1. WHAT KIND OF MONEY CAN A MAKEUP ARTIST EARN?
It depends on your choice industry. The average is $14 an hour, the lowest to as much as $5,000 a day. Some artists with agency representation and celebrity clientele are earning up to $10,000 per day! Gratuities are also a great perk to this profession! Attached is a recent link from the labor board on makeup artist earning as reported. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes395091.htm
2. WHAT TYPE OF MAKEUP JOBS ARE AVAILABLE AS AN ARTIST?
The beauty of the industry is its many different opportunities. Some jobs include:
- Makeup Artist for a Cosmetics Line
- Makeup Artist for a salon
- Wedding and special occasion makeup
- Work on set of commercials, movies, music videos
- Print work for ads or magazines
- Makeup at a plastic surgeons office
- And much more
3. WHAT TYPE OF INTERNSHIPS DOES THE ACADEMY PROVIDE?
We offer many opportunities to participate in charity events as well as paid internships and help with job placement. Our Academy has relationships with over 15 charities which includes: Beauty Bus Foundation, Casa LA, Help Portrait and Glamour Gowns just to name a few. We believe charity work with makeup is a great way to give back and build your confidence as an artist. Some other internship opportunities our students have participated in include: Miss California Pageant, Miss Icon Pageant, Miss Hispanidad Pageant, LMFAO Music Video, Chris Brown Music Video, People Magazine, A Doritos commercial and many, many more!
4. WHAT TYPE OF COURSES DO YOU OFFER?
- The Pro Artistry Makeup Course
- Hair Design Course
- Special FX Makeup
- Continuing Education
5. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR PAYMENT?
We offer a pay as you go program, with a small down payment. Payments can be spread over a 12 or 16 week period while you are in class. We also do in-house financing up to one year and provide longer term financing with an outside private lender. Our admissions counselors will be happy to go over in detail all of these options with you and choose the best one for your situation!
6. WHAT DOES THE MAKEUP KIT CONSIST OF?
We are proud to say we are the only makeup school that carries Sacha Cosmetics. Sacha is the only brand on the market with pigments made especially for minority women, ie African American, Latin, Asian and more. With this makeup in your kit, you can confidently make up a wide range of clients.
7. WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO CLASS?
Yourself and a mindset to learn and a notebook to take notes. Unlike other schools, we provide all the other necessary supplies.
8. WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A MAKEUP SCHOOL?
As our Academy Beauty Blogger Bernadette’s says:
“If you want to be a professional makeup artist, you have to know a lot more than YouTube makeup tips, or how to do eye makeup on yourself. That’s the difference between a professional makeup artist, and a savvy makeup junkie. You’ll have to learn how to do makeup on all types of skin colors, face shapes, eyes shapes, and personal styles. You’ll have to know how to work with different brands and types of makeup. You’ll have to know how to make a woman (and sometimes man) look and feel flawless, to be camera-ready. The right school will teach you not only how to do all of this, but will also provide you with the right tools (I’m talking makeup kit here!) and resources (job opportunities, or internships) to succeed in such a competitive industry. After graduating from the right makeup school, you should have the confidence to take over the industry, by beautifying one model at a time. April Love Pro Makeup Academy provides aspiring artists with all of this and more.”
9. WHO TEACHES THE COURSES?
Master Educator and Owner April Love teaches the majority of the courses. We do have two other instructors as well. Our requirement for instructors is at least over 10 years’ experience. We are very selective about who teaches our courses. We also have other makeup artists with real industry experience serving as assistant instructors. This allows for constant feedback and one-on-one attention. Sometimes we have a guest speaker, but April is never far from the classroom.
10. WHAT ARE THE COURSES LIKE?
We pride ourselves in small classroom size, and one-on-one attention. Between the master educator and her assistant instructors the ratio is usually 3 to 1. The academy happily provides all the necessary material needed for the best education possible. Between informative lectures, demos, and hands-on training, students get the most for their time.
11. CAN I REALLY RETAKE THE COURSES FOR LIFE?
Yes! No gimmicks. No hidden fees. No lab fees. Once you are a student with April, our doors are open to you for LIFE!
At ALPMA, we know that the demands of the industry are always changing. To that end we also offer master classes, continuing education classes and one-on-one training. Our Academy provides continuous support to our graduates. Our Alumni are afforded the opportunity to take single classes and seminars, for free, to keep their techniques razor sharp, so that they remain competitive and in demand. When you study here, we are committed to you, to ensure that your skills always remain at the top of the industry.
12. DO I GET A DIPLOMA OR A CERTIFICATE?
Upon completing the course, the graduate will be awarded with a certificate.
13. WHAT KIND OF DISCOUNTS CAN I GET WITH MY CERTIFICATE?
You can receive 40% of top brands such as:
- MAC Cosmetics
- Makeup Forever
- Urban Decay
- And many more
14. HOW DO I GET ACCEPTED INTO THE ACADEMY?
We are currently accepting applications for enrollment. We are very selective about the students we choose to enroll and only accept those that prove to be mature, professional and serious about their career. We created our academy to improve the quality of makeup artists, not the quantity. This Academy strongly dedicates itself to improving the caliber of people who call themselves “Makeup Artists.” Contact the school today for a tour and apply in person.
15. HOW SOON CAN I START?
Once your application is approved, an admissions counselor will contact you with the next available class date.
16. WHO IS APRIL LOVE?
Owner and Master Educator, April has been in the beauty industry for over 18 years. From salon management, to hairstyling to global education– she has done it all. April trained at the prestigious WESTMORE Academy in the Art of Makeup and graduated in 2001. For 8 years, she worked as a Sebastian Global Educator, and as a MAC Artist for 3 years. April has traveled to Japan, Philippines, New York and Chicago just to name a few, teaching the art of makeup. April has been lead hair & makeup artist at Ed Hardy and all 5 brands under company name for last 6 years, as well as personal artist for accomplished owner and designer Christian Audigier. She currently teaches at April Love Pro Makeup Academy, while still balancing freelance work with many celebrity clientele. Her passion for mentoring others in the art of makeup shows in success of the students. It is that same passion that is the heart of this industry. FULL RESUME AVAILABLE AT: April4Makeup