April 22, 2021

What makes L Makeup Institute so unique?

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When L Makeup Institute (LMI) opened its doors in 2010, it was the first of its kind in Las Vegas. We wanted to create a place where students could follow their passions and dive into the world of makeup artistry and special effects. We have come a long way, and we are proud of the foundation we have built.

We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment designed for you to be imaginative. Our goal is to support our students on their pathways to success. If you have a passion for makeup and beauty, then schedule a tour with us today. 

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Our History

Visionary professional makeup artist Lissette Waugh founded our institute. She wanted to create something for those who share her passion for makeup and beauty. Growing up in Las Vegas, she realized a need for makeup-specific courses. That’s why in 2010, she opened a space and began teaching others. L Makeup Institute has now become an accredited school with two beautiful locations.

Because of Lissette Waugh’s dedication and passions, makeup artistry is now a stand-alone industry in Nevada. Now, you can enroll in dedicated makeup artistry programs rather than taking a couple of makeup courses in a cosmetology program.

About the Founder

The “L” in L Makeup Institute stands for Lissette. Lissette Waugh has always had a passion for makeup and beauty. She started her career in esthetics, working in a hair salon doing skin care and bridal makeup. This is where she could network herself and gain a large clientele all by word of mouth. After developing a name for herself, she became the makeup director at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, where she worked with different celebrities, like Paris Hilton and TLC.

Our Programs

The Journey

845 Clock Hours/25 Weeks

With this program, you’ll get a deep study of the essential skills and techniques that can help you progress as a makeup artist, including expertise in hair styling, airbrush makeup, and body painting. This program is designed for artists who have a passion for beauty makeup, fashion, and artistic paintings. If you have a natural love of all things beautiful, this program is for you. The courses for this program include:

The Journey + Special Effects

1072.5 Clock Hours / 32 Weeks

This program is everything L Makeup Institute has to offer. In this program, you can learn all the skills and techniques to help your career as a makeup artist and deepen your understanding of special effects makeup. This program is designed to test you technically and artistically. Whether you desire to do beauty makeup, special effects, or airbrush art, this program will teach you it all. The courses for this program include:

Our school is built on the foundation of the VAK method. VAK stands for Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic. All our instructors teach in this method as it is an important part of our school. It is our mission to help prepare you for your future. By the time our students graduate, they can become hirable and successful.

Why L Makeup Institute?

We have built our culture around our students. We want our students to know that we are here for them and that we care. We want our school to be a home for our students, and we work with them as individuals. Reasons why you should choose L Makeup Institute are:

  • Keep Up With Current Trends: We take a major interest in developing our instructors so that students can get the current and best practices.
  • Smaller Class Sizes: Smaller class sizes allow for individual attention. For every 12 students, there is one instructor.
  • High-End Makeup Kits: The makeup kits students get are filled with all the essential tools and makeup you’ll need to be successful. Everything in these kits is high-end and are products that we would use ourselves.

The makeup industry is full of opportunities, especially in entertainment, wedding, and nightlife. With the beauty industry continually growing, the demand for makeup artists has gone up nearly 10% in recent years and is expected to continue to grow.

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The Benefits of Professional Makeup Courses

You may be thinking that you can learn how to do makeup online through YouTube or TikTok and skip the classes. While you may be good at makeup application, professional makeup application is truly an art form that takes a lot of skill and technical ability. These skills aren’t learned online but through hands-on learning through skilled instructors. The benefits to taking our courses are:

  • Learning the fundamentals of basic application
  • Spark creativity you didn’t know you had
  • Learn from skilled instructors who know the industry
  • Learn the business and how to market yourself
  • Gain certifications that label you as a professional

Not only can you learn the best practices and techniques, but you’ll also be ready for the industry by the time you graduate. By taking our courses, you’ll be elevating yourself from a “self-taught” artist to a professional makeup artist with proper training. Professionals want you to understand all aspects of makeup artistry, and it is our job to give you the best education to get you there.

Ready to enroll in L Makeup Institute?

We opened our doors over ten years ago, and we are proud of how far we have come. We have produced many successful makeup artists and were ready for more! Are you ready to begin your makeup artistry journey? We’re ready to meet you! Contact us today, and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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