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Follow Your Passion And Become A Professional Makeup Artist

Is it your goal to be a certified makeup artist and hairstylist? Then, you’ll appreciate our Master Makeup Artistry Program that covers the fundamentals and techniques of makeup artistry as well as skin prep, sanitation practices, and hairstyling.

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Our Extensive Makeup Artistry Program focuses on developing an understanding of transitioning everyday looks to evening, bridal, and creative looks. This international makeup training gives you an introduction to professional makeup artistry.

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For international MUAs who want to learn a new skill or beginners who wish to have extra practice, we offer private sessions where students work one-on-one with their instructor. Refine your skills with personalized instruction in this course provided by our international beauty academy.

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Licensed By The New York State Education Department

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Lights, Camera, Action!

As part of both our professional programs we have included amazing photoshoot experience which will give you the opportunity to work behind the scenes at a high energy and fast paced shoot. You will have 1 photoshoot in your Extensive Program and students of our Master Makeup Program have 3 photoshoots to build their portfolio. Our students use these photoshoots as an opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned throughout the course of our program.

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The Makeup Academy in New York City

At our internationally recognized makeup artist school, hands-on, in-person classes are taught by elite, in-demand instructors that are MUA’s in New York City.

Graduates of our makeup academy in New York City earn industry-recognized certification backed by New York State.

Our makeup academy in New York City has been designed for makeup artists in all stages of their careers. Whether you’re new to the industry or have been practicing as a makeup artist for some time, you could benefit from our hair and makeup classes. If one of the following descriptions fits you, you’re ready to enroll in our makeup artist school.

Launch: Students who are new to the makeup industry and/or straight out of high school

Maintain & Advance: Students who have some experience, already work within the industry, or have completed cosmetology school

Enhance: Students who are already accomplished makeup artists and want to take their skills to the next level and/or add a new skill set to their resume

At our international makeup academy, we are proud to offer a range of hair and makeup classes to help students excel in their freelance makeup artist careers. As a student at our international MUA school, you will develop a number of skills, including applying makeup in different styles, selecting products and materials for your makeup kit, working with creative professionals, and networking with industry professionals to generate business. Whether your ideal clients are brides, models, or actors/actresses, you’ll feel fully prepared to showcase your artistry after our courses for makeup artists and hairstylists.

Personalized Courses: Our courses for makeup are personalized to ensure you have hands-on training as a makeup artist. We believe in giving you the opportunity to learn from well-established professionals in the field so that you have much-needed exposure to the business.

Elite Instructors: We thrive on knowing that our instructors are able to give you one-on-one attention throughout the program to warrant your success and understanding of our curriculum. This is why we keep our classes for makeup artists small. You will never see a class bigger than eight students per instructor.

Tools Supplied: We provide all our students with the tools they need to excel in their education and jumpstart their careers. Our professional makeup and sanitation kits contain items handpicked by the professionals at our international beauty academy, so you can rest assured you’ll have the latest products and tools in your makeup arsenal.

Alumni Support: We continue to provide support even after you graduate. We will work with you throughout your time in school to ensure we have a clear understanding of your career goals. Through our agency partnerships, we will connect you with opportunities like New York Fashion Week, the United States Olympic Team, amazing bridal teams, major beauty brands, and much more.

Knowledge. Tools. Experience.

Invest In Your Future

During your classes at a makeup school for national and international students, you’ll learn the fundamentals of makeup application — from color blending, shading, and contouring to analyzing skin types and the basics of skincare.

Once you have a firm foundation under your feet, you can build on these techniques with the support of seasoned professionals at our international beauty school. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of makeup application as well as hairstyling so that you can thrive as a professional makeup artist.

Schools for makeup artists serve as the perfect place to experiment and discover your distinctive edge. No judgment will be placed on your work as you adapt the techniques you learned into styles that are uniquely yours. In fact, your instructors will push you out of your comfort zone, so you’ll be able to develop your creativity. Once you graduate from an international HMUA school, you’ll be ready to let your creativity shine as you create stunning new looks.

Makeup artistry is a service industry, which means it’s not enough to simply master the fundamentals of makeup application. You also need to know how to manage your business, build a client base, and market your skills. The best makeup schools will teach you how to succeed as a freelance makeup artist.

Stand out from the crowd with a certificate from one of the best makeup schools. It’s not simply a piece of paper; it’s a recognition of your mastery of makeup artistry from a school of makeup licensed by the New York State Education Department. It shows you’re dedicated to your art and you have the experience to perform well. This certificate also earns you the ability to get up to 40% off makeup with your PRO discounts!

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Pro Cards & Discounts

Upon graduation we provide guidance with PRO Card Applications as well as enable students to obtain memberships at our partners, Frends Beauty and Nigels Beauty Emporium. Just these two online companies will provide up to 40% off in brands such as Make Up For Ever, L’Oreal, Stila, Naked Cosmetics, Becca, Beauty Blender, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Morphe, Zuca, NYX, Smashbox, Too Faced, Temptu and much more. 

We understand that as you grow as a makeup artist, building and adding on to your collection is a vital part of your success.

The average woman spends around $225,360 on enhancing their appearance over their lifetime with $56,340 spent on their face alone. This amount can be hard to swallow, but with your PRO Cards, you can help yourself and others by receiving up to 40% off the leading brands. Overall, you could save more than $20,000. It definitely pays to be a PRO!

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The Makeup Academy


the essential makeup academy for international students in nyc

We are not just your average makeup academy in New York City. We are a highly recognized international makeup academy with makeup and hairstyling for makeup artist classes that allow makeup artists to excel in various  MUA industries . Students join us from all over the world to take our programs. Whether you want to be a fashion makeup artist, a retail makeup artist, or somewhere in between, our makeup academy curriculum will get you where you want to go.

With a certification from our makeup school for international students, you can rest assured that you’ll be prepared for a diverse clientele. You’ll have a firm grasp on everything from the basics of blending colors to creating glamour looks. You’ll also have a solid foundation in working with clients, mixing up your creativity, performing on-set, and running your own business. After graduating from our international HMUA academy, you can enjoy an exciting and rewarding career as a freelance makeup artist!

enroll in the most innovative makeup & hairstyle classes in NYC

Students can learn the finer details of makeup artistry and launch their careers in any of the fast-paced career paths for artists including fashion. We are the lead hair and makeup team for many New York Fashion Week, Brooklyn Fashion Week, NY Swim Week shows and many other fashion shows throughout the year. Take advantage of our industry connections and work with major designers, photographers from major publications like Vogue and Glamour, and feel the excitement backstage networking with the industries elite.

Film and Television
This includes being on the set of films, television shows, and commercials. Even if actors do not need any special effects makeup, makeup artists are still needed to help the director shape the appearance of the characters and make their vision a reality.

There are different fields under the umbrella of print. Like film and television, print advertisements and commercials go for a more subtle and natural look. In the case of shooting for fashion, because you would be selling a lifestyle or brand image, you’re also focusing on the mood and the feel of the brand/product itself. While working in print, you may be required to follow the direction of the director.

A career as a bridal makeup artist requires you to not only have the necessary skills in makeup application but also the business skills to manage schedules, trials, and contracts. The booming bridal industry is a great place for makeup artists to start as it can be very lucrative and rewarding. Plus, you can build up your clientele quickly by word of mouth or by joining or starting your own bridal team.

Theater and Performance
Stage and theater can cover anything from the makeup used in actual stage performances to special effects makeup in movies. Local theaters — and, of course, Broadway — need theater artists. What would The Lion King be without the makeup artists!


elite instructors & personalized courses

The Most Comprehensive Classes
For Makeup Artists in NYC

Recent Updates

Emilie @emilies_artistry joined The Makeup Academy after finding us online and traveled from Denmark to NYC for our Master Makeup Artistry Program!

Hear what she has to say about our program, her teachers and the experience!

Whether its around the world or NYC is right in your backyard — the Makeup Academy is one of the worlds premiere makeup programs that will take your career to the next level!

Taking the first step is always the hardest but I promise we are here to support you each step of the way! Call us today to learn more or schedule a campus visit so you can see the academy for yourself!

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Join one of our recent graduates @markspencermakeup and one of our lead instructors @alydecoutoartistry as they go LIVE to talk about makeup, trends, our programs, and just have some fun while putting on their makeup!

Ask them anything about our programs, their experiences in the industry, makeup tricks and techniques, products…anything!

Saturday, Jan 28th at 4pm
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NYFW is around the corner and preparation is KEY!
Two full days of training with our students led by creative director @tobaarte, for the amazing shows that we will be working for this season✨
The countdown begins…

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Are you a prospective student interested in learning more about our programs or a makeup lover excited to learn new techniques? Our open house events are a great opportunity to learn all about our programs PLUS have fun watching an entire makeup demo taught just like one of our classes! Sara, one of our lead instructors, will be leading the demo and will teach you all there is to know about cream products — when to use them, how to use them and which are the best!

Open House Event & Demo
February 16, 2023 6pm - 7:30pm
545 8th Ave, Suite 1015 - Right in The Makeup Academy
Register- link in our bio!
Seating is limited! Register today!

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Pro artist and instructor @makeupartistrybyhaley shows us her newest must have palette especially for bridal and glam! And find out which product is a forever staple in her kit and is a pro artist industry staple forever!

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Are you ready to take it to the next level? Whether you’re just starting out or looking to sharpen your skills & learn to navigate the industry the Makeup Academy NYC is the place for you! Click the link in our IG bio to learn more!

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Makeup by @l.ndabee
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Next evening class starts on January 17th. Dm for more info.

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We are so honored to have had the opportunity to work with such amazingly talented students and now graduates in 2022. We had students join us from over 30 different countries last year, worked with 600+ models in the academy and worked with brands like the NBA, Roc Nation, Makeup Forever… just to name a few.

We are so excited to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary in 2023! We will be forever thankful for the students who trust us with their education, our instructors who transform lives and the amazing partners, brands, designers, agencies, photographers, etc that work with us!

Cheers to a new year and alumni — cant wait to celebrate with you this year. Stay tuned for exciting events to celebrate our 10 year anniversary!

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