I would give 10 stars to the Award Studio! I enrolled in this school because of its efficiency, a wide range of information and an impressive professional portfolio for a very competitive price, considering the skills that I was able to build. The course far exceeded my expectations!
This makeup school gave me all the tools, knowledge and skills to become a successful professional makeup artist. The course structure was dynamic, efficient and balanced. I learned more about makeup and all the intricate tips and tricks of media makeup, which I could not learn in over 7 years of "self-teaching" with books, tutorials and practicing on friends. We had 8 hour days (minus 1 lunch hour) filled with a rich amount of information, but I never felt overwhelmed, and definitely not bored.
Amy is a classy and graceful lady with the patience of a saint with students of all personalities and backgrounds. She is very knowledgeable and attentive. Being open to learn (and without a negative and petty attitude), I got all the help I needed from her! She inspired me to explore my creativity, at the same time keeping me within clear boundaries of the precise rules of media makeup. Also, the professional makeup case was great and comprehensive - with an airbrush gun, compressor, all necessary brushes and a range of products for all skin types and tones.
Most of all, I was genuinely impressed with Amy's passion for artistic expression. I cannot emphasize enough how valuable it was for me to experience a "real world setting" at the end of the course. I am so grateful that Amy went out of her way to arrange for models to come to the studio for three professional photo shoots. I audited a few other LA makeup schools where students practice solely on their fellow classmates and end up with just a few "point and shoot" pictures in their portfolios at the end of a costly course. In contrast, Amy invited real models and used professional equipment (with all the bells and whistles). Her talent as an experienced photographer and contacts with a professional photo lab helped us create impressive customized portfolios. It was definitely beyond my expectations to have both editorial onsite and fashion location photos in my portfolio.
This turned out to be a really lengthy review, but Amy and her Award Studio deserve every single word of praise!
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