The Makeup School
for Makeup Artists
by Makeup Artists.

At TMA you
receive exceptional
makeup training.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT makes the Toni Malt Makeup Academy so GOOD?

We are the only makeup academy in the region, whose teachers are international successful working makeup artists who regularly shoot for VOGUE and Harper's BAZAAR. We have all started from nothing and worked our way to the top, we know the path to success and we share it with you. You will learn more than just excellent makeup skills, you will learn the secrets to our success and make them yours. We are the makeup school that we ourselves would have wished to attend, a makeup school for makeup artists by makeup artists.

HOW MUCH do the courses cost?

5-Day Intensive Makeup Masterclass AED 10,000.- 30-Day Fashion Makeup Master Program AED 26,000.-

Will you help me get JOBS after the course?

TMA will help you get assisting jobs by tapping into our excellent network of sponsors and working makeup artists. We will always take time to strategize your career with you, go through your portfolio and give you advice. Through our partnership with MAC you will also get to be considered to assist the MAC Team backstage at events. Once you become a Toni Malt Makeup Academy Alumni you can count on us to be there for your future.

What BRANDS and PRODUCTS do you use?

We have replicated Toni Malt’s professional makeup kit in the school for students to use during the classes. This communal shared makeup kit includes her favorite products from brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, CHANEL, Becca, Kat von D, Fenty Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Caudalie, Huda Beauty, Benefit Cosmetics and Pat McGrath.

Do I get a CERTIFICATE at the end of the course?

Yes, every student receives a certificate after concluding a course. We have consciously chosen not to align our makeup school with an International Certificate as this would have meant following their teaching syllabus. All our teachers are highly successful makeup artists who shoot for top international magazines like VOGUE and Harper's Bazaar. Our syllabus is built on their experience, expertise and techniques. Meaning we teach you what has worked for us, having taken our own careers from nothing to now working on the highest level of the industry, you will benefit from our success, more than you could ever benefit from a certificate. The success of a makeup artist is determined purely by their portfolio not a certificate. At our Makeup Academy you will receive portfolio images from your shoot days that will get you jobs, retouched to VOGUE standard and shot by famed photographers who you would normally only get to work with at a much later stage in your career.

What are the PAYMENT TERMS?

Students must pay 50% of the course fee upon enrollment to guarantee their seat. The remaining 50% of the course fee must be paid before the first day of class. Students who miss to make their 50% payment loose their seat in the class and we will fill lost seats with waitlisted students.

What does a TYPICAL SCHOOL DAY consist of?

Theory sessions and makeup demonstrations are held in the mornings followed by a 1-hr lunch break and 3 hours of supervised practice sessions in the afternoon. During the practice sessions our teachers will perfect your skills with you, paying meticulous attention to the details of your work and offering you one-on-one attention fine-tuning your work. On your photo shoot day you will work on a professional agency represented model who will then be styled and shot by a renowned photographer who regularly shoots for Top Magazines. We often fly in top beauty photographers to shoot with you to ensure that you get the best pictures for your portfolio. Looks will be prepared by the students under Toni’s supervision, guidance and assistance. Classes are generally from 10am-4pm.

Do I work on MODELS or fellow students?

You will work on professional agency represented models on your photo shoot day. We will supply these models for you. For all in-class practice sessions students work on fellow students. If you wish to work on a model during every class, we can organize this for you at an extra cost.

What COURSES do you offer?

Check our Courses page for details on all of our courses.: Our two most popular course are the 30-Day Fashion Makeup Master Program, where we take you from 'Zero to Hero' suited for Beginners to Intermediate Level; and the 5-Day Intensive Makeup Masterclass specializing in fine-tuning your work to take you to the top level, suited for Intermediate to Advance Level.

Are you a LICENSED and approved school?

Yes, we are licensed and accredited by the KHDA (Government of Dubai, Knowledge & Human Development Authority).

Do I get a GIFT at the start of the class?

Of course you do! On your first day of class you will receive Toni's sold out book TRANSFORM - 1 Model 60 Looks published by Assouline, so that you can keep practicing techniques even when you finish your course and always carry your experience at the Toni Malt Makeup Academy in your heart and mind. You also receive a branded makeup towel for your makeup work station, as well as a set bag and a brush bag from our friends at KITMATE and a TMA notebook to write down all the makeup secrets you will learn.

Can I get WAITLISTED for a course that is sold out?

Yes, you can get waitlisted. We will fill seats of sold out courses that have not been confirmed via the 50% deposit.

WHERE is the Makeup Academy?

The Toni Malt Makeup Academy is located in Dubai. Set in a beautiful custom-built 2.200 square foot studio in the heart of Al Quoz 1, only meters away from Dubai's buzzing hub of art Alserkal Avenue. You can find us on Google Maps "Toni Malt Makeup Academy".

Who TEACHES the courses?

Toni Malt will teach the Beauty Makeup Masterclass (next course 16-22 October) and co-teach the 30-Day Fashion Makeup Master Program (next course 4 November - 13 December) with her trusted makeup artist friends. During the classes that she will co-teach, Toni will only replace herself as the teacher if she has a photo shoot she must attend, like for example for VOGUE.

Can I TOUR the school before I register?

Yes, please visit us, see our beautiful facilities, meet the team and chat with Toni about makeup over a coffee. Our opening hours are 10am - 5pm weekdays, except Friday and Saturday. We look forward to meeting you.

What LANGUAGE do you teach in?

Our courses are all taught exclusively in English.

Do you have a DRESS CODE?

Artists express themselves through many mediums. We would never alter your identity as an artist, it's important to us that you are who you want to be. Come as you feel we don't have a dress code.

Do you provide a MAKEUP KIT?

We have replicated Toni Malt’s makeup kit in the communal makeup area in the school, which students may use while attending class. Students may also use their own makeup kit if they have one, which has the advantage that Toni can look through your kit and tell you what works and how to use it best and what product should be replaced to make your life easier and your work as a makeup artist more successful.

WHAT do I need to bring?

We have only the very best products in our communal shared makeup area in the school, which students may use during class. We do however encourage you to bring your own existing makeup kit, which has the advantage that Toni can look through your kit offering you recommendations for improvements. We also encourage you to bring a whole set of brushes. Toni Malt recommends the complete set from Charlotte Tilbury or Shindesu. You can purchase Shindesu’s 24 complete brush set with belt from us at the Academy.

HOW MANY students are in a class?

Depending on the course, the class usually consists of 6 to a maximum of 12 people. Keeping the class sizes small guarantees maximum learning effect and plenty of one-on-one attention given to each student.

How do I PAY for the course?

After filling in the enrollment form on the website, you will receive an official invoice. You can either pay by bank transfer, or we can send our company driver to your location to pick up a cheque or cash, you will receive a receipt upon handover from the driver. You can also pay cash or via credit card whilst visiting the Toni Malt Makeup Academy. We require a 50% deposit upon enrollment to secure your seat. The remaining 50% need to be paid at least 1 day before the course starts. Soon you will be able to pay online as well!