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Launch Your Pro Makeup Career


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What To Expect

In-Depth Instruction

60-100 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!

State-Authorized Education

Attract future clients, employers, discounts, partnerships and more with your IMA Certificate.

Students receive a combination of hands-on and lecture-style training during each class. Click here to view our updated COVID Safety Guidelines.

Meet Your Instructors


Ebony Miller

Ebony is the Founder/CEO of Industry Makeup Academy and the Lead Instructor for the 100 Hour Course. She has more than 12 years of experience in the makeup industry including instructor positions with Sephora, freelance positions with MAC and Benefit Cosmetics, and marketing and sales roles at NORCOSTO.

Her specialties include; TV & Film Makeup, Bridal Makeup, Creative/High Fashion Makeup, Makeup Industry Marketing, and Cosmetic Brands Expertise.

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Renelyn Thomas

Renelyn is the Executive Director at Industry Makeup Academy and the Lead Instructor for our 32 Hour Weekend and 60 Hour Night Courses. She is an IMA Certified Makeup Artist with a background in beauty blogging and cosmetic brand partnerships.

Her specialties include; Makeup Education, Bridal Makeup, Makeup Industry Marketing, Cosmetic Brand Partnerships, Beauty Blogging, and Airbrush Makeup.

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Student Testimonials

Taylor Hanks Review
Stephanie Grant Review
Teaa Allston Bing Review (2)

More Than Online Tutorials

 Our students can take pride in knowing their education comes from an industry leader with more than 10 years of experience in educating makeup artists at our school in Atlanta.

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?

We have several kits to choose from.

Click here to view IMA's Student Makeup Kits

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 do classes meet?

Click here to view schedules

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 using Affirm Financing, paying in full, or paying a $435 deposit fee, and then paying the remaining balance on the first day and third week 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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