Professional Coaching & Mentoring

As self employed professionals, Makeup Artists can frequently benefit from the coaching & guidance of an experienced industry professional. Let Terri Tomlinson provide personal, individualized coaching & mentoring to help you take your makeup artistry business to the next level.

Learn from Terri through direct, personal guidance . This 30 year industry veteran

will shorten your learning curve and help you achieve your goals & aspirations

Coaching & Mentoring

Terri helps you create a business plan and strategy to meet your career goals, create marketing plans, develop your portfolio and branding.

Coaching & Mentoring

Duration: Multiple time segments available. Click booking link for details

Mentoring and Business Growth For Makeup Artists

At Terri Tomlinson Makeup Training Academy (MTA) in Dallas, Texas we want to see our students be successful in their careers. We are also involved in supporting and networking the makeup artist community, as a strong community is a strong industry.

Because we want to see you succeed, we have added business development modules within our Intensive Courses as well as individual mentoring sessions. Our level 1 and 2 classes contain business discussions on marketing, branding, working on set, assisting, having integrity, and being self-employed. Most makeup artists are self-employed and so have to understand the business side of running a business as well as how the industry works. We have also created our Shop Talk Business Forum which meets monthly. Topics in the Shop Talk include taxes and accounting, insurance needs, learning cosmetic ingredients, and setting rates.

Terri works with individual artists as well in mentoring and business growth one-on-one sessions. Terri can help you create a business plan and strategy to meet your career goals, set goals, create marketing plans, develop your portfolio and branding, and be a sounding board for how things work in the industry.

Cost: Sessions are available from $75 per hour. Just click the link below and visit our scheduling page for complete options and to select your dates & times. 


Makeup Training Academy,
204 E Main Street #500
Richardson, TX 75081   DIRECTIONS

Private Training

Terri provides one-on-one private instruction that is completely tailored to your needs. All private makeup training is developed exclusively for you, based on your specific concerns and areas of interest.

Private Training

Duration: Multiple options are available. Click “Book Now” button for details

Benefits of Private Makeup Training

  •  The agenda is tailored specifically to you and your skill-level.
  • You work one-on-one with Terri Tomlinson (owner of the Makeup Training Academy) and a model.
  • Training is intensive, hands-on and can be paced to you and your learning style.
  • Training can be broken into specific skills and segments.
  • Training sessions can be tailored to your schedule.

Suggested Topics for Private Makeup Training

  • Eye shapes and various eye shadow styles.
  • Airbrushing
  • Highlight and contour / Face Shaping.
  • How to choose colors for your clients
  • How to create a professional makeup kit.
  • Bridal makeup
  • As well as basic application, working on global skin tones, advanced techniques for mature skin.

Private training sessions are available from $175. Please click the link below for complete options and date/time availability.


Makeup Training Academy,
204 E Main Street #500
Richardson, TX 75081 DIRECTIONS

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What Makes Terri Different..?

See How Terri Tomlinson's vast industry experience helps you!

What Students Say About Terri's Coaching & Mentoring

Amanda Abram

Makeup Arist

Terri is an amazing makeup educator! I have taken several classes with her from color theory to hair styling for makeup artist to airbrushing. I cannot express how patient she is with students.

If you have been thinking of taking a class with her…DO IT! You will not regret it. She keeps her classes small and personable. Terri gives so much valuable information you cannot find anywhere else.

Frequently Asked Questions About Coaching

The short answer is Yes!; Level 1 is perfect for beginners and anyone who wants to learn professional makeup; is working but has had no formal training; or someone needing to get back to the basics. Regardless of your skill level, Makeup Training Academy will teach you the fundamental techniques you need to thrive in the fast-paced makeup industry.

With Level 1, we start at the beginning and cover proper sanitation, correct color matching and basic makeup application techniques for the eyes, cheeks and lips.

The class goal is for students to be able to apply a professional level beauty makeup on any skin tone using proper hygiene. An emphasis will be made to ensure students get an understanding of color matching and product placement on eyes, cheeks and lips.

The tuition for Level 1 Professional Makeup Class from MTA is $1300. This includes all makeup material, print-outs and models.

For 2020, The Level 1 class is s scheduled for:

January 12-15, 2020;
February 12-14, 2020:
April 15-17, 2020
Unless otherwise noted, classes begin daily at 10 am and end by 5:30 – 6:00 pm.

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.

This class meets at the Makeup Training Academy, 15713 Quorum Dr, Addison, TX 75001. A Map Link can be found here. Our telephone is 800-531-5092.

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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