Monday, June 1, 2015

30 Questions to Ask Before Enrolling in Makeup School

Not all makeup schools were created equal and for that reason before handing over your hard earned cash, please make sure to do your homework on the makeup academies of your choice. From tuition to instructors and post certification, these questions will help you make an informed decision on choosing a makeup academy.

How long does it take to complete your course?

What is the cost of attendance?

Do you offer payment plans?

What form of payment do you accept?

What are your refund policies?

What happens if I was unable to complete due to personal reasons, or illness?

Do you have any satisfaction guarantee policy?

What is the student to instructor ratio?

Does my tuition include a beauty makeup kit? What comes in it?

Is a special FX kit purchased separately or included?

Does my tuition include books?

Do I need to purchase a uniform?

Do you offer any online resources while I am enrolled? Such as a student forum, online videos of the course

Is there tutoring or resources available if I don't understand a technique or concept?

What does your certification cover? Bridal, Special FX, Theatre, Airbrushing etc.

Are your instructors currently working in the industry?

Is your academy in affiliation with any company? (For example the line of products used, or cosmetic companies that offer discounts)

Does your course cover marketing?

Does your course cover taxes, insurance, and the legalities of starting a business?

Do I receive discounts to trade shows or classes taught anywhere else?

Do I need to join an organization?

Are there any annual fees?

How long has your facility been open?

Are you part of the BBB (Better Business Bureau)?

Do you have any type of accreditation or awards?

What resources are available post certification?

Do you offer discounted rates for continued education?

Do you offer job placement or assistant opportunities? Such as resume creation, portfolio creation

What kind of salary should I expect to make 6 months after completing your course?

Please give the names of your three most successful students

Try to tour at least 3 makeup schools. Always ensure you visit the school in person, request the ability to maybe stop by a class that is in session to get a feel for the administration, instructors, and student body. Whatever you do, don't enroll into a school until you have toured all of your options.