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6 Reasons to Train with QC Makeup Academy This Fall!

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Thinking of enrolling with QC Makeup Academy? Want to pursue your dream career as a professional makeup artist? QC graduate and industry expert, Gabrielle Rivera, breaks down 6 key reasons why you NEED to start your training this upcoming fall season!

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Start The Career of Your Dreams This Upcoming Fall!

Fall is quickly approaching! This means back to school – and for many of us, back to work, instead of working from home. Returning to our normal (but busy) routines can be a big adjustment.

However, with autumn just around the corner, this can also be a great opportunity for you to make some much-needed change in your life, too! Specifically, you can use this new season as an opportunity to practice a bit of self-care and work towards the career of your dreams.

Here’s the good news: QC Makeup Academy can help you achieve this goal, all from the comfort of your own home!

Why should you enroll with QC Makeup Academy over other online makeup schools this fall? I’ve got 6 killer reasons, so let’s take at look at them together!

6 Reasons to Enroll with QC Makeup Academy

Reason #1: Total Flexibility = Less Stress

The great thing about taking a course with QC Makeup Academy – unlike attending other online or in-person schools – is that you really do have the freedom to customize your schedule!

With many of us returning to in-person jobs, having the freedom to learn at your own pace is invaluable. Since QC’s learning environment works around your availability (rather than the other way around), you can find time to study and build your skill-set whenever it’s convenient for you.

The best part? There are NO strict deadlines! Once you enroll, you have 2 full years to complete your course. However, during this time, when and how often you focus on your studies is entirely up to you. As a result, you’re granted a stress-free learning environment, which is proven to get you the most out of your education!

Fun Fact: Many of QC’s graduates have found that by devoting a mere 1-2 hours per week to their studies, they were able to graduate and earn their internationally-recognized certification(s) in as little as 2-6 months!

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Reason #2: QC Makeup Academy is Affordable for ANY Budget

You might be wondering, “How much does QC Makeup Academy cost?”

Don’t worry, I’m covering this for you, too!

Course tuition varies, depending on which program you want to enroll in and where you live. That said, QC ensures that every course is fairly priced. While the tuition reflects the high quality of the training provided, they also don’t want their students to go broke in the process.

This is why – on top of their already affordable rates – they offer payment options that best suit your budget. When you enroll with QC, you have the option to either:

  1. Pay the full amount upfront, which will earn you a sweet little “pay in full” discount.
  2. Or pay a small deposit at the time of enrollment, followed by low monthly payments. Thanks to this option in particular, countless QC students on a tight budget have been able to pursue their makeup training without worrying about any financial burden.

Reason #3: Advanced, Thorough Education

I just so happen to be a graduate of QC Makeup Academy myself. For me, one of the most important takeaways was how thorough this school is in delivering a high-quality, advanced education. Something that separates this makeup academy from others is that they supply you with all of the tools you need to excel – and I don’t just mean makeup.

QC goes above and beyond other schools by providing instructional videos for each section of your course. Moreover, you’re given academic booklets (both digital and physical), as well as makeup products and/or tools that would be required for the training.

Additionally, you’re also assigned an instructor who’s a legitimate expert in the makeup and beauty world. This tutor is there to assist you and give comprehensive feedback on your assignments. Speaking from experience, I can assure you that your tutor feedback will be anything but generic!

When I was completing my own course, I found that the responses given to me where always exceptionally thorough, detailed, and mindful. QC Makeup Academy’s instructors truly take the time to review your work with a fine-tooth comb. This way, they can offer constructive feedback to help you grow and perfect your artistry.

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Reason #4: Special FX and The Halloween Season

Not only does QC Makeup Academy offer beauty makeup certifications – they also offer a Special FX Makeup Course, too! This 4-unit certification program delves into makeup for theater, fantasy, gore, and classic SFX looks. What better time to become a master of special effects makeup than for the upcoming Halloween season?

Obtaining an International Special FX Makeup Professional (ISMP) certification with QC Makeup Academy is a great asset to add to your resume. Firstly, because it’ll help you land more clients for the upcoming fall season. Secondly, because having this training will open up SO many career opportunities and paths for you.

For example, it’ll make you more marketable to work as a makeup artist for haunted houses. Additionally, it’ll help you network with photographers for a variety of autumn-themed shoots. Not to mention, SFX training can get your foot in the door for movies, television shows, and live theater gigs!

Did you know that my SFX makeup knowledge has helped ME land a sweet seasonal job for a haunted house? Read my full story here!

Reason #5: QC Makeup Academy Will Get You Certified in Time for The Wedding Season Craze

For MUAs who specialize in bridal makeup, the 2021 wedding season has been a nonstop whirlwind! Even though we’re all still in the midst of a global pandemic, life is beginning to open up again. As a result, weddings that were once put on pause are now in full effect.

From my own personal experience, I can attest to the wedding craziness. I’m already booking bridal parties well into 2022! So, believe me when I tell you that NOW is the optimal time for you to maximize the upcoming fall season by gaining a professional certification that’ll really impact your business.

Unlike other makeup schools, QC Makeup Academy offers all sorts of certifications that can take your bridal services to the next level. For starters, they offer an entire course devoted to airbrushing (which has become extremely popular in the bridal industry).

Furthermore, QC also offers a Skincare Course, Hair Styling Essentials Course, Global Beauty Workshop, and so much more! Their most popular program, the Master Makeup Artistry Course, also focuses on bridal applications. You can then further this knowledge through the Pro Makeup Workshop, which explores advanced bridal makeup artistry.

In a nutshell: getting certified NOW will mean you’ll be ready to book bridal clients this upcoming Fall. And when it comes to where you should obtain this training, QC Makeup Academy is the way to go. Their in-depth programs will truly help your artistry and career flourish!

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Reason #6: Professional Benefits

A final benefit of enrolling with QC Makeup Academy this upcoming fall is that you’ll automatically become eligible for SO many discounts from reputable big-named brands! For example, depending on where you live, you’ll be able to save money on products from MAC, Temptu, Urban Decay, Mehron, and many others!

Learn more by checking out QC Makeup Academy’s full list of partner discounts!

So, what are you waiting for? Enroll with QC Makeup Academy today and become a professionally certified MUA in just a couple short months!

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I Never Thought I’d Have a Makeup Artist Certification. Here’s My Story!

By Industry Spotlight, QC Student Ambassador 3 Comments

For some, earning a professional makeup artist certification is life-changing. Such is the case for QC Makeup Academy Student Ambassador, Jessica Lee. Today, Jessica is here to discuss her difficult past. Plus, she also reveals why pursuing her dream career has turned her life around for the better!

A Little About Makeup Artist Student, Jessica Lee

Hi! My name is Jessica Lee and I’m honored to be a Student Ambassador for QC Makeup Academy. I’m currently enrolled in the Master Makeup Artistry Course, Pro Makeup Workshop, and Skincare Course. However, I hope to enroll in even more QC programs in the future!

Today, I want to get a little raw and personal with you. I’ll be discussing what I went through in my life and how I’ve gotten to where I am now. Furthermore, I’ll highlight why obtaining my makeup artist certification has been so important to me.

Ultimately, my goal is to show you that if can do it, you most certainly can, too! 💕

Life Before My Training

In order for you to understand why pursuing a makeup artist certification has been so fundamental for me, I need to start at the beginning…

Growing up, I had a close-knit family. My family consisted of my father, mother, older brother, older sister, and me. We lived in one of the poorest areas of Toronto, but my parents never let that stop them.

Eventually, we moved out of that neighborhood. It was at this time that my love of makeup artistry started. I’d often watch my big sister get ready to go out for the night with her friends. All her shimmery pastel eyeshadows grabbed my attention and never let go!

However, there was one problem: I never liked the skin I was in when I was younger. This was perpetuated by the fact that I always had people telling me how different or wrong my skin was.

Racism is a hard thing for anyone to handle – especially someone so young. You see, I’m a product of a biracial relationship. My father is Jamaican and Chinese, while my mother is Caucasian. As such, I dealt with more than my fair share of bigotry growing up. Over the years, I learned to push through all the ignorance, though.

That said, as I got older, life didn’t go exactly how I expected it to.

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Overcoming Addiction

At 13, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis. By 17 years old, my doctor decided to put me on pain medication to help me cope with it. Unfortunately, that’s how I developed an opiate addiction.

This addiction would last the next 10 years. As a result, in those 10 years, I dropped out of high school. Additionally, I almost overdosed more than 5 times. My addiction almost bankrupted my parents, and caused me to gain weight and live an extremely unhealthy lifestyle.

October 13th, 2014, was the day everything finally changed. I decided I was sick and tired of being sick and tired! With the help of my family, I checked myself into detox.

I can happily say that I’m now almost 7 years clean and sober! Fighting for my life showed me a strength I never knew I had. It opened my eyes to the fact that life was short. Thus, we don’t always have the time to achieve our dreams and goals… and I wanted to make that time for myself!

Pursuing My Makeup Artist Certification

After I got my mind back on track, my love of makeup also came roaring back with a vengeance. At first, I’ll admit it: I thought I knew it ALL.

Boy, how wrong I was!

Just over a year ago, I signed up with QC Makeup Academy. It wasn’t long into my makeup artist certification course that Nathan Johnson showed me the error of my ways. Basically, I’ve never looked back since!

My love of makeup started when I was around 12 years old. Now, I’m 33 and living my dream! All I needed was to realize that even though I can claim to be a makeup artist, having the proper credentials to back it up holds a weight of its own in the professional beauty industry.

In a nutshell: if you truly want to succeed as an MUA, you absolutely must get a reputable makeup artist certification!

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Finding QC Makeup Academy’s Online Certification Training

I discovered QC Makeup Academy after seeing an ad for the school on Facebook. To me, it felt like fate! As a busy mom of 4 children, brick-and-mortar schooling was out of the question.

Online training, however, would fit with my lifestyle perfectly. After doing my research on the school, I also found out that I could complete my studies at my own pace. Although I’d be given 2 full years to finish, this meant I could actually earn my makeup artist certification in as little or as much time as I needed.

As soon as I saw this, I was sold. Subsequently, I signed up that same day!

My Journey Since Then

Every moment since the day I signed up with QC Makeup Academy has been a blessing. Don’t get me wrong – it hasn’t always been easy. During my schooling, I actually suffered the biggest loss of my life when I had a miscarriage.

My classmates, tutor, and the school itself were ALL there for me in my greatest time of need. But even the hard times taught me invaluable lessons. For example, understanding that “less is more” was hard for me at first. However, it ultimately made my makeup application improve by leaps and bounds!

When I started my makeup artist certification training, I was at maybe a 3 (on a scale from 1 to 10). Now, I can humbly say I’m at an 8. I fully intend to continue working hard each and every day, so I can eventually be at a 10.

I know exactly how I plan to do this, too. When I’m done earning my Master Makeup Artistry certification, I then plan to add Skincare services to my repertoire (and resume) as well. After all, mastering skin is the single greatest way to truly master makeup!

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3 Reasons to Enroll with QC Makeup Academy

Thinking of getting your makeup artist certification with QC Makeup Academy? Here are the 3 things that sold me on this school:

  • All of QC’s certification courses are self-paced. For instance, by devoting just 1-2 hours per week on your training, you can graduate in as little as 2-6 months!
  • Their makeup artist courses have the widest variety I’ve ever seen!
  • QC’s tutors are all legitimate, real-world MUAs. As such, the knowledge and experience they bring to the table is unparalleled!

Why Earning My Makeup Artist Certification Has Changed My Life

Being able to finally achieve my dreams has meant more to me than words could ever say. Pursuing a makeup artist certification has made me a happier person.

It’s also helped me show my kids that achieving your dreams doesn’t have a deadline. In fact, I’d even say that it’s been a bonding experience for me and my two daughters. They absolutely love to help me with my schooling. So much so, that they now refer to my tutor, Nathan, as “Uncle Nathan”!

Thanks to my current training – and all the future training I plan to get with QC – my career in the beauty industry will be limitless!

Thank you so much for reading this article about my past, present, and future. Please leave a comment below and tell me about YOUR journey into professional makeup. And as always, feel free to connect with me directly in QC Makeup Academy’s Virtual Classroom on Facebook!

Inspired by Jessica’s story? Start writing your own! Enroll with QC Makeup Academy today and earn your makeup artist certification in just a few short months!