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I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I think so.
Is there such thing as a speedy makeup school?
I'm going to college in the fall but I really want to look into makeup and everything, and it would be cool to just take like a speedy class during the summer. Maybe that's a little too convenient, but does it exist? =/

I'm entertaining the idea of getting into freelancing, although i know it must be a lot of work. I want to make it happen though. Anything you could tell me would be great.
post #2 of 46

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There's an amazing makeup school here in Orlando, FL.. Joe Blasco's. It's only 11 weeks. I'm going to be attending after I finish Paul Mitchell.
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does anyone know about some in Va Beach or Norfolk, Hampton Roads area
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There's an amazing makeup school here in Orlando, FL.. Joe Blasco's. It's only 11 weeks. I'm going to be attending after I finish Paul Mitchell.
how is paul mitchell? they are opening one near me and im considering going (my store says they will do tuition reimbursement!)
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how is paul mitchell? they are opening one near me and im considering going (my store says they will do tuition reimbursement!)
Paul Mitchell is amazing. It's so much fun. You really learn a lot, and get to work with the greatest people. You get to work on people, make tips, and actually get the feel of being in a salon all day. You definetly won't regret it.
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has anyone ever heard of HEX Hollywood Expressions traveling makeup school? if so, what are your thoughts. They are coming to my area Nov 2008
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has anyone ever heard of HEX Hollywood Expressions traveling makeup school? if so, what are your thoughts. They are coming to my area Nov 2008
Damn this link makeupartistchat.com had a ton of information in regards to that school. But I don't see the page anymore. Anyways, from what I read, please be careful. Pretty much what people were saying was that this sounded like a scam. I was so about to sign up but then it kinda all made sense that it might really be a scam...and I don't have 2k to throw away like that.
post #8 of 46

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Look into the community colleges in your area. This past fall I attended a 6-week (class held once a week for like 4 hours in the evening) at a community college in the area and was able to get my certificate. I paid about $300, which wasn't a bad price at all. I learned the basics, hygiene, new tips and tricks and was able to work with different people.
post #9 of 46

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Makeup Designory is a great makeup school. Its a little bit expensive but completely worth it. They have a 4 week beauty makeup course, as well as a lot more detailed courses that would take longer. I went the the location in Burbank, CA but they also have a location in NYC
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I went to Makeup Designory in Burbank to do the 4 week beauty course and I loved it. I had already taken theatre makeup and prosthetics at Cal State Fullerton (which I would highly recommend as well) and I really wanted to round out my makeup knowledge. Beauty makeup was exactly what I needed. I had checked out a couple schools, but I knew as soon as I walkd into MUD that this was the school I wanted to go to. Friendly staff, awesome facilities, and it's located in a great area. My teacher was Jackie Mgido, and aside from the curriculum, I learned so many awesome little tips and tricks from her as well. Another plus is that the MUD shop is located in the front of the school, so you can pick up anything you need during a class. I saw some amazing work come out of my class and the other classes in session. It's not cheap, but I can honestly say it's worth it and Makeup Designory has a fantastic reputation in the industry.

OH! If you poke around on the MAC pro site, you'll see that MAC pro members get a discount at MUD as well, so it's awesome that the two are affiliated.
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Originally Posted by tearsindecember View Post
There's an amazing makeup school here in Orlando, FL.. Joe Blasco's. It's only 11 weeks.
I may be going there..but it may not be until summer '09 b/c i dont have time this summer...but please do share updates on how you like it!!!
post #12 of 46

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My girlfriend, Tricia Sawyer, you can google her and view her resume (personal make-up artist to Sharon Stone, Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Brittany Murphy, etc.), has opened up a school in Los Angeles called Trix. She offers a one-week crash course on make-up for film and television. You can view her resume on IMDB or at this website Tricia Sawyer

Check it out!
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Has anyone ever done the Elite Pro at home study program? I am no where near an actual make up school so I was wondering everyone's thoughts on this?
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Originally Posted by laguayaca View Post
does anyone know about some in Va Beach or Norfolk, Hampton Roads area
As far as I know, there isn't one in the Hampton Roads area (I live there as well, so I've searched); the closest I've found is Yvonne De Vilar in Vienna VA (outside of DC).
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I think somebody else asked this, but had anyone done Elite Pro online program? Supposedly it's one of the top makeup schools in Spain, but before I fork out money, I want to know if it's legit or bogus?? Thanks so much!!
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Originally Posted by Chelseaa View Post
I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I think so.
Is there such thing as a speedy makeup school?
I'm going to college in the fall but I really want to look into makeup and everything, and it would be cool to just take like a speedy class during the summer. Maybe that's a little too convenient, but does it exist? =/

I'm entertaining the idea of getting into freelancing, although i know it must be a lot of work. I want to make it happen though. Anything you could tell me would be great.

look at the mac pro website
http://www.macpro.com/templates/user/pro_student.tmpl

they have a mac pro student membership option and it lists all the schools MAC approves. go to your state and then google the different schools to see what types of programs they have. good luck!
post #17 of 46

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I didnt see a reply for the elite pro makeup school? Anyone?
post #18 of 46

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Has anyone heard of "Last Looks Makeup Academy?

Makeup Classes New York City - Last Looks Makeup Academy
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i just graduated from a local academy and got my esthetics license. i really want to pursue going to another makeup school because i just don't feel confident enough going out into the industry without some formal training under my belt. my instructor at school went to westmore academy in burbank, ca. she said she got an amazing education and now has movies such as the hills have eyes 2 and transformers on her resume.
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Has anyone heard of a makeup school in the Minneapolis area? And have you heard if it's a good program? Thank you!!!
post #21 of 46

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The Aveda school in/near Minneapolis (sorry, can't remember if its actually in the city) may offer a makeup program. Some do, some don't. Check it out... If they have one, it's totally worth it!
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Originally Posted by cthea View Post
The Aveda school in/near Minneapolis (sorry, can't remember if its actually in the city) may offer a makeup program. Some do, some don't. Check it out... If they have one, it's totally worth it!
Thank you! I will check it out!
post #23 of 46

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I've been looking for a makeup school as well.
And am looking forward to hearing folks feedback or imput.

I have purchased Elite Pro's course but wouldn't recommend it. It's been a huge expensive mistake.

Looks like there's lots of courses available out there. I've had friends that have done plenty of training with MAC courses.

Jose
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Thank you. I get a lot of e-mails from Elite Pro, but just couldn't justify the amount. What didn't you like? Was it the actual content or just trying to do it a correspondence makeup course?

The macpro site lists "events" which includes trainings held at stores. I think to find smaller session at stores, I would make sure your local stores know that you are interested in trainings. Some even offer one-on-one training if I am not mistaken.

I've been trying to find a credible course for a while, but I live in the "middle of nowhere", and the touring courses that come within 2+ hours (to Boston) don't get high marks here on Specktra or reviews that I can find online.

What general area do you live in? It may help people pin down a course for you.

Good luck.
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I pretty much had hiccups from the get-go.

I won't go into all of it because the post would take forever.

Due to the Elite Pro course being translated from spanish (I think it's spanish) to english - there's spelling mistakes in the videos.

The workbooks have some stuff written in another language so you'll need to google them for translation.

And in some of the videos you're watching them talking and demonstrate makeup but the sound has been removed. Once in a while an english voice will chip in and narrate a sentence here n there. It's frustrating as the person who is talking flat out in another language demonstrating the makeup (that you can't hear) - but just watch - is probably offering really good information.

They also have a song that plays in the background of nearly every video. I'm not sure if it's to do with the translation of the music or what but it's the same chorus over and over again saying something about a "mother f---" something or rather. It drives you nuts to the point where you want to turn down the sound because you can't stand listening to the same old chorus repeated for hours on end every time you watch the dvd's.

The whole package in general comes across as very unprofessional and amateurish. If they're going to provide an english course they need to ensure it's done properly. For the amount the course costs it's needs to be more thorough and match the claims they make about it in their sales pitches. This company is supposed to be world renowned within the fashion and makeup industry. But you wouldn't think so from the course.

When I received my package the box was trashed and some of the contents was damaged with some stuff missing. After contacting them they said they'd send me replacements. They didn't turn up. I then noticed I had a dvd module missing so I spoke with them again.

After several emails back and forth they phoned me because I said I wanted a refund and was sick and tired of all the dramas. But was told unless I completed two modules I couldn't get my refund. They said this is stated in their guarantee - however I didn't receive a copy of this until AFTER I had forked out the $4500. Apparently it's on their site however their site was experiencing script errors when I was purchasing the course causing problems with their online shopping cart which lead me to having to purchase the course over the phone.

We agreed they'd extend my guarantee and would get onto sending me the replacement for the missing and damaged contents.

The staff are friendly but when there's continual problems it's not worth the expense. And you getting the feeling they are not up to scratch when they blame other staff members for certain stuff-ups.

Also if you want to work in areas of make up and beauty where you need specific qualifications due to your state's training requirements then I wouldn't recommend this course either.

I'm sure there could be others that have enjoyed this course but I don't think it's worth the money. You're better off attending a course.
post #26 of 46

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oh thanks so much!!! was thinking bout this course but dont think i will now. does anyone know any good british home study courses?? i just want to do a course at home on make up so i can do jobs. does anyone have any ideas??
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If you want to save $$$. Just go on youtube. Everything you want to learn will be on youtube.
post #28 of 46

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So do you think HEX Online Makeup School would be better?


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Originally Posted by funandfitnessjo View Post
I pretty much had hiccups from the get-go.

I won't go into all of it because the post would take forever.

Due to the Elite Pro course being translated from spanish (I think it's spanish) to english - there's spelling mistakes in the videos.

The workbooks have some stuff written in another language so you'll need to google them for translation.

And in some of the videos you're watching them talking and demonstrate makeup but the sound has been removed. Once in a while an english voice will chip in and narrate a sentence here n there. It's frustrating as the person who is talking flat out in another language demonstrating the makeup (that you can't hear) - but just watch - is probably offering really good information.

They also have a song that plays in the background of nearly every video. I'm not sure if it's to do with the translation of the music or what but it's the same chorus over and over again saying something about a "mother f---" something or rather. It drives you nuts to the point where you want to turn down the sound because you can't stand listening to the same old chorus repeated for hours on end every time you watch the dvd's.

The whole package in general comes across as very unprofessional and amateurish. If they're going to provide an english course they need to ensure it's done properly. For the amount the course costs it's needs to be more thorough and match the claims they make about it in their sales pitches. This company is supposed to be world renowned within the fashion and makeup industry. But you wouldn't think so from the course.

When I received my package the box was trashed and some of the contents was damaged with some stuff missing. After contacting them they said they'd send me replacements. They didn't turn up. I then noticed I had a dvd module missing so I spoke with them again.

After several emails back and forth they phoned me because I said I wanted a refund and was sick and tired of all the dramas. But was told unless I completed two modules I couldn't get my refund. They said this is stated in their guarantee - however I didn't receive a copy of this until AFTER I had forked out the $4500. Apparently it's on their site however their site was experiencing script errors when I was purchasing the course causing problems with their online shopping cart which lead me to having to purchase the course over the phone.

We agreed they'd extend my guarantee and would get onto sending me the replacement for the missing and damaged contents.

The staff are friendly but when there's continual problems it's not worth the expense. And you getting the feeling they are not up to scratch when they blame other staff members for certain stuff-ups.

Also if you want to work in areas of make up and beauty where you need specific qualifications due to your state's training requirements then I wouldn't recommend this course either.

I'm sure there could be others that have enjoyed this course but I don't think it's worth the money. You're better off attending a course.
post #29 of 46

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I was looking into Empire has anyone heard anything good/bad about it? my hair dresser went there and she does hair/nails/make-up.
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is it an online school?
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