Chic Studios is a leading national makeup artistry school, teaching through course instruction, live hands-on lessons and opportunities for graduates. Our school enables career services assisting students and alumni with opportunities and education to plan, promote and prepare their careers in the beauty industry. Our experienced, industry leading instructors and friendly staff offer comprehensive, hands-on curriculums taught exclusively in a small class-size environment.
Chic Studios has been designed to teach the fundamentals of makeup artistry, while providing techniques and a well-rounded education in professional makeup.
Our experienced, industry leading instructors and friendly staff offer comprehensive, hands-on curriculums taught exclusively in a small class-size environment.
We have an array of highly qualified instructors who are actively working in the industries, guided by an intense and comprehensive curriculum for each course.
Chic Studios LA (Santa Monica) is located in beautiful Santa Monica, just minutes from world famous beaches and restaurants, and accessible via the newly opened Expo Metro Line. This location houses one full classroom and a media/content lounge.
Chic Studios NYC is located in the thriving, and very fashionable Financial District in lower Manhattan. Steps from the Fulton Street metro hub, the state of the art location houses two full size classrooms, and a media/content lounge.
My time at Chic Studios LA was absolutely awesome! I learned so many makeup skills and it really boosted my confidence as a makeup artist. All of the instructors set a comfortable environment, showed support and gave a lot of helpful tips and makeup lessons! I am so glad I was able to attend such an amazing school!
To be honest I did my research for make up schools in NYC and I finally came to Chic Studios to get my make up artistry certification. From the moment I called the staff was excellent Christina was so personable you just want to take her home lol. The courses are fantastic, the hours are even better, and don’t forget the price. You get your monies worth because the instructors are super knowledgeable and are current working make up artists.
I can highly recommend Chic Studios. I wanted to be able to makeup Artist and Kayti Pillor (my teacher) put me at complete ease and took the time to explain exactly step-by-step what I should do. I am now confident doing make up.
My time at CHIC has allowed me to gain experience working on music videos, short films, LA Fashion Week and even assisting for red carpet events. I always recommend CHIC to anybody looking to start their makeup career!
Chic is great. I took a customized one on one Master course to accommodate my busy work schedule and it worked out perfectly. The instructors are amazing and I always felt like I learned years worth of information and techniques after just one day of class. I felt so much more confident in my skills after attending this school and will value my time there forever!
My experience at ChicStudios LA has been a positive and wonderful experience. I learned so much about the beauty industry. The teachers are very knowledgeable and are actively working in the makeup field. I recommend this school to anyone that is interested. You will not be disappointed!
CHIC has not only helped me build a great foundation in makeup but also helped me find gigs after I completed the course. Everyone here wants to see you succeed and will help you along the way. I am so grateful to become apart of the Chic Studios community and could not recommend it more.
I can proudly say it was an amazing experience to be part of Chic Studios!! . One thing I love about it is the fact that it explains WHY you are doing these procedures and WHY you need this coloring for this skin type, etc. not just "use this" and "use that" simply because it looks good! The instructors thoroughly explain the reason for it, which is what I was so happy with!
I had such a phenomenal experience taking the course at CHIC — it is structured in a way that balances incredibly well between instruction of theory and technique, and putting it into practice during daily rotations. Our instructor was able to effectively navigate our needs to decide whether to step in and help us or to push us to try out more challenging looks or techniques.
I feel truly blessed for being part of Chic Studios community because I know I was trained by the best and I know I gained such beautiful and kind people in my life that it is a rare find . I have enormous amount of respect and gratitude for the school and for everyone there from the founder, director to every single teacher within the school. The experience is such an amazing experience and after graduation you get to be part of the Chic Studios community which is a huge bonus within the beauty industry.
I am so happy with my decision to attend the Professional Makeup Artist program at Chic Studios in NYC. Not only was I able to learn from some of the most talented Makeup Artists in the industry but I have received amazing support and opportunities from the moment I completed the program. I believe that support is what sets them apart from any other school and it is what has opened so many doors for me.
Everybody that worked there and the students were so nice to me and made me feel very comfortable to be there. I made some amazing friends during the class and it was a great experience being in a classroom with different people from around the world. The instructors made the class very fun for us to learn different techniques and skills. I love that we were able to be ourselves and show off our makeup skills with others.