Welcome to QC Makeup Fam Friday! This new monthly series will explore the thoughts, stories, and opinions of real QC students and grads. Each month, they’ll weigh in on topics surrounding makeup training, finding work in the professional world, and being an MUA in the beauty industry!

Today, they’re here to answer one very insightful question:

What was your career path or career goals BEFORE enrolling in QC’s makeup courses?

Let’s see what the QC makeup fam has to say!

Ashley Martinez

Master Makeup Artistry / Pro Makeup Workshop

“Outside of my makeup courses with QC, my career is as a Professional Luxury Photography, designed to empower women. I decided to join the QC family so I can add makeup to my client's photography experiences. Helping women feel good while with me, and helping them learn how to apply their own makeup, is the best career ever! xoxo"

Izzy Burfeind

Master Makeup Artistry / Pro Makeup Workshop

"My professional goal before enrolling in QC's makeup courses was to start working as a makeup artist for a local photographer. I wanted to perfect my makeup artistry and become certified. I want to provide the client with the best service possible. I love helping women feel beautiful!"

Brittany Bauhaus

Master Makeup Artistry / Special FX Makeup

"Before pursuing makeup artistry, I was working at a personal support worker, taking care of the elderly. As rewarding as it was, my heart wasn’t in it anymore. So thankful I found QC's makeup courses!"

Corinea KiKi Fowler

Master Makeup Artistry / Pro Makeup Workshop / Special FX Makeup / Skincare

"My career path has been 8 years with the Military as an All Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and retail. I also owned my own vape shop until I fell ill last year with a cancer called Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Losing my hair was the worst thing for me, besides the sickness. I no longer felt beautiful or like myself, so that's when I really started experimenting with makeup. The feeling I felt when I applied my makeup is what I want my clients to feel: pure amazement, and so beautiful that they can take on the world!"

Bronwen Pilgrim

Master Makeup Artistry

"I have worked in hospitality for the last 11 years. But after my daughter was born 2 years ago, I decided that I wanted to turn my passion for makeup into a career, with the goal of eventually gaining certification in other areas of beauty. I'd love to have my own salon where I can offer a range of services!"

Tasha Allen

Master Makeup Artistry / Skincare

"Before joining QC, I didn't really have a career. I am a stay-at-home mum with 4 wonderful babies (3 boys and a girl). Of course, they love the fact I am now doing makeup. I love it!!! Taking makeup courses was the best decision I have ever made, and I can't wait to show the world what I can do!"

Debbie Traugh

Master Makeup Artistry / Skincare

"Hi everyone! I have been a nurse for the past 34 years. I have always loved the world of makeup, but never thought of it as a career. I found QC's makeup courses a few years ago and thought I was too old. But I decided to take the plunge a few months ago. We will see where it takes me!"

Elly Antonia Nunns

Master Makeup Artistry / Skincare

"Before I began my amazing time at QC Makeup Academy, I was a youth group leader and youth worker. I loved engaging with my young people and pushing them to succeed in life, and to say it warmed my heart everyday is an understatement. After 5 years, I decided that it was time to push MYSELF to succeed as a makeup artist!"

Danielle Merrick

Master Makeup Artistry / Pro Makeup Workshop / Skincare / Airbrush Workshop / Hair Styling Essentials / Special FX Makeup

"Hello, QC family! I was a family counselor and worked with a lot of women who lost their partners, self esteem, or were lost. I was always overwhelmed with the fact that they let themselves go. I stopped practicing counseling and decided to work from a different angle, and help those women feel pretty again. So I fell in love with makeup artistry, and here I am, fulfilling my dreams!"

Aimee Balcarcel

Master Makeup Artistry / Skincare

"My [current] career path is working for a bank. But that doesn’t always fulfill me, so I chose to enroll in QC's makeup courses to follow my dreams!"

Manpreet Kaur Rai

Master Makeup Artistry

"Bizarrely, my career has been in IT - first In financial services, and now in retail. [But] I’ve always had a passion for makeup!"

Sandra Gabriela

Master Makeup Artistry / Pro Makeup Workshop

"I have been working in the childcare field for over 16 years, but I’ve been passionate for makeup since I was young. Unfortunately, in the town that I live in, there are no schools to study this field. But when I found QC and their makeup courses, I automatically enrolled - and my passion for makeup came back even stronger!"

Veronika Kelle

Master Makeup Artistry / Pro Makeup Workshop / Special FX Makeup

QC Makeup Academy Student Ambassador

"For 15 years, I managed my own model agency, for which I organized fashion shows and beauty contests. I enjoyed working with models, designers, and photographers. During that time, I fell in love with makeup artistry and decided to become a makeup artist. Luckily, I found the QC Makeup Academy, whose makeup courses have helped me to change career paths and make my dreams come true!"

Daniela Kolehouse

Master Makeup Artistry

"After 8 years of working as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist in the pharmaceutical industry, I changed my life and work path. I moved to a different country and decided to follow my passion: to start a career in makeup!"

Joy Gonzalez

Master Makeup Artistry

"Before QC, I was working as an Account Manager, doing inside sales and accounting. For the last 9 years, I have been a stay-at-home mom, but I have always wanted to work as a makeup artist!"

Ready to join QC’s awesome makeup family? Until September 18th, enroll and get TWO online makeup classes for the price of one!

Author Sloane Seguin

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