Summary/ Objective Section
“Is it really needed? Can’t I just write my past experience, which shows I’m qualified”.
Absolutely Not. Hiring managers receives about 100 applications for a makeup artist position and each and every one writes about their past experience. This makes it extremely impossible for the manager to decide who to hire, so that’s why a good summary section on top of your resume helps them make a final decision.
A perfect summary should be succinct and precise which means short and not vague. An example might be:
Passionate Makeup Artist with 5+ years of experience and proven skills in sales and product knowledge. Seeking to double sales for Mods Salon. Built recurring client base by understanding every client’s unique requests, working together with them and increased positive customer comments by 36%. Increased profits more than $100,000 for the management by upselling various skincare products.
If you think you don’t have experience as a makeup artist, you can use your other experiences to prove your potential.
Energetic Makeup Artist with 3K+ Instagram followers and 10+ regular clients, skilled in personal makeup and responding to customer needs. As a member at theatre company, facilitated with regular makeup. Received 95% positive feedback from management for punctuality, creativity, and flexibility.
Work Experience Description Section
Follow these steps to write the perfect work experience description:
- Not more than 5 bullet Points
- Use action words with results
A beginner’s example is as follows:
__Freelance Makeup Artist New York, NY – 2017- Present
- Freelance makeup artist with 15+ regular clients.
- Handled instagram and youtube accounts with more than 2k+ active followers.
- Filled in as makeup artist at Habib’s Salon 2x per month.
- Handled makeup for 5 weddings for bride and all bridesmaids with overwhelmingly positive feedback.
An experienced make-up artist example would be as follows:
Makeup Artist – Sassoon Hair Salon New York, NY – 2014-2019
- Sold $5K+ per week of proprietary products.
- Rated 4.5/5 on StyleSeat and Makeup + Me blog.
- Trained 5 makeup advisors.
- Performed 30+ client assessments and makeup applications per week.
Education for a makeup artist is as important as it is for someone doing engineering. It shows hard-work and drive. An example of a good education section might be:
Cosmetology Program – Carsten Institute of Cosmetology New York, NY – 2017-2019
- Excelled in beauty make-up and bookkeeping coursework.
- Pursued a passion for client assessment and skin care specialist.
- Commended by the Dean on interpersonal skills.
You know you’ve got the skills required and your experience shows it, so why have a skills section? Well, it’s important because it shows if you’ve got the right skills for this specific job.
The best advice would be add skills already mentioned in the job description you’re applying to. But here are a few examples:
|Hard Skills||Soft Skills|
|Facial Treatment||Customer Service|
|Booking Appointments||Creative Thinking|
|Inventory Managment||Time Management|
Certification or Licence Section
Certain states or provinces have requirements for beauty professionals to have licences. So check for your state or countries requirements and then work towards or if you already have, add those licences. An example of how to add licence would be:
- Licensed Cosmetologist, New York State
- Licensed Nail Technician
Interests or Other Things Required
To show that you’re career driven and really want to become the best in your field, it’s nice to add things that you do outside work and school that lead you towards your goal.
Some examples might be:
- Instagram: 3,623 Followers
- Youtube: 2,410 Followers
- Member, Professional Beauty Association.
- Regular listener, This Week in Makeup podcast.
- Teach yoga classes 2x per week for fun & fitness.
- Women in Leadership, Gave presentation on looking professional.
- Women's Business Accelerator, Gave talk on dressing for success.
Contact Information Section
What use is the resume, if the hiring manager cannot contact you easily. Make sure you put this information on the top where it’s easily accessible and has all forms of contact information including:
- Full Name
- Work Email
- Current Phone Number