AM to 5PM; Thursday, 9AM to 5PM; Friday, 9AM to 5PM; Saturday, 9AM to 3PM; Sunday, Closed; Monday, 9AM to 5PM; Tuesday, 9AM to 5PM. Hide open hours for the week||Closed ‚ãÖ Opens 9AM Thu||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 3PM||Closed|
|223||makeup schools near Fort Collins CO||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||Makeup||The White Magnolia Advanced Skin Care Institute||1113 Stoney Hill Dr suite d, Fort Collins, CO 80524||1113 Stoney Hill Dr suite d||Fort Collins||CO||80524||HW6V+85 Fort Collins, Colorado||https://whitemagnoliaskininstitute.com||(970) 484-1740||40.56||-105.06||40.5608167-105.0571085||Educational institution||5.00||20 reviews||20||0||0||0||0||Wednesday, 9AM to 4PM; Thursday, 9AM to 4PM; Friday, 9AM to 4PM; Saturday, Closed; Sunday, Closed; Monday, 9AM to 4PM; Tuesday, 9AM to 4PM. Hide open hours for the week||Closed ‚ãÖ Opens 9AM Thu||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed|
|433||makeup artistry classes in Colorado||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||Makeup||The Hair And Image Studio Inc.||101 Ulster Ct Unit #103, Denver, CO 80230||101 Ulster Ct Unit #103||Denver||CO||80230||P4F4+59 Denver, Colorado||https://thehairandimagestudio.com||(720) 710-8059||Beauty salon||40||-105||4.9||70 reviews||0||0||2||9AM to 7PM||$$$|
|587||makeup schools near Denver CO||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||Makeup||Chic Studios Denver||1800 Wazee St Floor 3, Denver, CO 80202||1800 Wazee St Floor 3||Denver||CO||80202||Q233+63 Denver, Colorado||https://chicstudiosmakeup.com||(310) 916-6403||39.75||-105.00||39.7531094-104.9972788||Beauty school||4.60||11 reviews||10||0||0||0||1|
|896||makeup schools near Aurora CO||0||1||1||0||1||0||1||0||Cosmetology, Esthetician, Makeup||Empire Beauty School||3811 E 120th Ave, Thornton, CO 80233||3811 E 120th Ave||Thornton||CO||80233||W384+3H Thornton, Colorado||https://empire.edu||(303) 647-9537||39.92||-104.94||39.9152486-104.9435691||Beauty school||3.90||121 reviews||85||3||3||1||29||Wednesday, 9AM to 9PM; Thursday, 9AM to 9PM; Friday, 9AM to 4:30PM; Saturday, Closed; Sunday, Closed; Monday, 9AM to 9PM; Tuesday, 9AM to 9PM. Hide open hours for the week||Open ‚ãÖ Closes 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 9PM||9AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed|
|1,345||makeup artistry classes in Colorado||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||Makeup||Fluff Color Extensions and Style Salon - Downtown (LoDo)||1520 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202||1520 Wazee St||Denver||CO||80202||QX2X+7Q Denver, Colorado||https://fluffbar.com||(720) 295-3583||Beauty salon||40||-105||4.5||203 reviews||7||9||16||10AM to 7PM|
|1,397||makeup artistry classes in Colorado||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||Makeup||Amp Medispa||4100 Federal Blvd Suite A, Denver, CO 80211||4100 Federal Blvd Suite A||Denver||CO||80211||QXFG+64 Denver, Colorado||https://ampmedispa.com||(720) 612-0941||Beauty salon||40||-105||4.3||38 reviews||0||0||7||10AM to 7PM|
|1,617||makeup schools near Aurora CO||0||1||1||0||1||0||1||0||Cosmetology, Esthetician, Makeup||Empire Beauty School||16800 E Mississippi Ave, Aurora, CO 80017||16800 E Mississippi Ave||Aurora||CO||80017||M6W4+9X Aurora, Colorado||https://empire.edu||(303) 351-5180||39.70||-104.79||39.6958954-104.7925069||Beauty school||4.30||111 reviews||85||6||1||2||17||Wednesday, 9AM to 8:30PM; Thursday, 9AM to 8:30PM; Friday, 9AM to 4PM; Saturday, Closed; Sunday, Closed; Monday, 9AM to 8:30PM; Tuesday, 9AM to 8:30PM. Hide open hours for the week||Open ‚ãÖ Closes 8:30PM||9AM to 8:30PM||9AM to 8:30PM||9AM to 8:30PM||9AM to 8:30PM||9AM to 4PM||Closed||Closed|
|1,770||makeup schools near Lakewood CO||0||1||1||0||1||0||1||0||Cosmetology, Esthetician, Makeup||Accent Beauty Academy, LLC||1660 S Albion St #1026, Denver, CO 80222||1660 S Albion St #1026||Denver||CO||80222||M3P6+G9 Denver, Colorado||https://accentbeautyacademy.com||(720) 325-8080||39.69||-104.94||39.6863018-104.9391135||Beauty school||5.00||83 reviews||82||0||0||0||1||Wednesday, 9AM to 5PM; Thursday, 9AM to 5PM; Friday, 9AM to 5PM; Saturday, Closed; Sunday, Closed; Monday, 9AM to 5PM; Tuesday, 9AM to 5PM. Hide open hours for the week||Closed ‚ãÖ Opens 9AM Thu||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed||Closed|
|2,173||makeup schools near Denver CO||0||1||1||0||1||0||1||0||Cosmetology, Esthetician, Makeup||National Beauty College||1513 W 70th Ave A, Denver, CO 80221||1513 W 70th Ave A||Denver||CO||80221||RXFV+HX Denver, Colorado||(303) 934-1288||39.82||-105.01||39.8238477-105.0050324||Beauty school||3.70||25 reviews||16||1||0||0||8||Wednesday, 9AM to 6PM; Thursday, 9AM to 6PM; Friday, 9AM to 6PM; Saturday, 9AM to 5PM; Sunday, Closed; Monday, Closed; Tuesday, 9AM to 6PM. Hide open hours for the week||Open ‚ãÖ Closes 6PM||Closed||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 6PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed|
|2,290||makeup schools near Aurora CO||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||Makeup||Stacey James Institute||16534 Keystone Blvd, Parker, CO 80134||16534 Keystone Blvd||Parker||CO||80134||G6M4+63 Parker, Colorado||https://staceyjamesinstitute.com||(303) 810-1033||39.53||-104.79||39.533115-104.79485||Beauty school||3.80||49 reviews||33||2||0||1||13||Wednesday, 9AM to 5PM; Thursday, 9AM to 5PM; Friday, 9AM to 5PM; Saturday, 9AM to 5PM; Sunday, Closed; Monday, 9AM to 5PM; Tuesday, 9AM to 5PM. Hide open hours for the week||Closed ‚ãÖ Opens 9AM Thu||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||9AM to 5PM||Closed|
|2,312||makeup schools near Lakewood CO||0||1||1||0||1||0||1||0||Cosmetology, Esthetician, Makeup||The Beauty Collective Academy||1385 Carr St, Lakewood, CO 80214||1385 Carr St||Lakewood||CO||80214||PWQ5+29 Lakewood, Colorado||https://thebeautycollectiveacademy.com||(719) 439-8612||39.74||-105.09||39.7375793-105.0914598||Beauty school|
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State Requirements for Makeup Artist Licensing in Colorado
- Must be an esthetics license holder within Colorado with proof of passing a licensed course with a minimum of 600 hours of instruction.
- Esthetician license renewal every even-numbered year.
How Much Do Colorado Makeup Schools Cost?
The national average cost for makeup schools is $8,317 when you factor in the cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies. You’ll find that most schools in Colorado will have similar pricing. However, you can sometimes reduce your overall educational expense with grants, scholarships, or other forms of financial aid. You can inquire with a school’s financial aid department to learn more. As an example of your costs, here’s the pricing for one school in Denver:
- Tuition: $7,000
- Student Kit: $1,500 (nonrefundable)
- Total: $8,500
…and here’s the pricing for another school in Parker, CO:
- Application Fee: $100
- Tuition: $7,300
- Deluxe Student Kit & book Set: $800
- Total Cost: $8,200
Required Skills and Classes
As a licensed esthetician, you’re expected to have finished a six hundred-hour (20 credit hours) program as a minimum that includes the following areas of study:
- Management, ethics, interpersonal skills, and salesmanship
- Laws, rules, and regulation
- Hair removal
- Facials and skincare
- Facial makeup
- Disinfection, cleaning, and safe work practices
Professionals in this field are expected to perform the following services:
- Give facials
- Apply makeup
- Apply eyelashes
- Provide skincare services
- Beautify the face, neck, torso, bust, and arms with cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, lotions, creams, and tonics
- Remove hair on the body using depilatories, waxing, or tweezers
State Licensing Exams
Makeup school graduates must pass the two licensure exams (written and practical) before being granted a license to work. The process of registering and testing is done via PSI.
After accomplishing all of the aforementioned requirements, you will be granted the license and practice makeup artistry.
How Much Do Makeup Artists Get Paid in Colorado?
In Colorado, professional makeup artists can earn an average salary of $22,165 according to salary.com. The top 10% of makeup artists do substantially better, however, earning a salary of over $32,000.
Does Colorado Have Continuing Education Requirements for Makeup Artists?
Working as makeup artist in Colorado does not require that you complete continuing education credits. You will, however, need to renew your license by March 31st of every even-numbered year and pay the renewal fee. Many makeup artists do take continuing education credits, even though they’re not required, so as to keep their skills sharp while staying up to date on the latest laws, regulations, and sanitation practices.
Contact Information for Licensing Board
Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
Address: 1560 Broadway Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202
Email: [email protected]