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September 24, 2018

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Through the scope of social media, it seems like makeup artists are living the most glamorous lives right now. They’re given opportunities to work on the faces of A-list celebrities like Rihanna and Chrissy Teigen, travel the world, and be backstage at high fashion runway shows every season. However, there’s so much more to it than living a lavish life! The journey to becoming a professional MUA is not as effortless as it looks on Instagram. The artists that we follow and teach about at our LA makeup school have gone through years of training as well as working hard to achieve their level of expertise. Through the years of tirelessly perfecting their craft, there are so many amazing benefits as to why being a certified makeup artist matter!

At our LA makeup school, we promise professional certification in 4-5 weeks! Our classes are intensive, hands-on, and you’ll feel like you’ve worked for a decade with the number of rotations we do a week. Our instructors are amazing artists who are still working in the industry so they’re able to touch on trends and give their own personal experience working on bridal clients, on-set, and even backstage at New York Fashion Week. We teach people of various skill levels and the end result is always the same: we’re able to take what you know (and what you may not know) and mold you into an amazing certified makeup artist.

Here are some of the reasons why being a certified makeup artist matters in Los Angeles:

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September 17, 2018

Let's hear it for the boys! Since the beginning of time, the concept of men wearing makeup wasn't completely taboo. It wasn't until the mid-1800s that makeup was relegated to one end of the gender spectrum: only women could wear it. Now, makeup is beginning to reach the stages of being gender inclusive and a huge part of it is due to social media! With Instagram being a huge platform, we have a huge community of male beauty influencers who are changing the way we perceive the idea of beauty. Makeup is for everybody and we're glad the following makeup artists and beauty gurus have dominated the industry as the chic men of makeup!

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August 9, 2018

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As a makeup school in Los Angeles, we get so many questions about people not only wondering if they’re too old to take a course or if they have no idea what they’re doing in makeup. We quickly dispell any negative connotation they have about the beauty industry and let them know that age is nothing but a number, it’s all about the type of skills that you can bring to the table. During our Professional Makeup Course, we go over certain skills that every makeup artist should master if they want to succeed in the industry. It could range from pushing yourself to take a look to the next level, timing, or communication.

In the fast-paced and growing beauty industry in Los Angeles, you need to be able to outshine the competition. You may say you already have the skills, but it won’t hurt to double check what you may be missing. There are so many essential skills of a makeup artist needed in Los Angeles, but here are a few!

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March 9, 2018

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Beauty department stores are either a saving grace or living nightmare for makeup addicts. Once you step into these stores, you’re immediately taken into an overwhelming experience where you’re surrounded by beauty products (hair, makeup, skincare, etc) ranging from smaller brands to high-end ones. It just feels more exclusive and luxurious compared to your usual drugstore. At Chic Studios, makeup school in LA, we’re always heavily influenced and inspired by the beauty industry. The following cosmetic retailers have completely transformed the beauty industry but where did they get their start? It’s time for a history lesson! Get to know the story and history of our favorite beauty department stores in Los Angeles and some great rewards and discounts you can receive when shopping there after becoming a Chic Studios graduate!

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February 23, 2018

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At Chic Studios, LA makeup school, we know just how important it is to push yourself, especially in the job market. In our Bridal + Business week, a part of our Professional Makeup Course, we go over the basics of becoming a freelance makeup artist: building your beauty brand, creating a portfolio, and making a resume.

A great resume is still one of the most important and contributing factors when entering the job market. It gives potential employers a quick overview of your skill set, job experience, and education so that they can make an immediate decision on asking you to come in for an interview. According to TheLadders, an online job matching service, recruiters approximately spend six seconds reviewing a resume. Within that tiny window of opportunity, you’ll need to make a lasting and great first impression. The following are do’s and don’ts for resumes that will make you stand out in the beauty industry. These tips are sure to make sure you are a cut above the rest and snag an interview with your potential employer.

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January 19, 2018

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When you’re watching a movie or tv show, you’re not really considering the work of a makeup artist. There are various elements when it comes to making a film or tv show believable, but one of the most important elements in making the characters look realistic, whether they’re a crime victim, a monster/alien, or turning a young person into someone older. When it comes to TV and film, makeup artists as absolutely essential since they can make the audience believe that what they’re seeing on the screen in real. If viewers don’t believe or buy into what they’re watching, they’ll lose interest more quickly. The Los Angeles film and TV industry is a haven for makeup artists and crucial for their career and role in television and movies.

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January 12, 2018

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Stop making excuses and declutter your life! Not only will it make you feel better, but it’ll make your living space look better as well. When it comes to makeup, it can be easy to hoard and hold on to makeup for years. Every product we use has an expiration date on the label, but we always seem to disregard the fact. From foundation to mascara, we’re teaching you how to clean up and declutter your professional makeup kit and find out exactly when you should be replacing your makeup products.

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January 5, 2018

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It’s time to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018! The New Year's festivities are a great way to send off the embarrassing moments, career lows, and break-ups. Good vibes are the only thing we need for a new year as we invent new and improved versions of ourselves. With the new year comes so many new beginnings! As many of us set our goals and resolutions, it’s important to treat yourself right in the new year so you can stay focused and motivated.

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January 2, 2018

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It’s the first day of 2018 and everyone’s been given a chance for a fresh start at their hopes, goals, and dreams! Even if you don't keep them for the whole year, resolutions are still worth making. It’s better to try than to not bother setting any goals at all. Here’s what we suggest as your New Year’s resolutions for professional makeup artists.

Is your New Year’s resolution to become a professional makeup artist? We’d love to have you in our Chic Studios classroom this year! Check out our courses at our LA makeup school and you’ll be a certified artist in 4 weeks after enrolling in our Professional Makeup Program! 2018 is about to be the year of YOU!

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December 19, 2017

The makeup industry is vast and full of talented individuals who are changing the way and face of beauty each day. We’re always looking for inspiration not only in fashion but also to iconic makeup artists who have made a name for themselves. If you love all things beauty, here is a list of the top makeup artists in Los Angeles who are chic! At our LA makeup school, we’re always turning to these influential artists and seeing how they transform their clients and create looks that are ready for the red carpet or a night out on the town.

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Patrick Ta

Makeup artist Patrick Ta has an uncompromising devotion to all things beauty. Born in San Diego, California, Patrick’s devotion to his craft has allowed him to develop a refined hand and keen eye for color and composition. After spending some time working at MAC Cosmetics in Arizona, Patrick moved to Los Angeles to pursue an independent career as a freelance makeup artist. He quickly captured the attention of many young celebrities who would soon become his top clients. Within his first year in Los Angeles, Patrick's passion and talent for the art of makeup has introduced him to clients such as Shay Mitchell, Jessica Alba, Joan Smalls, Camilla Alves, Kendall Jenner, Khloe, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Cara Delevinge, Padma Laksmhi, Olivia Culpo among others.

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