Thinking of becoming a makeup artist – but worried that personal circumstances and potential setbacks will stop you from being able to pursue your dream? We’re here to tell you right here and now that if you have a dream, you owe it to yourself to follow it. After all, life is too short to not do the things you love! šŸ’•

Becoming a Makeup Artist as a Multiple Amputee

Amanda Ramey is a multi-graduate and Student Ambassador of QC Makeup Academy. She is also a multiple amputee. Despite the barrier thisĀ couldĀ have posed her, Amanda chose not to see her situation as something capable of holding her back. Instead, she focused on her passion, her dedicated work ethic, and her desire to learn. The result? Amanda now has several internationally-recognized certifications under her belt and is an absolute makeup artistry wizard!

Watch the video below to learn more about Amanda’s journey…

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Let’s Recap!

Amanda’s Experience Becoming a Multiple Amputee

At the age of 23, Amanda fell ill. Gradually, things took a turn for the worse, with Amanda’s body falling into septic shock. In order to stop things from progressing any further, Amanda underwent several surgeries to remove both of her legs below the knee, as well as the majority of her fingers. After spending a month and a half in the hospital, Amanda then spent another 4-5 months at home recovering – and even re-learning how to walk!

Prior to her amputations, Amanda worked as a professional tattoo artist. Despite everyone (including doctors) telling her that she’d never be able to continue this job again, Amanda refused to believe this. Through perseverance and determination, Amanda learned to adapt; to approach her crafts in a new way, in order to continue doing the things she loves best. As a result, she’sĀ stillĀ a professional tattoo artist to this very day – defying the odds and proving all those who said she couldn’t do it wrong.

Becoming a Makeup Artist

Shortly after the birth of her newborn, Amanda started dabbling in makeup. Lo and behold, what began as nothing more than a hobby quickly turned into something more! Amanda quickly discovered that she had a natural talent for makeup artistry and wished to get a true education in it. But with her full-time job and busy schedule as a parent, in-person classes wouldn’t be an option. So, she researched intoĀ onlineĀ schools… and found QC Makeup Academy!

Becoming a makeup artist article: Amanda Ramey with and without makeup, side by side comparison

Becoming a Makeup Artist with QC Makeup Academy

In her video, Amanda discusses the many reasons why she chose to enroll with QC Makeup Academy, and how her training has allowed her to become a makeup artist. Some of these reasons include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Of all the online makeup schools she found, QC seemed the most legitimate and respectable;
  • Moreover, she also found that QC Makeup Academy has the best reviews;
  • Plus, the self-paced, online learning environment was exactly what she was looking for!

So, how was Amanda’s experience with QC? According to her, her training completely changed the way she perceives and approaches makeup! She specifically credits the thorough tutor feedback she received after every unit as part of the reason why she’s grown as much as she has.

Amanda now has the following certifications/certificates under her belt:

  • Master International Makeup Professional (MIMP)
  • Pro Makeup Workshop certificate
  • Airbrush Makeup Workshop certificate
  • International Special FX Makeup Professional (ISMP)

Thanks to QC Makeup Academy, Amanda has been able to become a professional makeup artist and use her knowledge to grow her makeup career in the direction best suited for her goals!

Inspired by Amanda’s story? Start your OWN today and get certified in as little as 3-6 months! Becoming a makeup artist has never been easier than by training with QC Makeup Academy!

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  • Loved this. You truly are an inspiration. Xx

    • Sarah-Lynn Seguin says:

      We consider ourselves lucky each and every day that an artist as passionate, dedicated, and talented as Amanda not only chose to become a makeup artist – but do so through our school! (And to think, we ALSO get to have her as a Student Ambassador? Could we BE any luckier!?) šŸ’•

      All the best,
      The QC Team

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