Whether you are a freelance makeup artist or opening your own makeup studio, you’ll need to choose a business name. Be sure to pick one that isn’t already in use, and try to find a name that reflects your style and skills. A few of our unique ideas include: Fleurish Beauty, Flush of Color Makeup, Maquillage a la (insert your name), and Touch of Rogue Beauty. For more ideas, see below.
Before You Pick from Our List of Makeup Artist Business Names
If you’re in business as a sole proprietor, there aren’t many requirements for naming your business, except choosing a name that isn’t already in use. If you happen to be a registered limited liability company or corporation, you’ll need to include LLC, Inc., or Corp. in your name. As a sole proprietor, you are taxed as an individual when reporting your income; the same goes for an LLC. However, registering as an LLC means that any debts incurred or owed by the business are due from the business, whereas a sole proprietorship puts your personal assets at risk. Of course, there are other types of corporations that have different debt and tax rules, but that’s a topic for another time.
This may seem obvious, but you can’t use a name that has already been used or is currently in use. Often, business names are trademarked and using a trademarked name as your own is illegal. Besides, you want people to find your business, not someone else’s.
When choosing a name for your makeup artist business, pick a name that reflects your skills and/or interests. Of course, using your name is one of the most straightforward options. There’s nothing wrong with “Makeup by John Doe,” but we can all agree that it’s not exactly unique (unless you have a unique name!).
For something more original, look for inspiration from other languages (i.e., “maquillage” means makeup in French; sounds pretty fancy, doesn’t it?). And, depending on the type of makeup you specialize in, you might want to choose a name that reflects what you do best (i.e., If you specialize in wedding makeup, you can include “bridal” in your business name). Beware that some words like “cosmetics” can sometimes imply that you sell makeup. If you are a makeup artist who also sells makeup, this might be a good fit.
Makeup Artist Business Name Ideas
Below is a list of suggestions for your makeup artist business. Whether you’re wanting catchy makeup artist names or something more timeless. You may want to add your specialty to one of the names below (i.e., Flush of Color Bridal Makeup). At the time this article was published, a quick Google search confirmed the unique offerings in this list were not already in use. Here are the makeup artist names ideas to choose from…
- Beauty by (insert your name or nickname)
- Bella Makeup by (insert your name) (Note: “Bella” means beautiful in Italian and Spanish)
- Blank Canvas Cosmetics
- Fleur/Fleurish Beauty (Note: “Fleur” means flower in French)
- Flush of Color Makeup
- Glow-Up Beauty
- (Insert your name) Artistry
- (Insert your name) Beauty
- (Insert your name) (insert your location) (i.e., Jane Doe Beverly Hills)
- (Insert your name) Cosmetics / Cosmetic Studio
- (Insert your name) Makeup
- (Insert your name) Makeup Artistry
- (Insert your name) Makeup Design
- (Insert your name) MUA (Note: MUA = makeup artist)
- (Insert your name) Professional Makeup
- Makeup by (insert your name or nickname)
- Makeup Journey
- Maquillage a la (insert your name) (Note: “Maquillage” means makeup in French)
- Midnight Beauty
- Painted Face Makeup
- Radiance Beauty
- Splash of Color Makeup
- Touch of Rouge Beauty
Those are the creative names for a makeup artist business. When choosing a name for your makeup artist business, you’ll want to pick something that reflects you and the work you do. Using your name is one of the most straightforward options, but doing so isn’t very unique. For something more original, consider inspiration from another language or stating your specialty (i.e., bridal makeup). For more on makeup and selling makeup products, see our article: How to Sell Younique Successfully.