Makeup Training Academy
Dallas' Finest Makeup Training Facility
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Industry Leading Instructors
Chief Instructor Terri Tomlinson; 30 Years Experience
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The Makeup Training Academy in Dallas is an elite professional makeup artist training facility. MTA brings  reliable, modern makeup techniques to the industry.

Today, we are among the best makeup artist schools for fashion, runway, television, print, and bridal. Led by Terri Tomlinson, MTA Dallas is proud to have numerous graduates who are enjoying rich and rewarding careers as makeup artists across the country.

Choose Makeup Training Academy

So, if you are serious about your career, consider Makeup Training Academy. Students and Artists find our classes thorough, intense and fun. Likewise, your expectations to learn should be high because we always bring our best efforts to class each day for all our students.

After completion, Terri continues to support the growth of our Makeup Academy graduates. Ongoing career services assistance provides continued support for students and alumni. MTA helps them plan and promote their careers with top brands and retailers. Also, we help plan for a career as a freelance makeup artist. Our makeup training isn’t over just because you’ve completed your classes: we are highly invested in your success. In addition, our supportive community offers invaluable career advice, networking opportunities, and access to working opportunities after graduation.

Makeup Training Academy Has Programs To Suit All Career Stages

Makeup Classes

For New Makeup Artists

Become a professional makeup artist! Classes are taught by industry leader, Terri Tomlinson. She’s a professional working artist with over 30 years of experience.

Makeup Workshops

For Working Makeup Artists

Are you looking to grow your skills as a makeup artist? We offer hands-on workshops for all experience levels. We cover topics like Color Theory, Airbrushing, Highlighting & Contouring.

Private Makeup Coaching

Professional Makeup Artists

Terri Tomlinson offers one-on-one private instruction that is completely tailored to your specific needs. Terri also offers business development and mentoring to existing artists.

Frequently Asked Questions About Makeup Training Academy

The short answer is Yes! No matter whether you are a licensed cosmetologist or just starting out, Makeup Training Academy will teach you the fundamental techniques you need to thrive in the fast paced makeup industry.

Makeup Training Academy requires a deposit to hold your spot in class. The remainder is then due on or before the first day of class. MTA accepts certified checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express or cash.

We are not able to offer financial aid however we will allow students to make payments for their class prior to attending. (Class must be paid off before start date and a fee is incurred. Please contact us for details.) Those who have a Pay Pal account may want to explore their ‘Bill Me Later’ financing option.

If you are a working artist with a makeup kit, you are welcome to bring it with you to class. However, please make arrangements prior to starting. At Makeup Training Academy we utilize professional makeup lines as well as Terri’s line “Makeup 101” in order to expose students to high-grade professional products that work in all mediums.

All makeup products utilized in MTA classes and workshops will be professional grade cosmetics or items Terri has discovered in her career and uses. Most applications will feature Terri Tomlinson’s own line ‘Makeup 101’ which was developed in Paris. Other kits may vary depending on the nature of the class or workshop.

No. In Texas, Makeup Artists are not required to be licensed. MTA is geared solely towards providing the skills that a Professional Makeup Artist needs to develop in order to succeed. Our proprietor, Terri Tomlinson, has been a working Makeup Artist for over 30 years with a very distinguished resume. All guest lecturers are also Professional Makeup Artists with lengthy pedigrees as well.

Students receive a certificate of completion for each class taken. Completed classes from MTA enhance your portfolio, includes eligibility for many professional discounts , and helps prepare you for work in the industry.

Since there is no standard licensing regulation for make-up artists in most states, each student will still need to communicate with their respective state authority for information on business licensing if they wish to offer more than freelance Makeup Artistry in the Beauty industry.

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