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Why your career in fashion should start with Makeup?

By 11 April 2019May 20th, 2019SRA BLOG
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Why your career in fashion should start with Makeup?

As a fashion and beauty professional, it’s important to have a range of skills in your repertoire. When you are working as a makeup artist, it’s good to be able to offer hair styling services as well – similarly, when you are a hair stylist it is great to be able to offer make-up services to clients who may need both for events, weddings etc.


It is important to learn from specialised academies for both makeup and hairdressing. At Samala Robinson Makeup Academy, the Fashion Makeup 17 week course is the easiest & fastest way to become a fully qualified makeup artist. Once you become a fully qualified make up artist, you can then work in the range of careers we mentioned in our previous blog at the same time as pursuing your Hairdressing qualification – if you choose to do so.  


To become a fully qualified hairdresser, on the other hand, takes years of study and even more time learning when you get a job in a salon. Once you have completed multiple years of study you would then go and join a salon where you would essentially be an apprentice and you would have to wait for another period of time before you’re cutting hair without supervision and building a client base.


Becoming a fully qualified makeup artist is the best way to start your career in the fashion and beauty industries. With a qualification from SRA, you’ll be able to enter the workforce, even on a part-time basis and gain real-world experience even if you go on to pursue hairdressing/hairstyling. For example, you could work as a makeup artist at a retail counter over the weekends and study hairdressing during the week.

Learn More About Our Fashion Makeup Courses

Completing SRA’s Level 3 Fashion Makeup course opens you up to a range of career options in the fashion industry and beyond. This course is intended for anyone (beginners, beauticians, hair stylists, etc.) seeking to learn fundamental makeup techniques. Contact us to find out more or apply on our website today. SRA is fully registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and this course is approved by NZQA.