It’s been awhile, I know but I’ve been very busy lately. I’m hopeful to start back on here more regularly, I have some great stuff coming up. So I just recently got my Cosmetology License and I realized that with it, I can get many discounts. So I did some research on the places I could get a discount at and how much exactly, and I wanted to share.
Also, a lot of these places don’t require a license, if you can provide something else, like a portfolio of your work, pay stub from clients that you’ve done, a letter from your boss if you work at let’s say a salon like I do, ect…
Some of these require an annual fee, but most are free. The fee doesn’t usually go above $35 from what I’ve noticed. Also, sadly, Sephora doesn’t have a program like this, but they do accept the Make Up For Ever Card.
Make-up artists receive a 40% discount. Aestheticians, Cosmetologists, Hairstylists, Fashion Stylists, Manicurists, Costume Designers, Models, On-Air Talent/Performers, and Photographers receive a 30% discount.
40% off products & 15% off Services
Makeup Artist Discount: 40%
Model Discount: 20%
You have to create an account and then it’ll redirect you to the pro page and the application. This one is very simple, if you’re a model, upload your resume, if you’re an artist all you need to upload is your license.
They have 2 levels.
Option A for licensed cosmetologists. You get 30% off for a year. All you need to send in is a copy of your ID and License.
Option B: Non-Certified Professionals, Freelancers and Students. 30% for 6 Months
- REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
- A COPY OF YOUR PHOTO ID
- 2 OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
- 2 PROFESSIONAL TEAR SHEETS DATED WITHIN THE LAST YEAR, YOUR NAME MUST BE CREDITED
- PROFESSIONAL LETTERS OF REFERENCE
- VALID MAKEUP ARTISTRY CERTIFICATE DATED WITHIN THE LAST YEAR
- PROOF OF CURRENT ENROLLMENT AT AN ARTISTRY BASED SCHOOL OR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
- COPY OF A CURRENT AGENCY COMP CARD/PROOF OF AGENCY REPRESENTATION
Industry Professionals get 30%, all you need to submit is your ID and License (can substitute with proof of employment, professional website, and others)
Other Artist who do Celebrities, TV, and Editorial Stuff get 40% but need ID and Agency representation or something else of the sort.
It’s all listed at the link below
Different levels and requirements, but $25 fee applies.
- Professional Cosmetology License
- Union Card
- Editorial Page With Name Credit
- Link to Website
- Professional Letter of Reference
- Crew/Call List on Production Company Letterhead
- Business Card
MAKE UP FOR EVER
PROOF OF PROFESSION FOR BACKSTAGE CARD DISCOUNT
Please provide two of the following along with photo identification:
||Provide your agency listing plus (1)
Any credential for 40% discount must be current (within 90 days) and credit applicant as makeup artist Websites must show credited work; gallery sites and social media sites (including but not limited to instagram, facebook, youtube) are not accepted.
|BEAUTY INDUSTRY||STUDENTS OF MAKEUP|
|Open only to the following professionals:
||Open to students taking a minimum of 120 hours of makeup courses|
||Provide enrollment agreement with courses & hours from makeup school plus (1)
I thought this was was very interesting.
You need ID and 2 of these:
- Union card
- Agency promotion card and website
- Esthetician or Cosmetology License
- Current production call sheet
- Proof of enrollment in Esthetician or Cosmetology School
That’s all for now, but keep checking this occasionally, because I’ll keep adding to it as I find more places and discounts.
Hope this was helpful to some of you, or even maybe encouraged some to go pursue that license if you’ve been thinking about it. If you have any questions in regard to what a cosmetology license allows you to do, and what you learn, feel free to ask!
All of the information was taken off of each respective brands website. None of it comes from me, I just used it for sharing purposes.