5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Career in Permanent Makeup

Aroon Duncanson
4 min readJan 15, 2021


The beauty industry is one of the fastest-growing industries out there, as everyone is searching for a way to stay young and look young forever. The beauty industry is projected to be an $805 Billion industry by 2023. That means now is the best time to look for a career in the beauty industry. But where to start? Some beauty jobs require years of schooling and with little income at the end of it all.

So what is the perfect job career for you to get in the beauty industry? Permanent makeup! There are so many different options of training and procedures when it comes to permanent makeup and you can receive enough knowledge, training, and certifications in only a few months to get you started on your own. So we went to Alicia Shapira, of New Image Beauty Bar, a very popular permanent makeup artist and teacher in South Florida, to give us some reasons why a job in the permanent makeup industry is a good choice. Here is what Shapira had to say:

  1. People Love It!

So many people are resorting to permanent makeup nowadays, simply because it saves them so much time! And with plastic surgery becoming more popular every year, permanent makeup can also cater to those after reconstructive surgery. Especially of the face or breasts, permanent makeup can help return the skin’s appearance to normal if pigment was lost during surgery. Making this field a very popular one.

Alicia Shapira, Owner of New Image Beauty Bar

2. It’s a Rewarding Job

Permanent Makeup can really change a person’s life. Some people have been struggling with insecurities their whole life, whether it be a dark scar post surgery, stretch marks from growth spurts or even having misshapen eyebrows. In this field you have the power to restore someone’s confidence, and that is the most rewarding feeling ever! “A person’s life can be transformed with a simple microblading procedure, permanent lip and eye liner, areola tattooing, Brazilian Camouflage,” says Alicia Shapira.

3. Great Financial Benefits

The financial benefits of becoming a makeup artist can be great! Below is a chart that displays the amount of money you can make per year depending on the number of procedures you do, weekly. A permanent makeup artist can decide whichever path to take whether it be working for a medical practice, medi-spa, salon, tattoo shop, or becoming a free-standing entity. By making this your career you can decide whatever path you would like to take and ultimately reap the financial benefits! “Many of my students from New Image Beauty Bar are making six-figures a year!” says Shapira.

4. Growing Industry

The field of Permanent Cosmetics is an exciting and growing industry. The beauty industry is projected to be an $805 Billion industry by 2023.

Electrologists, estheticians, nurses, tattoo artists, cosmetologists and physicians are among the diverse group who have added this specialty to their portfolio of services. And this industry is only growing.

New Image Beauty Bar in Coral Springs, FL

5. You Can Make Amazing Connections

Shapira says, “The amount of people I have met is pretty incredible. There are always new challenges with each client, but worth all of them, learning to adapt to others styles that people want even if you don’t like it, is pretty cool because once you earn their trust as an artist they end up trusting you to do what you think is best for them!”

So if you’re still looking for a new job field to get started in, why not give permanent makeup a try? The financial benefits are amazing, you can get that rewarding feeling from changing someone’s life, and you are able to create your own hours and work for yourself! Be sure to find a great teacher like Alicia Shapira, of New Image Beauty Bar, to lead you through the way! Thanks again for Shapira’s insight and tips! You can follow her socials @NewImageBeautyBar or check out her site at https://newimagebeautybar.net.