Course Outline:makeup

The beauty industry is one of the largest and most lucrative in North America.

The Academy of Cosmetology program in Makeup Artistry provides salon-ready training in not only the basic skills, but advanced techniques as well. 

This program is designed for the artist at heart!

This course consists of theory and hands on, consisting of 300 hours basic course with an added 50+ hours of advanced makeup which includes airbrush, and Special Effects.

Our core curriculum includes:  

  • Evolution of Makeup Artistry-who, what & when
  • Infection Control: Principles and Practices
  • Facial Anatomy & Physiology-skin conditions and disorders that a makeup artist would encounter and ones that could receive a makeup application.
  • Tools of the Trade-brushes, materials & their function
  • Color Theory-corrective makeup techniques
  • Client consultation-the art of communication. How to build your clientele and keep it!
  • Creating the Canvas-foundation testing, matching & applications
  • Highlighting and Contouring makeup techniques
  • False Lash Application-cluster and strip application
  • Facial Features & The Everyday Application-the natural makeup application
  • Perfecting the cat eye & red lip
  • Smoky eye techniques
  • Shaping and Defining the BrowsCorrective Makeup techniques- Camouflage makeup techniques
  • The Bridal Industry-creating the perfect look, the perfect consultation.
  • Photography Makeup Application-lighting & techniques, black & white application, Editorial and High Definition (HD) makeup.
  • Teens, Mature Skin and Male Makeup.
  • Fantasy & Avant-Garde- let your creative side show!
  • The Business of Makeup & your Professional Image-business, branding, marketing and retail training.
  • *makeup text and kit included in cost

Advanced Makeup curriculum includes:

  • Airbrush makeup- include airbrush manual and kit.
  • Special Effects- application techniques including foam latex to woochies. Learn how to create first, second & third degree burns working with gelatin and latex. Special effects kit is included.

The total cost of our Makeup Artistry Program is $5457.50. This includes your $200 Registration Fee, Tuition,

  • Professional Makeup Kits
  • Special Effects items
  • Airbrush System
  • Textbook
  • Manuals
  • Cosmetology Association Student Card and Provincial Exam Fee
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About the Academy

Thank you for your interest in the Academy of Cosmetology. The Academy celebrates it's 41st year in achieving excellence! At the Academy we offer the highest standard of education in the industry. The entire staff is committed to each and every student. Students will receive the most current theory and practical training available. We believe in keeping up with the latest trends and techniques, that is why we are constantly adding to our curriculum.

Angela Ponee, Aed, MHI

Consumer Choice Awards

2013-2014-2015 - Business Excellence
The Academy is proud to recieve our Consumer Choice Awards for Business Excellence for many years now.


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