Launch Your Makeup Career In Two Weekends!

Become A Certified Makeup Artist With Our Express Weekend Course

Classes start May 15!

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What To Expect

  • Convenient weekend schedule (2 Saturdays & Sundays)

  • Ideal for existing MUAs who want pro training at a fast pace

  • Learn sanitation, pro-level makeup application for Everyday Women, Bridal, Retail, Men's Grooming, & more

  • Access to our Comeback Program and Private Alumni Network

  • State-Authorized Certification

  • Payment Plans and Financing Available 

In-Depth Instruction

32+ hours of hands-on instruction combined with lectures and textbook learning materials.

Community Membership

Gain access to our Private Facebook Community with more than 300 alumni Makeup Artists!

Course Add-Ons

Add an additional weekend for special effects, airbrushing, and a professional photoshoot.

Meet Your Instructor

Renelyn Thomas

Renelyn is the Executive Director/Partner and certified by IMA. She is also certified in Airbrush Makeup Application. Ren's background as a Beauty Blogger and Influencer landed her partnerships with top cosmetic brands.

  • Ren's Instagram

Our Story

Since 2010, we have empowered makeup-lovers to turn their passions into careers. Our school in Atlanta has trained more than 400 graduates in our makeup artistry programs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with a Makeup Artist Certificate?

Having a certificate in Makeup Artistry shows people that you were dedicated to gaining the necessary skills and tools to apply makeup at a professional level. With this certificate, you will attract clients seeking professional services, employers who are impressed with your skills and experience, and gain access to industry events, memberships, education opportunities, discounts and more!

What materials do I need for the course?

Each student will be required to have a makeup kit each day of the course. Students have the option of purchasing a kit from IMA or supplying their own. To purchase a kit from IMA, please visit here. Please note that you must be registered for an IMA course to purchase a makeup kit from IMA.

What comes in the Makeup Kit?

If you chose to purchase the Graftobian ProClass HD Makeup Kit with your course, it comes with everything you need for your professional kit to create full-face makeup looks. It's valued at $575, but we're offering it to our students for a special rate. 

When will I receive my Makeup Kit?

Orders placed 14 days before the start of class will be delivered on the 1st day of class. Items ordered after that time are not guaranteed on the 1st day but generally take about 3-5 days to be delivered. If you registered for class late, and placed a kit order late, we will make kit accommodations for you until your kit arrives. 

Can I use my own makeup kit?

Of course! We always give students the option to use their own kits, even in our in-person classes. Please keep in mind that our recommended kit has everything you will need to complete the course.

When does the course meet?

The 32 Hour Course meets Saturday and Sunday for two weekends from 10 am to 6 pm each day. Students have the option of adding an additional weekend for special effects, airbrushing, and a photoshoot.

When and how will I receive my certificate?

Once you complete the course and all payments have been processed, you will receive a paper copy of your certificate. 

Is there a way to communicate with other IMA students?

Absolutely! When you join our online program, you also join our Private Alumni Facebook Group. It's an engaged online community of more than 300 IMA students and alumni!

Is there a payment plan?

Students have the option of paying in full or paying a $435 deposit fee then paying the remaining balance on the first day of class.

Is there parking?

Yes. Students have access to our gated parking lot with keypad entry access. 

What if I have more questions?

We're here to help! Please email us at If you're a student, please contact your instructor directly.

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