With the rise of the social media and YouTube era, it seems as easy as ever to become a make up artist! But if it was that simple, we would all be MUA’s, right?

With a creative flair in your bones and the passion to succeed as a make up artist, being self taught may feel like the cheapest, easiest route to reach your career goals. However, without a certification it will definitely be harder than you think.

So, why is it important to be certified? There are many reasons as to why a certification is important. With most careers, you have to have a qualification in order to succeed, and with make up artistry it isn’t much different. With the reputation DFMA carries, the certification that you earn is instantly recognised throughout the industry. You are instantly considered to be one of the best due to the acknowledgement and respect the industry has for DFMA! We are well known for training and delivering only the best make up artists, supplying many well known brands with incredible teams.

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As a certified MUA, it is so much easier to get good insurance. Even if a claim never has to be made, for peace of mind for you and your client it is incredibly beneficial. As a certified and qualified MUA, gaining your insurance is a lot easier and a lot cheaper. Many self taught make up artists are only eligible for insurance after working in the industry for over a year. So a year without insurance really puts yourself and your client at risk. It really is not worth the drama!

Health, Safety and Hygiene is another important aspect of being a make up artist. So you can do a cut crease and a flawless face, that’s great! But what about the knowledge of what you can and can’t do with your tools? Without the correct knowledge on health, safety and hygiene you are at risk of putting your client in danger (and your reputation, too!) With a certification you and your client are at ease that you know what you are doing. You know the do’s and don’ts – something a one day class or youtube video can’t teach you!

As well as the important, professional rules as to why a certification is necessary, there are also other factors which are bonuses with your certification! As a certified MUA, you are entitled to brand discount at many cosmetic houses, meaning it’s a cheaper way to build your much anticipated kit! You’ll know that you are able to build your kit without having to spend a fortune or compromise with cheaper alternatives!

With a certification you’ll also be able to stand out from the crowd! A bridal party is looking for a make up artist? You know that they would choose someone with a certification over someone who hasn’t got it. They know you’ve trained, they know you know what you are doing. It really makes the decision a lot easier for clients when tossing up their options. It also means you can validate and justify the prices you are charging! It separates you from the rest.

And finally, with a certification your confidence seriously improves! You know you’ve learnt from the best, you know that an intensive training session will provide you with all the skills you need. Would you really feel ready after a one day masterclass or a few YouTube videos to take on a whole bridal party on what is the most important day of their life? Knowing that you have been certified and that others have that confidence in you really brings out how you feel about yourself.

Want to know more about becoming certified? Get in contact with DFMA on 0800 138 9064 for more information!

Until next time,


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