The $550 Billion Dollar Beauty Industry Is Calling!

At The Makeup Academy in New York City our elite instructors are all current, sought-after professional MUAs in and around New York City. Our students who join us from all over the world, are certified upon graduation and earn an industry-recognized certificate backed by New York State. This certification from an internationally recognized makeup artist school will open not only doors but also windows of opportunity for you to show your artistry to the world!

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Programs Overview

Master Makeup Artistry
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Extensive Makeup Program
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Portfolio Building
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Hairstyling Classes
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Skincare Workshop
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Private Classes
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Lifetime Academy Access & a Forever Family

We understand that as you grow as a makeup artist, building and adding on to your collection is a vital part of your success. We also know how important it is for you to have a professional and inspiring space to practice your artistry, work one-on-one with clients, and stay connected to an industry leading academy. All of our alumni gain Forever Family access to our well-lit classroom space, professional photoshoot studio, and even our amazing rooftop for epic pictures with the NYC skyline in the backdrop!

From graduate organized photoshoots shot right in our studio and published on magazine covers to a major Vogue100 designer, Lisa Von Tang, who completed her entire test shoot in our studio with Vogue photographers, our studio is in high demand and our grads get first access! This is priceless in a competitive and expensive global industry.

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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!