TV Industry Service Notes Growing Demand for Makeup Artists

Professional makeup artists know that it’s a competitive field, but one of the top companies providing access to cosmetology services says there is definite growth in demand – a revelation that sets the stage for an upturn in makeup artist colleges around the country.

ProductionHUB is a search engine that connects companies in the business of entertainment, advertising, and television to makeup artists.

The company says their request engine traffic has tripled since 2008, marking a steep incline in the demand for makeup and hair artists.

Success stories like that of Tabatha Coffey, star of Bravo’s “Tabatha Takes Over” are inspiring to those who want to become a makeup artist for the television industry. Coffey began her career at just fourteen years old in Australia and was discovered in 2007 while on a reality TV competition on Bravo.

Coffee visited students at a Colorado makeup artist college earlier in December. The students were provided the opportunity to choose who they wanted to see and why they chose that person. Coffey was the most often nominated and agreed to make the trip to Pueblo Community College.

Not all makeup artists are as lucky as Coffey, but they need not be with the demand for makeup artists growing so rapidly in the industry.  ProductionHUB already indexes over 2,000 makeup artist profiles and is available for new college graduates with a portfolio.

Cosmetology schools are already preparing students to be television makeup artists with specialized disciplines, but most students take on a career at a salon. This could all be changing according to the latest industry buzz that implicates the need for more makeup artist colleges to produce star-grade cosmetologists for the demanding industry.

According to Market Watch, Dave Sapp, producer and director of Good Morning America and MTV Docs, says he always looks to ProductionHUB for makeup artists because they are the most difficult to find while travelling.