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Business Cards for Makeup Artists

Business cards for makeup artists

Looking for the perfect business card to tell the world about your work in makeup? Voila! Here are some colourful creations to inspire, including retro, elegant, bold, and quirky design ideas. There are designs for all tastes. We also look at what to put on your business card when working as a makeup artist.

Business cards for makeup artists

What Should My Business Card Say?

A business card is an easy way to let people know what you do and how to get in touch with you. As a minimum, it should state:
  • Your name.
  • Your job title.
  • Ways to contact you – such as your telephone number, email, website, and business address.
As this is a business card for a makeup artist, you can also put other information on there if it’s relevant. It helps to set you apart and give potential customers a little more information. For example, you could include things like:
  • What sector you work in – for example, bridal, editorial, film, and television.
  • Any speciality or skill you are known for or excellent at – like airbrushing, period styling, or camouflage.
  • The geographical location you cover – this is useful for private client work like weddings.
A business card is a tool to sell yourself. So, make it memorable, persuasive and engaging to the recipient. However, don’t overcrowd a card with lots of details. In this case, use brochures, social media, or a website to expand on your information. Your business card can point them towards this information.

Tips to Create the Right Impression

  • Consider the image used – is it appropriate for what you do and professional?
  • Use a layout and font that is clear – draw people into wanting to read your card, so make it engaging and memorable.
  • Your business email address should be professional – for example, conveys “professional” all right, just not in makeup!
  • Don’t overstate your job title – for example, don’t call yourself a “designer” when you’re fresh out of college. Likewise, don’t call yourself a “hair artist” when you’ve only done two weeks at makeup school twiddling a few strands. People will notice!
  • You may need different cards – for the different sectors that you work in to convey the relevant information and right image to each type of prospective client and employer.

Where to Get Business Cards Printed

There are three main options – a print shop, online stores and do-it-yourself.

  • Any local printer shop should be able to help – local directories or an internet search should find you a list of your local printing shops.
  • For online options, several printing websites provide ready-made design options. Alternatively, you can upload your own design to create your own unique card. Even ready-made designs can be customised with your details and some offer colour options, so you can still make it unique to you.

The designs shown in the pictures above came from Zazzle, which seemed to have the most business cards specific to makeup artists. Alternatively, there is VistaPrint and Moo that do business cards for makeup artists. Many places often have deals on, so it’s worth checking them all out.

Whatever method you use, be sure to double-check your card template before you hit the “go to print” button. Spelling and layout are important!

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5 thoughts on “Business Cards for Makeup Artists”

  1. Hello, I’m currently studying to become a makeup artist and would love to know what website Cathrina and Stacy Gordon are talking about. I’d love to learn all I can. The heading says; “3 thoughts on Business Cards for Makeup Artists.” I’ve actually been trying to come up with a different email address that I can use for anything related to beauty and my makeup artist education.

    1. Hi Letty – the ladies are talking about our website. As for an email address, something professional and not too wordy is one way to go. For example, you could add “MUA” after your name or something. Good luck with your education.

  2. Hi found this web site really great for advise and tips ,
    will keep coming back learning more .
    thank you from a newbie mua x

  3. Hi…this is a great blog for anyone trying their hands at making a career out of beauty and fashion related stuffs. Very informative and so many great ideas!

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