History of the Institute

History of the Institute

Founded in 2010 by visionary professional makeup artist Lissette Waugh, the L Makeup Institute opened as the first of its kind in Las Vegas to offer in-depth curriculum developed specifically for students pursuing a career in the makeup and special effects industries. As a direct result of founder Lissette Waugh’s tenacious efforts, makeup artistry is now recognized as a stand-alone industry in Nevada, where students can study makeup artistry exclusively and graduates can work professionally including working in a Salon, without having to complete separate cosmetology or esthetician licensing requirements.
Whether a student chooses the delicacy of beauty makeup, the bold and dramatic look of airbrush and body painting, or the intricacies of prosthetics, the Institute is focused on creating the professionals of tomorrow while strengthening the skills of today’s working makeup artist. L Makeup Institute is committed to staying at the forefront of makeup artistry education while serving as a venue of collaboration, support and inspiration. We know those who meet together in our institute today are the professionals who will be working together in the future.

YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES. WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU GET THERE.

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