I met a colleague once who ended up working for a massive company and was extremely successful. But then woke up one day and decided, maybe this is not for me but makeup is. She is still in the midst of building and growing in the field of makeup. She is not young, but neither is she old. But then again, why should age matter? We were all born to create something in this world. And we as makeup artist were born to create beauty, no matter what age. 

Fortunately for us, the state regulations agree. 


Although, most institutions do require you to be 18 years of age to enroll in a program. Some institutions do make the exception of allowing students at the age of 16 to enroll. This is the case at Nina MUA. We here understand that makeup artistry should not be limited by an age limit. Although you do not receive a certificate of completion for enrolling with us at the age of 16. This would still help you grow your skills and help you kick off your career as makeup artist. This will also give you the opportunity to practice much longer than your peers. 

State regulations also limit you from taking a licensing exam until the age of 18, although some states do make an exception. If your local state regulations don’t allow you to attend a location program. Consider enrolling in an online program. Such as our Online Makeup Academy. Majority of the time regulations differ when it comes to education you receive online. Also, the modern age also give you access to multiple tutorials online on outlets such as YouTube and Pinterest. So do not let your age discourage you or stop you from pursuing your dreams. 


Cosmetology schools, makeup artistry programs and licensing boards do not have an age limit when it comes to seeking professional training or obtaining a license. As long as you are able to perform the physical functions required of a makeup artist, you are not cut off from it because you’ve reached a certain limit. 

There is no actual age limit one should know what they want to pursue in life. Some of us know as soon as we are born, some of us know later in life. Whatever age it is it should not hold you back from walking down the path in a field which you believe could be right for you. 

We are always going to be questioned about something when telling someone what are plans for the future are. But the question are you too young? or are you too old? should not be one of them when it comes to pursuing makeup artistry. As long as you have the passion and dedication do not let age discourage you from pursuing your goals and dreams. The truth is, the talent within you should be nurtured regardless of what age you are. Makeup Artistry is a field which is ever growing, just like we all as humans are. 


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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


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.




*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.

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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).

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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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