Mac Makeup School Vs. QC Makeup Academy
QC hears hundreds of inquirers asking the same question each day, “Will your courses properly ready me for work with M.A.C, or do I need to attend their Mac Makeup School?” We know it’s a bit confusing, so we’d like to take some time today to explain how it works.
While M.A.C does offer individual advanced makeup training courses for professional makeup artists, those courses will not specifically qualify you to work in a M.A.C store or counter. They are mainly geared towards professional makeup artists who simply wish to further their education for personal growth.
M.A.C actually does not offer their own makeup artistry certification; however, they do expect potential employees to have obtained certification from another school.
Working makeup artists can get discounts on M.A.C products with the Pro Membership, provided they meet the requirements set by M.A.C. However, while the M.A.C PRO membership doesn’t specifically qualify you for a position at a M.A.C store or counter, holding a certificate from our School will certainly prepare you and equip you with all the tools and skills needed to work as a professional in the makeup industry.
Keep in mind that a strong portfolio is always key, but the first thing you should do before choosing a school is get in touch with the hiring manager of the M.A.C location you wish to work at; they will let you know exactly what they are looking for in a new employee.