Makeup Schools are plentiful on the market, but how do you find the right one for you? Attending an amazing school will mean you increase your chances of sustaining and succeeding in this highly competitive career field.
Asking yourself these questions will help you pick the right one.
Who are the teachers? Are they working successfully as Freelance Makeup Artists? Do you see their work in magazines you like? Do you like their work? They will be teaching you their makeup techniques, so you have to be in love with their work. Do they work internationally? If the answer is yes to all these questions then you are guaranteed to receive expert education by artists who have made it to the top of the industry and are on the cutting edge of trends and the modern art of makeup. An ideal teacher should have 6-10 years of experience in the market as a freelance artist, this will mean that you get meaningful feedback that is accurate to actual work environment as opposed to an academic review.
Have you visited the school? Is this an environment you want to spend your day in? Is it an inspiring workplace? Do you have your own makeup workstation? Is there a place to clean your brushes? Is it clean? Take a tour of the school before you enroll if you are unsure, it is a good chance to meet the teachers and see if you like them.
Who are the photographers that you will be shooting with on your photo shoot days? Have you seen their work in magazines you like. Do you like their work? Is their work modern and on trend? Do your teachers work with these photographers, if they don't, you should wonder why? Are your photos retouched to international high-end standard?
What brands is the school offering their students for use during classes? Are these high-end brands widely used amongst successful makeup artists around the world?
What does the school offer you once you leave a course? Will you be able to assist any of the teachers on photo shoots to gain invaluable experience? Does the opportunity for any ongoing offer of care exist, any portfolio reviews and career advice?
What course content is the school offering? Is it what you want to learn? Is it up to date? Know what you want to study and ask yourself if the school offers exactly this course? Specialized courses are always more effective then general courses.
How many students are in your class? If there are more than 12 students, then there should be 2 teachers. This will guarantee that you get one-on-one attention which is essential when learning makeup. 6-12 students is the ideal class size.
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