Handling My Biz: Certified Am I?

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Even though I'm self-taught I'm considering on becoming certified, just to make myself more credible to clientele. More importantly I really want to be taught by masters in the game of make-up.

After getting a hot tip from Kandee, I learned about this make-up school in Boca Raton, FL where I proceeded to make a phone call to learn more about what the school has to offer. After speaking with the director of admissions, I learned that the course is a 20-hour weekend event. Within the span of Friday, Saturday and Sunday for about 6-7 hours per day I'd get a crash course on a variety of topics.

From what I remember she mentioned that we'd learn about corrective techniques, sterilization, business practices/ethics, custom color blending and a long list of other things that escapes me at the moment. Most impressively, they're a M.A.C. Academy so I know their school is respected and credible. And a bonus is that by the end I'd be M.A.C pro card holder. That wasn't the only thing that impressed me, it was their attention to the students. The class sizes are limited to 6-8 students, which allots for more opportunities for one-on-one training with the instructor.

And with such a stellar opportunity comes a stellar price, which is set at ::drum roll please:: $1,495. Yes, that is a lot but comparing to other schools I've researched and what I'm trying to pursue, this price is not too shabby. I don't have time to go to school for months or weeks, I'm a full-time student for goodness sakes so this seems like the perfect fit.

I must admit, looking over my previous post from this past weeks, I've got some $$expensive$$ plans ahead. But that doesn't deter me one bit. It actually really encourages me to take the appropriate steps to make sure I am able to make the them happen.

Even though I'm still in the thinking phase of this idea, but I'm heavily considering it. Any opinions? Comments? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Have a great Thursday everyone. As for me I'm up bright and early getting things done for my classes, taking care of KissyFace Artistry affairs and general chores followed by a night at work.

XOXO & many blessings,
B. Pierre

P.S. Tomorrow's post: Eyes, Lips, Face. :-)
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Beyond Outer Beauty said...

Thanks for the information. I am thinking about becoming certified as well.

Prom Makeup gainesville said...

Good luck on getting your certification!

Makeup On A Budget said...

Do it B! It would definitely help you out in the future. Who knows what connections you'll make when you actually take the class. Good luck!

KissyFace Artistry said...

@Makeup On A Budget: Thanks for the encouragement... :-) I really want to register for a fall session. So I think I need to start planning diligently and budget accordingly for it.

@ Prom Makeup Gainesville: Thanks for the well wishes...

@Beyond Outer Beauty: No, thank you. It was my pleasure to share what I've researched. Let me know how things turn out. :-)

Tupieta said...

Wow what a great plan ^_^

Who cares about the money. This is YOUR reality (not dream) and if this is what your passion is, I say go for it.

I'm at a similar area in my life with my graphics and photography. I want to go back to college, and launch my freelance business. Right now it seems so overwhelming but I KNOW that there is nothing but greatness in me and I'm doing myself, and the world, a disservice by not sharing my talents.

God bless you in all you do and I cant wait to see all of the good thins that will come of your hard work.

KissyFace Artistry said...

Thanks for the kind words, Tupieta. I really do feel the same way. I'm hoping the same greatness for you as well.

ED said...

I have no idea what I'm doing here but a good idea would be for you to raise that money and send me half of it so I can get some photography gears then you can have a good photographer to build your make up portfolio for you. Thx in advance.

KissyFace Artistry said...

Brilliant idea Ed but that might not happen. lol I will be contacting you though in a little while for some work ideas that I have in mind.