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!
Master Makeup Artistry
In this action-packed program, you will be fully equipped with all the ins and outs of the industry and gain the skills needed to thrive as a freelance makeup artist. Our complete makeup training program consists of 100 in-class hours of makeup education and 18 hours of hairstyling education for makeup artists. You’ll learn fundamental and advanced techniques of makeup artistry while also focusing on crucial skills such as skin prep, sanitation standards, and hairstyling.
Extensive Makeup Program
This extensive, hands-on course consists of 50 in-class hours and is designed to teach you all the fundamentals and techniques of makeup artistry. It primarily focuses on personal education to ensure you feel confident with an everyday makeup look and transitioning it into evening looks. Within this MUA extensive course, you will also be introduced to professional makeup artistry with bridal basics, eye makeup classes, and creative tutorials!
Having an impeccable portfolio is vital to obtaining new clients in today’s industry. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our brand new portfolio building program in New York City. This program gives artists an opportunity to add professionally captured images to their portfolios. It’s also an excellent fit for anyone looking to have first-hand on-set experience. You’ll work directly with experienced instructors to develop and capture your best work.
Do you have clients asking if you can style hair on top of doing makeup? Or do you have a passion for highlighting a person’s natural beauty — from hair to makeup? Stand apart in the beauty industry by joining our hairstyling program for makeup artists hosted in New York City. This three-week program is designed to advance the skills of professional makeup artists to achieve basic hairstyles leading to an HMUA designation or a hair and makeup artist.
The Makeup Academy is excited to host a weekend workshop covering ALL THINGS SKIN! This will be a 1-day instructional, hands-on, interactive, and fun workshop. The s kincare workshop in New York City, will focus on skincare and skin prep and how to accommodate all skin types, conditions, and concerns. Students will become proficient in skin analysis and treatment using skincare products leading to healthy, youthful, glowing skin.
Are you a beginner looking for a fun way to learn about makeup or hairstyling? Are you a professional makeup artist looking to brush up on your skills, learn a new technique, or add specific hairstyling skills to your resume? Then, our private makeup classes in New York City are the perfect fit for you! Our in-person makeup classes are tailored to your specific makeup and hairstyling needs and will grant you quality one-on-one time with one of our teachers.
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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.
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
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!