Fashion and Beauty Classes in MNL
We feel better when we view ourselves more positively. Even science backs this up with close connections made by countless studies between the way we look and how we feel inside. But apart from building improved self-image and, consequently, increased wellbeing, beauty can be a lucrative pursuit – it can kickstart a side gig or build a lifelong hobby that opens doors to new opportunities.
If you’ve been toying with the idea of enrolling in a beauty or fashion class, it’s high time to pursue your life goal. Here are some schools in the metro to help you get started on your makeup artist or fashion designer aspirations.
SoFA Design Institute
G/F Enzo Bldg., 399 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
(02) 478-4611 or 22, local 112
The School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA), a specialized design college founded in 2007, packs a lot of prestige in design education. It’s a one-stop for aspiring fashion creatives, with offerings such as bachelor’s degrees in fashion design and interior design; a senior high school with an art and design track; and certificate and short courses on fashion design and marketing, clothing technology, and fashion media.
The SoFA can also cultivate your twin love for fashion and makeup with basic and intermediate makeup workshops done in partnership with leading brands. Its Makeup Techniques course is also integrated into its Certificate Program for Fashion Style for holistic results[FBP1] . SoFa’s Creative Director Amina Arnaiz is also a proud InLife Shero! Creative, passionate, and strong-willed – this fashion powerhouse has spearheaded initiatives that strive to put Filipino craftsmanship on the map.
Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS)
Unit 103 First Midland Condominium, Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
(02) 897-0307, 09361964871
One of the country’s most renowned makeup school banks on over 16 years of teaching experience. Apart from short courses, master classes, and certificate programs, CAS caters to clients seeking intensive training via one-on-one makeup workshops. In a hurry to learn? This TESDA-certified aesthetic school also offers four-hour sessions to ace personal makeup, eye makeup, and hair styling lessons.
Make-Up Designory Manila (MUD)
Midland Condominium, Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
(02) 805-2514, 09173449904
Aspiring makeup artists will find a sanctuary in MUD, which uses a global curriculum stamped with Hollywood’s approval. Learn professional techniques ranging from makeup fundamentals to bridal makeup, and while you’re at it you can practice with MUD’s own line of beauty products.
Fashion Institute of the Philippines (FIP)
16th Floor, One San Miguel Building, San Miguel Avenue corner Shaw Blvd, Pasig
Feast on beginner and advanced courses in fashion design, sewing, and even marketing and merchandising. FIP also offers students the option to take one, two, or even three courses every term, which cost anywhere from P12,000 to P33,000. The training is hands-on and the technical instructions are direct to the point, showing that fashion, after all, is a serious business.
Maquillage Professional School of Makeup Artistry
(02) 8052514, 09173449904
Its name might come off strong (and honestly quite a mouthful), but this professional makeup school is an awesome fit for both beginners and experienced artists who wish to master face and body painting, personal makeup, and even makeup photography.
HD Makeup Studio and Academy
Suite 1217, 12/F AIC Burgundy Empire Tower, ADB Ave. cor. Garnet Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
(02) 915-5874, 0917828-8483, 0922-887-8921
When they say high-definition (HD) makeup, they mean it! Brush up on your makeup and precision haircutting skills with their intensive classes running the gamut of conventional makeup to airbrush magic.
Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship (ICE)
1010 Lower Ground Level, East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong
Fashion, arts, and design meet enterprise in this innovative fashion school that harnesses business skills for the creative industry. From mastery in sewing and videography to event planning and production mentorship, you can develop practical skills and knowhow to make it to the fiercely competitive beauty world.
While skills, talent, and commitment can get you far, you need certain qualities to maximize your time and enrollment money in your beauty academy of choice. A mad curiosity for life, unbridled creativity, and a natural inclination to have fun are just some important ones to have!
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