Make Up Schools in Manila
The art of makeup is no longer limited to beauty salon workers. More people are enticed into learning the craft- from supermodel Lala Flores, to beauty queen Abbygale Arenas, to people taking a leap from their corporate jobs, to just about anybody, including myself.
The job as a make up artist starts when you land your first paid gig. There aren’t formal trainings or licenses required, especially here in the Philippines. With a few brushes and basic cosmetic kit, you can immediately start a career. That is, if you are skilled enough for the job to convince clients to trust you. It usually takes years to master the craft, with a few hits and misses but if you want to accelerate the learning process or develop the talent you innately have, enrolling in a good makeup school will help you enormously.
Personally, though I was already getting clients even before I had a formal training, I decided to go to a makeup school because I was raring to learn some more. I chose the Academy of Beauty and Arts in Manila because at that time, it was Sir Lourd Ramos who was handling the makeup classes. He used to work for Mac and was inches away from snagging the title of the very first Mac pro artist in the Philippines. He transferred to Smashbox and is now the company’s regional trainor for Asia. He was a very good teacher and generous with the knowledge he shared.
The exposure to different events was also a factor in choosing my school. As an ABA student, we were able to do assist our mentors in several ocassions like fashion shows, tv guestings, magazine editorials and outreach programs. My most memorable stint was being a guest make up artist for YSL. A few months after I returned to CDO, my ABA classmates had the opportunity to do makeup for the Supermodel Philippines 2007.
Studying make up may be pricey but it was one decision I don’t regret. The experience and the lessons I learned were priceless, even if I don’t pursue a full time career in it.
Here are some of the fabulous make up schools in Manila that I recommend:
The tution fees may not be up to date.
*Academy of Beauty and Arts (ABA)
3rd floor Triplewell Bldg.
1167 JP Rizal St. Guadalupe, Viejo
Tuition fee: P30,000 for 2 months,3x a week hair and makeup inclusive of materials and portfolio
or P9,000 for 2 months, basic make up, no materials
note: Sir Lourd Ramos is no longer with them
*News is that they moved to Cebu since May 31,2008 where the owner is based. The school in Cebu is still under construction, though.
Australian College of Hair Design and Beauty (ACHDB)
4th Level, THE PODIUM
ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Tel. No. 632) 637-9967
Mobile: +63917-8AUSSIE, +63918-8AUSSIE
Tuition: P125,000 Certificate II in Makeup Services 440 hours
P 150,000 Certificate IV in Makeup Services 744 hours
P 200,000 Diploma in Makeup 964 hours
P 30,000 Image Consultancy / Basic / Bridal Make-up (15 days /82 hours)
P 20,000 Glamour Make-up / Air Brushing (5 days / 30 hours)
P 20,000 Media Make-up (5 days / 30 hours)
P 30,000 Special Effects Make-up (8 days / 48 hours)
Ground Level, Carpark Building,
Shangri-la Plaza Mall, EDSA Corner Shaw Boulevard,
across Rustan’s Supermarket and Starbucks
Tel No. (02) 510.2533/(02) 638.2222/0917.828.8483
Tuition fee: P18,500- Beauty Makeup Course for 2 weeks, 28 hours, models are provided
P 22,500- Advanced Make Up Course for 8 meetings, 28 hours
Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS)
2nd Floor, Franck Provost Building
120 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air Village
Makati City, Philippines 1209
Tel. No. 895.34.01 to 03 ext. 113
Tuition fee: P26,000 for 2 months 3x a week Basic Makeup (inclusive tuition fee, uniform, portfolio & 1 pallete 6 shades kryolan ultrafoundation)
La Salle College International
Bloomingdale Bldg, 205 Salcedo St. Legaspi Village
Tel. No. 840-1543/ 840-1476
Tuition fee: P14,500 exclusive of materials, on Saturdays for 7 sessions
Make-up Design Academy
Mother Ignacia St., Quezon City (just across ABS-CBN)
contact # : 416-1730
Basic Makeup for 60 hours(Php18,500)
Advanced Makeup for 50 hours (Php20,500).
Makeup For Ever Academy
Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Tel# 02-856-5243/ 0922-864-2461/0918-4928851
Module I- Beauty, Fashion and Visagism
P30,000 (VAT exclusive) 50 hours
MWF: Lecture and demonstration 10am-12nn/ Hands-on training 1-4pm
Module II- Beauty 2: Beauty, Photo and Fashion makeup
P33,000 for 50 hours exclusive of VAT
TTHSat : lecture and demonstration 10am-12nn/ Hands on training from 1-4pm
School Of Fashion and The Arts (SOFA)
55 Paseo de Roxas near cor. Buendia
Tel No. 8928807 or 4915536
Tuition fee: P 15,000 for 14 weeks Saturdays Basic Makeup
Model: Sharon Anne Mercadal
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