Makeup Schools in NY/NJ

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Oct 18, 2012

Michele C.

I have really been looking into makeup schools lately. I'm from New Jersey but my commute to New York would be so simple that it's not really an issue to me to choose a school over there. At the top of my list after years of research are both MUD and AOFM. I am just pretty curious because everywhere I look people talk about the cost of MUD, however, I believe they offer Financial Aid? If anybody has any experience with that I would love some feedback on how much help they actually received. I know that AOFM is not a state funded school so you must pay out of pocket which is why I would like to attend somewhere else until I actually have the money saved to take the course there.

I recently took a tour at The Hair Design School which is a partner school with Empire education. I did this with the intent to just see what a cosmetology or aesthetics program consists of. I was thinking maybe I could get licensed so that I can get a job and save to attend a makeup school but my TRUE AND MAIN passion is makeup and I'd like to take courses asap.

Advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :) <3

A beauty school you can look into is Chic Studios in NYC.

It is located in MANHATTAN.

They teach:
4-WEEK PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP COURSE
ADVANCED COURSES
AIRBRUSH MAKEUP & SUNLESS TANNING WORKSHOP
BASIC HAIRSTYLING FOR MAKEUP ARTISTS WORKSHOP

And they offer a payment plan!

Many of their graduates work in a variety of fields in the make-up industry- like runway and film/video, like you are interested in, but also fashion, magazines, MAC, etc.

They also help out with simple career skills like helping you build a resume, a portfolio, things like that.

I hope this helps!

Oct 22, 2012

Michele C.

Curious if Chic Studios teaches what to include of business cards, how to format portfolio, and how to create contracts for freelance makeup work? :) Please let me know! I want to set up a tour!

Oct 23, 2012

mallory w.

chic studios good mud us great and some ppl qualify for financial aid also check out mufe academy $$$ but great teachers also if your in south nj Robert fiance has a school. where in nj are you? im in North nj

Oct 23, 2012

Michele C.

I'm by Newark, NJ! I set up a tour with MUD.. Plainfield is too far for me with not an easy commute. NY would be best. :)

Oct 24, 2012

mallory w.

im in essex county too ! :) a few towns away from Newark. hope u enjoy your tour! 

Oct 24, 2012

mallory w.

mud is pretty awesome! 

Oct 24, 2012

Michele C.

Yay! Feels so refreshing to hear from a Makeup Artist that's NOT from California!!! Thanks so much. I can't wait to go. I may contact you again soon to just get some tips and advice on how you started freelancing! :) Hope you can help out. Thanks again! ^-^

Oct 24, 2012

Giana V.

Makeup designory! And makeup forever academy! 

Oct 24, 2012

Michele C.

Thanks so much! I will check out the MUFE Academy as well! :)

Oct 24, 2012

mallory w.

Absolutly! Let me know if ever need any help or have questions :) 

Oct 24, 2012

Michele C.

Thanks so much! I really appreciate it. Ill keep you posted on how my journey is coming along! :)

Oct 24, 2012

Melissa H.

I'm planning to attend AOFM hopefully this winter !! The programs and feedback are great, plus they let you experience multiple makeup brands rather than just focusing on 1 or two !! And you can always go back for master classes and fashion week stuff - I find them to be amazing. 

Oct 26, 2012

Michele C.

Its definitely on my list of schools to check out. I would LOVE to go there. I'm just curious if they have a payment plan? 

Oct 28, 2012

Abbie M.

I went to MUD here in Los Angeles. I loved it! I wish I still lived up there to take more classes! I have heard good things about the MUFE Academy. I would go there if I could too.

Oct 31, 2012

Tanya R.

If you are interested in applying to the union someday you will have to attend an accredited makeup school. MUD definitely is, not sure about Chic Studios. Find out because that could be a factor...  

Oct 31, 2012

Eliana G.

Hey Michele, how did it go with the MUD tour? Reason I ask is because I'm really interested in that school as well but I'm located in TX, so its not easy to just set up a tour. I'll be going to NJ, NY area in March but of next year. So please keep us posted on your journey!! 

Nov 09, 2012

Michele C.

Eliana G. - I will definitely keep everyone posted! Unfortunately I still haven't been able to attend the tour because of my dear friend Superstorm Sandy. Although things are somewhat better now, the whole NY/NJ area is still trying to return to normalcy. I believe the trains in my area are back up and running so I am going to set up a date to go in next week! Ill let you know how it goes. Is there anything in particular you would like me to ask about? I'd love to help! ;)

Nov 09, 2012

mallory w.

Enjoy your tour ! 

Nov 13, 2012

Eliana G.

Michele C - Its understable! Hope everything is well with you and ur family after the hurricane!! Thanks. I think most of my questions are answered on the website, well the ones of the top of my head. Well can't wait to hear how your tour goes! hope u enjoy it! :-)

Dec 05, 2012

Michele C.

After two months I am finally back to report my findings on the search for the best makeup school for me! I continued my research online searching for makeup schools in NJ as I came to the conclusion it would be the best bet for me. I would have loved to attend MUD but it's a lot smarter (for my pocket) to stay in state for now. I discovered the Robert Fiance Makeup Academy here in South Jersey. I went in for my visit today and fell in love. The studio is simple, like I am sure much other makeup studios are, but it just felt so real to me and I knew I had made the right decision. The manage of the school, Paul, was very nice and thoroughly explained everything to me about the programs offered. Currently, their master makeup artistry program is called the Journeyman Program. The is the equivalent to MUD's master program but it goes for about $6,000 cheaper and it's just the same quality education. They are a staff that is very dedicated to their students and I can't wait to begin my time there to ultimately obtain my certification. When I graduate I will have received three certificates: a certificate in Makeup Artistry, Special FX, and Journeyman. As part of the program, there is a course in airbrushing which uses the Temptu airbrushing machine. I can't explain my excitement about finally starting to do what I love. I am one step closer and I LOVE IT! I think overall, I'd have to say if anybody else is on the search for the right makeup school for them, going for the big names isn't always the best route for you. I am not talking badly about MUD because it is an amazing school, however, being that I live in Jersey and unfortunately I am not made of money, the Robert Fiance Makeup Academy is the smartest choice for me and I felt in my element upon just walking through the doors. I know that the quality of education will be great because they are a very accredited makeup school and the first of it's kind here in NJ! Well, that's all ladies. :) Thanks for all your comments and suggestion along the way! When I begin, I will be posting on my blog about what I am learning and how I am utilizing my new knowledge. Feel free to visit my blog [ http://www.michelenatalie.wordpress... ]

Xo! 

Great conversation! CHIC STUDIOS NYC, is a licensed NYSED school, which offers professional Makeup Courses in Fashion, Beauty and Theatrical Makeup. Our graduates go on to work for Fashion Week, with Celebrities, Film, Television, Theatre, Retail companies, and so on. We offer hands-on training and teach the fundamentals of artistry so each graduate is prepared for the the makeup industry.
We also offer FREE (monthly!) Open House events. Please visit our website for more information for those who are considering a career in professional makeup. http://www.chicstudiosnyc.com
There are several great schools out there, the best is to research and take a tour to check them out :) 

Dec 06, 2012

Nikki W.

Robert fiance in nj! 

Dec 06, 2012

Michele C.

@ Nikki W. -- Yes girl!!!! :) Gonna start in January!!!!

Dec 08, 2012

mallory w.

congrats! that is a great school your going love it! :) 

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