Dare to Dream

Your Journey As A Professional Makeup Artist Starts Here.

You have always wanted to do this. Now is Your Time.

Dare to Dream

Your Journey As A Professional Makeup Artist Starts Here.

You have always wanted to do this. Now is Your Time.

UNLEASH YOUR PASSION

The Makeup Academy has been launching and advancing Makeup Artist careers for over 10 years. As the largest and only licensed school in NYC combined with global resources , we can truly say we are #1. 

  • Licensed by the NYSED
  • Internationally recognized curriculum led by phenomenal instructors ready to share their decades of experience
  • Professional, internationally recognized certifications
  • Amazing career opportunities including
  • Pro cards and lifetime discounts on products and professional studio
  • Exclusive international alum community

PERSONAL

PERSONAL MAKEUP PROGRAM

PROFESSIONAL

BEAUTY AND BRIDAL PROGRAM

PROFESSIONAL

MASTER MAKEUP ARTISTRY PROGRAM

ADVANCED

SPECIAL FX MAKEUP
PROGRAM

ADVANCED

ICON INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

Join the $575 billion international beauty industry

Personal Clients. Beauty & Bridal. Commercial. Runway. Editorial

If you can dream it, we'll do it together. Why Wait.

Amazing Opportunities TO Travel The World

Our graduates have an opportunity to join our pro team and travel with us to shows throughout the global. If you think you have what it takes, don’t wait.

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What Students and
Graduates Are Saying

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Nikia Antoniou
The Makeup Academy Graduate

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The Makeup Academy Graduate

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Caitlin Fung
The Makeup Academy Graduate

I have always loved hair and as soon as I found out about the Academy, I fell in love with doing makeup and being able to attend classes every day to improve my skills. Taking classes at The Makeup Academy changed my life and gave me so many opportunities even after I graduated. The connections that the school gives you are endless and something I’ll never forget. I’m so appreciative of where I’m at now as an Artist. This is all thanks to The Makeup Academy. Currently, I continue to freelance and do hair and makeup for bridal, editorial and production projects and events full time. Thank you The Makeup Academy!!
Maya Perkins
The Makeup Academy Graduate
"During July 2021, I decided to take my passion for makeup and turn it into a career, but I was very lost and did not know where to begin. The Makeup Academy came to me during an online search for makeup classes and career. I signed up and the rest was history. Not only did I break out of the imposter syndrome mindset, but I also gained so much confidence and skills that I still carry with me today in my makeup career. Post graduation, the school has provided me with countless opportunities that opened up so many doors and connections. Just within a year and a half, my life has completely transformed.
Johnathan Nguyen
The Makeup Academy Graduate
In 2021 I decided to follow my passion and join the Makeup Academy to learn the principles of good makeup. This was the best decision I’ve made since this marked a milestone in my career as a makeup artist. Many doors have opened for me since then, where I’ve had the privilege to work alongside the most talented people and learn more from the industry.

Today, I am the Creative Director of the Academy and member of Muba Cosmetics, the Official Makeup and Hair team for Miss Universe. Joining the Academy, literally, changed my life.
Adrian Ruilova
The Makeup Academy Graduate

#Editorial

#Commercial

#Runway

Lucrative, Rewarding Opportunities in Makeup Industry

Our graduates have an opportunity to join our pro team and travel with us to shows throughout the global. If you think you have what it takes, don’t wait.

#Bridal

#Personal

#Commercial

Take A Glimpse Into Our Academy

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Schedule Tour

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!

2022
portfolio

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).

2022
portfolio

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).

Behind
The Scenes

Classes are designed for stylists of all levels, and highlights quick and powerful ways to Jumpstart your makeup artist career.

Model for our school

Professional Model
Class Demo Model

Are you a Professional Model looking to add new photos to your portfolio? Please complete this form.

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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