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At The Makeup Academy, we’ve always held firm to the philosophy that dreams come true with hard work. We wouldn’t have been able to become the international school of makeup in New York City, NY, without the determination and passion of our founder, Nina Mua, who moved from Moscow to NYC to pursue makeup artistry fully. Now, we want to help other artists discover this same drive and fearlessness so that they can become the next inspirational hair and makeup specialist.

What began as a small makeup school by Nina Mua in New York City is now an internationally known makeup academy in the heart of NYC. Women and men from all over the world travel to NYC to pursue their dreams of becoming a professional makeup artist, grow in their skills and knowledge, and work for major makeup brands, behind the scenes for fashion or editorial shoots or join bridal teams all over the world…just to name a few of the opportunities for makeup artists. Discover all that The Makeup Academy has to offer today!

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About

Our Story

At The Makeup Academy, we’ve always held firm to the philosophy that dreams come true with hard work. We wouldn’t have been able to become the international school of makeup in New York City, NY, without the determination and passion of our founder, Nina Mua, who moved from Moscow to NYC to pursue makeup artistry fully. Now, we want to help other artists discover this same drive and fearlessness so that they can become the next inspirational hair and makeup specialist.

What began as a small makeup school by Nina Mua in New York City is now an internationally known makeup academy in the heart of NYC. Women and men from all over the world travel to NYC to pursue their dreams of becoming a professional makeup artist, grow in their skills and knowledge, and work for major makeup brands, behind the scenes for fashion or editorial shoots or join bridal teams all over the world…just to name a few of the opportunities for makeup artists. Discover all that The Makeup Academy has to offer today!

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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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    Professional Hairstyling Kit

    • Black Tote Bag
    • Notebook
    • Black Elastic Bands – 250 Pack
    • 3.5″ Brown Small Hair Donut
    • 1.75″ Black Hair Pin – 100/Card
    • Black Heat Safe Gloves
    • 2″ Black Bob Pin – 60/Card
    • Double Prong Slide/Curl Clip – 80 Pack
    • Duckbill Clips – 12 Pack
    • Black Ponytails – 12 Pack
    • 4.5″ Gator Clips – 6 Pack
    • 3 Row teasing Brush w/Tail
    • 100% Boar Med Firm 5 Row
    • Styling Brush
    • Aqua Cushion Brush
    • 9.25″ Carbon Rat Tail Comb
    • Clipper-mate Hard Rubber
    • 816cm Comb
    • Bone/Black Shampoo Comb
    • 1.75″ Elite Ceramic Round Brush
    • Wig Block Holder
    • Fromm Flat Iron
    • 1″ Ceramic Curling Wand
    • 3/4″ Hot Tools Spring
    • Curling Iron
    • Blowdryer
    • Eva Brown Human Hair
    • Mannequin

    Professional Makeup Kit

    • Makeup Forever HD Skin Undetectable Longwear Foundation – 4 Shades
    • Makeup Forever Full Cover Extreme Cream Concealer – 3 Shades
    • Makeup Forever Brow Gel
    • Makeup Forever Step 1 Hydrating Primer
    • Makeup Forever Lash Arresting Volume Mascara
    • Inglot Translucent Loose Powder
    • Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel 77
    • Inglot Duraline
    • Lorac Pro Palette – 25 Shade Lip Palette
    • Imagic Camouflage Cream Palette
    • BH Classic Blush – 10 Color Palette
    • LA Girl Contour Palette – 2 palettes
    • 24-Piece Set: Professional Makeup Brush Kit
    • Metal Plate with Spatula
    • Inglot Makeup Brush 31T
    • Zuca Artist Backpack
    • Ardel Demi Whispies Strip Lash
    • Individual Lashes – Small, Medium and Large
    • Duo Lash Glue
    • Waterproof Makeup Remover
    • Micellar Water
    • Carmex Lip Balm

    Sanitation Class and Certificate

    EXCLUSIVE TO THE MAKEUP ACADEMY STUDENTS

    Sanitation Standards online training teaches sanitation at a health-grade level. A health grade level means we mirror protocols that hospitals use to prevent the spread of bacteria, viruses, and blood-borne pathogens. This training supersedes any state mandates or cosmetology licensing. Unlike most sanitation programs or protocols, the training was created in partnership with a microbiologist. Microbiologists study microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, and some types of parasites. They try to understand how these organisms live, grow, and interact with their environments. The training was designed for all learning styles, with interactions and videos as content delivery compositions.

    INCLUDES:

    • ONLINE TRAINING
    • BEAUTY, SPECIAL FX & THEATER MAKEUP PROTOCOLS
    • CERTIFICATION*
    • PRESTIGE PIN*
    • ADDED TO THE SANITATION SPECIALIST DATABASE
    • DIGITAL BADGE*

     

    *Digital Certification Badge—After successfully completing the training and the course feedback, your customized digital badge will be available once you exit the training.

    *Certificate of Completion and Prestige Pin – Upon successful completion of the training, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and Prestige Pin.

    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!

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    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).

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