Student Ambassadors

Enthusiastic students and graduates are here to share their experiences!

Vanessa has graduated from Master Makeup Artistry in 2015 and the Pro Makeup Workshop in 2020! She is currently enrolled in the Global Beauty Workshop.

Vanessa Hernandez

QC Makeup Academy Graduate 2015

         

I’ve wanted to be a makeup artist my entire life and started learning techniques at the age of 9. I also started practicing daily skincare routines when I was only 14 years old that I have continued to this day. I spent my younger years obsessed with Kevin Aucoin and watching and learning from everything he did. As a professional photographer, it was my dream to incorporate makeup artistry into my business.

The level of training and the educators at QC make the school completely unique. They use foundational technique-based learning and have incredible teachers with outstanding backgrounds and experience. In a world of fakery, this is the real deal!

I have learned what it takes to make it in this industry and what dedication to your craft really MEANS and looks like. I’ve grown to understand the value of learning from the masters who have come before you and the importance of being open to their tips and constructive criticism. More than anything, I have learned that you never know everything and the moment you think you are done, you are a sinking ship. There is always more to learn and always ways to grow and excel in this industry.

I have gone on to have an amazing career thanks to the training I have received at QC! As someone who had already dabbled in makeup, I had no idea how to translate that into a successful makeup business. QC taught me all of that and more! There is SO much more to being a successful makeup artist than knowing how to apply eyeliner. The courses have continued to challenge me and help me perfect my techniques and I apply that knowledge to every single client I work with.

Vanessa has graduated from Master Makeup Artistry in 2015 and the Pro Makeup Workshop in 2020! She is currently enrolled in the Global Beauty Workshop.

Veronika Kelle

QC Makeup Academy Graduate 2018

           

For 15 years I managed my own modelling agency. I organized fashion shows, beauty contests, and photoshoots. I enjoyed working with models, designers and photographers. During that time, I fell in love with makeup artistry and I decided to learn the makeup profession. For me, makeup is not just work, it’s a hobby and a passion.

What makes QC Makeup Academy unique is its level of professionalism and how well the courses are organized. The school also offers a wide range of courses and provides superb student support. The entire staff at QC Makeup Academy is fantastic including my tutor, Nathan Johnson, who is a celebrity makeup artist. Everyone has supported me, something I am extremely grateful for.

I had experience applying stage and fashion makeup, but I wanted to upgrade my skills by learning professional makeup techniques. I expanded my knowledge of different types of makeup looks like bridal, fantasy, theatrical makeup, and face painting. I have received loads of useful advice, feedback and guidance. I know I have been provided with all the professional knowledge I need to work in the field. Lifelong learning is important to me, so I would like to continue my studies and perfect my techniques, of course at QC Academy!

QC Makeup Academy has equipped me with the knowledge that has helped me to start my makeup career and it’s literally changed my life. QC Makeup Academy is more than just an online school, it’s a community, a family, and I feel honored to be part of it.

Veronika graduated from the Master Makeup Artistry Course and the Pro Makeup Workshop! She is currently enrolled in Special FX Makeup.

Veronika graduated from the Master Makeup Artistry Course in 2018 and the Pro Makeup Workshop in 2019! She is currently enrolled in Special FX Makeup.

Paula graduated from the Master Makeup Artistry Course in 2020.

Paula Alleyne

QC Makeup Academy Graduate 2020

    

I wanted to become a professional makeup artist as I am a creative person and expressing creativity through make up artistry is my passion. As a child, I remember being intrigued by makeup brochures showing you how to apply blush and lipstick to the face. I also remember applying makeup on my neighbor as I knew she was gorgeous, and I wanted to enhance her natural beauty and I knew it would build her self esteem. It felt great being able to serve her in that capacity.  

What makes QC Makeup Academy unique to me is its online presence. I spent several months researching makeup institutions. QC Makeup Academy provided me with great insight into their courses and reassured me of their commitment to providing quality education.

My experience has been great with QC. The feedback that I received from my tutor was detailed, critical, and encouraging. The student support team from the Academy was excellent and I always felt confident that the team would try to assist with any of my queries. 

QC Makeup Academy has provided me with classical training in makeup artistry. Training is not based on social media trends, but rather you’re equipped to understand the techniques of makeup application and as a professional you can use this knowledge to create any desired look. 

Paula graduated from the Master Makeup Artistry Course in 2020.

Caroline Edwards

Master Makeup Artistry Student

           

Makeup has always been a love of mine. Due to circumstances at home, I found myself at a crossroads and in a position to learn something new. I dipped my toe in the water and found a completely new passion. I fell in love with the peace and creativity that it brought to my life.

What I liked about QC Makeup Academy is the level and in-depth training, along with such fantastic well-established artists/teachers make the Academy totally unique. It is real one-on-one training. Your feedback is recorded personally for you based on the work that you’ve submitted. Your work is reviewed with a fine-toothed comb. There is nowhere to escape, resulting in first-class training.

QC Makeup Academy has taught me that if you want something, you have to start at the very bottom and be prepared to learn from others. I love watching other artists and seeing how they work. We all do things so differently and I always come away having learned something new. You will never ever stop learning and I love that.

I have started my journey and have a really positive career carved out for me. QC’s training has been invaluable as it’s not YouTube or fashion-based, but real, classic techniques so that you can create any look you desire. That has given me the opportunity to work in film, bridal, editorial and there’s so much more planned for the future.

Caroline is currently enrolled in the Master Makeup Artistry course.

Caroline is currently enrolled in the Master Makeup Artistry course.

Gemma has graduated from Master Makeup Artistry in 2018, Special FX Makeup in 2019, and the Pro Makeup Workshop in 2020! She is now enrolled in the Hair Styling Essentials and Airbrush Makeup courses.

Gemma Mannering

QC Makeup Academy Graduate 2018

           

I chose to become a professional makeup artist because I just really love being creative, and for me, makeup is the best way to be creative. I love how I can challenge myself and help others feel beautiful through the art of makeup.

I found QC Makeup Academy’s student support service impeccable and I think having celebrity makeup artists as tutors is a great plus as they have real-world experience and this helps the students a great deal.

During my time at QC Makeup Academy I learned that hard work pays. I have loved the courses I have graduated from and I continue to study at the academy. I think the feedback that I received from my tutors played a vital role in helping me move forward and mastering makeup.

I am now more confident in my work as I understand the classic techniques needed to be a makeup artist. I am growing my business each and every day and I owe it all to Nathan Johnson (my tutor) and all the QC Makeup Academy staff.

Gemma has graduated from Master Makeup Artistry in 2018, Special FX Makeup in 2019, and the Pro Makeup Workshop in 2020! She is now enrolled in the Hair Styling Essentials and Airbrush Makeup courses.

Nadia Calabro

QC Makeup Academy Graduate 2020

      

I was that little girl you’d find in front of the mirror playing with makeup and fixing her hair. This aspect of myself didn’t change as I got older. I knew I wanted to make women look and feel their best. I wanted to be part of the moment where women look in the mirror and see themselves in all their beauty. That’s why I wanted to become a makeup artist.

QC Makeup Academy is unique to me because it’s an online academy. As a mom of two incredible young boys, going back to a classroom to follow my dreams just wasn’t realistic, that is until I found QC. I get to work with my instructor, Nathan Johnson, who is a celebrity makeup artist with years of experience in the industry. I also love being able to work at my own pace. Lastly, what makes QC unique is the community. You’re not just a number, you’re part of a family.

QC Makeup Academy has taught me that if you want something, you have to start at the very bottom and be prepared to learn from others. I love watching other artists and seeing how they work. We all do things so differently and I always come away having learned something new. You will never ever stop learning and I love that.

Before QC, I was working as a hairstylist. I love hair and I already had a good client base. Since joining QC, I have been posting my work on social media. People have started noticing my work and have since reached out to have their makeup done! Through my work with QC, I was approached by a salon to not only work as a hairstylist but also as their main makeup artist. I cannot tell you the absolute joy I felt. QC gave me a voice, a name, and now an entire career. I will forever be thankful to QC!

Nadia graduated from Master Makeup Artistry, Skincare, and the Pro Makeup Workshop in 2020.

Nadia graduated from Master Makeup Artistry, Skincare, and the Pro Makeup Workshop in 2020.

Jordan is currently enrolled in Master Makeup Artistry and the Pro Makeup Workshop.

Jordan Garcia

Master Makeup Artistry Student

I’ve always had a fascination with makeup ever since I was young. It started when I used to watch my mother do her own makeup routine. When she would finish her routine, she would radiate with such beauty, power, and confidence. As a professional makeup artist, I want to provide the same experience for the people that I work with.

QC Makeup Academy is unique for so many reasons. There is a personal touch when it comes to connecting with other students, alumni and instructors. You can connect through the student forum, Facebook group the QC Makeup Academy blogs, and the QC Makeup Academy Instagram account. So, while you’re not sitting in class with other students and an instructor, it’s easy to get in touch with someone. Not only that, but the instructors are HIGHLY qualified makeup artists. These artists have worked in every aspect of the industry, from fashion to freelance work. Whenever I finish a unit, I get a very long and detailed audio critique from the instructor going over my grade.

I have had a wonderful educational experience. I feel that I am learning very important skills working as a makeup artist that goes beyond makeup application.

My career goal as a makeup artist is to build myself up to be a subject matter expert in all things makeup related. I want to work in as many facets of the makeup industry as I can while continuing to learn and grow as an artist. It wasn’t until recent years that I felt like becoming a professional makeup artist could be a reality. I believe that I can get there by developing my skills through this course.

Jordan is currently enrolled in Master Makeup Artistry and the Pro Makeup Workshop.

Become an Ambassador

We’re looking for ambitious students who want to share their love for QC Makeup Academy! If you want to build your confidence, have an opportunity to network, and learn new skills, then QC’s Student Ambassador program is perfect for you!

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