Makeup Training Academy
Dallas' Finest Makeup Training Facility
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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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New Guidelines for Studio and Educational Events

Makeup Training Academy

Updated June 1, 2020

MAKEUP TRAINING ACADEMY IS COMMITTED TO THE SAFETY AND WELLNESS OF OUR CLIENTS, STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY. IN RESPONSE TO THE OUTBREAK OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) WE ARE CLOSELY FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES SET FORTH BY THE CDC AND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AS WELL AS IMPLEMENTING ADDITIONAL SANITATION POLICIES IN OUR STUDIO.

STUDIO OPENING:
The opening of Makeup Training Academy and the resuming of classes will happen in phases as we learn and develop new standards for working closely with our students and customers. Makeup application and in-house training is an intimate practice that cannot be done with social distancing. For this reason we will adding services as we are able to offer them in a safe and secure way.

PHASE 1: Studio open to retail sales, makeup application and lessons

We will be opening the studio for retail operations on June 3, 2020 with the following hours: Wednesday 10-3
Thursday 10-3
Friday 10-3
Every other Saturday 10-2 (starting 6/06) and by appointment. 
*Please contact us if you would like to come in at a time outside our new hours. Appointments can be made online at this link or by phone or email. Clients will be seen 1 at-a-time. (See below for contact information.)

PHASE 2: We will begin offering short workshops and demo-style classes mid-July with our first offering on July 22, 2020.

Workshops will be at 50% capacity and require social distance when possible. All students are required to wear a mask while in studio and working. July classes:
Color Theory in Flesh Tone – July 22
Highlight/Contour Basics – July 24
Clean Beauty Portfolio Build – July 29-30
*Please visit MakeupTrainingAcademy.com for details, costs and registration.

PHASE 3: Classes will resume August 14, 2020

In August baring no setbacks, we will resume our normal schedule. Class size will be reduced, however more options will be offered. Although we provide student kits for classes, all artists attending classes at Makeup Training Academy will be required to bring a Sanitation Kit. Details on this kit will be sent to all who register. Our August classes:
Level 1 3-Day Course – August 14-16
Color Theory in Flesh Tone – August 19
All About Eyes – August 21
Level 2 3-Day Course August 25
As we work together to provide a safe and effective environment for all who attend Makeup Training Academy, we will be following our Guideline Protocol which will include the following:
  1. Anyone entering the space will be asked to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask one will be provided. A mask is to be worn at all times and taken off only if having makeup applied.
  2. All surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected between clients.
  3. Clients, students and models will be temperature screened upon entering.
  4. Anyone who feels sick, not themselves, feverish or has any cold/flu symptoms is asked to stay at home. As well, anyone who has knowingly been in contact with someone who is sick is asked to stay at home.
  5. Hands will be washed and sanitized A LOT!!!!!!!
  6. Social distancing will be practiced as much as allowed.
The Guideline Protocol as well as any important details will be sent upon registering. Thank you,
Terri Tomlinson
Makeup Training Academy
15713 Quorum Dr, Addison TX 75001
800-531-5092 / info@makeuptrainingacademy.com

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