Deadline Approaching for Fall Registration

Our Fall Certification Session starts September 3rd!

It’s not too late to start your dream career!

At Make Up First, you can earn your certificate in just 10 weeks. With class times in the morning (10am-1pm), afternoon (2pm-5pm), and evening (6pm-9pm), we have a class time that works for even the busiest schedules.

Our comprehensive certification program is streamlined to give you exactly what you need to become a pro and start your professional career immediately. Our program, approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, offers in-depth makeup artistry training with extensive hands-on studio time using pro cosmetics and taught by the finest instructors. By offering professional instruction in all areas of makeup artistry, we prepare our students to be able to accept work in all avenues of the industry, including editorial, bridal, theatrical, media, and clinical!

Where Are They Now?

We are proud that the vast majority of our former students are actively working in the makeup artist industry! While some of our former students have moved on to Los Angeles or New York, most of our students find themselves gainfully employed in the Chicago area. Our former students work in film, television, theater, spas, and also freelance as bridal and commercial makeup artists.

Justin Talaga