Entering a makeup academy might be easy to say and a bit easy to do, but it could be your best or regretting decision yet. That is why before taking the first step into enrolling in one, it is important to be informed and to realize the things that you should know first.
Here are 6 important things that you must keep in mind if you plan to enroll in a makeup academy.
Before enrolling in a certain makeup academy, be sure to know and understand what it offers and provides to its students. Knows the classes they offer and the even the professionals that work as educators in the makeup industry. Don’t hesitate to look up reviews, testimonials and ratings to get a glimpse of how the makeup academy is performing for enrolled students and for clients also.
It’s good to carefully compare the makeup academy you’re eyeing on with others to know the advantages and insufficiencies of it if ever there are. Remember to choose where you’ll benefit most in many, if not all, aspects.
A very crucial question that the makeup academy must be able to provide a sufficient and relevant answer to: “What are the career opportunities after?” It is important to know what lies ahead after you graduate from your program. You won’t be an aspiring makeup artist forever, learning inside the academy.
Of course, after all the studying and training, you have to make use of what you’ve learned. Make sure that the career opportunities that await are really waiting. Some people’s regrets happen after they graduate when they find that the job they want to be in is nowhere to be found or is too unreachable in a short period of time. Know the career options so that you’ll also get a hint of the path you’d want to pursue.
Entering a makeup academy isn’t just learning in school and literally going inside a huge establishment. It is actually entering an industry. Be familiar with what the cosmetics industry is about. Some people think that it’s just about the foundation, the eyeshadows and the lipsticks, but there’s more to this field.
It will be favorable for you too if you do your own research on the status of the cosmetics industry in your country or in places where you want to pursue your makeup career. Getting to know about it, even about its history, can also enable you to appreciate it and to understand where the cosmetics industry is coming from and going to.
Be Ready to Work
The makeup academy isn’t only a “class” wherein someone lectures, students listen and take notes. Here, you get to learn about the background of cosmetics, the basics, the keywords, the notable names in the industry and many more, however, not only those! There’ll be application segments wherein you will work with your hands what you’ve learned.
Makeup isn’t like Mathematics which doesn’t always require you to use the calculator and a pen and paper to solve addition problems for you to know if you’ve learned something — because you can just compute in your head. For makeup, you have to try it, execute it and do it with all complete materials needed for you to know if you’ve learned something and to see it coming to life! Unless the students are given an application task to do makeup on someone as part of the training, they won’t know if they’re actually learning. You can’t mix makeup creams by thinking alone, but you have to work with your hands, thus, be ready.
Just like any kind of academy, a makeup academy has financial costs too. Taking a program under this field isn’t usual, and that maybe one of the reasons why it’s costly. Professionals will be teachers, and students will have people to use as their testers of your skills and learning.
It also requires money because as you know, makeup products, especially the ones with excellent quality and reputation, are expensive and seldom give discounts. You really have to be dedicated and also financially ready. Good thing about some makeup academies, they also offer scholarships, affordable rates and financial assistance for those who need them. Still, money shouldn’t hinder someone to reach his/her dream of being part of the cosmetics industry or of any industry at all.
“Not as Easy as You Think”
Well, of course, in the makeup academy, you won’t be taught just about the basics, but also gradually brings you to learn step-by-step until you reach the level of confidence in being excellent, if not best, in the field. It’s not as easy as how You Tubers do their online makeup tutorials, but of course, it’ll be worth it if you do your part in being an enthusiastic learned and in selecting the perfect makeup academy for you.
“Already Knowing Everything isn’t Necessary”
As said previously, entering and going to a makeup academy isn’t as easy as many people would think, but it also doesn’t require you to know a lot of things or everything already before you do so! Most people who enroll already know something but not yet everything. Some get pressured that others already know a lot and can quickly follow, but that shouldn’t be. It’s okay to start from none or less because you’re entering a makeup academy to learn! And it’s going to be very fun to discover and learn a lot of new cosmetics tips and tricks you’ve never seen, known and done before!
There you go! 6 things you should know before enrolling in a makeup academy. Hopefully, this has helped you to think and prepare before deciding to pursue a cosmetics-related career in a makeup academy.
Nicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for Napoleon Perdis, Australia’s leading beauty brand that offers a wide selection of prestige cosmetics suitable for everybody. Taking care of the skin and keeping oneself hygienic, beautiful and healthy are some of the many topics she writes about. She also does research and shares her thoughts regarding people’s use of makeup and the artistry itself. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.