Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published April 24th 2011
New York is home to many TV shows and movie productions, as well as Broadway and other entertainment venues, all of which, of course, need make-up artists to help the actors. In addition, New York is home to several modeling and fashion agencies, also places that use make-up.
If you've always wanted to learn how to apply make-up professionally, you can take advantage of two of the aesthetics schools in New York City. One is located in SoHo, which means you're in one of the hippest, most happening spots in the City. The other is located on Lexington Avenue.
Makeup Designory (MUD)
Affectionately known as "MUD," this make-up school helps you learn how to apply makeup to anyone in practically any area of the entertainment field, including special effects. Makeup Designory is located in SoHo, so after a day of classes, you can relax and unwind at one of the trendy nightspots or restaurants that are just a short walk away.
Closer to downtown, on Lexington Avenue, is the Lia Schorr Institute. Ms. Schorr, a famous make-up artist in her own right, offers her experience and expertise to students wishing to become licensed in the State of New York as estheticians. The Lia Schorr Institute course is only 600 hours, which is much less than many other cosmetology schools, but that doesn't mean you'll be shortchanged on your education. By the time you finish the course, you will be prepared to take the written and practical exams that will let you earn your esthetics license.
Once you've learned all the current make-up skills, as well as the tricks that make the stars look their best, you can take your skills back to your hometown somewhere else in New York State or wherever you're from and share them with everyone there. Or, if you prefer, settle down in the City and look for a job sharing your make-up expertise with people who live and work in the City, and want to look their best at all times.