Professional Discounts for Makeup Artists and Cosmetologists

Hi,

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.


M.A.C 

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.

$35 Fee

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SIGMA

20-35%

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BENEFIT 

40% off products & 15% off Services

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TARTE

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.

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N.Y.X.

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

APPLY


NARS

30-40% off

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

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MORPHE

20% OFF

Different levels and requirements, but $25 fee applies.

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URBAN DECAY

40% off 

Requirements:

Two of the following:
  • 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

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MAKE UP FOR EVER

20-40%

PROOF OF PROFESSION FOR BACKSTAGE CARD DISCOUNT

Please provide two of the following along with photo identification:

40% DISCOUNT, VALID FOR 2 YEARS
BRIDAL AGENCY FILM/TV/THEATRE IND. FREELANCE
Provide (2):

  • Executed contract
  • Website with credited work & list of services
  • The knot listing (or comparable)
  • Testimonial on letterhead (from photographer or wedding planner)
  • Proof of business
Provide your agency listing plus (1)

  • Tear sheet
  • Call sheet
Provide (2):

  • Union card
  • Call sheet
  • Letter of reference on production letterhead
  • Station ID
  • Professional website
Provide (2):

  • Tear sheet
  • Call sheet
  • Professional website
  • TPG PRO card

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.

20% DISCOUNT, VALID FOR 1 YEAR
BEAUTY INDUSTRY STUDENTS OF MAKEUP
Open only to the following professionals:

  • Cosmetologists
  • Estheticians
  • Cosmetic retail employees
  • Salon employees
  • Tpg pro members
Open to students taking a minimum of 120 hours of makeup courses
Provide (2):

  • Current Paystub (Within 30 Days)
  • Professional License
  • The knot listing (or comparable)
  • Letter From Salon Owner (Dated)
  • PTPG Pro Card
Provide enrollment agreement with courses & hours from makeup school plus (1)

  • Letter of reference on school letterhead
  • Student ID

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BEAUTY BLENDER

I thought this was was very interesting.

40% off

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

APPLY


 

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!

Xx,

Ash


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.

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