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Senior Prosthetic and Media Make-Up Artist

Aliases: Special effect makeup artist, Makeup artist

Industry/Sector(s): Beauty and Wellness


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Senior Prosthetic and Media Make-Up Artist is expected to perform include:

  • Performing airbrush make-up, camouflage make-up, media make-up, fashion and photographic make-up, bridal make-up etc. 
  • Styling and fitting wigs, prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Performing skincare services
  • Managing and leading a team of professionals and helpers 
  • Consulting and advicing customers 
  • Promoting and selling services and products 
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It requires physical activity
  • Need to handle a team of professionals and helpers
  • Local travelling may be a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours every day. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, 10th​ or ability to read, write and communicate effectively on the job
  • Certified training for Senior Prosthetic and Media Make-Up Artist (programme aligned to BWS/Q0303 released by Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Ability to prepare and maintain the work area 
  • Equipped to perform various skincare services 
  • Proficient in performing bridal make-up, fashion and photographic make-up​, airbrush make-up, camouflage make-up, media and special effects make-up, 
  • Skilled in applying prosthetic pieces, bald caps, wigs, etc. 
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for skin treatments
  • Ability to manage and lead a team of professionals and helpers 
  • Knowledge of principles and practice of skin therapies
  • Ability to consult and advice customers 
  • Knowledge of basic ailments, contraindications, contra actions, treatment plans, etc. 
  • Skilled in promoting and selling services and products
  • Knowledge​ of the range and use of products available for facial treatment suitable for different skin types and conditions
  • Knowledge of effect of lighting on the colour of make-up/high definition make-up
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Able to work under high pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Certification in skincare services, epilation services, manicure and pedicure, make-up services​
  • Course in cosmetics/beauty products 
  • Course on anatomy, physiology, circulation, muscles, skin and nails
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
Schools across India 
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
For further guidance, contact your nearest Common Service Centre or Contact NCS Call Centre (Toll Free Number: 1800-425-1514)
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

 Beauty Advisor/Aesthetician          

          ↑

Senior Prosthetic and Media Make-Up Artist

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Make-Up Artist → Entrepreneur

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Make-Up Assistant​

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • ​For candidates with experience –  Rs 50,000 to Rs 52,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1
​Generally, 24-36 months of experience as a Make-Up Artist ​is required
PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4
  • Media houses
  • Fashion houses
  • Theatres
  • Movie production house
KEYWORDS 
  • Special Effect Make-Up Artist 
  • Make-Up Artist
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
​StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20155142.0411Senior Prosthetic and Media Make-Up Artist
ISCO 2008514Hair Dressers, Barbers, Beauticians and Related workers​
NIC 200896020Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
QP ReferenceBWS/Q0303Senior Prosthetic and Media Make-Up Artist
NSQFLevel 6

Not available

REFERENCES 
1http://www.nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/files/Sr_Prosthetic_and_media_make_upv2.pdf
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew​
3http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-5.pdf
4http://www.placementindia.com/job-detail/makeup-artist-6-5lpa-jobs-in-ahmedabad-bangalore-pune-kolkata-hyderabad-for-urbanclap-476217.htm
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