About Chic Studios

A Leading National Makeup Artistry School

Chic Studios is a leading national makeup artistry school, teaching through course instruction, live hands-on lessons and opportunities for graduates via the ‘Chic Pro Community’.

Our school enables career services assisting students and alumni with opportunities and education to plan, promote and prepare their careers in the beauty industry. Upon completion of any of our courses, each alumni becomes part of our ‘Chic Pro Community’, which offers a platform for events, job opportunities, advanced education, internships, gigs or career hiring fairs.

Chic Studios is proud to work with the following brand partners, including various collaborations’

and more…

Our brands partners in the classroom as well as the basic makeup kits are: MAC Cosmetics, Makeup Forever, NARS Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, Eve Pearl, Graftobian, Cinema Secrets, Bobbi Brown, Billion Dollar Brows, NYX Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, Real Techniques, Morphe Brushes, Bioderma skin care and much more!

Chic Studios welcomes students from all around the world, and it makes us very proud to be able to attract potential makeup artists to gain a recognized qualification that will elevate their status as an artist.

Why Choose Chic

Our experienced, industry leading instructors and friendly staff offers comprehensive, hands-on curriculum taught exclusively in a small class-size environment. Each classroom offers a work-station for learning purposes, for each student.

Our Master Makeup and Professional Makeup courses allow students to focus on the art and techniques of makeup artistry, plus advanced courses that allow students to advance their careers and skill-set within professional artistry.

Our Students, upon completion of the Master Makeup and Professional Makeup courses, receive an Industry Recognized Diploma and have an opportunity to participate in a professional photo shoot to begin their professional portfolios. Upon completion of these courses: Basic Makeup 101, Fashion & Runway Makeup, TV & Music Video Makeup, Basic Hairstyling for Makeup Artists and Airbrush Makeup & Sunless, students receive an Industry Recognized Certificate.

Our Graduates have secured opportunities and careers in the make-up industry such as lead artists during New York, Los Angeles and Miami Fashion Weeks. They are also in management and leading positions for brands such as Chanel, MAC and Sephora. Many are working with celebrity clientele, on television and movie makeup sets, as well as freelance business owners in bridal and studio settings.

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The Chic History


Amy Nicole, loving makeup, educates herself in artistry, business, and the beauty industry (3 trips to NYC, Miami, San Diego, and with an eventual move to LA in 2008)


Amy moves to NYC (insert boyfriend/now husband) didn’t want to start all over again building clients that she spent 12+ months working on.

2009 January

In January, Amy has coffee with an old friend (celebrity hairstylist/salon owner in NYC) and is offered to hire her as a freelance makeup artist, but said, very seriously and clearly ‘You don’t really want to do that, do you? Focus on what you DO want!’ 

2009 February – March

With Amy’s husbands support and rave reviews – Chic Studios School of Makeup started!

2009 April

Chic Studios test run curriculum and classroom set up.

2009 May

Official: First Chic Studios makeup class (3 students) second class (2 students) third class (4 students **which was the max with this space) and for the rest of 2009 classes were full.

2010 January

New: Manhattan, Chic Studios NYC location


Official: NYSED licensed


NYC: 2 classrooms, 1500 square feet, 300 students and counting


New: Launched Chic Studios LA


All locations: Launched Content Studio and Chic pro Lab (students access to free space for content)


New: Launched Chic Studios Denver


2500 Students and counting


Over 150K+ fans and followers on all platforms, focus to grow the community and connect with artists and beauty enthusiasts


Launching an online platform and school for all things beauty education.


A global pandemic shocked the world and Chic Studios paused, took a deep breath, and launched Chic online – an online makeup academy providing education to aspiring artists worldwide.


The Chic beauty platform goes into beta-testing.