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Our Certificate Program

Make Up First® is the premier makeup training school in Chicago, offering extensive hands-on studio time required to perfect techniques. Students will learn by applying, not just listening, and will have the opportunity to build and replenish their makeup artist kit from high-quality, student-discounted makeup artist cosmetics offered for sale at the School. Our Certificate Program is designed to give students the education and skills needed to compete in the field, in minimal time. 

Basic
Makeup I

Basic
Makeup II

Basic
Makeup HD

MEDIA: RUNWAY, EDITORIAL & FASHION

Theatrical Makeup A

Theatrical Makeup B

CLINICAL
MAKEUP

CAREERS IN MAKEUP ARTISTRY



 
 
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Winter Workshop Series

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ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Established in 2006, Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry is acknowledged by industry leaders as the premier makeup artistry training program in Chicago. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the School is dedicated to the art of makeup and its many facets. Make Up First School is state-approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Make Up First® is also an approved sponsor for Continuing Education (CE) hours under the Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Act of 1985 (225 ILCS 410).

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Latest news

Winter Session is right around the corner!

Basic I begins January 3, 2017. Classes are offered during the day (2–5pm) and evening (6–9pm). Start your career now!