The cosmetics brand has announced plans to open a makeup academy next month in the US.
Professional cosmetics brand, Gorgeous Cosmetics will open its first professional makeup training school, The Gorgeous Academy, in Los Angeles this September.
The parent company of Australia’s leading educational institute for professional artistry and special effects makeup, The Academy of Makeup Australia, Gorgeous Cosmetics draws on a 15 year legacy of training successful makeup artists and a commitment to excellence in education.
“It’s a thrill to bring Australia’s number one makeup school here to the US. With eight active campuses in Australia, we look forward to The Gorgeous Academy LA being the first of five campus locations across California by 2018, with national US growth by 2020,” Gorgeous Cosmetics founder and CEO, David McConnell told Professional Beauty.
“Our proven teaching techniques train artists across multiple industries — from bridal and editorial makeup to airbrush, body art, and special effects.”
The new makeup training school’s classes will be taught by industry leading trainers in modern classrooms equipped with professionally out work stations.
Students who complete their courses to industry standard will receive a Diploma certification, and work experience opportunities upon graduation.
“So many makeup brands ‘talk the talk’ in education as their central pillar, but do little to help budding artists cultivate the skill sets they need to produce sustainable careers in this industry. We talk the talk and we walk the walk through our educational mission,” says McConnell.
The Gorgeous Academy LA is currently taking enrolments for its Diploma of Professional Artistry & SPFX Makeup and Freelance Makeup Artist courses, which will kick off this starting September.