545 8th Ave, Ste 1015, NYC   |   (332) 334-8848
545 8th Ave, Ste 1015, NYC   |   (332) 334-8848

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Master Makeup Program (100 hours of study) – Offered both during the week and the weekend
Our Master makeup makeup program is our most complete and most sought after program. We have students that come from all over the globe just to take this program. This program, like our other programs starts from beginner, intermediate, and then progresses to advanced levels of makeup artistry. If you are looking to become a makeup artist and make this your career – this program is for you. Beauty, Fashion, Creative, Bridal, Advanced bridal, Ethnic bridal, period looks, runway – this program has it all! 
Not to mention you will receive three (3) photoshoots with professional models and photographers and complete three looks on each shoot for your portfolio. You will get 18 fully edited photos along with a headshot and behind the scenes photo set that is second-to-none in the industry!
The Master Program Makeup Kit, featuring top beauty products and valued at over $900, is kit curated by our instructors to ensure it will work for you after you graduate. You even receive an amazing Zuca Artist Backpack…the go-to makeup bag for any artist! You will also receive a full sanitation kit with enough products for 200 clients along with a sanitation training and certification. All of this combined with our state of the art academy space, photoshoot studio and curriculum will position you to excel as a professional makeup artist taking advantage of the various opportunities provided by the school like New York Fashion Week, Bridal Week, Swim Week, various bridal teams and much more…

Extensive 5 Week Program (50 hours of study)
Our Extensive Makeup Program is our most flexible program!! This program and will get you well versed in your own personal makeup application as well as beauty makeup applications which you can use to gain an insight into the career of a professional makeup artist. This program also begins at a beginner level and includes all things beginning beauty and bridal No makeup artist can be successful without these tools.
In addition, this program comes with a makeup kit designed for this program ($600 value), and a portfolio building photoshoot with professional models booked for you. You will receive (6) six edited photos to start your portfolio along with a headshot and behind the scenes photo.

We are licensed by the New York Department of Education, and are registered as a Private Career School. This is a value add and reassurance to any of our students knowing that our curriculum, classrooms, teachers and staff have all been trained and licensed by New York State. PLUS, this allows us to officially certify you as a professional makeup artist.

We do not have an age requirement but we do require a high school diploma or college degree, or a Grade Equivalent Degree (GED). In addition, we will require a valid state issued identification, or a passport.
We also accept International Passports.

We do not provide or accept Financial Aid. We do however offer convenient payment plans to assist with enrollment and other financing options!
Each program is paid in payment installments that makes enrollment more accessible for many of our students. We can determine if a financing option is a good fit for you during one of our campus visits!

Yes! We are happy to have students in our classroom from all over the World. 
We do not require a Visa for enrollment. We assist with providing our International students with enrollment letters or confirmation to help with the process as proof of enrollment.

In the State of New York, a license is not required to practice makeup artistry. Depending on the state you will be practicing in, you need to check what the requirements are. However, several salons and makeup companies do require you have a certification or degree from a makeup school. Having a degree from a makeup school will assist with many opportunities for various reasons. The main reason a professional education from a makeup school is so valued is our focus and education in sanitation standards and many employers want to make sure their makeup artist has confidence in this area.

Each program we offer is designed to start at a beginner level. This ensures that each program is accessible to all students, and we also want to ensure each student is taught properly, and we highly instill hygienic practices in each lesson.

Great! We would love to have you attend our school. There is always more to learn and each instructor brings new techniques to the classroom. We also offer private sessions where we can customize a session for you to spend time 1 on 1 with one of our instructors really specializing on a specific area you want to learn. If you are interested in gaining more experience in professional photoshoots and expanding your portfolio than our Portfolio Building Program is a perfect fit!

All of our programs include curated kits that well be a great tool for class as well as when you graduate and start working.

Our Master Makeup Artistry is an all inclusive program so everything you need will be provided for you. Those joining our Extensive Program will be provided with a list of essential items you will need for your program that won’t exceed $100. Examples include tweezers, eyelashes, etc. If you have a love of makeup, you may have these items in your possession already!

We pride ourselves in offering small class sizes. A maximum of 12 students per instructor will ensure you will have specialized attention on the classroom.

For our lessons in the classroom, you will work on your classmates. We encourage our students to reach out and invite face models for your program. What a better way to learn the craft, and have fun at the same time! Each student will also be provided with the tools to reach out to face models through various platforms, and social media.

In most cases, you will receive a different instructor. This will allow for different perspectives in the industry. You will gain knowledge from each instructor, and they will share their knowledge with you.

Sure, we welcome it and they will receive not only a makeup look – but learn, too!

Yes, we offer an industry recognized diploma.

Absolutely! We pride ourselves in not only our education during your time in school but also in the support we provide to you once you graduate. All alumni will gain access to our closed community where you can network with alumni from all over the world but also access career opportunities. We have provided opportunities for our graduates to work alongside Fenty artists at a Roc Nation Event, complete the makeup for the ice skaters of the Olympic Ice Skating team, participate in amazing official NYFW shows, and so much more…

Upon graduation, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to obtain discounts from various makeup brands and websites, up to 40% off. Plus, as a student you will take advantage of our strong industry partnerships with brands such as Makeup Forever and NARS and get discounts day 1.

The photos will be emailed using a special link within 3-4 weeks after your graduation. We ask that you download your images to ensure you have them for use in your portfolio.

We start our programs each month and we are open year round, including weekends.

We are here to help via email, chat or phone.
What are you waiting for… let us help you turn that passion into reality!

There is no better way to feel the excitement of a graduation photoshoot, see our teachers as they complete a makeup demo in class, or get a real feel for the environment of our programs! Schedule a campus visit today! Learn more about our programs, see our makeup kit, meet the instructors and students, and tell us all about your makeup goals! We look forward to meeting you!


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Please note: Photos sitewide reflect student work from their in-class photoshoot(s).


From the basics to advanced techniques, insider secrets, importance of the consultation, expert techniques, insider tips, and how to market your services to brides and others.

Please note: Photos sitewide reflect student work from their in-class photoshoot(s).

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As part of our student’s curriculum, they participate in portfolio photoshoots working with professional models to showcase their makeup! If you are selected to join us, you will get 2-3 looks and 4-6 retouched photos and lunch is provided! These opportunities are unpaid, however, you will network with photographers, artist and other models and have a great experience on campus with us! Looks are at the discretion of our artists based on what they are looking to add to their portfolios. You will be on campus from 8:30 – 3 for a typical shoot and we have both weekday and weekend shoot dates.

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