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The Makeup Program

Learn the art of makeup. This program goes beyond the makeup basics taught in the cosmetology program and delivers in-depth preparation for a career as a makeup artist. Learn every aspect of professional makeup from instructors who are knowledgeable, experienced makeup specialists. From hands-on training in application techniques and portfolio development to consultation and retail skills, the program teaches the skills you need for a career as a makeup artist in salons, spas, bridal, editorial, runway, film and television.

Become a
Makeup Artist


  • Color theory, matching, and correction
  • Contouring, highlighting, and shading
  • Brow shape and design
  • Eye shape, contrast, texture, liner
  • Blush and lip application
  • Airbrush makeup
  • Bridal, Beauty, Fantasy, Haute Couture, Black and White Media, and Period Makeup
  • Photoshoot and runway makeup
  • Marketing and social media

*The Makeup Program is not an accredited program and applicants cannot receive Title IV for this program.

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We want you to be prepared. That’s why our Future Professionals receive their own professional kit packed with all the essentials—brushes, cleansers, lip and eye color pallettes, liners, blush, mascara, lash extensions, and more—so you’re ready to succeed in school and launch your dream career.


Learn more about our graduation, placement, and licensure rates, and much more.

The Makeup Program

See below for additional program details.

The Makeup Program

School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs


Tuition: $2,800.00

Registration Fee: $100.00

Makeup Kit(nonrefundable): $995.00

Kit Sales Tax: $88.31

Total: $3983.31

(Cost of kit must be paid prior to starting course)

How long will it take?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 80 hours

When can I get started?

Ready to get started? Here are our upcoming start dates for this program:


  • February 16, 2021: Makeup Part Time

  • 1 Mehron Foundation Palette
    2 Senna Blush Palette
    1 Monda Studio Brush Cleanser 64oz.
    1 Lucas Papaw Oinment
    1 Embryolisse Rose Water Toner
    1 Embryolisse Lait Crème Moisturizer
    2 Mascaras (Waterproof, Non-Waterproof)
    3 Kevin Aucoin Eyebrow pencils (Brunette, Blonde, Auburn)
    1 IL Maquillage Palette (Small Primary Colors)
    1 Kett Cosmetics Compact Translucent Powder
    1 Eyelash Adhesive
    1 MAKEUP FOR EVER- Aqua Seal
    1 MAC 15 Pro Palette Eye Shadow
    5 Lip Tar (Primary Colors)
    1 Monda makeup remover cotton swabs
    1 Blotting Sheets
    1 Powder Puff
    1 Metal Palette
    1 Metal Spatula
    1 Pack of mini cotton swabs
    1 Pack of mascara wands
    1 Pack of Sponges
    1 Makeup Bag


Curious about your future as a barber? There are a wide variety of financial aid options out there—and we’re here to help you find them. Get information about tuition, financial aid, scholarships, and more from our helpful Academy NYC Financial Aid Leader.

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