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Continuing Education Hours at Make Up First

Every two years cosmetologists and estheticians must fulfill between 10 to 14 hours of Continuing Education to keep their license active under the Illinois Barber Act. While half of the required hours can be completed online, the other half must be earned in the classroom. At Make Up First, many of our courses and workshops are approved for Continuing Education Hours, and are suitable for all skill levels— from two hour, demo-only workshops to immersive, hands-on courses.

Check out our upcoming workshops and courses below to see what’s right for you!


TEMPTU CERTIFIED AIRBRUSH BRIDAL
SEPTEMBER 23RD | 10AM-4PM

Airbrush makeup is here to stay, and for bridal clients, it’s a must-have skill. Our Temptu-Certified Airbrush Bridal Workshop is continuously updated with the newest products, information, and how-to guides from Temptu—the industry leader in airbrush makeup.

In this workshop, attendees will learn how to navigate the business of bridal, such as drafting contracts, setting your rates, and completing a successful trial run. Then get hands-on with our immersive TEMPTU airbrush training where you’ll learn how to assemble and clean two different machines, various airbrushing techniques, and how to choose the right products for your client.

Attendees will learn how to use both the Temptu S-1 traditional gun and compressor and the portable, handheld Temptu Air. Afterwards, head over to our Pro Shop to stock up on our Temptu products, available for purchase at an already-discounted price!

Following the workshop, students will receive a TEMPTU Certificate of Completion!

This workshop is eligible for 6 Continuing Education Hours under the IL Barber Act.


ADVANCED THEATRICAL COURSE
OCTOBER 7TH-10TH | 1PM-5PM

October is a profitable time for makeup artists, and knowledge of theatrical makeup is a must. With our Advanced Theatrical course, you can elevate your skills for a more successful Halloween season! Students will learn advanced, professional techniques in the application of pre-made prosthetics and bald caps, as well as the correct technique for laying facial hair and use of moldable sfx products.
This Advanced Course is open to the public. Theatrical A/B is not a prerequisite.

Students should bring their basic makeup kit—all theatrical and sfx supplies will be provided.

This workshop is eligible for 16 Continuing Education Hours under the IL Barber Act.


MINI MONDAY WORKSHOP SERIES: HALLOWEEN MAKEUP
OCTOBER 14TH | 10AM-12PM

Join the Make Up First staff for this two-hour, demo-only workshop showcasing some fun ideas for Halloween using theatrical makeup. This demo is open to the public!

This workshop is eligible for 2 Continuing Education Hours under the IL Barber Act.

(AIR)Brush Up on Your Bridal Skills

TEMPTU CERTIFIED AIRBRUSH BRIDAL WORKSHOP

SEPTEMBER 23RD | 10AM-4PM

Airbrush makeup is here to stay, and for bridal clients, it’s a must-have skill. Our Temptu-Certified Airbrush Bridal Workshop is continuously updated with the newest products, information, and how-to guides from Temptu—the industry leader in airbrush makeup.

In this workshop, attendees will learn how to navigate the business of bridal, such as drafting contracts, setting your rates, and completing a successful trial run. Then get hands-on with our immersive TEMPTU airbrush training where you’ll learn how to assemble and clean two different machines, various airbrushing techniques, and how to choose the right products for your client.

Attendees will learn how to use both the Temptu S-1 traditional gun and compressor and the portable, handheld Temptu Air. Afterwards, head over to our Pro Shop to stock up on our Temptu products, available for purchase at an already-discounted price!

Following the workshop, students will receive a TEMPTU Certificate of Completion!
This workshop is eligible for 6 Continuing Education Hours under the IL Barber Act.

Are you Halloween ready?

Advanced Theatrical
October 7th-10th, 2019

October is a profitable time for makeup artists, and knowledge of theatrical makeup is a must. With our Advanced Theatrical course, you can elevate your skills for a more successful Halloween season! Students will learn advanced, professional techniques in the application of pre-made prosthetics and bald caps, as well as the correct technique for laying facial hair and use of moldable spfx products.
This Advanced Course is open to the public. Theatrical A/B is not a prerequisite.

Students should bring their basic makeup kit—all theatrical and spfx supplies will be provided.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary!

September 27th, 2019
10am-3pm

¡De lo ordinario a extraordinario! con Paloma Guerard.

Al realizar este taller, llevarás fácilmente tus habilidades al siguiente nivel al aprender técnicas avanzadas de ilusión óptica, dimensiones y creación de lifting.

Para aquellos maquillistas que busquen un look especial de “Alfombra roja” para sus clientas.

Take your ‘red carpet’ looks to the next level with our advanced glam techniques. Learn how blending techniques can create the illusion of dimensionality and lift for your glam-inspired looks. Taught by international makeup artist Paloma Guerard, in both English and Spanish!

This workshop includes both demo and hands-on.

Last Days for Workshop Sale Price!

Face Chart Workshop | September 16, 2019

Sale Price ends September 6th!
$125.00
150.00

Face charts are used, among other things, to plan a makeup application, to communicate a look to the client, and/or provide continuity for a makeup artistry team.  Once a makeup artist learns the basic techniques for creating a face chart, they will not only add to their skill set, but will also find it gratifying to turn a one-dimensional piece of paper into a three-dimensional work of art!

All materials during the workshop will be provided.
 Attendees will leave with a full pad (25 pages) of Make Up First ® School custom charts, valued at $20.00!

SUITABLE FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS!

Turn Heads with Our Hairstyling Workshop!
Hairstyling for Makeup Artists

August 27th-30th, 2019
10am-2pm

Looking to add a little flair to your hair? Join our Intensive Hairstyling for Makeup Artists workshop where you’ll learn all about styling, techniques, and hair tools from professional cosmetologists!

During this three day workshop, instructors will focus on the use of multiple hairstyling tools, braiding, backcombing, up-do’s, down do’s and the art of pin curling—answering any questions you have along the way!

Optional Day 4 Advanced Class Available on August 30, 2019
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Day 4 will focus on Advanced Editorial Styles and Current Trends
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$150 to attend this day only, or $100 if already attending the workshop
-Must have previous hairstyling workshop or experience to attend Day 4

Check out some of the hairstyles from our previous workshops below!

Advance Your Bridal Business!

TEMPTU Certified Airbrush Bridal Workshop
July 22, 2019 | 10am-4pm

Learn the in’s and out’s of the bridal business, such as drafting contracts, setting your rates, and completing a successful trial run. Then, get hands-on with our immersive TEMPTU airbrush training where you’ll learn how to assemble and clean two different machines, as well as various airbrushing techniques, and how to choose the right products for your client.

Following the workshop, students will receive a TEMPTU Certificate of Completion!
All airbrush equipment and products are provided for use during this six hour workshop, and will be available for purchase at an already discounted price the day of the workshop!
This workshop is eligible for 6 hours of Continuing Education under the IL Barber Act

ICYMI: The Roshar Portfolio Building Workshop

August 25-26, 2019

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: AUGUST 9
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

Build your professional portfolio and expand your artistic boundaries with international celebrity makeup artist, Roshar! Join us for this two-day, hands on workshop as Roshar demonstrates his signature avant-garde approach at Make Up First! During this workshop, attendees will:

  • Get an exclusive look at the techniques and approach Roshar uses in his work

  • Work on professional agency models under the direction of Roshar, photographed by professional photographer Robert Beczarski

  • Receive all HD images of their photographed looks for their portfolio

  • Day 2 attendees will be entered to win one of three GLAMCOR RIKI SKINNYS

  • Receive a FREE SWAG BAG full of products from our sponsors


Check out some of the photos from our previous Roshar workshops:

Sharpen Your Skills This Summer
Make Up First Summer Workshops

CARL RAY WORKSHOP
JUNE 10, 10AM-4PM

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Renowned celebrity makeup artist, Carl Ray, joins Make Up First to demonstrate his unique artistic approach to enhancing natural beauty.

Carl has been in the beauty industry for over 18 years, and since 2009, has served as the official makeup artist for former First Lady Michelle Obama. His experience includes a long roster of notable clientele, including Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Kerri Washington, Gabriel Union, Julia Child, Sir Paul McCartney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Morgan Freeman, Lin - Manuel Miranda, Hugh Jackman, former President Bill Clinton, and former President Barack Obama.

Options available for both demo-only and full day, hands-on portions. Limited space is available for the full day option.


INTENSIVE HAIRSTYLING FOR MAKEUP ARTISTS
JUNE 11-13, 10AM-2PM

Make Up First Workshop Intensive Hairstyling for Makeup Artists

In this 3-day intensive hairstyling workshop, instructors will focus on the use of multiple hairstyling tools, as well as braiding, backcombing, up-do’s, down do’s and the art of pin curling.

This course can be used as 12 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act. 


ADVANCED THEATRICAL
JUNE 10-13, 10AM-4PM

Students will learn advanced techniques in application of pre-made prosthetics, bald caps; correct technique for laying facial hair and use of spfx products will be taught. Students are asked to bring your basic makeup kit, all theatrical and spfx supplies will be provided.

This course can be used as 16 hours towards Continuing Education. Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act.